Welcome to our first “Monday Remembrance!” The series we will be reminding our followers and readers about is Yu Yu Hakusho.
The story involves a hyper active highschooler who doesn’t like to deal with BS! He’s joined by our other protagonist in probably one of the best anime classics of all time. The show aired a decade after its release in Japan being featured on Toonami in the United States. Sadly, this same issue was a common occurrence due to the fact that anime wasn’t as popular in the United States. Other popular anime such as DBZ, Inuyasha, and Ruroni Kenshin had the same issue. But the thing that made this show the powerhouse was the fact that as the show’s story perfected itself, the animation and action scenes did as well. From beginning to end this show delivered some of the most memorable fighting sequences in anime. If you’re looking for action, consistency, laughs, and just an all out good anime make sure to put this on your watch list. Now, lets continue on with our remembrance!
The main character of this series ends up dying after getting hit by a car, which was about to hit a child. But luckily for him he gets a job as a spirit detective hunting demons, which ends up getting him his life back. Throughout the story he joins his new found friends/allies to fight some of the most bad-ass anime villains of the early 90’s. When I was growing up, this show was the talk in school along with other shows such as DBZ, Inuyasha, etc. I remember kids would have arguments about who was stronger; Yusuke or Goku? But at that time we didn’t have God Goku. It was just SSJ One at that time.
Another thing that pulled me to this show was how some of Yusuke’s greatest enemies turned into his best friends. I mean, we have Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei, Keiko, Genkai, Koenma, and Botan. I don’t want to ruin the show for those who haven’t seen it so I’ll refrain from posting anymore about the show’s storyline. Hopefully this little peak will get you to watch the show!