Yusuke Urameshi (aka Eugene in the Tagalog dub) is the main protagonist of Yoshihiro Tagashi's manga Yu Yu Hakusho and its anime adaptation.
Why He Is The Spirit Detective
- He is one of the most beloved and memorable anime characters of all time.
- He is also one of the hot-blooded anime characters, similar to Jaden Yuki later on in the decade.
- Underneath his temperamental and cynical attitude, he has a humorous and compassionate personality.
- He refuses to give up on a challenge, no matter how many odds are stacked against him.
- He views his friends as his family and would do anything to protect them.
- He has tremendous character growth, as he went from an angry teenager with a chip on his shoulder to fight for the sake of fighting to an altruistic savior of humanity with a stronger sense of purpose and willpower. He also grows wiser and makes better life choices and views demons as people rather than enemies.
- He is not only not afraid to battle against demons, but also to stand up to corrupt authority figures at his school like Iwamoto.
- Unlike many shonen protagonists who are known for being naive, Yusuke is very savvy and street-smart.
- He is a great combatant due to his years of street-fighting.
- Unlike Toguro and Sensui, Yusuke learns to accept fighting with time before dying and embrace the fact that there is always a gray area between right and wrong.
- He is non-judgmental and open-minded, as he never discriminates against demons.
- While he is much more sensible and street-smart than a typical shonen protagonist, he is not very book-smart and can be generally dense at times.
- This factor is a result of his delinquent lifestyle, in which he frequently skips school on a daily basis.
- He can be temperamental and impulsive.
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