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What is Yu Yu Hakusho?

Yu Yu Hakusho (a.k.a. Ghost Files/Poltergeist Report) is a manga and anime series by Yoshihiro Togashi. The anime, produced by Studio Pierrot, consists of 112 TV episodes and two movies, "The Golden Seal" (Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie) and "Bonds of Fire" (Yu Yu Hakusho: Poltergeist Report). In Japan, the series ran in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump. In North America, the manga currently runs in Viz's Shonen Jump.

The name of the series is spelled Yu Yu Hakusho in FUNimation's distribution of the anime, and Yuu Yuu Hakusho in the Viz manga. It originally started airing in February 2002 on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. Around March 2003, the show moved to Cartoon Network's Toonami block due to higher ratings with the kids. Then Yu Yu Hakusho was taken off Toonami around March 2005 and moved to an early Saturday morning timeslot at 5:30 A.M. where the series finished its run.

Who is Karasu?

Name: Karasu
Location: Makai (demon world)
Gender: male
Age: unknown
Race: Demon
Rank: B-class youkai, quest class demon
Hair: black, turns blonde when powered up
Eyes: most of the time violet, sometimes blue or red
Status: fighter on Team Toguro during Dark Tournament
Interest(s): Kurama, Kurama's hair
Dislikes: Toguro Brothers (younger and elder)
Friends with: Bui

Meaning of "Karasu"

In Japanese, Karasu actually means crow, raven, or blackbird. A reason why this name with that meaning was chosen is probably because the ebony black that Karasu wears and his ability to fly matches that of a crow/raven/blackbird. There are other reasons, too, such that ravens (or crows or blackbirds) are known for bad luck and hence are nicknamed "Bringers of Doom".

Character Description

Once, the powerful crow demon was his own master, deadly and dangerous as always. He was tall, with long slick dark hair and a pitch black cloak, with no mask. Together with his long-time ally Bui, they challenged the Toguro Brothers in a deadly fight, but were beaten. Both were thrown harshly onto the ground at the time of defeat, but Karasu gained consciousness and commanded to be killed, as that was their only warning. But Younger Toguro merely stated that his time of death was no longer his own decision, and until he could argue he would do as they require. To hide their immense powers, Karasu wore a mask over his mouth and had a different dark, more crow-like cloak that enabled him to fly and helped control his youkai. Bui was immersed completely with heavy armor. Both hoped to challenge the Toguro Brothers again sometime in the future, but sadly, that never happened as the Toguros were always superior and in control. From then on until their deaths, if they continued to be weaker than the Toguros, Karasu and Bui were forced to fight on Team Toguro and pledged themselves, reluctantly, to the cause.

During the Dark Tournament, a competition of demons and [very few] humans in teams of [supposedly] five at Hanging Neck Island with their human managers obsessed on betting their team as victorious, Karasu and Bui fought alongside the Toguro Brothers on Team Toguro. Sakyo, a human who finds joy in gambling while putting his own life on the line and wishes to create a portal where high-class youkai can enter the Human World, is the manager/owner of Team Toguro. His bets on Team Toguro, until the final round, were inevitably correct as they were the many-time reigning champions of the Dark Tournament. During this tournament, Karasu appears in two fights: semi-finals against Mido Renja of Team Gorenja and finals against Kurama of Team Urameshi.

Throughout his status on Team Toguro, Karasu is always considered the bishounen, or literally, the translation of pretty boy in Japanese. He may not so much of have feminine qualities, but by his profile... you can tell why. Karasu has an obvious attraction to the brilliant eyed, violently red haired Kurama, mostly throughout the later part of the Dark Tournament. In his fights Karasu may have a sadistic style of inflicting pain on his opponents in a slow, agonizing death [which did not occur to Kurama], and getting something out of it. Karasu is considered in the range of B-class youkai - as powerful, daunting, and tough, but not an extreme. As a demon, his main offense is bombs, whether by touching and igniting the bomb from inside his opponent or simply summoning a number of explosives ready to fire. The most dangerous part of his body is his mouth, where he can gather flammable objects into it, so without his mask Karasu is ever more so of a deadly and formidable enemy to all he encounters.