Alternative names:

浦飯 幽助


Human, Gakusei, Student, Delinquent, Middle School Student, Teenager, Shirtless, Facial Mark, Tattoo, Muscular


Gender: Male
Age: 14
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: Black
Hair length: Past Waist
Height/size: 1.73m
Nationality: Japan
Age: 14 (In the beginning), 18 (at the end of the series)
Yusuke has brown eyes and short black hair, which he usually keeps slightly-spiked with hair gel. He has around half a dozen small bangs which he doesn't keep spiked. Instead of wearing the school-issued blue uniform of Sarayashiki Junior High, he wears a identically-designed green uniform. He does this in direct rebellion of the school's strict dress code. Throughout the series, Yusuke's clothing changes, but he usually wears some type of fighter's garb. Yusuke looks rather-skinny, a stark contrast to his unusual strength. At the beginning of the series, he was also quite short as seen when Keiko points out he was shorter then she was.
Having no father and with his mother always off somewhere else, getting drunk or partying, Yusuke has grown up in a very neglectful environment. He's short tempered, impulsive, and likes to intimidate those who are afraid of him. One of his most notable traits is his desire to fight, which becomes more noticeable as the series progresses. Yusuke has been noted on many occasions to being rather unintelligent and, at times, just plain stupid. Yusuke's desire to fight is more out of enjoyment of a good brawl, and surprisingly Yusuke doesn't like killing if he can avoid it.
Even though Yusuke is feared by most students; and severely disliked by almost all of the teachers, he is generally misunderstood. Keiko Yukimura is one of the very few who knows Yusuke is actually very kind, and she sympathizes with his problems in life. Yusuke and Keiko quickly develop strong feelings for each other; and he is fiercely protective of her, almost always worrying about her well-being. Yusuke initially didn't like Kuwabara, but as the series progresses, the two develop a mutual bond and respect for each other, with Kuwabara being the only person who truly understands him. Yusuke and Hiei have a serious rivalry and, at times, Yusuke seems almost intimidated by Hiei's remarkable skills. Yet, each of them has respect for the other, and will put their lives on the line to help one another. Yusuke is very close to Kurama and has a great amount of confidence in him. Yusuke respects Kurama's wisdom, sometimes looking to him for leadership advice when he's not sure what to do.

Related anime:

Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files TV, 1992
Yu Yu Hakusho: Mu Mu Hakusho OVA, 1993
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie Movie, 1993
Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho OVA, 1994
Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie - Poltergeist Report Movie, 1994
Yu Yu Hakusho: Eizou Hakusho II OVA, 1995
Yu Yu Hakusho Picture Drama Bonus, 2009

Related manga:

Yu Yu Hakusho Manga, 1991

Voice actors:

Nozomu Sasaki, Japanese
Rik Nagel, English
Jonathan Fahn, English
Justin Cook, English
Davide Garbolino, Italian
Tobias Müller, German
Marco Ribeiro, Brazilian
Darren Pleavin, English
Guy Rushiniak, Hebrew
Su Jin Kang, Korean
Albert Trifol Segarra, Spanish
Constantin Pappas, French