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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files 

Yu Yu Hakusho (original title)
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One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Nozomu Sasaki ...  Yûsuke Urameshi / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Justin Cook ...  Yusuke Urameshi (FUNimation dub) / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Christopher Sabat ...  Kazuma Kuwabara (FUNimation dub) / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Cynthia Cranz ...  Botan (FUNimation dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Kent Williams ...  Narrator (FUNimation dub) / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Shigeru Chiba ...  Kazuma Kuwabara / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Sarah Hauser Sarah Hauser ...  Botan (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Sanae Miyuki ...  Botan 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Candice Moore ...  Koenma / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ...  Narration / ... 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Darren Pleavin ...  Yusuke Urameshi (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Rick Thomas Rick Thomas ...  Narrator (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Russell Wait ...  Kazuma Kuwabara (Animax Asia dub) 112 episodes, 1992-1995
Laura Bailey ...  Keiko Yukimura (FUNimation dub) 111 episodes, 1992-1995
Sean Teague ...  Koenma / ... 111 episodes, 1992-1995
Mayumi Tanaka ...  Koenma 111 episodes, 1992-1995
Chuck Huber ...  Hiei (FUNimation dub) / ... 107 episodes, 1992-1995
Nobuyuki Hiyama ...  Hiei 106 episodes, 1992-1995
Dave Bridges ...  Hiei (Animax Asia dub) 104 episodes, 1992-1995
Andrea Kwan ...  Shizuru Kuwabara (Animax Asia dub) / ... 90 episodes, 1993-1995
John Burgmeier ...  Kurama / ... 87 episodes, 1992-1994
Linda Young ...  Genkai 55 episodes, 1992-1994
Kasey Buckley ...  Shizuru Kuwabara / ... 54 episodes, 1993-1994


One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. After being resurrected, Yusuke becomes a Spirit Detective, along with his comrades, and one adventure after another happens, whether it be an investigation or a fighting tournament. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

10 October 1992 (Japan) See more »

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(112 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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A sticker book album was released in Thailand. See more »


Yusuke's last name, Urameshi, is pronounced Yur-a-mesh-i throughout the English dub of the show, while it's supposed to be pronounced, Oo-ra-me-shi. See more »


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Alternate Versions

The episodes that aired in the USA on Adult Swim are partially edited. See more »


Spin-off Yu Yu Hakusho Gaiden (1994) See more »


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Just good old fashioned fun
20 September 2003 | by thegreatgrundleSee all my reviews

This is a great series. Not because of superior animation or music. Not because of innovative plots or creative story-telling. Its just fun to watch.

The series grabs hold of you with the first line of the first episode, which goes something like this: "This is our hero, Yusuke Urameshi. And surprisingly enough, he's dead." I mean, if the main character dying in the first episode doesn't pique your interest, what will? After that, the story is one we've seen often enough: guys with super powers fighting evil. Basic, but with good execution it can be quite effective.

I think the main strength of this show is in the characters. Yusuke is the jerk with the heart of gold. He'll do the right thing, but he'll always have a smart-alec remark to rub your wounds with salt. He has most of the best fights, and his scenes with his girlfriend are classic, and usually end with him getting slapped. Hiei and Kurama are just cool, if you'll simply look past Kurama's unfortunate fashion sense (the pink jump suit just doesn't work for me). Kuwabara's probably the best. He's so arrogant, and yet he loses nearly every fight he's in. It's great just to watch him get the crap beaten out of him after his long descriptions of how he's going to win the fight.

The only negatives for this show are some annoying habits they have. They usually pull the old, "There are four of us and one of him, but we're not going to all fight at once and overwhelm him, we'll just sit back while one of us (namely Kuwabara) gets pummeled. We could simply shoot the guy with a finger, but let's let him tire himself out kicking Kuwabara's face in instead." It makes for good comic relief, but gets kind of old when the fights stretch out unnecessarily long. Let's not turn this into DBZ here.

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