Well, this is a big help on context!
Last week, we reported that Yu Yu Hakusho will receive a new animation project. We now have a few more details on the project.
Studio Pierrot hosted a booth at this year’s Jump Festa. At their booth, Pierrot revealed that they will re-release Yu Yu Hakusho across four “25th Anniversary” Blu-Ray sets. The final set will include the new animated work.
The first set will hit retailers in July 28. The final set, which includes the new feature, will ship to retailers on October 26.
Megumi Ogata, who played Kurama in the original Yu Yu Hakusho took to Twitter at 11:00PM on December 17 to announce that she may return to play Kurama in the new series, and that she’s looking forward to the role.
「幽☆遊☆白書」25周年記念BD-BOXが全4巻で！最終巻には新作アニメ収録 – コミックナタリー https://t.co/J63UOqRW6C
— 緒方恵美@EARLY OGATA BEST5/30発売! (@Megumi_Ogata) December 18, 2017
Rough Translation: [Embargo Lifted] A new anime is in the works! …Well, I received an official notice, so I may be able to continue! (lol) I’d be really happy to play Kurama again, so look forward to it!
Yu Yu Hakusho is a 1992 series, which is based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga of the same name. Noriyuki Abe (Bleach, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) directed the project at Studio Pierrot, with the team of Minoru Yamazawa (eps. 1-19), Mari Kitayama (eps. 20-112), and Masaya Onishi (eps. 20-112) providing character designs. Yukiyoshi Ohashi (Ceres, Celestial Legend) was in charge of series composition for the project.
Funimation currently holds the home video rights for Yu Yu Hakusho, and streams the dub on FunimationNow. Crunchyroll describes the show as:
From cutting classes to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi is not your typical role model. In fact, this kid’s nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a talent for trouble. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it’s to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality.