Yu Yu Hakusho (幽★遊★白書)

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A review after an arduous period of watching 112 episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho (YYH).

The story of Yu Yu Hakusho is about Urameshi Yusuke who died, goes to heaven, then return to Earth, become a divine detective, enter plenty of tournaments, become a demon and that’s it.


Your standard shonen story, with a hero that becomes progressively stronger as the story progressed, plus with sidekicks that just a little bit weaker than him at all times. Throw in some love story with a childhood friend, and there you got YYH.

Watched this one because Hunter X Hunter is a great manga and anime, and personally I think this one is, really, uhmmmm, normal. Probably I watched this 1992 anime too late hahahaha.

Almost no fillers compared to the manga, and that’s a plus. Just like the Hunter X Hunter anime (are you listening Naruto??), minimum fillers really make an anime great.

The weakness in this story is there a too many tournaments. Yoshihiro Togashi must really likes tournaments because HxH also has quite a number of them. Stop finding more ideas for more tournaments (whether it was fighting tournaments or dodgeball tournaments) and finish the ant arc already!

Well, the story is just your common shounen story, so should be appealing to those standard anime lovers.

And yeah, minimal fillers is a big plus, and always is in the face of the huge episode count.

Character design:-
Nothing really you can complain about. Pretty good at 1992 era if you ask me.

Voice acting:-
Not exactly outstanding. They are not bad but not to be remembered too 20 years down the road.

I never heard the OP/ED themes in full. How about that as clue to my opinion of the music in the anime? This also applies to the soundtrack.

I think some scenes are reused, but nothing really spoils the experience. Direction is great, a plus point in the anime.

7 out of 10. 10 marks if HunterXHunter new chapters suddenly appears next week (as of 9th of May 2006).