Yu Yu Hakusho season 2

The second season of the Yu Yu Hakusho anime series, known as the Dark Tournament Saga, was directed by Noriyuki Abe and produced by Fuji Television, Yomiko Advertising and Studio Pierrot. The episodes were released in North America by Funimation. Like the rest of the series, it adapts Yoshihiro Togashi's Yu Yu Hakusho manga from the sixth through the thirteenth volumes over forty-one episodes. The episodes cover the story of Yusuke Urameshi and how his tenure as Spirit Detective led him to participate in the "Dark Tournament," a competition between demons to determine the strongest supernatural inhabitants of the Living World.

Yu Yu Hakusho
Season 2
No. of episodes41
Original networkFuji Television
Original releaseApril 17, 1993 (1993-04-17) –
January 29, 1994 (1994-01-29)
Season chronology
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Season 1
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Season 3
List of episodes

The season initially ran from April 17, 1993, to January 29, 1994, in Japan on Fuji Television. The first twenty-eight episodes of the English adaptation of the anime were aired between April and May 2003 on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block. Yu Yu Hakusho was then removed from Toonami's listings until January 2004, when re-runs of the old episodes were shown.[1] New episodes began airing in May 2004, with the last episodes of the saga shown in July 2004.

Five pieces of theme music are used for the episodes; one opening theme and three closing themes. The opening theme is "Hohoemi no Bakudan" (微笑みの爆弾, lit. "Smile Bomb") by Matsuko Mawatari. The closing themes are "Homework ga Owaranai" (ホームワークが終わらない, Hōmuwāku ga Owaranai, lit. "The Homework Never Ends"), used for the first four episodes, "Sayonara Bye Bye" (さよならbye bye, lit. "Goodbye, Bye Bye"), also by Mawatari, used for the episodes 30-59, and "Unbalance na Kiss o Shite" (アンバランスなKISSをして, Anbaransu na Kisu o Shite, lit. "Unbalanced Kissing") by Hiro Takahashi for all remaining episodes.

Twelve DVD compilations, each containing either three or four episodes of the saga, have been released by Funimation.[2] The first compilation was released on December 10, 2002 and the twelfth on December 9, 2003.[3][4] Two DVD collection boxes, each containing six of the twelve compilations, have also been released by Funimation.[5][6] The first was released on July 27, 2004,[5] and the second on October 26, 2004.[6] A Blu-ray compilation was released by Funimation on August 9, 2011.

