Ranked #1373

Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters

Alternative Titles

English: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Synonyms: Yugioh, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters, Yugioh: Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! 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
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Nihon Ad Systems
Studios: Studio Gallop
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 68,375 users)
Ranked: #13732
Popularity: #379
Members: 106,601
Favorites: 1,534
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Synopsis

Legend says that the enigmatic Millennium Puzzle will grant one wish to whoever deciphers its ancient secrets. Upon solving it, high school student Yuugi Mutou unleashes "another Yuugi," a peculiar presence contained inside. Now, whenever he is faced with a dilemma, this mysterious alter ego makes an appearance and aids him in his troubles.

Wishing to unravel the mystery behind this strange spirit, Yuugi and his companions find themselves competing with several opponents in "Duel Monsters," a challenging card game used by people seeking to steal the Millennium Puzzle in a desperate attempt to harness the great power within. As the questions pile on, it is not long before they figure out that there is more than pride on the line in these duels.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yami Yuugi
Yami Yuugi
Main
Kazama, Shunsuke
Japanese
Kazama, Shunsuke
Kaiba, Seto
Kaiba, Seto
Main
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Japanese
Tsuda, Kenjirou
Yami Bakura
Yami Bakura
Main
Matsumoto, Rica
Japanese
Matsumoto, Rica
Inoue, You
Japanese
Inoue, You
...
Jonouchi, Katsuya
Jonouchi, Katsuya
Main
Takahashi, Hiroki
Japanese
Takahashi, Hiroki

Staff

Kobayashi, Noriko
Kobayashi, Noriko
Producer
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Kasai, Kenichi
Kasai, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(129/224)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Terrifying Blue Eyes White Dragon
Senritsu no Blue Eyes White Dragon (戦慄のブルーアイズ・ホワイト・ドラゴン)
Apr 18, 2000
2 The Trap of Illusionist No Face
Illusionist no Face no Wana (幻想師ノー·フェイスの罠)
Apr 25, 2000
3 The Lost Exodia
Ushinawareshi Exodia (失われしエクゾディア)
May 5, 2000
4 Insector Combo
Insector Combo (インセクターコンボ)
May 9, 2000
5 The Ultimate Perfect Form, Great Moth
Kyukyoku Kanzentai Great Moth (究極完全態 グレート・モス)
May 16, 2000

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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Kyuutoryuu
Aug 2, 2013
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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sdfgq32234
Jul 12, 2010
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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literaturenerd
Apr 26, 2015
Overview:

Time for another highly nostalgic review! Today, I will be looking back on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, which was very popular during the late 1990s and early 2000s. This was the first Yugioh anime to be widely released outside Japan, but was actually the 2nd anime adaptation of Kazuki Takahashi's original manga. The first anime adaptation actually followed the manga faithfully and was later released as "Season Zero" in the West. Is an anime worse when it doesn't follow the manga? Honestly, the answer depends on what anime you're talking about. The first Hellsing anime was vastly inferior to its manga counterpart, so it was very read more
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Kathisofy
Feb 15, 2010
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 read more
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