Yu Yu Hakusho
Sensui is as big of a Kinsey 6 as a Kinsey 6 can get.First off, the Seven has no girls in a series filled with (by shounen standards) action girls and cool big sisters. Hell, there were even girls in both the Dark Tournament and the Demon World Tourmanent, fighting. You'd think that, in such a 'verse, they'd have a token female as part of that group, but NO. And if Sensui is (or at least "Minoru") was heterosexual, then, knowing what sort of person he is, he wouldn't waste any chances to manipulate any girls on his team. Also of note: Sensui is damned intelligent, plus he thinks Humans Are the Real Monsters. So, if he ever CONSIDERED having heterosexual sex, he'd know he was a hypocrite. (Leading from that, he might be a misogynist bastard as well.) Also, he never turned Itsuki down - he just let him hang out with him after they found out they liked the same TV show. A straight man would consider such a crush a threat to his masculinity.
Sensui's Seven represent the Seven Deadly Sins for these reasonsSeaman (Envy): Jealous of other people having "friends" and allies whereas he doesn't. In fact, before his Face Heel Turn, he attacks people whom he thinks are weaker than him, going by The Other Wiki. Doctor (Wrath): Expresses the most hatred towards humanity, methods resolve around brutally slaugtering people and letting them slowly die from illness. In addition to being the first one to have engaged Team Urameshi (Yusuke) in a physical fight. Gatekeeper (Lust): Obsessed with Sensui, openly admitted that he's in love with him. Sniper (Pride): Very arrogant of his new-found powers, so arrogant that he only uses a firearm as a last resort weapon. Gamemaster (Sloth): The only one not have fought the heroes at least once, powers revolve around playing video games and prefers to play them rather than playing sports like other kids. Gourmet (Gluttony): Powers involved literally eating people alive, the only one actually seen eating onscreen (in this case, a burger). Elder Toguro (Greed): Steals others' powers for himself via brutal means, very cunning.
Some of the characters from Hunterx Hunter are alternate-universe versions of some of the YYH characters.Yep, they look and act similar. Gon and Yusuke, Leorio and Kuwabara, Kurapica and Kurama, Killua and Hiei. Illumi and Karasu. Hisoka may be, depending on the person you ask, Itsuki on steroids. But the creepiest resemblance is between Sensui and Chrollo. They're the same age, they have the same coloring, they have similar abilities (in level and in the way they use them- manipulative strategies that are a good defense- the best offense), and they even have almost identical body language. (If you read the manga of Hunter x Hunter, there are some panels of Chrollo that you swear were copied verbatim from panels of Sensui in YYH.)
Genkai and Yusuke are distantly related.In theory, Raizen and the Lady Doctor hooking up could have produced MANY descendants in the present day. Some of these, while not having atavism, would still have formidable spiritual abilities. So, in theory, Genkai, as well as Yusuke, could be Raizen's descendant. Why? Genkai has a lot of personality traits in common with both Yusuke and Raizen: her stubbornness, her fondness for cigarettes and booze, and her sheer kick-ass-ness. Plus she and Yusuke are both gamers, and they even look similar when Genkai is in her young form. She may be a LESS distant relative of Yusuke's, like a great-aunt, but it's more plausible that they're both descendants of Raizen.
Mitarai/Seaman is But Not Too Foreign.Note that few (Japanese) humans in YYH have blond hair and blue eyes. Also note that he became Sensui's Mook because he was bullied, and that Charlie Dogs tend to be the subject of a lot of bullying in Japan. So it is reasonable to assume he has a white mother. His embarrassing codename indicates that he was either half-German or still being bullied a little. (Seemann is the equivalent word in German, and it doesn't have the punny connotations of its English cognate. Though if Sensui knows both English and German, all bets are off.)
Chapter Black is VideodromeThey are the same in form and function. Why shouldn't they be the same?
Demon World's gravity is higher than that of Earth.Same thing with Dragon Ball Z could one reason that demons in the Makai be A LOT stronger than demons in Earth be because the Demon World's gravity is much greater. The manga and anime have proven that the Demon world is much much bigger than Earth and probably more durable too. Sensui said that he couldn't even use 1/5 of his full power on Earth otherwise it would put too much stress on the planet. He could only fight at full power in the Demon World which is another motivation for him to open up the tunnel.
Yu Yu Hakusho is a universe created by HaruhiAnd who is she there? Koenma! Notice how their personalities can be eerily similar at times...
Yu Yu Hakusho is in the same universe as Bleach, and Yusuke and Kuwabara were extremely lucky to be called directly to there...Or were reincarnated high-level shinigami to start with, Yusuke getting the help of being from youkai descendance, Kuwabara's family being somewhat related to the Kurosaki clan (Kurosaki = black flower, kuwabara = mulberry field, both have the black field theme going on; also, Kazuma looks one hell of a lot like Isshin). Kurama is a reincarnated youkai, and Hiei, Yukina, and the other youkai are drifters. Perhaps Chad's powerup would be similar to Toguro's...
