Yu Yu Hakusho

10 Worst Episodes of Yu Yu Hakusho

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 22, 2023.

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Yu Yu Hakusho - S4E12

#10 - The Battle of Father and Son (Season 4 - Episode 12)

As the tournament to decide the king of Demon World wraps up it's preliminary round, one match continues to wage on. A father and son were pitted against each other in the random drawing. Now the vigor of youth has to beat out the patience of age. Which one will come out on top? Who will finally advance to the main tournament?

The episode was rated 7.53 from 19 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S4E14

#9 - Farewell, Kurama (Season 4 - Episode 14)


Kurama faces down Shigure in the ring! But Kurama has to deal with the demons of his past: namely his choice to remain in the Human World. With the boiling up of tempers and anxieties comes the resurgence of Yoko Kurama! But will Kurama find a way to keep his anger from taking over?

The episode was rated 7.50 from 18 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S3E9

#8 - Caught in the Rain (Season 3 - Episode 9)

As Sensui's plan continues, Kuwabara and his friends attend a rock concert. However, they are ambushed by Sensui's next minion: Seaman, a person with the ability to create monsters out of water. With his friends held hostage, Kuwabara must battle Seaman alone...

The episode was rated 7.50 from 32 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S4E7

#7 - Reunion of the Bandits (Season 4 - Episode 7)


Just as Yusuke and Hiei were forced to confront their demons, Kurama boldly ventures through his own past. Yomi, one of the three Kings of Demon World has summoned his former partner in crime to his inner sanctum. What secrets haunt Kurama? And why has Yomi prepared for the worst?

The episode was rated 7.48 from 21 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S4E5

#6 - Haunted By The Past (Season 4 - Episode 5)

After years of searching, Hiei finally returns to his homeland. Hiei clearly remembers the traumatic banishing he was forced to endure. But despite his many losses, one thing was never far from his mind: complete and utter revenge! But to complete his mission Hiei must first survive an encounter with yet another demon from his past.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 21 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S3E28

#5 - Topside (Season 3 - Episode 28)


Yusuke and team return topside to the waiting arms of their friends. But all is not well. King Yama's soldiers arrive saying that they must destroy Yusuke once and for all. Could this be the end? How much energy does the Spirit Detective have after his exhausting battle with Sensui?

The episode was rated 7.35 from 26 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S2E23

#4 - The Cape of No Return (Season 2 - Episode 23)

Kuwabara starts his battle against Shishiwakamaru. It's a duel between a sword of energy and a sword of steel.shishi is obviously the more skillful of the two. They battle on and on until Shishi unleashes one of his two special items known as the Cape of No Return. Shishi throws the cape at Kuwabara and it surrounds him. He falls through a dimensional portal into the ring that was used before the semi-finals. He finds Botan, Kayko, Yukina, and his sister there; lost. He leads them to the new ring. Meanwhile, they roll the dice again to decide the fight. It comes up on a free space for Team Uratogi, and the Masked Fighter for Team Urameshi. Hiei is prepared to take her place when she magically shows up behind him and stops him. Shishi is curious about the identity, and cuts the mask. Shishi tries to get them disqualified by saying that they're using the mask to sneak in fighters. But Toguro steps in and the comittee finds nothing wrong. A new chapter in the semi-finals is set to begin.

The episode was rated 7.31 from 36 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S4E8

#3 - Torn Between Identities (Season 4 - Episode 8)


In a brutal power play, Yomi has forced Kurama to serve as his advisor. If he doesn't, Yomi will destroy the one person Kurama loves more than anyone. But the alliance is hardly stable, for ancient seeds of hatred lie between them. Meanwhile, a group of familiar faces from the past return for one more shot against Yusuke!

The episode was rated 7.26 from 19 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S4E11

#2 - The Preliminaries (Season 4 - Episode 11)

Yomi and Mukuro, preventing a full-scale Demon War, have embraced Yusuke's unlikely proposal. Peace is secured for the moment. But the battle for control of Demon World must begin. Who will win the tournament, and grasp complete power?

The episode was rated 7.22 from 18 votes.

Yu Yu Hakusho - S4E13

#1 - The Demon World Tournament Begins (Season 4 - Episode 13)


As the main bouts of the Demon World tournament get underway, some of the best and most familiar fighters are removed rather quickly. While it looks like some of the fighters' motivations for entering aren't exactly what they seemed, they all have their eyes on one warrior as the prize--Yusuke.

The episode was rated 7.17 from 18 votes.

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