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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
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 ...  Kazuma Kuwabara / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Sarah Hauser Sarah Hauser ...  Botan (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Sanae Miyuki ...  Botan 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Candice Moore ...  Koenma / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ...  Narration / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Darren Pleavin ...  Yusuke Urameshi (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Rick Thomas Rick Thomas ...  Narrator (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Russell Wait ...  Kazuma Kuwabara (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Laura Bailey ...  Keiko Yukimura (FUNimation dub) 111 episodes, 1992-1995
Sean Teague ...  Koenma / ... 111 episodes, 1992-1995
Mayumi Tanaka ...  Koenma 110 episodes, 1992-1995
Chuck Huber ...  Hiei (FUNimation dub) / ... 107 episodes, 1992-1995
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...  Hiei 106 episodes, 1992-1995
Dave Bridges ...  Hiei (Animax Asia dub) 104 episodes, 1992-1995
Hisako Kyôda ...  Genkai 104 episodes, 1992-1995
Andrea Kwan ...  Shizuru Kuwabara (Animax Asia dub) / ... 90 episodes, 1993-1995
John Burgmeier ...  Kurama / ... 87 episodes, 1992-1994
Linda Young ...  Genkai 55 episodes, 1992-1994
Kasey Buckley ...  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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In the Philippine dub, Koenma's name is changed to Jericho. 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 »


Yusuke Urameshi: Spirit gun!
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Alternate Versions

The episodes that aired in the USA on Adult Swim are partially edited. See more »


Spin-off Yu Yu Hakusho DS: Ankoku Bujutsukai Hen (2006) See more »


Smile Bomb
Performed by Sara White (English version)
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2 June 2004 | by SeanSmithSee all my reviews

Yu Yu Hakusho is one of the greatest anime shows I've ever seen. It's the story of a teenage spirit detective and his friends fighting the worst demons from spirit world. The animation's great, the music fits, it actually has a story, and the voice actors are phenomenal!! It's also has clever dialog, FUNimation really did a great job with this project. This show is fantastic all around!!!

This show really grabs your attention, for instance: (Before I knew about this show) I was in the kitchen finding myself something to eat, my brother was watching Yu Yu Hakusho and I could see the TV from the kitchen. I heard somebody yell "Spirit Gun" and I instantly looked up, forgot I was hungry then sat down and watched it. GREAT ANIME!!!!!

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10 October 1992 (Japan) See more »

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files See more »

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