Yu Yu Hakusho: Season 3 (Classic) [Blu-ray]
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From cutting classes to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi is not your typical role model. In fact, this kid’s nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a talent for trouble. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it’s to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality.
The Dark Tournament has come down to a final grudge match and Yusuke’s full wrath is unleashed as a friend’s blood stains the arena floor. But there will be no time for rest or recovery as kidnapping follows victory and further intrigue threatens the boundary between worlds. A tunnel is being carved, one which completed will lay waste to the World of the Living. There are seven who seek an age of destruction and chaos, and hero must battle fallen hero.
The third season of the popular fantasy-adventure Yu Yu Hakusho begins with the conclusion of the "Dark Tournament" storyline, as Yusuke dukes it out with the mighty demon Toguro the Younger. Toguro morphs into an over-muscled monster who makes the Incredible Hulk look scrawny; Yusuke unleashes his incredible spiritual power. Their duel takes almost five episodes to reach its conclusion. The "Dark Tournament" saga felt a lot like a Dragon Ball Z adventure, with characters screaming challenges, ramping up their powers, and punching each other through stone walls. And like Dragon Ball Z I>, the tone was light enough that no one really minded if characters who were killed in action didn't stay dead. But as the new "Black Chapters Saga" story arc gets underway, the tone of Yu Yu Hakusho I> grows darker and more violent: humans are being tormented and slaughtered, not just bizarre-looking demons. Koenma summons Yusuke to resume his duties as Spirit Detective. Humans in one part of Tokyo have begun manifesting strange and dangerous spiritual powers, including creating weird alternate dimensions or "Territories." Working with the deformed Toguro the Elder and six recruits, Sensui, Yusuke's predecessor as Spirit Detective, is building a tunnel between the Human Realm and the Demon Realm. Repulsed by the cruelty he witnessed on the Black Chapters, a Spirit Realm tape of humanity's evil deeds, Sensui has decided to destroy mankind by unleashing monstrously powerful demons. Naturally, only Yusuke and the members of Team Urameshi can prevent this disaster. (Rated TV PG, suitable for ages 12 and older: violence, violence against women, grotesque imagery, profanity, alcohol and tobacco use.) (57. Beneath Bui's Armor, 58. Wielder of the Dragon, 59. The Shadow of Elder Toguro, 60. Sakyo's Proposal, 61. Yusuke vs. Toguro, 62. Toguro's Full Power, 63. Yusuke's Despair, 64. Toguro's Desire, 65. Out With a Bang, 66. Toguro's Wish, 67. Return to the Living World, 68. Setting the Trap, 69. The Power of Taboo, 70. Genkai's Ruse, 71. The Tunnel, 72. The Reader, 73. The Doctor’s Disease, 74. Sleep, Doctor, Sleep, 75. Caught in the Rain, 76. Kuwabara: Awakening, 77. Sensui’s Fall, 78. Divide and Conquer, 79. The Human Race, 80. Moving Target, 81. Let the Games Begin, 82. If You Could Play Forever, 83. Game Over, 84. Kurama’s Anger, Gourmet's Guest)
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As for this specific set, I believe it is my favorite of the 3 thus far. The action is intense from the very beginning as the set starts off in the beginning of the final round of the Dark Tournament. The fights are very exciting/over the top and take up the whole first disc of the set. The only negative I have is that I feel the final fight with Toguro draggs out a bit too long, but it is still epic an battle nonetheless. The disc wraps up with a fitting end to the arc. As for the rest of the episodes, they center around the Black Saga arc. Going into these episodes I didn't really know what to expect, for I had stopped watching the series before the final fight with Toguro for one reason or another. I found myself pleasantly surprised to see that this new arc was as good, if not better, than the last. There are less fights in this arc, yet the tone gets geared to an even darker shade as things begin to take the worst possible turn. Some new characters are introduced and they're all rather interesting; especially the new main antagonist. That's all I'm going to speak of the plot in this set, but needless to say, it was a joy to be immersed in.
I find myself excited to see what happens in the final set. As for the blu ray upscale, I find the animations to appear very nice. For the time it was released, and to see it look this sharp, I'm very pleased. I believe it actually looks better than the first season, for the animations in general seemed to have gotten better and more established by this point. I never owned the DVD sets, so I can't compare them. I imagine these are noticeably better, especially if you're viewing this on a larger HD TV like I am. The set also sounds very crisp at high volumes. I always did enjoy the soundtrack as well. All in all, 28 episodes for just over $20 (off of Amazon, at least) is a steal in my eyes. If you have any interest at all in this, (or any of the other sets for that matter) then go for it. You won't be displeased.
Story teenage kid get powers
More story teenage kid does good and kicks back the forces of evil to protect family and friends.
Yeah it does what nearly every shogan tv show has since creation but it's highly animated good character models, and it holds up after neary 15 years of age.
If you bought season 2 you need to get this to see the end of the tournament,
This is also the season with the old spirit detective .
Once you start this anime your gonna want to watch it all the third and forth seasons were on the decline IMO. BUT no less this is a great anime