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The Best Yu Yu Hakusho Quotes 

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Updated September 13, 2018 2.1k votes 325 voters 9.9k views

There are so many memorable quotes from the anime Yu Yu Hakusho, but which ones stood out to you the most? Since it's such a classic anime, let's rank the best quotes from Yu Yu Hakusho, with the help of your votes. These memorable Yu Yu Hakusho quotes can be from any character in the series, whether they are a main character like Yuusuke Urameshi, or even a side character like Kurama or Genkai..

Based on the manga by Yoshihiro Togashi, Yu Yu Hakusho is a supernatural shonen anime about a 14-year-old delinquent named Yuusuke Urameshi. After unexpectedly sacrificing his life to save a young boy, Yuusuke is given another chance at life, but as a Spirit Detective who must protect the human world from the monsters of the demon world. Some of the best quotes in Yu Yu Hakusho are inspirational, like this one from Kuwabara- "When real men do what they're supposed to, it's not always about what they want." The funniest Yu Yu Hakusho quote definitely comes from Koenma- "In addition to knowing the secrets of the universe, I can assure you, I am quite potty trained."

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To Feel Pain Is Not a We... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Yu Yu Hakusho Quotes
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To Feel Pain Is Not a Weakness

"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, and not you expose them to attack. Your robot is dead. And so, I’m afraid, are you."

-Kurama 

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Why I Chose Him to be My... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Yu Yu Hakusho Quotes
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Why I Chose Him to be My Partner

"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 then I am when it comes to battle, and unbelievably precise."

-Hiei 

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The Hue of Your Soul Wil... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Yu Yu Hakusho Quotes
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The Hue of Your Soul Will Cease to Matter

"I'm warning you. You so much as bruise what you hold in your hand and I will show you pain. The hue of your soul will cease to matter, because you will not be judged when you die, you will no longer to exist."

-Kurama 

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Supposed to Be the Hero of the Story

"And so it all begins. This boy's name is Yusuke. He's 14 years old and is supposed to be the hero of the story... but oddly enough, he's dead."

-Yu Yu Hakusho

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