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Yu Yu Hakusho

Season 4 Episode 17


Aired Saturday 6:30 PM Mar 25, 2006 on Fuji TV
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Episode Summary

With the fight between Yusuke and Yomi finally over, everyone prepares to leave for Human World. But Yusuke lags behind to resolve some of his own problems.

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  • The final battle: yusuke vs. yomi, in the demon world tournament.

    This will always be a great episode to watch. The final battle of YYH takes place. Yusuke fights yomi in a great battle. The two almost seem equaly matched. Both yusuke and yomi then unleash there sacred energy. There the final confrontation takes place. Blow after blow, yusuke and yomi give it there all but only one can win. Then, as it seems both warriors are about to go down at the same time, yomis son yells at yomi, making yomi stand, and win the match. Yusuke has lost, but the important thing was that yusuke tried his best to win.moreless
  • What ZalelsBackAgain Said "The Anime Could've Ended At This Point And I Would've Still Been Satisfied".

    What Zalels Back Again Said. "The Anime Could've Ended At This Point And I Would Have Been Still Been Satisfied". Well, This Is The Final Episode Before The End Of This Anime. I'm Depressed, So I'll Just Be Quiet And Eat My Dinner. Yomi Won, And The Anime's Almost Over. This Is A Good Episode In My Opinion.
  • Whoa. I never suspected who would end up winning the tournament in the end!!

    This episode was great. It was informative, understandable, and an awesome conclusion!!! It was the closure to the show, as the name implies. It could have easily been the last episode, I think, but I'm glad it wasn't. I can't wait to watch the next episode, the very last one, to hear about what ends up happening to all of them. But I digres...

    I was so shocked by who ended up winning. I didn't expect Yusuke to win, but...well, I shouldn't complain. I'm glad about the outcome of the tournament. I'm pleased and satisfied by it.

    I can't believe it's almost over, though. Now what am I going to watch?!! *lol*moreless
  • Yu Yu Hakusho could have ended on this episode and I still would have been satisfied.

    One of the most anticipated matches in the tournament to determine Demon World's leader continues between Yusuke and Yomi. The two fight with all they got. With everyone that he cares for in mind, Yusuke unleashes a golden aura that is neither Demon or Spirit energy. Is it Sacred energy? No, Koenma confirms it to be something new...a third pillar energy source. Though despite that, Yomi still won. Yusuke woke up a week later with the tournament wrapped up. The big red demon that appeared in front of Raizen's grave ended up beating Makuro, and won the rest of the way. He only had one rule to follow; for the mischief in Human world to end. Koenma confirms Yusuke's firing from anymore Spirit Detective duties. Yusuke, before leaving to Human world, visits his great grandfather's grave. Yusuke is now just an ordinary boy.

    While the tournament didn't end in fashion, like the Dark Tournament, it was a very rewarding and satisfying episode. It did seem rather random that the big red horn demon won it, but somehow, it felt deserving. The scene with Raizen and Yusuke was pretty memorable as well. It was pretty funny how George, the blue horned demon that is always accompanying Koenma, is revealed as the narrator. While I did find it enjoyable, the abrupt ending to the tournament can't be ignored. Though the disappointment really is minimal. The Makuro vs. Yomi fight that was the most anticipated fight in the tournament, doesn't even happen!moreless
  • Now this should've been the series finale! No disrespect to the actuale finale, but "Closure" has everything you want in a finale.

    Not only does "Closure" bring... well, closure, but it isn't one giant dialogue episode, like the next episode. This conclusion brings everything that any YYH fan would like-- action, drama, some references to romance.

    Action-wise, this episode provides a GREAT conclusion to the fight between Yusuke and Yomi. I especially like the count down sequence; you think that they're going to pull an anime-esque thing and have the guy stand up at nine, but they go one step further and do a double fake out on the viewer (but I won't spoil anything for you).

    Drama-wise, there's the whole sequence where Yusuke thinks about everyone he's fighting for and how this fight isn't like his previous ones where he was merely fighting for his job as spirit detective. There's also the slightest glimpse of some romance when Yusuke thinks of Keiko (as well as everyone else), which gives him more strength during his match.

    I especially liked the various Kuwabara voice-overs throughout the episode, since the series in general didn't give him much focus. These various little moments prove that humans have some significance. Another thing I liked, which I thought was hilarious was when Koenma gives an explanation to how we as viewers are able to watch the series in the first place!

    In conclusion, this ep has verything you want in a proper finale, whereas, the actual conclusion is more of a closure for shippers of the show.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • This is the only episode where multiple characters do the preview for the next episode. Yusuke, Botan, Kurama and Kuwabara all have a line or two in the preview.

    • At the beginning of the episode, the marks on Yusuke's body begin to fade, probably due to his spirit energy overpowering his demon energy. However, when Yusuke is shown farther away, his marks are still clearly there. Then, as the fight continues, his marks disappear completely.

    • Near the end of the episode, you discover that Koenma had Botan package all of the footage from Yusuke's adventures as a spirit detective, with his assistant, Jorge, as the narrator. This compilation is the entire series of Yu Yu Hakusho.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Hiei: (to Kurama) You're the same way you were the first day we met, a pain who speaks the truth.

    • Narrator: As a fourteen year old boy, Yusuke Urameshi was struck by a car. Now with friends and memories locked in his heart, he looks ahead to a new adventure, being all grown up.

    • (Yusuke and Yomi power up to their maximum)
      Yusuke: You can't end a good party without someone on the floor.
      Yomi: I suppose not. NOW COME ON!!

    • Hokushin: (silently crying and thinking while Yusuke's fight continues) Yusuke, if only your father could see you now...

    • Koenma: Well, I'd say that's a good end to a spirit detective's career.
      Botan: What should we do with all the footage we've compiled, sir?
      Koenma: Package it.
      Jorge: (as narrator) And so, indeed, Yusuke's journey as a spirit detective is done. What lies ahead as he grows from boy to man? Not even the supposedly wise Koenma knows that...
      Koenma: I won't give you the narrator job if you annoy me.

    • (Hiei tosses Kurama his tear gem)
      Kurama: Hiei...I can't accept this. I value our friendship and all we've been through...(Approaches Hiei)
      Hiei: (Looks at Kurama...almost dreamily...)
      Kurama: But I'm not interested in you that way.
      Hiei: (Sweatdrops) You fool! I'm not giving my stone to you!

  • NOTES (2)