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 surpise 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.
Yu Yu Hakusho aired on Toonami in 2003 and was also shown on Adult Swim from 2002–2006. There are a total of 112 episodes.
by ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ August 16, 2010
A great show that once brought enlightenment and renaissance to Cartoon Network before the assgiblets who lead the network decided to take it off and replace with shitty shows like Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends, reruns of Grim and Evil (which used to be alright until they got rid of Evil Con Carne and made it into Billy and Mandy) and Naruto...

Unlike Naruto, YYH's characters are completely unique from each other, each with his/her own back story and shortcomings. The anime even has a cool introduction where Yusuke starts off as this average Joe trouble-student who's life is changed after his life was taken away trying to a kid from a bunch of negligent drivers.
I'm getting tired of all the Billy and Mandy whoring on Cartoon Network, when are they going to show Yu Yu Hakusho...oh wait, they took it off because little wuss children wanted Naaaaruto.....
by The Harmeister December 14, 2007
An manga-turned-anime currently aired on Cartoon Network (bleh). Excellent anime, despite the butchering Cartoon Network is famous for.
"Did you see Yu Yu Hakusho yesterday?"
by HIEI July 9, 2003
a nice ass anime infact the only good english dub ive ever seen get the uncut dvd's if you want to see it to the fullest
Yu Yu Hakusho pwns
by vocab October 6, 2003
Essentially DragonBall Z with ghosts and demons and a thicker plot rather than ki and aliens and a shallower plot.
If someone points their index finger at you while holding their wrist with their other hand and screams SPIRIT GUN then they are definitely a YuYuHakusho nerd.
by Chaltab March 5, 2005
i used to thinkitwas cool, until they tookit off Toonami
they shouldn't have.
by Alica November 5, 2003
A kick-ass anime where a group of teenagers confront demons and dwindle on the border between life and death, demons and humans, and reality and fantasy. It is one of VERY few anime where the main character isn't all about virtue and peace and all that other stuff that makes animes look like comic book heroes. Man I hate it when they do that. The series goes on for 104 episodes with 7 sagas, the last three of which are the longest.

The series opens with Yuske Urameshi, a 14 year old loner who has no friends, never attends school, and gets into fights just to blow off steam. In a freak accident, he gets run over by a car and dies. He is confronted by the "grim reaper"(really a young lady in a kimono who rides on an oar) who says his death was not supposed to happen, so he gets another chance at lif, but becomes a detective for the underworld. His main weapon is a weapon of concentrated aura blown from his finger as a gun.

He is soon joined by Kuwabara, a fellow classmate who's only goal is to beat Yusuke in a street fight, but never does, Kurama, a collected individual who is "bishonen", and is constantly pushing himself to his own suicide. Basically, Kurama is a masochist. And Hiei, a demon convicted who weilds a sword and constantly wants to taste the blood of his opposers. He never truly sheds his "evil" skin.

Basiclly, after Trigun and Fullmetal Alchemist, Yu yu Hakusho is the best anime ever made.
by Hell Yeah I'm American! July 6, 2005