YU YU HAKUSHO's Just As Sharp Today As It Was In The 90s

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Yu Yu Hakusho follows the adventures of Yusuke Urameshi, a spirit detective, and his eclectic group of allies as they tackle various cases involving humans, demons, and their worlds.

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kashif1on Nov. 2, 2011 at 5:27 p.m.
I love this anime so much
metalsnakezeroon Nov. 2, 2011 at 6:01 p.m.

Tom, you need to get over the fact that the first episode of some shows may not grab you and you'll may need to go deep to see why they do that unless it continues to be really bad build up.

Anyway yeah Yu Yu Hakusho is a great piece of work.

buhssuhton Nov. 2, 2011 at 6:10 p.m.

at least you tried to say my name

rubberluffyon Nov. 2, 2011 at 6:21 p.m.

Hey what a coincidence, I've been rewatching this series the past few days, just got to episode 72. Fantastic series, but I can't tell if I like it or HxH more. Leaning towards YYH....

Bigheart711on Nov. 2, 2011 at 7:01 p.m.

Definitely agree with everyone here! The Yu Yu Hakusho series is some great stuff.

Vortextkon Nov. 2, 2011 at 7:42 p.m.

Favorite long running shounen action whatever I've ever watched. Seen the full thing like three times now. Love the english cast.

And your friend was very smart for wanting you to start at the beginning. Without a lot of the character and personalities, midway into the series it would be hard to view it as anything other than a by the numbers dbz power level tournament fighter(which it is in general).

GlenTennis staff on Nov. 2, 2011 at 8:36 p.m.

I haven't seen much anime, but Yu Yu Hakusho is my favorite by far. Except that last season. That never happened.

ZombiePieon Nov. 2, 2011 at 8:38 p.m.

Yeah...I really don't want to talk about it that much but this show almost destroyed me. I was writing fan fiction and on quizilla non stop for about a year living and breathing this show. Now...I look back realize it was nothing more than a folly.

LiquidSwordson Nov. 2, 2011 at 9:11 p.m.

DBZ and Yu Yu Hakusho were the series me and my friends would rent from a Japanese rental shop (Bootlegs of course) in high school in the 90's. Loved the series and was surprised when in came to the states.

@ZombiePie said:

Yeah...I really don't want to talk about it that much but this show almost destroyed me. I was writing fan fiction and on quizilla non stop for about a year living and breathing this show. Now...I look back realize it was nothing more than a folly.

Banned!

Moonshadow101on Nov. 2, 2011 at 9:16 p.m.

Enjoyed the hell out of when I was bit younger. Re-watched a substantial portion a few months ago, and was surprised by how good it still was. I'm not thrilled by a lot of the character design, and Kuwabara's so-called "comic relief" is often more annoying than funny, but overall my view is still pretty positive.

Ronin147on Nov. 2, 2011 at 9:23 p.m.

I love Yu Yu Hakusho, I tend to give an anime 10 episodes to get me hooked I think that's usually the sweet spot of whether I will like it or not.

Arc209on Nov. 2, 2011 at 10:10 p.m.

@GlenTennis said:

I haven't seen much anime, but Yu Yu Hakusho is my favorite by far. Except that last season. That never happened.

Pretty much this. I love this show, watched it when it was on Cartoon Network/Adult Swim when I was like 9-12, even dressed up as Hiei one Halloween. I watched the whole series again about a year ago, still love it! But man that last saga/arc after Sensui...

PenguinDuston Nov. 3, 2011 at 1:59 a.m.

Great show for everything up to the end of the Dark Tournament. After that, it's as other people have said with the final saga being an utter disappointment. While Yu Yu Hakusho might be a prime example of how to begin a series and it's also an example of how not to end a series. Still, Kuwabara is one of my all-time favorite characters, so I can't fault it too strongly.

ComicMan24on Nov. 3, 2011 at 2:57 a.m.

I haven't never watched that show. But I have thought of checking it and I have heard very good things from a lot of people about it but it has too many episodes.But maybe later. Who knows.

UsbCableon Nov. 3, 2011 at 5:57 a.m.

This is one of those old ass Animes that holds a special place in my heart. I watched the entire series over 4 times in the pass do to reruns on TV and watched it all again earlier this year when I finally bought the dvd sent (just in time for the Blu-ray).

johnnythewolfon Nov. 3, 2011 at 6:18 a.m.

First time! :)

I agree that the first episodes, where Yusuke tries to prove himself to King Koenma in order to come back to life, are pretty solid and engaging; even the slightly cheesier encounter with the three demon fugitives was still interesting to watch. However, when the first tournament with the old sensei woman began is where my interest started to drop alarmingly fast. This is a show I really want to like, but starting with that tournament part everything described in the video seems to have been replaced by the usual shonen clich├ęs and contrivances; the redheaded chap - previously established as an abysmal combatant - suddenly becomes some sort of elite fighter with superpowers able to rival world-class trained killers and warriors while everyone else just sits tight and comments in true Dragon Ball Z fashion. Make no mistake, I like Dragon Ball, but I thought this show was supposed to be somehow different... and cleverer.
 
Is the rest of the show like that, or does it get better?
 


tigerex78on Nov. 3, 2011 at 6:20 a.m.

I enjoyed this series. Yusuke is one of those guys that you enjoy watching. The way he wins some of his fights is funny and cool.

Solh0undon Nov. 3, 2011 at 7:05 a.m.

YYH was a great series. Hell,even the dub is awesome.

Arc209on Nov. 3, 2011 at 8:58 a.m.

@johnnythewolf: If that is the way you feel starting with the Genkai tournament then you probably won't like the rest of the series period because after this it is pretty much Yusuke and the gang fighting stronger baddies. I mean you could end up liking the Dark Tournament arc just because of the awesome fights but if you are watching this show expecting more then Shonen, you probably will not like where it's headed.

jamesisaacson Nov. 3, 2011 at 11:27 a.m.

One of the few anime i can watched Dubbed, it's hilarious!

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