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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Alternative Titles

English: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Synonyms: Yugioh, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters, Yugioh: Duel Monsters
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王 デュエルモンスターズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 224
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 18, 2000 to Sep 29, 2004
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 44976 users)
Ranked: #13962
Popularity: #341
Members: 68,577
Favorites: 1,045
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters centers around the journey of the spirit of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who is trying to re-discover who he was many years ago, since he has lost his memories. With the help of a boy, Yugi Mutou, the one who awakened the spirit, and his friends, he battles many villains and adversaries. Many of the villains have been linked to the Nameless Pharaoh's past, due to the Millennium Puzzle he holds and many try to take the puzzle and his power away from him.

The series focuses on the card game aspect of it and the main theme represented throughout the series is friendship.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sequel: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
Prequel: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Alternative version: Yu-Gi-Oh!,
Side story: Yu-Gi-Oh!: Hikari no Pyramid, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Battle City Special, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Chou Yuugou! Toki wo Koeta Kizuna
Other: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

Characters & Voice Actors

Pharaoh Atem
Pharaoh Atem
Main
Green, Dan
English
Green, Dan
Kazama, Shunsuke
Japanese
Kazama, Shunsuke
...
Yami Bakura
Yami Bakura
Main
Matsumoto, Rika
Japanese
Matsumoto, Rika
Inoue, You
Japanese
Inoue, You
...
Honda, Hiroto
Honda, Hiroto
Main
Riegel, Sam
English
Riegel, Sam
Kondou, Takayuki
Japanese
Kondou, Takayuki
...
Jonouchi, Katsuya
Jonouchi, Katsuya
Main
Takahashi, Hiroki
Japanese
Takahashi, Hiroki
Grayson, Wayne
English
Grayson, Wayne
...

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Hayakawa, Keiji
Episode Director



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Aug 2, 2013
Kyuutoryuu
I think the fact that YuGiOh (along with Pokemon) was the first anime I ever watched is enough to give this series a 10. That and the fact that this is one of the very few solid English dubs out there.

Great story, plot, ingenius card game (think about it, Kazuki pulled the entire YuGiOh ruleset out of his ass and it's incredible!), along with enjoyable dialogue make this series a 10/10. Honestly, if you've never seen YuGiOh and you're on MyAnimeList to decide if you should watch it, then go ahead and do it. You've been missing out.
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Jul 12, 2010
sdfgq32234
I, probably like many others, watched Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series without ever watching much of the original show. Since TAS is hilarious, I assumed the original show was just another bad kid's show. Something made me decide to watch it a while ago. I then realized the error of my ways. This is not a kid's show by any means. It is a show for men.

Story: 7/10

While the story is not perfect by any means, it's about fucking card games what do you expect? I'd give it a 10/10 but only women care about stories so an 7/10 is read more
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Recommendations

Both Yugioh and Cardfight Vanguard emphasizes the game of card play in terms of its concept. The characters from both series are skilled duelists/players that engages against others using their skill, intellect, and strategy in order to win.

Throughout both series, the main male protagonist improves their skill through experience and watching others. They also are caring towards their friends and often tries to help out in the best way possible.

Both series' main protagonist also has a rival (although present differently). Along with that, they also have their own 'signature cards' that are noticeable throughout the series. Cardfight Vanguard does emphasis more on team play but both series deals with strategies to outwit opponents and respond accordingly.

They both are about games, Hikago is about the game of Igo, Yu-Gi-Oh! is about duel monsters with cards, both of them will lend different strategy types to win, and as Yugi Moto there is Hikaru Shindo, as Yami Yugi there is Fujiwara no Sai.

Opening Theme

#1: "Voice" by CLOUD (eps 1-48)
#2: "Shuffle" by Masami Okui (eps 49-80)
#3: "WILD DRIVE" by Masato Nagai (eps 81-131)
#4: "Warriors" by Yuuichi Ikusawa (eps 132-189)
#5: "Overlap" by Kimeru (eps 190-224)
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Ending Theme

#1: "Genki no Shower" by Aki Maeda (eps 1-48)
#2: "Ano hi no Gogo" by Masami Okui (eps 49-80)
#3: "Rakuen" by CAVE (eps 81-131)
#4: "Afureru Kanjou ga Tomaranai" by Yuuichi Ikusawa (eps 132-189)
#5: "EYES" by Yuuichi Ikusawa (eps 190-224)
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