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Toguro Returns ("Invitees To The Dark Tournament // Ankoku Bujutsukai e no Shōtaisha" 暗黒武術会への招待者) is the first episode of season 2 of YuYu Hakusho. It aired on April 17, 1993 in Japan and April 8, 2003 in the United States.


Kuwabara is bummed because Yukina had to return to the Ice World in which she previously resided. Yusuke asks Hiei why he doesn't tell her that he's her brother. Hiei explains that he's a convicted felon, and they're siblings through father only... so he feels she'd be better off not knowing. Yusuke asks him if the reason he got the Jagan Eye was to keep constant watch over her... and Hiei doesn't answer.

Meanwhile, back in the city, Yusuke is finally spending some quality time with Keiko, when a huge chunk of a building is blown up. He goes out to see what all the commotion is, when a masked man comes up to him on a motorcycle... it's Toguro. It seems that after Yusuke and Kuwabara "defeated" the Toguro Bros, Sayko contacted them. They were working for him the whole time, and had staged their defeat to allow Sayko to win all of Tarukane's money.

They let the girl go since she wasn't even part of the plan. Toguro, however, is intrigued by Yusuke's power, and asks him if he will enter into the Dark Tournament, a tournament thrown by greedy human mafia bosses and demons every year, for an all-out bloodfest. Yusuke declines, but Toguro brings up the other part... if he doesn't join, Toguro will kill Yusuke, and all of Yusuke's friends and family. He goes on to tell Yusuke that he was only fighting at 20% of his true strength when they battled before.

He demonstrates 60% of it by taking out an entire column of a parking garage. Needless to say, Yusuke is convinced, and rounds up Kuwabara, Hiei, and Kurama to be on his five-man team to enter the tournament. Yusuke goes off to train with Genkai, and Kuwabara trains with Kurama and Hiei for the 2 months before the tournament. On the final day, Kuwabara, Hiei, and Kurama are waiting to board the ship to the island, and Yusuke hasn't shown up yet.

He arrives right before they leave, with the fifth man for their team, a short person with a white cloth wrapped around their head. No one knows who the masked person is, but Yusuke assures them that the fifth fighter will be an incredible asset to their team...


  • This is the first episode of the Dark Tournament Saga
  • The Next Time preview has different music for the rest of the series. It's a more lively and jazzy version of the previous.


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Anime: Season 1 | Season 2 | Season 3|Season 4
Manga: List of Chapters

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