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Infant Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho Gets the Plush Toy Treatment

Infant Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho Gets the Plush Toy TreatmentThere’s a bit of Japanese slang called “kimokawa,” which combines gross (“kimoi”) with cute (“kawaii”), and we think it definitely applies to this new Yu Yu Hakusho plush toy.

Created in the shape of Hiei when he was a kimokawa baby, the plushy is available for preorder until February 12 and ships in May. It goes for 6,500 yen (about $60) and comes with a replica of Hiei’s tear necklace.

For anyone who missed out on Yu Yu Hakusho back in the day, here’s a description of the very first volume:

It was a typical day for Yusuke: go to school at noon, get kicked out by the teacher, fight with his rival Kuwabara, and head for home in time to wake his mom from her drunken stupor. But when he throws himself in front of a car to save a little kid’s life, he becomes Tokyo’s toughest teenage ghost!

While his childhood friend Keiko grieves over his comatose body, Yusuke has one chance to return to life: raise a “spirit egg” at the behest of the comely Botan (aka Death) and her boss Koenma, lord of the infernal bureaucracy. But the creature that hatches from the spirit egg will be determined by the good or evil in Yusuke’s soul; if he’s not careful, he could create a monster!

Source: Comic Natalie

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.