Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters


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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
English: Yu-Gi-Oh!
French: Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Type: TV
Episodes: 224
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 18, 2000 to Sep 29, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 19:28 (JST)
Licensors: Konami
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.491 (scored by 253727253,727 users)
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Ranked: #18732
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Popularity: #577
Members: 399,842
Favorites: 4,876

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Yuugi Mutou is a naïve and lonely high school student who is fascinated by games. While staying with his grandfather, the owner of a game shop, he comes across an ancient Egyption relic known as the "Millennium Puzzle." Rumored to grant any wish to those who solve the Puzzle, Yuugi becomes determined to solve it to wish for some friends. After years of struggling, Yuugi manages to complete the puzzle and mysteriously finds that his wish has been fulfilled.

Meanwhile, a new card game known as "Duel Monsters" starts rising in popularity. In this game, players called duelists fight against each other with "monsters" by using magic and trap cards to foil their opponent's plans. Yuugi quickly becomes skilled at the game and lives a peaceful life with his newfound friends.

However, Yuugi's peace is short-lived. The undefeated duelist and egocentric billionaire Seto Kaiba suddenly abducts Yuugi's grandfather, forcing him to duel against the rare "Blue Eyes White Dragon'' card. Yuugi is thrown into a new world of fierce battles and the stakes continue to rise as dark forces interfere from the shadows. After unexpectedly defeating Kaiba with the help of his "other self"—the spirit of a nameless pharaoh—contained in the puzzle, he unofficially becomes the top duelist known as "The King of Games." However, this new title will attract covetousness and Yuugi will have to use all his intelligence and willpower in order to protect what he holds the dearest to him.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters loosely adapts chapters 60-343 of the source manga while adding original events and characters not present in the manga.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Kasai, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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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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Feb 21, 2023
I grew up on this like many people. The quality and writting of the show might not be the best. I have alot of nostalgia for the show and good memories of watching live episodes on tv after school. I've rewatched it many times over the last 16 years and its fun every time. It got me into the game as well that I played for many years and met manny friends playing together. The yugioh community is very strong and welcoming for the most part and as one of the first anime I've ever watched in sub it opened up that world for me ...
Jun 20, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Yugioh! has always held an interesting place amongst my childhood anime. It wasn't one of the ones that stuck fast once I found it, but it wasn't that I was disinterested or that it completely passed me by either. Yugioh! was one of those shows that I came back to periodically throughout my younger years and which I loved each time. After rewatching it now, I was surprised at just how much of it was familiar; I must have seen nearly all of it in bits and pieces throughout my childhood. I liked how high the stakes were. I prefer that in kids shows-- the ...
Dec 23, 2016
Yu-gi-oh: Duel Monsters was one of the very first anime titles I got hooked on in high school and the trading card game that it promoted was also something that I was a casual player of during my time in college. Focused on teenager Yugi Moto possessing an Egyptian artifact called the Millennium Puzzle that lets an ancient spirit possess him to take on enemy threats in Duel Monsters games, I mainly was hooked on the series since it offered a more darker alternative to the more popular and light-hearted Pokemon franchise. Looking back on it now though, I have come to realize that Yu-gi-oh ...

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