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|Yu Yu Hakusho Five Standing eps57-70|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Beyond the multitude of action and adventures, it's the characters that make Yu Yu Hakusho so amazingly good --- Anime Insider Team Urameshi's fortunes in the Finals of the Dark Tournament have changed for the worse. Kur... more »
Dylan | Pennsylvania, United States | 06/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In Yu Yu Hakusho: Five Standing, you will receive 14 terrific episodes of the show on two DVDs. Specifically, these are episode 57 upto and including 70. If you haven't seen the episodes before these, go watch them or my review may confuse you.
Kurama has won his match over Karasu in the first fight of the Dark Tournament's final round. However, a corrupt ruling gives the dead Karasu the win. For the first time in its history, the Dark Tournament has had a winner who has died and a loser who has lived. Next, Hiei faces the mysterious Bui. This short but interesting fight reveals what Bui sounds like and looks like beneath his armor. Hiei uses the Dragon of the Darkness Flame, only to have it thrown back at him! Can Hiei triumph over the powerful Bui?
Next, a fearful Kuwabara must face the Elder Toguro brother. Elder Toguro reveals to Kuwabara that Genkai has died in a cruel and sadistic way. Enraged, Kuwabara uses new abilities to face Toguro, but Toguro reveals a devastating ability of his own! Toguro can move any part of his body to anywhere else on his body, and only piercing his heart or brain can actually kill him! How can Kuwabara triumph over a seemingly immortal foe?
Next, Yusuke faces Younger Toguro in the Tournament's final battle. Toguro has waited 30 episodes for his rematch, now the two warriors must hold nothing back. Who will triumph? The final battle has wonderful images, and leaves you wanting even more. As the fight nears its end, Yusuke may have to lose another one of his friends before finally putting Toguro to rest.
After the Tournament, a victorious Team Urameshi reflects on their journey, but who has survived? In Spirit World, some new information on Younger Toguro as well as a meeting with Genkai sheds new light on the "villain" and gives us a deeper look into his personality, desires, and wishes.
The last four episodes of the set deal with the upcoming Chapter Black or Sensui Saga. I'll save my review of that saga for the next set, all you need to know now is that Sakyo's plan hasn't died with him, and strange things have been happening while Yusuke's been away... Still, the Dark Tournament's Final Round and its aftermath are the main focuses of this set.
This set left me with a bag of mixed emotions. The episodes are terrific and are for a great price, but the extras stink. In my opinion, a show needs a truly evil villain to be great. One that has no goodness and one you love to hate. However, by the time this volume ends, you end up feeling sorry for Younger Toguro. You gain a new appreciation for his deep level of intelligence and his ability to plan things months before they happen. However in the end, it seems that Toguro was only looking for someone to finally end his miserable life, a life made miserable due to a terrible choice he made many years ago. In truth, Yusuke is his savior and as such, by the end of the Dark Tournament you feel cheated out of having a great villain. Younger Toguro wasn't as evil as he appeared, not by a long shot. Elder Toguro fit the role of a villain MUCH better than his brother did! You'll see this problem again with Sensui, but I'll save that for later. Still...whatever you think of both the Toguros is left up for you to decide. This volume is still wonderful and recommended for any fan of Yu Yu Hakusho, or anime in general. Overall 14 terrific episodes of a wonderful series."