One awesome Yu Yu Hakusho cosplay has really made a deep cut and shined the spotlight on one of the best announcers ever seen in an anime, Koto! Yoshihiro Togashi’s original manga series is now in the midst of celebrating the 30th Anniversary of its anime adaptation, and that means it’s the perfect time to think back on just how influential of an action series it really is. Often held in high regard by many fans as one of the best ever, much of the reason why is the massive Dark Tournament arc that really changed everything from that point on.
The Dark Tournament arc really opened up Yu Yu Hakusho to a whole new world of characters each with compelling narratives of their own, and at the center of it all was the announcer Koto. Although she was bumped to a commentary position for the second half of the tournament, her spirit and focus really made her stand out among all the other announcers we’ve seen in anime over the years since. Now she’s been taken to a whole new level thanks to some awesome cosplay from artist @chameleahn_ on TikTok! Check it out below:
I’m so awkward in this video bc it was my first acting in this cosplay but I love Koto too much so here yall go #koto #kotocosplay #yyh #yyhcosplay #yuyuhakusho #yuyuhakushocosplay
♬ вы милые – я очень устала
We might actually get to see a live-action version of Koto someday as Netflix, TOHO, and ROBOT are currently working on a new live-action adaptation for Yu Yu Hakusho. Scheduled for a worldwide release some time next year, scheduled to release worldwide in December 2023, Netflix begins to describe their new Yu Yu Hakusho series as such:
“The manga revolves around Yusuke Urameshi, a junior high school student who spends his days getting into fights and dies in an accident while trying to protect a young child. As he grapples with the fact that he is looking down on his dead body, a woman named Botan, who calls herself a guide to the spirit world, relays to him the shocking truth: no one expected a delinquent like Yusuke to die performing an act of goodness, and there was no place for him in either heaven or hell.”
The synopsis continues with, “Thus, Yusuke is given a chance to be revived, and after passing his trial, he becomes an Underworld Detective. From there, Yusuke becomes entwined in a mystery that envelopes the human, demon and spirit worlds. The spectacular adventure of Yusuke will now become a live action series on Netflix.” But what are you hoping to see from the series’ live-action debut? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments!