Makers of the anime “Ghost Fighter” (Yu Yu Hakusho) gave a sneak peak of the upcoming original video animation (OVA), which will premiere in October. It was also made to celebrate the franchise’s 25th anniversary.
Several screengrabs from the upcoming “Ghost Fighter” OVA were released by Bandai Namco Arts as a teaser for fans. The OVA will debut at Toho Cinemas during the Anime Film Festival Tokyo 2018, which will will run from Oct. 6 to 22, according to a Bandai Namco Arts statement via Anime News Network.
This new installment to the “Ghost Fighter” franchise were adapted from the stories “Two Shot” and “All or Nothing” from the manga comic. “Two Shot” focuses on how Kurama (Dennis) and Hiei (Vincent) met, while “All or Nothing” has the main cast reunite to take care of a hostage crisis in the spirit world.
Most of the original staff from the TV anime returned to produce the OVA. This included director and story boarder Noriyuki Abe from studio Pierrot, the studio responsible for the anime series. Voice actors Nozomu Sasaki (Yusuke Urameshi/Eugene), Shigeru Chiba (Kazuma Kuwabara/Alfred), Megumi Ogata (Kurama/Vincent) and Nobuyuki Hiyama (Hiei/Vincent) also reprised their respective roles.
After the theater premiere, the OVA will be available on the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Box collection and will begin shipping on Oct. 26 in Japan.