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Netflix's Yu Yu Hakusho and what you need to know!

In the Netflix live-action version of the wildly famous Japanese manga Yu Yu Hakusho, Shuhei Uesugi has been cast as Kazuma Kuwabara. This comes after Takumi Kitamura (Yusuke Urameshi) and Kanata Hong (Hiei) were cast exclusively by IGN, adding further names to our long list of show protagonists.

Along with Yusuke Urameshi, Kurama, and Hiei, Kazuma, who goes by the last name Kuwabara, is one of the series' key characters. He is Hiei's twin sister Yukina's younger brother, Shizuru Kuwabara, and he aspires to be her lover. Kuwabara, who is close friends with Urameshi, is the second-hardest student and a self-described punk at Sarayashiki Junior High School. He always tries to overtake Urameshi as the toughest student but usually falls short.

Based on the iconic Japanese manga of the same name, which was first printed in Weekly Shonen Jump (distributed by Shueisha as Jump Comics) beginning in 1990, the series was first released in Japan. The manga is regarded as a fan favorite and has sold more than 50 million copies in Japan alone (we named its anime version one of the finest of all time). The updated version of the 1990 manga, in which a young kid named Yusuke dies and starts a new life as an underworld investigator, will be presented in the adaptation.

With a script by Tatsuro Mishima, the adaptation is being directed by Shô Tsukikawa (You Shine in the Moonlight, My Teacher, My Love). Takumi Kitamura (Yusuke Urameshi), Kanata Hong (Hiei), and Jun Shison, who will portray an unspecified character, are already part of the cast (online speculation points to Youko Kurama.)

Producer of the program Akira Morii also worked on the blockbuster Netflix movie Alice in Borderland from 2020 and handled site management for Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill: Vol. 1.

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