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Yu Yu Hakusho Premiere Date Released

Yu Yu Hakusho

Good or Bad, Fans Are Anxious

Yoshirio Togashi fans have seemingly had a good month as the legendary mangaka has returned to working on his acclaimed series, HunterXHunter. Depending on the viewer, this will either sound like good news or bad news as a premiere date for Netflix’s live adaption of Yu Yu Hakusho has been announced.

Five Years In The Making

After five years in production, Netflix’s Yu Yu Hakusho has been slated to premiere on December 14, 2023. Directed by Sho Tsukikawa, the live action series will star Takumi Kitamura as the iconic spirit detective, Yusuke Urameshi. Production for the live-action adaptation initially started production around 2018. Part of the reason for the long production time certainly has to do with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is still fresh in the minds of everyone around the world. Especially those in the entertainment industry. After all, stories of actors and production crew catching COVID-19 and halting filming are nothing new. Many films around the world were delayed or straight-up canceled because of this.

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Can Lightning Strike Twice? 

There is mounting pressure on Netflix as the question on many fans’ minds is whether or not the platform can succeed with another adaptation. Many viewers were skeptical of the live-action adaptation of One Piece before its release but were pleasantly surprised when the series was released. This comes after a long list of failed attempts at live-action adaptations, including Cowboy Bepop, another beloved anime series that failed to meet fan expectations, to say the least. Many fans still believe that One Piece was a fluke on the part of Netflix. While Yu Yu Hakusho has been under production for five years and is reportedly using the same production approach as One Piece, it remains to be seen whether or not Netflix can strike gold two times in a row. If so, there may be a possibility of further adaptations of other beloved series down the line, so fingers crossed.

Yu Yu Hakusho is set to stream on Netflix on December 14, 2023.

Yu Yu Hakusho (1992) Official Funimation Trailer

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