Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Arc-V

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Yugioh, Yuu Gi Ou! Arc-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc Five, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王 アーク・ファイブ ARC-V
English: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
German: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
Spanish: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
French: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
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Type: TV
Episodes: 148
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to Mar 26, 2017
Premiered: Spring 2014
Broadcast: Sundays at 17:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
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: 6.711 (scored by 3479934,799 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #56232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2736
Members: 66,016
Favorites: 492

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Action Duels, which allow duelists to soar and swing alongside their Duel Monsters, are taking the world by storm. Due to an evolutionary breakthrough, the "Solid Vision" system is now able to provide Duel Monsters with mass.

Yuuya Sakaki is Yuusho Sakaki's son, the latter being the founder of You Show Duel School in Miami City. Yuusho insists that duels are not a tool of war, but rather are to bring smiles to people and thus introduced the concept of Entertainment Dueling. However, at the height of his fame, Yuusho disappears and fails to attend his duel with Strong Ishijima, the Action Duel champion. Although scarred by this sudden leave, Yuuya vows to become an Entertainment Duelist like his father.

Several years later, in the midst of a battle with Strong Ishijima, Yuuya's desperation to win brings forth a miracle. His pendant begins glowing, turning his cards into Pendulum Cards, which enables him to perform a Pendulum Summon—a summoning method unknown to the world and himself—gaining him fame overnight. As a result, Reiji Akaba, CEO of Leo Corporation and founder of the elite Leo Duel School, starts producing new Pendulum Cards to incorporate Pendulum Summoning into the system. Thus, the mysteries that surround Pendulum Summoning and Yuuya's father start to unravel, and Yuuya learns bit by bit what it takes to become an Entertainment Duelist.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuoka, Hiroki
Sound Director
Koga, Kazuomi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Believe×Believe" by Choutokkyuu (超特急) (eps 1-30)
2: "Burn!" by Choutokkyuu (超特急) (eps 31-49)
3: "Hanate (ハナテ)" by Gekidan Niagara (劇団ナイアガラ) (eps 50-75)
4: "Kirifuda (切り札)" by cinema staff (eps 76-98)
5: "Kibou no Hikari (キボウノヒカリ)" by Unknown Number!!! (Shuto Miyazaki, Ryo Matsuda, and Ryo Kitamura)  (eps 99-124)
6: "Pendulum Beat!" by Super★Dragon (eps 125-147)

Ending Theme

1: "One Step" by P☆Cute [Pendelum☆Cute (Masumi Kuratsushi & Ruri Shirosaki)] [闇津ますみ・白咲るり] (eps 1-30)
2: "Future fighter" by Yuuya Sakaki x Reiji Akaba (Kensho Ono x Yoshimasa Hosoya) (eps 31-49)
3: "ARC of Smile!" by BOYS AND MEN (eps 50-75)
4: "Speaking" by Mrs. GREEN APPLE (eps 76-98)
5: "Vision (ビジョン)" by Kuso Iinkai (空想委員会) (eps 100-124)
6: "Shissou Pendulum (疾走ペンデュラム)" by M!LK (eps 125-147)
7: "Burn!" by Bullet Train (超特急) (eps 148)

Episode Videos


Mar 26, 2017
Yugioh Arc V is the 5th installment of the Yugioh franchise, it is not the best anime within the franchise. (This is my second review, it is just updated)

The storyline starts a bit slow and repetitive sometimes near the beginning because it was meant to introduce to Pendulum Summoning as its main concept in dueling. The story does get interesting after episode 20 by how it introduced the darkness within Yuya and his counterparts. In addition, the story does become unpredictable and interesting as its strong points. Yet, it is not prefect on how the plot does feel rushed near the last couple episodes. It ...
Sep 18, 2017
Mixed Feelings
The action duels are utterly ridiculuos, maybe the worst idea in the series. Deciding duels by randomly running around for cards is a disgrace for the whole series. Furthermore, this shows how bad the duels itself are written, because this "randomness" (which somehow almost alwys favoured Yuya) was a deciding factor in a lot of duels.

These are some serious issues, but there were a lot of redeeming points: the characters were not bad, Reiji was a great Seto Kaiba duplicate, maybe the best since the original, I also liked the Professor, and the 4 Yuyas and Yuzus as well. Getting back some of the old ...
Nov 1, 2017
Dont watch this anime. I am a huge yugioh fan, ive seen every series, read every manga, play the card game, and by god, this is ....just the worst.

I will give that some episodes actually have some good animation, and on the whole i did like the music in this series, but thats the best thing i can say about it.

So lets start with the story. The first arc is not great, however in a stereotypical yugioh way. I mean, GX and Zexal didnt have strong starts either, right? In fact I would say Arc-V's start is better than Zexal's.It has your standard introducing characters ...

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