Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

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English: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Synonyms: Yugioh, Yuu Gi Ou! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zeal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王ZEXAL


Type: TV
Episodes: 73
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2011 to Sep 24, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: GameGame
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.351 (scored by 3182831,828 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #68752
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Popularity: #2193
Members: 62,521
Favorites: 245

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In the bustling and futuristic city of Heartland, a young boy named Yuuma Tsukumo has a dream that everyone his age wants to achieve—earning the title of the greatest duelist! Sadly, due to his lackluster dueling skills, this dream is far from achievable. But when the school bully, Ryouga "Shark" Kamishiro, splits the key given to him by his father into two pieces, he inadvertently sets Yuuma on a collision course with his dream.

Retaining one half of the key, Yuuma begins a duel with Shark, but soon realizes that his inexperienced skills are no match for him. In a sudden turn of events, Yuuma's key repairs itself, and the "Door of Destiny'' appears before him. Using the key to open it, Yuuma is greeted by an alien by the name of Astral—a being only he can see.

The bewildered Yuuma soon learns that his memories have been divided into 100 "Number Cards," all of which he must retrieve. However, he is also not the only one looking for them. Bombarded by these revelations, Yuuma, alongside Astral, must defend the world from the upcoming threats that loom over Heartland City—regardless of any divine intervention that may occur.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal, the fourth anime installment of the Yu☆Gi☆Oh! franchise, introduced the concept of XYZ Monsters to the series. It was the first Yu☆Gi☆Oh! anime to have every episode dubbed in English since Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Hosoya, Yoshimasa


Ikeda, Kyousuke


Yamamoto, Shouma

Kouzuki, Anna

Mochizuki, Rei


Kokuryu, Sachi



Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1:Masterpiece (マスターピース) by mihimaru GT(eps 1-25)
2:BRAVING! by KANAN(eps 26-49)
3:Tamashii Drive (魂ドライブ) by Color Bottle (カラーボトル)(eps 50-73)

Ending Theme

1:Boku Quest (僕クエスト) by Golden Bomber(eps 1-25)
2:Setsubou no Freesia (切望のフリージア; Freesia of Longing) by DaizyStripper(eps 26-49)
3:Wild Child (ワイルド・チャイルド) by moumoon(eps 50-73)

Jun 14, 2012
CaptainKishimoto (All reviews)
I've always been a big fan of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Each iteration managed to improve upon it's predecessors, while still keeping things "fresh". Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's pushed the envelope with its outrageous concept (Riding Duels) and it succeeded. Coupled with strong characters and a great storyline, 5D's is easily my favourite of the series. It taught me to not judge a book by its cover, so I kept an open mind towards Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. While Zexal does manage to have many good things going for it, it completely disregards what has continually improved in each series: characters.

{Story} - [7/10]
The story of read more
Feb 4, 2020
GengarLover (All reviews)
So this is my first ever review. Now personally I'd probably give this more of an 8 but I figured i should at least try to offset some of the negative reviews because while there's legitimate reasons not to like any show, A lot of the complaints are kind of dumb. From most of what I've gathered from talking to people, their complaints are that they just don't like underdog stories so therefore its bad, which how is that a complaint? If you're into underdog stories or just flexible in your taste this'll be a great series for you.


This season the story's more on the read more
Nov 12, 2014
zauru (All reviews)
to be completely fair, if you aren't willing to watch through the first season of zexal to get to zexal II, then this yugioh series isn't really for you. zexal tends to have a slow 'childish' start/feel to it, but trust me, this improves a whole lot.

as for zexal by itself, i would say its a decent series (trying to be unbiased here). however, there are evident problems such as yuma's companions aside from kotori, shark, astral, ect not having much development - making them unlikable or forgettable. as for yuma himself, i believe he undergoes a lot of development, starting off as read more
Jan 1, 2017
jadedgalaxy (All reviews)
Do I honestly think ZeXal deserves a 10/10? Not really (8 or 9 but not a perfect 10) but I wanted to offset some of the lower reviews, even just by a little.

I only watched the original Japanese version of Zexal, so I cannot comment on the dub other than Yuma's voice is horrendous.

Zexal has a really slow start, by that I mean really, you could skip episodes 3-9 and not really miss out on anything. And when I first started Zexal, Yuma was not my cup of tea. However, Yuma's growth in Zexal I is incredible. I find it a little unfair read more

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