After confirming the name of the actor who is expected to play the main character of the live-action Yu Yu Hakusho, Netflix used its social media to tease the public with an official image of Takumi Kitamura as Yusuke Urameshi.
In addition, the streaming platform also confirmed that the series in live-action manga based on release in December 2023.
Check it out below:
Takumi Kitamura will be our Yusuke Urameshi ✨ pic.twitter.com/kYlXvhHhxY
— netflixbrasil (@NetflixBrasil) July 16, 2022
An interesting detail of the photo is that Netflix should keep a main feature of the character: the green uniform with the hair up forming a big topknot.
Of course, the platform is set to continue teasing fans of the manga with details of the live-action series over the next few months.
That’s why it’s always good to keep an eye on the company’s Twitter and here on TechMarkup!
Original text (07/15/22)
Yu Yu Hakusho: Netflix Reveals Live-Action Series Lead Actor
Netflix is very committed to being successful with live-action adaptations of famous anime. In addition to Cowboy Bebop, Death Note and One Piece, the streaming giant is also working on a series based on Yu Yu Hakusho.
This week, the platform revealed the actor who will play Yusuke Yurameshi in the production.
According to Variety, the main paranormal detective in the live-action version of Yu Yu Hakusho will be played by Takumi Kitamura. The series is slated to debut on Netflix in late 2023. This isn’t the first anime character the actor has played, as he played Hanagaki Takemichi in the Tokyo Revenges adaptation.
Kazutaka Sakamoto will executive produce the Netflix series, with Akira Morii taking on the role of producer and Sho Tsukikawa as director.
Kitamura’s confirmation in the role of Yusuke Urameshi isn’t much of a surprise, as he had already appeared in behind-the-scenes photos of the recordings.
Yu Yu Hakusho was created by Yoshihiro Togashi, the same mangaka responsible for Hunter x Hunter. While Togashi is gearing up to return to the stories of Gon and his friends with new chapters of his manga, we don’t know if he also plans to return to Yusuke.
So, looking forward to these Netflix adaptations?
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