YuYu Hakusho

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YuYu Hakusho
Premiere October 10, 1992
Finale January 7, 1995
Creator Yoshihiro Togashi
Network Fuji TV
Style 30 minute paranormal anime
Company Studio Pierrot
Seasons 4
Episodes 112
Origin Japan

YuYu Hakusho (1992–1995) is a paranormal anime series based on the manga series of the same name by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series revolves around Yusuke Urameshi, a hooligan with no respect for anyone or anything that surprises everyone when he sacrifices his own life to save a small child from a speeding car. Urameshi, now confronted with an afterlife that was in no way prepared for his arrival, is put to work as a detective for the spirit realm.

The series was licensed by FUNimation for broadcast in America in 2001. The series was brought to Cartoon Network at a time when the network wasn't sure of what demographic would be attracted to their newly founded Adult Swim block. Like Pilot Candidate, the series was eventually bounced to Toonami in March 2003 where it aired almost in its entirety. The series was bumped one more time to a 5:30 AM timeslot where it finished out its run.

Contents

Cast

Japanese Voices English Voices Character Duration
Main Cast
Nozomu Sasaki Justin Cook Yuusuke Urameshi 1 2 3 4
Shigeru Chiba Christopher R. Sabat Kazuma Kuwabara 1 2 3 4
Yuri Amano Laura Bailey Keiko Yukimura 1 2 3 4
Megumi Ogata John Burgmeier Kurama 1 2 3 4
Nobuyuki Hiyama Chuck Huber Hiei 1 2 3 4
Hisako Kyouda Linda Young Genkai 1 2 3 4
Katsumi Suzuki Bill Townsley Toguro Ani 1 2 3 4
Mayumi Tanaka Sean Teague Koenma 1 2 3 4
Rokuro Naya Robert McCollum Shinobu Sensui 1 2 3 4
Sanae Miyuki Cynthia Cranz Botan 1 2 3 4
Toshiyuki Morikawa Christopher Bevins Shishiwaka Maru 1 2 3 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
Fuji TV
Season One October 10, 1992 April 10, 1993 25
Season Two April 17, 1993 January 29, 1994 41
Season Three February 5, 1994 August 13, 1994 32
Season Four August 20, 1994 January 7, 1995 28
Movies
The Golden Seal July 10, 1993
Bonds of Fire April 9, 1994

In-Depth

  • At a Glance: Additional information about the series
  • DVD Listing: Listings for out-dated DVD releases, notably original episode collection volumes 1-32.

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
The Complete First Season July 8, 2008 4

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The Complete Second Season September 23, 2008 4

purchase

The Complete Third Season November 11, 2008 4

purchase

Episode Collections
The Spirit Detective Saga January 14, 2003 7


The Dark Tournament Saga July 27, 2004 6


The Dark Tournament Saga, Part 2 October 26, 2004 6


Chapter Black Saga Set October 11, 2005 7


The Saga of the Three Kings March 7, 2006 6


First Battles June 6, 2006 1


Second Wind October 3, 2006 1


Third Strike December 19, 2006 1


Team of Four March 20, 2007 1


Five Standing May 29, 2007 1


External Sites