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The episodes aired from February 1994 to August 1994 in Japan on Fuji Television. The first twenty-two English episodes were originally shown from July 2004 to January 2005 on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block. New episodes began airing in October 2005, with the saga concluding in November 2005.

Seven DVD compilations, each containing four episodes of the saga, have been released by Funimation. The first compilation was released on January 20, 2004, with the seventh released on October 5, 2004. A collection box, containing all seven DVD compilations, was also released by Funimation on October 11, 2005.

Episode Guide - Season Three
Episode Number English Title Summary Original Air Date
67 Return to Living World After he returns to his hometown from the Demon World tournament, Yusuke Urameshi runs afoul of three high school boys, Asato Kido, Mitsunari Yanagisawa, Yu Kaito. Using his psychic abilities, Kito paralyzes Yusuke by stepping on his shadow, and they kidnap him in the process. Kido, Yanagisawa, and Kaito leave a message for Kazuma Kuwabara and Botan, who decide to rescue Yusuke. February 5, 1994
68 Setting the Trap Kuwabara and Botan gather Kurama and Hiei to aid them in rescuing Yusuke. Although Hiei is reluctant to do so, Kuwabara convinces him to come with them. The four head to the mansion where Yusuke is held, and find Yu Kaito in the first room. February 12, 1994
69 The Power of Taboo Kaito reveals that they are in his territory, a separate dimension in which he can alter reality. Hiei attempts to attack Kaito, but Kaito simply creates an impenetrable barrier. Kaito explains that in his territory, he who says "hot" will lose their soul unless Kaito loses. As time passes, Kurama realizes that neither of them will slip and challenges Kaito to a game of taboo in which words starting with different letters become taboo over the course of the game; if a contestant says a taboo word, they will be killed. Kurama hides while Kaito is in the restroom, emerging when only 2 letters are left and yelling "BAA!" to scare him. Kaito who manages not to cry out, but falls down laughing as Kurama makes faces at him, the laugh noises breaking the taboo and causeing him to lose his own soul. February 19, 1994
70 Genkai's Ruse

One of the kidnappers, Mitsunari Yanagisawa, disguises himself as one of Yusuke's friends, forcing Yusuke to determine who is the impostor. Unable to determine who actually is the imposter, Yusuke manages to use his intuition to successfully determine that "Kuwabara" is the imposter.

February 26, 1994
71 The Tunnel

Genkai and Koenma explain the new threat: someone wants to open the tunnel to Makai. They explain that humans have been spontaneously been acquiring powers as a result of the tunnel opening, causing chaos in the Living World.

March 5, 1994
72 The Reader

Murota, another psychic human with the ability to tap into peoples minds appears, and Yusuke attempts to recruit him. Yusuke defeats Murota, who agrees to find the person who wants to open the Makai tunnel.

March 12, 1994
73 The Doctor's Disease

While Kuwabara, Kurama, Kaito, and Botan survey the cave, Yusuke's group goes to the hospital after Murota was injured by Sniper and runs afoul of Doctor, who creates a mysterious poison that incapacitates both Yana and Murota.

March 19, 1994
74 Sleep, Doctor, Sleep

Yusuke battles Doctor, and is forced to come to a decision whether to kill him to save the people in the hospital. Ultimately, Yusuke blasts Doctor outside of his territory, rendering him unconscious and resolving the situation.

March 26, 1994
75 Caught in the Rain

After Kuwabara and friends attend a concert, they run afoul of Sea Man. While Seaman traps Kuwabara's friends inside his aquatic creature, Kuwabara's inability to use his powers force him into a critical situation. Meanwhile Kurama goes to see Koenma, as he suspects that Koenma may already know the identity of who is behind the plot to destroy the barrier.

April 2, 1994
76 Kuwabara: Awakening

Kuwabara and Sea Man continue their fight as Kuwabara's dormant powers awaken, and Sea Man realizes that Kuwabara is that can shatter barriers between different dimensions. Using his new spirit sword, Kuwabara frees his friends and defeats Sea Man.

