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Yu☆Gi☆Oh!


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: King of Games, Yu-Gi-Oh! First Series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Serie Zero, Yugi-Oh, Yuugiou, Yu-Gi-Oh Season 0
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 27
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 1998 to Oct 10, 1998
Premiered: Spring 1998
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Nihon Ad Systems
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 53,236 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #23532
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #651
Members: 89,043
Favorites: 618
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Episodes: /27

Synopsis

Yuugi is a somewhat frail young boy who happens to be a big fan of gaming of any kind. But when he solves an ancient egyptian puzzle he is granted all the powers of darkness. Now when confronted with danger and injustice, he transforms into a much darker and dangerous form, and proceeds to dish out the justice and punishment for those who so richly deserve it.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yami Yuugi
Yami Yuugi
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi
Kaiba, Seto
Kaiba, Seto
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Jounouchi, Katsuya
Jounouchi, Katsuya
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Mutou, Yuugi
Mutou, Yuugi
Main
Ogata, Megumi
Japanese
Ogata, Megumi

Staff

Sugishima, Kunihisa
Sugishima, Kunihisa
Director
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Kakudou, Hiroyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Kanemaki, Kenichi
Kanemaki, Kenichi
Script
Taniguchi, Gorou
Taniguchi, Gorou
Storyboard


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"Kawaita Sakebi" by Field of View

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"Ashita Moshi Kimi ga Kowaretemo" by WANDS




More reviewsReviews

wowa
Jun 9, 2008
First of all, this series is a LOT different from "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters". While the card game was certainly present in this series, it wasn't nearly as important.

There are a lot of changes from this to Duel Monsters. Mokuba's character is 100% different, Kaiba is somehow more of a jerk, Yugi is tinier and he gets beat up one per episode. And Yami challenges people to shadow games, which end in insanity or death.

The episodes are really predictable, for the most part. One of the main characters is picked on, Yami challenges them to a shadow game and wins, the episode ends. Even so, read more
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OtakuFreak
Feb 7, 2007
Heck, I've been a big player of Yu-Gi-Oh! since the game came out. I never wanted to get hooked on it but I did anyways. Basically, Yu-Gi-Oh is one of those many animes that big named companies makes money off of with collectable cards, toys, and what nots. But before we all came to know the Yu-Gi-Oh! that 4Kids TV showed us on the WB channel every morning, there was a series that started it all way before the Cards were the all so important factor of the show. This was the Original Yu-Gi-Oh thread, to many it's known as the Zero Season.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! we read more
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literaturenerd
Aug 26, 2014
Overview: That other Yugioh series, the one you probably didn't see.

First a little background,

If you grew up in the 1990s, you probably saw at least a few episodes of Yugioh, the anime about children playing a poor man's version of Magic the Gathering featuring holographic monsters and rules that seem to change every episode. Yugioh was localized in the US by the infamous and now thankfully defuct company 4kids. All dark plot points involving death and people getting sent to hell were removed, and replaced with references to the "shadow realm". This is similar to early US dubs of Dragonball Z where in every god read more
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lawlmartz
Oct 20, 2015
Children's Card Games Saga Part I: A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Away, Where Everyone Has Crazy Hair

Well, it's been a long time since I did a nostalgia review, and it took me so long to finish this series due to being unable to find synced audio and video versions of the show, I feel like I can be nostalgic about this show now. (Seriously, I had to quit watching this show for 6 months)

Anyway- so back in 1998, Yugioh was born. Not the 4Kids Yugioh I grew up watching in the early 2000s, but the version that nobody in the US ever read more
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