The short story "N." by Stephen King exists in the same universe as Yu Yu Hakusho.Think about it. The story talks about a, for lack of a better word, portal, through which creatures that are obviously inhuman and monstrous can get into the human world and wreak havoc. Sure, the OCD and rocks don't have much to do with it, but isn't it possible that that's a portal to the Makai?
Yukina knows Hiei is her brother.She seems more attached to him than she would be if he were just a stoic member of the group and keeps pestering him about her brother, not to mention all those hints she keeps dropping ("Hm...I wonder if I'll ever find my brother..." when she was standing right next to him for example). She just wants him to tell her since she's been open about his existance and he's the one hiding the connection.
Toguro and Genkai had an Arranged Marriage.It would have been common in the time period, especially for two children of martial-arts families. It also splits the difference between the Japanese (where they are referred to as "friends") and English versions of the anime. Genkai decided to split up the arrangement the instant Toguro became a demon.
Hiei ends up with Mukuro.Mukuro earned his trust remarkably quickly, and Hiei's non-sister-related dog petting involved her. Also, they mind-melded and Mukuro said "Yours was the first mind to mix so readily with mine own." They both were angry people with screwed up pasts they saved each other from. She stripped in front of him. Hiei expressed a good deal of happiness when she talked about what a chore patrolling would be. It'd be nice to give both of the least happy people in the show some happiness. And they'd make a cute couple. Mukuro "The neighbors wouldn't shut up last night." Hiei, "I'll bring you their hearts."
Alternately, Mukuro is Hiei's maternal substitute.After the Koorime exiled him from their island for being male, Hiei became quite hard-assed as he had to fend for himself at a young age. He found something in common with Mukuro (their pasts), and he finally found a replacement mother in Mukuro since Hina was gone and the rest of the Koorime rejected him. This is also a nicer way to let the Hiei/Mukuro ship down for Kurama/Hiei without resorting to Character Bashing.
The movie Sensui is watching in the cave is Predator.Think about it. It'd make a really nice parallel not only to Chapter Black, but to Sensui's own story: humans go on mission, find out they were lied to, and then have to deal with a non-human who likes to hunt humans down. Plus it goes without saying that Sensui would have someone in the movie to root for.
Shishiwakamaru's in-universe Fangirls nursed him back to health after Genkai left him for dead.Because those ladies are really, REALLY devoted, and would be extremely pissed if the object of their Squee were to die. So they went used the Power of squee to bring him back to life. This could also explain the out-of-universe Retcon of Shishi supposedly being dead but having enough fans for them to bring him back.
Hiei and Kurama are victims of Spirit World brainwashing.Hiei's motivations early in the manga are simple and seem uncharacteristic: He wants world domination. Sure, he was only supposed to be a one-off character, but like Kurama, it seems like his motives for stealing the artifacts were completely unrelated to his actual motivation to get to the human world: In Hiei's case, finding Yukina. World domination would seriously hinder finding his sister until it was too late (i.e., until Torukane's torture became too much and she died). Kurama, on the other hand, may have been set up as a kind of villain by Spirit World much earlier. Remember, demons had been hearing boogeyman stories about him for centuries. That kind of stigma is usually attached only to the series' Big Bads.
Yusuke's Demon Compass didn't explode because of Rando.Instead, it was already reading his own growing power, and his slowly awakening demonic blood. Notice how the needle spins around, not focusing on one area before exploding. The compass can't pinpoint the energy because it's still growing inside Yusuke, not some human hunter.
Jesus Christ was a prodigy that mastered the Sacred Energy at a young age.In the dub (not sure about the original) Sensui states that the Sacred energy was "in other times" used to seemingly make miracles. So perhaps Jesus was simply a man who mastered the sacred energy at a very young age, either through natural talent or because he had the same issues as Sensui. Also the sacred energy only works with a pure beings that wishes to change the world, which perfectly fits in as well.
Itsuki has a huge Cuckold Fetish and this may have been the initial reason he started to hang around Sensui to corrupt him.He wanted to get Sensui to the point that he could easily get him to invoke Depraved Homosexual, since Itsuki's into that sort of thing. Plus, at least in the dub, the way he leaves Sensui and Yusuke saying, "I'll leave the two of you...ALONE" (especially the way it's delivered) seems like he wanted some action other than fighting to go down. Add to that he generally wants to show others how awesome he thinks Sensui is by any means necessary, and how proud he seems to be of aiding and abetting the corruption of Sensui's Incorruptible Pure Pureness...you get this WMG.
In the anime, Shuuichi's body was a vanity project on Kurama's part, modeled after his favourite flower: A rose.In the manga, Shuuichi has black hair and dark eyes, as is normal and expected for Japanese people. However, in the anime, his hair is very conspicuously rose-red, his eyes are very conspicuously leaf-green, and he overall looks nothing like his (much more classically Japanese-looking) mother. This WMG posits that anime!Shuuichi's bizarre phenotype was not, in fact, natural, but is instead from Kurama deliberately tinkering on his new body while it was in the womb. His genotype is probably still the same, however, so if you were to clone him, you'd end up with a normal, average-looking sort of dude instead.
