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YUGIOH: MONSTER CARDS “B”
Agustus 9, 2010, 2:09 am
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Here some monsters with first name “B” :
1. Black Skull Dragon
3200/2500 ( Dark-Dragon-9 Stars-Fusion)
Description:
Summoned Skull + Red Eyes Black Dragon
2. Barrel Dragon
2600/2000 (Dark-Machine-6 Stars-Effect)
Description:
Toss a coin 3 times. If 2 out of 3 results are Heads,destroy 1 monster on your opponent’s side of the field. This effect can only be used during your own turn, once per turn.
Translate in Indonesian:
Lempar koin 3 kali. Jika 2 dari 3 hasil adalah Kepala, hancurkan 1 monster musuhmu di arena. Efek ini hanya dapat digunakan selama giliranmu, sekali per giliran.
3. Blowback Dragon
Toss a coin 3 times. If 2 out of 3 results are Heads, select 1 card on your opponent side of the field and destroy it. This effect can only be used during your Main Phase.
Translate in Indonesian:
Lempar koin 3 kali. Jika 2 dari 3 hasil adalah Kepala, pilih 1 kartu musuhmu dan hancurkan. Efek ini hanya dapat digunakan selama Main Phase-mu.
4.Banisher of the Light
100/2000( Light-Fairy-3 Stars-Effect)
Description:
As long this card remains face up on the field, any card sent to the Graveyard is removed from play.
Translate in Indonesian:
Selama kartu ini tetap terbuka di arena, semua kartu yang dikirim ke Kuburan dibuang dari permainan.
5. Black Luster Soldier
3000/2500( Light-Spellcaster-8 Stars-Effect )
Description:
This card can only be Special Summoned by removing 1 LIGHT and 1 DARK monster in your Graveyard from play. Once during each of your turns, you can remove 1 face-up monster on the field from play. If you avtivate this effect, this card cannot attack during this turn.
Translate in Indonesian:
Kartu ini hanya dapat dipanggil secara khusus dengan membuang 1 monster Dark dan 1 monster Light di kubutanmu dari permainan. Sekali selama tiap-tiap giliranmu, kamu dapat membuang 1 monster terbuka di arena dari permainan. Jika kamu mengaktifkan efek ini, kartu ini tak dapat menyerang selama giliran ini.
6. Bombardment Beetle
400/900( Wind-Insect-2 Stars-Effect )
Description:
FLIP: Flip 1 face-down Defense Position monster card on your opponent’s side of the field face-up.If the flipped card is an Effect Monster Card, immediately destroy it without activating its effect. If the card is not an Effect Monster Card, return it to its original position.
7. Buster Blader
2600/2300( Earth-Warrior-7 Stars-Effect )
Description:
The ATK of this card increases by 500 points for every Dragon-type monster on your opponent’s side of the field and Graveyard.
Translate in Indonesian:
ATK dari kartu ini bertambah 500 poin untuk setiap monster Dragon milik musuhmu di arena dan kuburan.


DEFEAT OF YUGI
Maret 6, 2010, 6:27 am
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1.Yami Yugi vs Pegassus, before The Duelist Kingdom Tournament.
Pasca kemenangan Yugi atas Kaiba, Pegassus selaku pimpinan Industrial Illusion mengundang Yugi untuk berpartisipasi dalam turnamen yang diadakannya. Saat Yugi memutar video yang dikirim Pegassus untuknya, tiba-tiba waktu berhenti dan Yugi melawan Pegassus dalam video dalam sebuah game kegelapan. Nyatanya, dalam game ini diberikan waktu 5 menit untuk menghabiskan Life Points musuh. Yugi akhirnya kalah karena kehabisan waktu, terlebih kekuatan “Millenium Eye” Pegassus yang dapat membaca isi hati. Akibat kekalahan itu, jiwa kakek Yugi tersegel dalam TV yang digunakannya pada duel tadi.
2.Yami Yugi vs Seto Kaiba, at Pegassus’s castle, Duelist Kingdom Tournamrnt.
Duel ini sebenarnya adalah duel pembalasan Kaiba pada Yugi. Kaiba terlihat unggul karena ia menngeluarkan “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon”. Tapi Yugi juga mengeluarkan kartu ampuh untuk melawan “Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon” Kaiba sehingga Blue Eyes menjadi meleleh. Liciknya, Kaiba yang hampir kalah berkata bahwa ia akan bunuh diri jika kalah. Yugi sempat ragu untuk menyerang Kaiba. Akhirnya, Yugi meneguhkan hatinya dan menyerang Kaiba. Tapi tak disangka, Yugi Mutou bertukar posisi dan menggagalkan serangan. Kesempatan ini tak disia-siakan oleh Kaiba dan kaiba pun menang.
3.Yugi Mutou vs Rebecca, before Battle City Tournament.
Hilangnya kartu “Blue Eyes White Dragon” milik kakek Yugi akibat diambil oleh Kaiba menyebabkan duel ini terjadi. Yugi sengaja mengalah dalam duel ini dengan harapan Rebecca, cucu dari teman kakek Yugi, memaafkan dirinya atas hilangnya “Blue Eyes”. Sejak saat itu Rebecca mulai menyukai Yugi Mutou dan berharap jadi kekasihnya
4.Yami Yugi/Yugi Mutou vs Jounouchi Katsuya, at Domino’s harbour, Battle City Tournament.
Duel ini juga bisa dibilang “Dark Game” karena mempertaruhkan nyawa. Yami Yugi melawan Jounouchi yang dihipnotis oleh Malik. Duelis yang kalah akan tenggelam ke laut. Yami Yugi sengaja memasukkan “Red Eyes Black Dragon” ke dalam dek untuk menyadarkan Jounouchi. Di tengah duel, Yami bertukar tempat dengan Yugi Mutou. Yugi sebetulnya kalah karena LP-nya habis terlebih dahulu, tapi sungguh ajaib, “Red Eyes” di arena Yugi menyerang Jounouchi sehingga LP Jounouchi juga 0. Akhirnya Jounouchi dan Yugi sama-sama tenggelam. Beruntung, Jounouchi berhasil menyelamatkan Yugi dan duel ini sekaligus memberikan tekanan mental pada Malik.
5.Yami Yugi vs Rafael, against Three Musketeers.
Harga diri Yugi sebagai Juara Battle City dipertaruhkan. Berbekal kartu Naga Legendaris “Timayos”, Yugi terlihat unggul dalam duel ini. Tapi musuh Yugi adalah Rafael, Juara duel kartu se-Amerika. Rafael bertekad untuk tidak memakai field “Orichalcus”. Justru, Yami Yugi yang mengaktifkannya sehingga jiwa jahat Yugi bangkit. Yugi bahkan menumbalkan monster-monsternya seperti: “Dark Magician”,”Dark Magician Girl”,”Big Shield Guardian”,”Bafommet”,”Celtic Guardian”,dll sebagai peluru “Catapult Turtle”.Karena kecerobohannya, Yugi akhirnya kalah dalam duel. Tapi yang diambil Orichalcus bukan roh Pharaoh, melainkan roh Yugi Mutou. Yugi yang khilaf menangis dan menyesal karena ulahnya mengakibatkan roh partnernya menghilang.


