Parents' Guide to

Yu Yu Hakusho

By Rachael Ward, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

More violence, sexy stuff, and language in unedited version.

Yu Yu Hakusho TV show poster: Yusuke and team Urameshi stand together in front of a black background

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 16+
This is a light horror anime and this is making for young adults.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 15+

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Although this is an action-packed anime, much like Dragon Ball Z, it rises above the latter with good storytelling, characters, and a strong moral thread. Yusuke is not your typical do-gooder hero, but deep down he has the qualities that make the audience root for him. Yu Yu Hakusho focuses on moral grey areas and how people may not always be who they seem to be. For example, a loud-mouth trouble maker can be a hero or a polite gentleman can be cruel. Despite the supernatural elements, Yu Yu Hakusho feels more realistic than some other anime series, and as a result is more entertaining.

A potential drawback for a lot of people will be the violence. More than a few fights in the series show plenty of animated blood and gore. Despite the frequent fighting, the series also slows down regularly to expand its characterization and offer some humor. While not for everyone, Yu Yu Hakusho is one of the best action anime available and is well worth a look.

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