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Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yuu Yuu Hakusho, Ghost Fighter, Yu Yu Hakusho - Ghostfiles, Poltergeist Report, YuYu Hakusho
Japanese: 幽遊白書

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 112
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 1992 to Jan 7, 1995
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.441 (scored by 62645 users)
Ranked: #1292
Popularity: #184
Members: 108,629
Favorites: 5,156
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action comedy shounen supernatural

Synopsis

Urameshi Yusuke, 14 years of age, is about as troublesome and violent as teenagers come. He is constantly ditching school, causing trouble, and getting into numerous fights everyday. One day however, he does the unexpected, sacrificing himself to save a young child. Such an action, was never ever expected, especially coming from someone as troublesome as Urameshi Yusuke. The afterlife is not prepared for Yusuke, as they never thought he would make such a sacrifice. Nowhere to go, and dead, Yusuke becomes a ghost and must earn his way back into existence.

Yusuke is "employed" by Koenma, who is in charge while his father and ruler of the afterlife, King Enma, is away. Under Koenma's command, Yusuke helps to stop menacing demons that threaten the lives of people everywhere; whether by stealing priceless and invaluable items and destructive weapons, or by wreaking havoc on humans everywhere.

Throughout Yusuke's journey, he is usually joined by; his arch-rival, and local bully, Kuwabara Kazuma. He is also joined by two demons named Hiei and Kurama, whom are ex-convicts of the afterlife that managed to escape from Koenma.

This group of unlikely allies goes on to participate and struggle in battles that have outcomes that determine the fate of humanity!

Yu Yu Hakusho is created by popular mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi, who is also responsible for creating the acclaimed and much-loved series known as Hunter X Hunter. Yu Yu Hakusho also managed to surpass Dragon Ball Z in ratings during its TV run.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Yu Yu Hakusho
Side story: Yu Yu Hakusho: The Golden Seal, Yu Yu Hakusho: Meikai Shitou Hen - Honoo no Kizuna, Yu Yu Hakusho: Mu Mu Hakusho
Summary: Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho, Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho II
Sequel: Yu Yu Hakusho Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Kurama
Kurama
Main
Burgmeier, John
English
Burgmeier, John
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
...
Hiei
Hiei
Main
Huber, Chuck
English
Huber, Chuck
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Japanese
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
...
Kuwabara, Kazuma
Kuwabara, Kazuma
Main
Sabat, Christopher
English
Sabat, Christopher
Chiba, Shigeru
Japanese
Chiba, Shigeru
...
Urameshi, Yusuke
Urameshi, Yusuke
Main
Cook, Justin
English
Cook, Justin
Sasaki, Nozomu
Japanese
Sasaki, Nozomu
...

Staff

Cook, Justin
Producer, ADR Director
Kimura, Kyotaro
Producer
Watson, Barry
Producer
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director



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Sep 18, 2014
EpicBlargman
Probably one of the greatest Anime's ever made in my personal opinion. It is a timeless classic that really stands out. This was the second anime I ever watched back in the day thanks to Toonami. Here is my thoughts and opinions on Yu Yu Hakusho.

Story/Plot: Yu Yu Hakusho’s setting is in Japan. It tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi who was hit by a car while trying to save a child’s life. Now Yusuke has to survive ordeals and investigate cases concerning apparitions and demons all while trying to get his life back. Yusuke gets new found powers and has to defend spirit read more
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Jul 7, 2008
ensatsu-ken
Alright, I'll start off by saying that I'm no longer a big fan of fighting-based anime. However, I do still enjoy the ones which are well done, as well as some of the classics. That said, if you really don't like fighting anime of any sort, even if its one which has a decent or really good story, then don't bother reading this review, because I can already tell you that this anime is most likely not for you.

Anyways, for those of you who do like a well constructed fighting/action anime, Yu Yu Hakusho is an outstanding show in this category, overall. Yes, it is read more
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Recommendations

spirit detective.. supernatural stuff and offcorse monsters and demons that is not possible to see by us. so yeah both show have them in common not to forget comedy, and other stuff
Both are shônen with really strong characters, spiritual powers and vast increments of power.

Opening Theme

"Hohoemi no Bakudan" by Matsuko Mawatari

Ending Theme

#01: "Homework ga Owaranai" by Matsuko Mawatari (eps 1-29)
#02: "Sayonara bye bye" by Matsuko Mawatari (eps 30-59)
#03: "Unbalance na Kiss wo Shite" by Hiro Takahashi (eps 60-83)
#04: "Taiyou ga Mata Kagayaku Toki" by Hiro Takahashi (eps 84-102)
#05: "Daydream Generation" by Matsuko Mawatari (eps 103-111)
#06: "Hohoemi no Bakudan" by Matsuko Mawatari (ep 112)
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