Restored to life by supernatural forces, high school delinquent Yusuke was granted paranormal fighting powers to protect humanity. Demons are poised to take over the Earth, and Yusuke must lead a posse of mismatched superp... more »owered warriors into battle against them. With spirit guns, swords, and good old fashioned martial arts, our heroes will use any means necessary to wipe out the demons. It's two-fisted fighting action at its best! Art Gallery
"For those introduced to YYH from Cartoon Network and the subsequent DVD's from FUNimation, take note -- this is NOT done by FUNimation. As a result, the English cast is not the one you are accustom to and this may put people off. However, if you've been watching the DVD's and using the Japanese audio, the Japanese cast is the same (as best as I can tell). You should have seen the TV series through DVD volume 9 in order to understand everything that goes on here. If you've never seen the show, you are going to have a difficult time understanding who the characters are and their relationship to each other.Story-wise, Spirit World is under attack and Botan barely makes it to Earth to alert Yusuke. Thus Yusuke and his crew have to fight demons from the supposedly banished Netherworld. We have some of the typical one-on-one battles the series is famous for but this time we actually get to see the boys work as a team! The ending is kind of weak in that I would have enjoyed seeing an aftermath portion, but that didn't happen.Bottom line: YYH is an anime title I have a weakness for. Having a new English cast is disappointing, and the English subtitles aren't as good as FUNimations, but if you are a YYH fan, you'll want this movie."
Yu Yu Hakusho Poltergeist Report the movie
CJ | Mesa, Arizona United States | 12/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is an awesome example of good fighting evil to save the human world. Fans of the television show wiil not be disapointed though use of different voice actors takes getting use to. This is a great story and the demons and battles are animated great. The characters are shown a little differently and in more depth than any episode shows. You also meet characters thet have not yet been shown on US television.In short if you are a fan of Yu-Yu-Hakusho or you just like butt-kicking action,good against evil, then you will not regret buying this movie."
Alice Chen | California, United States | 09/24/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I love Anime, and love YYH even more, but The First Movie, dubbed is a BAD representitive. What's wrong with their original names! You want it dubbed, that's fine, but excuse me, Eugene? Vincente! DENNIS! WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SILVER/RUBY-TRESSED KITSUNE-CHAN (THAT KARASU JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO KEEP HIS ITCHING HANDS OFF OF)! I personally have no problem with the names, but come on, be real...DENNIS just DOESN'T replace the nice ring 'Kurama' (have to do with stealth...suits him doncha think?) adds to the show. Thank heavens that I had my Relena Peacecraft doll to work my frustration off of, otherwise I think I might've blew up my VCR. The names aren't the only bad thing. It was too short, not enough Kurama, and the words are just a little off. *cough cough* I speak a little Japanese, and I've seen the original Japanese version, and they completely screwed up what the characters are *trying* to say. Take my advice, save your money and your time, either get the second movie (SUBBED) or if you REALLY want to see this one, get the subtitled version."
Yu Yu Hakusho - Poltergeist Report...What a Weird Movie!
Alice Chen | 07/12/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Now I am a huge fan of the Yu Yu Hakusho TV series, but I found this movie a bit strange. Don't get me wrong, I liked it, but it was very different from the YYH series. The plot and length were okay, and the artwork was great. This movie is rated 16 and up because there is some violence (with blood), and some minor cursing. I do not recommend watching this until you have watched up to the part in the YYH series where Yusuke, Kuwabara, Hiei, and Kurama have become allies and have fought enemies together (Example:the Gate of Betrayal and Seven Ways to Die episodes).First of all, Funimation did not do this movie. Some company called U.S. Manga did, so the English voice actors were different. All of the Japanese voice actors were the same as the series. All of the English voice actors in the YYH series were excellent, and the Engilsh voice actors in this movie are either good, a bit off, or really off. Yusuke's voice was a bit off, lower than usual, but it was okay for the movie. Same with Hiei's. Kurama's voice was almost identical to the one from the series. Koenma's voice startled me at first because it was so different! Genkai's voice was horrible, but all the other female voices were okay. Although it did impress me that Nobuyuki Hiyama (Hiei's voice actor) and Yuri Amano (Keiko's voice actress) did both Japanese and English versions, and they were great at speaking English (even though they were not the same English voice actors in the series).Now for Kuwabara... the Engilsh version of him was really off. First of all, they made the mistake of calling him "Kuwahara"! What idiots! It's Kuwabara not Kuwahara! Even though it was a huge mistake in the movie, I found it quite funny! And his voice... agh! Kuwabara (or should I say "Kuwahara"?) actually sounded intelligent! He wasn't his old stupid self, he didn't add much comic relief to the movie because he had this intelligent sounding voice unlike in the series. In this movie, Botan was not able to give advice and help the YYH guys fight off the demons,so her apprentice, Hinageshi,(YAY! Another redhead!) was helping the guys instead. I am glad they were able to introduce a new character. Some things I did not like about this movie was that there was not much of Yukina, Botan, and Keiko, and not much character development. It was mostly action, and even though I like the action a bit, I really wanted to see some funny character scenes (examples:Hiei making fun of Kuwabara, Yusuke acting stupid, Kuwabara trying to flirt with Yukina, etc.)Overall, I am glad I bought this movie because I am a big fan of Yu Yu Hakusho, and I didn't find this movie too bad. But if you want to see Yu Yu Hakusho at it's best, watch the TV series."
Possibly the Best God-Warrior movie yet.
Ryk E. Spoor | Troy, NY USA | 10/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The "God-Warrior" subgenre of anime basically focuses on teams of human warriors gifted with extraordinary powers who are chosen to fight against gods/demons with major world-conquering ambitions. The original God-Warrior anime is generally considered to be Saint Seiya; others include Yoroiden Samurai Troopers ("Ronin Warriors"), Shurato, and the parodic approach of Sailor Moon. YuuYuu Hakusho broke several of the standard tropes, starting with not being a five-team (four main characters), and eliminating special costumes. Then they made sure to be distinct by making all of their characters not-nice people. The nicest one is Kuwabera, a gang leader who's always lived his life by his fists but who shows a surprising secret heroic streak. The others range down from there, with the sarcastic Yuske and the fox-demon Kurama about equal and the demonic Hiei (who appears to be Vegita's [DBZ] love child, judging on appearances) coming in dead last on the "Guy I want to actually MEET" sweepstakes. Because of these changes, YuuYuu was able to provide some plotlines and approaches the others could not, keeping it fresh even while it otherwise followed genre conventions to the letter. The YuuYuu Hakusho movie epitomizes all of the best features of YuuYuu Hakusho, including the characterizations, the twists of plot, and the dramatic battles. The villains are actually rather inventive for a show which like so many anime has only buttkicking as its _raison d'etre_, and the grand finale against the dark god, king of the Netherworld, Yakumo, is worth the price of the DVD all by itself. If you like fighting anime, this one is a must-have for your collection."