Yugo is a manga written by Shinji Makari and illustrated by Akana Shu, serialized in Kodansha's Afternoon magazine from 1994 to 2004. The series transferred to Kodansha's Evening magazine wherein the subtitle "the Negotiator" is added in. Subsequent compilations of the original manga also add this phrase. ”Yugo” A.K.A. Yugo the Negotiator, or Yugo Koushounin, is the realization of the popular comic Yu-go that was published in Kondasha Afternoon Magazine over a period of 10 years. The manga was adapted into an animated television series in 2004 as Yugo the Negotiator. The anime comprises the manga's first two major arcs, which fit within 13 episodes. The series follows Yugo Beppu, a hostage negotiator, in various cases around the world.