News culture Netflix: after Cowboy Bepop, a new live action adaptation announced
This time it is a work by Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter) which will go from drawing to reality: Yū Yū Hakusho. A rather unexpected announcement which puts back on the front of the stage a manga which is little known today and yet very influential.
A new challenger in live action
Netflix has been capitalizing on Japanese culture for a while now. No wonder when we see the enthusiasm that the latter arouses, especially in France. The organizers of this weekend’s Paris Manga have also discovered it at their expense … A fascination that benefits Netflix and its rich catalog of anime. Among Hunter x Hunter, Naruto, Parasite, Death Note, Demon Slayer or Yū Yū Hakusho, There is something for every taste. The platform is also of particular interest to the latter.
It’s this summer, almost 30 years after its first broadcast, that Netflix had hosted the adaptation of Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga in its catalog. Obviously eager to go further, she has just announced the production of its own adaptation, this time in live action. The series should see the light of day in December 2023.
Welcome to the spirit world.
Based on the legendary manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, YU YU HAKUSHO – the live action series – arrives December 2023! pic.twitter.com/Wyu4RNiXo1
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2021
Yū Yū Hakusho … Kesako?
The name might not ring a bell to you, but aside from the fact that this manga is the work of Yoshihiro Togashi, this is a major series. Inspired by Dragon Ball and Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure, Yū Yū Hakusho was one of the most popular manga of the 90s and established its creator as one of the leading figures in Japanese culture. It will in turn inspire other works, notably the current phenomenon Jujutsu Kaisen. And yet, in France, the animated does not really cause a sensation. Big absent from Club Dorothée, it will be necessary to wait until the beginning of the 2000s to see it on our screens. But difficult to find a place in front of the behemoths who arrived in France a few years earlier …
So what is it all about? Yū Yū Hakusho forwards us the story of a fourteen-year-old thug, Yusuke Urameshi, whose fate changes dramatically when he decides to sacrifice himself to save a little boy from an accident. Yes but now, his sacrifice was in vain. This little boy was not supposed to die and would have survived the accident anyway. The kingdom of the dead is thus very annoyed by this unexpected death. The only possible solution? Bring Yusuke back to life so that he becomes, in spite of himself, a detective in the spirit world. Dangerous quests and ghostly encounters will follow, but we won’t say more here so as not to spoil you. Cause if you’ve never read or seen Yū Yū Hakusho, we can only advise you to devour this shonen on DNA or Netflix.
Through meakaya, Writing jeuxvideo.com