It has been announced that a new Yu Yu Hakusho anime will be included in the TV anime 25th anniversary Blu-ray box-sets. The four box-sets in total will include the first-ever Blu-ray release of Yu Yu Hakusho the Movie: The Poltergeist Report (Yu Yu Hakusho Meikai Shitou-hen Honoo no Kizuna).
Yu Yu Hakusho is a battle manga by Yoshihiro Togashi that was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. Protagonist Yusuke Urameshi died once and came back to life as a ‘spiritual detective’ in order to protect the peace of the human and spiritual worlds. In this story, he has to defeat evil yokai with his reliable friends Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei.
The anime version was broadcast from October 1992 to January 1995 with a total of 112 episodes. Studio Pierrot was in charge of animation. The Blu-ray box sets will be released in commemoration of the anime’s 25th anniversary.
There is a total of 4 boxes. The first box ‘Reikai Tantei-hen’ (lit. Spiritual Detective Arc) will be released on 27 July 2018. The second will be ‘Ankoku Bujutsu Kai-hen’ (lit. Society of Dark Martial Arts Arc) and will be released on 28 August 2018. ‘Sensui-hen’ will be released on 26 September 2018, and last but not least, ‘Makai-hen’ (lit. Wold of Demons) is going to be in stores from 26 October 2018.
The ‘Makai-Hen’ box-set will include a brand new anime episode as a bonus. The ‘Reikai Tantei-hen’ box-set will include the Yu Yu Hakusho The Movie: The Poltergeist Report, which was previously only available on laserdisc and VHS. Each box set will feature an original set of illustrations on their inner jackets. The anime’s voice cast will return for the new episode: Nozomu Sasaki, Shigeru Chiba, Megumi Ogata, Nobuyuki Hiyama and others.
‘Yu Yu Hakusho 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Boxes’ ‘Reikai Tantei-hen’ is to cost 18,000 yen (+tax), ‘Ankoku Bujutsu Kai-hen’ will cost 24,000yen (+tax), ‘Sensui-hen’ can be purchased for 17,000 yen (+tax) and ‘Makai-hen’ will cost 13,000 yen (+tax).
Yu Yu Hakusho 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Box (Special limited edition) | Total of 4 Boxes
‘Reikai Tantei-hen’: 27 July 2018 – 18,000 yen (+tax)
‘Ankoku Bujutsu Kai-hen’: 28 August 2018 – 24,000 yen (+tax)
‘Sensui-hen’: 26 September 2018 – 17,000 yen (+tax)
‘Makai-hen’: 26 October 2018 – 13,000 yen (+tax)