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Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho

Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho

Alternative Titles

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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.241 (scored by 12803 users)
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Ranked: #4112
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Popularity: #180
Members: 23,072
Favorites: 1,259
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Volumes: /19
Chapters: /176

Synopsis

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)

Background

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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Characters

Urameshi, Yuusuke
Urameshi, Yuusuke
Main
Hiei
Hiei
Main
Kurama
Kurama
Main
Kuwabara, Kazuma
Kuwabara, Kazuma
Main
Botan
Botan
Main
Toguro, Younger
Toguro, Younger
Supporting
Sensui, Shinobu
Sensui, Shinobu
Supporting


More reviewsReviews

Rakuen42
Sep 20, 2009
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
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literaturenerd
Dec 12, 2014
Overview:

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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exabyte
Jan 13, 2008
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
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Tumerking
Jul 15, 2009
Yu-Yu Hakusho. The once great, but forgoten series.

STORY: 7/10
The story isn't anything ground breaking. The main character, Yusuke, dies, comes back to life, and becomes a spirit detective with special powers. With these special powers Yusuke fights demons, monsters, and other guys with special powers. I only have beef with one of the special powers used, and thats Yusuke's. He shoots a ball of blue energy out of his finger which looks exactly like a mini kamehameha from DBZ. It kind of pissed me off, but most of the other powers are pretty cool.

So the story was broken down into three arcs. The first arc read more
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