Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie

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©1996 Yoshihiro Togashi/Shueisha/Studio Pierrot

Alternative title:
Yu Yu Hakusho - Il sigillo d'oro (Italian)
Yu Yu Hakusho - le Film (French)
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Golden Seal
幽☆遊☆白書 (Japanese)
Themes: demons
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: It's summer break, and Yusuke and Kuwabara are enjoying their time by doing one of their favorite hobbies: getting into gang fights and kicking major butt. However, their vacation is cut short when Botan shows up and tells them that Lord Koenma, Prince of the Spirit World, has been kidnapped. The kidnappers demand the Golden Seal for ransom, a seal that is so powerful, that even King Enma, ruler of the Spirit World, could be overthrown if it's stolen from him. Yusuke, Kuwabara and Botan, along with their friends, have very little time to rescue Koenma, before he'll be thrown into lava. Yusuke can't give away the seal, but he can't let Koenma, the person who brought him back from the dead, be hurt either.
User Ratings: 510 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 20 votes (sub:12, dub:8)
 Excellent: 33 votes (sub:21, dub:11, ?:1)
 Very good: 70 votes (sub:38, dub:27, ?:1, others:4
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 134 votes (dub:63, sub:62, ?:3, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:4
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
 Decent: 105 votes (dub:57, sub:39, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:6
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Hungarian subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 65 votes (sub:32, dub:32, raw:1)
 Not really good: 32 votes (dub:19, sub:12, ?:1)
 Weak: 26 votes (sub:14, dub:11, ?:1)
 Bad: 8 votes (dub:7, sub:1)
 Awful: 10 votes (dub:5, sub:4, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 1400 users, rank: #849 (of 7674)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.239 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.0092, rank: #5101 (of 7701)
Weighted mean: 6.149 (Decent), rank: #5292 (of 7701) (seen all: 6.16 / seen some: 5.21)
Bayesian estimate: 6.183 (Decent+), rank: #4771 (of 5824)
Running time: 30 minutes
Vintage: 1993-07-10
Premiere date:
1993-07-10 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
"Bomb of your Smile" by Matsuko Mawatari
Ending Theme:
"Sayonara Bye Bye" by Matsuko Mawatari
Links: We have 1
Due to its short running time, this was shown in Japan as a part of a tripple feature with two other short movies spun off from TV series.
In the United States Media Blasters released this as a double feature with Ninku.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ninku/Yu Yu Hakusho Double Feature (DVD) 2001-01-30
    Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie & Eizou Hakusho (DVD) 2011-11-29

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Storyboard: Noriyuki Abe
Unit Director: Shigeru Ueda
Music: Yusuke Honma
Original Manga: Yoshihiro Togashi
Character Design:
Akihiro Enomoto (Anime Spot)
Mari Kitayama
Art Director: Shigenori Takada
Animation Director: Akihiro Enomoto
Sound Director: Kan Mizumoto
Director of Photography: Toshiyuki Fukushima
Executive producer: Yūji Nunokawa
Ken Hagino (Studio Pierrot)