YAMI YUGI’S CHRONICLE: PHARAOH DESTINY
Juni 29, 2009, 12:50 pm
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TAKDIR YAMI YUGI
Pasca pertarungan Battle City yang dimenangkan oleh Yugi, Yami Yugi yang mendapatkan 3 Kartu Dewa lalu menunjukkannya di depan Batu Tulis Ingatan Raja, tempat tersegelnya ingatan Yami sebagai Pharaoh 3000 tahun lalu. Yami mengetahuinya setelah melihat ingatan Raja di punggung Malik. Saat 3 Kartu Dewa ditunjukkan ke batu tulis, keluarlah cahaya yang sangat terang. Bersama dengan itu, roh Yami terpisah dari Yugi dan petualangan Yami untuk mencari ingatannya dimulai.
Yami yang tiba-tiba berada di suatu istana terkejut melihat pendeta-pendeta di sekelilingnya. Pendeta-pendeta itu yaitu: Seth, Karim, Shada, Isis, Mahad, Aknadin, dan Shimon. Yami lalu menyadari posisisnya disisni adalah sebagai Pharaoh yang bertugas menjaga kestabilan negaranya. Suatu ketika muncullah Raja Perampok Bakura yang ingin merebut seluruh Millenium Item. Ia memiliki roh jahat bernama Diabound yang memiliki kemampuan khusus untuk menembus dinding. Para pendeta pun kewalahan menghadapi Bakura. Bakura juga mengeluarkan jasad raja terdahulu dari makamnya. Yami akhirnya turun tangan dengan memanggil Obelisk. Dengan satu pukulan Obelisk berhasil mengusir Bakura dan Diabound dari istana.
Masuknya Bakura ke istana disebabkan kelalaian pendeta Mahad dalam menjaga makam raja terdahulu.Untuk itu, Yami memerintahkan Mahad untuk memperkuat penjagaan.Saat malam tiba, datanglah Bakura dengan rohnya Diabound yang lebih kuat.Kali ini, Mahad bertekad untuk tidak menyia-nyiakan kepercayaan Yami. Mahad pun mengeluarkan rohnya, Dark Magician. Sayangnya, Mahad gugur dalam pertempuran melawan Bakura. Sesaat sebelum gugur, ia mengeluarkan jurus terhebatnya untuk bersatu dengan Dark Magician. Bakura pun berhasil dikalahkan dengan satu serangan Mahad yang telah bersatu dengan Dark Magician.
Berita tentang kematian Mahad telah menyebar di istana. Kematian Bakura pun belum dipastikan. Setelah lama tidak muncul, tiba-tiba Bakura kembali menyerang istana. Kali ini ia mengincar Millenium Eye milik Aknadin. Beruntung, Aknadin berhasil diselamatkan.Bakura membuat kekacauan di kota dengan menghabisi para penduduk. Yami pun akhirnya turun tangan dengan memanggil Osiris. Nyatanya, Diabound memiliki kemampuan untuk bersatu dengan kegelapan sehingga menyulitkan Osiris. Osiris yang terluka parah akibat melindungi penduduk akhirnya tumbang oleh Diabound. Tak disangka, Yugi dkk dengan bantuan Bobasa, penjaga Batu Tulis Ingatan Raja muncul di hadapan Yami dan memberikan tenaganya. Yami pun memanggil Dewa Matahari Ra. Dengan munculnya Ra yang membawa cahaya, Diabound akhirnya benar-benar dikalahkan dan Bakura pun tewas.
Sesaat setelah kemenangan Yami, di langit muncullah bayangan pendeta kegelapan bernama Zork Necrophades yang jiwanya terkunci dalam Millenium Puzzle bersama dengan roh Pharaoh. Zork pun bangkit kembali untuk melenyapkan Phataoh selama-lamanya. Ia lalu memutarbalikkan waktu sehingga Yami terpisah dari Yugi dkk. Dan Bakura hidup lagi. Akibatnya, Pharaoh kalah dan terjatuh dalam jurang. Sementara Millenium Puzzle jatuh ke tangan Bakura. Beruntung, Pharaoh diselamatkan oleh pria bertopeng misterius. Di lain pihak, Seth yang sebelumnya menangkap Kisara, wanita Naga Putih mencoba kekuatan roh Kisara. Seth terkejut melihat roh Naga Putih yang keluar dari Kisara yang pingsan. Aknadin lalu menyarankan Seth agar ia membunuh Kisara untuk mengeluarkan roh Naga Putih itu.
Yami telah kembali ke istana. Ia lalu memimpin pertempuran terakhir melawan Bakura di kuil desa Kul Elna.Awalnya , Pharaoh terdesak melawan Bakura karena ia tak bias memanggil roh. Namun, berkat keteguhan hatinya Yami berhasil memanggil Mahad, Dark Magician. Pendeta-pendeta pun segera menyusul Yami. Diabound yang menggunakan “ Perisai Aura “ akhirnya berhasil dikalahkan Dark Magician dengan bantuan Black Dragon Duos, meski dengan pengorbanan Karim yang gugur. Tiba-tiba muncullah Ryo Bakura, yang mengatakan kepada Yami bahwa dunia Mesir ini adalah game bernama “ Virtual Reality “. Game kegelapan ini dimainkan oleh Yami Yugi dan Ryo Bakura yang bertujuan menyingkap rahasia Millenium Puzzle.
Karena kekuatan menghentikan waktu milik Zork Necrophades yang menjadi partner Ryo, Pharaoh dan para pendeta tak dapat bergerak. Anehnya, Aknadin dapat bergerak dan ia merebut seluruh Millenium Item lalu memasangnya di “ Batu Tulis Millenium Item “. Kemudian, Aknadin memanggil Dewa Kegelapan Zork dan berubah menjadi Zork Necrophades. Sementara, Yugi dkk. telah menyadari bahwa dunia Mesir ini adalah dunia Game. Mereka lalu pergi ke Makam Raja untuk mencari nama Pharaoh yang terkunci. Tak disangka, mereka dihadang oleh belahan roh Ryo yang menantang Yugi untuk berduel. Dalam duel itu, Yugi berhasil menang dengan menggunakan deknya sendiri. Kematian Yami dan para pendeta kian dekat. Saat itu muncullah Hasan, roh suci batu tulis yang menahan serangan Dewa Zork.
