What these episodes are about
Scott Chiarelli | Lake Havasu, AZ United States | 07/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am not going to talk about nothing and get annoying and sound obsessive in this review, I'm gonna get right down to the point. If you have seen te first 8 episodes than i suggest you read this otherwise dont and see those first 8 so what I am saying is not confusing you. Episode 9: Yusuke had just finished his first case as spirit detective and of course he is in for another. Boton(Yusuke's assistant and Grim Reaper) tells Yusuke of Genkai(a very powerful psychic) who fears her death is near, is holding a series of tests with the winner being taught her powers. It is thought that a demon, Rando, will enter the tournament in disguise. Rando is a very powerful demon who has taken the lives of 99 psychics for there techniques and if he inherets genkais powers he would be unstoppable. Yusuke shows up at Genkais where he finds Kuwabara. Kuwabara being Yusuke's Rival being there for a different reason then everyone one else there, decides he will pass the tests hopping he can beat Yusuke in the end. Episode 10: The tests are over and now it is down to 8 finalists including Yusuke and Kuwabara. Genkai decides to have everyone left to fight in a tournament, but this wont be easy because they have to fight in the dark. Two fights are over and Kuwabara is next up. Things dont look good for Kuwabara. Just when Kuwabara is about to die something happens his energy forms into a solid object(a sword). The battle ends and Yusuke is up next. Things look even worse for Yusuke where he must fight the incredibly powerful Kibano. Can he come up on top or will he be defeated before he can get to Rando.Episode 11: Yusuke continues his fight and finally ends it. Now Genkai has brought the 4 Semifinalists outside to finish the tournament. Yusuke doesnt get a break and now must have another battle this time with Kazemaru. Kazumaru has many tricks up his sleave. Is Rando Kazemaru or could he be Shorin? Can Yusuke defeat the extremely powerful bodyguard.Episode 12: Kuwabara's Semifinals match is next against Shorin. Shorin might look small and weak, but looks arent everything. Shorin also is a powerful fighter, though just a child, with interesting techniques. Will Kuwabaras spirit sword be enough to defeat Shorin? Just an idea for you the last episode doesnt end the case so you might want to buy Volume 4."
Here's where it finally gets going
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD starts with episode 8, and covers the Genki Tournament sequence. Great stuff, with more action and less exposition to get through than the first two DVDs. The last episode on this disc is a cliffhanger, so you may want to purchase Vol. 4 as well. Quality anime with dubbed and subbed versions, and in the 'extras' they have all the on-screen kanji and names translated, which is nice. Plus it's still early enough in the series that you could collect them all."
Great For All Anime Fans.
Scott Chiarelli | 12/02/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yu Yu Hakusho is one of the best animes out there today. This DVD "A New Apprentice" is very good because you got tons of fighting and good pure action. A must get for anime fans."