Netflix is ​​digging deep for its next live-action anime

Netflix is ​​looking to expand its Japanese offerings on its service by adding more anime as well as live-action shows. One of them becomes one live-action Yu Yu Hakusho series coming in 2023.

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

Best new anime to watch (fall season 2021)

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

The recently announced live-action titles are:

  • Love Like The Falling Petals Movie (March 23, 2022)
  • Love is Blind: Japan (February 2022)
  • Last One Standing (without manuscript, 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 movie (no date)
  • Gundam movie (no date)

Some recently announced anime series are also coming:

  • 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’ve already seen a picture of Netflix’s live-action Mobile Suit Gundam movie, which features the RX-78-2 model on fire. As for the anime announcements, Tiger & Bunny only made its anime debut in 2011, so it’s exciting to see it reappear a decade later. Ultraman’s legacy dates 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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