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|Yu Yu Hakusho Third Strike eps 29-42 |
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Third Strike is over 300 minutes of Yu Yu Hakusho action! This two disc special uncut edition contains 14 episodes: Flowers of Blood, Drgon of the Darkness Flame, Stumbling Warrior, Knife-Edge Death Match, A Day in Waiting... more »
The Dark Tournament in Full Swing
Dylan | Pennsylvania, United States | 05/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In Yu Yu Hakusho: Third Strike, you will get 14 very interesting and action packed episodes of the show. Specifically, this volume contains episodes 29 to 42 so if you haven't seen the earlier episodes, you may become lost while reading the following review.
Yusuke Urameshi and his teammates Kurama, Hiei, Kuwabara, and a mysterious Masked Fighter have begun their first battle in the Dark Tournament against team Rokuyokai. The matches during this first round of the tournament are definitely action packed and very interesting. After Hiei defeats the assumed team leader Zeru, a mysterious man shows up appearing to be nothing more than a drunk, but looks can be decieving... It's Yusuke's first match of the tournament and it's a good one!
In the tournament's second round, our heros must face the Dr. Ichigaki Team without Hiei and Kurama who are mysteriously missing. It's a three on three battle royal, but why does Kuwabara feel bad for his opponents? After discovering the shocking truth, Kuwabara makes his stand with disastrous consequences. Finally, the Masked Fighter must step in to help in the brilliantly titled episode: Ambition Destroyed: A Trial by Light. The Dr. Ichigaki team fight is very emotional and the emotional side sometimes overpowers the action itself, which is fine in this fight. The Doctor himself is a true villain who you love to hate right up until Yusuke shows him the error of his ways.
The tired Urameshi team must immediately follow the previous battle by facing Team Masho in round three of the Dark Tournament. Hiei and the Masked Fighter are ruled unfit to fight and Kuwabara is in extreme pain - only Yusuke and Kurama are left to face the whole team! Team Masho is a group of Shinobi who each specialize in some art. The excitement doesn't stop as you see how Kurama and Yusuke overcome corrupt rulings by the tournament committee. Finally, the Team Masho leader Risho will stare down an unlikely opponent, and Team Urameshi's only hope to making it to the semifinals.
Overall, this DVD set is terrific. It centers on the Dark Tournament's first three rounds. You can watch the episodes in English or Japanese with subtitles and the extras are lacking, but to get 14 episodes for just over 30 dollars is indeed a great deal. Again, these episodes are extremely focused around action with some emotion, so if action isn't your thing, you may not enjoy this. Still, there are some funny moments and Yu Yu Hakusho is a terrific show. I recommend this DVD to all fans of anime."