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: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: KidsKids
Duration: 21 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.841 (scored by 1326013,260 users)
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Ranked: #102442
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Popularity: #4545
Members: 23,635
Favorites: 40


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Episodes: /26


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!

Characters & Voice Actors


Mitsunobu, Seiji
Suzuki, Waruo
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Miyashita, Shinpei
Episode Director, Storyboard, Planning


Opening Theme

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"Yume ga Kanau Toki (夢が叶うとき)" by Nao

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Mar 9, 2024
Duel Masters was a show with soooo much potential.
Its the Magic The Gathering version of Yu-Gi-Oh.

The plot is interesting. The main characters are likeable.
The duels are fun to watch. The monsters look cool.
The card game itself is actually well made and fun to play.

However the anime feels cheaply made in some areas. Especially the audio quality. Sometimes you can barely hear what some people are saying.
The animation is not great. Sometimes straight up terrible.

Jun 21, 2021
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 3, 2018

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

+ Kyoshiro Kokujo


- Annoying and uninteresting characters


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Poll: Duel Masters Episode 19 Discussion
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Poll: Duel Masters Episode 3 Discussion
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Poll: Duel Masters Episode 1 Discussion
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Oct 18, 2021 2:01 PM
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