“Ghost Fighter” gets live-action series on Netflix

The classic shounen anime series “Yu Yu Hakusho“, more popularly known in the Philippines as “Ghost Fighter” is getting a live-action series on Netflix.

Netflix contents acquisition director Kazutaka Sakamoto is the executive producer with Teru Morii as producer. ROBOT is producing the series alongside with the streaming giant.

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“Yu Yu Hakusho” is based on a manga series of the same name. It was written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.

It tells the story of Yusuke (known by Filipinos as Eugene), a teenage delinquent who is struck and killed by a car while attempting to save a child’s life. Yusuke is granted a second chance to return from the dead, in return, he must take on the job as a Spirit Detective.

The anime series was shown locally in the 90s. It is also currently streaming on Netflix.

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