Episodes list

No. Title Original air date English air date
26"Toguro Returns" (Invitees To The Dark Tournament)
Transliteration: "Ankoku Bujutsukai e no Shōtaisha" (Japanese: 暗黒武術会への招待者)
April 17, 1993 (1993-04-17)April 7, 2003
27"The Dark Tournament Begins" (Departure of Death! To The Island of Hell)
Transliteration: "Shi no Funede! Jigoku no Shima e" (Japanese: 死の船出! 地獄の島へ)
April 24, 1993 (1993-04-24)April 10, 2003
28"First Fight" (The Little Mighty Foe! Rinku's Secret Technique)
Transliteration: "Chiisana Kyōteki! Rinku no Higi" (Japanese: 小さな強敵! 鈴駒の秘技)
May 1, 1993 (1993-05-01)April 11, 2003
29"Flowers of Blood" (Kurama Makes Blood Flowers Blossom)
Transliteration: "Chi no Hana o Sakasu Kurama!" (Japanese: 血の花を咲かす蔵馬!)
May 8, 1993 (1993-05-08)April 12, 2003
30"Dragon of the Darkness Flame" (The Unfinished Secret Technique — Ensatsu Kokuryuha)
Transliteration: "Mikan no Oshigi Ensatsu Kokuryūha" (Japanese: 未完の奥義·炎殺黒龍波)
May 15, 1993 (1993-05-15)April 13, 2003
31"Stumbling Warrior" (The Drunken Warrior! Chu's Sui-ken)
Transliteration: "Yoidore Senshi! Chū no Suiken" (Japanese: よいどれ戦士! 酎の酔拳)
May 22, 1993 (1993-05-22)April 14, 2003
32"Knife Edge Death-Match"
Transliteration: "Naifu Ejji Desu Matchi" (Japanese: ナイフエッジデスマッチ)
May 29, 1993 (1993-05-29)April 17, 2003
33"A Day in Waiting" (Clash! The Best 8 are Decided)
Transliteration: "Gekitotsu! Best 8 Desorō" (Japanese: 激突! ベスト8出そろう)
June 5, 1993 (1993-06-05)April 18, 2003
34"Percentage of Victory" (A Desperate Battle, With a 0.05% Chance of Winning)
Transliteration: "Shōritsu Rei Ten Rei Go Pāsento no Shitō" (Japanese: 勝率0.05%の死闘!)
June 12, 1993 (1993-06-12)April 19, 2003
35"Glimpse Beneath the Mask" (The Identity of Mask?! A Beautiful Warrior)
Transliteration: "Fukumen no Shōtai?! Utsukushiki Senshi" (Japanese: 覆面の正体?! 美しき戦士)
June 19, 1993 (1993-06-19)April 20, 2003
36"Ambition Destroyed: A Trial by Light" (Ambition Crushed! A Baptism by Light)
Transliteration: "Yabō o Funsai! Hikari no Senrei" (Japanese: 野望を粉砕! 光りの洗礼)
June 26, 1993 (1993-06-26)April 21, 2003
37"Master of Disguise" (Stealthy Figures of Darkness, The Mashotsukai Team)
Transliteration: "Yami no Shinobi Mashōtsukai Team" (Japanese: 闇の忍·魔性使いチーム)
July 3, 1993 (1993-07-03)April 24, 2003
38"Kurama's Stand" (A Desperate Kurama! Bodypaint of Death)
Transliteration: "Kurama Muzan! Shi no Keshō" (Japanese: 蔵馬無惨! 死の化粧)
July 10, 1993 (1993-07-10)April 25, 2003
39"Crushing Revenge" (Annihilation! Yusuke's Iron Fist of Fury)
Transliteration: "Funsai! Yūsuke Ikari no Tekken" (Japanese: 粉砕! 幽助怒りの鉄拳)
July 17, 1993 (1993-07-17)April 26, 2003
40"Jin, the Wind Master" (Jin, the Wind Tamer! A Stormy Air Battle)
Transliteration: "Kazetsukai Jin! Arashi no Kuchūsen" (Japanese: 風使い陣! 嵐の空中戦)
July 24, 1993 (1993-07-24)April 27, 2003
41"Reverse Decisions" (Reikodan! An Unexpected Conclusion?!)
Transliteration: "Reikōdan! Igai Na Ketchaku?!" (Japanese: 霊光弾! 意外な決着?!)
July 31, 1993 (1993-07-31)April 28, 2003
42"A Matter of Love and Death" (A Desperate Kuwabara! The Charge of Love)
Transliteration: "Kesshi no Kuwabara! Ai no Totsugeki" (Japanese: 決死の桑原! 愛の突撃)
August 7, 1993 (1993-08-07)May 1, 2003
43"The Masked Fighter Revealed" (The Masked Warrior's Stern Face)
Transliteration: "Fukumen Senshi no Kubishiki Sugao" (Japanese: 覆面戦士の厳しき素顔)
August 14, 1993 (1993-08-14)May 2, 2003
44"Yusuke's Final Test" (The Greatest Trial from Genkai)
Transliteration: "Genkai Kara no Saidai no Shiren" (Japanese: 幻海からの最大の試練)
August 21, 1993 (1993-08-21)May 3, 2003
45"Hiei Battles On" (Hiei Battles Consecutively! Shoot Your Kokuryuha!)
Transliteration: "Hiei Rensen! Ute Kokuryūha!" (Japanese: 飛影連戦! 撃て黒龍波!)
August 28, 1993 (1993-08-28)May 4, 2003
46"Many Faces, Many Forms" (Tremble! Kuromomotaro's Transformation)
Transliteration: "Senritsu! Kuromomotarō no Henshin" (Japanese: 戦慄! 黒桃太郎の変身)
