Things I Like: Hiei (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Hiei dark tournament semifinals broken sword Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

One of my favorite characters on the show, and also one of the best anti-heroes in fiction. Hiei was definitely among the best.

Hiei shadow sword Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

He starts out as a literal villain, stealing a sword of demonic nature and extreme power.

Hiei vs Yusuke Urameshi first fight Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

Putting him in direct battle with the spirit detective himself.

Hiei true demon form green Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

I’m surprised he didn’t use this form later in the series, especially when he needed a power boost.

Spirit gun bounces off mirror and hits hiei Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

I still don’t believe Yusuke should have beaten him that first time. Lucky shot.

Hiei Yusuke Urameshi Kazuma Kuwabara kurama maze castle Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

After his arrest by spirit world, he goes on parole and his way to redemption is to help Yusuke.

Hiei vs seiryu Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

He always had most of the best fights. They were quick and he would often dominate.

Hiei saves Yukina Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

Then we found out he had a secret sister that he was extremely protective over yet didn’t want her to know that he was her brother.

Hiei summons dragon of the darkness flame against zeru Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan dark tournament

The dragon of the darkness flame was so awesome, especially that first time.

Hiei kills kuro momotaro sword of the darkness flame Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

The sword of the darkness flame attack was also really really awesome and cool.

Hiei vs bui dragon of the darkness flame Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

Then he actually became the dragon of the darkness flame sort of. Very impressive as well.

Hiei learns he's B class Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

During the Chapter Black saga, he throws a hissy fit and disappears for a while.

Hiei vs sniper Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

But shows up to save the day at the last minute. He R good guy after all.

Hiei hits Shinobu Sensui with dragon of the darkness flame Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

And throwing this dragon of the darkness flame was one of my favorites as well.

Hiei kurama kuwabara avenge Yusuke Urameshi VS Shinobu Sensui Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

I admired this attempt to avenge Yusuke.

Hiei vs mukuro demon world tournament Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

During the last saga, he works for the demon lord Mukuro. It didn’t make much sense for him to do so, but they strangely fall in love kind of.

Hiei loses against mukuro demon world tournament Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

Though he loses to her in the demon world tournament, his true goal was to free her of her hatred of that bitter past she had.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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