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Live-Action Yu Yu Hakusho Will Have Netflix Teaming Up with TOHO

TOHO Studios and Netflix have inked a deal so that Netflix can use some of TOHO’s stage facilities for projects. Their first project together will be the previously announced live-action adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho. It didn’t say when the project aims to be finished, but that it will stream worldwide on Netflix when it does.

Kazutaka Sakamoto and Akira Morii will produce, with Sakamoto working as executive producer. Sakamoto says that Yu Yu Hakusho has been part of his own life and promises that the best of the best in Japan and elsewhere will be tapped for this project.

The manga originally ran from 1990 to 1994.

Source: Anime News Network


Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, and its sequel, Manga Art for Intermediates, with professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.