Here we are, 4 episodes into Yu Yu Hakusho. What do y'all think so far? And remember, only episodes 1-4 discussion. Spoiler tags shouldn't exist in this thread, so if you've skipped ahead in the series you'll have to wait to talk about future episodes.
So I watched this series a long time ago, back during its run on Cartoon Network. It was nice to see all the character development for Kuwabara, I totally forgot about all that.
There was one detail I was unsure about (and maybe it was lost in translation): post-funeral when Yusuke decides he wants his life returned to him, he's essentially in a coma at that point right? His mom mentioned something about the color returning to his face. As though he were still alive, but not in a conscious state. Not really important, just thought it might be something I missed.
I'm only just now catching up with episode 4 and I guess I'll just have to watch 5 and 6 today too since technically the next set of 4 started yesterday.
This is honestly the first anime I've watched where I skip the opening and ending themes. I usually listen to them no matter what, but these ones just feel too old for my liking and I can't get into it. I know it's an old anime, but xD still. So is Bleach but their first opening is a classic, not even from a biased viewpoint. The characters so far feel pretty..rough? They're very predictable as of episode 3, and I'm sure it won't be hard to be able to tell what they'll do next as the fourth episode unfolds for me. The only character I've found interesting thus far is Kuwabara but he's pretty predictable at this point too. To me so far point he's the Renji of Bleach in this group, so I look forward to his character development at least.
Iono, I didn't feel that they were too predictable. I mean, we get a glimpse of the people around Yusuke in episode one: Keiko who has a combative relationship with him, Kuwabara who's got a bit of a rivalry with him, and his mom who kind of neglects him. And we see their true character in the days following Yusuke's death. Keiko was constantly pestering him, but perhaps only doing so because she wanted to see him do more with his life. Kuwabara fought quite a bit with Yusuke but shows a great deal of respect for him. And interesting with him too, was the degree of loyalty he has to his friends, which is something you might not expect from a savage brute getting into fights all the time. Finally his mother, who had a kind of carefree attitude towards parenting, shown later agonizing over his death and then taking great care for Yusuke's lifeless body. I guess from then on they might be a bit predictable, but in hundreds of years of storytelling there have ever only been a set number of archetypes for a character to fall into. Once we find out who they are and what they're about, we can pretty much predict what any character will do.
Anyways, I've gone on too long xP.. but yeah the music is waay dated. I like it though, sometimes I do cheesy dance numbers to it in the mirror xD
I can understand that viewpoint on them, particularly since yeah after a while usually you do find them predictable no matter what. I guess I feel like I've just seen it all before, though. Like Kuwabara--exactly like Renji in Bleach or Beat in The World Ends With You, appearing as the tough guy but turning out to be really caring and respectful (Beat doesn't fall under respectful as much but still) and true to his word. I called it off as soon as I met him to be honest. Yusuke's your typical protagonist but a bit more angry than most, I suppose. His mom, the typical drunk I've seen before in Air TV, though Air's is a different story since she's not AS bad as Yusuke's mom, but still a typical drunk. Keiko the typical love interest, basically the Orihime of this show, except not ditzy and air-headed. It's just easy for me to see right off the bat where they're all headed with all the other animes I've seen, I guess. I'll still finish it, though, since we're all watching it. I don't like leaving things hanging either. xD
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