9

The original manga was written by Yoshihiro Togashi. He's also the author of Hunter x Hunter, among other less well-known series. I read an interview in the US Shounen Jump where he talked about how Yu Yu Hakusho began with his idea for a series that would start with the protagonist dying, and how later portions were informed by his love of horror movies ...


8

Spirit Energy is a part of one's life energy, like an extension of one's soul. When Genkai transfers her spirit energy into Yusuke to teach him the technique, it is incredibly painful for him to receive such an overwhelming amount of energy/soul at once because his body takes time to adjust to the new levels of energy.


4

This is probably the case of Transfer Student Uniforms as described on Tv Tropes: New Transfer Students in places where school uniforms are a cultural default setting often wear their old ones until the school can provide them with a new one. In fiction, this shows the newcomer or outsider. When they get the current school uniform, this indicates they've ...


4

I think I found the episode you were talking about: Episode 107: The Demon World Tournament Begins. The episode includes the battle between Jin and Soketsu, one of Raizen's old friends. According to the subtitles on Funimation's site, Soketsu never mentions Jin's father. There is a flashback to a fight between Raizen and Soketsu, however. Soketsu mentions ...


4

They're still around. Botan mentions both the Communication Mirror and the Demon Compass during the Chapter Black Saga. The devices start to lose their usefulness as the series turns into a fighting series. Being able to track a demon or have X Ray vision aren't terribly useful in a fight against Toguro or Sensui. As for the ring, apparently it makes Yusuke ...


3

As you can see from these comments by me, @seijitsu, and @eha1234, there's a considerable amount of skepticism over how "recycled" these designs really are. Me: Personally, I don't think the characters in this question even look that similar, not compared to Ken Akamatsu's Naru and Asuna, or the Ai Yazawa and Naoko Takeuchi characters that seijitsu ...


3

His name is written 黒鵺(くろぬえ)according to the Japanese Wikipedia. His name means "black chimera." The Japanese chimera is a mythical creature with a monkey's head, tanuki's body, tiger's limbs, and a snake tail. If you do a Google search for 「黒鵺」, pretty much everything that comes up is about Yuu Yuu Hakusho.


3

There is no definite answer for this question stated by the artist himself Yoshihiro Togashi There for we are left to interpreted it as we like. And there for there are allot of theory's of what this means. One of the most popular being the one stated by Kakashi "Forever will not occur," or in other words, "nothing lasts forever." I believe that Yu Yu ...


2

There is a mountain, called Mount Kurama, which has a fair bit of spiritual significance (mostly due to Kurama Temple). As Wikipedia says: The philosopher Hayashi Razan lists one of the three greatest of the daitengu as Sōjōbō of Mount Kurama. The demons of Kurama and Atago are among the most famous tengu. The Naruto Wiki mentions this as a possible ...


1

We know that it was very difficult for A- and S-class demons to reach the human world. So the lords definitely weren't harvesting humans for themselves. But it seems that it isn't that hard for demons of lower classes to reach the human world. Hiei and his gang managed to get through early in the series. The demon Rando gets through and enters Genkai's ...


1

I wrote this on a forum, You raise a very interesting question that I'm sure has perplexed many fans. There have been a lot of discussions regarding it. First of all, the words "forever" and "fornever" are complete opposites of each other. Forever means that something will occur continuously, while fornever, not actually being a word in the english ...


1

Very simple, he didn't want his friends/family to be affected by his change, but he wanted to still be able to tap into that power when he needed it. Much like a super-hero's need to disguise himself so that people won't recognize him, they'd treat Peter Parker differently if everyone knew he was Spiderman.


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible