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English: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Synonyms: Yuu Gi Ou Shadow Games, Yugioh Duelist, Yu-Gi-Oh! Millenium World, Game King, King of Games
Japanese: 遊☆戯☆王


Type: Manga
Volumes: 38
Chapters: 343
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 17, 1996 to Mar 8, 2004
Authors: Takahashi, Kazuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 7.611 (scored by 11599 users)
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Ranked: #27892
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Popularity: #342
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Tenth grader Yuugi spent most of his time alone playing games—until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, a mysterious Egyptian artifact! Possessed by the puzzle, Yuugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges evil-doers to the Shadow Games—weird games with high stakes and high risks! These graphic novels contain new stories not seen in the anime, including the origin of Yuugi and his friends!

(Source: VIZ Media)


Yu☆Gi☆Oh! spawned the Trading Card Game of the same name, which is one of the most popular card games in the world and has sold over 25 billion cards since 1999.

The series was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint. The publishing is divided into three parts: 7 volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh were published from May 7, 2003 to December 7, 2004, 24-volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duelist from February 1, 2005 to December 4, 2007 and 7 volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh!: Millenium World from August 2, 2005 to February 5, 2008. A special hardcover collector's edition first volume was released on September 16, 2008. A 3-in-1 omnibus edition was published from February 3, 2015 to February 6, 2018, with the final omnibus containing volumes 37 & 38.

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Jul 18, 2010
mastertek (All reviews)
I finally finished reading this masterpiece... All I must say is this manga is not just a must-read or must-rate, but a MUST-FAVORITE! You can't run into another masterpiece like this in many decades. This one surpasses all other manga series in my fav-list, even though its anime adaptions are not so great.

Story: 8/10
-The only thing it lacks is ROMANCE. This was a pain at first for me but I quickly forgot that, being completely enthralled by the duels. Also, there are times when the motives behind the duels were not so reasonable and convincing. Nevertheless, the author did a great great job.

-In the read more
Nov 30, 2009
nofandy (All reviews)
Yu-Gi-Oh, it is actually not a really good manga, but the innovation inside it which makes the manga interesting.

Before Yu-Gi-Oh appeared, trading card game is not so popular, then, the appearance of Yu-Gi-Oh makes the trading card game popular.
However, the comics is not as awesome as the game nowadays. The game still expanding faster and faster, yet the comics is so lame.

So, my suggestion is, if you like the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game or you want to at least know how to do the game, you can read the book
Aug 23, 2018
gulnan (All reviews)
This is going to be really long, because I'm going to divide it into three sections, corresponding to each of the arcs present in the manga.
Original Yu-Gi-Oh! was meant to start off as a horror story, which Takahashi mentioned himself. The art corresponds to that - author tried to draw more realistic characters, which resulted in a eerie feeling at times. It's not done well though, I'm glad he moved on from that later.
It serves as a great introduction to the main story. On its own its main flaw is the episodic construction, much like the duels later on. Its also the part where the read more
Feb 11, 2019
Zarvanis (All reviews)
I have many mixed feelings on Yu-Gi-Oh!. What would have been a great story was constantly held back by eye-roll-worthy dialog, near ceaseless ass-pulls, and several moments that are so stupid, all I could do was shake my head. These problems plagued the series from beginning to end. Worst of all, right when it felt like the series had finally hit its stride and become genuinely good with the Millenium World arc, it was ruined by one of the dumbest, most unnecessary twists I've ever seen. I was flabbergasted by how bad it was.

But I had a big smile on my face every time.

Every read more


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