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Yu Yu Hakusho follows the adventures of Yusuke Urameshi, a street-fighter punk who is fatally hit by a car while pushing a young boy out of the way. His risen spirit is met by Botan, a woman who sends souls across the River Styx to be judged for eternity. Botan explains that Yusuke's act was so out of character that it caught even her kind by surprise and that there currently isn't a place for him in any afterlife realm. Koenma, son of the Underworld's King Enma, makes a bargain with Yusuke; Yusuke can return to the mortal realm after completing a series of tasks. Thanks to the help of Yusuke's friends Keiko and Kuwabara, Yusuke is returned to life as an Underworld Detective who must investigate supernatural goings on in the human world.

Not soon after Yusuke is returned to life, his first case rears its head. Three Underworld treasures were stolen by a gang of demons. Thanks in part to his unusual methods as well as his supernatural special attack known as the "Rei Gun," he manages to recollect the three treasures. Some time later, Yusuke must travel to the mountains to find an aged, female combat master named Genkai. Yusuke joins Kuwabara in Genkai's tournament, with the winner declared Genkai's successor. Yusuke joins the tournament as a cover to find Rando, a demon who steals martial arts techniques and kills the user. Yusuke manages to defeat Rando in the final match of the tournament, receiving several months of training and spiritual focus from Genkai.

With his training finished, Yusuke is sent to the Underworld's Maze Castle along with Kuwabara as well as Kurama and Hiei, demons from Yusuke's first case who have since reformed, to assist in defeating the Four Beasts, Byakko, Suzaku, Genbu, and Seiryu, who plan on blackmailing Koenma into separating the Underworld-Humanworld barrier.

After the Four Beasts are soundly defeated, Season 2 opens with Yusuke participating in the Dark Tournament along with his teammates Kuwabara, Hiei, Kurama, and Genkai in disguise. The ultimate goal of the tournament is revealed with plans to create a large hole between the Demon Plane and the human world.

Yu Yu Hakusho is a 112 episode, four season anime produced by Studio Pierrot.

Cartoon Network
4 Seasons, 186 Episodes
February 23, 2002
Anime
8.5/10
Cast: Nozomu Sasaki, Justin Cook, Christopher Sabat, Shigeru Chiba
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  • Control of Demon World is divided among three rulers: Raizen, Yomi, and Mukuro. From his deathbed, Raizen invites his descendant, Yusuke, to return to Demon World to train - and challenges him to a battle!

  • Two kings of Demon World offer Kurama and Hiei dangerous propositions. Meanwhile, Yusuke learns that the only thing more difficult than making an irreversible decision is convincing Kayko that everything will be all right.

  • Yusuke learns that his ancestor is a king in Demon World! Unless Urameshi travels to Demon World soon, the balance of power could shift and spell the end of humanity's reign at the top of the food chain.

  • Yusuke Urameshi suffers from a recurring nightmare that he just can't shake. In order to figure out the deeper meaning behind the bizarre dreams, Genkai sends Yusuke to the home of a former Spirit Detective.

  • When Yusuke's team returns topside, King Yama's soldiers arrive with orders to 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?

  • As the battle against Sensui concludes, Koenma tells Yusuke that he must choose between Demon World and Living World. Without hesitation, Yusuke makes his decision!

  • Although Yusuke's skill and strength have increased, he is still clumsy with his new abilities. Unfortunately, there is no time to adjust and practice his new powers - Sensui is ready for their final confrontation.

  • Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei charge 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 in order to ensure he is never revived.

  • Filled with rage, Kuwabara watches helplessly as Yusuke struggles in battle against Sensui. He manages to free Kurama and Hiei, but it appears Yusuke Urameshi is doomed.

  • Koenma's tactics have saved Yusuke for now, but Yusuke won't allow the Prince of Spirit World to use his pacifier. While they discuss their next move, the terrible gateway between Demon World and Living World opens.

