Live-Action Yu Yu Hakusho Series Reveals Kanata Hongo as Hiei

Third main cast member visual is on display for Netflix's adaptation

Following up on the reveal of Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke Urameshi and Jun Shison as Kurama, we now have our third principal cast member for the live-action Yu Yu Hakusho series. Netflix's take on Yoshihiro Togashi's classic Shonen Jump manga is currently penciled in for a December 2023 premiere, and you can get an idea of what they're going for with Hiei in the latest visual.


Kanata Hongo (Armin Arlert in the live-action Attack on Titan, Envy in the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist) will be taking on the role of Hiei.


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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). 


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Yu Yu Hakusho is set to launch on Netflix all at once in December 2023. The original TV anime adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho is streaming here on Crunchyroll.


Source: Netflix Anime




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