Anime Underground The 13 Best Anime Like Yu Yu Hakusho  

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If you’ve been enjoying Yu Yu Hakusho, you probably want more right? From Dragon Ball Z to Blue Exorcist, let's take a look at the best recommendations for anime like Yu Yu Hakusho.

There are lots of anime series like Yu Yu Hakusho that follow a teenaged protagonist taking on monsters and demons. Soul Eater is set in an imaginative world where unholy creatures must be eliminated by young Soul Reapers in training. The same goes for Bleach, which is about a smart-mouth teen going up against supernatural foes; all for the love of his family. Whatever you loved about Yu Yu Hakusho,  it's all here in these amazing shows.        

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Hunter X Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Yu Yu Hakusho
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Created by Yoshihiro Togashi, the author behind Yu Yu Hakusho, Hunter x Hunter is an action/adventure about the fascinating world of hunters. Serving as assassins and treasure hunters, Hunters are considered to be elite members of humanity. In the hopes of finding his legendary Hunter father, a young boy named Gon Freeces has decided to take the Hunter Exam.

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Bleach is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Yu Yu Hakusho
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In many ways, Bleach feels like a spiritual successor to Yu Yu Hakusho. Both series focus on a high school delinquent who is suddenly gifted with incredible supernatural powers. In Bleach, Ichigo Kurosaki becomes a Substitute Shinigami, after inheriting the power from Soul Reaper Rukia Kuchiki. The dynamic between Ichigo and Rukia feels very reminiscent of Yusuke Urameshi and Botan.


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Soul Eater is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Yu Yu Hakusho
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Set in the supernatural world of Death City, Soul Eater is about a group of young students learning how to become future Soul Reapers. Soul Eater Evans, a Death Scythe that can transform from human to weapon form, is wielded by his calculating partner Maka Albarn. While different in style and temperament, Soul and Maka work together to vanquish the evil spiritual beings of Death City. Their ultimate goal is to collect 99 evil beings and one witch's soul to graduate. 

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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 13 Best Anime Like Yu Yu Hakusho
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Naruto is the 2002 anime phenomenon that combined the fast-paced action of Yu Yu Hakusho with the transformation power-ups of Dragon Ball Z. Taking place in an ancient, yet, modern world of ninjas, Naruto is about a troublemaker named Naruto who's studying to become the greatest ninja in the land. Sealed within him is a demonic fox of extraordinary power. While the demon fox caused Naruto to be isolated by the adults of his village, it has allowed him to perform powerful ninjutsu moves, such as cloning himself 100 times over.

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