Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

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Yu Yu Hakusho (Japanese: 幽☆遊☆白書 Yū Yū Hakusho) is a manga series created by Yoshihiro Togashi and was published by Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from 1990-1994 for nineteen volumes. It has been also called "Ghost Files" or "Poltergeist Report".


Yu Yu Hakusho tells the story of a fourteen year old troublemaking student named Yusuke Urameshi who's life was forever changed after he was killed and struck by a car after saving a young child's life. After a series of tests presented to him by the son of the ruler of the Spirt World Koenma, Yusuke is revived from his brief death and is appointed the title of "Spirt Detective". Which he must investigate cases involving demons and apparitions in the human world.


Yoshihiro Togashi created Yu Yu Hakusho in November 1990 from his interests of Occult & Horror movies all with the influence of Buddhism and martial arts. During his tenure on the series, Togashi deal with a great amount of stress & a lack of sleep for five hours due to demand of the editorial staff from Weekly Shonen Jump, but was later relieved that the series ended in July of 1994. The series later became well known with a anime adaptation produced by Studio Pierrot in October 1992 until December 1994, where it lasted for 112 episodes. A english dub was announced in 2001 & later released in 2002 from Funimation, where voice actor Justin Cook not only served as the Voice director, but also the voice of Yusuke, who was nineteen years old at the time. The series aired on Cartoon Network's Adult swim block first then later Toonami & early Saturday mornings from 2002-2006.[1]


As of 2014, its Facebook page has over 159,000 likes,[3] 918 subscribers on Reddit[2] and over 36,000 results on Deviantart.[5]

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