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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

Alternative Titles

English: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Synonyms: Yugioh, Yuu Gi Ou! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zeal
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王ZEXAL

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 73
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2011 to Sep 24, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.751 (scored by 5043 users)
Ranked: #41912
Popularity: #1874
Members: 12,810
Favorites: 95
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The story takes place in the near future in a city called Heartland. Tsukumo Yuma is a young duelist who strives to become the Duel Monsters champion, despite being an amateur. One day, during a duel with a school bully, a mysterious spirit called Astral appears before Yuma, and helps him to win. Astral then explains to Yuma that he is searching for his lost memories, which have been transformed into 99 "Xyz Monster" cards called "Numbers" and have been scattered across the globe. The "Numbers" have the ability to possess the duelists who own them and bring out their darkest desires. In order to recover his memories, and collect the "Numbers" cards, Astral teams up with Yuma.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Other: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
Sequel: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Second
Side story: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Astral
Astral
Main
Irino, Miyu
Japanese
Irino, Miyu
Zanandrea, Federico
Italian
Zanandrea, Federico
...
Mizuki, Kotori
Mizuki, Kotori
Main
Stevens, Eileen
English
Stevens, Eileen
Tefnin, Claire
French
Tefnin, Claire
...
Tsukumo, Yuma
Tsukumo, Yuma
Main
Itou, Mika
Japanese
Itou, Mika
Novara, Renato
Italian
Novara, Renato
...
Cathy
Cathy
Supporting
Kobayashi, Yuu
Japanese
Kobayashi, Yuu
Schroeder, Erica
English
Schroeder, Erica
...

Staff

moumoon
Theme Song Performance
mihimaru GT
Theme Song Performance
Color Bottle
Theme Song Performance
Minobe, Yutaka
Music



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Jun 14, 2012
CaptainKishimoto
I've always been a big fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Each iteration managed to improve upon it's predecessors, while still keeping things "fresh". Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's pushed the envelope with its outrageous concept (Riding Duels) and it succeeded. Coupled with strong characters and a great storyline, 5D's is easily my favourite of the series. It taught me to not judge a book by its cover, so I kept an open mind towards Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. While Zexal does manage to have many good things going for it, it completely disregards what has continually improved in each series: characters.

{Story} - [7/10]
The story of read more
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Nov 12, 2014
zauru
to be completely fair, if you aren't willing to watch through the first season of zexal to get to zexal II, then this yugioh series isn't really for you. zexal tends to have a slow 'childish' start/feel to it, but trust me, this improves a whole lot.

as for zexal by itself, i would say its a decent series (trying to be unbiased here). however, there are evident problems such as yuma's companions aside from kotori, shark, astral, ect not having much development - making them unlikable or forgettable. as for yuma himself, i believe he undergoes a lot of development, starting off as read more
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Jun 11, 2011
Miharu-Kun
=Updated=

Just when everyone thought the Yugioh anime franchise was over, Kazuki Takahashi did it again. Creating another anime and manga series, proving audiences will never get tired of people playing with cards over and over again.

Despite having used Duel Monsters as a plot device in every episodes of every Yu-Gi-Oh series, Zexal still manages to be entertaining, set in a colorful futuristic city (unlike 5d's) called 'Heatland', likeable and somewhat relate-able characters, great art and okay voice acting and a decent attempt at creating a story which anyone can get into.

=Story [6]=

Basically, the story follows an happy-go-lucky energetic boy with very bad duelling read more
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Jun 30, 2013
ThatOnePikachu
Ah, Zexal. Never have I ever seen so much heat for a spin-off than for this one. I can see why, though. A number of the first episodes are in fact filler. Perhaps people even form a false-opinion of it before going into watching it due to LittleKuriboh making fun of it in his Abridged Series.
I'd like to convince you guys that this isn't in fact a bad show.


☞ STORY: 8
Zexal brings back the plot of another being helping the main character in order to retrieve their memories. Except this time no one beyond the protagonist can see him read more
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Recommendations

both show creatures in a card game fighting
The main characters share a similar personality Yugioh Zexal is based on a card game. Yugioh is known world wide and is popular. Yuma and Rekka both love to eat. When their stomach is full when they become awesome.
The characters looks very similar, both physically and mentally. Special and bizarre hairstyles of many characters. The plot is quite dark, and there are many foolish villains.
I found Yugioh ZeXal and Naruto similar by some points. First, both of them aimed for younger audience. Also, The main characters are very similar. Yuma is like Naruto, annoying, bullied, weak teenager who wants to be master at something (Yuma to become Duel Champion, Naruto to become Hogake), and of course he'll do it with many powerups and the "power of nakama". Kotori is much like Sakura, useless cheerleader. Also, Kaito is Like Sasuke. Epic cool-like rival, but sadlly he is more tsundere. The relationship of Kaito and Yuma is very similar to Sasuke and Naruto's relationship. Both anime are pretty bad. But if you liked Zexal you'll probaly love Naruto.

Opening Theme

#1: "Masterpiece (マスターピース)" by mihimaru GT (eps 1-25)
#2: "BRAVING!" by KANAN (eps 26-49)
#3: "Tamashii Drive (魂ドライブ)" by Color Bottle (カラーボトル) (eps 50-73)

Ending Theme

#1: "Boku Quest (僕クエスト)" by Golden Bomber (eps 1- 25)
#2: "Setsubou no Freesia (切望のフリージア; Freesia of Longing)" by DaizyStripper (eps 26-49)
#3: "Wild Child (ワイルド・チャイルド)" by moumoon (eps 50-73)

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