Unlike the sci-fi or fantastical elements found in the majority of anime released in the West, YUGO THE NEGOTIATOR is grounded firmly in reality. Yugo Beppu
is a Master
at striking a deal, regardless of who is on the other side of the table. Terrorists, criminals, kidnappers–he’s dealt with them all using his multiple language skills and sharp psychology. This collection includes the complete episodes of Yugo’s exploits in Pakistan and Russia, where his wits are the only weapons he can use to get the people he’s been hired to free out of danger. Based on the manga by Shinji Makari and Shu Akana, this is a globetrotting anime adventure in which the characters rely on their intelligence rather than mechanised battle armor.
“Negotiation means, you turn words into weapons”
This is the realization of the popular comic Yu-go that was published in Kondasha Afternoon Magazine over a period of 10 years.
Beppu Yuugo is the world`s most successfull negotiator. His only weapons are “words”. Yuugo doesn`t kill people. Neither does he threaten them with brute violence. With rich knowledge and a calm judgement, he believes in the humans inside them. Doing only that he has managed many dangerous negotiations successfully until now. Now two of the many episodes have been chosen very carefully, one taking place in Russia, the other one in Pakistan. In the burning desert and the freezing Siberia Yuugo begins his negotiations.
Beppu Yugo is one of the world’s most successful and celebrated negotiators. His cases have ranged from big to small, from secretive to in the public eye. His work doesn’t come cheap, but his skills are the top of the line, and through words, not violence, his failure rate is minimal. After a period of inactivity, Yugo is back on the job, to help negotiate the release of a hostage in Pakistan. With harsh terrain and deadly enemies before him, will he survive long enough to save the hostage, and return with his life?