‘Yu Yu Hakusho’ Releasing New 25th Anniversary Anime Special in 2018!


Among the most popular shonen series of the 1990s, Yu Yu Hakusho found resonance with a particular age group of fans, and now it is all set to make a grand come back.

On the occasion of the 25th Anniversary, a Yu Yu Hakusho box set is going to be released with a new inclusion in the form of an anime special:

A Twitter user, @YourAnimeGuy discovered that the box set would showcase some OVA or a brief animation packaged with the 25th Anniversary Blu-ray box set. An art showing the lead characters of the series in fancier costumes than ever seen before has also been created to celebrate the occasion.

Yu Yu Hakusho was renowned for the fashion sense as well as its story and brilliantly animated combats. It is among the very anime series which don’t have a split fandom with one half supporting the original Japanese language version and the other supporting dubbed English releases. The return will cheer those fans who are nostalgic about the series.

Yu Yu Hakusho was created by Yoshihiro Togashi and is the story of Yusuke Urameshi, an abandoned teenager who dies after being run over by a car when he tried to save a child. After he passes several tests, Yusuke is able to come back to the mortal world, but, with a few conditions. He has the extra ability to see ghosts and demons and gets the title of “Underworld Detective” who must be able to solve cases pertaining to ghosts running wild in the human world.

The series was aired in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump beginning December 1990 until July 1994. The series comprised of a total 19 volumes and got the license for an English version to be released by Viz Media from 2003 to 2010. Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot had converted it into an anime series that aired from October 1992 to December 1994 for a total 112 episodes.

Funimation got its North America license in 2001, and it debuted on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block, but, later moved to Toonami under the title Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files. More than 50 million copies of the manga have been sold in Japan, and it has been appreciated by critics and fans alike for the story. Sadly, production faced issues because Togashi mentioned his stress and health issues in public which he suffered during his time drawing the manga and ultimately the series ended as per his own terms.

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