Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

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Synonyms: Yugioh, Yuu Gi Ou! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zeal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王ZEXAL
English: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
German: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
Spanish: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
French: Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
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Type: TV
Episodes: 73
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2011 to Sep 24, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Mondays at 19:30 (JST)
Licensors: 4Kids Entertainment
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.431 (scored by 4486544,865 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #73092
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2414
Members: 78,228
Favorites: 322

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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.

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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




Matsuoka, Hiroki
Sound Director
Hosokawa, Hideki
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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Amazon Music
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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)


Jul 4, 2022
Yu-gi-oh Zexal is my favorite from the franchise.

At first I wasen't appealed by the characters designs and ages, I didn't want a 13 years old as a main character in Yu-gi-oh, it felt awkward to me. I decided to give it a try and I was possitively surprised.
*Stroy: (8/10)
The introduction is kind of slow paced (You could honestly skip to the second arc at episode 26 and you could still catch the story) The anime get really interesting with the second arc, the main setting start to web itself and it continue to be linked until the end of the anime without being too ...
Mar 24, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Working out when you're fat and out of shape sucks. You realize how weak you actually are and you can't even put weights on the bloody bench press bar. But after a while, things change. You start to feel better: you feel energized more often, your body feels less toxic, you can actually do physical labor without collapsing within the first five minutes. It's a wonderful feeling, and it's what the Zexal experience is. The first part is pretty mediocre, with some of the better episodes keeping it from being truely bad, while the second part is pretty damn good. We're not here to talk ...
Sep 2, 2022
Zexal is the middle stepchild of Yugioh. It’s not iconic like the original series, funny like GX, or ambitious like 5D’s, but boy, it’s trying really hard. The whole thing feels very by the numbers. It does not do anything new or interesting, it takes no risks. Yuma is an overly enthusiastic moron who loves card games but also often shows disinterest in them. The villains are stock and have little motivation. Tori is girl. There is not enough of the Best Boy, Flip. The plot was simple and unnecessarily complicated at the same time. I stopped trying to follow it not because it was ...

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