Things I Like: Raizen (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Raizen yu yu hakusho anime Japan three kings saga

Raizen was a pretty interesting character on the show.

Raizen Yomi mukuro yu yu hakusho anime Japan three kings

For many thousands of years, he was inarguably the strongest demon in all of demon world. However, a personal choice he made eventually led to him having two very powerful rivals.

Raizen kills Shinobu Sensui with Yusuke's body Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan three kings

We first see him actually possess Yusuke Urameshi during his last fight with Shinobu Sensui. After taking over the Spirit Detective, he easily crushed Sensui.

Raizen sitting on his throne Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan three kings saga

We find out that he’s actually Yusuke’s distant ancestor.

Raizen attacks Yusuke Urameshi Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan three kings saga

And his part-demon offspring is quite furious about the whole body stealing thing.

Raizen meets human female Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan three kings saga

Turns out he had fallen in love with a woman from ancient Japan. Unfortunately for him, his stomach only allowed human flesh to give him nutrients. He vowed not to eat humans until he saw her again, and I believe she died in childbirth before he ever came back. Leaving him to go on starving for many years afterward.

Raizen dies Yu yu hakusho anime Japan three kings saga

After advising Yusuke on what to do about the politics of demon world, he finally succumbs to an empty stomach.

Raizen's ghost talks to Yusuke Urameshi Yu Yu Hakusho anime Japan three kings saga

During the final moments of the show, they finally make their peace. I will say it’s retarded when fans thought he was actually Yusuke’s father. He may have used the word, but it was obvious that he had never met his mom.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

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

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