“Ghost Fighter,” classic 90s anime and the inspiration behind *that* meme, is apparently coming to Netflix real soon.
Don’t believe me? “Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files,” which is how it’s known outside the Philippines, already has an albeit blank title card on the site—something Netflix makes when it’s prepping to add a new title. Some have noticed that the card also says that it’s coming on Jun. 26, though that might depend on your account; that information doesn’t show up on mine.
The show, which itself is an adaptation of a manga, follows a teenage delinquent named Yusuke (who in my heart will always be known as Eugene from the Tagalog dub) who dies in the first episode and gets resurrected in exchange of becoming an underworld ghost detective. Wild, I know. It’s a pretty fun show where the plot doesn’t matter as much as the underlying current of friendship and, well, monster and ghost-fighting.
“Ghost Fighter” is such a beloved show to all kids who grew up with the Tagalog dub shown on GMA every weekday afternoon. I know that turning on the TV to catch it after school was a ritual in my home, at least. (It also got me into the art commission game early—I loved it so much I asked a friend to draw me Alfred and Eugene in exchange for what I think was P20 and some candy.)
I’m not going to lie, it might be weird to watch this show and not hear their Tagalog voices after all this time, but I’ll take what I can get.