Netflix is looking to expand its Japanese offerings on its service by adding more anime as well as live-action shows. One of them will be a live-action Yu Yu Hakusho series that will arrive in 2023.

Yu Yu Hakusho is a manga by Yoshihiro Togashi and the anime series was created by Studio Pierrot. It follows a young kid named Yusuke Urameshi who dies when he gets hit by a car trying to save a child. As a delinquent, this sudden act of kindness grants him a chance at revival. After passing a few tests in the Afterlife, Yusuke then becomes a spirit detective, investigating paranormal activities back on Earth.

In Japan, Netflix Japan Festival 2021 has already started, and the company has announced some more brand new live-action titles coming to the streaming service. They include:

The newly announced live-action titles are:

  • Love Like The Falling Petals film (March 23, 2022)
  • Love is Blind: Japan (February 2022)
  • Last One Standing (unscripted series, March 2022)
  • Toma Ikuta documentary (Spring 2022)
  • Alice in Borderland Season 2 (2022)
  • First Love series (2022)
  • Yu Yu Hakusho series (2023)
  • Once Upon a Crime film (no date)
  • Gundam film (no date)

Some newly announced anime series are coming too:

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean (December 1, 2021)
  • Aggretsuko Season 4 (December 16, 2021)
  • The Orbital Children (January 28, 2022)
  • Tiger & Bunny 2 (April 2022)
  • Kakegurui Twin (August 2022)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Grudge of Edinburgh (2022)
  • Kotaro Lives Alone (2022)
  • Vampire in the Garden (2022)
  • Ultraman Season 2 (2022)
  • Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure (2022)
  • Detective Conan: The Culprit Hanazawa and Detective Conan: Zero’s Tea Time (no date)

We already got to see an image of Netflix’s live-action Mobile Suit Gundam movie, which features the RX-78-2 model in flames. In terms of the anime announcements, Tiger & Bunny first got its anime debut in 2011, so it’s exciting to see it pop up again a decade later. Ultraman’s legacy goes all the way back to the 1960s, and it got an anime series on Netflix in 2019.

George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @yinyangfooey


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