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August 18, 2022

Netflix’s Yu Yu Hakusho live-action TV show casts Shuhei Uesugi as Kazuma Kuwabara

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Shuhei Uesugi in his role as Kuwabara. Photo credit: Netflix

On July 16, 2022, Netflix Anime posted a poster for the upcoming Yu Yu Hakusho live-action on Twitter. And on July 20th, 2022 we now have our four main characters and to say fans are less than pleased is an understatement.

As a long-time Yu Yu Hakusho fan, I understand that. My complaints, however, aren’t related to the cast. Shuhei Uesugi will play Kazuma Kuwabara and he has extensive television and film experience.

Yu Yu Hakusho’s live-action will mark his first work on a Netflix project, and we wish the cast and crew the best of luck. However, my complaints relate solely to the visuals that Netflix shared.

If you haven’t seen the anime or read the manga, be warned that this article will contain mild spoilers. Alongside some guesswork as to what might happen in the live-action season one, let’s focus on the man.

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Key visual for upcoming live-action Yu Yu Hakusho. Photo credit: @datosjam.net.pe

Who is Shuhei Uesugi?

Uesugi was born on May 18, 1992 in Tokyo and according to Wikipedia his first TV appearance was in 2015. The character he played was Rui Nikaido in Hotel Concierge on TBS Network.

Since then, Uesugi has starred in 10 television series with at least two shows per year except for 2019 where none is listed and he has appeared in two series again in 2020. In addition, Uesugi has appeared in seven films, with his most recent role being Shin’ichiro Kazama in My Friend in Orange in 2022.

Who is Kazuma Kuwabara?

Kuwabara is Yusuke’s rival and the second strongest bully in her school. He is 14 at the start of the series and was born with the ability to sense spirits.

As Yusuke becomes a Spirt detective, Kuwabara is mistaken for and attacked by supernatural beings. So he decides to find someone to train him and ends up developing a spirit sword.

Kuwabara’s abilities evolve over time to be different from Yusuke’s while being similar. He has 1950s pompadour-style red-orange hair and is also the tallest in our top group.

Now you might think I’m being picky, but I assure you that’s not what this is because there’s no reason they can’t get Kuwabara’s hairdo right. A stage play adaptation in 2019 got all the characters right!

And the live action of Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable did a good job with the crazy hairstyles. Kuwabara’s hairstyle isn’t that difficult to pull off, and it’s frustrating to see one of his characteristics being ignored.

Kuwabara is a punk with a good heart. However, at this point I would prefer to see an actor wearing a wig. When cosplayers pull it off, there’s no excuse for a TV production from one of the top streaming services to change a character’s design.

How long will the first season last?

The anime has 112 episodes, but unlike most anime, Yu Yu Hakusho didn’t have traditional seasons. Instead, it aired year-round in Japan, with space for special events like sports.

The seasons focused on the length of the story sagas and were split into individual box sets as seasons. For example, the first season includes episodes 1-25 and is called The Spirit Detective Saga.

Season 2 is The Dark Tournament Saga Episodes 26-66, Season 3 is The Chapter Black Saga Episodes 67-94 and Season 4 is The Three Kings Saga Episodes 95-112. Will the live action have 25 episodes?

Depending on the length of the live-action episodes, it could be fewer, but it could still stretch as far as the Dark Tournament Saga. If you look at the second image below left for Hiei’s corner, you can see bandages on his arm.

Longtime fans will know that Hiei doesn’t have until The Dark Tournament. If Netflix gets their cards right and doesn’t mess up the CG effects, pace the show, leave the ’90s humor intact, and give us a remix of Smile Bomb to milk the nostalgia.

Then we might have a decent adjustment. Cross your fingers and pray that the trailer will be good. Netflix Anime has been dropping images for the past week, so a trailer should be here soon.

We hope they keep Konema as a baby in season one. Not just for the comedy, but the story has him that way for a reason.



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