Ranked #1374

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


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


Score: 7.551 (scored by 64,433 users)
Ranked: #13742
Popularity: #379
Members: 100,347
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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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Takahashi, Hiroki
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Kobayashi, Noriko
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Sugishima, Kunihisa
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Hiramitsu, Takuya
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Sound Director
Kasai, Kenichi
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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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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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Apr 26, 2015

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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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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May 31, 2015
Yugioh is one of the most successful anime franchises from the 1990s but it became a hit when it came to the United States in the year 2001 and has been going strong ever since. This show along with Pokemon gave Kids Wb some of their biggest anime hit shows along with 4kids who dubbed the anime in English as well.

Story : Plot of Yugioh can be breakdown into five seasons . The first season deals with Yugi and his first encounter with the spirit of his puzzle and his First Main Nemesis Maximillion Pegasus the creator of Duel Monsters and his Tournament Duelist Kingdom. read more
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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. 
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Anime: Cardfight!! Vanguard
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  read more 
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Anime: Duel Masters
It's also about a Monster Card Game, not as funny as Duel Master. 
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Anime: Touhai Densetsu Akagi: Yami ni Maiorita Tensai
Both are about games in which you could die. Akagi is about mahjong and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is about a card game. Yu-Gi-Oh! have magical/spiritual touch. 
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They both are about games.
its really Similar with the noah ark off yugioh
same feeling
and in both series there try to collect cards 
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