Yu Yu Hakusho

Japanese manga series

Yu Yu Hakusho (Japanese: 幽☆遊☆白書, Hepburn: Yū Yū Hakusho) is a Japanese manga series by Yoshihiro Togashi. The series tells the story of Yusuke Urameshi. He died saving a child from a car. Yusuke goes through tests presented by Koenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld. After those tests, Yusuke is brought back to life. He then becomes "Underworld Detective" and investigate many cases involving demons and ghosts in the human world. Later manga becomes more focused on martial arts battles and tournaments. Togashi began creating the series in November 1990.

Yu Yu Hakusho
(Yū Yū Hakusho)
GenreAdventure, comedy,[1] supernatural[2]
Written byYoshihiro Togashi
Published byShueisha
English publisher
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Original runDecember 3, 1990July 25, 1994
Volumes19 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byNoriyuki Abe
Produced byKen Hagino (Studio Pierrot)
Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)
Koji Kaneda (Fuji TV)
Kyotaro Kimura (Yomiko Advertising)
Written byYukiyoshi Ōhashi
Music byYusuke Honma
Licensed by
Original networkFuji TV
English network
Original run October 10, 1992 December 17, 1994
Episodes112 (List of episodes)
Original video animation
Eizou Hakusho
Directed byNoriyuki Abe
Written byShigeru Chiba
Music byYusuke Honma
Licensed by
Released September 21, 1994 February 7, 1996
Original video animation
Two Shot & All or Nothing
Directed byNoriyuki Abe
ReleasedOctober 26, 2018
Runtime15 minutes each

The manga was originally published in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 1990 to July 1994. The series has 175 chapters collected in 19 tankōbon volumes. In North America, the manga ran completely in Viz's Shonen Jump from January 2003 to January 2010. There is an anime based on this manga with 112 television episodes. It was directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. At first, the television series aired on Japan's Fuji TV network from October 10, 1992 to December 17, 1994. It was later licensed in North America by Funimation in 2001. There it aired on popular Cartoon Network blocks including Adult Swim and later Toonami. The television series has also been broadcast in various other countries around the world. The Yu Yu Hakusho franchise has produced two animated films. It also has produced a series of original video animations (OVAs), audio albums, video games and other merchandise. The manga sold over fifty million copies in Japan. It won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga in 1993. The animated series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize for best anime in 1994 and 1995. Yu Yu Hakusho has been watched by a large number of television viewers in Japan.

References change

  1. "YuYu Hakusho Vol. 1". ComiXology. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  2. "The Official Website for YuYu Hakusho". Viz Media. Retrieved October 28, 2017.