Name this Japanese cartoon
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Comics and Animation
Asked by: cyntlhiadiane-ga
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12 Aug 2004 14:02 PDT
Expires: 11 Sep 2004 14:02 PDT
Question ID: 387093
Name this Japanese cartoon and, if possible, web site links where I can purchase graphic novels and the episodes. Earlier this year, Cartoon Network aired a Japanese cartoon, maybe at 5 p.m. or 5:30 p.m., under the banner of "Toonami" and Dragon Ball followed this cartoon. The cartoon has several characters. The characters fight in a stadium, like a baseball stadium. The characters that fight change frequently. The fans are shown in shadow outline, and most look like monsters, some with horns. The sports announcer is usually a girl. During the fight or after the fight, the characters go to another realm where they encounter other characters or creatures. In one episode, the guy gets beaten to a pulp in the stadium. He goes to another realm, a beautiful green forest. A little creature with wings flies up and murmurs like a baby. A girl talks to him. He realizes that to win the battle, he has to take care of the little creature, which is like an inner child or a small child. I think the scene then changes back to the stadium. In one scene, a girl runs up just in time to take the announcer position and, in this scene, the good guys nearly forfeit when they almost do not make it to the stadium on time. The seasons's final episode was a cliff hanger. I think a witch appeared, or a character like a witch. Note: I'm 48; I only like this one cartoon; I don't care for the other Japanese cartoons; I am not familiar with the language (such as anime and magna) but I get the gist. Please ask any questions to help me identify the cartoon. Thank you. Cynthia Diane
Re: Name this Japanese cartoon
Answered By: juggler-ga on 12 Aug 2004 16:19 PDT
Hello. I believe that you're thinking of "Yu Yu Hakusho." The episode summaries of the "Dark Tournament Saga" in this "Yu Yu Hakusho" episode guide sound very similar to what you're describing (i.e., characters fighting in a stadium). http://www.pojo.com/yuyu/epsumm.shtml Later episodes revolved around "The Makai Tournament." The show has female announcers/referees named Juri and Koto. Here's an image of Juri standing in a stadium: http://www.absoluteanime.com/_bin/imgwin.htm?src=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.absoluteanime.com%2Fyu_yu_hakusho%2Fjuri.jpg&w=528&h=386&title=Juri%20%28Yu%20Yu%20Hakusho%29 "Koto also comes back later and is announcer for the Makai Tournament. " http://www.absoluteanime.com/yu_yu_hakusho/koto.htm "Yu Yu Hakusho" has aired on the Cartoon Network as part of the Toonami series: http://www.cartoonnetworkla.com/english/toonami/watch/yuyu_hakusho/showguide.html A wide array of "Yu Yu Hakusho" videos and other items are available. Use this eBay link to browse: http://search.ebay.com/Yu-Yu-Hakusho_W0QQsokeywordredirectZ1QQfromZR8QQsatitleZQ22YuQ20YuQ20HakushoQ22 ---------- search strategy: toonami "the stadium" I hope this is the show that you had in mind. If not, please let me know via the "request clarification" feature. Thanks.
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Cool. Yes, I believe Yuyu Hashiko is the cartoon. Great referrals to get the narrated story and to find merchandise. Thanks, juggler. --Cyn
Re: Name this Japanese cartoon
From: david1977-ga on 03 Dec 2004 20:53 PST
Yes that is a great anime the full series runs aroun 150 episodes.
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