YuYu Hakusho

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YuYu Hakusho is a Japanese manga and later anime series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.

Originally, the manga was published in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump. The series consists of 175 chapters collected in 19 tankobon ( volumes in a series), and won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1994. In North America, the manga currently runs in Viz's Shonen Jump.

The anime was directed by Noriyuki Abe and co-produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising, and Studio Pierrot. It consisted of 112 television episodes and two movies: "The Golden Seal" and "Bonds of Fire". The anime series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1993 and 1994. The TV series was originally aired on Japan's Fuji Television network from October 10, 1992 to January 7, 1995, and was later licensed in North America by Funimation in 2001. The show first aired on US TV on February 2002 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. In March 2003, the show moved to Cartoon Network's Toonami block due to higher ratings. YuYu Hakusho was taken off Toonami around March 2005 and moved to an early Saturday morning time slot at 5:30 a.m. Eastern time where the series finished its run. It also aired as part of the Funimation programming block on Colours TV.

A series of YuYu Hakusho OVAs were released only in Japan. It has also been broadcast across Japan, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent by the anime satellite television network Animax.

A number of video games have been released that tie to the YuYu Hakusho series.

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