YU YU HAKUSHO #3 -- Watch & Learn

Topic started by No_name_here on Nov. 19, 2011. Last post by rein 2 years, 8 months ago.
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Another image from way ahead. For a show this popular, there aren't that many images of it online.
Another image from way ahead. For a show this popular, there aren't that many images of it online.

Well, I wasn’t expecting to find this much nobility in a ginger bully. It’s almost like A CHRISTMAS STORY adding a whole other vignette to show how that Farkus kid with the coonskin hat was actually a swell guy all along. And while we’re piling the far-away pop culture comparisons on, I have the damnedst suspicion that these kids’ weaselly teacher is modeled after Charlie’s twitish one from WILLY WONKA. It’s not too far-fetched. Media wasn’t as saturated back when this show was made.

You know, I’ll normally criticize a show for taking too leisurely a pace with its plot, and then also think aloud about the plus and minuses of doing a mega-story arc instead of a series of told-in-ones. I think this joint’s struck a healthy balance between the two so far. We’ve taken a little break from the after-life world building to devout a little time to fleshing out one of the supporting characters (who’s clearly going to play larger roll later if these promo images are any indication.) It doesn’t advance the greater story that far along, but the key difference here is that it gives us a short with a neat beginning, middle and end. Character development without an interminable amount of talking heads - - just the way I prefer it.

The DENNIS THE MENACE comparisons are certainly stronger here as the coals get stoked in these kids’ feud with their teachers and parents. I suppose it’s a little funny that I’m finding this angle so appealing since I was hardly a troublemaker in high school. Class clown? Maybe a little, but I never had this kind of outright antagonism. I suppose it’s the same truth that Mike Judge offered for Beavis and Butthead’s appeal - - polite, well-behaved students aren’t terribly interesting to watch.

See my thoughts on the previous episode here.

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of HYBRID BASTARDS! & UNIMAGINABLE. Order them on Amazon here & here. Follow him on Twitter: @tompinchuk

Post by Bocam (14 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Are you really going to watch all 112 episodes of this?

Post by gla55jAw (109 posts) See mini bio Level 13

Woah, I had no idea you started this. Nice. My 4 seasons on blu-ray shipped the other day, so I'll catch up soon. Rightstuf has all 4 seasons for $65.

Post by AgentJ (1,545 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@gla55jAw said:

Woah, I had no idea you started this. Nice. My 4 seasons on blu-ray shipped the other day, so I'll catch up soon. Rightstuf has all 4 seasons for $65.

Oh damn, there goes 65 bucks. Maybe I can make up for some of that by selling my dvd copies.

Post by gla55jAw (109 posts) See mini bio Level 13

@AgentJ said:

@gla55jAw said:

Woah, I had no idea you started this. Nice. My 4 seasons on blu-ray shipped the other day, so I'll catch up soon. Rightstuf has all 4 seasons for $65.

Oh damn, there goes 65 bucks. Maybe I can make up for some of that by selling my dvd copies.

Yeah, I really couldn't pass up that price.

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@Bocam said:

Are you really going to watch all 112 episodes of this?

I'll see how long I last. You should make it an office bet.

Post by jewunit (1 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Kuwabara is a great character. I stuck with the series a lot longer than I thought I would because of him.

Post by smoothjammin (8 posts) See mini bio Level 4

Atleast make it to Dark Tournament. That is one arc you can't afford to pass up.

Post by SilverZeo (58 posts) See mini bio Level 10

I think this show needs some attention.

Post by rumeldinho (1 posts) See mini bio Level 6

this anime is seriously underrated, im currently a ep 88 and it is a secure fit in my top 10 of anime.probably give it 8/10 for its fights

Post by rein (5,465 posts) See mini bio Level 15
@Tom_Pinchuk said:

@Bocam said:

Are you really going to watch all 112 episodes of this?

I'll see how long I last. You should make it an office bet.

The beginning of the show is okay, but the series doesn't really hit it's stride until the Dark tournament
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