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Netflix’s live action Yu Yu Hakusho series is set to feature Shuhei Uesugi as Kazuma Kuwabara!
Uesugi’s previous live action roles include Hajime Kujo in One Week Friends and Shinichiro Kazama in My Boyfriend in Orange.
He will be joining previously announced cast members Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, and Kanata Hongo, who will play Yusuke Urameshi, Kurama, and Hiei respectively.
Created by Yoshihiro Togashi, Yu Yu Hakusho began in 1990 as a manga serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump. The story follows a 14-year-old delinquent named Yusuke Urameshi, who suffers an untimely death but ultimately comes back to life as an “Underworld Detective” who must investigate supernatural shenanigans.
The manga has been adapted into a TV anime spanning over 100 episodes, as well as multiple OVAs and anime films. However, the upcoming Netflix series is its first live action adaptation.
Netflix’s live action Yu Yu Hakusho series will premiere worldwide in December 2023.
Source: Netflix Japan Twitter