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New 'Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho' Anime Special Announced [Update 12/18]

by Sakana-san
Dec 16, 2017 3:39 PM | 62 Comments

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 with the 25th anniversary Blu-ray box set.

Drawn by Yoshihiro Togashi, Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine from December 1990 to July 1994, and compiled into 19 volumes. The series won the 39th Shogakukan Manga Award for best shounen manga in 1993. The manga inspired a 112-episode anime adaptation by Studio Pierrot, two movies in 1993 and 1994, as well as several OVAs.

Viz Media published the manga in English between 2003 and 2010. Funimation licensed the anime series for North American distribution and released it in 32 DVD discs, before compiling them into four season box sets between July 2008 and January 2009.

Source: Otakomu

Update December 18
The official website for the Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho franchise's 25th anniversary has announced that the Blu-ray box set will be distributed in four volumes, and the fourth and final volume, which will include the new anime special, will be released on October 26, 2018. A visual for the Blu-ray box set has also been revealed.

Source: Comic Natalie

Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho Special on MAL

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Having just finished this anime for the first time, I feel I am in part responsible for this news.

May 15, 8:38 PM by Gan_water

Rayzer said:
@mizukasa
Stop it you MadDogShitHouse bandwagoner. What so special with that studio anyway?
They only do single cour anime recently and very few every year. You know nothing about old Pierrot.
Unlike MadHouse, Pierrot they can do multiple projects and long running shows at the same time every year!


and unlike pierrot, madhouse produces actual quality stuff


.. and yall are talking about remakes, but have you ever thought about a continuation with an original storyline? of course that one is pretty risky, but if its done well and fits yyh there shouldnt be that much of a problem i think. of course, its probably hard to archieve since basically everything that had to be done.... was done lol

at any case, i dont think it would make much sense to remake yyh. it is completed, has good animation, was a successful long running shounen anime, etc. - it basically has everything that it needs to have.. unlike hxh for example (which was not completed)

but yeah. hope they will do more than just one special

May 15, 4:17 AM by eblin

OK, FUNimation needs to license these (along with the second movie). I'd buy these in a heartbeat.

May 4, 8:20 PM by malvarez1

I know users already announced it as well as other sites, but it has finally officially announced that TWO SHOTS (Hiei and Kurama meeting) and Noruka Soruka (a chapter in final volume) will be the new anime.
http://moca-news.net/article/20180502/2018050211000a_/01/
https://www.animatetimes.com/news/details.php?id=1525170808
https://natalie.mu/comic/news/280563

May 1, 7:19 PM by tsubasalover



Not that I didn't fucking love Yu Yu Hakusho, but still.

Feb 1, 5:51 PM by Lindle

Killbay_Kun said:
The HxH wannabe will return, 0 fucks given.


I don't know if you're being serious or not, but Yuu Yuu Hakusho started before HxH, so HxH is the Yuu Yuu Hakusho wannabe.

Feb 1, 1:39 PM by kanekeren

While I love YYH to bits I feel like one of the main reasons why I loved it so much is because I considered when it was first created and how innovative the plot lines were at that time. Unfortunately, similar ideas have become more common these few years and I just wonder if viewers who were to watch the new YYH know that. Or if they would complain how the show is nothing special? Because to be fair the Saint Beasts arc was not the most rich in plot or storyline development (although it had some character development I have to say).

Am I even making sense?

Jan 17, 10:43 AM by Secret_0007

Z4k said:
mizukasa said:


Modern animation. Modernize the animation and kids and adults alike will like it.

Why can't it have one?

Modernize animation? Did you even read it what I said? The original series already looks better than most long running shows like Madhouse's HxH.



Words of truth have been spoken.
Be in plot, characters, fighting scenes and even in the animation (who aged surprisingly well), YYH smashes current battle-shounen with a hand in it's back.

Also, it has just about a 100 and few episodes, so it has no reason why to make a Kai of it (which was kinda a cashgrab).
Or a HxH2011, as the original has ended complete, is very loyal to the source (sans the ending who is BETTER) and pretty as hell.

Jan 3, 7:25 AM by Fabris

@mizukasa
Stop it you MadDogShitHouse bandwagoner. What so special with that studio anyway?
They only do single cour anime recently and very few every year. You know nothing about old Pierrot.
Unlike MadHouse, Pierrot they can do multiple projects and long running shows at the same time every year!

