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Dark Tournament Personnel
Voiced by: Ai Orikasa (JP), Amber Cotton (EN), Daniela Benítez and Marisol Castro (Latin America), Alessandra Felletti (IT)

The more prominent of the two hostesses of the Dark Tournament. Koto resembles a cat or a fox. At the end of the manga, the two and Ruka, the nurse of the Dark Tournament, become the "Cult Trio" and become widely popular on human television. At the end of the manga, Koto hinted she has a crush on Toya.
  • Cat Girl: Or Fox Girl (its ambiguous as to what animal-type demon she is). In the English dub Yusuke calls her a fox girl, and there's the Dub Text to boot.
  • Combat Commentator: She first provided media coverage for the Dark Tournament.
  • Cute Monster Girl: A cat/fox-girl announcer.
  • Dub Text: The dub gave her a crush on Kurama, or at least on his demon form.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Although she usually comes off as amoral, she does object to the dirty methods used by two of Team Masho's members, expressing particular disgust at the way Bakken beats up on Kurama when the latter was clearly not in a condition to fight. She also goes surprisingly out of her way to save Juri from the Dragon of the Darkness Flame during Hiei and Bui's fight.
  • Little Bit Beastly
  • Plucky Girl: Koto takes her job VERY seriously and continues to commentate even when the arena is falling apart around her.

Voiced by: Katsuyo Endou (JP), Jamie Marchi (EN), Marisol Castro (Latin America), Emanuela Pacotto (IT)

The second of the two hostesses of the Dark Tournament, introduced in the Semi-finals. Juri resembles an amphibian. At the end of the manga, Juri hinted she has a crush on Suzuki.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Wears a one-piece outfit with a large section around her belly cut out.
  • Butt-Monkey: She goes through all sorts of mishaps as ref compared to Koto. Among other things, she's reduced to a child by Uraurashima, nearly gets devoured by the souls Shishiwakamaru unleashes, is almost blown to smithereens by Karasu, and comes close to being fried by Hiei's Dragon Flame.
  • Combat Commentator: She also provided media coverage for the Dark Tournament.
  • Cry Cute: Oh, cry very, very cute.
  • Cute Monster Girl: A dragon-girl referee.
  • Must Not Die a Virgin: Dub-only, but hilariously invoked when she thinks she's going to be killed in the collapsing stadium.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: Doesn't enjoy the job too much (given her cowardly nature), and prefers to look out for herself when the collateral damage becomes dangerous.
  • Unexpected Virgin: This is Koto's reaction to hearing the news, as she assumed Juri's stint in the cocktail lounge suggested otherwise.

Voiced by: Chiharu Suzuka (JP, TV Anime), Hana Takeda (JP, 100% Maji Battle), Laurie Steele (EN), Patrizia Mottola (IT)

Part of Team Mashōtsukai more or less. She can create barriers and tries to restrain Hiei and Genkai for several matches. At the end of the manga, Ruka hinted she has a crush on Jin.
  • Break the Haughty: Starts out arrogant but as Hiei gathers strength her nerve starts leaving her, then her cords start shredding.
  • Defeat by Modesty: Started to go this route, but sadly Kuwabara won before all of Ruka's cords were destroyed.
  • Evil Redhead: Though more like Jerkass Redhead as she was simply a Punch-Clock Villain overall.
  • Hello, Nurse!: About every man's reaction to first seeing her. Even better she first steps out in a nurse uniform.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Or in her case Hoist by her own cords, but narrowly averted. While she was able to able to restrain Hiei and Genkai behind her barrier, it also had an unbeknownst healing effect which Hiei benefitted from. Had Yukina not shown up at the right time, Ruka's life would have ended almost immediately after.
  • Irony: She isn't a nurse at all, but her barrier ability happens to have healing properties she wasn't aware of.
  • Ms. Fanservice: She even becomes a model (in-universe) as part of the "Cult Trio" with Koto and Juri.
  • Squishy Wizard: While she can create barriers to protect herself or contain others, if her cords are destroyed, she will be left vulnerable to being killed.
  • Stripperiffic: Starts out in a nurse uniform, strips it off to just cords around her chest and hips, along with high heels and hat. Apparently they can only work uncovered.

Persons related to Raizen

    The Nine Friends of Raizen 


Voiced by: Shozo Iizuka (JP), Jay Jones (EN), Tony Fuochi (IT)
  • Battle Couple: He and his wife Kokou are not just married, but also fighting partners.
  • Big Fun - Nice Guy: Despite being a demon, he's very jolly and nice, and a good foil to his Tsun Dere wife. See also Noble Demon.
  • Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: Is much larger than Kokou.
  • Noble Demon: Wins the tournament and ends up making it the most peaceful place in ages, and yes he is a demon. Might be a subversion though, since he may not even count as a villain.
  • World's Strongest Man: Subverted, he wins the tournament, but it was only because Yomi and Mukuro were not one hundred percent of their abilities.


