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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 from 49 votes.

Last updated: jul 26, 2021



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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