September 4, 1993 (1993-09-04)May 5, 2003
47"Legendary Bandit: Yoko Kurama" (The Legendary Thief! Yoko Kurama)
Transliteration: "Densetsu no Tōsoku! Yōko Kurama" (Japanese: 伝説の盗賊! 妖狐·蔵馬)
September 11, 1993 (1993-09-11)May 8, 2003
48"The Cape of No Return" (Item of Darkness: The Mantle of Death)
Transliteration: "Yami Item Shide no Hagoromo" (Japanese: 闇アイテム·死出の羽衣)
September 18, 1993 (1993-09-18)May 9, 2003
49"Genkai's Strength" (Remaining Power! Genkai's Life or Death Battle)
Transliteration: "Nokosareta Chikara! Genkai no Shitō" (Japanese: 残された力! 幻海の死闘)
September 25, 1993 (1993-09-25)May 10, 2003
50"Suzuka's Challenge" (Demon Battler Suzuki's Challenge!)
Transliteration: "Matōka Suzuki no Chōsen" (Japanese: 魔闘家·鈴木の挑戦!)
October 2, 1993 (1993-10-02)May 11, 2003
51"Arch-Rivals" (Confrontation of Destiny! The Shadow of Toguro)
Transliteration: "Shukumei no Taiketsu! Toguro no Kage" (Japanese: 宿命の対決! 戸愚呂の影)
October 9, 1993 (1993-10-09)May 12, 2003
52"The Death of Genkai" (Genkai Falls! Settled After 50 Years)
Transliteration: "Genkai Chiru! 50 Nen Me no Ketchaku" (Japanese: 幻海散る! 50年目の決着)
October 16, 1993 (1993-10-16)May 15, 2003
53"Overcoming Grief" (Before the Storm! Overcoming Sorrow)
Transliteration: "Arashi no Mae! Kanashimi o Koete" (Japanese: 嵐の前! 悲しみを越えて)
October 23, 1993 (1993-10-23)May 16, 2003
54"The Beginning of the End" (The Turbulent Final Round Begins!)
Transliteration: "Haran no Kesshō Sen Kaishi!" (Japanese: 波瀾の決勝戦開始!)
October 30, 1993 (1993-10-30)April 24, 2004
55"The Beast Within" (Explosion! The Yoko Awakened)
Transliteration: "Bakuretsu! Mezameta Yōko" (Japanese: 爆烈! 目覚めた妖狐)
November 6, 1993 (1993-11-06)May 8, 2004
56"Yoko's Magic" (The Desperate Kurama! A Final Measure)
Transliteration: "Kesshi no Kurama! Saigo no Shudan" (Japanese: 決死の蔵馬! 最後の手段)
November 13, 1993 (1993-11-13)May 15, 2004
57"Beneath Bui's Armor" (Intimidation! Bui Removes his Armor)
Transliteration: "Kyōi! Yoroi o Hazushita Bui" (Japanese: 脅威! 鎧を外した武威)
November 20, 1993 (1993-11-20)May 22, 2004
58"Wielder of the Dragon" (The Ultimate Secret Technique! Roar of the Kokuryuha)
Transliteration: "Kyūkyoku Ougi! Hoero Kokuryūha" (Japanese: 究極奥義! ほえろ黒龍波)
November 27, 1993 (1993-11-27)May 29, 2004
59"The Shadow of Elder Toguro" (The Eerie Shadow of Toguro the Elder)
Transliteration: "Toguro Ani no Bukimi na Kage" (Japanese: 戸愚呂兄の不気味な影)
December 4, 1993 (1993-12-04)June 5, 2004
60"Sakyo's Proposal" (Explosion of Anger! Kuwabara's Counterattack)
Transliteration: "Ikari Bakuhatsu! Kuwabara no Hangeki" (Japanese: 怒り爆発! 桑原の反撃)
December 11, 1993 (1993-12-11)June 12, 2004
61"Yusuke vs. Toguro" (Confrontation of Destiny! The Tempestuous Battle of Captains Commences)
Transliteration: "Shukumei no Taiketsu! Arashi no Taishōsen Kaishi" (Japanese: 宿命の対決! 嵐の大将戦開始)
December 18, 1993 (1993-12-18)June 19, 2004
62"Toguro's Full Power" (Toguro's 100 Percent Terror!)
Transliteration: "Toguro Hyaku Pāsento no Kyōfu!" (Japanese: 戸愚呂100%の恐怖!)
December 25, 1993 (1993-12-25)June 26, 2004
63"Yusuke's Despair" (Yusuke! A Trial to the Limits of Sorrow)
Transliteration: "Yūsuke! Genkai e no Kanashii Shiren" (Japanese: 幽助! 限界への悲しい試練)
January 8, 1994 (1994-01-08)July 3, 2004
64"Toguro's Desire" (Deathbattle Concluded! A Final Full Power)
Transliteration: "Shitō Ketchaku! Saigo no Furu Pawā" (Japanese: 死闘決着! 最後のフルパワー)
January 15, 1994 (1994-01-15)July 10, 2004
65"Out With a Bang" (The Scheme Vanishes, Together With the Stadium)
Transliteration: "Tōgijō to Tomoni Kieru Yabō" (Japanese: 闘技場と共に消える野望)
January 22, 1994 (1994-01-22)July 17, 2004
66"Toguro's Wish" (Toguro's Atonement — His Greatest Desire)
Transliteration: "Toguro no Tsugunai. Ichiban no Nozomi" (Japanese: 戸愚呂の償い・一番の望み)
January 29, 1994 (1994-01-29)July 24, 2004


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