Animation: Masaya Onishi (OP; ED)
Art Setting: Yūji Ikeda
Assistant Animation Director:
Atsuko Inoue
Hiroto Tanaka
Background Art:
Hideaki Kudo (Studio Wyeth)
Hitoshi Nagasaki (Studio Wyeth)
Noriyoshi Doi (Studio Wyeth)
Shigenori Takada (Studio Wyeth)
Shinobu Takahashi (Studio Wyeth)
Yūji Ikeda (Studio Wyeth)
Yūko Kobayashi (Studio Wyeth)
Yutaka Ito (Studio Wyeth)
Color setting: Yukie Ishida
In-Between Check:
Mitsuko Toyoshima
Yaeko Kodama (Zero One)
Key Animation:
Katsutoshi Isshi (Anime Spot)
Noriko Sato (Anime Spot)
Osamu Nabeshima (Anime Spot)
Shinsaku Kōzuma (Anime Spot)
Takeyuki Suzuki (Anime Spot)
Takuya Wada (Anime Spot)
Tatsuo Yamada (Anime Spot)
Tetsuya Nishio (Anime Spot)
Literature Production: Hideko Ikeda
Hajime Noguchi (Takahashi Production)
Harutoshi Miyakawa (Takahashi Production)
Hironobu Horikoshi (Takahashi Production)
Jun Sato (Takahashi Production)
Junko Nagai (Takahashi Production)
Kentaro Takahashi (Takahashi Production)
Miho Koike (Takahashi Production)
Mitsuhiro Sato (Takahashi Production)
Takeshi Ogawa (Takahashi Production)
Tomohiro Takahashi (Takahashi Production)
Toshiyuki Fukushima (Takahashi Production)
Yasuko Harada (Takahashi Production)
Yasuyoshi Toyonaga (Takahashi Production)
Yukiko Maruhashi (Takahashi Production)
Planning Assistant:
Kenji Shimizu
Koji Kaneda (Fuji TV)
Kyotaro Kimura (Yomiko Advertising)
Production Advancement: Ryuichiro Nishi
Production manager: Fuminori Kageyama
Recording Adjustment: Ryo Narikiyo (Seion Studio)
Sound Effects: Shoji Kato (Anime Sound)
Special Effects: Kenji Ikeda
Theme Song Arrangement: Matsuko Mawatari (OP; ED)
Theme Song Composition: Matsuko Mawatari (OP; ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Xioulong Lee (OP; ED)
Theme Song Performance: Matsuko Mawatari (OP; ED)
Nozomu Sasaki as Yuusuke Urameshi

Megumi Ogata as Kurama
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Hiei
Sanae Miyuki as Botan
Shigeru Chiba as Kazuma Kuwabara

Masami Suzuki as Tree Demon
Mayumi Tanaka as Koenma
Mitsuaki Madono as Monster
Rica Matsumoto as Koashura
Takeshi Aono as Garuga/Yasha
Taro Arakawa as Shobu
Tomomichi Nishimura as
Jorge Saotome
Yuri Shiratori as Kotennyo
Japanese companies
Background Art: Studio Wyeth
Distributor: Toei Company, Ltd.
Editing: Falcon, Inc.
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
In-Between Animation: Seong Bo Yang Haeng
In-between Check: Zero One
Key Animation: Anime Spot
Photography: Takahashi Production
Planning Assistance:
Fuji Television Network
Shueisha (Weekly Shonen Jump)
Yomiko Advertising, Inc.
Production: Pierrot
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Sound Production: Zakku Promotion
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Jenny Haniver
ADR Director: Justin Cook (FUNimation)
Script: Jared Hedges (FUNimation)
Translation: Tokyo Rose
Executive producer:
Gen Fukunaga (FUNimation)
John Sirabella
3D Animation: Michael Fenimore
Additional Music: Ivan Woolfe
ADR Engineer: Joseph Tompkins (FUNimation)
Assistant producer: Michael Harcourt (FUNimation)
Digital Tracking: Joe Romersa
Editing: Scott Marchfield
Final Mix: Joe Romersa
Head Writer: Jared Hedges (FUNimation)
Line Producer: Justin Cook (FUNimation)
Mix Engineer: Andrew Tipps (FUNimation)
Packaging Design:
Alissyn Brock
Soho Chic
Production Assistant:
Gino Palencia (FUNimation)
Trenton Jons (FUNimation)
Production manager: Sam Liebowitz
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Senior Video Editors:
Daniel Mancilla (FUNimation)
Jeremy Jimenez (FUNimation)
Talent Coordination: Tara A. Williams (FUNimation)
Christopher R. Sabat as Kazuma Kuwabara (FUNimation)
Chuck Huber as Hiei (FUNimation)
John Burgmeier as Kurama (FUNimation)
Jonathan Charles as Yusuke Urameshi (Media Blasters)
Justin Cook as Yusuke Urameshi (FUNimation)
Lex Lang as Kazuma Kuwabara (Media Blasters)

