Yu Yu Hakusho is a Japanese anime manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi. The anime show was directed by Noriyuki Abe, produced by Ken Hagino, Kenji Shimizu, Koji Kaneda, Kyotaro Kimura, written by Yukiyoshi Ohashi and licensed by FUNimation. Yusuke Urameshi is a main protagonist of Yu Yu Hakusho. He is a fourteen year old brawler that always looking for trouble. He had bad attendance, bad grades and always looking for a fight. He hates school, the town and always hates listening to people’s lectures. Yusuke doesn’t care about anyone but himself. He has a friend named Keiko: Yusuke’s childhood friend and classmate. She cares about Yusuke even though he’s a bad teenager. He face his rival Kuwabara and always win a fight against him. That makes zero wins and hundred fifty-six loses for Kuwabara. As he walking on the sidewalk, Yusuke tells the little boy that it’s not safe to play soccer on the sidewalk. He makes funny faces to make the little boy laugh. As the little boy kicked the ball into the street, he’s trying to get the ball. There was a speeding vehicle and Yusuke ran to save his life. Yusuke was killed from a car crash while saving a little boy’s life. He became a ghost and wondering what’s going on. He died of a noble sacrifice to save someone’s life. He was greeted by Botan: the grim reaper. There’s not a place for Yusuke in either Heaven or Hell yet. Botan’s not going to Yusuke from the human world. She offer him if he can accept an ordeal that can get his life back. Yusuke will get a second chance at life and to redeem himself. Yusuke as a ghost went to his house and saw his mom, his friend Keiko, classmates, and teachers. Some people cried for Yusuke including his rival Kuwabara. Even the little boy and his mom came to see Yusuke’s funeral to give their respect to him. The little boy thanked Yusuke for saving and making funny faces. That episode made me cry. 😭 It was a very sad moment of Yu Yu Hakusho. Yusuke wants a second chance to be resurrected. Botan takes Yusuke into the Spirit World.

After entering the Spirit World with Botan, Yusuke meets Koenma, a 700 year-old ruler with the body of a toddler. Yusuke was laughing at him. Yusuke need to learn to show some respect but there’s no time for laughing as Koenma gives Yusuke an ordeal to restore his life: hatching a Spirit Beast. Yusuke has to find a way to tell people not to cremate his body. So how can Yusuke communicate with people if he’s a ghost? He can communicate his loved ones in their dream. There’s one person that he can communicate and that is Keiko. She was crying in her sleep thinking about Yusuke. He found another way to communicate with people. He can enter and control someone’s body. They have to know them and be aware of the supernatural. That person is Kuwabara. He can enter Kuwabara’s body but it’ll only wear off for an hour. I was laughing when Kuwabara’s acting like Yusuke when he enter his body. Kuwabara makes me laugh every time. Yusuke is slowly beginning to come back to life. He’s starting to make some progress. As Yusuke’s body laying on the bed while the house covered in garbage, someone lit the house on fire. Keiko tried to save Yusuke from the fire. Yusuke had to make a choice between saving the girl he loves or having a chance of returning to life. He decided to throw the spirit egg into the fire to save Keiko and his body. Kuwabara also helped out Keiko. Yusuke might not come back to life because he saved Keiko’s life. Koenma seen Yusuke’s character and his heroic action and he decided to give Yusuke a second chance. He needs someone in the Human World that cares about him to donate their life energy. Meaning that Yusuke can be revived from a kiss. When Keiko kissed Yusuke, he’s been resurrected. Yusuke’s Back to life!!!

After Yusuke’s been revived, he’s happy to be alive in the Human World. Because of that, he became a Spirit Detective where he must investigate a lot of cases of demons and ghosts in the human world. His job is to protect the human world from supernatural threats with the help of his friends Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei, Keiko, Genkai, Koenma and Botan. As a Spirit Detective, Yusuke acquired equipments: Spiritual Peering Lenses, Spectral Energy Meter, and Spiritual Shooting Ring. He was granted with amazing new spirit powers and he’s going used them for good versus evil. Yusuke spends his time fighting demons.

Yusuke Urameshi: Power and Abilities: Super Human Stamina, Super Human/Enhanced Strength, Super Speed, Power Sphere Fusion, Spirit Awareness, Fighting Style: street fighter, and martial arts, Techniques/Moves: Spirit-Gun, Spirit-Gun Mega, Demon-Gun, Demon Gun Mega, Spirit Shotgun, Spirit Punch, Spirit Kick, Spirit Gun Barrage, Spirit Wave, Spirit Cuffs, Transformation Demon Form Raizan, Sacred Energy, and Shot Gun Double Barrel. He is known as “The Spirit Detective”.

Kuwabara Kazuma: Power and Abilities: High Spirit Awareness, Telepathy, Precognition, Superhuman Physical Strength and Endurance, Spirit Kick, Spirit Transfusion, Fighting Style: Brawler, Techniques/Moves: Spirit Sword, Energy Deflection, Spirit Sword Javelin, Spirit Sword Monster Beast Donut, Double Spirit Sword, Spiritual Strike, Spirit Sword Shards, Energy Blade Storm, The Trial Sword, and Dimension Sword. He is Yusuke’s former rival and friend.

Kurama Yoko: Powers and Abilities: Fighting Style: Vast Intellective Approach/ Unparalleled Precision, Techinques/Moves: Demonic Plant Manipulation, Rose Whip, Rose Whiplash, Chou Kagon Retsuzanshi, Rose Whip Thorn Wheel, Petals and Thorns, Seed of the Death Plant, Death Tree, Ojigi Plant, Bloodsucking Plant, Accelerated Growth, Lamp Weed, Smoke Screen, Sinning Tree, Floating Leaf, The Binding Fist of the Demonic Vine, Okunenju Roots and Bamboo Forest. He is known as an infamous Fox Demon thief from the Demon World who inhabits a human body.

