Netflix revealed on Monday, January 8, 2024, that its live action series Yu Yu Hakusho had been in the top five worldwide non-English rankings for three weeks running. Additionally, Netflix disclosed that the show topped the list once more this week, securing its top ranking for the first two of the show’s three-week run.
In order to properly put these praise into context, Netflix also released some watch data for their Yu Yu Hakusho live action series during these three weeks. As of the time this article was published, there had been no announcement of a second season, but it is expected that one will come in the upcoming weeks due to the show’s success.
The live-action Yu Yu Hakusho series is an adaptation of the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. Togashi is also renowned for being the mangaka behind the adored Hunter x Hunter manga series, which has had several recent medical hiatuses.
The Yu Yu Hakusho live action series on Netflix is still at the top of the platform’s global non-English language rankings, as previously reported by Netflix’s most recent listings. Since its premiere, the series has held the top spot in the category for two weeks running and has consistently ranked among the top five.
The show received 2.6 million views in total between December 25 and December 31, with 11 million hours watched and an average runtime of 4 hours and 11 minutes at that time. The show received 6.2 million views in total between December 18 and 24, with 26.1 million hours watched and an average runtime of 4 hours and 11 minutes. After ranking number five in the first week of its release, the series is now the top pick in the aforementioned category.
Tatsuro Mishima wrote the screenplays for the series, which were directed by Sho Tsukikawa. The series was produced by TOHO Studios and Netflix in TOHO’s stage facilities in Tokyo, with Ryo Sakaguchi serving as the VFX supervisor. The two sides reached a deal in April 2021, with the Yu Yu Hakusho live action being the first show to appear on Tokyo stages.
The original manga ran from 1990 to 1994 before being released in English in 2002 through Viz Media’s Shonen Jump magazine. English print versions of all 19 books were ultimately made available. From 1992 to 1995, there was a television anime adaptation that led to the release of two features and two OVAs.
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