Yusuke Urameshi was a tough teen delinquent until one selfless act changed his life… by ending it. When he died saving a little kid from a speeding car, the afterlife didn’t know what to do with him, so it gave him a second chance at life. Now, Yusuke is a ghost with a mission, performing good deeds at the behest of Botan, the ferrywoman of the River Styx, and Koenma, the pacifier-sucking judge of the dead.
I read the manga version to compare it with the series. I am certain it closely followed the manga except for the last tankoubon. Since I only got to watch the series in our own language, sad to say, they altered a lot of stuff here. Reading the manga helped to make me understand a bunch of stuff.
Urameshi Yusuke is still my favorite character of the story. I used to think I like Hiei more. I liked Kuwabara when I “read” him, not when I watched him way back. I always thought he’s not that important in the series but he is. He really is.
Lots of childhood memories regained afterwards. I am still so faithful to Yu Yu Hakusho even when there’s Flame of Recca. 🙂