Yu Yu Hakusho Manga Gets New Animated Work (Updated)
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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 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 Yu Yu Hakusho 100% Maji Battle (100% Serious Battle) smartphone game that reunites the anime's cast members. The app is available now.
Update: The new work will be bundled with an upcoming 25th anniversary Blu-ray Disc box set.
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