Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters


Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Synonyms: Yugioh, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters, Yugioh: Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王 デュエルモンスターズ
English: Yu-Gi-Oh!
French: Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 224
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 18, 2000 to Sep 29, 2004
Premiered: Spring 2000
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 19:28 (JST)
Licensors: Konami
Studios: Gallop
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.491 (scored by 254629254,629 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #19252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #582
Members: 401,492
Favorites: 4,894

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Synopsis

Yuugi Mutou is a naïve and lonely high school student who is fascinated by games. While staying with his grandfather, the owner of a game shop, he comes across an ancient Egyption relic known as the "Millennium Puzzle." Rumored to grant any wish to those who solve the Puzzle, Yuugi becomes determined to solve it to wish for some friends. After years of struggling, Yuugi manages to complete the puzzle and mysteriously finds that his wish has been fulfilled.

Meanwhile, a new card game known as "Duel Monsters" starts rising in popularity. In this game, players called duelists fight against each other with "monsters" by using magic and trap cards to foil their opponent's plans. Yuugi quickly becomes skilled at the game and lives a peaceful life with his newfound friends.

However, Yuugi's peace is short-lived. The undefeated duelist and egocentric billionaire Seto Kaiba suddenly abducts Yuugi's grandfather, forcing him to duel against the rare "Blue Eyes White Dragon'' card. Yuugi is thrown into a new world of fierce battles and the stakes continue to rise as dark forces interfere from the shadows. After unexpectedly defeating Kaiba with the help of his "other self"—the spirit of a nameless pharaoh—contained in the puzzle, he unofficially becomes the top duelist known as "The King of Games." However, this new title will attract covetousness and Yuugi will have to use all his intelligence and willpower in order to protect what he holds the dearest to him.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Duel Monsters loosely adapts chapters 60-343 of the source manga while adding original events and characters not present in the manga.

Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Kasai, Kenichi
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

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1: "Voice" by CLOUD (eps 1-48)
2: "Shuffle" by Masami Okui (eps 49-80)
3: "WILD DRIVE" by Masato Nagai (eps 81-131)
4: "Warriors" by Yuuichi Ikusawa (eps 132-189)
5: "Overlap" by Kimeru (eps 190-224)
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Ending Theme

1: "Genki no Shower" by Aki Maeda (eps 1-48)
2: "Ano hi no Gogo" by Masami Okui (eps 49-80)
3: "Rakuen" by CAVE (eps 81-131)
4: "Afureru Kanjou ga Tomaranai" by Yuuichi Ikusawa (eps 132-189)
5: "EYES" by Yuuichi Ikusawa (eps 190-224)

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Reviews

Aug 2, 2013
I think the fact that YuGiOh (along with Pokemon) was the first anime I ever watched is enough to give this series a 10. That and the fact that this is one of the very few solid English dubs out there.

Great story, plot, ingenius card game (think about it, Kazuki pulled the entire YuGiOh ruleset out of his ass and it's incredible!), along with enjoyable dialogue make this series a 10/10. Honestly, if you've never seen YuGiOh and you're on MyAnimeList to decide if you should watch it, then go ahead and do it. You've been missing out.
May 7, 2013
Mixed Feelings
I think I'm on the right season, but apologies if not. Another mini review by Waldy565 :D - just two more shows to review now, Pani Poni Dash and Gurren Lagann.
So, I went into this anime with expectations set low, after all, I'd grown up in a generation where you were a Pokemon fan, a Yu-Gi-Oh fan or a Digimon fan, and me and my friends were massive Pokemon fans. (And still are). I did have a friend however who was in to Yu-Gi-Oh, so I had dabbled in the game, but all the stats flew by me when I was a kid, I ...
Dec 23, 2016
Yu-gi-oh: Duel Monsters was one of the very first anime titles I got hooked on in high school and the trading card game that it promoted was also something that I was a casual player of during my time in college. Focused on teenager Yugi Moto possessing an Egyptian artifact called the Millennium Puzzle that lets an ancient spirit possess him to take on enemy threats in Duel Monsters games, I mainly was hooked on the series since it offered a more darker alternative to the more popular and light-hearted Pokemon franchise. Looking back on it now though, I have come to realize that Yu-gi-oh ...

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