Jun Shison will be joining Takumi Kitamura in the live-action Yu Yu Hakusho series, which will stream on Netflix in 2023. Shison is playing Yoko Kurama, one of the main protagonists that were teased in the previously revealed teaser poster.
Shison is a well-known actor and a musician. He recently voiced Hibiki in WIT Studio’s Bubble movie and he played Masa in The Way of the Househusband series and movie. He also starred as Kosuke Mikado in the live-action adaptation of The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window manga. A poster of Jun Shison as Yu Yu Hakusho’s Kurama has been revealed:
Yu Yu Hakusho is a manga by Yoshihiro Togashi (also known for the Hunter x Hunter series). It ran in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from December 1990 to July 1994. The story has been compiled into 19 volumes that were published in English by Viz Media. Viz Media describes the story as:
Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life…by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn’t know what to do with him, so it gave him a second chance at life. Now, Yusuke is a ghost with a mission, performing good deeds at the beshest of Botan, the spirit guide of the dead, and Koenma, her pacifier-sucking boss from the “other side.” But what strange things await him on the borderline between life and death?
The manga has a TV anime adaptation by studio Pierrot, which aired from 1992 to 1994, as well as multiple movies and OVAs.
Source: Netflix Japan