Yu Yu Hakusho Remake
WHAT IS YU YU HAKUSHO?
YuYu Hakusho(幽☆遊☆白書Yū Yū Hakusho?, lit. "Ghost Files" or "Poltergeist Report")is a Japanesemangaseries written and illustrated byYoshihiro Togashi. The name of the series is spelledYuYu Hakushoin theViz Mediamanga andYu Yu Hakushoin other English distributions of the franchise. The series tells the story ofYusuke Urameshi, ateenage delinquentwho is struck and killed by a car while attempting to save a child's life. After a number of tests presented to him byKoenma, the son of the ruler of the afterlife Underworld, Yusuke is revived and appointed the title of "Underworld Detective", with which he must investigate various cases involvingdemonsandapparitionsin the human world. The manga becomes more focused onmartial artsbattles and tournaments as it progresses. Togashi began creatingYuYu Hakushoaround November 1990, basing the series on his interests in theoccultandhorror filmsand an influence ofBuddhistmythology.
The manga was originally serialized inShueisha'sWeekly Shōnen Jumpfrom December 1990 to July 1994. The series consists of 175 chapters collected in 19tankōbonvolumes. In North America, the manga ran completely in Viz'sShonen Jumpfrom January 2003 to January 2010. Ananimeadaptation consisting of 112 television episodes was directed byNoriyuki Abeand co-produced byFuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, andStudio Pierrot. The television series originally aired on Japan's Fuji Television network from October 10, 1992 to January 7, 1995. It was later licensed in North America byFunimation Entertainmentin 2001, where it aired on popularCartoon Networkblocks includingAdult SwimandToonami. The television series has also been broadcast in various countries around the world. It is currently being aired across Japan, other parts of Asia, and Eastern Europe by the anime satellite television networkAnimax. TheYuYu Hakushofranchise has spawned two animated films, a series oforiginal video animations(OVAs), audio albums, video games, and other merchandise.
n a 2006 web poll conducted in Japan by the network TV Asahi, YuYu Hakusho was voted as the 15th best anime of all time.
in May 2003, YuYu Hakusho placed in seven out of the top 111 Nielsen ratings for Cartoon Network telecasts
on May 13 at a two percent share of all viewing televisions in the country
YuYu Hakusho tied with Dragon Ball GT as the top-rated Cartoon Network program for the same demographic during the week of September 28, 2004. It was the second highest-rated show among ages 12–17 the same week.
As of May 2003, YuYu Hakusho has sold more than 40 million copies in Japan alone
Why Remake This Anime?
Yu Yu Hakusho was a very popular anime in the early 90's. It's Popularity even rivaled that of Dragon Ball Z at the time. Though it closely followed its manga counterpart, many fans were dissappointed with the ending. Some also complain about the somewhat bland charcter designs for the female characters. Though the original anime has its flaws, it is hailed by many as a "Typical Shounen Done Right".