Yu Yu Hakusho
The different worlds in Yu
Yu Hakusho obviously play a pivotal role in the series. How they interact, why
the inhabitants are the way they are, and who maintains order in each respected
realm constitutes how they exist. Here you will find a description of each world
and how life is on each.
Existing somewhere within Makai,
Demon City is ruled by the Four Holy Beasts, Suzaku, Seiryuu, Byakko, and Genbu.
Since the City is such a large threat to Ningenkai, Reikai created a barrier
around the world to prevent any of the inhabitants from ever leaving, thereby
protecting everyone on Earth. However, in the Yu Yu Hakusho series, the rulers
of Demon City eventually grow tired of this, and attack Ningenkai in order to
gain their freedom.
Though it seems
that Makai is completely evil, it is in fact
not too dissimilar to Ningenkai. The world is based
on rules and kingdoms where inhabitants are
either honorable and good or evil, murderous, blood-thirsty
creatures. The world has seven levels,
stronger demons as
you advance to the next. There are three kingdoms,
Raizen's, Yomi's, and Mukuro's. There are also separate cities, or areas
in Makai such as Yukina's ice world, and Suzaku's Demon City. The final
installment of Yu Yu Hakusho takes place in Makai.
The human world is between the Reikai
and Makai, containing ningen or humans. Most are completely unaware of the
existence of the two other worlds just outside their own, or rather debate the
existence, living a life of uncertainty. However, due to the majority of humans
possessing absolutely no spiritual awareness or real strength, it is completely
open to attack by inhabitants of Makai. Also, since Makai is a world of demons,
the demons require human flesh in order to survive, one of their base reasons
for invading Ningenkai. In order to maintain a balance with Makai, Reikai, and
Ningenkai, Reikai institutes defenders, or detectives, of the human world to
defend against such demon attacks.