Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! is a show about a boy named Yugi Moto and his alter-ego who lives in his pendant known as the Millennium Puzzle, Yami Yugi, who plays a card game known as Duel Monsters. However, everything is not so simple. The game of Duel Monsters originates in ancient Egypt, and the monsters in the cards are based off of real monsters. Also, the Millennium Puzzle holds several powerful secrets that several people want to get their hands on. As the series progress, Yugi is given the task of awakening Yami Yugi's lost memories and laying his spirit to rest, while facing deadly enemies.
Caroline Lawson

Caroline Lawson

Mokuba Kaiba (Season 5)

Eric Stuart

Eric Stuart

Seto Kaiba

Frank Frankson

Frank Frankson

Tristan Taylor (Episode 11+)

Wayne Grayson

Wayne Grayson

Joseph "Joey" Wheeler

Megan Hollingshead

Megan Hollingshead

Mai Valentine (Season 1-3)

Ted Lewis (II)

Ted Lewis (II)

Bakura, Spirit of the Ring, Thief Bakura

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  • Best Series Ever!

    9.5
    This is my favorite cartoon ever! It's a great start to the series, and I wish the modern ones were like it. Not as good as GX, but still amazing!
  • yu gi oh is the best nothing beats the original version

    10
    the best anime story that I've ever watched from season 0 to season 5 how I wish the season of the original version does not end and have another season the other version suck :(
  • Daphne

    9.5
    Win prize.
  • Outstanding! A great show that inspired a great game. :)

    9.5
    I watched virtually every episode of the series and the story got better and better with each passing episode. On one hand, saving the world by playing with cards might sound ridiculous, but then again so is an anthropomorphic hedgehog running at unrealistically fast speed across the planet battling robots made by a bald headed fat man with a big mustache (nothing against that, just making a point). At the end of the day, it's the execution that counts; and they executed this show very well. Yugi is a very likeable and relatable character and Atem, Yugi's alter ego, is a very good role model; he's smart, selfless, friendly, everything that the normal Yugi is plus very confident and heroic. Yugi's best friend, Joey Wheeler, is a very well developed and deep character; at first he and Tristen were bullies to Yugi, but after he stood up for them against a bigger bully, they became the best of friends. Joey might not be as good of a duelist as Yugi, but he duels his hardest when he thinks about his friends and his sister, Serenity. Speaking of which, Serenity is a very brave you girl who looks up to her brother; before their parents called it quits, they were the best of friends. Serenity doesn't duel much, but when she does, she's not bad (could use a little more practice, but she did alright for her first duel). Oh, I almost forgot to mention Tea; she holds the gang together with the symbol of friendship. She's very supportive, brave, and confident; granted she doesn't duel much either, but she's still very encouraging. Mai is a character that's very different from Tea or Serenity; she's a very skilled duelist and she's very sassy, especially when it comes to men. She also has her fair share of back story; she didn't have that many friends growing up, and the closest thing she had were Duel Monsters. Now, we're going to get in to the Kaiba brothers: Seto and Mokuba. Seto has always been as stubborn as a goat, ever since the first episode; he's not only stubborn, he's rude, selfish, and arrogant. The only one he's "nice" to is Mokuba, who's innocent enough and very supportive of his brother. The villains are cruel, just cruel; Pegasus, why he has his reason for trying to get the Millennium Items (trying to bring his fiance back to life), was it necessary to take Yugi's Grandpa's soul. I mean, that's kinda cruel; a body without a soul is just a lifeless shell; and no one wants to be a lifeless shell. Then there is Marik who sent his own father to the Shadow Realm (I know in the original, he stabs him, but we'll get to that later); I'm like, dude! That was your old man and you sent him to an eternal realm of darkness. Anyways, I think Bakura in his Yami form is the most evil, considering he was never permanently taken care of until the end of the series. I mean, he's trying to steal all the Millennium Items to take over the world as the dark lord, Zorch. Now, let's discuss how the series was structured; to those who hate this show because 4Kids "neutered" the series, shut the fuck up! The scenes they edited were too violent and too inappropriate to air on KidsWB, Cartoon Network, or on any other channel in the . who's target audience includes kids. Also think about it, really think about it; would Yu-Gi-Oh be as popular as it is now if it wasn't dubbed by 4Kids? That's like making The Lion King aimed at teens and adults only; not only are you guys being selfish, but you're also being unfair. It's not fair for you to complain that the show was robbed of it's dignity; it still the same story, they're still the same characters, it was just made accessible for all ages. Let's do this analogy: which is the better representation of The Little Mermaid: Disney's version with likeable characters, memorable songs, and a very happy ending or the original by Hans Christian Anderson in with the prince marries someone else and the mermaid kills herself? I know the original manga was meant to be a violent and horrific series inspired by the concept of gambling, and it's a good concept, but the creator of the manga came up with a great concept of a new trading card game. Duel Monsters is a great idea for a trading card game, and because it's a game, everyone show be able to play it; even kids. If you don't like it, find more power to you; but stop complaining that they neutered the show; they stayed true to the original source material and made it accessible for all ages. That's all I have to say; if you haven't seen this show yet, I highly recommend you watch it, and because it's Japanese anime, you are advised to watch the first few episodes so that you don't get lost in the story.moreless
  • So bad it's good for me.

    7.0
    Whether you're watching the original subtitled version or the completely laughable English Dub, Yu Gi Oh is a show that i can compare to such films as The Room and Birdemic: Shock and Terror. The plot is immensely stupid, the characters are annoying and stupid, and the premise of duelists getting out of dangerous situations by cheating at a card game aimed at elementary schoolers is implausible. But i will say that watching the anime, especially the 4Kids dub, makes me laugh at how idiotic the anime is and it does leave a good feeling inside of me. My only real complaint is that all of the characters are stereotypical. For example;

    Yugi is the stereotypical bland protagonist

    Joey and Tristan are the stereotypical hilarious sidekicks

    Tea is the stereotypical love interest

    and Kaiba is the stereotypical unlikeable antagonist.

    But like i said my enjoyment usually comes at how non-sensical and weird the anime is, its an anime that's so bad it's good. But compared to the spinoffs, Yu Gi Oh seemed like it was written by Stanley Kubrick himself.

    -trollskullkid69moreless
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Animation, Comedy, Kids

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Anime, child hero, epic battles, extraordinary situations, for the child in you