“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.

“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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