Yu Yu Hakusho, Volume 19
By: Yoshihiro Togashi
My rating: ★★★★★
And it's over :(
This volume is more of a tie up, like an epilogue. It's rushed, even in the anime the last arc is rushed, almost like the writer/Author is saying... Lets just get this over with, so I can move on to something else.. That makes me sad.
Though everything does get tied up in a nice little bow, I'm still left feeling unsatisfied. In truth, even though there are more stories left in the mange that are not shown in the anime. The anime did a better job of putting the series to an end.
(Mainly because Yusuke and Keiko finally kiss!)
In all, though I'm left with a, meh, feeling, I am happy about this volume. More about what happened in the sprite world(after the fact) is explained, and Koenma plays a bigger role.
We get to see him step up and face his father. In the anime that is left out, balls on their part. I've always like Koenma and in the anime they made him out to be, well, a pansy.
In saying all that, and with a halfassed ending, I still loved this series. And I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a great story that is full of fighting, character development, strong world building and most of all, a story that will pull your heart strings on every page, and in some cases, break your heart all together.