Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho OVA
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The movie is a little over 20 minutes like I said so its basically like an episode. I found the "movie" to be enjoyable but like this entire release I find it to be for true fans only and fans of the series. If someone were to randomly buy this set without viewing all/most of Yu Yu Hakusho the series I doubt they'd really enjoy it especially not knowing about the characters and all that. I loved that Funimation gathered the entire voice acting crew back together for this late final release, after I got done watching all of these clips it made me want to rewatch YYH completely all day but it also made me wish that there was more to the series.
The second disc is in its original Japanese language but does feature English subtitles by Funimation. So it kind of sucked that it wasn't all in English but its still a great thing to add to this release.
Overall I give this a 5/5 because I've been a fan of the series since childhood, almost 10 years now I've been watching Yu Yu Hakusho and this was a fantastic release on Funimation's part, I really couldn't ask for much more besides the second disc being in English too but Funi couldn't get the copyright rights to the music they said, so what can you do. Once again I say this is a hardcore fan release buy only.
So, this product hasn't been listed very long. Except for "Golden Seal" (which was previously dubbed by another company), I have not viewed this product in English. All I can do for now is tell you what I know about the Japanese equivalent of this product. I will update this review when I get more information.
THE MOVIE: GOLDEN SEAL
WARNING: You may have seen a Yu Yu Hakusho / Ninku double feature listed on Amazon. DON'T BUY THAT VERSION. That is the old version, dubbed by another company with different voice actors and less creative script writers. As a result, it is almost universally considered awful.
--This is called a movie, but it's actually the same length as an episode from the TV series. It even has the same opening and ending theme sequences (in this case it's the second season's ending theme, "Sayonara Bye-Bye").
--The plot is self-contained, so you won't have to watch another episode for the big conclusion. The plot is pretty simple. Koenma, Prince of the Spirit World, is kidnapped by a demon and a demigod with plans for (what else?) world domination. A team is sent to rescue Koenma, led by Spirit Detective Yusuke Urameshi, a teenage zombie armed with a bad attitude and a fully-charged Spirit Gun. Yusuke and friends are faced with traps, demon gangs, ensnaring forests, a valley of magma, and the kidnappers themselves--all in the space of less than half an hour. The plot is very fast-paced and there isn't a whole lot of time set aside for character development, but some good script writing and acting can tell you everything you need to know about the characters without all the dramatic backstory included.Read more ›
The wait is over! Now compiled in this 2 disc set are the movie and Eizou Hakusho (the collection of shorts animations featuring the main characters). And it was awesome to pop it into the player for the first time.
Firstly, the dub was well done with matching words, true to character dialouge and over all smooth acting. Nice to hear these things without needing subtitles. The menus were laid out, everything was in order, it was just nice to have everything so nicely organized.
A bonus is that when on the second disc which includes character specific animations with character songs, they put the translations for the music being sung AND the title so that you may find them later if you wish.
Over all, if you are a fan of this series, this would definitely be for you! However, if you are a casual viewer not familiar with at least the mangas or original series, I wouldn't recommend it because of how specific it is, how odd some of the aspects of the shorts are, it wouldn't be as enjoyable for you. So all you Hakusho fans, we've waited a long while so pick this DVD set up while you have the chance because it was AWESOME!
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I really enjoyed watching this. It's definitely a must have if you mean to complete the entire series.Published 27 days ago by Ariel
I can't believe we paid 20$ for just a 30 minute movie that was no where near as good as the 2nd movie called, "Yu Yu Hakusho - The Movie - Poltergeist Report. Read morePublished 2 months ago by QR Winner
This is a fantastic treat for someone like me who watched this on Toonami every day all day. One of the best anime out there. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Krystal Perez