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Alternative Titles

English: Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
Synonyms: Yuu Gi Ou!, Yugioh
Japanese: 遊戯王VRAINS


Type: TV
Episodes: 120
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 10, 2017 to Sep 25, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 18:25 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gallop
Source: Card game
Genres: ActionAction, GameGame, Sci-FiSci-Fi, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.681 (scored by 69546,954 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #49402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2844
Members: 29,597
Favorites: 215


Most people have only watched the original yugioh. Vrains is the newest one with a different plot m characters, and summoning methods. You will enjoy this if you liked the plot of the original. They are interesting 
report Recommended by killerqueen2000
VRAINS and P5 deal with incidents that involve innocents and the MCs in both of their shows must exploit and bring them to justice but at the same time suffer their troubled past. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Though the shows are contrasting and different in terms of themes and story, the characters however though share similarities. Yusaku and Guts wants revenge against their arch enemies whom they experienced in their tragic past through any means necessary. Yusaku-Guts Ignis-Puck Revolver-Griffith Knights of Hanoi-God Hand Aoi-Farnese Go-Serpico/Isidoro 
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Both series take in a setting where society has centered around the usage of virtual and/or augmented reality. They both involve playing in a game where there's actually the risk of losing your life. This particular season of SAO is a lot closer to VRAINS's situation in regards to life-threatening situations and AI sentimentality. In both shows, the AIs are developed to actually develop true intelligence, but their own self-awareness has surpassed expectations, resulting in huge complications that turn out as the main conflict. 
report Recommended by Ryuseishun
I know it might seem odd to recommend these two, but hear me out: -Both are low poing starting but get better over ( Arc-V Synchro Dimension and Vrains episode 47 onwards) -Both are MUCH improved over their predecessors (Zexal and GX respectively) -Both are much darker than previous entrees -Both share are 2.0 of thier predecessors ( GX and 5D's) -Both feature a return to older plot mechanic (Arc V takes a lot of cues from 5Ds, and Vrains takes cues from Dm to Arc-V) -Both share an old extra deck mechanic and return old ones (Arc-V did bring back 4 eras, and Vrains brough back  read more 
report Recommended by SpeedRoidGenm
Though different but have similar concepts. Yusaku and the Protag of P5 as well as the rest of the Phantom Thieves deal with their life as students but at the same time have hidden identities that deal with supernatural entities by fighting evil. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both take place in a modern society with characters involving in a virtual gaming system which is the focal point of the show. Both the MCs are well known and are powerful users that dominate the screen. The female lead are similar but somewhat. The characters in Yugioh VRAINS are cold and detached as opposed to SAO being all about friendship. 
report Recommended by 99thEmperor
Both super popular kids anime from larger franchise series. Both have flamboyant character designs with similarly energetic tones and plots. Both have monsters with varied and cool designs in their respective series. Yugioh Vrains using the monsters for the card designs and Beyblade using them for the souls of monsters inhabiting their beyblades. "Duel Monsters" and "Bit Beasts" respectively. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape
Both lighthearted anime that target young audiences with similar premises; They both feature VR games, both cute & more serious character designs & both have great OSTs. 
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Both classic monster battling franchise series. Both have younger characters that battle each other with amazingly designed monsters. Both series monsters are kept in objects (balls/cards) and released by the characters for battles. Both have iconic monster and character designs. 
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Both kids anime with a huge amount of series specific monsters with lots of varied designs. Both have second Digital/Virtual worlds as well as their respective "real" worlds. 
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Both anime with virtual reality gaming worlds and more serious/dark plots than their counterparts in their respective franchises. They both have amazing & iconic character designs as is concurrent with the other titles in their franchises. They both also have great soundtracks as well as similar all round appeal. 
report Recommended by JVskunkape