Between 2017’s Death Note and this year’s critically acclaimed One Piece, it’s been a hit or miss for Netflix when it comes to live action anime adaptations. The latest one is YuYu Hakusho, whose supernatural scrimmages influenced 90s action manga. Yusuke Urameshi maintains that classic 90s delinquent with a heart of gold in the modern era now, and it’s easy to root for him because he shares the same intentions as anyone else would. The fights are fantastic, with Robot Communications at the helm, and the spirit world looks and feels so intriguing, even for viewers unfamiliar with the original story. However, with only five episodes, amounting to only five hours, it’s too short of a time to flesh out so many of the manga’s full ensemble. YuYu Hakusho might have the visuals, but fans of the original might be let down by the live action time spent with their favorite side characters.
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Actor: Ai Mikami, Go Ayano, Goro Inagaki, Hiroya Shimizu, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo, Keita Machida, Kenichi Takitoh, Kotone Furukawa, Meiko Kaji, Sei Shiraishi, Shuhei Uesugi, Takumi Kitamura