Yu Yu Hakusho on Netflix series review

Yu Yu Hakusho on Netflix: YU YU HAKUSHO on Netflix—a new Fantasy series from Japan! Packed with action, adventure, and laughs, this season brings you 5 episodes, each lasting an hour.

Yu Yu Hakusho on Netflix series review
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In this Japanese Netflix Fantasy, you’ll see loads of action and meet fascinating creatures, both human and supernatural. It all started as a comic (or manga, as the Japanese call it), and the show kicks off strong from the very beginning. If the trailer catches your eye, give it a go! It doesn’t take long to watch, with just five episodes in the season.

Yu Yu Hakusho on Netflix

Let’s dig into our Yu Yu Hakusho series review below. Season 1 drops on Netflix starting December 14, 2023.

A spirit detective and lots of monsters

The story revolves around Yusuke Urameshi, a young guy who’d rather skip school for a good fight. His life takes a wild turn when he saves a kid but ends up dying in the process. Not really a spoiler—it happens in the first scene. Yusuke then finds himself looking down at his own dead body, and yeah, that makes him pretty angry.

Then Botan, a lady, shows up and claims she’s his guide to the spirit world. Yusuke is ready to go, but there’s a tiny problem—the spirit world isn’t prepared for him.

No one expected Yusuke to die while doing something good. Despite his occasional grumpiness, he’s actually a pretty unselfish guy. But he has no patience for nonsense, something I can relate to. Unlike me, though, he gets into a lot of fistfights!

Now, with neither Heaven nor Hell ready for Yusuke, he gets a cool offer: become a Spirit Detective (or Underworld Detective) and help stop demons from sneaking into the human world. If he says yes, he gets a second shot at life to complete his mission.

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A live-action manga adventure

This new Netflix series is a fantasy tale inspired by Yoshihiro Togashi’s legendary manga. It’s like a live-action version of a manga, staying true to the original story.

If you’re into supernatural stories from Japan or South Korea, you’ll find some familiar stuff here. When humans get possessed by insect-like monsters, it’s like the zombies in Train to Busan—wild, feral, and unstoppable unless you take them down or get the monster out.

Sure, there’s a bunch of CGI, which might not be everyone’s cup of tea. But, like in Sweet Home, it fits right in since it’s all about creatures and monsters.

As a live-action manga, this series perfectly blends the cool visuals of the comic with the real-life action.

Watch season 1 of Yu Yu Hakusho on Netflix!

As I mentioned earlier, Yu Yu Hakusho is based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga, serialized from 1990 to 1994. Fans have been waiting for this live-action version for 30 years, and now it’s finally here, just in time for Christmas. It’s a great treat for manga and fantasy lovers, delivering all sorts of entertainment—from funny moments to action-packed scenes!

The first season has 5 hour-long episodes. IMDb might say there are six (as of when I’m writing this), but that’s a mistake. You’ll find five episodes on Netflix, and they’re each around 45 minutes to an hour. So, get ready for a series that’s perfect for a binge-watch session!

Yu Yu Hakusho season 1 is available on Netflix starting December 14, 2023. Enjoy the adventure!


  • Director: Sho Tsukikawa
  • Screenplay: Tatsuro Mishima
  • Based on the manga: Yoshihiro Togashi Yu Yu Hakusho (Shueisha Jump Comics)
  • 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
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