April 9, 1994
77 Sensui's Fall

Shinobu Sensui, the former Spirit Detective, is revealed to be the mastermind behind the plot to remove the barrier to Makai. Koemna discusses his fall into insanity with Yusuke's group.

April 16, 1994
78 Divide and Conquer

Sensui makes his appearance, and battles Yusuke, Kuwabara, and Kurama. Sensui's abilities enable him to battle all three on equal footing. During the battle, Sensui manages to kidnap Kuwabara.

April 23, 1994
79 The Human Race

Sensui travels away while Yusuke is forced to contend with Sniper. Sniper sends hundreds of projectiles at Yusuke with pinpoint accuracy, and eventually marks Yusuke, enabling his projectiles to be sent without him even having to aim.

April 30, 1994
80 Moving Target

Sniper continues his battle against Yusuke and is nearly victorious until Hiei arrives. In a swing of his sword, Hiei incapacitates him.

May 7, 1994
81 Let the Games Begin

Yusuke, Kurama, Hiei, Genkai, Sea Man, Yana, and Kaito face Game Master, a young boy and a stellar gamer whose territory lets him bring any video game to life.

May 14, 1994
82 If You Could Play Forever

When Yusuke's group shows their skill at the games, Game Master plays himself, handily defeating Kaito. Kurama steps forward for the group to challenge him.

May 21, 1994
83 Game Over

Kurama and Game Master play a puzzle game. Kurama's emotional control and intimidation result in Game Master losing the game, and his life in the process.

May 28, 1994
84 Kurama's Anger, Gourmet's Guest

Kurama, still torn over the outcome of the game, attacks Gourmet, who is revealed to been taken over by the Elder Toguro. Kurama traps the Elder Toguro within the Sinning Tree, which forces him to hallucinate his worst fear for all eternity.

June 4, 1994
85 Spirit Detective Showdown

Yusuke's group finally reach Sensui. While Sea Man, Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei are placed into another dimension by Gatekeeper, Yusuke must face Sensui alone. Sensui's experience and long-trained abilities as a Spirit Detective put Yusuke at a disadvantage.

June 11, 1994
86 The Difference Maker

As Yusuke manages to gain the advantage through sheer determination, Sensui switches personalities to Kazuya, a merciless killer. As Yusuke is about to lose his life, Koenma appears.

June 18, 1994
87 Power Between the Teeth

Koenma threatens Sensui with his Mafūkan, a defensive spell that can trap even S-class demons. Yusuke stops Koenma and handily defeats Kazuya; Shinobu, the primary personality, takes control of Sensui's body.

June 25, 1994
88 The True Face of Sensui

Sensui reveals his Sacred Energy, which places him on par with S-class demons. To stop him, Koenma releases the Mafūkan, but Sensui's power enables him to break the Mafūkan, making the situation seem hopeless.

July 2, 1994
89 Death of a Spirit Detective

Yusuke fares poorly against Sensui's Sacred Energy, while his allies desperately attempt to break through Gatekeeper's dimension. As Kuwabara manages to do so, Yusuke is struck down by Sensui.

July 9, 1994
90 Attempting Revenge

Incensed by the death of Yusuke, Kuwabara, Kurama, and Hiei increase their power and pursue Sensui through the tunnel. Kurama transforms into Yoko Kurama, as Hiei releases the Dragon of the Darkness Flame. Finally, Kuwabara slices through the barrier between worlds to pursue Sensui into Makai.

July 16, 1994
91 Waking the Lost

King Yama dispatches the Spirit Defense Force to destroy Yusuke's body and seal the tunnel. Yusuke, however, discovers his half-demon nature and awakens.

July 23, 1994
92 The Proof

A newly-revived Yusuke resumes his battle with Sensui. However, Yusuke's body is taken over by a mysterious force, fully awakening his demon side.

July 30, 1994
93 Sensui's End

Yusuke's enhanced powers easily enable him to overcome Sensui, and he discovers Sensui's reasons for opening the gate to Makai.

August 6, 1994
94 Topside

While Kido, Kaito, Yana, and Sensui's former companions resume normal lives, Yusuke feels unsatisfied that his match with Sensui was interrupted, and is conflicted over his half-demon nature.

August 13, 1994


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