Throwback Thursday: YuYu Hakusho

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Throwback Thursday is back! I love doing these because I get to be reminded of my childhood and just drown in a pool of nostalgia. YuYu Hakusho was one of my all time favorites growing up. I remember when adult swim used to have Saturday’s dedicated to anime, I would always go buy a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream (my ice cream of choice was half-baked, cookie dough and brownies *drools*) and wait patiently for the night full of anime to start. Keep in mind that I didn’t have a computer or internet at the time so this was my only exposure to anime as a child, other than the toonami block which played from 4pm-6pm.

But anyways I’m getting off track. YuYu Hakusho is about a rebellious teenage highschool teen by the name of “Yuske Urameshi”. He’s your typical kind of rebellious teenager, smoking cigarettes, skipping class, getting into fights, like i said; typical. On the outside he appears not to care about anyone since his mom’s an alcoholic and he never really did know his father. One day while he was skipping class he sees a child and decides to entertain the child by making silly faces. The child laughs of course but eventually wanders off in the street … while an oncoming car is heading it’s way REAL fast. Without thinking Yusuke shoves the kid out of the way just in time for the child to still be alive, Yusuke on the other hand … met with a very grim fate. This is the event that leads him up to becoming a spirit detective. I don’t want to spoil the rest for you if you haven’t watched it so I’ll let you find out for yourself.

For this particular series it reminded me a lot of myself. Perhaps that’s why I felt such a strong connection to this series. Growing up I was exactly like Yusuke, I never had a father to stick around, I always skipped classes, I kind of just felt like an outcast for awhile. But lets not get to sentimental here haha.

If you dirt-bags were low enough to take advantage of the only non-fighter, it wouldn’t matter if I lost. Even if you killed me, I would come back from the dead and drop kick your ass
-Urameshi Yusuke

The character development was great! After awhile you kind of grow a bond with everyone from the cast. It’s really hard to just pick one favorite from the show since everyone definitely plays an important role, so I won’t pick any favorites here. Although; I was heart struck when a certain someone died and didn’t want to watch the series anymore but I was glad that I continued to finish it.

Overall, I would say if you haven’t watched this yet, do yourself a favor and please do so. And if you already have, who was your favorite character? Which parts were your favorite? Leave a comment down below and be sure to subscribe for more posts like this!

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