LOOK: 'Ghost Fighter' live-action series introduces 2 more cast members | Inquirer Entertainment

LOOK: ‘Ghost Fighter’ live-action series introduces 2 more cast members

/ 02:49 PM July 20, 2022
Ghost Fighter Kanata Hongo, Shuhei Uesugi

“Ghost Fighter” cast members Kanata Hongo and Shuhei Uesugi (Image: Twitter/@NetflixAnime)

The live-action series adaptation of “Yu Yu Hakusho,” known as “Ghost Fighter” in the Philippines, has revealed two more cast members after initial announcements earlier this week.

The streaming service Netflix gave fans a glimpse of Japanese actors Kanata Hongo and Shuhei Uesugi, who will play Hiei (Vincent) and Kazuma Kuwabara (Alfred), via a series of posts on its Twitter page on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19.


The two will be joining earlier-confirmed cast members Takumi Kitamura and Jun Shison, who will be portraying Yusuke Urameshi (Eugene) and Kurama (Dennis).

“Yu Yu Hakusho,” based on the hit 1990s manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, was adapted into an anime series in 1992. Its live-action adaptation series was first announced in 2020.

Japanese director Sho Tsukikawa will be directing the live-action series while Tatsurō Mishima is writing the script, as per Anime News Network yesterday, July 19.

The series tells the story of teenager Yusuke Urameshi who died after trying to save a child and ends up serving as a Spirit Detective who solves cases involving demons in the human world.  /ra


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