Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Netflix digs deeper into the next live-action anime

Netflix seeks to expand its service in Japan by adding anime and live-action shows.One of them Live-action Yuyu Hakusho series that will appear in 2023..

The Yuyu Hakusho is a manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, and the anime series was produced by Studio Pierrot. It was after a young child named Yusuke Urameshi died after hitting a car in an attempt to save him. As a delinquent, this sudden and kind act gives him a chance to revive. After passing several tests in the afterlife, Yusuke becomes a mental detective and investigates paranormal phenomena on Earth.

The best new anime to watch (Autumn 2021 season)

In Japan, the Netflix Japan Media Arts Festival 2021 has already begun, and the company has announced several new live-action titles for its streaming service. They include:

The newly announced live-action titles are as follows.

  • A movie of love like falling petals (March 23, 2022)
  • Love Is Blind: Japan (February 2022)
  • Last One Standing (Unscripted Series, March 2022)
  • Toma Ikuta Documentary (Spring 2022)
  • Alice in Borderland Season 2 (2022)
  • First love series (2022)
  • Yu Yu Hakusho series (2023)
  • Once in a crime movie (no date)
  • Gundam movie (no date)

There are also some newly announced anime series coming:

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Stone Ocean (December 1, 2021)
  • Aggressive Retsuko Season 4 (December 16, 2021)
  • Orbital Children (January 28, 2022)
  • TIGER & BUNNY 2 (April 2022)
  • Bet Kegurui Twin (August 2022)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Edinburgh’s Resentment (2022)
  • Kotaro lives alone (2022)
  • Vampire in the garden (2022)
  • Ultraman Season 2 (2022)
  • Relaxing Theme Park Adventure (2022)
  • Detective Conan: Criminal Hanazawa and Detective Conan: Zero Tea Time (no date)

I’ve already seen images of Netflix’s live-action Mobile Suit Gundam movie with the RX-78-2 model burning. When it comes to anime announcements, TIGER & BUNNY first made their anime debut in 2011, so it’s exciting to see them reappearing 10 years later. Ultraman’s legacy dates back to the 1960s, when he got his anime series on Netflix in 2019.

George Jan is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter @ yinyangfooey