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Bandai Namco Arts’ V-Storage news website revealed 12 screenshots for the upcoming original animation for the Yū Yū Hakusho franchise on Sunday. The first six screenshots preview the “Two Shot” story, while the last six screenshots preview the “All or Nothing” story.
In addition, the site revealed that the new anime will get a screening event at TOHO CINEMAS Shinjuku on October 6. The screening will show the first episode of the original anime, as well as the new anime, and will also have a talk show.
The anime will adapt the “Two Shot” bonus chapter from the manga’s seventh volume, as well as the manga’s penultimate chapter “All or Nothing.” The “Two Shot” chapter tells the story of how Kurama and Hiei met, while “All or Nothing” shows the main characters reuniting to solve a hostage crisis in the spirit world. The anime will feature a returning staff, including director and storyboarder Noriyuki Abe at the studio Pierrot. Returning cast members include Nozomu Sasaki as Yusuke Urameshi, Shigeru Chiba as Kazuma Kuwabara, Megumi Ogata as Kurama, and Nobuyuki Hiyama as Hiei.
The OVA will come with the fourth part of the anime’s 25th Anniversary Blu-ray Box collection. The fourth part will ship on October 26 in Japan.
Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter x Hunter) published the original Yu Yu Hakusho manga from 1990 to 1994. Viz Media began publishing the manga in its English edition of Shonen Jump in 2002, and it also released all 19 volumes. The manga follows 14-year-old delinquent Yusuke Urameshi, who dies after saving a child in a car accident. The Spirit World is surprised by his death and offers him a chance to come back as a “spirit detective” who is tasked with defeating demons.
The television anime adaptation ran from 1992 to 1995 and is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The series also inspired two films and two original video anime (OVAs). FUNimation Entertainment released the television series and OVAs on home video in North America. Media Blasters and later Funimation released the first film, and Central Park Media released the second film. The television series ran on Adult Swim and later Toonami.