TV Network “ABEMA” celebrated the Tanabata festival on July 7, 2021 through a special marathon of the “Demon World Tournament Arc” of “Yu Yu Hakusho” and the movie “Yu Yu Hakusho: Chapter of Underworld’s Carnage – Bonds of Fire” were broadcast.
The “Yu Yu Hakusho” anime is based on the same name manga, written and illustrated by Togashi Yoshihiro, and serialized on the “Weekly Shonen Jump” magazine. Upon dying during an accident, the protagonist Urameshi Yusuke revives and is appointed as the Underworld’s Detective. The plot depicts a tale of growth of Yusuke and his friends Kuwabara Kazuma, Kurama, and Hiei, through the battles against devil demons.
Famously known for its variety-rich battle scenes and charismatic characters, the legendary series recorded a view rate of 17.6% during its airing.
The popular anime “Yu Yu Hakusho”, was selected for the special programming for the Tanabata, the holiday that celebrates the stars in, due to the “☆(star)” symbols present in the original title in Japanese.
The final saga in the series, “Demon World Tournament Arc”, featuring the tournament to decide the new king of the demon world, was broadcast from 00:00 in July 7, and from 10:00 in July 7, 2021. Additionally, with the plot centered on the conflict between the Spirit World and the Demon World, the movie “Yu Yu Hakusho: Chapter of Underworld’s Carnage – Bonds of Fire” was also broadcast for free on July 7, at 8:20 and 18:20.
Original Work / Togashi Yoshihiro “Yu Yu Hakusho” (Shueisha “Jump Comics)
(C)Yoshihiro Togashi 1990-1994 (C)Pierrot / Shueisha
Original Work Togashi Yoshihiro (Published by Shueisha “Jump Comics”)
(C)1994 “Yu Yu Hakusho: Chapter of Underworld’s Carnage – Bonds of Fire” Production Committee