While I preferred Koto as the referee, I did like Juri.
She replaces her once the semi-finals begin.
Though it becomes clear that she was only chosen to be eye candy for all the demons watching.
She’s almost gotten killed in the ring. But the worst that ever happened was being temporarily turned into a small child of herself.
I thought it was cute that she congratulated Genkai so warmly because they were both female.
She wasn’t above arguing with fighters over a match call.
She did have moments where she wanted to quit.
She manages to stay alive the whole time. But after the Dark Tournament, she works at some place as a waitress in Demon World.
I always liked the ring announcer Koto during the Dark Tournament.
She had an excellent work ethic. She was sometimes as much as part of the fight as the actual fighters.
She always had a strange love for violence, calling it glorious and wonderful.
Though hypocritically, she’s avoided death a few times when an attack was way too powerful.
She even gets attacked by a demon who was breaking the rules.
For showing too much sympathy for Team Urameshi, she’s demoted as an announcer in the stands rather than the referee in the ring.
Being replaced by Juri, but both of them get to announce Yusuke and his team as the winners of the Dark Tournament.
But to the demons running the Demon World Tournament, they asked her to be the announcer due to her talents, not her physical appearance. I was happy for her.