Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992–2005)
"Yu Yu Hakusho" (original title)

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Series cast summary:
Nozomu Sasaki ...
 Yûsuke Urameshi (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Justin Cook ...
 Yusuke Urameshi (FUNimation dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
 Keiko Yukimura (FUNimation dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Christopher Sabat ...
 Kazuma Kuwabara (FUNimation dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Cynthia Cranz ...
 Botan (FUNimation dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Kent Williams ...
 Narrator (FUNimation dub) / ... (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Shigeru Chiba ...
 Kuwabara, Kazuma (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Sarah Hauser ...
 Botan (Animax Asia dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Andrea Kwan ...
 Shizuru Kuwabara (Animax Asia dub) / ... (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Sanae Miyuki ...
 Botan (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Candice Moore ...
 Koenma (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
 Narration / ... (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Darren Pleavin ...
 Yusuke Urameshi (Animax Asia dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Rick Thomas ...
 Narrator (Animax Asia dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
 Kazuma Kuwabara (Animax Asia dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
 Hiei / ... (107 episodes, 1992-1995)
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...
 Hiei (106 episodes, 1992-1995)
Dave Bridges ...
 Hiei (Animax Asia dub) (105 episodes, 1992-1995)
 Koenma / ... (96 episodes, 1992-1994)
John Burgmeier ...
 Kurama / ... (86 episodes, 1992-1994)
Linda Young ...
 Genkai (55 episodes, 1992-1994)
 Shizuru Kuwabara / ... (54 episodes, 1993-1994)


One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. After being resurrected, Yusuke becomes a Spirit Detective, along with his comrades, and one adventure after another happens, whether it be an investigation or a fighting tournament. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 October 1992 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Poltergeist Report: Yu Yu Hakusho  »

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(112 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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The series was released in France by Dybex on 4 separate DVD volumes. Each volume had 4 DVD discs each. The first volume was released on November 9th 2004, the second volume was released February 24th 2005, the third volume was released June 30th 2005 and the fourth volumes was released September 16th 2005. The first volume had the first 28 episodes, the second volume had 27 episodes, the third volume had 27 episodes, and the forth volume had the last 27 episodes. These volumes were later re-released with the first volume being re-released September 28th 2006, the second volume being re-released on November 6th 2006, the third volume being re-released on December 7th 2006 and the fourth volume was re-released on January 17th 2007. The series was then re-released in France by Dybex again in 2-part box sets. Each box set had a slip case that had a digi-pack inside of 8 DVD discs and a booklet. The first box set had the first 56 episodes and was released on June 8th 2009 and the second box set had the remaining 56 episodes was released on October 28th 2009. The series was re-released for a third time on January 24th 2008 in France by Dybex in a complete collection on 16 DVD discs and again in a complete collection on September 30th 2011. See more »


Yusuke's last name, Urameshi, is pronounced Yur-a-mesh-i throughout the English dub of the show, while it's supposed to be pronounced, Oo-ra-me-shi. See more »


[after Kuwabara rants about his new love of Yukina]
Yusuke Urameshi: I guess he feel out of love to you.
Botan: [sarcastic] : Oh darn...
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My childhood
15 January 2015 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

As a kid it aired on an anime channel and it was pretty much the only anime i watched until i grew older, back then I've seen it about 5-6 times all the way from the beginning to the very end.

Just like many other anime, this one is heavily centered around character development as well. As a result what we get are really good, and well detailed characters that make the center of the series. During the 3 seasons there are at least 6-7 characters that have deep stories and personalities to them, so chances are you are going to be attached to at least a couple of them by the end of the show. Other than the heroes going through an emotional journey in which they mature and find their places in their worlds (the plural form is intended) they also develop physically in their power levels, symbolizing this journey.

As for the story line, it's nothing too complicated or excessive, but it is OK. The real deal however are the fight scenes, being an action packed anime, there are tons of cool abilities used by our heroes and the villains they face, and they don't always win their fights either, which makes it much more realistic and exciting. In some instances you might even find yourself rooting for the bad guys, as the line between good and bad is not that clear like in real life.

Overall if you like action based anime with lots of fight scenes then this is a MUST WATCH for you.

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