  • As Itsuki explains more about the bizarre Sensui, Koenma prepares to use his most powerful weapon to create a barrier that may stop the demons from flooding Living World.

  • The battle between Yusuke and Sensui continues, and Yusuke learns he is no match for the former Spirit Detective. As Sensui prepares the finishing blow, aid comes in a most unexpected package.

  • The tunnel to Demon World is opening. Can Yusuke's team still save the human race? Only a dramatic showdown between past and present Spirit Detectives will reveal the truth!

  • Yusuke and Yomi's fight continues and they are both even.The winner could be anyone.As this match ends the winner of the Demon World Tournament will be decided now.

  • Yusuke prepares for his next match against Yomi.Can Yusuke defeat Yomi more importantly has Yusuke finally realized who he is?

  • Hiei fights Mukuro in his next match.As the battle goes on it is clear Mukuro is stronger than Hiei.But Hiei still has the Dragon of the Darkness Flame.Will the dragon work on Mukuro?

  • Kurama gets ready for his next match.But he is also fighting his inner demons as well.Will Kurama be the victor in both battles.

  • The main tournament has begun.Fighters are being knocked out left and right.The favorites to win the tournament is to be Yomi or Mukuro.Can Yusuke,Hiei,or Kurama pull out an upset.

  • Yomi must fight his son Shura.

  • The Demon World Tournament is about to begin.The winner of this tournament will become the ruler of Demon World.We see some old friends fight in the tournament.

  • Yusuke is now the king of Raizen's land.As his first act is to see Yomi.What does the ex-Spirit Detective have in mind?

  • It has been one year since Yusuke,Hiei,and Kurama have come to Demon World.Hiei is Mukuro's second in command.Kurama is Yomi's second and Yusuke is prince of Raizen's kingdom.Raizen is dieing and only has a little time left.Before he goes he tells Yusuke how he met Yusuke's human ancestor.Yusuke's bloodline is finally reveled.

  • Kurama has agreed to be Yomi's adviser.As his first act he promises Yomi six powerful demons from Human World.Who are these demons and can they be trusted?Koenma worries that Yusuke,Hiei,and Kurama don't realize that the winner of this centuries war will effect all three worlds.

  • Kurama returns to Demon World to meet with his old friend Yomi,who is now one of the three kings of Demon World.Kurama doesn't trust Yomi.What happen between this two in the past.Some of Yoko's past is explored.

  • Hiei is about to fight Shigrue the man who gave him the Jagan eye.If he wins he will become one of Mukuro's elite fighters.Hiei thinks back on his life and what he has to live for.Can Hiei beat Shigure or is this finally the end of the fire demon?

  • It has been six months since Yusuke came to Demon World.Hiei has been training with Mukuro on of the three king of Demon World.Hiei's power has increased so much he can kill A class demons now.Hiei thinks back on his past and how he came to be who he is.

  • Yusuke has returned to Demon World to meet his demon ancestor Raizen one of the three kings of Demon World.Yusuke is angry at Raizen for getting involved with his fight with Sensui.Yusuke wants to fight him but does he know what he is getting into?

  • Yusuke has listened to the Hokushin's story about his ancestor Raizen.Will Yusuke return to Demon World to help out Raizen?Else where Kurama and Hiei are visited by servants of the other two kings of Demon World Mukuro and Yomi asking them to join them.Will Kurama and Hiei join the other two kings.If so what will happen to Yusuke,Kurama,and Hiei's friendship?

  • During Yusuke's stay with the first Spirit Detective, three strangers appear, having come from Demon World with the intent of speaking to Yusuke. A great threat to Human World is brought to light; a war between demon kings. If one king should overtake the others, the change of power could mean a time of chaos for the human race, depending on who gains control. If Yusuke wishes to prevent chaos and protect Human World, then he must go into the dark depths of Demon World, leaving his friends and family behind.

  • Ever since Sensui died Yusuke has be having the same wried dream,he doesn't know where he belongs anymore.After visiting Genkai she sends him to Kurou Satou the very first Spirit Detective.Will Yusuke get the answers he wants from Kurou or is there someone else following him that can answer his questions?

  • Now that Hiei has become strong enough to easily slay A-Class Demons, Mukuro calls forth an even tougher foe: the demon that implanted Hiei's Jagan Eye! Does Hiei have the strength - and desire - to survive the encounter?

  • Yomi, one of the three Kings of Demon World, has summoned Kurama to his inner sanctum. Just as Yusuke and Hiei were forced to face their demons, Kurama must now confront the secrets of his own past.

  • Yomi has forced Kurama to serve as his advisor, but the alliance is hardly stable due to the ancient hatred they share. Meanwhile, some familiar faces from the past return for one more shot against Yusuke!

  • It's been nearly a year since Yusuke, Hiei, and Kurama arrived in Demon World. With the former teammates in high positions on conflicting sides, can Yusuke prevent an inevitable clash and keep Demon World at peace?

  • Raizen's death has upset the balance of power in Demon World. As Mukuro and Yomi prepare their next move, Yusuke arrives at a brilliant decision that just might preserve the peace. But at what cost?

  • By embracing Yusuke's unlikely proposal, Yomi and Mukuro have secured peace for the moment. Nonetheless, the battle to control Demon World must begin. Who will win the tournament and grasp complete power?

  • As the preliminary round of the tournament draws to a close, one match between a father and son still rages on. Before the competition can continue, the vigor of youth must defeat the patience of age.

  • As the main bouts of the Demon World tournament get underway, 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.

  • Kurama must face Shigure in the ring, and as tempers and anxieties flare, the resurgence of Yoko Kurama begins! Will Kurama find a way to keep his anger from taking over?

  • Hiei steps into the ring against Mukuro, who proves willing to exploit the horrors of Hiei's past. Will this give the shackled fighter the advantage? In order to survive, Hiei prepares to unleash his ultimate weapon.

  • Yusuke awakens from his fight with Yomi to discover all but one fighter has been eliminated! Demon World has its new King! Who emerged victorious? And what does it mean for the three worlds?

  • Yusuke's gang reaches Sensui's lair, but their battle to save humanity is just beginning. As the opening to Demon World widens rapidly, an old nemesis appears - and he's got Kurama in his sights.

  • With only two hours until the tunnel opens and unleashes a horde of demons upon the world of the living, Kurama steps forth to battle Game Master for the right to move on to Sensui's lair.

  • Yusuke's team must win three more rounds to defeat the Game Master and move on to Sensui's lair. The hole to the Demon World is rapidly expanding. Can they make it there in time to prevent the end of the world?

  • When Yusuke, Kurama, Hiei, and Mitarai enter the Game Master's territory, they're forced into a twisted game where everyone must play by the rules in order to survive.

  • Hiei has finally returned to his former teammates to join in their crusade, but will that be enough to free Kuwabara before Gourmet can consume his power and tear the Kekkai Barrier to shreds?

  • As Yusuke continues his chase of Sensui, the unbelievable Sniper appears. As Genkai and the rest of the team follow, can Yusuke escape Sniper's endless barrage, reach Sensui, and save Kuwabara?

  • Yusuke learns the dark secret behind Sensui's traumatic fall from Spirit Detective to the one who would wipe out all humanity. After hearing the truth, Urameshi begins his quest to defeat the fallen Spirit Detective once and for all.

  • Kuwabara is struggling to keep up with Sea Man's power - and with Kurama, Yusuke, and Genkai nowhere to be seen, it appears no one is coming to the rescue.

  • Yusuke has defeated the Doctor, one of the seven psychics trying to forge a tunnel between worlds. Somewhere in Mushiyori City, six more - Game Master, Sniper, Gourmet, Sea Man, Gate Keeper, and Black Angel - remain.

  • The Doctor, a super-strong human with immense psychic powers, has infected the entire hospital with a deadly virus. In order to save his friends, Yusuke may have no choice but to destroy the wretched creature.

