Some big news for the two shots.

Earlier today, the official Yu Yu Hakusho website updated with new details on the upcoming OVA project, as well as a full version of the key visual. We break the details down below:

Key Visual

Yu Yu Hakusho OVA - "Two Shots" Key Visual


The following will reprise their roles in the OVAs:

  • Yusuke Urameshi: Nozomu Sasaki
  • Kazuma Kuwabara: Shigeru Chiba
  • Kurama: Megumi Ogata
  • Hiei:NobuyukiHiyama


The OVA project, which was informally called “TWO SHOTS” in last week’s Weekly Shonen Jump reveal, will tell two stories:

  1. The first episode will adapt the “Two Shot” manga chapter, which tells the tale of how Hiei and Kuwabara met.
  2. The second episode will adapt “All or Nothing”, the second-to-last chapter of the series, which reunites the cast to solve a hostage situation in the Spirit World.

Studio Pierrot will produce the project, with Noriyuki Abe (Yu Yu Hakusho, Bleach) serving as director.

Both episodes will be included as part of the fourth set in the upcoming Blu-Ray rerelease for the series. The first set will hit Japanese retailers in July 28. The final set will ship to retailers on October 26.

Yu Yu Hakusho is a 1992 series, which is based on Yoshihiro Togashi’s manga of the same name. Noriyuki Abe (Bleach, The Heroic Legend of Arslan) directed the project at Studio Pierrot, with the team of Minoru Yamazawa (eps. 1-19), Mari Kitayama (eps. 20-112), and Masaya Onishi (eps. 20-112) providing character designs. Yukiyoshi Ohashi (Ceres, Celestial Legend) was in charge of series composition for the project.

Funimation currently holds the home video rights for Yu Yu Hakusho, and streams the dub on FunimationNow. Crunchyroll describes the show as:

From cutting classes to brawling in the streets, Yusuke Urameshi is not your typical role model. In fact, this kid’s nothing more than a fourteen-year-old delinquent with a talent for trouble. But in a single selfless act Yusuke dies while saving another. For such noble sacrifice he is given a second chance at life, but it’s to be a life far different than the one left behind. Now a Spirit Detective, the young man must track down demons and humans alike who desire to rule over the three realms of reality.

Sources: Comic Natalie