Synonyms: Duel Masters 2.0
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 21, 2002 to Apr 4, 2003
21 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 5.851 (scored by 4390 users)
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adventure comedy shounen
SynopsisA mysterious organization is interested in fledging duellist Shobu Kirifuda's ability to bring Duel Master creatures to life. With the support of his friends, Shobu duels with passion, discipline, and heart as he strives to be like his father and become the next Kaijudo master.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Duel Masters
Side story: Duel Masters Movie 1: Yami no Shiro no Maryuuou, Duel Masters Movie 2: Lunatic God Saga, Duel Masters Movie 3: Honoo no Kizuna XX
Sequel: Duel Masters Charge
Spin-off: Shinseiki Duel Masters Flash
Characters & Voice Actors
This will be a “PROs and CONs” review. This is not my usual style, but I feel that this is the best way to judge this anime.
[ PROs and CONs REVIEW ]
+If you’re aged 12 or below, then you might actually like this anime.
+If you prefer Cartoon Network and Disney type cartoons over actual anime, then this is a real treat. The 3D creature animations are cool.
+The actual Duel Masters Trading Card Game isn’t half bad. I bought a few packs and played it with my friends around 7 years back. It’s pretty entertaining if you understand the concept.
+Dubbing is, to an extent, well done in English. No idea about the JAP version.
+The comedy is at a passable level and you find yourself laughing with AND at the show.
+And of course, if you’re already a fan of the Duel Masters TDC, then you can’t go wrong with this anime.
-If you like Yu-Gi-Oh, then you’re going to absolutely LOATHE this anime, because Duel Masters is, at the end of the day, a Yu-Gi-Oh rip off.
-The animation is dreadful. Normal movements are terribly done and the character design is a disaster.
- The OP and ED are just plain weird. The lyrics of the OP:
Who’s that kid with the spiky hair? SHOBU!
Flaming hand up in the air…SHOBU!
Creatures battle in the zone…SHOBU!
Win& take the trophy home…SHOBU!
Duel with your cards… (Fire)
Play from your heart… (Water)
DUELMASTERS X 4
-Once you’re done o_Oing at the lyrics, you will realize what sort of anime you are dealing with. The background score is not impressive either.
-As if the Duel Masters game weren’t hard enough to understand already, the animation studio further confuses the viewer by having matches that contradict the basic rules of the game. For example, a guy can have only five shields, but in the duel that happens in the 2nd episode, a guy gets five extra shields out of nowhere. And no explanation is provided. The way they contradict themselves is epic.
-Hearing “Ikke, Bolshack Dragon!” over and over again is just as annoying as “Team Rocket’s blasting off again!”(Pokemon. Duh?)
-Character development? What’s that?
-You know what, I can’t take it anymore. I’m ending this review right here.
This anime FAILs.
Unless you love the Trading Card Game (which I doubt you have even heard of), please do not go anywhere near this anime. If you want to watch a card battle game which doesn’t attempt to promote the game cheaply, then stay safe and go for Yu-Gi-Oh.
Well, it's been a while since I wrote a review and so far I've only wrote reviews about animes I like. Today I felt like talking about an anime that I didn't like. That anime is called Duel Masters. Yes, Duel Masters. This Mediocre version of Kazuki Takahashi's Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is completely horrible. This show makes Beyblade look good. Seriously.
Okay let me break it down to you. In Japan they have many franchises that are usually based on Animes, now they're starting to do the opposite making Franchies into Anime. It completely sucks. I mean it, it's really bad. Every time I hear that there is an anime based on a board game it makes me feel all kinds of bad. The only Anime's in my opinon that made a sucess in this field is Yu-Gi-Oh! and Hikaru No Go. Since Yu-Gi-Oh! was becoming popular those bastards had to make this monster of a show so that they can benifit with more trading cards. The story doesn't make any sense what so ever. It's a very bad remake of the Trading Card game we all know.
The characters are completely puzzling, the show is like Bo-bo-bo Bo-bo-Bo, makes no sense. The character development is very crude, many types of charaters are mixed together and some don't even clash with each other. Also there is no magical feeling in any of their personality. This show was basically intened for kids. Also what messed me up was the American version of this Anime. The character are like those people from Gaia Online, they're crude, spam alot more then the people on 4Chan, and do the things they do for no appernt reason. It's all bogus. The show just frustrates me alot. In other words just switch the channel. Please....you aren't missing anything interesting. read more
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