  • Yusuke's mind reader, Murota, is shot while attempting to weed out the psychic responsible for the tunnel between worlds. When the gang takes Murota to the hospital, new dangers appear.

  • The Spirit Detective's best chance to uncover the truth behind the tunnel lies with the mind reader, Murota. But mere hours after entering Mushiyori City, Yusuke and team find themselves being hunted by an unseen evil.

  • Between the Living World and the Demon World, a tunnel is being carved that could usher in darkness and chaos. In a bold move, Sensui begins his search for the person that will finally allow him to complete the tunnel.

  • The gang reaches the captive Yusuke, but Kido has a final game to play with the Spirit Detective. One of his friends is an imposter, and Yusuke has only minutes to determine which one it is! With his decision made, Yusuke attacks!

  • Kurama places his soul on the line and issues a challenge to Kaitou: one by one, the letters of the alphabet will become taboo. If any of the taboo sounds are uttered, the speaker will face a terrible penalty.

  • At the Rokurokubi Estates, Kaitou explains the rules of his territory to Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei. Can the three warriors be of any use in a place where all forms of violence are strictly prohibited?

  • Yusuke falls into the hands of powerful new adversaries, forcing Kuwabara to round up the old gang in order to stage a rescue attempt!

  • Team Urameshi prepares to return to the world of the living and leave their fallen mentor and friend behind. But, far away, a chance encounter between two former allies offers a hint of things to come.

  • Yusuke must begin to cope with the loss of his best friend at the hands of Toguro. Meanwhile, after Sakyo asks Koenma to take his life, the billionaire unveils his final plan: destroying the stadium with everyone still inside!

  • After Yusuke powers up to the same level as Toguro, the demon must power up to 120% of his capacity. Can either fighter, each completely devoid of any remaining energy, survive to claim the prize?

  • Toguro begins to suck the souls of the spectators in order to enrage the fallen Urameshi and bring out his full power. But Toguro soon learns that the best way to provoke Yusuke is to kill one of his friends!

  • Yusuke removes the Spirit Cuffs before launching an attack at his nemesis. But Toguro has powered up to his top level and stares down Yusuke's Spirit Blast.

  • The ultimate showdown between Yusuke and Toguro finally begins, and Urameshi reveals the power he inherited from Genkai with a colossal blast of his Spirit Gun. Is it enough to bring down Toguro once and for all?

  • Before Yusuke's grudge match with the younger Toguro can begin, intrigue at Team Toguro culminates in a shocking proposal from Sakyo - and an even more shocking response from Koenma!

  • After hearing of Genkai's death, Kuwabara strikes Toguro with the Trial Sword and splits the demon in half! The arena watches in horror as the evil Toguro rises from the floor unharmed.

  • 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?

  • After a disappointing verdict is handed down in the Kurama versus Karasu match, Hiei seeks to recover from the setback in the ring with Bui. Will the power lurking beneath Bui's armor be too much for him?

  • Yusuke,Kuwabara,Kurama,Hiei,and Koenma return to Human World.Life goes back to normal for everyone but Yusuke.Yusuke wonders who his demon ancestor is ?

  • Yusuke has fully transformed into a demon.Now he is far more powerful than Sensui.It looks like the end of the former Spirit Detective.

  • Yusuke Urameshi is back only he is part demon!Now Yusuke is strong enough to fight Sensui,after he saves his friends the battle between the two Spirit Detectives continues.Who will win is any ones guess.

  • Kuwabara,Kurama,and Hiei can't even touch Sensui,it looks like it is the end for them as well.King Yama's Spirit Defense Team show up to seal the tunnel up and destroy Yusuke's body!But why would they do this?What does Yusuke's ancestors have to do with this?

  • After seeing Sensui kill their best friend Kuwabara,Kurama,and Hiei have realized their hidden powers with in them.The three friends attack Sensui,they knock him through the tunnel,It seems the final battle will take place in Demon World.Will Kuwabara and the others over come Sensui our will they join Yusuke in death?

