Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho: Two Shots/Noru ka Soru ka

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Synonyms: Yuu Yuu Hakusho, YuYu Hakusho, Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho Specials
Japanese: 幽☆遊☆白書 完全新作アニメーション


Type: Special
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 26, 2018
Producers: Bandai Visual, Shueisha
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 15 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.401 (scored by 70917,091 users)
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Ranked: #20382
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Popularity: #4434
Members: 18,928
Favorites: 24

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Special included in the 25th anniversary Blu-ray box set.

The special will cover the "Two Shot" bonus chapter from the manga's seventh volume, which tells the story of how Kurama and Hiei met, as well as the manga's penultimate chapter "All or Nothing." which shows the main characters reuniting to solve a hostage crisis in the spirit world.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Urameshi, Yuusuke






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Yukimura, Keiko


Kuwabara, Shizuru







Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Storyboard
Mawatari, Matsuko
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition
Togashi, Yoshihiro
Original Creator
Marufuji, Hirotaka
Chief Animation Director


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Ending Theme

"Hohoemi no Bakudan" by Matsuko Mawatari

Oct 25, 2018
It's kinda unfair to try and score both animations at the same time cause they are really different in many ways. I watched those episodes in the Japan Anime Festival and the difference between an original story (noruka soruka), from the story Togashi has written years ago (two shots) is huge! While Two Shots was perfectly produced and based on the manga - a 30 or so minutes animation with great visuals, historical development and good usage of the original anime’s soundtrack - the other one just feels like an improvised story made in a hurry to fill the lack of Yusuke and Kuwahara in ...
Nov 4, 2018
I grew up watching Yu Yu Hakusho and I'm kinda protective of what could have been of the show in its special, but I'm happy with the results, overall.

The first OVA is a prequel to the anime, showing when Hiei and Kurama first met. I think this was in the manga, showing a girl that Kurama met in junior high. Being the first thing to watch, all hyped that I was, it was a bit boring, cliché and hushed (the episode is very short), the final battle is a bit dumb too but it was good seeing the boiis again.

The second one is a ...
Nov 10, 2018
(I really don't want to write a long review here, I'm just writing because I felt like I need to say something about this two-part OVAs)

It would be quite fucked up for me if I said that I loved everything about it except for the story and rate it 7, and I'll.

Jokes aside, I don't want to focus on the bad sides, seriously. I didn't expected those to be masterpieces and the stories worked fairly well considering the short runtime. I mean, the best shonen of all time just came back from the dead after 20 years for two, not one, but two specials. This ...

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