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2023.12.21

Netflix Live-Action Series ‘Yu Yu Hakusho’ is making the biggest global launch of a Japanese series ever

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Netflix Series "Yu Yu Hakusho", in association with THE SEVEN, is making the biggest global launch of a Japanese series ever

The Netflix series "Yu Yu Hakusho" has become the biggest global hit ever for a series from Japan and has swept the world in the first week since its global release on December 14. Not only did it debut at No. 1 in the Netflix Weekly Global Top 10 (non-English series), the eagerly anticipated new series debuted at the top of the Non-English series list with 7.7M views and comes #2 in the English and non-English series categories combined, making the biggest launch of a Japanese series ever. In addition, the series has been ranked in the "Today's Series Top 10" in 92 countries and regions around the world, including Japan, the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Brazil, India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The streaming for the premiere event was watched by 14,000 people at the same time, and the number of views exceeded 4 million (as of Dec 19), making it the most viewed live event in the history of Netflix Japan's event live distribution. The trend of Yu Yu Hakusho is expected to become even bigger worldwide toward the end of the year and the beginning of the new year.

(Netflix Newsroom in Japanese)

Project Details:

Based on the manga : Yoshihiro Togashi “Yu Yu Hakusho” (Shueisha Jump Comics)

● Director: Sho Tsukikawa

● Cast: Takumi Kitamura, Jun Shison, Kanata Hongo, Shuhei Uesugi, Sei Shiraishi, Kotone Furukawa, Ai Mikami, Hiroya Shimizu, Keita Machida, Meiko Kaji, Kenichi Takitoh, Goro Inagaki, Go Ayano

● Screenplay: Tatsuro Mishima

● VFX Supervisor: Ryo Sakaguchi (Scanline VFX)

● VFX Producer: Tomofumi Akahane (THE SEVEN)

● Post Production Supervisor: Norimasa Ishida (THE SEVEN)

● Executive Producer: Kaata Sakamoto (Netflix)

● Producer: Akira Morii (THE SEVEN)

● In Association with:THE SEVEN

● Production: ROBOT

● Produced by: Netflix

Click here to watch Yu Yu Hakusho on Netflix.