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Yu Yu Hakusho Game App Reunites Anime Cast

posted on by Karen Ressler
Voice actors for Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei return

KLab Games announced a Yu Yu Hakusho smartphone game titled Yu Yu Hakusho 100% Maji Battle (100% Serious Battle) at Tokyo Game Show on Thursday. The app will reunite anime cast members, including Nozomu Sasaki as Yusuke, Shigeru Chiba as Kuwabara, Megumi Ogata as Kurama, and Nobuyuki Hiyama as Hiei.

The app features super-deformed versions of Yu Yu Hakusho characters. Players will be able to create a "dream team" for 5-vs-5 battles.

The iOS and Android app will be free to play with in-game purchases. More information will be revealed in December.

Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter) published the original Yu Yu Hakusho manga from 1990 to 1994. Viz 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.

Source: Animate Times

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