Duel Masters

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Synonyms: Duel Masters 2.0
Japanese: デュエル・マスターズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 21, 2002 to Apr 4, 2003
Premiered: Fall 2002
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Studio Jack
Licensors: Hasbro
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy
Theme: GameGame
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 21 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.831 (scored by 1102911,029 users)
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Ranked: #92792
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Popularity: #3916
Members: 20,955
Favorites: 29

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The world of Duel Masters is one of five great civilizations. Through a card game, duelists can bring these worlds into existence, making what was previously abstract into reality. These skilled duelists are known as Kaijudo masters.

Shobu Kirifuda is the best player at his local playground, and seeks to become a world-class master like his father. His first step on the road to conquest begins with winning a local tournament. Rather, it should have, except he is destroyed by the best Kaijudo master in the world, Knight. Shobu loses, but upon remembering the words of wisdom his father instilled into him, decides to continue on the road of becoming a duelist who can enjoy the game for what it is. And so begins his journey to victory-and as we all know, the journey is the most important part!


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Characters & Voice Actors


Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Oota, Tomoaki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation


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"Yume ga Kanau Toki (夢が叶うとき)" by Nao

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Nov 6, 2010
trzr23 (All reviews)
[ PROs and CONs REVIEW ]


+If you’re aged 12 or below, then you might actually like this anime.

+If you prefer Cartoon Network and Disney type cartoons over actual anime, then this is a real treat. The 3D creature animations are cool.

+The actual Duel Masters Trading Card Game isn’t half bad. I bought a few packs and played it with my friends around 7 years back. It’s pretty entertaining if you understand the concept.

+Dubbing is, to an extent, well done in English. No idea about the JAP version.

+The comedy is at a passable level and you find yourself laughing with AND at the show.

+And of course, read more
Jul 3, 2018
askafahu (All reviews)

+ The battles in the beginning when this card-game concept looked fresh

+ Kyoshiro Kokujo


- Annoying and uninteresting characters

- Repetitive comedy by unlikable characters which make it a drag and pain to watch

- Story having no work and is predictable to the max

- The battles in the mid and last-half of the show become unwatchable as nothing new is done, new cards which are introduced get overshadowed by the same talk after each move, show reactions after each move, show the crowd after each move, show every single supporting character after each move formula which feels like it's on a loop from the start and read more
Jun 21, 2021
prepare4trouble (All reviews)
Who's the kid with the spiky hair?
(This review is based off the English dub.)

Duel Masters is a card game based show that aired on Cartoon Network 2004-2006, at the tail end of the original Yu-Gi-Oh's airing. Yu-Gi-Oh's popularity certainly influenced it being dubbed, but how good a show is it on its own?

Even having no interest in card game anime at the time, I ended up watching this as it was airing. The nostalgic cast was what originally caught my ear. There were a lot of familiar and talented VAs who seemed to have fun and do a great job here. But I stayed for read more

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