Hot off the success of One Piece, Netflix have announced that their live action adaptation of Yu Yu Hakusho will be coming to screens on December 14th. Based on the seminal manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, the series has taken 5 years to bring to the screen and utilises cutting edge visual effects from renowned Hollywood studio Scanline VFX, Netflix have assembled a global team of talent to bring the beloved series to life.
From the Press Release:
Utilizing a unique global one-team production strategy that spanned both Japan and the United States—the same approach to adapt the acclaimed “ONE PIECE” manga—Netflix took the same level of commitment to quality and authenticity in the live-action ONE PIECE to the production of Yu Yu Hakusho.
An international dream team was also assembled to bring the epic tale to the screen, tapping into the most advanced CG and VFX technologies from around the world. Known as “the most innovative VFX studio in the world” and lauded for their work on major Hollywood productions, Scanline VFX was instrumental in giving life to all the characters, both human and yokai (spirits), while delivering realistic battle action sequences.
Taking five years to complete the production of Yu Yu Hakusho, the team painstakingly ensured that the subtleties of every character’s emotions were accurately depicted in the adaptation. The fusion of state-of-the-art technology and a passion for staying true to the source material promises to make this adaptation a standout in the world of live-action anime.
Full details on the official Netflix site.