Netflix’s upcoming ‘YuYu Hakusho’ live-action series has begun filming in Japan

Netflix’s upcoming ‘YuYu Hakusho’ live-action series has begun filming in Japan

Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of the classic shonen manga series Yu Hakusho has reportedly started recording in Japan.

As translated by Twitter client YourAnimeGuy, a Japanese fan of the series tweeted that the Yu Hakusho live-action series started filming in their area. In the wake of posting a picture of a notice that apparently reports that filming for the series is happening nearby, the fan stated that apparently Netflix assembled a whole street-length shopping district to serve as a set.

In a later tweet, the original poster mentions that they saw saw actors wearing blue and green school uniforms, which match the color of the uniform worn by the manga’s hero Yusuke Urameshi, and could likewise be utilized to describe the uniforms worn by his classmates at Sarayashiki Junior High School.

The series will detailed star actor and pop idol Takumi Kitamura, who might be most popular to Western audiences as the star of the live-action film adaptation of Tokyo Revengers. The series was initially declared by Netflix in December 2020. Presently, the organization has not made any official declarations in regarding production or casting.

Yu Hakusho tells the story Yusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent who goes through his days ditching school and getting into fights. After uncharacteristically sacrificing himself to save a small child, Urameshi is allowed a second opportunity at life, if he consents to work in as a spirit detective. Guided by the reaper spirit Botan, Yusuke is tasked with investigating reports of malicious supernatural movement in the human world, and combatting the different demons and spirits he meets.

The first manga series by Yoshiro Togashi was originally published in Shonen Jump from 1990-1994, and is frequently credited close by Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball as perhaps the most persuasive shonen arrangement of the time. Indeed, even prior to being converted into different dialects, the Yu Hakusho manga figured out how to sell more than 50 million duplicates in Japan alone. The arrangement was adjusted into an anime in 1992, which was given an English confinement by Funimation in 2001. The anime aired as part of Cartoon Network’s mainstream Toonami block, where it developed a cult-following in the United States.

The Yu Hakusho live-action series from Netflix at present has no debut date. The anime is accessible for streaming on Funimation, Crunchyroll and Hulu.

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