Yu Yu Hakusho Smartphone Game’s Promo Previews Returning Cast
The official website for KLab Games and Axel Game Studio’s Yu Yu Hakusho 100% Maji Battle (100% Serious Battle) iOS and Android game began streaming a promotional video on Friday. The video previews the returning cast: Nozomu Sasaki as Yusuke, Shigeru Chiba as Kuwabara, Megumi Ogata as Kurama, Nobuyuki Hiyama as Hiei, and Hisako Kyouda as Genkai.
The iOS and Android app features super-deformed versions of Yu Yu Hakusho characters. Players will be able to create a “dream team” for 5-vs-5 battles. The app will be free to play with in-game purchases. It is slated to launch in Japan in 2018.
The smartphone game is part of the Yu Yu Hakusho anime’s 25th anniversary celebration. The anime will also get a new series of Blu-ray Disc releases, the last of which will bundle a new animation on October 26.
Yoshihiro Togashi (Hunter X Hunter) published the original Yu Yu Hakusho manga from 1990 to 1994. Viz 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.