Ranked #121


Alternative Titles

English: Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files
Synonyms: Yu Yu Hakusho, Ghost Fighter, Poltergeist Report, YuYu Hakusho
Japanese: 幽☆遊☆白書


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


Score: 8.461 (scored by 82,013 users)
Ranked: #1212
Popularity: #195
Members: 149,667
Favorites: 6,727
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Urameshi, Yuusuke
Urameshi, Yuusuke
Sasaki, Nozomu
Sasaki, Nozomu
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Ogata, Megumi
Ogata, Megumi
Nakahara, Shigeru
Nakahara, Shigeru
Kuwabara, Kazuma
Kuwabara, Kazuma
Chiba, Shigeru
Chiba, Shigeru


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

More episodes Episodes(112/112)

Episode Title Aired
1 Surprised to be Dead
Shindara Odoroita (死んだらオドロいた)
Oct 10, 1992
2 Koenma of the Spirit Realm! A trial Towards Resurrection.
Reikai no Koenma! Fukkatsu e no Shiren (霊界のコエンマ! 復活への試練)
Oct 17, 1992
3 Kuwabara in a Corner! A Man's Oath.
Oitsumerareta Kuwabara! Otoko no Chikai (追いつめられた桑原! 男の誓い)
Oct 24, 1992
4 Requirements for Lovers
Atsuki Honoo! Koibito no Kizuna (熱き炎! 恋人のきずな)
Oct 31, 1992
5 Yuusuke's Back
Yuusuke Fukkatsu! Aratanaru Shimei (幽助復活! 新たなる使命)
Nov 7, 1992

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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Nov 4, 2015
Yu yu hakusho: ghost files

Story: we start off with a young delinquent boy who dies protecting a child and in turn gets another chance at life. Only if he becomes a detective for the spirit world. At first glance yyh dosent have a distinct story but its more so a tale of humans and demons. Why do demons kill humans? How evil are himans? Whose really the bad guy?

Art and sound: there isn't anything too special about the art but it has that distinct 90s look and feel to it. The characters designs are all great for the most part. The sound is one read more
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May 24, 2015
Yu Yu Hakusho is an old school anime that was once on Cartoonnetworks adult swim and toonami block as well and that's how I first encounter this show on cartoonnetwork and also the commercials for the show on funimations dragon ball z tapes.

Plot: The story is about this angry 14 year delinquent boy named Yusuke Urameshi. Who is a terrible student and has no friends expect for his girlfriend Keiko Yukimura who tries to guide yusuke in the right direction but can be handful even for her. He also has no father or mature adult male figure to look up to read more
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Sep 23, 2015
As of writing, it's been 24 years since Yu Yu Hakusho first made its appearance in Weekly Shonen Jump. 1990. Doesn't really seem that old, does it? It would only take two years later for the hit series's anime adaptation to start airing. In a rare turn of events, the Yu Yu Hakusho anime is not only an adaptation of a sizable manga but is also of an older era, and yet it's an uncommon breed of battle shonen anime adaptations that follows the entire manga very faithfully and reaches about the same conclusion. It really was/is a miracle, so let's get the fact that read more
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Sep 18, 2014
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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