Netflix’s Yu Yu Hakusho Reveals First Look at Hiei

Netflix is something however secretive about its love of anime. Over the previous few years, the streaming service has put large cash into anime, and the funding has paid dividends. From unique licenses to authentic sequence, Netflix has an anime for everybody, and that doesn’t even contact upon its live-action variations. And as work continues on its Yu Yu Hakusho present, followers have been given their first look at Hiei.

The piece comes from Netflix Japan as you may see under. The profile hit up followers on Twitter to share how Hiei will look in his live-action debut. And as you may see, actor Hongo Kanata will convey the dark-haired fighter to life on the display screen.

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As you may inform, Hiei has some placing blue eyes on this shot, and they’re as pale as you’d count on from the hero. With his white headband in place, Hiei is rocking a gravity-defying coiffure, and Kanata is pulling off the character’s high-neck high with ease.

Now, in case you are not aware of Kanata, the Japanese actor has been within the game since 2002 with tv and movie roles. The actor bought his large break after being forged as Ryoma Echizen within the live-action Prince of Tennis motion pictures. Since then, the actor has gone on to play Armin Arlert within the Attack on Titan live-action trilogy and Shin in Nana 2. Kanata has additionally offered his voice for anime sequence up to now, and now, the star guarantees to convey Hiei to life in a approach Yu Yu Hakusho followers have by no means seen earlier than.

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If you aren’t aware of Yu Yu Hakusho‘s live-action plans, you need to know Netflix Japan signed off on the venture some years in the past. The sequence seems to be in post-production now, and its first character posters started dropping days in the past. As such, followers have realized Yusuke can be performed by Takumi Kitamura whereas Kurama is overseen by Jun Shison.

What do you consider this tackle Hiei? Are you liking Netflix’s imaginative and prescient for Yu Yu Hakusho to this point? Share your ideas with us within the feedback part under or hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB.