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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files 

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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
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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 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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An epic battle between Spirit Detectives past and present reaches its climax! See more »


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

10 October 1992 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files See more »

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(112 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kurama and Hiei are both mountains in Japan. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Yusuke Urameshi: Spirit gun!
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Anime Abandon: Psychic Wars (2011) See more »

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Daydream Generation
Performed by Sara White (English version)
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A more mature concept similar to DBZ.
10 July 2010 | by Shinobu_SensuiSee all my reviews

If Yu Gi Oh can be considered the companion piece to Pokemon, than Yu Yu Hakusho could be considered as a suitable companion piece for Dragon Ball Z.

The story concerns Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage boy who dies and comes back to life in an unusual twist of fate. As a side effect, he develops unusual psychic powers and is appointed as the spirit detective of the Earth, defending it from various demonic creatures.

The fights are more interesting than in DBZ, they really keep you on the edge of your seat, and they generally aren't too long and drawn out. The characters powers are also more entertaining and believable at once (i.e. They only get achieve levels capable of destroying the Earth towards the end, rather than in the very first saga, therefore, they usually must rely on strategy).

The characters are realistic and diverse, at least compared to most other shonen anime. They can be despicable, lovable, heroic, tragic and everything else, often all at once.

Of particular interest is the Chapter Black Saga, which tells the story of Sensui.


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