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'Ghost Fighter / Yu Yu Hakusho' live-action series has been announced to be produced by Netflix Japan
December 16, 2020 at 12:23 PM PHT (GMT +8)
The official Twitter of streaming-giant Netflix Japan has announced on Wednesday that Yoshihiro Togashi's "Yu Yu Hakusho" (known as Ghost Fighter) will be receiving a live-action series adaptation to be produced by Netflix.
No other details were revealed as of writing.
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©Yu Yu Hakusho, Yoshihiro Togashi
(This post will be updated once new information comes.)
The live-action will be based on the Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 1990 to July 1994. The series consists of 175 chapters collected in 19 tankōbon volumes.
The series tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent who is struck and killed by a car while attempting to save a child's life. After a number of tests presented to him by Koenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld, Yusuke is revived and appointed the title of "Underworld Detective", with which he must investigate various cases involving demons and apparitions in the human world. The manga becomes more focused on martial arts battles and tournaments as it progresses. Togashi began creating Yu Yu Hakusho around November 1990, basing the series on his interests in the occult and horror films and an influence of Buddhist mythology.