Koto was sympathetic to Team Urameshi because she had a crush on Kurama.She's the only one (besides the team) who complains when they're getting a raw deal.
The show is going to be brought backNo new episodes, but every one will be played again, most likely by Nickelodeon, considering they seem to want to play nothing but old shows, such as DBZ.
Hiei's involvement with the robbery in the beginning of the series was a reaction to Yukina being kidnapped.It's shown that Yukina was held captive long before her introduction to the series, and indirectly stated that she was missing before Hiei was introduced. It's clear that Hiei cares about her more than anything, so her going missing and his being unable to find her would upset him. Likely searching and searching for her and coming up with nothing made him have a Freak Out! and he decided to steal the items in a desperate attempt to find her. This might also explain why he acts more psychotic at the start of the series compared to how he acts later on.
The incurable disease Sensui has that was going to kill him in less than half a month is the Heart Virus that killed Son Goku in the alternate timeline
Alternate explanations for Sensui's illness
The sword Hiei steals in the beginning corrupts the mind of the wielder, making them act Drunk on the Dark Side.Yet another theory on why, in-universe, Hiei acts so differently in his first appearance. The sword's already The Corruption to everything it cuts. Why wouldn't it have some sort of effect on its wielder, the one who's around it the most?
Demons are just humans with genetic mutations as a result of generations of Spiritual Energy
Hiei was working with Sakyo to bring down TarukaneThe two had met when Sensui was sent to shut down the Black Book Club's demon kidnapping ring, with Hiei actually saving Sakyo from Sensui's homicidal rampage in the hope Sakyo would be able to tell him were Yukina was. As Tarukane had already spirited her away, Hiei was about to kill Sakyo (either personally or by throwing him at Sensui), but the billionaire managed to convince him to let him help. Fast forward ten years, the Reikai finds out were Yukina is, and Hiei, instead of going and murdering Tarukane on the spot, reminds Sakyo of his promise and demands the means to make Takuyane pay for what he did to Yukina. Is there anyone here who doesn't know what Sakyo did to Tarukane?
Kuwabara is Kuwabara-sensei of Hikaru no GoThat or related to him in some odd way, seen as to the fact that Kuwabara-sensei 'senses' Sai
Koenma uses his spirit energy stored in his pacifier every time he brings someone back to life.
Hiei and Yukina's father was a Three-Kings-Tier S-Class youkaiHiei was absurdly powerful even as a fetus, fully aware and potentially capable of killing people while still in the womb if he had tried. The ice maidens sure seem to live in a lot of terror of the outside world for a race of absurdly powerful youkai. Ergo, daddy was probably some sort of fire god or something.
Yukina is a whole lot more powerful than she appearsAside from her indomitable will and the extreme pain tolerance that she acquired during her years with Tarukane, there's the fact that when she tells Hiei near the end of the series that she wishes her brother would go and kill all the rest of the Ice Maidens, Hiei tells her she should do it herself. He wouldn't have said that unless he actually thought she could do it. Hiei would not have told her that unless he thought she could single-handedly wipe out the entire rest of her species, the vast majority of which are significantly older and more experienced than her. Also, she is Hiei's sister, and Hiei has been a ludicrous powerhouse since literally before he was born.
Yusuke's father is a member of the Yakuza, and a fairly high ranking one at that.It would explain why Yusuke's mother has Yakuza connections- she was the girlfriend of one of their ranking members.
Yukina's Healing Hands power is unique among Ice MaidensDeath is Cold and life is warm. Healing (restoring life), is a power more closely aligned with fire than ice, and is therefore not native to a Koorime (ice maiden) at all. Perhaps her red eyes aren't the only thing she got from her fire demon father.
Odd hair colors (at least in the anime) directly correlate to how demonic/spiritual humanoid organisms are.Excluding the high possibility that Kuwabara bleaches/dyes his hair, all characters with strange hair colors aren't regular humans.
The Team Uraotogi really started with demons generated by the bitterness of the fairy tales' protagonistsSuzuki tracked down five of them and took his place as captain under the identity of Onji. Then they embarked to reach Hanging Neck Island, won the qualification match... And lost three of the original members when the members of the other teams ganged up on them, at which point Suzuki, Shishiwakamaru and Makintaro forced the two survivors of the other teams to join them under Kuro Momontaro and Ura Urashima's identities.
Bui became a servant of Mukuro at some point after the manga ends.He has two new "must defeat" targets: Yusuke (for killing Younger Toguro before he could) and Hiei (for beating him). He starts serving Mukuro to keep a relatively close eye on Hiei, so he can see just how far he still needs to go. Even if he really has reached the peak of his power, he won't stop trying to get stronger, if only so he can challenge Hiei again and die in battle properly this time.