Has Yu Yu Hakusho been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

The journey of Netflix and Japanese dramas has not been as smooth sailing as it has been for Korean dramas. However, with the advent of live-action adaptations of popular manga and anime, the genre of Japanese dramas is seeing a lot of popularity lately. 

Yu Yu Hakusho comes right after the success of the live-action drama – One Piece and is another live-action show that is based on a manga and an anime of the same name. The show has five hour-long episodes that are packed with elaborate fight scenes, magical realism and various supernatural elements that keep you hooked to the screen.

Now that the show has been aired completely, you may be wondering if Yu Yu Hakusho has been renewed or cancelled. Well, wonder no more! Here’s what we know about a renewal:


What is Yu Yu Hakusho Season 1 about?

The show follows the story of Yusuke Urameshi, a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life. After dying while saving a little kid from a speeding car, Yusuke Urameshi is given a second chance at life when the Spirit World doesn’t know what to do with him.

Now, he is reincarnated with a mission who perform good deeds for Botan, the Grim Reaper and Koenma, the Junior King of the Spirit World after the Human World is attacked by demonic creatures known as the Yokai.

We have ongoing coverage of Yu Yu Hakusho across the site including recaps for all episodes as well as a full season review. You can find those HERE!


Has Yu Yu Hakusho been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, Netflix has not renewed Yu Yu Hakusho for season 2. Given the popularity of the show over the weeks and the progression of the original manga and anime, many fans will want this show to be renewed for a follow-up season.

The show is based on a Manga which was later adapted into an anime of the same name. Knowing that Season 1 of Netflix’s Yu Yu Hakusho covers 2 out of the 4 seasons of the original anime adaptation, we can expect the show to be renewed for a follow-up season. We predict that Yu Yu Hakusho will be renewed for Season 2.

We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available though.


What we know about season 2 so far:

Seeing how Season 1 was based on two series of the anime adaptation, it is likely that if Netflix were to announce a follow-up season, it would be based on Seasons 3 and 4, the remaining two seasons of the anime. From where the story is going, Yusuke and his team could have to enter the “Black Saga” where Yusuke battles with the former Spirit Detective – Shinobu Sensui. 

The upcoming season of the show could also cover the “Three Kings Saga” where Yusuke, Kurama and Hiei try to understand their place in the Demon World and assume a place of power, competing against one another.

With all things considered, not much can be said about the possible renewal of Yu Yu Hakusho given the way things end on a pretty conclusive note in this season. But based on everything in the original story from the manga, we hope for Yu Yu Hakusho to be renewed for a second season. 

We generally aim to update this page when more information becomes available.


Would you like to see Yu Yu Hakusho return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

3 thoughts on “Has Yu Yu Hakusho been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Id love to see more seasons, live actions doesnt have to completely follow the source materals it can have some new stories as well. Sometimes source material and some new stuff can be refreshing. But id love to see more seasons of yu yu hakusho for sure.

  2. I would love to see a season 2 of Yu Yu Hakusho!!!! The fight scenes in season 1 were legendary, and the characters had so much imagination!

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