Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Yu Yu Hakusho.. What a classic.
What can I say about YYH? Unless you're very young, this is probably something you have heard of. It's an old 80s anime in Japan that was revived by Adult Swim back with AS first premiered and was completely awesome (now half awesome). I watched quite a few seasons on TV every night on Saturday as a young (pre)teen. Eventually I think they stopped showing it, at which point I had started to buy over priced DVDs to finish it.
Looking back on it, I don't even remember if it was good. It's kind of an old comic book style anime, that is sort of like an incredibly refined dragon ball (z) that doesn't go completely crazy with pointless flash backs. But I still love it. It was one of the first Animes I had seen alongside Cowboy Bebop.. So I'll always have fond memories of this one.
They did stop showing it on TV. But I eventually did see the end of several seasons of this show. The story starts out with Yusuke Urameshi saving a child from a driver that swerves and nearly hits the child in the streeth, but Yusuke pushes him out of the way and saves the child at the cost of his own life. Yusuke, like any character at the time was a well known street fighter, and bully.. And you can guess it, generally apathetic towards just about everything in life. During the first episodes it follows his journey as a spirit where he is offered a way to be re-given his life, in exchange that he work a Spirit Detective for the Spirit world, tracking down demons that get out of control and prevent them doing damage to the human world. It's a long watch, with several seasons.. It's not the best but it's a classic. That's all I can say about it.