Yusuke Urameshi is the main protagonist of the Yu Yu Hakusho series
Yusuke is a Spirit Detective who is tasked with protecting Human World from various supernatural threats over the course of the series and his closest friends as well as greatest allies include Kuwabara, Kurama, Hiei, Keiko, Genkai, Koenma and Botan. He is also the leader of Team Urameshi and the general person to look to when the going gets tough.
At the start of the series, Yusuke is an uncontrollable teenage delinquent/street fighter with little to no positive qualities to his character. Over the course of the series, he starts becoming a better person, changing into an almost altruistic defender of the Human World.
Why He Rocks
- He is one of the most beloved and memorable anime characters of all time
- Underneath his temperamental and cynical attitude, he has a humorous and compassionate personality.
- He went from an uncontrollable teen to a powerful warrior.
- He has tons of unique attacks, including the legendary Spirit Gun
- He is very well designed
- He has a great relationship with Keiko
- He is not only not afraid to battle against demons, but also to stand up to corrupt authority figures at his school like Iwamoto.
- His death at the beginning of the series was heartwarming, as he saved a toddler from getting hit
- He has tons of funny moments
- His fight with Younger Toguro is one of the most iconic fights in anime
- He won the dark tournament
- Both of his voice actors do a excellent job at voicing him
- He won a Knife-Edge Deathmatch.
- Unlike many shonen protagonists who are known for being naive, Yusuke is very savvy and street-smart.
- He was rather unlikable at the start of the series.
- While he is much more sensible and street-smart than a typical shonen protagonist, he is not very book-smart and can be generally dense at times.
- This factor is a result of his delinquent lifestyle, in which he frequently skips school on a daily basis.
- He can be temperamental and impulsive.