Dec 21, 2017 9:52 PM by Rayzer

Woo! My all time favorite is making a comeback! Looks like I have to buy the whole show again too.

Dec 21, 2017 12:44 AM by Spirit31k

Hyyyyppeee! I'm happy they will be back. I don't wan't it to remake because the original is so so special and very irreplaceable in my heart. *Yea, i know it sounds gay. Haha!*

Dec 19, 2017 6:34 AM by Akihisa

mizukasa said:
Z4k said:

Why should it have one? The original was a complete adaptation.


Modern animation. Modernize the animation and kids and adults alike will like it.

Why can't it have one?

Modernize animation? Did you even read it what I said? The original series already looks better than most long running shows like Madhouse's HxH.

Heck, what makes you think the current Madhouse where they've lost most of their good staff can do a better job than the likes of Noriyuki Abe, Atsushi Wakabayashi and Akiyuki Shinbo?

Dec 18, 2017 11:38 PM by Z4k

Z4k said:
mizukasa said:


That's still doesn't mean it can't have one.

Why should it have one? The original was a complete adaptation.


Modern animation. Modernize the animation and kids and adults alike will like it.

Why can't it have one?

Dec 18, 2017 8:17 PM by mizukasa

mizukasa said:
Z4k said:

First of all, Yuu Yuu Hakusho doesn't need a remake because the original series is already better than majority of long running series and holds up well to this day. A remake by Madhouse would be a terrible idea because there's no way they could do a better job than Noriyuki Abe, Atsushi Wakabayashi and Akiyuki Shinbo. Second, Pierrot has already done a successful reboot of another old series called Osomatsu-san.


That's still doesn't mean it can't have one.

Why should it have one? The original was a complete adaptation.

Dec 18, 2017 6:35 PM by Z4k

Z4k said:

First of all, Yuu Yuu Hakusho doesn't need a remake because the original series is already better than majority of long running series and holds up well to this day. A remake by Madhouse would be a terrible idea because there's no way they could do a better job than Noriyuki Abe, Atsushi Wakabayashi and Akiyuki Shinbo. Second, Pierrot has already done a successful reboot of another old series called Osomatsu-san.


That's still doesn't mean it can't have one.

Dec 18, 2017 3:47 PM by mizukasa

News Update

The official website for the Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho franchise's 25th anniversary has announced that the Blu-ray box set will be distributed in four volumes, and the fourth and final volume, which will include the new anime special, will be released on October 26, 2018. A visual for the Blu-ray box set has also revealed.

Source: Comic Natalie

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Dec 17, 2017 9:07 PM by tsubasalover

Soooooooooooo Funimation gonna dub this?

Dec 17, 2017 7:02 PM by Stripes

WAT

It'll be nice to see 2018 Team Urameshi, but I don't want a remake. The special will be just fine.
Also, Hiei ftw.

Dec 17, 2017 4:47 PM by PsycoDipicto

mizukasa said:
Rayzer said:
Nice! This one of my favorite anime of all time.
Which is made by old Pierrot studio int he old days. (they are shit right now.)
I will watch this for sure next year! I hope it's gets subs as soon as possible to watch it.

It's made by old Pierrot not Maddogshit House.


You seriously want the studio who made Tokyo Ghoul Root A to make a remastered series for this? I hope you're joking. Nothing is worse than a low-budget remake.

First of all, Yuu Yuu Hakusho doesn't need a remake because the original series is already better than majority of long running series and holds up well to this day. A remake by Madhouse would be a terrible idea because there's no way they could do a better job than Noriyuki Abe, Atsushi Wakabayashi and Akiyuki Shinbo. Second, Pierrot has already done a successful reboot of another old series called Osomatsu-san.

Dec 17, 2017 3:37 PM by Z4k

Rayzer said:
Nice! This one of my favorite anime of all time.
Which is made by old Pierrot studio int he old days. (they are shit right now.)
I will watch this for sure next year! I hope it's gets subs as soon as possible to watch it.

mizukasa said:
Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho (2018)?!
I hope a remake will be made soon by Madhouse as well!
It's made by old Pierrot not Maddogshit House.


You seriously want the studio who made Tokyo Ghoul Root A to make a remastered series for this? I hope you're joking. Nothing is worse than a low-budget remake.

Dec 17, 2017 2:34 PM by mizukasa

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