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Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Fuji TV 1992

Fourteen-year-old Yusuke Urameshi is having a typical day. He's cutting class, arguing with teachers, and getting into fistfights with his rival Kuwabara. But when Yusuke dives in front of a speeding car to save a little boy, things take an unexpected twist! As a result of his self-sacrifice, Yusuke is taken to the Spirit World where he meets Koenma, a 700 year-old ruler with the body of a toddler - pacifier and all! There's no room for laughs, as Koenma gives Yusuke an ordeal that could restore his life - or end all chances for revival. Yusuke has reclaimed his life, but has only one

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The 10 Best Episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E33

#1 - Wielder of the Dragon


Season 2 - Episode 33

Hiei unleashes his most powerful attack, the Dragon of the Darkness Flame! But Bui is able to turn the Dragon against his master. Will Hiei be swallowed and destroyed by his own power?

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 42 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E39

#2 - Toguro's Desire


Season 2 - Episode 39

As one of his friends lies on the arena floor, Yusuke powers up to the same level as Toguro. To defend himself, Toguro must power up to 120% of his capacity. Can either fighter, each completely devoid of any remaining energy, survive to claim the prize?

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 39 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E38

#3 - Yusuke's Despair


Season 2 - Episode 38

As Yusuke lies beaten on the arena floor, Toguro taunts the Spirit Detective. Toguro begins to suck the souls of the spectators in order to enrage Yusuke to once again bring out his full power. But Toguro soon learns that the best way to provoke Yusuke is to kill one of his friends!

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 36 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E31

#4 - Yoko's Magic


Season 2 - Episode 31

With Karasu able to counter Yoko Kurama's attacks, the vicious member of Team Toguro is set to take the victory. Taking his own life into his hands, Kurama prepares to sacrifice his life energy in a final chance to defeat the demon. But with no life energy remaining, Kurama may stay down forever.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 36 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E34

#5 - The Shadow of Elder Toguro


Season 2 - Episode 34

During his match with Toguro, Kuwabara is told of Genkai's death. With extreme rage Kuwabara strikes Toguro with the Trial Sword splitting the demon in half! The arena watches in horror as the evil Toguro rises from the arena floor unharmed.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 39 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E11

#6 - Ambition Destroyed: A Trail of Light


Season 2 - Episode 11

The doctor’s human experiments are clearly fighting against their will! As Yusuke prepares to put them out of their misery, the Masked Fighter intervenes and suggests a peculiar plan.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 44 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E15

#7 - Jin, the Wind Master


Season 2 - Episode 15

The episode starts with Jin in the air, admiring the island. He swoops down and flys by Yusuke. Yusuke turns around and takes a punch to the face. He tries to counter with a kick but misses. Jin pulls out his signature move, the Tornado Fist. It is literally a tornado on his wrist. The punch misses Yusuke but the force pushes him back. Yusuke goes the hand to hand combat. Jin blocks everything but one punch. He flees into the air and recovers. While he is recovering, Yusuke shoots a spirt gun. Jin makes a tornado around him and deflects it. On the sideline, Botan realizes the Yusuke can't fight close and far away. Koenma is concerned because Jin uses wind for offense and defense. Jin comes down with another Tornado Fist. Yusuke doesn't even move. When Jin is at pointblank, Yusuke fires spirit gun into the Tornado. There is a huge explosion. Yusuke is blown back to the medical tent. Hiei tells him that Jin blocked with the Tornado Fist, saving both of their lives. He tells Yusuke that a

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 44 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E14

#8 - Crushing Revenge


Season 2 - Episode 14

Kurama is unconscious, and getting beaten to death by Baken. The announcer Koto tries to give a 10-count to stop the fight, but Baken ignores her and kicks her out of the ring. Just as Baken is about to kill Kurama, the team captain, Risho, tells him to stop. As it turns out, Yusuke was about to fire his spirit gun right at Baken if he had tried to kill Kurama. Kurama then is tossed out of the ring. Baken is declared the winner. Yusuke then gets onto the ring to confront him. Baken uses a technique built from his sweat to cover the entire arena in mist, so Yusuke won't be able to see now. Baken delivers a few blows, but the barely harm Yusuke, and he then fires a spirit gun through the arena, causing the mist to vanish. With Baken wide open, Yusuke delivers a punch to his ribs. Before he can cause any more damage though, Baken pleads for Yusuke to grant him mercy, saying he was caught up in the heat of battle when he beat up Kurama. Yusuke actually believes him for a few seco

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 44 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S3E18

#9 - Kurama's Anger, Gourmet's Guest


Season 3 - Episode 18

Yusuke and his entourage have made it to Sensui's lair, but their battle to save the human race is just beginning. The opening to the Demon World is widening rapidly and shows no signs of slowing down. What's more, an old nemesis reveals his own master plan. His target, Kurama!

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 27 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E5

#10 - Dragon of the Darkness Flame


Season 2 - Episode 5

Hiei takes on Rokuyukai’s leader, Zeru, whose explosive fire attacks ravage the stadium. Hiei must resort to an unbelievable technique, one that could take his life as well: he must summon the power of a dragon.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 49 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E40
#11 - Out with a Bang
Season 2 - Episode 40

With the Dark Tournament at an end, Yusuke must beign to cope with the loss of his best friend at the hands of Toguro. After Sakyo asks Koenma to take his life, the evil billionaire unveils his final evil plan to destroy the entire stadium with everyone still inside!

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 39 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E41
#12 - Toguro's Wish
Season 2 - Episode 41

Team Urameshi prepares to depart Hanging Neck Island the victor of the sinister Dark Tournament to return to the world of the living leaving their fallen mentor and friend behind. But somewhere far away a chance encounter between two former allies seems to hint at what is to come as the most unlikely of people reveals a most shocking secret.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 35 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E27
#13 - The Death of Genkai
Season 2 - Episode 27

Fifty years ago, Genkai and Toguro were actually teammates who fought and won their own Dark Tournament, before becoming violently estranged. Yusuke Urameshi arrived just in time to see his teacher slain, and assaulted Toguro in a rage, only to be knocked away by one devastating blow. With the final round of the tournament soon to begin against Toguro, Yusuke must find a way to keep that from happening again.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 38 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E30
#14 - The Beast Within
Season 2 - Episode 30

The Dark Tournament finals have just begun and Kurama finds himself facing the strangely magnetic yet dangerous Karasu. Kurama, believing that it's his only chance to defeat his eerie opponent, transforms himself into the powerful and equally ruthless Yoko Kurama. Things seem to be looking up, but will Kurama's metamorphosis be enough to conquer Karasu?

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 40 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S3E25
#15 - Waking the Lost
Season 3 - Episode 25

With no thought to their own safety, Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei charge deep into the tunnel in an effort to rid all worlds of Sensui forever. Meanwhile, King Yama's soldiers arrive to take Yusuke's body away to ensure he is never revived. As Koenma does his best to stop them, help arrives on the horizon in a very different form.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 22 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E16
#16 - Reverse Decisions
Season 2 - Episode 16

This episode starts with Jin in the air with his Double Tornado Fist ready for the kill. All of a sudden Yusuke says, ""Time for something stupid."" His body becomes surrounded with spirit energy. Everyone is surprised-Botan, Kuwabara, Kayko, Koenma. Then Jin attacks with the first tornado fist. Yusuke somehow catches the fist. Jin exclaims, ""No one can catch a tornado!"" Yusuke throws the fist, rendering it useless. When Jin attacks with the second fist, Yusuke catches it with his foot. He also makes the Tornado Fist useless. He yells, ""SPIRIT WAVE"" and a punch full of blue energy nails Jin right in the stomach. Jin goes flying in the air. The Masked Fighter explains that the Spirit Wave is like Yusuke's shotgun attack and that he must have learned it from Genkai. In the stands, Kayko is shocked, but Shizuru says, ""Let's move."" All of a sudden, a sparkle is seen in the sky and Jin's body comes crashing down in the stands. Koto makes a ten count, and Yusuke is the winner. Shizuru and Kayk

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 41 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E17
#17 - A Matter of Love and Death
Season 2 - Episode 17

This episode begins with the fight between Risho and Kuwabara underway. Risho is beating the crap out of Kuwabara, who can't even use his spirit sword. Outside Shizuru, Kayko, Botan and Yukina are trying to get back inside. The demon security guard won't let all four back in, so they show him some human butt kicking. They get chased by more security guards unless they see Toguro. Yukina has flashback to her kidnapping. Toguro, however, lets the four go by. He wants the Urameshi team to win because he wants a rematch with Yusuke, as Sakyo promised. Eventually Kuwabara get cocky and forces Risho to show his Shinobi strength. Risho is the Master of Earth. He holds up his finger and the ground shakes. Risho uses his Armor of Clay techinique to cover his body with earthen armor. He jumps up in the air and crashes into the ring like a giant meteor. Kuwabara refuses to go down. Eventually Kuwabara realizes he can't win. He decides to use his life energy like Yusuke did against the final Saint

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 36 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E25
#18 - Suzuki's Challenge
Season 2 - Episode 25

In the last match against Team Uraotogi, Genkai overwhelmed Suzuka, an old demon with many tricks and specialties, but little strength. Meanwhile, Yusuke recovers from the torturous absorption of Genkai's Spirit Wave Orb, which promises to give him unfathomable power. Yusuke's team has claimed their spot in the Dark Tournament's final round. Now Team Toguro must try to do the same.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 40 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E36
#19 - Yusuke vs. Toguro
Season 2 - Episode 36

The ultimate showdown between Yusuke and Toguro finally begins, and everyone is on the edge of their seats -- at least everyone that hasn't been melted into their seats by Toguro's intense Spirit Energy. Yusuke reveals the power he inherited from Genkai with a colossal blast of his Spirit Gun, but is it enough to bring down Toguro once and for all?

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 37 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E13
#20 - Kurama's Stand
Season 2 - Episode 13

Okay, brief recap to what happened last episode: Kurama has just had his arms and legs frozen, but used his spirit energy through his hair when he used the rose whip to slice Gama apart. And like in the last episode, Gama tries to hit Kurama through his wounds, splattering his blood all over him. Right before he dies, Gama tells Kurama that his blood has sealed his spirit energy. Uh-oh. To make matters worse, the next member, Touya is ready to fight and avenge his dead teammate. Touya attacks just as Gama's first spell wears off, allowing him to move, but with his energy still sealed, he's still in a bad situation. Kurama spends all of the time trying to keep himself from getting killed by Touya's attacks. Eventually, he forms a plan to defeat Touya, and gets himself cut on purpose to plant one of his death plant seeds inside his own body right so it can manifest as a weapon. Right as Touya as is about to deliver a death blow, Kurama's death plant finally sprouts, and he has it

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Yu Yu Hakusho from 42 votes.

Last updated: oct 26, 2020



Yu Yu Hakusho is just a classic and riveting shounen from the glory days with an awesome English dub to boot (one of the few where the dub is better than the sub imo). There are so many great characters, laughs, tears and memorable moments all wrapped into this one unforgettable journey spanning 112 episodes. The best arcs are the Dark Tournament (season 2) and Chapter Black (season 3) sagas and I could watch them over and over again. Do yourself a favor. Don't think. Just watch.


Ótimo anime, pelo menos foi concluído, diferente de Hunter x Hunter que fica num hiato eterno.


One of the best classic anime out there. Similar to DBZ


The very first ~6-7 episodes are way more different than the rest, as these start with well, you will see pretty early anyways and as a mystery world adventure. It will quickly turn into a superhero Shonen though, including Dragonball vibes. There is even a Vegeta in this anime (Hien). This is from the same Mangaka as the later Hunter x Hunter. You can see many templates and ideas in here already, such as Botan's catface that will be later related to Killua, the concepts of auras in different forms, albeit way less streamlined and explained. A basically (short-lived) Hisoka, and maybe one could compare Kuwabara with Leorio or Kurama as Kurapika. I think this anime is cheap at times, pulling out random new super powers. The start of the series felt like it wasn't sure where to head yet thematically What did I like the most? [spoiler]- Skill territories, especially with these three playing games against the groups - Demon world - The pretty chaotic group, of which it is not clear all the time for how long the bond will hold or how strong it will be in the end, with individuals having their own special motivations - especially Hien.[/spoiler] What did I dislike? [spoiler]- The start. It felt pretty boring, and was absolutely off-theme from the rest of the series. I mean, it also let's one wonder: Why should anyone care to die if they can come to live theoretically again anyways? Why even bother? - The mega tournament arc. Just took 60 episodes and was way too long. There have been quite some twists in there at least. - The birb. I think it was nice it was eventually re-used after the start, but I think it fell short in it's usage after all.[/spoiler] Final Arc: [spoiler]I was really surprised by the developments during it. The tournament ended way differently than expected, and Yoki made - similar to the Ant King of HxH - mayor character development. I think all three Kings had their time to shine, even if not immediality. Going to be honest, I expected actually Hiei to fight vs Yusuke, and then I thought it would be Yoki vs him in the finals - or Mokuro.[/spoiler] I also still need to watch a few OVAs. Be like: Dragonball, Hunter x Hunter Rating: 8/10


This anime recently showed up on Netflix. I knew it's a Shonen classic, but haven't given it a try until now. At the beginning of the last season I thought they where gonna ruin the story, but I was wrong and they did a great job!


One of my favorite anime ever, it reminds how good those 90s long form anime really were. Great series and an especially touching ending. Forever Fornever!


Un manga énorme par le créateur de Hunter x Hunter ! Mon meilleur de tous


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