It looks like we’re soon going to get a bunch of Blu-ray anime releases from Crunchyroll, starting with Yu Yu Hakusho. It’s not the only anime release they have planned. However, it’s the one they’re focusing on at the moment.

All the Yusuke Urameshi You Could Ever Want?

"Yu Yu Hakusho 30th Anniversary" Blu-ray box set art (art not final).
Hmm, how odd. The box art they have right now seems fine to me.

Crunchyroll is proud to announce a bunch of new Blu-ray releases for various anime series, including Yu Yu Hakusho 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Box Set. This box set, like all the other anime releases in this announcement, will release sometime next year in January 2023. This anime in particular will release on January 31, 2023; so it will be a while before you’ll be able to watch Yusuke Urameshi and the gang in action…again. You know, since this anime originally aired in 1992? Well, at least the older anime is getting some love, so there’s that.

Speaking of which, Yu Yu Hakusho 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Box Set will apparently contain a bunch of lovely special features to entice you into buying it. These special features include an art book, a pair of never-before-dubbed OVA episodes, behind-the-scenes and the making of videos, textless opening and ending songs, and even outtakes for the voice acting. You can check out a full list of those special features below:

  • 30th Anniversary artwork
  • Two Never-Before-Dubbed OVAs
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Looking Back at a Legacy
  • Yu Yu Hakusho: Behind the Design
  • Yu Yu Hakusho Trading Card Game Revisited
  • Episode 63 Video Commentary
  • Episode 99 Remixing Yu Yu Hakusho (2011)
  • Episode 108 Actor Commentary (2011)
  • Episode 110 ADR & Mixing Commentary (2003)
  • Episode 110 Supporting Cast Commentary (2003)
  • Episode 111 Writer Commentary (2003)
  • Episode 111 Outtakes & Foul-ups (2003)
  • Episode 112 Leading Cast Commentary (2003)
  • Episode 112 Memoirs of Yu Yu Hakusho (2003)
  • Textless Opening and Ending Songs

Crunchyroll January 2023 Blu-ray Release Schedule: Full List

Want to learn exactly which anime series Crunchyroll is scheduling for a Blu-ray release next year? Well, you can check out a full list below, along with links to the Crunchyroll Store where you can preorder them and exactly when they’ll release:

January 3, 2023

Sasaki and Miyano – The Complete Season – Blu-ray

"Sasaki and Miyano - The Complete Season" Blu-ray spread.
Huh, looks like a rather adorable yaoi anime.

Sabikui Bisco – The Complete Season – Blu-ray

"Sabikui Bisco - The Complete Season" Blu-ray spread.
One of the more imaginative shonen anime I’ve seen in a while.

January 10, 2023

Obey Me! – Season 1 – Blu-ray

"Obey Me! - Season 1" Blu-ray spread.
Basically Black Butler‘s school arc, but if it was the entire story.

Platinum End – Part 1 – Blu-ray

"Platinum End - Part 1" Blu-ray spread.
You can tell this is by the same creators of Death Note.

January 17, 2022

The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation out of Debt – The Complete Season – Blu-ray

"The Genius Prince's Guide to Raising a Nation out of Debt - The Complete Season" Blu-ray box art (art not final).
Ah, the art of anime economics.

One Piece – Season 12 Voyage 2 – Blu-ray + DVD

"One Piece - Season 12 Voyage 2" Blu-ray + DVD box art.
Oh, they’re finally starting the release the Wano arc for home media? Lovely.

Black Clover – Season 3 Complete – Blu-ray

"Black Clover - Season 3 Complete" Blu-ray box art (art not final).
I love how the box art makes it look like a book.

January 24, 2023

The Stranger by the Shore – Blu-ray

"The Stranger by the Shore" Blu-ray spread.
Is it just me, or is that art book taking up most of the box set?

January 31, 2023

Yu Yu Hakusho – 30th Anniversary Box Set – Blu-ray

"Yu Yu Hakusho 30th Anniversary" Blu-ray box set art (art not final).
Ah, you’re back again.

Ascendance of a Bookworm – Season 3 – Blu-ray

"Ascendance of a Bookworm - Season 3" Blu-ray box art (art not final).
Being a librarian in a medieval fantasy world sure is difficult.

Source: Crunchyroll