Waktu pun kembali bergerak. Yami dan para pendeta pun kewalahan menghadapi Dewa Zork dan Zork Necrophades. Exodia, Dewa Pelindung Istana yang dipanggil Shimon tewas terbelah dua akibat serangan Zork. Shimon pun gugur. Bahkan, roh Yami telah habis sehingga Dark Magician perlahan menghilang. Saat Yami putus asa, muncullah Yugi dkk. Yugi memanggil Dark Magician, sementara Jounouchi memanggil Red Eyes Black Dragon. Tapi, itu belum cukup untuk mengalahkan Dewa Zork. Yugi dll. Lalu memfokuskan tulisan nama Yami di kalung karrtush pemberian Anzu. Akhirnya, nama Yami terungkap. “ Atem “, itulah kunci pemusnah kegelapan. Bersama dengan itu, 3 Dewa bersatu menjadi Horakhty, Dewa Pencipta Cahaya. Zork pun berhasil dikalahkan dan kedamaian pun kembali.
Atem yang melihat-lihat reruntuhan istana ditantang berduel oleh Seth yang dirasuki oleh roh Zork Necrophades alias Aknadin, ayahnya sendiri. Atem memanggil Dark Magician, sementara Seth memanggil Blue-Eyes White Dragon. Atem pun kalah. Seth pun mencoba untuk melepaskan kehendak Aknadin yang ingin membunuh Atem. Beruntung, Naga Putih datang melenyapkan Aknadin sehingga Seth terlepas dari kutukan Aknadin. Atem yang merasa dirinya telah kalah lalu menyerahkan Millenium Puzzle pada Seth, bukti Seth diakui sebagai Pharaoh baru. Bersama dngan itu, tubuh Atem perlahan menghilang pertanda ingatannya terputus di sini. Atem kembali ke tubuh Yugi. Perjalanan Atem dan Yugi ke tanah Mesir segera dimulai.
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YU-GI-OH
Oktober 15, 2008, 6:34 am
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YU-GI-OH
Kisah Yu-Gi-Oh berkisah tentang seorang cowok SMA berambut spike bernama Yugi Mutou.Ia adalah tipe cowok pemalu dan tergolong kuper dalam pergaulan,sehingga ia jarang sekali mendapatkan teman.Hingga pada suatu hari,Yugi mendapat kiriman dari ayahnya berupa artefak kuno dari Mesir.Artefak itu bernama Millenium Puzzle.Karena masih berupa kepingan-kepingan,Yugi menyusunnya kembali hingga membentuk piramida terbalik.Sesaat setelah memasang kepingan terakhir,tiba-tiba muncul cahaya yang menyilaukan dari Millenium Puzzle.Sosok Yugi yang biasanya lugu dan pemalu berubah menjadi Yugi yang lain yaitu Yami Yugi,yang mana kepribadiannya bertolak belakang dengan kepribadian Yugi.Kisah Yugi pun dimulai.
  1. CHAPTER DUELIST KINGDOM
Setelah mengalahkan Seto Kaiba,pemimpim Kaiba Corporation,Yugi mendapat tantangan dari Pegassus J.Crawford,Pembuat Game Kartu Magic & Wizard untuk mengikuti “Duelist Kingdom” di Pulau Duelis.Yugi harus menerima tantangan Pegassus itu untuk menyelamatkan kakeknya yang disekap oleh Pegassus.Dengan ditemani ketiga temannya yaitu Jounouchi,Anzu,dan Honda,Yugi pergi menuju Duelist Kingdom.Disana telah menanti duelist-duelist yang tangguh,namun dengan tekad yang kuat,Yugi berhasil mengalahkan mereka semua.Di duel penentuan,Yugi melawan Pegassus yang juga pengguna Millenium Item bernama Millenium Eye.Pada akhirnya Pegassus dapat dikalahkan dengan kerjasama Yugi Mutou dan Yami Yugi.
  1. CHAPTER BATTLECITY
Di chapter ini,Kaiba menyelenggarakan turnamen”Battle City”di kota Domino,tempat tinggal Yugi dan teman-temannya.Tentu saja Yugi dan Jounouchi mengikuti turnamen ini,bersama dengan duelist-duelist lainnya.Muncul organisasi kegelapan “Ghouls” yang bertujuan mendapatkan kartu-kartu langka.Ghouls dipimpin oleh Malik Izhtar,pengguna Millenium Rod yang bertekad membalas dendam pada Pharaoh alias Yami Yugi.Di turnamen Battle City ini terdapat 3 Kartu Dewa Ilusi Mesir yaitu:
* Obelisk The Tormentor(Kaiba)
* Osiris The Sky Dragon(Yugi)
* The Winged Dragon of Ra(Malik)
  1. CHAPTER ANCIENT EGYPT
Setelah Battle City,Yami Yugi pergi menuju dunia ingatannya,yaitu dengan menunjukkan 3 Kartu Dewa pada Batu Tulis Ingatan Raja.Dunia ingatan Yami adalah Mesir 3000 tahun yang lalu.Dsana ia hidup sebagai Pharaoh yang dikelilingi 6 pendeta Millenium Item.Kekacauan dimulai saat perampok bernama Bakura mengacaukan istana.Ia memiliki roh yang sangat kuat bernama Diabound.Pharaoh dengan memanggil “Dark Magician”berhasil mengalahkannya.Tiba-tiba muncul Dewa Iblis Zork dari kegelapan Millenium ItemBerkat nama Pharaoh yaitu”Atem”,Yami menggabungkan 3 Dewa menjadi Dewa Cahaya Horakhty untuk mengalahkan Zork.Yami Yugi berhasil memperoleh ingatannya kembali.Di duel terakhir,Yami Yugi alias Atem dikalahkan oleh Yugi Mutou sehingga ia harus kembali menuju alam barzah,tempat Atem dahulu bersemayam.
MILLENIUM ITEM
Millenium Item adalah artefak-artefak Mesir Kuno yang diciptakan oleh Aknadin,penasehat raja Aknamkanon,ayah Yami.Ia menggunakan nyawa penduduk desa Kul Elna sebagai tumbal dengan mencampurnya dengan logam sebagai bahan baku.Kenyataannya Millenium Item diciptakan untuk membangkitkan Dewa Iblis Kegelapan,Zork.Aknadin sendiri mendapat kekuatan kegelapan dan berubah menjadi Dark Nechrophades.Akhirnya,di pertempuran terakhir Yami menyegel dirinya sendiri dalam Millenium Puzzle bersama dengan Zork Nechrophades.Nama dan ingatannya pun terkunci di dalam Millenium Puzzle.
PEMILIK MILLENIUM ITEM:
1.Millenium Puzzle :Atem(Masa lalu) dan Yugi Mutou(Masa depan)
2.Millenium Eye :Aknadin(Masa lalu) dan Pegassus J.Crawford(Masa depan)
3.Millenium Ring :Yami Bakura/Ryo Bakura(Masa lalu&Masa depan)
4.Millenium Key :Shada(Masa lalu) dan Shadi(Masa depan)
5.Millenium Rod :Seth(Masa lalu) dan Malik Izhtar(Masa depan)
6.Millenium Necklace :Isis(Masa lalu dan Masa depan)
7.Millenium Scale :Karim(Masa lalu) dan Shadi(Masa depan)





















