The title of today’s anime challenge might be different on other blogs, but ‘favourite fighter anime’ sounded plain wrong to me, so I decided to change it.
Moving on, my favourite martial arts anime is 幽☆遊☆白書 (Yū Yū Hakusho). I remember I was in high school when I watched it.
I grew very fond of the main characters; somehow, Urameshi Yūsuke (浦飯 幽助) reminds me of Inuyasha, but I can’t quite put my finger on what exactly it is that makes me feel so; Kuwabara Kazuma (桑原 和真) and Hiei (飛影) are awfully comic and awesome in their own special way; Kurama (蔵馬) on the other hand, is a lot like Sesshōmaru from the Inuyasha series – I really haven’t the foggiest as to why I am comparing the characters in these two series, hmmm, interesting – elegant, intelligent, strong – well, all of them are strong for that matter, but Kurama is Kurama. And now the female in me is screaming ‘why in the world did you not start with the female character, even more so since she is your favourite character of the series?!’ – I know, sometimes not even I can stand myself. Anyway, Genkai (幻海) was also bloody brilliant, I remember I cried a hell lot and was very disappointed when she died.
If I remember well, the art was not too bad, and by this I mean that it was not finely detailed or anything like that, but the battle scenes as well as pretty much anything else really, were well depicted. I also remember I loved the OP and ED themes but unfortunately, I can’t remember much about the soundtrack of the series. Somehow though, I have a strong feeling that it did go hand in hand with the anime.
I was also very impressed by the story and how it was unfolding. Captivated, I could say. In my opinion, this series is not only a bloody brilliant martial arts anime series, but really just a bloody brilliant anime series. It really is worth watching.
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