8.5
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Yu Yu Hakusho

Yu Yu Hakusho

Fuji TV 1992

One day, 14-year-old Yusuke Urameshi suddenly finds himself dead, having died pushing a child out of the way of oncoming traffic. Since he has such a bad personality, even the Spirit World was caught by surprise that he would sacrifice himself. Yusuke soon finds out he wasn't supposed to die and has a chance for resurrection and bringing his body back to life. After being resurrected, Yusuke becomes a Spirit Detective, along with his comrades, and one adventure after another happens, whether it be an investigation or a fighting tournament.

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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 8.98 from 42 votes.

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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 8.59 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 8.56 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 8.50 from 36 votes.

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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 8.46 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 8.45 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 8.45 from 44 votes.

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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 8.43 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 8.41 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 8.39 from 49 votes.

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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 8.38 from 39 votes.

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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 8.37 from 35 votes.

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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 8.34 from 38 votes.

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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 8.33 from 40 votes.

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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 8.32 from 22 votes.

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Last updated: jan 22, 2023

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