Chris Ayres as Garuga/Yasha (FUNimation)
Dougary Grant as Garuga/Yasha (Media Blasters)
Greg Ayres as Koashura (FUNimation)
Ian Hawk as Koenma (Media Blasters)
Julie Kliewer as Koashura (Media Blasters)
Sean Barker as Kurama (Media Blasters)
Sean Thornton as Hiei (Media Blasters)
Sean Michael Teague as Koenma (FUNimation)

Bob Marx as Lord's Attendant (Media Blasters)
Cynthia Cranz as Botan (FUNimation)
David Lucas as Thug (Media Blasters)
Doug Stone as Winged Demon (Media Blasters)
Jeff Johnson as Tree Demon (Funimation)
Kate Bristol as Kotennyo (FUNimation)
Kent Williams as Jorge Saotome (FUNimation)
Lia Sargent as Botan
Richard Barnes as Tree Demon (Media Blasters)
Wendee Lee as Kotennyo (Media Blasters)

Andrew Ebert (Media Blasters)
Bambi Darro (Media Blasters)
Ceclia Elam (Media Blasters)
Chad Gouffahtts (FUNimation)
Dougary Grant (Media Blasters)
Egg Nebula (FUNimation)
Gloria Gines (Media Blasters)
Jerome Fifty-Seven (FUNimation)
Jetta E. Bumpy (Media Blasters)
Kaboom (FUNimation)
Richard George (Media Blasters)
Rob Thomas (Media Blasters)
Troy Williams (FUNimation)
English companies
Broadcaster: International Channel
Dubbing: Animaze
Editing Studio: RG Video
Licensed by:
FUNimation Entertainment (2011)
Media Blasters (Expired)
Recording Studio: Magnitude 8 Post
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Philippe Roullier
Constantin Pappas as Yusuke

Colette Noel as Botan
Frederic Popovic as Kurama
Yann Pichon as Kuwabara

Alain Floret as Monstre de la forêt
Bruno Magne as
Frederic Popovic as Mashari
Naïké Fauveau as
Nathalie Homs as Koashura
Patrick Pellegrin as Monstre ailé
Philippe Roullier as Narrateur
French companies
Distributor: Dybex
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Joaquín Gómez (Spain dub)
Translation: Takako Otsuki (Spain dub)
Executive producer: José Luis Puertas

Subtitler: Fabián Sierra (Spain dub)
Enrique Hernández as Yuusuke Urameshi (Spain dub)

Ariadna Jiménez as Koenma (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Hiei (Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia as Kurama (Spain dub)
Joaquín Gómez as Garuga/Yasha (Spain dub)
Noemi Bayarri as Botan (Spain dub)
Rosa Moyano as Koashura (Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso as Kazuma Kuwabara (Spain dub)

Antonio Moro as Jugan (Spain dub)
Eduardo Diez as Thug (Spain dub)
Elvira García as Kotennyo (Spain dub)
Joaquín Gómez as Jorge Saotome (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Mix Sound S.L. (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Davide Garbolino as Yusuke Urameshi

Claudio Moneta as Kazuma Kuwabara
Dania Cericola as Kurama Shuichi Minamino
Federica Valenti as Botan

Felice Invernici as Monster
Gianni Quillico as George Saotome (Jorge Saotome)
Irene Scalzo as Ashura (Koashura)
Paolo Sesana as Tree Demon
Pietro Ubaldi as Garuga/Yasha
Serena Clerici as Tennyo (Kotennyo)

Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
DeAgostini (DVD)
Yamato Video (DVD)
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
GMA Network (April 11, 2005)
Tagalog cast
Jeremy Emmanuel Joya as Dennis (Kurama)

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