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Yu-Gi-Oh!

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Yu-Gi-Oh !
Yu-Gi-Oh! vol 01.jpg
Cover of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1 as published by Shueisha featuring Yugi Mutou
遊☆戯☆王
(Yūgiō)
Genre Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Manga
Written by Kazuki Takahashi
Published by Shueisha
English publisher VIZ Media
Gollancz Manga
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine United States Shonen Jump
Original run December 1996June 2004
Volumes 38 (List of volumes)
TV anime
Directed by Various
Written by Kazuki Takahashi
Studio Toei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run April 4, 1998October 10, 1998
Episodes 27
TV anime
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
Directed by Various
Written by Kazuki Takahashi
Studio Studio Gallop
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 18, 2000September 29, 2004
Episodes 224 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light
Directed by Ryosuke Takahashi
Written by Kazuki Takahashi
Studio Studio Gallop
Released August 13, 2004
Runtime 100 minutes
TV anime
Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters
Directed by Ryosuke Takahashi
Written by Kazuki Takahashi
Studio Studio Gallop
Episodes 12
Anime film
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time
Directed by Ryosuke Takahashi
Studio Studio Gallop
Released January 23, 2010
Runtime 49 minutes
Spinoffs
Anime and Manga Portal
Yu-Gi-Oh! (遊☆戯☆王 Yūgiō?, lit. "Game King" or "King Of Games") is a Japanese manga created by Kazuki Takahashi. It has spawned a franchise that includes multiple anime shows, a trading card game and numerous video games. Most of the incarnations of the franchise involve the fictional trading card game called Duel Monsters (originally known as Magic & Wizards), where each player uses cards to "duel" each other in a mock battle of fantasy "monsters". The Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game is the real world counterpart to this fictional game on which it is loosely based.

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[edit] Story

Yu-Gi-Oh! tells the tale of Yugi Mutou, a shorter-than-average high school student who was given the fragmented pieces of an ancient Egyptian artifact, the Millennium Puzzle, by his grandfather. Upon reassembling the Puzzle, he is possessed by another personality who is later revealed to be the spirit of a 3,000-year-old Pharaoh (5,000-years-old in the English anime) called Atem, with no memory of his own time. As the story goes on, the two of them (together with Yugi's friends), try to find the secret of the Pharaoh's lost memories and his name, with the Duel Monsters card game being an ever prevalent backdrop or plot device.
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, set 10 years after the first series, was not as popular as the first series. It follows the story of Jaden Yuki (Judai Yuki in the Japanese version), a talented young duelist who is given the card "Winged Kuriboh" by the now-adult Yugi before Jaden's admission to Duel Academy (Duel Academia in the Japanese version), an elitist boarding school established by Seto Kaiba. Jaden (who receives low marks in his admission tests), is placed in the Slifer Red dormitory (Osiris Red), which is reserved for students with the lowest grades. The story goes on as Jaden faces challenges from different students in Duel Academy. He later finds himself entangled in a conflict related to the hidden secrets of the academy.
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds is set in a distant future where the residents of the poverty-stricken town called Satellite provide the manpower to sustain a utopia called New Domino City (Neo Domino City in the Japanese version), a futuristic version of the fictional Japanese metropolis called Domino City where some of the events of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! took place. The story centers around five characters known as Signers, who have birthmarks bearing one part of a monster called the Crimson Dragon (which saved the world in the past, by sealing demons known as the Earthbound Immortals into the earth as the Nazca Lines). The main character, named Yusei Fudo, is a Signer. Each Signer has a unique dragon monster. In later episodes, they fight Dark Signers—duelists who try to revive the Earthbound cards.
The early chapters of Yu-Gi-Oh! feature a variety of different games; but from the Duelist Kingdom arc onwards, the focus is shifted to a card game called Duel Monsters. Duel Monsters is played using a holographic image system created by Seto Kaiba (following his first match with Yugi). In the manga and first series anime, these were initially performed on tables, using holographic tubes, while the second series anime uses huge holographic fields. Starting with the Battle City arc, (as well as the series that followed), duels are performed using portable Duel Disks, invented by Seto Kaiba, which allows duels to happen anywhere.

[edit] Characters

The main characters of Yu-Gi-Oh! (all anime, manga and movies except Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's) are Yugi Mutou (spelled Yugi Muto in the English anime), a shy, pure-hearted high school student and gaming expert who possesses an ancient Egyptian relic called the Millennium Puzzle. Another character is named the Nameless Pharaoh (Namonaki Pharaoh in Japanese) or Dark Yugi (also known as Yami, "the other Yugi" and eventually "Atem"; the latter is his real name, revealed only near the end of the series), a darker personality held in the Millennium Puzzle. Yugi's best friends, Katsuya Jonouchi (Joey Wheeler), Anzu Mazaki (Téa Gardner) and Hiroto Honda (Tristan Taylor) are also primary characters, as well as Yugi's main rival, Seto Kaiba.
The main character of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is Jaden Yuki (Judai Yuki in the Japanese versions), an energetic boy who possesses great talents in Duel Monsters. He can also communicate with the spirits of certain cards.
The main character of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is Satellite resident Yusei Fudo, a genius duelist and Signer (this is whom the story centers around). His rival is another Signer named Jack Atlas, who betrayed Yusei and his friends in order to get out of Satellite. Other important characters are Rex Goodwin, who leads an organization seeking to revive the Crimson Dragon, Akiza, another Signer and psychic duelist who suffers from a split personality, and the twin siblings Luna and Leo, the former of which is also a Signer.
The Duel Monsters themselves (as the primary battle agents in the series' card duels), come into play as characters from time to time, especially Kuriboh, Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl, Jinzo, and the Ojama Trio. Generally, Duel Monsters like the Egyptian God Cards, The Legendary Dragons, the Sacred Beast Cards and the Five Dragons of 5D's are of much greater importance to the various storylines rather than other Duel Monsters.

