History YMMV / YuYuHakusho

5th Apr '17 8:09:17 AM Cieloazul
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some reactions when the show was ported to Toonami from Creator/AdultSwim as the shift to weekday afternoons meant it had to be edited losing some of the luster of the fights that come off as awkward without the uncut content. Even worse was that the show only reached the Saint Beasts Arc when it was on Adult Swim, denying fans of seeing the Dark Tournament and Chapter Black arc uncut on TV.

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Some reactions when the show was ported to Toonami from Creator/AdultSwim as the shift to weekday afternoons meant it had to be edited losing some of the luster of the fights that come off as awkward without the uncut content. Even worse was that the show only reached the Saint Beasts Arc when it was on Adult Swim, denying fans of seeing the Dark Tournament and Chapter Black arc uncut on TV. TV.
** The ''Meikai Shito Hen'' movie was released in Spain many years before the anime itself was, and it featured a completely different voice cast that got replaced by the series's when it was redubbed. Although the latter is the most known and liked dub, among other things for having a slightly better translation and voice acting, many people feel the first dub had much better casting choices (see WTH, Casting Agency? below)


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* WTHCastingAgency: The most criticized aspect of the Spanish dub, aside from the awful translation and overuse of Joaquín Gómez's voice, was its voice casting for the main characters. Detractors typically point out that Kuwabara and Hiei sound too much like elderly men to fit their characters, Yusuke speaks too funny to be taken seriously in dramatic moments, and for Kurama, while his voice actress sounds really ''a lot'' like Megumi Ogata, she had no experience voicing male characters and it shows through. In contrast, the first dub of the second movie, which was done by a different cast, is felt to have much better casting choices (although whether they lived it up acting wise is very hotly debated).
31st Mar '17 9:14:00 PM Animeking1108
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** In episode 3, part of the conflict was Okubo losing his permission to have a job. In Japan, students can't get jobs unless they have permission from their school because it could interfere with their studies. Naturally, this will fly over some American's heads. So, in the dub, it was mentioned that Okubo's job was working with at the school, which makes a little more sense to American viewers.

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** In episode 3, part of the conflict was Okubo losing his permission to have a job. In Japan, students can't get jobs unless they have permission from their school because it could interfere with their studies. Naturally, this will fly the school having authority over a student's employment might have some American's Americans scratching their heads. So, in the dub, it was mentioned that Okubo's job was working with at the school, which makes a little more sense to American viewers.
31st Mar '17 9:12:30 PM Animeking1108
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** In episode 3, part of the conflict was Okubo losing his permission to have a job. In Japan, students can't get jobs unless they have permission from their school because it could interfere with their studies. Naturally, this will fly over some American's heads. So, in the dub, it was mentioned that Okubo's job was working with at the school, which makes a little more sense to American viewers.
28th Mar '17 10:23:25 AM rafi
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* AntiClimaxBoss: After showing off his powers for a bit, [[spoiler: Hagiri]] is suddenly defeated in one panel by Hiei's arrival. [[spoiler: Gourmet, or rather Elder Toguro wearing his body]] is taken out in a similarly quick manner.

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After showing off his powers for a bit, [[spoiler: Hagiri]] is suddenly defeated in one panel by Hiei's arrival. [[spoiler: Gourmet, or rather Elder Toguro wearing his body]] is taken out in a similarly quick manner.
28th Mar '17 10:05:54 AM Cieloazul
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The anime made Sakyo out to be a character you can almost sympathize with [[spoiler:especially when he dies]], while the manga makes him out to be a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney very]] rich businessman with very sick hobbies.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: The anime made Sakyo out to be a character you can almost sympathize with [[spoiler:especially when he dies]], while the manga makes him out to be a [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveMoney very]] rich businessman with very sick hobbies.AlternativeCharacterInterpretation:



* AssPull: [[spoiler: Yusuke being part demon]] came right smack out of nowhere.
** Downplayed slightly thanks to the explanation on the next arc.