Voiced by: Sakiko Uran (JP), Clarine Harp (EN), Belinda García (Latin America), Emanuela Pacotto (IT)


Voiced by: Mitsuaki Madono (JP), Donnie Franks (EN)


Voiced by: Shinobu Satou (JP), Meredith McCoy (EN), Araceli Ramírez (Latin America)


Voiced by: Jurota Kosugi (JP), Dameon Clarke (EN)

Shu, Saizou, Tetsuzan, and Denhou

Voiced by:
[Shu] Eiji Itō (JP), Orion Pitts (EN)
[Saizou] Orion Pitts (EN)
[Tetsuzan] Chad Cocuzza (EN)

    The Lady Doctor
Voiced by: Mika Doi (JP), Colleen Clinkenbeard (EN)

A human woman from Raizen's past. And Yusuke's ancestor.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl: She was a tall and beautiful woman with long dark hair and a no-nonsense attitude.
  • Death by Childbirth: The Lady Doctor was impregnated by Raizen in their first and only time, then died when their baby was born.
  • Dress Hits Floor: When Raizen shows up at her home with the clear intention of eating her, she pulls this on him with her kimono... but in a subversion, it's to show him how her body had been ravaged by disease and prove him that, should he eat her, he would regret it. Not that the audience actually get to see that.
  • Hot Witch: Some translations of the manga have referred to her as being a "witch", though the "Hot" is not as disputed in-universe at least.
  • Interspecies Romance: With the super powerful descendant to show it, too.
  • The Lost Lenore: For Raizen. After their single night of sex, he swore off his demon-womanizing (much to the displeasure of Kokou) and, having learned about her Death by Childbirth, he decided to never eat any humans until she was reincarnated and he found her again.
  • The Medic: Said to be a skilled healer.
  • No Name Given: We never learn her name, in fact "Lady Doctor" is her Fan Nickname.
  • Poisonous Person: She was a "shaman cannibal" who willingly consumed the flesh of people who died of illness so her body would develop antibodies and eventual cures, which doubled self-defense against human-devouring demons. If any demon had a piece of her, they'd die painfully and slowly since her flesh was ripe with disease.
  • Posthumous Character: As she is a human who lived centuries before the present of Yu Yu Hakusho.
  • Regret Eating Me: She told this to Raizen. The reason is resumed in one trope: Poisonous Person
  • Small Role, Big Impact: Her role in Raizen's life pretty much put the whole story in movement.
  • Tsundere: Raizen has described her as having a fiery temper and says that Yusuke inherited that personality trait from her.
  • Walking Spoiler: Because, as said above, her small role was vital in the story.

Persons related to Muruko
Voiced by: Takashi Taniguchi (JP, TV Anime), Jiro Saito (JP, 100% Maji Battle), Pete Webber (EN)note , José Gilberto Vilchis (Latin America), Oliviero Corbetta (IT)

A very powerful and eccentric warrior and combat medic from the Demon World.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Very efficient at work. His fees and charges are very... personalized. In the case of Hiei, he first demands to listen to his life story and reasons, and then makes him promise that he will never tell Yukina of their bond.
  • Combat Medic: Both a badass combatant with his Rings of Death and an extremely efficient surgeon who actually implanted the Jaganishi in Hiei's forehead.
  • Death by Adaptation: He's killed off in the anime, whereas he survives in the original manga.
  • Driven to Suicide: Anime only, since he pretty much throws himself off the huge tree grown in the stage after Kurama defeats him.
  • Go Out with a Smile: At least he wasn't that unhappy as he kicked it.
  • Rings of Death: His Weapon of Choice.
  • Walking Spoiler: More exactly, what he did in the past completely shaped Hiei's motivations and storyline.

Persons related to Yomi
Voiced by: Ikue Otani (JP), Aaron Dismuke (EN)

  • Artificial Human: Or demon in this case.
  • Born Winner: Shura was literally born being S-Class
  • Morality Pet: Yomi really seems to care about him.
  • Superior Successor: While by the end of the manga he is still weaker than his father,this is just because he is still a little boy, Shura literally was born being S-Class, while Yomi only reached that level as an adult.
  • Younger Than They Look: In the Makai Tournament was only a few months old but looks like a little kid.

Side Chapter: TWO SHOTS
    Maya Kitajima
Voiced by: Yuki Matsuoka (2004 Drama CD), Rui Tanabe (2018 OVA)

Kurama's junior high classmate who seems to have a crush on him and gets accidentally caught in the middle of his struggles.
  • Ascended Extra: Her very first appearance was during the Dark Tournament in a cameo in Kurama's flashbacks (not shown in anime) of his childhood in the middle of his fight against Ura Urashima. She later appeared in the Two Shot Special as a somewhat more prominent character.
  • Damsel in Distress: While she does have slight spiritual powers, she cannot fight against demons and has no martial arts knowledge.
  • Laser-Guided Amnesia: Kurama wipes out Maya’s memories of her abduction and her romantic feelings towards him at the end.
  • Psychic Powers: She tells Shuichi Minamino (aka. Kurama) that she possesses spiritual awareness and could tell that he was special. However, she fails to notice Hedoki, who apprehends her. Though this could be justified in that she was distracted due to Kurama and Hiei's fight at the time.

Voiced by: Ikuo Nishikawa (2004 Drama CD), Jin Domon (2018 OVA)

Voiced by: Osamu Katou (2004 Drama CD), Kenji Nomura (2018 OVA)

The antagonist of the Two-shots Extra Chapter that explains how Kurama and Hiei met for the first time.
  • Adapted Out: He makes no appearance in the anime, though a brief moment showing Kurama's and Hiei's first meeting from this special chapter is depicted in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it scene.
  • Cannibalism Superpower: He can gain power, and possibly specific abilities, from consuming other live organisms. He particularly seeks to eat Kurama.
  • Devour the Dragon: The "reward" he gave to the demon who captured Maya.
  • I Have Your Wife: Or in this case, I have your classmate and an Ice Maiden. Subverted in the latter case as that was merely him taunting Hiei.
  • Meaningful Name: Yatsude means "caterpillar", referencing his many arms.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: He has six arms total of which two protrude from his head.
  • Posthumous Character: He was killed prior to Yusuke's death at the beginning of the story.
  • Power Copying: Says he has this ability with his dying breath. He claims that if he had consumed an Ice Maiden he wouldn't have lost.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: He wears a belt consisting of skulls, of which are presumably those of his victims.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: He is recognized as being powerful by Kurama, but demonstrates that he is not a good tactician which gets him killed.


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