Devil Hunter Yohko

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The six-episode anime OVA Devil Hunter Yohko (Mamono Hunter Yohko) follows the life of a boy-crazy sixteen-year-old schoolgirl named Yohko Mano...who also happens to banish demons from the Earth as a Magical Girl Warrior.

For centuries, the Mano family has worked as a tribe of demon slayers. Yohko's grandmother, Madoka, served as the 107th Devil Hunter; Yohko's mother, Sayoko, would have become the 108th -- but since a Devil Hunter must remain a virgin until she comes of age to take on the responsibility, Sayoko's pregnancy meant the Devil Hunter lineage would continue with Yohko. While she sits on the cusp of her fated birthday and remains a virgin, Yohko could follow in her mother's footsteps -- and the demons infiltrating her school would love to help her break the lineage once again.

ADV Films released all five episodes of the series (and the music video special) in the United States -- it made the first OVA its very first anime release -- and the series became a Gateway Series for many anime fans of the early 1990s. The series also proved somewhat more successful in the States than in Japan: the producers made the last episode with the foreign market in mind.

Do not confuse this series with Demon Fighter Kocho, a similar tale which takes place at Heian University.

Tropes used in Devil Hunter Yohko include: