Things I Like: Yusuke Urameshi (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Yusuke Urameshi VS Doctor Sensui saga Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

Yusuke Urameshi is one of the most interesting main characters in anime. One of the most foul mouth main characters who also strayed far from the path of a goody two shoes hero.

Yusuke Urameshi becomes ghost first death Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

His story starts out as he was a school bully who surprisingly saved a little boy from being run over. He completes a trial to get his life back, only to be employed into the service of the spirit world as their detective.

Yusuke Urameshi first spirit gun Koenma Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

It didn’t take him long to learn how to shoot magic energy out of his finger due to the advice of a magical toddler.

Yusuke Urameshi punches hiei first fight Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

Soon enough, he was fighting demons and winning

Yusuke Urameshi VS hiei demon energy Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

But he would always have to earn his victories.

Yusuke vs rando Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan genkai tournament

I really enjoyed watching him during the Genkai tournament.

Genkai trains Yusuke Urameshi Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

His student–master relationship with Genkai was definitely really interesting. In many ways they loathed each other, but they also cared so deeply for each other when tragedy would strike.

Yusuke Urameshi VS suzaku four saint beasts Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

He did well against the Four Saint Beasts though that fight seemed to last forever.

Yusuke Urameshi Kazuma Kuwabara VS toguro brothers Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

His best moments started after he took the job to save the secret sister of Hiei.

Yusuke Urameshi VS chu Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

The dark tournament was so good.

Yusuke Urameshi VS jinn the wind master Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

He usually had the best fights, the fight against Jin was really good in my opinion.

Yu Yu Hakusho Yusuke vs younger toguro anime Japan

The fight against Toguro at the end was very epic. Definitely the highlight of the series by far.

Yusuke Urameshi VS Shinobu Sensui Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

The fight against Sensui was good but not quite as impressive as the saga before. That fight went on way too long.

Sensui kills Yusuke Urameshi Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

I think Cartoon Network actually took it out of its regular programming because viewers got upset that it was taking too long, and we never got to see his second death on the network, but the English dub definitely does exist all the way to the last episode.

Raizen Yusuke Urameshi VS Shinobu Sensui Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

I thought it was interesting he was a mixed race demon but his demon ancestor was from centuries before. After his second death, he was reborn with demon energy.

Yusuke Urameshi demon form Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

Turns out his ancestor took control of his body during that fight with Sensui at the end and he was pissed about it.

Yusuke Urameshi meets raizen first time Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

When he meets his ancestor Raizen, they have a very bitter relationship. Turns out he was one of the three most powerful demons ever, but was dying due to him not eating anymore. He called himself Yusuke’s father which made some fans incorrectly believe that he was Yusuke’s actual dad and not his ancestor. Yusuke’s father actually shows up at the end of the manga.

Yusuke Urameshi meets yomi Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

The anime implies that Yusuke has a chance against Yomi, but in the manga he definitely was far weaker. So it makes sense for him to propose a giant demon tournament for control of the demon world.

Yusuke Urameshi VS yomi demon world tournament anime Japan

And of course, his last battle was against Yomi. Not a bad fight, I will admit.

Yusuke Urameshi wakes up demon world nurse Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

And he lost… But demon world control was won by a pretty nice demon at the end of the tournament, so he kind of won anyway.

Yusuke and Keiko Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan

At the end he comes back to Keiko and they resume their romance. But it is implied that he would return to demon world for the next tournament.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

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

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