Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files

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Synonyms: Yu Yu Hakusho, Ghost Fighter, Poltergeist Report, YuYu Hakusho
Japanese: 幽☆遊☆白書
English: Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files
Spanish: Yu Yu Hakusho
French: Yu Yu Hakusho
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Type: TV
Episodes: 112
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 10, 1992 to Jan 7, 1995
Premiered: Fall 1992
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, MythologyMythology
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.461 (scored by 334822334,822 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #292
Members: 697,528
Favorites: 23,161

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One fateful day, Yuusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent with a dim future, gets a miraculous chance to turn it all around when he throws himself in front of a moving car to save a young boy. His ultimate sacrifice is so out of character that the authorities of the spirit realm are not yet prepared to let him pass on. Koenma, heir to the throne of the spirit realm, offers Yuusuke an opportunity to regain his life through completion of a series of tasks. With the guidance of the death god Botan, he is to thwart evil presences on Earth as a Spirit Detective.

To help him on his venture, Yuusuke enlists ex-rival Kazuma Kuwabara, and two demons, Hiei and Kurama, who have criminal pasts. Together, they train and battle against enemies who would threaten humanity's very existence.

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Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho was voted as the second best anime of the year in 1993 and best anime of the year in 1994 and 1995 at the Animage Anime Grand Prix.

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Producer, ADR Director
Watson, Barry


Opening Theme

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"Hohoemi no Bakudan" by Matsuko Mawatari

Ending Theme

1: "Homework ga Owaranai" by Matsuko Mawatari (eps 1-29)
2: "Sayonara bye bye" by Matsuko Mawatari (eps 30-59)
3: "Unbalance na Kiss wo Shite" by Hiro Takahashi (eps 60-83)
4: "Taiyou ga Mata Kagayaku Toki" by Hiro Takahashi (eps 84-102)
5: "Daydream Generation" by Matsuko Mawatari (eps 103-111)
6: "Hohoemi no Bakudan" by Matsuko Mawatari (eps 112)

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Jun 6, 2024
As someone more interested in more plot driven shounen like Naruto/One Oiece rather than more simple battle shounens like Dragon ball/Hunterxhunter i was surprised by how much i ended up enjoying this. Sure enough it doesnt have as deep lore, world building or plot as previous examples but somehow i really enjoyed this.

Sure enough its a slow start. Its really in the dark tournament things get going. After that theres two more arcs which starts to build towards something that could be more plot driven. But unfortunely it leaves so little time to it and feels underdeveloped and dropped to quickly. While dark tournament ...
Mar 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Its ok...

For a 90's shounen anime its kinda impressive but its didn't age too well.
Don't get me wrong I still enjoyed the show none the less but it's not even close to one of the best shounen ever made.
My biggest issue with the story is the lack of identity.every arc the tone of the show changes drastically and new ideas are put in out of nowhere without much explanation.

There were 2 things that I really liked.
Team Urameshi were a very good and interesting cast of characters that made me keep watching even tho the plot went of the rails (especially Kuwabara who was the most ...
Nov 9, 2022
The show starts mostly underwhelming; goes into straight up awful and disappointing by the end of the Dark Tournament arc; then goes on to its best written and IMO its only good arc, the Chapter Black; then hastily finishes neatly but underwhelmingly, supposedly diverging from the manga which the author didn't even want to work on at that point.

I wanted to see hxh's older sibling show, and even if it was mostly underwhelming mixed in with awful, it wasn't all bad. Crazy how much better hxh is, but there were hints of that brilliance in the Chapter Black arc which I could guess might've been ...

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