See also: Yu Yu Hakusho follows , a 14-year-old street-brawling delinquent who, in an uncharacteristic act of , is hit by a car and killed in an attempt to save a young boy by pushing him out of the way. Yu Yu Hakusho was taken off Toonami around March 2005 and moved to an early Saturday morning time slot that October where the series finished its run. Archived from on July 18, 2011. In a 2006 web poll conducted in Japan by the network , Yu Yu Hakusho was voted as the 15th best anime of all time. Team Urameshi, consisting of Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei and a disguised Genkai, traverse through the strenuous early rounds to face Team Toguro in the finals and win the tournament. Archived from on April 1, 2012.
Yusuke succeeds with the help of his friends and. The animated series won the Anime Grand Prix prize for best anime in 1994 and 1995. Togashi began creating Yu Yu Hakusho around November 1990, basing the series on his interests in the and and an influence of mythology. Yusuke, unsettled at having been controlled by his ancestor , accepts an offer by Raizen's followers to return to the Demon Plane. Compilations of vocal songs including Yū Yū Hakusho Super Covers, Yū Yū Hakusho Super Dance Mix, and were released on December 16, 1995, March 21, 1996, and March 21, 1997 respectively. Between August 4, 2004 and March 4, 2005, Shueisha released the complete editions of the manga.
Funimation's production saw a significant contribution from voice actor , who not only directed the dub but also voiced the protagonist Yusuke. The series consists of 175 chapters collected in 19 volumes. Archived from on April 1, 2012. Togashi's intention was to establish the main characters and familiarize the reader with them before placing them in tense, physical conflicts. Yusuke and his friends challenge and defeat Sensui's associates one-by-one, culminating in a final battle between the two detectives. When he introduced the latter two characters in volume three, the author had early plans to make Kurama a main character but was not certain about Hiei. Prior to the launch of the franchise in North America, games were released on the , , consoles, and various platforms.
Yu Yu Hakusho borrows many elements from Asian folklore, particularly beliefs in the afterlife. A based on the franchise was released by. The editors of the publication tried to make Togashi reconsider cancelling Yu Yu Hakusho, though he justified his decision by stating that it would simply be replaced by another popular series. One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. He had recently completed the serialization of his romantic comedy in Weekly Shonen Jump.
The series, consisting of 112 episodes, aired from October 10, 1992 to January 7, 1995 on Fuji Television. In Japan, various such as trading figures, plush dolls, and toys also exist. In early 2001, the series was acquired by for North American distribution as Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files. When gained publishing rights to Yu Yu Hakusho video games in 2003, the company created and released three games in these regions: , an for the ; , a also for the Game Boy Advance; and , a for the. Viz later re-released the series digitally as part of their digital manga releases between 2013-2014 and later added it to 's digital releases. Archived from on April 1, 2012.
A single game, , was published in by in 1999 under the title Yu Yu Hakusho: Sunset Fighters. North America only saw three video game releases. Archived from on April 1, 2012. Retrieved on June 8, 2015. Nielsen additionally reported that Yu Yu Hakusho tied with as the top-rated Cartoon Network program for the same demographic during the week of September 28, 2004. The episodes were released on 23 video cassettes by from January 1, 1995 to December 6, 1995. Togashi came up with the concept of the Ningenkai human world , Reikai Underworld , and Makai Demon Plane as being in the manga's universe.
In 2004, the Yu Yu Hakusho manga serialization sparked a controversy when a Florida grade school teacher issued a complaint about material found in an issue of the American Shonen Jump magazine purchased by a fifth-grade student at a. So the fact there is an alternate dub is interesting. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. An adaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was directed by and co-produced by , Yomiko Advertising, and. Towards the end of the series' run, Togashi was publicly criticized for not meeting chapter deadlines and for lower quality art. And it's the uncut version! Soon Yusuke is off on his first case, retrieving three treasures stolen from the Underworld by a gang of demons: , and Goki. I so love this anime as a boy.
During the tournament, Yusuke and Yomi meet in the second elimination round where Yusuke is defeated. He claimed that, beginning with the Dark Tournament arc, inconsistent sleep resulting from overwork was causing him health problems. Nine volumes were released between December 22, 2008 and April 27, 2009. If it does indeed predate the Funi dub that would mean Funi probably used their voices as the base for their own since quite a few are similar. Archived from on April 7, 2004. He proclaimed in his review of the anime's final episodes that Yu Yu Hakusho possesses all of these qualities.
Yusuke takes initiative and proposes a fighting tournament to name the true ruler of the Demon Plane, which is agreed upon by Mukuro and Yomi. It was later licensed in North America by in 2001, where it aired on popular blocks including and later. The complaint centered around portions of the manga containing violence, mild profanity, a character wearing a , and another character smoking a cigarette. Archived from on October 2, 2009. Yu Yu Hakusho has been watched by a large number of television viewers in Japan and a wide range of age groups in the United States. The manga consists of 175 chapters spanning 19 with the first one being released on April 10, 1991 and the last one released on December 12, 1994.