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
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 18, 2000 to Sep 29, 2004
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 7.491 (scored by 36824 users)
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action adventure game monsters
SynopsisYu-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 AnimeAdaptation: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Sequel: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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
Yugioh is an anime about card games, that’s what most people see when they watch it. I’ve heard it called the best worst series ever. What people fail to see is the intense character development that happens over a course of 224 episodes. The series started out with no card games at all. The story is about a kid named Yugi who is shorter than average, insecure, geeky and picked on most of the time. For 8 years he works on a puzzle that his grandfather found in Egypt. Upon finishing it, He is possessed with an ancient spirit who at first appears to have evil intentions. A main key to this story is that this spirit, “yugi’s other self” (yami in English) has no memory of his name or where he came from. Through these battles Yugi matures and becomes a strong, dependant person, gains friends and learns to stick up for himself. It’s amazing when you compare the very last episode yugi to the very first season 0 yugi. Because the series is 200 something episodes, this change is gradual and almost unnoticeable.
The characters are unique and easy to warm up to. You’ll end up liking a lot of them and hate to see them leave in the end.
The animation varies from episode to episode. While episodes directed by Takahiro Kagami (Death note’s lead animation director for most episodes) look smooth and beautifully drawn, others are complete crap. Also, each artist interprets the characters differently so they change style episode to episode.
The music is written by Shinkichi Mitsumune and is the thing I miss the most in the English version. Shinkichi uses a lot of violin in his songs giving the series a melancholic vibe. The soundtrack is memorable and I love listening to it by itself. Some songs are sad and forlorn while others are upbeat and jazzy. I could go on and on just talking about the music.
Even though I have a lot of good things to say about this show, it has its down-falls . The card game can get boring and over done and I end up skipping all of them. Sometimes that ends up being a whole episode. Sometimes it feels like it’s not worth it. There are a lot of filler episodes and two filler seasons.
The English adaption also leaves a LARGE gap between the uncut viewers and the ones that grew up on the 4kids edited version. I disliked the series when it was showing on TV but loved the Japanese. The changes are that drastic.
Some people view this series as childish and down right silly, but they are only looking on the outside. Yugioh has its deep and serious side about how the mind works, human nature and perhaps a bit of schizophrenia.
Over all, I never thought I would like yugioh and now it’s my favorite anime. Just look past the silly card game and you WILL love this series too.
And please oh please, I beg of you. If you still don't want to give this anime a chance, at least look up the sound duels. They are definitely worth your time. read more
Despite it being an anime about games, it has one of the most compelling stories, and some of the best character development I've ever seen in an anime. I mean seriously, watching the series again, and having a taste of what their lives where like before the series (Toei's version), I've found that each character has so much significance in the story, and every little detail, like the decks they use, reflect both their character's personality, and the overall arch of the story. And aside from saving the world from ancient magic and supernatural like that, The series invokes a quest for self-actualization, inspired by Yugi's wish for friends.
It's almost criminal that 4Kids dubbed this series, because they delivered such beautiful moments between characters so poorly that it ruins the emotion displayed in it. And Yugi's voice cracks where pretty hilarious. Dan Green, what happened in those Episodes?
The actual animation can range from being really great, to being... really, really poor. Some episodes actually gave
This is one of the few that actually made me cry a bit when it got closer to the end. And that's saying something, coming from me. And if you watched from beginning to end, I think you would, too.
The only thing I truly disliked was that the main villain of the series (SPOILERS) didn't have a lot of build up, despite him being there throughout the whole series. I knew Bakura's ring was evil, but somehow he felt so minor until right at the end. That being said, he has grown to be the most intimidating villain I have ever seen in an anime.
Overall, Yu-Gi-Oh! is a fantastically solid series, and even though the english OPs are fun to watch, I wish I could have watched the original Japanese. But either way, the fantastic story overpowers the cheesiness. read more
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.
Both about having fights with monsters on cards
Both are Card Games...
Both are really fun to play in Real Life
Both series have a timid boy playing card game but in Yu-Gi-Oh, main character has an alter ego, as for Vanguard he has his Main Card his "Avatar"
Both of them are Trading Card Game (TCG) themed Animes.
They have some of the same concepts aswell.
Like, Friendship will rule it all, Like most of the Shonens, Hehe.
But if you Like that kind of Anime ''Friendship'', Then you will be served.
They are both a little ''Kiddish'', So don't be surprised, But they're still enjoyable. :)
And also, If you're willing to learn how to play the Trading Card Game assosiated with the Anime, It a very great source. You can learn how to play (The Basics) with the Anime. Which I certainly enjoyed.
Hope you Liked. :)
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.
Game. One are cards, the other is Go. But the relationship between Yuugi and Atemu are similiar to the relationship between Hikaru and Sai. Atemu and Sai are both old "ghosts" "reborn" on the future from a long time ago.
Both share very similar themes of maturing through games, friendship, and earning respect. If you liked one you'll probably like the other for the same reasons, though Yu-Gi-Oh is easier to get into and more epic.
spirit lives inside a boy to play a game
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)
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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