Ahead of the eagerly awaited debut of Yu Yu Hakusho next week, the trailer is giving fans a taste of the groundbreaking visual effects that bring to life the intense battles between humans and demons, setting a new standard for live-action adaptations.
The five-episode series captures the essence of the original best-selling manga by incorporating supernatural elements in a way that appears realistic.
This was made possible through the collaboration with Scanline VFX, known for their work on major Hollywood productions.
To what extent CGI-characters can be shown close-up depends on the distance from the camera, whether there’s dialogue, and the facial expression, With Scanline VFX on board, we were able to reach higher than any other Japanese title and achieve a quality where the average viewer won’t be able to tell that CGI is actually CGI.”said visual effects director Tomofumi Akahane
The team made use of the latest performance capture technology, with 170 cameras filming the actors simultaneously in 360 degrees.
This allows director Sho Tsukikawa to choose the best angle afterward as if moving a single camera, resulting in realistic CG character assets that seamlessly interact with the live-action elements.
Yusuke Urameshi, who died saving a little boy, is sent back to Earth and becomes a detective of the spirit world to fight all the demons found on Earth.
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