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[edit] Manga

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! (遊☆戯☆王 Yūgiō?) manga ran from 1996 to March 8, 2004. It was created by Kazuki Takahashi, and was one of the most popular titles featured in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump. The manga initially focuses on Yugi Mutou, as he uses games designed by Pegasus to fight various villains. Yugi also gets into misadventures with his friends Katsuya Jonouchi, Anzu Mazaki and Hiroto Honda. The plot starts out fairly episodic and includes only three instances of Magic and Wizards in the first seven volumes. In the eighth volume, the Duelist Kingdom arc starts, making the plot shift to a Duel Monsters-centered universe.
The editors were Yoshihisa Heishi and Hisao Shimada. Kazuki Takahashi credits Toshimasa Takahashi in the "Special Thanks" column.[1]
The English version of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga is released in the United States and Canada by VIZ Media in both the Shonen Jump magazine and in individual graphic novels. The original Japanese character names are kept for most of the characters (Yugi, Jonouchi, Anzu, and Honda, for instance), while the English names are used for a minor number of characters (e.g. Maximillion Pegasus) and for the Duel Monsters cards. Although it is published in its original right-to-left format, the manga is largely unedited.
The translators of the English manga are Anita Sengupta (for volumes 1-7, and Duelist 1) and Joe Yamazaki (for Duelist 2-24 and Millennium World). Some content was revised in later printings of earlier volumes.[2][3]
Viz released volumes 1 through 7 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga under its original title. The Duelist Kingdom and Battle City arcs are released under the title; Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duelist, while the Egypt arc is released as Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World. As of the December 2007 issue, the series has come to a close, after a long five year run in the pages of Shonen Jump, America.

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! R

Yu-Gi-Oh R (遊☆戯☆王 R Yūgiō Āru?) is illustrated by Akira Ito, one of the artists who illustrated the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, and supervised by Takahashi. Yu-Gi-Oh! R is a spin-off of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, with most of the same characters in a new plotline (which takes place between the Battle City arc and the Egypt arc). The manga was first published in Shueisha's monthly magazine V-Jump on April 21, 2004.[4]

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

The Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (遊☆戯☆王 GX Yūgiō Jī Ekkusu?) manga series is a manga adaptation of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX television series. The comic is illustrated by Naoyuki Kageyama and differs from the anime, featuring new storylines and monsters, as well as some personality changes in some of the characters.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga series was released in North America by VIZ Media. It has been serialized in the manga magazine Shonen Jump, beginning in January 2007. Unlike the other manga serialized in the magazine, one chapter of the manga is printed per issue. Unlike the English-language editions of the original manga series, the English-language Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga uses the English-language anime names created by 4Kids Entertainment. The GX episodes are rated 11+.

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

A Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (遊☆戯☆王 5D's Yūgiō Daibu Dīzu?) manga began serialization in V-Jump Monthly Magazine from August 2009. It is written by Masahiro Hikokubo and Satou Masashi and, like the GX manga, will feature different storylines and monsters.

[edit] Anime

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh is produced by Toei Animation, as a 27-episode anime, based on Yu-Gi-Oh! manga volumes 1-7, volumes which do not focus much on Magic & Wizards, nor is it connected in any way to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters; another Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series made by Nihon Ad Systems (NAS), but is often referred to as the "first series" to distinguish it from the latter (or, erroneously, as Yu-Gi-Oh! Season/Series 0.) The show first aired on TV Asahi on April 4, 1998, and ended its run on October 10, 1998. This show was never shown outside Japan.

