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Cuddle the Life-Size Hiei Baby Plush from Yu Yu Hakusho

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

If you felt bad for poor infant Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho, you can now adopt him and treat him to the better parental care he always deserved.

The Ensky mail-order shop opened pre-orders for life-size plush versions of infant Hiei. The plush doll is made-to-order and costs 6,500 yen (US$59) with shipments expected to arrive in May.

Hiei was cast out from his home as the "cursed child" born to an ice maiden. The ice maidens are an all female race so they didn't take to kindly to a male fire demon being born among them.

The plush version includes a replica of Hiei's mother's necklace. The doll itself cannot be removed from his swaddling, but that just makes him easier to cuddle.

Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter) published the original Yu Yu 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 spawned 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.

A new anime entry in the Yu Yu Hakusho franchise screened at Toho Cinemas Shinjuku on October 6. The new anime adapts the "Two Shot" bonus chapter from the manga's seventh volume, as well as the manga's penultimate chapter "All or Nothing." The OVA shipped with the fourth part of the anime's 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Box collection on October 26 in Japan.

Source: Comic Natalie


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