"Yusuke's Despair" (Yusuke! A Trial to the Limits of Sorrow// "Yūsuke Jo! Genkai He no Kanashii Shiren" (幽助! 限界への悲しい試練)) is the thirty-eighth episode of season 2 of YuYu Hakusho. It aired on January 8, 1994 in Japan and July 3, 2004 in the United States.
Yusuke is reminded of his childhood life with Keiko when she cries out his name during the battle. Genkai possesses Pu and suggests the Younger Toguro to kill one of Yusuke's friends in order to increase his power exponentially. The Younger Toguro choose Kuwabara to die at his hands.
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The episode begins with The Younger Toguro punching Yusuke to the third level of the stadium. The Younger Toguro then berates Yusuke on not giving him a good fight at 100%. The Younger Toguro starts using his soul sucking powers to kill everyone in the stadium expect Yusuke's friends and the weaker demons that can't defend themselves make a run for it only for Sayko to trap them all inside, telling them that their lives are worth less then the tickets they got, and that no one but the winners get out alive. The demons are not going down without a fight and decide to attack the Younger Toguro, only for the Younger Toguro to kill some of them with ease and compare him and Yusuke's disagreeable tempers, which causes Yusuke to punch him in the head. Everyone is impressed with the amount of Spirit Energy he's creating. Yusuke starts punching Toguro repeatedly and the demons switch to Yusuke's side. As Yusuke and the Younger Toguro fight, the Younger Toguro starts beating Yusuke to death. Keiko starts remembering her and Yusuke's past.