Yu Yu Hakusho
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English: Yu Yu Hakusho
Synonyms: Yuu Yuu Hakusho, YuYu Hakusho, Two Shots
Japanese: 幽☆遊☆白書


Type: Manga
Volumes: 19
Chapters: 176
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 20, 1990 to Jul 12, 1994
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, ShounenShounen, SupernaturalSupernatural
Authors: Togashi, Yoshihiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.211 (scored by 2050620,506 users)
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Ranked: #3582
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Popularity: #187
Members: 40,861
Favorites: 2,239
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Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life...by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn't know what to do with him, so it gave him a second chance at life. Now, Yusuke is a ghost with a mission, performing good deeds at the behest of Botan, the ferrywoman of the River Styx, and Koenma, the pacifier-sucking judge of the dead.

(Source: Viz)


Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho was awarded the 39th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 1993.

The series was published in English as Yu Yu Hakusho by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from August 18, 2003 to March 2, 2010; in Spanish by Glénat; and in Brazilian Portuguese by Jbc from November 2002 to November 2004—and again in a special edition from October 2014 to April 2016.

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Sep 20, 2009
Rakuen42 (All reviews)
The opening volumes, where they try and put Yusuke’s personality on track, was what started to pull me in. He reminds me a lot of Onizuka, another character I loved, in that he’s so wonderfully flawed. You don’t see Goku having some sudden epiphany and becoming a better person because he’s already sitting in the Lawful Good alignment to start with; there’s not a whole lot of room there for progression. By contrast, the delinquent is a great character to make the protagonist because he can’t be perfect and he has to grow at some point. Starting the series off dead read more
Sep 12, 2018
ChouEritto (All reviews)
Yu Yu Hakusho is a series that has garnered a reputation as a great classic amongst many members of the anime/manga community. Much like the opinion of any arc of DBZ after the Saiyan Arc being good, however, most of the praise YYH gains as a great work is purely fuelled by one of the major banes of critical thinking; nostalgia.

Note that this review will be more of a spoiler-filled analysis of each arc of the series to fully analyse the story's quality, particularly for a fair lengthed Shonen in which delving into detail is fairly necessary.

===Part 1: Spirit Detective Arc===

The Spirit Detective Arc, whilst read more
Jan 13, 2008
exabyte (All reviews)
The story is about a 14 year old boy named Yusuke Urameshi. He dies in a car accident after trying to save a little boy. He ends up being a Spirit Detective (someone who hunts down demons in the human world and solves cases). So we get to see him solve some cases and kick some ass. The story gets more interesting in the Dark Tournament Arc where you see some of the nicest moves the show has to offer (Dragon of the Darkness Flame anyone?). The third arc is Chapter Black Arc, which talks about some psycho trying to read more
Dec 12, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)

Today we look at a comic with some serious flaws, but I love it anyways. Many people remember seeing Yu Yu Hakusho on Cartoon Network both on Adult Swim and a butchered kid friendly edit for Toonami. It never gained the popularity of DBZ, but older Otaku still remember the series fondly. That is why it is interesting that so few people outside Japan have read the original manga. Of course when you open the manga and look at it, you will figure out why that is. This brings me to the first flaw in Hakusho.

The first minor blemish on this otherwise good title read more

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A stage presentation for the Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho franchise at the Jump Festa 2018 revealed on Saturday that it will receive a new anime special, which will be bundled w...read more

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