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Anime Profile: Yu-Gi-Oh!

USA Info
Japanese Info
Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters(遊戯王 デュエルモンスターズ)("King of Games! Duel Monsters") Yu-Gi-Oh!
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  King of Games! Duel Monsters
143+ TV episodes, 1 movie, 12 OVA Episodes 221 TV episodes, 2 movies, 12 OVA Episodes
Sept. 29, 2001 2001—????
4Kids Ent.(edited version), FUNimation(unedited version) TV Tokyo/NAS/Studio Gallop
  Kazuki Takahashi
  Kunihisa Sugishima
Action, Adventure Action, Adventure
-- none -- Yu-Gi-Oh!(season 1)
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters(遊戯王カプセルモンスターズ)
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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Anime Characters: Yu-Gi-Oh!

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Alister Amelda Priest Seto Priest Seto
Anubis Anubis Princess Adina Princess Adina
Arkana Pandora Raphael Raphael
Arthur Hawkins Arthur Hopkins Rebecca Hawkins Rebecca Hopkins
Bakura Ryou Bakura Rex Raptor Dinosaur Ryuzaki
Bandit Keith Howard Bandit Keith Howard Seeker Ghoul
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon Serenity Wheeler Shizuka Kawai
Blue-Eyes White Dragon Blue-Eyes White Dragon Seto Kaiba Seto Kaiba
Bonz Ghost Kotsuzuka Shadi Shadi
Bully Bully Sir Critias Critias Knight
Cecelia Pegasus Cyndia Crawford Sir Hermos Hermos Knight
Croquet Croquet Sir Timaeus Timaeus Knight
Crump --?-- Slifer the Sky Dragon God of Osiris
Dark Magician Black Magician Solomon Moto Sugoroku Mutou
Dark Magician Girl Black Magician Girl Strings Pantomime
Dartz Dartz Téa Gardner Anzu Mazaki
Dox Kyuu Tristan Taylor Hiroto Honda
Duke Devlin Ryuji Otogi Umbra Mask of Darkness
Espa Roba Espa Roba Valon Varon
Exodia --?-- Vivian Wong Vivian Wong
Gansely --?-- Weevil Underwood Insector Haga
Gozaburo Kaiba Gouzaburou Kaiba Winged Dragon of Ra God of Divine Dragon- Ra
Halakti Horuaketi Witty Phantom Demon Death Satan
Harpie Lady Harpie Lady Yami Bakura Yami Bakura
High Priest Akhenaden High Priest Akhenaden Yami Marik Yami Marik
High-Priest Mahado High-Priest Mahado Yami Yugi Yami no Yuugi
Ishizu Ishtar Isis Ishtaaru Yugi Moto Yuugi Mutou
Jean-Claude Magnum --?-- Zork Necrophedious Zork Necrophedia
Joey Wheeler Katsuya Jounouchi Andro --?--
Johnny Steps Johnny Step Blue Eyes Shining Dragon --?--
Johnson Ooka Chikuzen Blue Eyes Toon Dragon --?--
Kemo Saruwatari Celtic Guardian --?--
Kisara Kisara Flame Swordsman --?--
Legendary Dragon Timaeus Legendary Dragon Timaeus Kenta --?--
Leichter Daimon Lector Daimon
Lumis Mask of Light Magician of Black Chaos --?--
Mai Valentine Mai Kujaku Raphael --?--
Mako Tsunami Ryouta Kajiki Red-Eyes Black Dragon --?--
Mana Mana Sorcerer of Black magic --?--
Marik Ishtar Malik Ishtar Summon Skull --?--
Maximillion Pegasus Pegasus J. Crawford Syd --?--
Mokuba Kaiba Mokuba Kaiba Teleia --?--
Mrs. Moto Ashita Mutou Toon Dark Magician Girl --?--
Mrs. Wheeler Mrs. Wheeler Toon Gemini Elf --?--
Nezbitt Oota Soichiro Toon Summoned Skull --?--
Noah Kaiba Noa Kaiba Valkyrie of Wizard --?--
Obelisk the Tormenter God of Obelisk Watapon --?--
Odion Ishtar Rishid Ishtar Zigfreid Von Schroder --?--
Panik Player Killer Zigone --?--
Para Mei    

Anime Description: Yu-Gi-Oh!

In Ancient Egypt, it is said that the Pharaohs used to engage in duels using magical creatures to foresee the future and determine one's destiny. However, when the power got to be too great to control, one wise Pharaoh locked the secret away in seven magical artifacts: a ring, an eye, an ankh-shaped key, a necklace, a rod, a set of scales...and a puzzle.

Now in the present day, there is a popular trading card game called Duel Monsters, in which the echoes of the ancient game have been revived. But now, the game has taken on a very sinister twist. Yugi had been a rather ordinary high school sophmore into the Duel Monsters card game...until he unlocked the power of one of the ancient artifacts: the Millennium Puzzle.

Now Yugi and his friends have to pit their hearts and their dueling skills against the forces of darkness in struggles for loved ones, themselves, and ultimately the entire world. Is their trust in "The Heart of the Cards" up to the challenge?

Note: One episode was cut from the US release, but it was just an inconsequential "Battle City in Review" episode with no impact on the storyline. Also, the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh in Japan was never shown in the US. Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monster is the second Yu-Gi-Oh season in Japan.

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