Yu Yu Hakusho

Season 1 Episode 23

The Toguro Brothers Gang

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Aired Unknown Apr 03, 2003 on Cartoon Network
8.6
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The Toguro Brothers Gang
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Yusuke's Spirit Detective team continues toward Tarukane's mountain stronghold, facing a small army of grotesque demon guards. It seems an alliance has formed between human criminals and demon mercenaries, with money as the bottom line. Yet Kuwabara plows fearlessly ahead declaring he's in love with Yukina!

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  • wealthy trickster

    9.0
    With Yusuke, Kuwabara and Botan having unexpectedly gotten past the first demon guard, Gonzou Tarukane takes the opportunity to increase his wealth by placing bets with five ultra-wealthy underworld associates on whether or not these youthful intruders will get past the remaining demons guarding his complex, knowing the Toguro Brothers will be his ace in the hole in the end.
  • Black Black

    9.0
    Introducing the Black Black Club!



    Not only do we get a group of old, super-rich, ne'er-do-well businessmen, but we get betting on fights. We don't see this nearly as much in later episodes, and it's a positive joy while it lasts.



    AND, on top of that, we get some of Hiei's backstory, just a taste from when he had the operation to implant the Jagan eye. Spirit World's worried that he'll barge in to save his sister and destroy both the humans and his own criminal record.



    A delicious installment overall.moreless
  • Betting on Demon fighting? Interesting............

    8.6
    This episode is about Yusuke and Kuwabara taking on tons of demons looking to kill them.



    The episode introduces, " The Black Black Club" Which has a lasting impact on most of the YYH series........



    The episode begins with the members of the black Black club, who are all million, or billionairs bet on whether Yusuke and Kuwabara will survive against the hourd of demons or not. Only Sakyo, and tarukane, who knows how strong Yusuke is bet on Yusuke, and Yusuke easily wins the fights. But when Yusuke and Kuwabara have to face the deadly triad, will they be able to win???



    This episode is actually alot of flashbacks that Yukina has, and Kuwabara cant wait to meet her. This episode, overall, was pretty good, but could have been better.moreless
  • Questions have risen, and mysterious stirs, which can only mean good things are to follow!

    9.0
    The search for Yukina resumes! Kuwabara can hardly wait to see her face. But many demons stand between him and the girl they're about to rescue. Though it's practically a massacre for the two fighters in school uniforms as they easily dispose of the many demon grunts that think they have a chance of beating them. Toguro tells his boss of the accomplishments of the intruders, who have in the past, defeated very powerful demons. Tarukane takes advantage of this information, placing bets on Yusuke and Kuwabara for almost all the battles with his friends. All the members, except for one, cheer for the demons, who all end up getting killed. Tarukane gets nervous with Sakyo, the one who's placing high bets on Yusuke. And even with the deadly Triad demons, who are the strongest among the group of demon apparitions, he still favours Yusuke.



    This is an action packed episode filled with some mysterious and suspicion. First off, Heia gets a flashback scene of him getting his Jygon eye getting implemented onto his forehead. Is this somehow related to Yukina? Plus, Toguro's strength seems to be limitless when defeating a powerful demon experiment, claiming only 20% of his strength was enough. And what's the story about Sakyo? A really great mysterious episode that makes the viewer want to desperately watch the next one. Plus, even though the fights were predetermined in Yusuke and Kuwabara's favour, the fights were pretty fun to watch.moreless
Rin Mizuhara

Rin Mizuhara

Miyuki (Japanese)

Guest Star

Jeremy Inman

Jeremy Inman

Gokumonki

Guest Star

Yutaka Shimaka

Yutaka Shimaka

Gokumonki (Japanese)

Guest Star

Sean Teague

Sean Teague

Koenma

Recurring Role

Mayumi Tanaka

Mayumi Tanaka

Koenma (Japanese)

Recurring Role

Tomomichi Nishimura

Tomomichi Nishimura

Narrator (Japanese)/Blue Ogre (Japanese)

Recurring Role

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  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In this episode, it is revealed how Hiei gets his Jagan Eye. Later in the series, it is revealed that the demon, Shigure, gave Hiei his Jagan Eye implant, but in this episode, the demon looks and sounds much different than Shigure.

    • In the English version Koenma talks like he know the Toguros but in the Japanese he is complaining that he cannot see inside the mansion and does not know the toguro brothers are inside.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Shigure: (in Hiei's dream) Everyone screams. The only question is, what will you say?
      Hiei: (waking) Yukina!

    • Kuwabara: (referring to Yukina) The moment I saw her, my love stretched out and tied us together, you see? Let's follow the thread of destiny tied to my love!

    • Toguro: Not even the best of contracts justifies killing as cruelly as I have just done. I apologize to this creature.

    • Toguro: News have been circulating recently about two human boys with extraordinary spirit energy. It has been said that they defeated the Four Saint Beasts, and the human hunter Rando, extremely powerful demons. There is a very good chance these intruders are those boys. And if they are, the first group of fighters in my apparition gang will suffer most unpleasantly.

    • (in a dream Hiei is having)
      Shigure: In order to properly fuse you with the Jagan Eye, I have to keep your arms and hands strapped to the table so you don't rip out your eyes.

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