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* AssPull: Many fans felt that [[spoiler: Yusuke being part demon]] came right smack out of nowhere.
** Downplayed slightly thanks to
nowhere, even if it had been more or less lampshaded in the anime ending and was given a long explanation on the next arc. arc.



* BrokenBase: The meaning of the "Forever Fornever" text which appears at the last caption in the anime finale has been debated for years, and no one is sure about what is if there is really any.



** The Spanish dub, while featuring rather good voice performances, became unintentionally funny due to two flaws: its horridly translated dialogues and the fact that its dub director Joaquín Gómez insisted in voicing half of the characters of the series ''by himself''. The latter is specially notable because Gómez is not a man of thousand voices, and it makes all them sound either like one and the same or downright ridiculous for how forced are their different tones.

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** The Spanish dub, while featuring rather good voice performances, became unintentionally funny due to two flaws: its horridly translated dialogues the ''horrid'' translation of the dialogue lines and the fact that its dub director director, Joaquín Gómez Gómez, insisted in voicing half of the male characters of the series ''by himself''. by himself. The latter is specially especially notable because Gómez is not a man of a thousand voices, and it which makes all them sound either like one and the same or downright ridiculous for how forced are their different tones.his characters incredibly forced.



* SeasonalRot: The Three Kings arc suffers from this. Common criticism involves Kuwabara being demoted to extra, the heroes not being heroic and an attempt to replicate the Dark Tournament arc but made most of the fights anti-climatic. The manga has it even worse at it showed about five battles that were very short.

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* SeasonalRot: The Three Kings arc arc, which Togashi was forced to do by his editor's order, suffers from this. Common criticism involves Kuwabara being demoted to extra, the heroes not being heroic and an attempt to replicate the Dark Tournament arc but made most of the fights anti-climatic. The manga has it even worse at it showed about five battles that were very short.
24th Mar '17 6:53:22 PM tabascosweet
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** The Koorime are made to appear to us as heartless bitches who would willingly condemn a child to death just because his mother [[HumanMomNonhumanDad made him with someone]] [[FantasticRacism from a different race]] (albeit a demon) and he looks "a little" {{creepy|Child}} at birth. Even his sister, by far the purest creature from the series, thinks their whole kind deserves to be killed for what they did to her, her mother, and her brother (although she also expresses that she sees it as a form of MercyKill). The problem is, their point is completely valid. All the male offspring so far have killed many Koorime, who can only reproduce at intervals of over a century. And Hiei was only [[RetiredMonster saved]] by ThePowerOfFriendship.

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** The Koorime are made to appear to us as heartless bitches who would willingly condemn a child to death just because his mother [[HumanMomNonhumanDad made him with someone]] [[FantasticRacism from a different race]] (albeit a demon) and he looks "a little" {{creepy|Child}} at birth. Even his sister, by far the purest creature from the series, thinks their whole kind deserves to be killed for what they did to her, her mother, and her brother (although she also expresses that she sees it as a form of MercyKill). The problem is, their point is completely valid. All the male offspring so far have killed many Koorime, who can only reproduce at intervals of over a century. And Hiei was only [[RetiredMonster saved]] by ThePowerOfFriendship.
7th Mar '17 8:10:41 AM FF32
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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', due to the ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]]'' arc of ''JoJo'' and ''Yu Yu'' both running in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' at around the same time, both manga sharing similar characterizations & themes, and their authors being friends.

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* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', due to the ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]]'' arc of ''JoJo'' ''[=JoJo=]'' and ''Yu Yu'' both running in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' at around the same time, both manga sharing similar characterizations & themes, and their authors being friends.
21st Feb '17 11:06:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** The fact that Yusuke and his mother Atsuko are despised '''far''' more than it'd be normal for an AlcoholicParent and her delinquent son (specially by Yusuke's teachers) has created a very minor fanon about the Urameshis being members of the heavily discriminated ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin burakumin]]'' social group. The fact that Atsuko has {{yakuza}} connections in the manga doesn't help, since ''burakumin'' men make 60% of the yakuza membership.

