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


Score: 6.351 (scored by 2316123,161 users)
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Ranked: #64632
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Popularity: #2168
Members: 48,184
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Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal follows the adventures of Yuuma Tsukumo in his hometown, the futuristic city of Heartland. Yuuma is an amateur duelist who wants to become the world's greatest Duel Monsters champion, having learned the basics of dueling from his father who disappeared long ago under mysterious circumstances. Always pushing himself to the limit in order to prove himself, Yuuma soon finds himself outmatched when dueling a bully to recover his friend's stolen cards. Just as hope seems lost, a mysterious spirit named Astral appears and helps Yuuma to win the duel.

Astral explains that his memories have been lost and split into 99 cards called Numbers that have been scattered all over the world. These Numbers are extremely dangerous; each card has a will of its own and can possess any duelist who uses it by bringing out the deepest, and often darkest, desires of that person's heart. Seeing that Astral is a skilled duelist and wanting to better himself, Yuuma reluctantly agrees to assist Astral in recovering the Numbers. But Yuuma and Astral are not the only Number Hunters out there and many of the other parties seeking these powerful cards have much more malicious desires than recovering lost memories.


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

#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]
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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
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
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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