21st, 22nd and 23rd Budokai in Dragon Ball
Cell games and Otherworld tournament in DBZ
Dark tournament and Makai tournament in Yu Yu Hakusho
and the Hunter exam and Heavens arena in Hunter x Hunter
Special mentions go to the Chuuni exams which, while not being one of my favourites, was the peak of the Naruto series.
Flame of Recca
Please post more, I dont know if I love any trope more than tournaments
>Flames of Recca
>Not a Yu Yu Hakusho
>Flame of Recca
>Not a Yu Yu Hakusho clone
My only problem with Yu Yu Hakusho is that it went from being a show about a spirit detective solving mysteries to tournament after tournament after tournament, and the last one was shit. I pretend it all ended at the Dark Tournament.
Well in addition to >>100762568 there's also Hajime no Ippo.
I wouldn't mind that as long as the tournaments were well done. I'm up to episode 43 and so far the only fight I didn't like was the fight against Dr. Ichigaki's test subjects, which was not only tediously long (at least three times as long as the others) it was so melodramatic to the point that it was cringe-inducing. I'll still keep watching it any way.
Meant to reply to >>100767993
Oh yeah, I liked the Dark Tournament overall, but it is where all the Dragon Ball Z power up syndrome begins. What happens after the Dark Tournament is a little lame, especially the last part... I mean, there's stuff to like in there. Don't get me wrong. I just really wished it went in another direction. (I'm trying not to explicitly spoil anything. I'm having a hard time.)
Yeah, it'd be nice if the story could return to Yusuke doing what spirit detectives are supposed to do best.