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‘Ghost Fighter’: Netflix announces live action series

"Yu Yu Hakusho", whose anime version was localized in the Philippines as "Ghost Fighter", will be adapted into a live action Netflix series. Image credit: Netflix
Image credit: Netflix

The legendary hit manga “Yu Yu Hakusho“, whose anime was localized in the Philippines as “Ghost Fighter”, will be adapted into a live action series on Netflix.

Originally serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump (published by Shueisha as part of the Jump Comics line) for four years from 1990, “Yu Yu Hakusho” was later adapted into an anime series that aired from 1992 to 1995.

‘Ghost Fighter’ popularity

In the Philippines, “Ghost Fighter” gained legions of fans when it first aired on IBC, and years later on GMA Network. The English dub for the Philippines also localized the names of the characters, including changing Yusuke’s name to Eugene.

With a vast vision that straddles the worlds of humans, spirits, and demons, the colorful and charming characters take on a series of challenges in this fantasy adventure series. The manga series is still talked about among its fans even after ending over a quarter of a century ago. A legendary manga that transfixed young men and women in the 90s, “Yu Yu Hakusho” will now be produced as a live action Netflix Original Series on an unprecedented scale.  

The story revolves around Yusuke Urameshi, a high school student who spends his days getting into fights. One day, he dies in an accident while trying to protect a young child.

As he grapples with the fact that he is looking down on his dead body, a woman named Botan who calls herself a guide to the spirit world relays to him the shocking truth: no one expected a delinquent like Yusuke to die performing an act of goodness, and there was no place for him in either heaven or hell.

Thus, Yusuke is given a chance to be revived, and after passing his trial, he becomes an Underworld Detective. From there, Yusuke quickly becomes entwined in a mystery that envelops the human, demon, and spirit worlds.

Are you excited to watch this live action series on Netflix?