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

The English Yu-Gi-Oh! logo.
"Yu-Gi-Oh!", known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (遊☆戯☆王 デュエルモンスターズ Yūgiō Dyueru Monsutāzu?), is the series that introduced Yu-Gi-Oh! to the Western world. It was produced by NAS, and was first aired on TV Tokyo on April 18, 2000. It was later translated into more than 20 languages, airing in more than 60 countries. The series is mainly based on Yu-Gi-Oh! manga volume 8 and onward, and ended its 224-episode run in Japan on September 29, 2004.
There are two English-language versions of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime: a United States version by 4Kids Entertainment and a South-East Asian version by A.S.N.
On May 8, 2001, 4Kids obtained the U.S. merchandising and television rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters from Konami. They partnered up with Warner Bros. and released their dubbed version of the anime on Kids' WB! on September 29, 2001, under the title of Yu-Gi-Oh!. The English Yu-Gi-Oh! anime is divided into a number of seasons. The show aired from September 29, 2001 through June 10, 2006.
[edit] Broadcasts
The 4Kids English Yu-Gi-Oh! anime is broadcast on many channels. In the United States, it is broadcast on Kids' WB!. In Canada, it is broadcast on YTV. In the United Kingdom it is broadcast on Nickelodeon, CITV (Children's ITV) on Freeview Channel 72, ITV2, ITV4, and in Australia on Network Ten and Nickelodeon. Like many anime originally created for the Japanese market, a number of changes (including the names of most of the characters) were made when the English Yu-Gi-Oh! anime was released.
During the dubbing process, the broadcast version of Yu-Gi-Oh! was edited and adapted to suit US cultural tastes. On October 19, 2004, 4Kids (in association with FUNimation) released uncut Yu-Gi-Oh! DVDs. These DVDs include the original, unedited Japanese animation and Japanese dialogue tracks with English subtitles, as well as all-new English dubs with translations closer to the original dialogues. Both language tracks use the original Japanese music. Each DVD contains three episodes; and there was a total of 3 DVDs released for a total of 9 episodes. The fourth DVD, called "Yu-Gi-Oh! Uncut Vol. #04: Red-Eyes Black Dragon DVD" (and containing episodes 10-12), was already dubbed and completed; ready to be sold and scheduled for release on May 4, 2005, but was never officially released. A 5th DVD containing episodes 13-15 was also mentioned around the time of the announcement of the fourth DVD (and before the indefinite delay/cancellation) but it is unknown if the DVD was merely planned for release or was actually completed and ready for release like the 4th DVD was. For a few months the release date(s) for the 4th DVD had been constantly extended or delayed, until it was confirmed that the product was not to be sold for an unknown amount of time, if ever. Shortly after that it had been confirmed 4Kids had decided to 'indefinitely delay' future releases of the series, saying that it was 'competiting' with sells of their edited version DVDs and that they had decided to stop the uncut DVDs to stop the competition. (supposedly for a limited amount of time until all their edited DVDs were released and competition was over.) However, even now after all versions of their edited DVDs have been sold there still is no news on whether or not they plan to bring back the Uncut series. To this day the fourth DVD (and possibly fifth) still remain unreleased and the current status of the uncut DVDs and their future is unknown.
In May 2009, 4Kids Entertainment began to release full, uncut, English-subtitled Japanese-language Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes through their YouTube account. Many fans were very happy with this recent development, but those subtitled episodes were criticized for using the English dub character names in the subtitles as opposed to the Japanese names. 4Kids stated that they planned to release the entire series subtitled on their YouTube channel in the near future, but an announcement in August of 2009 stated that all the Japanese episodes were to be removed due to legal issues with ADK (one of the primary producers of the anime) and Shunsuke Kazama, the original Japanese voice of Yugi.[5]. However, the English dub is still available, and 4Kids still plans to release subtitled versions of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, along with their English counterparts. However, due to the legal issues with Kazama, 4Kids has stated that they may have to drop all of the audio for Yugi's lines.[6].

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Set a few years following the events of the previous series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX (known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX in Japan) follows a boy named Judai Yuki (Jaden Yuki in the English version) as he attends Duel Academy in the hopes of becoming the new Duel King. The series ran for 180 episodes between October 6, 2004 and March 26, 2008. Like the previous series, 4kids handled western distribution and made several edits.

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters (遊☆戯☆王 カプセルモンスターズ Yūgiō: Kapuseru Monsutāzu?) is a twelve-episode anime commissioned, produced and edited by 4Kids (much like Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie - Pyramid of Light). It is set before the end of the second Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series (Yu-Gi-Oh: Duel Monsters), apparently somewhere in season 5. Capsule Monsters involves Yugi (Yūgi), Joey (Jōnouchi), Téa (Anzu), Tristan (Honda) and Yugi's grandfather Solomon (Sugoroku) being pulled into a world where Duel Monsters are real. They find monster capsules that they can use to summon monsters. It is similar to the Virtual RPG arc in many respects, but it does not seem to have anything to do with the early Capsule Monster Chess game featured in early volumes of the original manga. It is currently the only animated Yu-Gi-Oh! media not to be released in Japan.

[edit] Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (遊☆戯☆王 5D's Yūgiō Faibu Dīzu?), is another anime spin-off of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, with a new protagonist (Yusei Fudo) and a new plotline revolving on five dragon cards which when brought together, will revive a beast called the Crimson Dragon. The main difference between this and other "Yu-Gi-Oh!" shows is that they duel on motorcycles in stadiums using duel disks, and a new breed of monsters called Synchro Monsters are introduced. It started airing on TV Tokyo on April 2, 2008, and started airing in the United States on September 13, 2008, once again licensed by 4Kids and featuring similar edits.[7]

[edit] Movies

The first movie of the series was simply titled Yu-Gi-Oh! and was released only in Japan. A thirty-minute movie produced by Toei Animation, it was first shown in theaters on March 6, 1999. Its characters are from the first series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.
The movie is about a boy named Shōgo, who is too timid to duel, even after he got a powerful rare card; the legendary Red-Eyes Black Dragon, in his Deck. Yugi tries to bring Shōgo's courage out in a duel with Seto Kaiba, who has his eyes on Shōgo's rare card.
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light , often referred to as simply Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, was first released in North America on August 13, 2004. The movie was developed specifically for Western audiences by 4Kids based on the overwhelming success of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise in the United States. Warner Bros. distributed the film in most English-speaking countries. Its characters are from the second series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. In the movie, Atem faces Anubis, the Egyptian God of the Dead.
The extended uncut Japanese version of the movie premiered in special screenings in Japan on November 3, 2004 under the title Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Pyramid of Light. The movie was then aired on TV Tokyo on January 2, 2005.
Attendees of the movie during its premiere (U.S. or Japan) got 1 of 4 free Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game cards. The cards were Pyramid of Light, Sorcerer of Dark Magic, Blue Eyes Shining Dragon and Watapon. The Home Video Release also gave out one of the Free Cards with an offer to get all 4 by mail (though the promotion ended in December 2004). In Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom, free promotional cards were also given out, however, they were given out at all screenings of the movie, and not just the premiere. Two fans managed to steal a box of 2,400 cards in California. Disguised as Warner Bros. workers, they made off with the cards, claiming that wrong cards were sent, and promising a new shipment.[citation needed]
Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time , known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds that Transcend Time (劇場版 遊☆戯☆王 ~超融合!時空を越えた絆~ Gekijō-ban Yūgiō ~Chō-Yūgō! Jikū o Koeta Kizuna~?), also known as Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th (遊☆戯☆王 10th?) is a 3-D film released on January 23, 2010 in Japan, with a North American release in Spring 2011. It celebrates the 10th anniversary of the first NAS series (as opposed to the anniversary of the manga) and features an original storyline involving Yugi Muto, Jaden Yuki (Judai Yuki) from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yusei Fudo from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, fighting against a new enemy named Paradox.[8] It was first teased with short animations featured at the start of episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's during the third season.

