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, GameGame, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.351 (scored by 3093730,937 users)
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Ranked: #68392
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Popularity: #2178
Members: 60,762
Favorites: 237

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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


Kokuryu, Sachi

Kouzuki, Anna

Mochizuki, Rei



Opening Theme

#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
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
Mar 24, 2015
We_EGAO_now (All reviews)
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 read more
Oct 7, 2012
chaosflame5 (All reviews)
This review will be based on the original Japanese version, not the edited English version.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, the 4th series of the whole Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, was a massive disappointment compared to the previous three series. Unlike the previous three, where they were all connected chronologically. But Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal has no connection to any of the previous three series at all. So basically, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal is a series on its own. It does not serve as a sequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. This series should never have existed, but unfortunately, it did came to existence. This series is a lot more childish compare to any of the previous read more

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