More details on the staff were also confirmed
It's a while yet until the live-action Yu Yu Hakusho series drops on Netflix in December 2023, but the streamer is already getting ahead of the curve and announcing who will be playing the iconic characters thought up by legendary manga creator Yoshihiro Togashi. Yosuke was the first character announced today, with the rest to follow daily throughout the week. Some of the lead staff on the series were also revealed.
Playing Yosuke will be DISH// member Takumi Kitamura, who recently played Takemichi in the live-action Tokyo Revengers film.
Netflix teased the rest of the cast in a special poster:
Directing the Netflix Yu Yu Hakusho live-action series will be Sho Tsukikawa (Hibiki), with Tatsuro Mishima writing the scripts. The series will be produced at Robot Communications with Kazutaka Sakamoto, Director of Content Acquisition at Netflix, serving as executive producer and Teru Morii as producer (Alice in Borderland).
Yu Yu Hakusho is set to launch on Netflix all at once in December 2023. The originally adapted anime version of Yu Yu Hakusho is streaming here on Crunchyroll.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.