Yoshihiro Togashi’s (冨樫 義博) shonen manga Yu Yu Hakusho (幽☆遊☆白書) is confirmed to have a stage play adaptation this August in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Aichi.
A new visual showcases the main cast of the stage play, including Tsubasa Sakiyama (崎山つばさ) as Yusuke Urameshi (浦飯 幽助); Naoya Gomoto(郷本直也) as Kazuma Kuwabara (桑原 和真); Hiroki Suzuki (鈴木拡樹) as Kurama (蔵馬); Shōhei Hashimoto (橋本祥平) as Hiei (飛影); and Hirofumi Araki (荒木宏文) as Koenma (コエンマ).
Other cast include Mirai (未来) as Keiko Yukimura (雪村 螢子); Mio Kadoshima (角島美緒) as Atsuko Urameshi (浦飯 温子); Yuka Hirata(平田裕香) as Botan (ぼたん), Kenta Nitta (新田健太) as Gōki (剛鬼); and Elizabeth Marry (エリザベス・マリー) as Genkai (幻海). Playwright of Touken Ranbu (刀剣乱舞 ) Musical Chūji Mikasano (御笠ノ忠次) writes the script.
▍About Yu Yu Hakusho
Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.
The series tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage delinquent who is struck and killed by a car while attempting to save a child’s life. Due to his kindness, Koenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld, appoints Yusuke as “Underworld Detective” and revives his life. With the new responsibility, Yusuke has to investigate various cases involving demons and apparitions in the human world.
The manga was originally serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 1990 to July 1994. The series has a total of 19 tankōbon volumes. An anime adaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was released from October, 1992 to December, 1994.