Enraged ‘YU YU Hakusho’ Fans Threaten to Storm Netflix Headquarters Over the New Live-Action Series

Enraged ‘YU YU Hakusho’ Fans Threaten to Storm Netflix Headquarters Over the New Live-Action Series

Anime is one of the most popular genres on Netflix. Netflix has progressed from manga to anime and from anime to live-action series. It has created many live-action series, including Deathnote, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, and Cowboy Bebop. After the success of these, Netflix has once again decided to make a live-action version of one of the most famous animes of all time—YuYu Hakusho. The anime is already available on Netflix.

But are fans okay with Netflix’s decision? We have the answer for you!

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What’s Yu Yu Hakusho about? Details on the Netflix adaptation

The series is about a teen criminal named Yusuke Urameshi, who is hit by a car while trying to save a child’s life. In his afterlife, the ruler of the spirit world, Koenma, and Botan call him the Spirit Detective. Later, it becomes his job to look into cases involving demons and ghosts.

Yusuke and his friends, Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei, who are also the main characters of the story, go on a trip. As the series progresses, it moves away from being a detective story and becomes more of a fight story.

The anime is currently streaming on Netflix. However, the streamer had greenlit the live-action adaptation of the anime. Thus, recently, Netflix Anime’s Twitter handle shared the first look poster of the adaptation along with revealing the actors playing two major roles: Yusuke Urameshi and Kurama, with a promise of more cast reveals in the coming days.

Japanese actor Takumi Kitamura will be playing the main protagonist of Yu Yu Hakusho, Yusuke Urameshi. Kitamura is known for his roles in Tokyo Revengers, Let Me Eat Your Pancreas, and Love Me, Love Me Not. Aside from acting, he also dabbles in music and modelling.

Jun Shison will be playing Youko Kurama, another protagonist of the show. He is part of the D-BOYS actors group and made his acting debut in 2011 with a stage musical, The Prince of Tennis.

Are fans appreciating this adaptation?

While fans have appreciated some of the live-action adaptations in the past, they don’t seem to be okay with this decision by Netflix. Right after Netflix tweeted the news, the whole comment section was flush with comments. One fan even threatened to storm Netflix’s headquarters.

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Overall, fans are quite unhappy with this decision by Netflix, and they don’t want it to disturb the original form of this classic in any way. However, Netflix is going to make it anyway. We’ll have to wait and see if anything else changes. Until then watch Yu Yu Hakusho on Netflix.

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