So I’ve been reading through Yoshihiro Togashi’s YuYu Hakusho,
a series about a juvenile delinquent who gets drafted by the
netherworld to become a spirit detective. The first couple of volumes
surprised me with their level of quality, featuring some more-emotional
material that didn’t make it into the anime adaption. Midway into volume
3, though, we run smack dab into a fighting tournament, and the series
consists of a whole lot more punching from there on out.
In volume 6, our heroes Yusuke and Kuwabara make their way through a
mansion protected by demons to save an ice maiden who’s being held
captive and tortured for the jewels she generates when she cries. One of
these demons is Miyuki, whose main appearance I’ve scanned here. Miyuki
is a male demon who dresses like a woman, but our protagonists don’t
find this out until Yusuke, uh, checks for himself.
I’m… not really sure what message the author is trying to get across during Miyuki’s defeat.
“You beat me up because I’m different!” “You’re not a REAL
crossdresser - you just can’t make up your mind!” *slump* “You’re so
Not a… real crossdresser? Wha? Are demon crossdressers unionized in
Japan, or something…? Is Yusuke questioning Miyuki’s dedication to his