Hiei: Powers and Abilities: Fighting Style: Swordsman, Elemental Resistance, Super Speed, Afterimage, Master Swordsman, Jagan Eye, Jaganshi Form, Jagan Binding Curse and Teleportation, Techniques: Dragon of the Darkness Flame, Dragon Absorption, Fist of the Mortal Flame, Flamethrower, Sword of the Darkness Flame, Black Dragon Wave, and Astral Projection. He is a hotheaded demon from the Demon World.

Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama and Hiei

Kuwabara and Hiei at first did not like each other because Hiei consider humans as weakling. I laughed too hard when Kuwabara and Hiei arguing at each other. Yusuke and Hiei used to be rivals before but now they fight together as a team. Hiei still bow his revenge on Yusuke. As the time goes by, Hiei always have a soft side to his friends. “The only reason I saved you is because I might need your help”. That shows that he does care even though he works alone. Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama and Hiei are the greatest anime team of all time. They work together fighting a lot of evil demons. They all participated in the Dark Tournament fighting demons where they put their lives on the line. They fight with everything they got and they fight as true warriors. In the Spirit Detective Saga, they’re became teammates. In the Dark Tournament Saga, they’re became friends. In the Chapter Black Saga, they’re became best friends. In the Three King Saga, they’re became brothers.

Spirit Gun

Kuwabara's Spirit Sword

Kurama's Rose Whip


Dark Tournament: it’s the fiercest fighting competition on different side of reality. It’s accompanied by greedy human crime lords and drawing on the most vile demons in the Spirit World. All criminal gathers five people on their team and they all fight to the death. Demons fight for blood and wants to win the prize.


Yusuke Urameshi, Kuwabara Kazuma, Kurama, Hiei and Genkai.


Rando, The Four Beasts: Genbu the Stone Turtle, Byakko the White Tiger, Seiryu the Blue Dragon and Suzaku the Lightning Phoenix, Team Jolly Devil Six: Roto & Zeru, Rinku, Chu, Team Ichigaki: Dr.Ichigaki, Team Shadow Channelers: Gama, Bakken, and Risho, Toya, Jin, Team Fractural Fairy Tales: Evil Kintaro, Reverse Urashima, and Poison Peach Boy, Shishiwakamaru, Suzuki, Team Toguro, Younger Toguro, Elder Toguro, Karasu, Bui, Sakyo, Sensui Seven: Shinobu Sensui, Itsuki, Kaname Hagiri, Minoru Kamiya, Kiyoshi Mitarai, Tsukihito Amanuma, Sadao Makihara, Makai Realm, Yomi, Mukuro, Raizen, and Shigure.

Supporting Characters

Keiko Yukimura, Koenma, Botan, Atsuko Urameshi, Shizuru Kuwabara, Yukina, Asato Kido, Yu Kaito, Mitsunari Yanagisawa, Pu, Jorge, Koto & Juri, and Ruka.

Yu Yu has four sagas: Spirit Detective Saga, Dark Tournament Saga, Chapter Black Saga, and Three Kings Saga.

This show is an absolute definition of an awesome anime show. This is a fighting anime show with action, mystery and supernatural. I love this anime show but I didn’t understand what this show was about at first. I always watched this on Cartoon Network on Toonami years ago. I love the storyline, the characters, and the abundant amount of action fighting. I enjoyed watching the fighting in this show. This show is similar to Dragonball Z. The voice actors are phenomenal. One of my favorite fights of Yu Yu Hakusho are Yusuke vs Suzaku, Yusuke vs Yomi, Yusuke vs Jin, Yusuke vs Hiei, Yusuke vs Toguro. One of my favorite match of the Dark Tournament was Yusuke vs Jin because Jin always smiling when he’s having a good time during fun. I wish there’s more villains like him. Yusuke gets stronger when he think about his loved ones. The funny scene was when Genkai’s house is full of video game. Kuwabara said “Maybe she just likes video games. She said they’re not just video games. They’re just games that test their spirit abilities. Rock, Paper, Scissors game test their spirit awareness, punching machine that tests their spirit strength, and Karaoke game tests their energy ability to adapt and grow stronger. I never thought that video games is part of a training exercise that makes you stronger. Guess what, I love video games. The first time I watched the first episode of Yu Yu Hakusho, I can’t help but cry because Yusuke risked his life to save a boy’s life. This show taught me that no ones perfect and we have to live our lives to the fullest. I’ve made mistakes in the past but I’m still a human being. We always have a chance to redeem our self and become better human beings. It taught me that friends are important because we have each other’s back. Yusuke always risk his life to save his friends and his friends repay their debt to Yusuke. There are people I care about too that makes me stronger. Feeling is our power. Yusuke, thank you for teaching me that. Yu Yu Hakusho is my childhood anime show and I give it a perfect 10 out of 10. If anymore is interested to watch Yu Yu Hakusho, check out at www.funimation.com. SPIRIT GUN!!!! SHOTGUN!!!! #YuYuHakusho #YusukeUrameshi #KuwabaraKazuma #Kurama #Hiei #SpiritDetectiveSaga #DarkTournamentSaga #ChapterBlackSaga #ThreeKingsSaga #Anime #FightingAnime #ActionAnime #Funimation