The Edit List
Yu Yu Hakusho 51 & 52

by Mike Majeski, Sep 21st 2003
51. Arch-Rivals

1. In Recap – Close-up of Suzuka's face while taking punches from Genkai in rapid succession replaced with a shot of Suzuka hitting the ceiling (after Genkai kicked him)

2. In Recap – Shot of Genkai punching Suzuka in rapid succession replaced with a shot of Suzuka landing on Genkai's Fist (after hitting the ceiling)

3. In Recap – Shot of Suzuka taking multiple hits (from Genkai) replaced with a shot of Genkai kicking Suzuka in the face.

4. In Recap – close-up of Suzuka's face after Genkai finished with him, blood coming from his hairline, nose and mouth removed. Also dents in his forehead, and cheek, and some of the swelling has been removed.

5. Kuwabara's “What if he gets his sleep schedule all screwy?” about the sleeping Yusuke – CUT. (Time edit?)

6. When the ladies find Genkai in the forest. Shizuru's cigarette is removed.

7. Kirenja's “Oh, damn.” changed to “Oh, man” as he see Bui's axe for the first time

8. Shot of Bui's axe cleaving through Kirenja's mid-section replaced with a stylized version (it implies the same result)

9. Shot of Kirenja going to pieces, literally, replaced with a shot of smoke filling the screen.

10. Shot of blood sprays (from no one in particular) whited out – From the elder Toguro's attack

11. Close-up shot of the 3 remaining Team Gorenja, the blood they cough up has been removed. And the tentacles piercing the female fighters face has been removed.

12. In the shot of all the combatants, blood has been removed from all the Gorenja fighters

13. In the panning shot, covering all the Gorenja fighters, all blood has been removed.

14. The profile shot of Team Gorenja, as the one who tried to give up is pierced through the head (5 times) – CUT.

15. Close-up of the fighter with Tuguro's tentacles sticking out of his face – CUT.

16. In Flashback – All blood coming from Bui and Karasu's wounds have been removed

17. Profile shot of the elder Toguro piercing the final member of Team Gorenja through the head – CUT.

18. The elder Toguro's “I always hate keeping my promises” – CUT.

19. Close-up of the final member of Team Gorenja, with Toguro's finger penetrating his forehead – CUT.

20. In the shot of the elder Toguro licking his finger, the blood has been removed from it.

21. Genkai's “Cut the sentimental crap!” changed to “Cut the sentimental bull!”

22. Genkai's “You sold your soul for a crappy fantasy.” changed to “You sold your soul for a stupid fantasy”

23. In Preview – “Am I giving it away? Well I don't give a damn.” Changed to “Am I giving it away? Well I don't care.”

24. ENDING TITLES - Second ED replaced with the first ED.




52. The Death of Genkai

1. In Flashback – Blood from one of the demon's mouth is removed.

2. In Flashback – As Genkai kicks 3 other demons, blood has been removed from each of her strikes.

3. In Flashback – As Toguro bites his lip, blood is removed.

4. As Toguro lands an attack on Genkai, the blood is removed.

5. Shot of Genkai jumping away from Toguro, bleeding profusely – CUT.

6. In the panning shot across Toguro's back ending at the wound Genkai caused, all blood has been removed (there was strangely little blood on that wound, considering that Genkai nearly took off his arm)

7. As Toguro drops a piece of cloth, as he attacked Genkai, all blood on and around it has been removed.

8. Close-up shot of Toguro's wound replaced with a close-up of Toguro's face.

9. Hiei's “Such an enormous power. What the hell is going on?” changed to “Such an enormous power. What is going on?” as he senses Toguro powering up

10. Genkai's “Great by your crap standards, not by mine!” changed to “Great by your poor standards, not by mine!”

11. Shot of blood splattering on a white field – CUT.

12. In the shot of Genkai lying, broken, on the ground. The growing pool of blood forming under her is removed.

13. In the shot of Yusuke, Toguro, and Genkai. The pool of blood under Genkai has been removed

14. As Yusuke picks up Genkai's broken body, the pool of blood has been removed

15. Yusuke's “Hell, we got a whole ER unit now!” changed to “I mean we got a whole ER unit now!” as he tries to comfort Genkai.

16. Genkai's “Damn it, Yusuke. Listen to me.” changed to “Darn it, Yusuke. Listen to me.”

17. Yusuke's “Shut the hell up. You think you know everything, but you don't have a friggin' clue!” changed to “Shut up. You think you know everything, but you don't have the smallest clue!” to Toguro.

18. In the close-up of Yusuke, after he is hit by Toguro and strikes the tree, the blood he coughs up has been removed.

19. Shot of Shizuru actively smoking – CUT.

20. ENDING TITLES - Second ED replaced with the first ED.


Ok, I have to admit that I felt kind of strange doing the edits for this episode. Considering the subject matter, it felt weird nit-picking every drop of blood that was edited out. What can I say, maybe I'm being a wee bit over-sensitive. That's the way I am.

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