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40 Best Yu Yu Hakusho Quotes

Yu Yu Hakusho follows a teenage boy who ends up hit by a car while trying to save a child. This Japanese manga series takes on the early 90s art style. Written by Yoshihiro Togashi, Yu Yu Hakusho was adapted into an animated series and sticks with the retro style that is seen as nostalgic for current anime fans.

With the interesting characters and a blend of genres, it’s easy to see why Yu Yu Hakusho often reminds anime fans of popular shows like One Piece and Dragonball Z. We also can’t pass up the fun and hardcore quotes that appear in Yu Yu Hakusho throughout the 4 seasons.

Follow along on Yusuke Urameshi’s journey in protecting the human world while also coming across ambitious characters like Hiei, Shinobu Sensui, Botan, and Youko Kurama.

Here’s the scoop on quotes from Yu Yu Hakusho!

1. “It most certainly isn’t pleasant being called a ‘traitor’ by creatures you’ve never met.” -Kurama

2. “Being lucky seems to be your greatest tactic.” -Hiei

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

3. “What repulsive creature makes my eardrums bleed?” -Hiei

4. “In addition to knowing the secrets of the universe, I can assure you, I am quite potty trained.” -Koenma

5. “What are you waiting for, your balls to drop?” -Yusuke Urameshi

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

6. “Urameshi, I’m gonna mess your face up so bad that kittens won’t even look at you.” -Kazuma Kuwabara

7. “If you think about it, death really isn’t so frightening. Who knows, you might actually enjoy it.” -Karasu

8. “Do I have to kill you to stop you from being foolish?” -Hiei

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

9. “What irony. Such beauty sprung from such an ugly soil.” -Kurama

10. “A poor choice seals our fate.” -Kurama

11. “Does a death wish cause you to talk to me that way?” -Hiei

12. “Oh, silly me. I must have forgotten to turn on my hearing aid. When you’re a washed-up old hag like me, the memory is the first to go.” -Genkai

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

13. “I’ll help you… But not by death, this world has enough of that. You can keep your life as long as you change the way you live it. It’s never too late, believe me.” -Kurama

14. “Nothing worse than being strong, but not strong enough.” -Shinobu Sensui

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

15. “I consider your class of demon very worthy, worthy to fight, and worthy to die.” -Youko Kurama

16. “There are ways you move and speak, that in a hundred years. I wouldn’t forget.” -Keiko Yukimura

17. “You can’t end a good party without someone on the floor.” -Yusuke Urameshi

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

18. “Who me? I’m a foreign language student. My English very choppy.” -Botan

19. “You’ve trapped yourself in a body you hated hiding in pain, and now you want to torture yourself again for eternity…haven’t we both paid enough?” -Genkai

20. “Ninjas are revolting, they stole my idea. I’ll have to kill them now.” -Hiei

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

21. “Kuwabara, come back! You’re like an ugly singer with a good voice, best for backup!” -Yusuke Urameshi

22. “We’ve gone far past the stage of fighting for our honor.” -Kurama

23. “You were wrong on two counts. Even the hardest substance can be broken, when crashed into itself. And the ability to feel pain is not a weakness. It’s a strength. Pain tells a creature its vulnerabilities.” -Kurama

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

24. “Their mistakes were simple ones. Gouki’s mistake was being overconfident and Kurama’s… sympathy for his human prey.” -Hiei

25. “You do them one favor and they think you’re their best friend. This is why I could care less if their entire species was swallowed up.” -Hiei

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

26. “Drop ink on the finest snow-white paper and it will inevitably absorb into black. Its purity demands it. Tainted men have immunities. Black does not absorb black.” -Shinobu Sensui

27. “What the hell was that? All my punches were solid, but he brushed them aside like broccoli he didn’t order! Didn’t even give me a chance to kick his ass!” -Yusuke Urameshi

28. “First you say I’m faster than you get the heads up on me like I’m an old lady crossing the freeway! Just once I’d like some honesty from the bad guys!” -Yusuke Urameshi

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

29. “Aw, man. You’re such a friggin’ disgrace. I can’t believe I spent so much time trying to defeat such a coward. Now get up and fight!” -Kazuma Kuwabara

30. “Kurama, there is no person who does not carry scars upon their heart, and if there were such a man, they would be a shallow soul.” -Hiei

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

31. “It’s simple. Even the strongest tree will die if left in the dark. I find that to be the best way to describe us. A giant oak, crashing through dark soil, bringing order to an otherwise chaotic land.” -Toya

32. “I don’t know what you’re trying to pull, but I’m not into this kinky stuff, and you’re way too old!” -Yusuke Urameshi

33. “Sacrificing your life to save billions of others. You’ve lit our torches and I won’t let your death be in vain… even if it means I’ll be joining you soon.” -Kazuma Kuwabara

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

34. “You try to sound like you think things through, when in fact, you’re not thinking at all.” -Kurama

35. “Obviously you are underestimating Kurama. Do you know why I chose him to be my partner? To avoid fighting him myself. Watch, he’s more cut-throat than I am when it comes to battle and unbelievably precise.” -Hiei

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

36. “Even as a child, I found tremendous pleasure in spilling my enemy’s blood. Their screams of agony were my music.” -Hiei

37. “I’m not a fighter for good. I just hate people who are bad.” -Genkai

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

38. “Maybe there’ve been times when I’ve been pissed and hated things, but it wasn’t from this work. My dad’s a no-show, my mom’s lush, and school sucks, but this job is the one damn thing I’m good at. If all the crap in my life hasn’t screwed up yet, then neither will this and neither will you.” -Yusuke Urameshi

39. “Tired hands are better than none.” -Kurama

40. “You should know better than to corner an animal like a fox… We have a tendency to show our teeth.” -Kurama

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Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files (1992)

Did you know that Yu Yu Hakusho has two films and video games alongside the manga and the anime?

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