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Yu yu hakusho is funny, action packed and exiting. The characters are amazing and nothing I have ever seen or ever will see will make me stop loving this show. I watch it every day and even with friends. We evan watch it in anime club at my school. Everyone loves it. #1 all the way!
Dragon Ball Z is, sure, a good anime. However, the battle scenes go on for more than just five episodes at the least.

When I first started watching Yu Yu Hakusho, I thought for sure the same thing was going to happen -- and I was very pleasantly surprised. Because even when they're fighting in a tournament, their matches sometimes only even last half an episodes, whereas Dragon Ball Z it would probably take... three episodes. (Not bashing on DBZ, but it's true. )

Yu Yu Hakusho does a brilliant job at packing the most punch in fight scenes, while still keeping them short and bearable.

Not to mention that none of the characters really look like their on steroids when they start fighting. Well, maybe Toguro...

Anyway, I like Yu Yu Hakusho because the characters are still powerful, yet they're limited which makes it that much more believable. Not to mention that each character has his own amount of kick-as time!

And speaking of the characters, they're beautifully done. Each have a thorough back history, each have believable and RELATABLE personalities, and watching it, you'll want to cheer each one of them on.

That's why I like Yu Yu Hakusho opposed to Dragon Ball Z -- If, say, Trunks gets into a predicament and gets beaten up, I mean, sure it's sad but you don't really feel devastated. However, if Kurama gets tossed around and beaten up and kicked and punched, you immediately feel horrible and start screaming at the screen, "NOO! DON'T HURT HIM! NO! "

And this anime is FUNNY! Some of the jokes are laugh-out-loud funny, and besides the fighting, it's another reason to keep watching.

Not to compare this all to Dragon Ball Z, though, it's a great anime by itself and definitely deserves to be at LEAST in the top ten. If you're a fan of fighting animes, WATCH THIS! You will NOT be sorry!
I used to watch this in the days of Toonami, when the best part about being a kid was fantasy worlds like Nintendo's and stuff. This show stands out because it is deep despite its brevity. It makes me question things about my life, and where I'm going. It inspires me to be noble and masterful. I cried watching this show more than any other. It cuts to the heart. It can be hilarious like no other, philosophical like no other, romantic like no other, intriguing like no other, and epic like no other. I have Ghost Files in DVDs, and they are of my greatest treasures. I thank God for the creators of Yu Yu Hakusho!
I grew up watching shows like Yu Yu Hakusho and DBZ. I had known without a doubt that DBZ would be close to the top and had fully hoped that YYH would be up on the Top 10 as well. This anime was action heavy at times, but the story development, the characters, everything was so great about it from start to finish. Those who you bitterly hated in the beginning turned into friends and you could always count on a good laugh in this show. I adored the characters in this show far more than DBZ, their backstories, who they are, who they were, what they became. Not to mention that YYH has one of the best endings in anime history. Most anime's this long are either left open for interpretation or worse, they get so bad 50 episodes down the line that when you finally reach the ending you're thanking god it's over. But this anime used all of it's episodes accordingly, letting go of the watcher with care and in the end stopped in the best place one could possibly imagine. There's a reason this is the only show I own completely on DVD.
Yu Yu Hakusho delivered DBZ like action but had a much more engaging story, great characterization, Awesome intro's & outro's, didn't run on too long, concluded in a reasonable time frame for a long running shonen series & most importantly concluded perfectly. Without spoiling anything it wasn't just the typical teen action show that teases relationships between characters & then ends without anything significant ever being answered about the relationships. Instead when the action concludes there is a final episode that completes the drama part of the series & something great happens with Yusuke & Kayko
I wish I had as much to say as some people but what I will say is this is one of the first anime I ever watched nothing has ever surpassed it in my opinion, I must have watched every episode 6 or more times and my only complaint is that you can never watch something again for the first time
This has to be a joke... Naruto! One piece! Fairy tail! These over rated animes just made top ten because of popularity and sheer number of episodes. Yu Yu Hakusho was by far the most memorable anime I have ever watched! It combined the amazing fights of DBZ and a very well put together story which is things those over-rated animes don't do. I watched all 112 episodes in one week and when it ended a part of me went away with this anime. Just the thought of not being able to know the future of Yusuke and his gang killed me. Best anime ever!
The most intriguing anime ever from the amazing cast such as kurama the demon strategist who resides in a human body suichi and hiei the hot tempered demonic midget and kewabara the comedic one with a high spirit sense and yusuke the punk kid with demon blood who happens to be an s class demon not to mention all the other unique characters who balance eachother out the comedy and action are both amazing the plot was also one of the most intricate yet simple ones a spirit detective who has to kick demons asses who are causing trouble but there's so much more to it than that such as when yusuke broke down crying cause his ancestral demon father died that had me in tears very few anime such as yuyu hakusho Naruto and fullmetal alchamist have givin me this many emotions so I wish I could vote for all 3 but since yuyu hakusho is the lowest I vote for this for all the mentioned reasons
Yu Yu Hakusho has some of the deepest and most lovable characters in all of fiction.

It has highly detailed and well thought out battle sequences, an amazing soundtrack, a dub that far exceeds most anime, an interesting and very detailed setting and very creative strategies and styles for each character.

DBZ may be the most popular but it feigns in comparison to this masterpiece, all the characters are given equal amounts of time to kick ass and warm your heart.

And the fact that Bleach (which is an inferior YYH rip off) is above YYH on this list is distressing. People need to learn their anime history :P
The BEST anime of all time! This is something that I will never ever tire of watching... Even after all these years of watching it over and over again, it amazes me that the emotions that I had when I first watched it were still the same ones that I'm experiencing now!
ONE OF THE GREATEST ANIMES OF ALL TIME (my opinion) The story itself is AMAZING and all the other animes like Naruto, Bleach, One Piece etc... Are BORING because almost everything is similar to classic animes! Can't they make up something new, huh?
I grew up with this and even thou when I was younger the very first dbz was cool it should not be in first place I think yu yu hakusho should have placed at least int he top ten and naruto got old pretty quick I still have this movie and an old action figure I never grew out of it and it never gets old if you think naruto deserve second you should watch some real anime
This is no doubt the best anime in the 90's. I haven't even watched past episode 29(and a few past the Sensui saga) and I think that. Dragon ball Z may be your favorite now but if you watch past the first few episodes and you will be hooked I mean its storyline doesn't NEARLY top Yu Yu Hakusho's and its pretty clear that Yusuke was ripped of by Ichigo, and is still the better character I mean Ichigo has no development at ALL yet you could tell the diffrence with Yusuke. And it ALMOST made me cry when Kuwabara almost died from Rando. I mean it is impossible to make me cry so that's an achievement too. Don't get me wrong I like DBZ I just can't belivie this is under bleach
Amazing anime... Sure, it might be based on Dragon Ball Z, but doesn't everything come from some inspiration at least? No other anime can combine humour, action, and romance together like this anime. The ending wasn't very good, but still joyous!
Although it's an ancient anime from my childhood, I still firmly believe it deserves a better rating then this. The fights and plot are awe-inspiring. Simply brilliant. Wish it lasted longer
Yu Yu Hakusho is literally the best anime I have ever seen. The story and the characters in this anime are by far the best out of every anime. They have the characters progress so much throughout the series. Whe. I finished this anime I was so sad because it was just that amazing.
I randomly came across Yu Yu hakusho after years of not watching it and I just spent 3 days watching all 112 episodes again. Compared to DBZ I would rank Yu Yu Hakusho at number 2 for me. Never been much of a fan of One Piece or another anime.
YuYu Hakusho is the best ever, I never seen such fun and exciting-kicking the bad guys asses.. I love it all-the characters and the story it self its great and awesome.. For me its all time favorite.
On a scale of one to ten I would rate Yu Yu Hakusho OVER 9000! My number one favorite anime of ALL TIME! What also makes it so good is The Chapter Black Saga which also brings in my favorite anime character of all time. SENSUI IS THE BOSS!
Yu Yu is one of the best anime ever I saw. It's not like other anime, I think it's special because of character and the story is great too. Anyway that's what I think and sorry for my English.
Own the DVDs and re-watch the series all the time. Love the stories, the characters, and the nostalgia watching it brings.
It's an amazing anime, with awesome fights. And the character development is pretty awesome. You do get back story for the characters as well and that is a very important to most anime, and manga.
Yu yu hakusho... perhaps one of the best animes ever.. deserves to be at least in the top 10 because of its unique characters... This anime has it all comedy, drama, action, etc.. I'm seriously disappointed to see this at 16th position, definitely kids might have rated this, DBZ ahead of yyh?.. In fact when yyh was released in the 90's it's ratings were way ahead than DBZ..
YU YU HAKUSHO RULES. I'm 17 and I've been watch this since it was on Adult Swim. Amazing character development, great story plot it's sad, rivitting, awesome, and Yusuke's jokes are hilarious. SEASON 2 IS BEST!
Yu yu hakusho has the greatest ending of any anime I have ever seen. It has an original, well written storyline and characters that I could really connect with.

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