Yu Yu Hakusho's Original Animation Ships on October 26 in Japan
posted on by Karen Ressler
The official website for the Yū Yū Hakusho anime's 25th anniversary announced that the anime's 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Box will be divided into four parts, and the upcoming original animation will bundle with the fourth part, which ships on October 26, 2018 in Japan.
The first part will include the "Spirit Detective" arc (episodes 1-26), as well as both movies, and will ship on July 27. It will be the first Blu-ray Disc release for the second movie. The second set will include the 40-episode "Dark Tournament" arc and ship on August 28. The third set will include the 28-episode "Sensui" (Chapter Black) arc and ship on September 26. In addition to the original animation, the fourth set will include the 18-episode "Demon World" arc. All four sets will also include clean openings and closings.
Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter) published the original Yū Yū Hakusho manga from 1990 to 1994. Viz Media began publishing the manga in its English edition of Shonen Jump in 2002, and it also released all 19 volumes. The manga follows 14-year-old delinquent Yusuke Urameshi, who dies after saving a child in a car accident. The Spirit World is surprised by his death and offers him a chance to come back as a "spirit detective" who is tasked with defeating demons.
The television anime adaptation ran from 1992 to 1995 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The series also inspired two films and two original video anime (OVAs). FUNimation Entertainment released the television series and OVAs on home video in North America. Media Blasters and later Funimation released the first film and Central Park Media released the second film. The television series ran on Adult Swim and later Toonami.
The manga is inspiring a new Yū Yū Hakusho 100% Maji Battle (100% Serious Battle) smartphone game that reunites the anime's cast members. The app is available now.
Source: Animate Times