Yu Yu Hakusho Celebrates 30th Anniversary With New Art

It really is thirty years ago Yu Yu Hakusho‘s anime has aired on screens, and even longer since Yoshihiro Togashi’s original manga series made it to the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and now the franchise is celebrating its 30th anniversary with some special new art that brings a new look to each of the characters show. Ask any anime fan of any age and it’s very likely they will hold Yu Yu Hakusho’s anime in high esteem as one of the most significant action anime releases of all time. Even after so many years have passed, it’s very hard to find a new series that can even compare, let alone try to compete.

The franchise has kicked off a new celebration to celebrate the anime’s 30th anniversary, and Yu Yu Hakusho releases some new goods and materials for fans in Japan. For those outside the region, we can also enjoy this new celebration as it has resulted in new art for the four main fighters at the center of it all, Yusuke Urameshi, Kazuma Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei and even Koenma to boot. Check out the new art for Yu Yu Hakusho’s 30th birthday below:

The franchise is currently gearing up for a major comeback of its own as Shueisha, TOHO and ROBOT are now collaborating with Netflix on a new live-action adaptation series. A release date, cast or staff has yet to be determined, but it’s definitely something to keep an eye on. If you wanted to check out Yu Yu Hakusho again or for the first time, you can stream Yu Yu Hakusho on Crunchyroll. They hype the series as such:

β€œFrom cutting classes to street brawls, Yusuke Urameshi isn’t your typical role model. In fact, this kid is nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a knack for trouble. But in a single selfless act, Yusuke dies while rescuing another. A noble sacrifice will give him a second chance at life, but it will be a very different life from the one he left behind.Now a ghost detective, the young man must hunt down demons as well as humans who want to rule the three realms of reality. ”

What do you think? How do you feel about it being 30 years ago? Yu Yu Hakusho debuted? What are some of your favorite moments from the franchise? Let us know all your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even contact me directly about anything related to animations and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter†

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