  • Yusuke realizes he can't beat Sensui so he prepares for the ultimate sacrifice.Kuwabara can only watch as his best friend is about to die.Can Kuwabara,Kurama,and Hiei break out of the Uraotoko in time to save Yusuke's life?

  • Yusuke must face the true Shinobu Sensui,who can use a third type of energy that is different from spirit and demon energy, called Scared Energy.Sensui is far beyond Yusuke now,how will the Spirit Detective be able to defeat Sensui?

  • Yusuke was shot by Kazuya one of the seven personalities of Sensui.He is about to finish Yusuke off but Koenma shows up in time to stop him.Koenma is about to use his greatest weapon to seal up the tunnel and trap Sensui.Will it work?Also Sensui's most powerful personality has emerged Shinobu the original personality.

  • After Elder Toguro is defeated the final fight between Yusuke and Sensui is about to begin.The past Spirit Detective and present Spirit Detective are about to clash.The winner will decide the future of Human World.

  • In raged by how Sensui set up Game Master Kurama fights Gourmet,but Gourmet isn't the real threat.Who else is there and why does he have it out for Yusuke and the others?

  • Kurama and the Game Master have one final game to decide the winner.Kurama better hurry up because the tunnel is almost done!

  • After the Spirit Detective team win some games Game Master himself decides to play.Can Kaitou and Kurama are the best gamers and they must beat the Game Master.

  • Now that Mitarai(Sea Man)has joined Yusuke's team.He leads them into Sensui's lair.But they have to get by Game Master first.Can they beat this sinister kid at his own games?

  • Yusuke is barley holding on as he dodges Sniper's attacks.How can Yusuke beat Sniper when he doesn't know where he is?

  • Sensui has kidnapped Kuwabara!Now Yusuke races to save him.But Sniper stops him.Can Yusuke beat Sniper and than catch up to Sensui in time?

  • Yusuke Urameshi and Shinbou Sensui meet each other in battle.Is this what it seems or is Sensui after something else?

  • We learn how Shinbou Sensui a former Spirit Detective turned from Human World's greatest protector to its biggest threat.

  • Kuwabara's spirit energy has returned even stronger than before.He beats Sea Man and saves his friends.Koenma decides to tell Yusuke and the other who is behind the tunnel.

  • In order to save all the people who have been affected by Doctors decease Yusuke will have to kill him.Can Yusuke really kill Doctor since he has never killed a human before.

  • Murota the mind reader was shot by one of the seven trying to make a tunnel to Demon World.Yusuke,Genkai,Kido,and Yana have taking him to the hospital.Their in for some trouble as one of the seven Doctor is there.

  • The Spirit Detective team has split up into two groups to try and find the tunnel faster.Yusuke's group find someone who can read minds.With this mind reader they can find the group who is building the tunnel to Demon World.Will this mind reader help him out?

  • Yusuke and the gang learn the truth.Someone is making a tunnel to Demon World!Which is bad news for Human World especially if demons stronger than Toguro start coming from the tunnel.Now it's a race to stop who is ever behind the tunnel.

  • The gang have made it to Yusuke.But Kido informs the Spirit Detective that one of his friends have been captured and is now one of them is being persona-ted.Now it's up to Yusuke to decide which one is fake or the real one dies.

  • With Kuwabara,Hiei,and Botan falling pry to Kaitou's power it's up to Kurama to beat him.Kurama asks Kaitou to change the game to a more challenging one.Can Kurama out smart his classmate?

  • Yusuke has been kidnapped!Now it is up to Kuwabara,Kurama,Botan,and Hiei to rescue him.If this teens were able to capture Yusuke our heroes will have to be on their toes.

  • Yusuke and Kuwabara try to get back into normal life.Yusuke is having trouble doing this though.He wants to fight stronger opponents.Three mysterious teens come up to challenge him.Who are these three and why do they have an interest in Yusuke?

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