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Yu-Gi-Oh! (Manga)

Yu-Gi-Oh!

Alternative Titles

English: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Synonyms: Yu Gi Oh, Yu-Gi-Oh! Shadow Games, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, Yu-Gi-Oh! Millenium World, YuGiOh, Game King, King of Games
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 38
Chapters: 343
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 17, 1996 to Mar 8, 2004
Authors: Takahashi, Kazuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 7.561 (scored by 6807 users)
Ranked: #33262
Popularity: #291
Members: 11,674
Favorites: 749
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top manga page.

Popular Tags

action adventure fantasy shounen

Synopsis

10th grader Yugi spent most of his time alone playing games--until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, a mysterious Egyptian artifact! Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges evil-doers to the Shadow Games--weird games with high stakes and high risks! These graphic novels contain new stories not seen in the anime, including the origin of Yugi and his friends!

(Source: Viz)

Related Manga

Spin-off: Yu-Gi-Oh! R
Adaptation: Yu-Gi-Oh! (1999), Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Sequel: Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Other: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal


Characters

 Yami Yuugi
Yami Yuugi
Main
 Yami Bakura
Yami Bakura
Main
 Hiroto
Honda, Hiroto
Main
 Katsuya
Jonouchi, Katsuya
Main
 Seto
Kaiba, Seto
Main
 Anzu
Mazaki, Anzu
Main
 Yuugi
Mutou, Yuugi
Main


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Dec 21, 2007
eddiefb3
This is for the first 7 volumes. I enjoyed these a lot more then the rest of the Yu-Gi-Oh series.

It focuses a lot more on the characters and not just "The Heart of the cards" in fact it barely mentions duel monsters at all. Which I think makes it a lot more enjoyable that i'm not reading a card battle every chapter.

The volumes past 7 really goes into the duel monsters cards and doesn't really have an interesting story like the first 7 volumes.

I would recommend this to those who have seen the rest of the Yu-Gi-Oh series. It shows the original version of the read more
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Jul 18, 2010
mastertek
I finally finished reading this masterpiece... All I must say is this manga is not just a must-read or must-rate, but a MUST-FAVORITE! You can't run into another masterpiece like this in many decades. This one surpasses all other manga series in my fav-list, even though its anime adaptions are not so great.

Story: 8/10
-The only thing it lacks is ROMANCE. This was a pain at first for me but I quickly forgot that, being completely enthralled by the duels. Also, there are times when the motives behind the duels were not so reasonable and convincing. Nevertheless, the author did a great great job.

-In the read more
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Feb 17, 2009
LadyKaoru
I was very shocked about this manga.
I've never been a fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! show with it's card battling EVERY SINGLE EPISODE, very repeative, so of course when my father bought me 4 of it's manga I was like, "Oh GOD, how will I survive this? Watching it is bad enough...". The manga, unlike it's anime, does NOT have to do with card playing at all times and is actually fun to read! It's more focused on developing it's characters, which makes you love the story overall. I still am cringing though, waiting for it to becoming like the anime and ruining its goodness.

So I read more
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Nov 30, 2009
nofandy
Yu-Gi-Oh, it is actually not a really good manga, but the innovation inside it which makes the manga interesting.

Before Yu-Gi-Oh appeared, trading card game is not so popular, then, the appearance of Yu-Gi-Oh makes the trading card game popular.
However, the comics is not as awesome as the game nowadays. The game still expanding faster and faster, yet the comics is so lame.

So, my suggestion is, if you like the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game or you want to at least know how to do the game, you can read the book
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User Recommendations

Replace the game of Go with a Card Game and it's almost the same. Both Characters have someone else within them helping them play a certain game, both of which found these spirits within an old relic of some type. The Stories are different but the set up is very similar.
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Both of these manga series are about a trading card game, but with the game's fluid rules the focus of each match isn't strategy as much as creativity. But ultimately, the focus isn't the game itself, but enjoying it and discovering oneself through it -- Yu-gi-oh! in a standard shounen way; King of Cards in a standard shoujo way.
They both Fight with monsters one Uses Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards the other uses Pokemon.
Ash Ketchum is a great Pokemon Trainer Who is Funny And along side Pikachu Is unstoppable.

and Yugi Mouto Is More of the serious protagonist Who hardly ever looses and makes great friends.
Both main character determined to win, and they have that mean look on their face.
Both series contain anti-heroes who utilize their intelligence in deceiving their enemies while maintaining a sadistic demeanor and a slight touch of horror. (I'm specifically referring to the beginning of Yu-Gi-Oh! which had a darker tone about puzzle games.)
These series both have a strong, and passionate focus on gaming and its many different aspects, both Togashi and Takahashi clearly have a deep love for it. This is shown in so many different plots throughout both, from Dice Games, Card Games, Roleplaying Games and more in Yu-Gi-Oh, to the complex Greed Island RPG, the national game of East Gortheu Gungi, and the many mind games that fill the pages of Hunter X Hunter. Both manga are great, although Hunter X Hunter much better in the end, they both are great shounen reads.

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