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** The fact that Yusuke and his mother Atsuko are despised '''far''' more than it'd be normal for an AlcoholicParent and her delinquent son (specially by Yusuke's teachers) teachers), plus [[spoiler: the fact that they descend from a woman who ingested corpses to provide her medical services (something ritually impure according to Shinto)]] has created a very minor fanon about the Urameshis being members of the heavily discriminated ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin burakumin]]'' social group. The fact that Atsuko has {{yakuza}} connections in the manga doesn't help, since ''burakumin'' men make 60% of the yakuza membership.membership (due to how hard it is for them to find better works).
30th Jan '17 3:24:30 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** The fact that Yusuke and his mother Atsuko are despised '''far''' more than it'd be normal for an AlcoholicParent and her delinquent son (specially by Yusuke's teachers) has created a very minor fanon about the Urameshis being members of the heavily discriminated ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burakumin burakumin]]'' social group. The fact that Atsuko has {{yakuza}} connections in the manga doesn't help, since ''burakumin'' men make 60% of the yakuza membership.
2nd Jan '17 10:28:04 AM bowserbros
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* CounterpartComparison: Given how prominent this show and [[DragonballZ DBZ]] were in the West during the early 2000s, it's no surprise that Hiei gets this with Vegeta. Both were originally slated to be [[ArcVillain arc villains]], but proved to be so popular that they ended up becoming major supporting characters for the rest of the series. Additionally, both are notable for being short, but powerful, [[AntiHero anti-heroes]] with black, spiky hair, and each are shown prioritizing training over social interactions in attempts to overcome the protagonists in strength. This was also the case during both mangas' serialization in ''ShonenJump''. Yoshihiro Togashi handed out a limited-print doujinshi after ''Yu Yu'' ended, which included a drawing of Majin Vegeta and Dabura, noting that some people "looked at Hiei and saw this."

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Given how prominent this show and [[DragonballZ DBZ]] were in the West during the early 2000s, it's no surprise that Hiei gets this with Vegeta. Both were originally slated to be [[ArcVillain arc villains]], but proved to be so popular that they ended up becoming major supporting characters for the rest of the series. Additionally, both are notable for being short, but powerful, [[AntiHero anti-heroes]] with black, spiky hair, and each are shown prioritizing training over social interactions in attempts to overcome the protagonists in strength. This was also the case during both mangas' serialization in ''ShonenJump''. Yoshihiro Togashi handed out a limited-print doujinshi after ''Yu Yu'' ended, which included a drawing of Majin Vegeta and Dabura, noting that some people "looked at Hiei and saw this.""
** Several characters in ''Yu Yu'' tend to be paralleled with ones from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable'', as the two manga ran roughly alongside each other with the authors of both series being friends. The most prominent example is between Kuwabara and Okuyasu Nijimura, two idiotic, pompadour-sporting delinquents who initially appear as antagonists but quickly pull [[HeelFaceTurn heel-face turns]].



* FriendlyFandoms: With ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', due to the ''[[Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventureDiamondIsUnbreakable Diamond is Unbreakable]]'' arc of ''JoJo'' and ''Yu Yu'' both running in ''Weekly Shonen Jump'' at around the same time, both manga sharing similar characterizations & themes, and their authors being friends.



* HarsherInHindsight: The Spirit World Sect Terrorist who appeared in the next to last chapter are eerily similar to modern day Religiously motivated Terror groups, most notably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aum_Shinrikyo Aum Shinrikyo]] who committed the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin Attack only months later. In retrospect, [[AdaptedOut omitting]] that chapter was wise on Studio Pierrot's part.

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* HarsherInHindsight: The Spirit World Sect Terrorist who appeared in the next to last chapter are eerily similar to modern day Religiously motivated religiously-motivated Terror groups, most notably [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aum_Shinrikyo Aum Shinrikyo]] who committed the 1995 Tokyo subway sarin Attack only months later. In retrospect, [[AdaptedOut omitting]] that chapter was wise on Studio Pierrot's part.
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