Total # of Volumes: 1
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Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 16:9 Anamorphic Widescreen Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
Creator: Yoshihiro Togashi
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Character Designer: Mari Kitayama
Music: Yusuke Honma
Animation Director: Akihiro Enomoto
Animation Studio: Studio Pierrot
American Producers: Anime Works
Title: Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie
Running Time: 30
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 1
1: The Movie
The film opens with Yusuke and Kazuma facing off against a gang of thugs at a construction site. As they prepare to rumble, Botan suddenly appears. She tells the two guys that Lord Koenma has been kidnapped, and they must come now. They all then leave for the Gate of Destiny.
At the Gate, they learn that Lord Koenma was taken while on vacation at the beach and the demon who has him has demanded that he be brought the Gold Seal of King Enma by sunset or the young lord will be thrown into the river of molten stone in the Magma valley.
So, Yusuke takes the Gold Seal from the vault and heads out for the Magma Valley. Botan and Kazuma join him, and the trip begins quietly but it does not stay that way for long.
Meanwhile, in the Magma Valley, Lord Koenma learns that the person who has kidnapped him is a rival named Koashura. Koashura, a young boy like Koenma, has a henchman named Garuga who did the actual kidnapping. Koashura orders Garuga to tie Koenma to a stake and place him at the edge of a crumbling cliff. He tells Koenma that if the Gold Seal does not arrive by sunset, the cliff will crumble away enough to send Koenma tumbling down into the molten rock.
Outside, the three rescuers have encountered trouble in the form a gang of demons who want the Gold Seal for themselves. The threesome engages them in battle but soon flee because that cannot afford to waste time in battle. As they race down a narrow chasm, they find themselves ducking and swerving through a dangerous obstacle course of falling pipes, girders and rock.
Once they clear the obstacle course, they again find more demons waiting for them, this time they are creatures of the forest. A tree demon traps all three with its vines, and the Gold Seal is lost. But, just then help arrives in the form of Hiei and Shuichi. Hiei uses his expert swordsmanship to slice the demons to pieces while Shuichi's rose whip frees Yusuke, Kazuma and Botan. They return the Gold Seal to Yusuke and remain behind to guard their rear.
Yusuke and the others race on towards Magma Valley. They encounter more demons and Kazuma uses his energy sword as a form of pole vault to catapult Yusuke towards the finish line. He is just in time.
Down in the valley, Yusuke demands the freedom of Lord Koenma and is given it, in exchange for the Gold Seal. Koashura dances in glee upon receiving the Seal but does not posses it for long. Garuga reaches down and snatches it for the young man.
Yusuke demands the return of the Seal and Garuga laughs. Yusuke then fires off a powerful blast of spirit energy at the demon but it is reflected back at him. As the light fades, everyone assembled realizes that Garuga was just a disguise for a powerful demon called Yasha.
Yasha and Yusuke then engage in a fierce battle. Being forced to fight without his powerful spirit blasts, Yusuke finds himself at a big disadvantage. Things are not going well. But, then Yusuke manages to trick Yasha into causing a stream of magma to hit him. The magma does not kill Yasha, but it does disable Yasha's ability to reflect Yusuke's blasts. Knowing this, Yusuke then fires all his remaining energy at the demon, destroying him. Exhausted, Yusuke then falls towards the pool of molten rock.
But, he is saved by Botan and even manages to recover the Gold Seal. As the players gather on a rocky plateau, they learn the root cause of all the trouble was because Koenma had upstaged Koashura at the Spirit World Kindergarten on a girl's birthday.
The movie ends with Yusuke, Kazuma and Botan hanging out on a bench in a park. As they recap the adventure, Yusuke laughs it off. This angers the other two, and they begin to argue. Yusuke then remembers that he has somewhere else to be (a date) and heads off. This is where the video ends.