Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992–2003)
"Yû yû hakusho" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Nozomu Sasaki ...
 Yûsuke Urameshi (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
Justin Cook ...
 Yusuke Urameshi (FUNimation dub) (112 episodes, 1992-1995)
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 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)
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 Koenma / ... (96 episodes, 1992-1994)
John Burgmeier ...
 Kurama / ... (86 episodes, 1992-1994)
Chuck Huber ...
 Hiei / ... (83 episodes, 1992-1994)
Linda Young ...
 Genkai (55 episodes, 1992-1994)
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 Shizuru Kuwabara / ... (54 episodes, 1993-1994)
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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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Journey into Demon World! See more »


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Also Known As:

Poltergeist Report: Yuu Yuu Hakusho  »

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The title "Yu Yu Hakusho" is a play about Yusuke Urameshi's name. See more »

Quotes

Yusuke Urameshi: [after Sensui has been listing reasons why he's going to beat Yusuke] *My* turn! Reason number one why I'm gonna kick *your* ass! I'm just better than you! And I'm not as predictable as you think!
[suddenly stops attacking Sensui and jumps into a lake]
Yusuke Urameshi: You still think you know what I'm gonna do next?
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Referenced in J-Stars Victory Vs (2014) See more »

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A more mature concept similar to DBZ.
10 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If Yu Gi Oh can be considered the companion piece to Pokemon, than Yu Yu Hakusho could be considered as a suitable companion piece for Dragon Ball Z.

The story concerns Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage boy who dies and comes back to life in an unusual twist of fate. As a side effect, he develops unusual psychic powers and is appointed as the spirit detective of the Earth, defending it from various demonic creatures.

The fights are more interesting than in DBZ, they really keep you on the edge of your seat, and they generally aren't too long and drawn out. The characters powers are also more entertaining and believable at once (i.e. They only get achieve levels capable of destroying the Earth towards the end, rather than in the very first saga, therefore, they usually must rely on strategy).

The characters are realistic and diverse, at least compared to most other shonen anime. They can be despicable, lovable, heroic, tragic and everything else, often all at once.

Of particular interest is the Chapter Black Saga, which tells the story of Sensui.


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