[edit] Trading Card Game

A group of people playing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

[edit] Media and release information

[edit] Games

[edit] Production

Takahashi said that the card game held the strongest influence in the manga, because it "happened to evoke the most response" from readers. Prior to that point, Takahashi did not plan to make the series about a card game.[9]
When an interviewer asked Takahashi if he tried to introduce younger readers to real life gaming culture referenced in the series, Takahashi responded by saying that he simply included "stuff he played and enjoyed", and that it may have introduced readers to role-playing games and other games. Takahashi added that he created some of the games seen in the series. The author stressed the importance of "communication between people," often present in tabletop role playing games and not present in solitary video games. Takahashi added that he feels that quality communication is not possible over the Internet.[10]
Takahashi said that the "positive message" for readers of the series is that each person has a "strong hidden part" (like "human potential") within himself or herself, and when one finds hardship, the "hidden part" can emerge if one believes in him/herself and in his/her friends. Takahashi added that this is "a pretty consistent theme."[9]
The editor of the English version, Jason Thompson, said that the licensing of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga had not been entirely coordinated, so Viz decided to use many of the original character names and to "keep it more or less violent and gory." Thomspon said that the manga "was almost unchanged from the Japanese original." Because the core fanbase of the series was, according to Thompson, "8-year-old boys (and a few incredible fangirls)," and because the series had little interest from "hardcore, Japanese-speaking fans, the kind who run scanlation sites and post on messageboards" as the series was perceived to be "too mainstream," the Viz editors allowed Thompson "a surprising amount of leeway with the translation." Thompson said that he did not "abuse" the leeway he was given.[11] In a 2004 interview, the editors of the United States Shonen Jump mentioned that Americans were surprised when reading the stories in Volumes 1 through 7, as they had not appeared on television as a part of the second anime series. Takahashi added "The story is quite violent, isn't it? [laughs]"[9]

[edit] Reception

John Jakala of Anime News Network reviewed the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga in 2003 as part of reviewing the U.S. Shonen Jump. Jakala said that while the commercials for the second series anime made the anime appear "completely uninteresting," the comic "is unexpectedly dark and moody." Jakala added that at one moment the series "reminded me of Neil Gaiman's work: Yugi finds himself drawn into a magical world of ancient forces where there are definite rules that must be obeyed." Jakala concluded that the fact the series uses games as plot devices "opens up a lot of story possibilities" and that he feared that the series had the potential to "simply devolve into a tie-in for the popular card game."[12] In December 2002, Shonen Jump received the ICv2 Award for "Comic Product of the Year" due to its unprecedented sales numbers and its successfully connecting comics to both the television medium and the Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible card game; one of the top CCG games of the year.[13] In August 2008, TV Tokyo reported that card game series has sold over $18 billion worldwide.[14] Jason Thompson, the editor of the English manga, ranked Yu-Gi-Oh! as number three of his five personal favorite series to edit.[11]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World Volume 7. VIZ Media. 218.
  2. ^ Takahashi, Kazuki. Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1. VIZ Media. Fourth Printing. September 2004. 30, 107, 116, and 186.
  3. ^ Takahashi, Kazuki. Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 1 Collector's Edition. VIZ Media. 30, 107, 116, and 186.
  4. ^ In volume 1 of the Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga, Akira Ito explains the manga, which describes a hidden story that does not appear in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, as a "reverse" (リバース ribāsu?) of the original one, in an effort to expand the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise.
  5. ^ "Official Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! Episodes Removed from YouTube, Never to Return Again". Word Press. 2009-08-21. http://ravegrl.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/4kids-youtube-official-japanese-yu-gi-oh-episodes-removed-from-youtube-never-to-return-again/. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  6. ^ "Removal of Yu-Gi-Oh! Episodes was due to Nonrenewal of Japanese Voice Actor’s Contract by ADK". Word Press. 2009-08-24. http://ravegrl.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/4kids-youtube-removal-of-yu-gi-oh-episodes-was-due-to-nonrenewal-of-japanese-voice-actors-contract-by-adk/. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  7. ^ "Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds preview". http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b90/shriek2/tdgs/5D-first.jpg. 
  8. ^ Animenewsnetwork.com
  9. ^ a b c Shonen Jump. Volume 2, Issue 9. September 2004. VIZ Media. 8.
  10. ^ Shonen Jump. Volume 2, Issue 8. August 2004. VIZ Media. 140.
  11. ^ a b "To All the Manga I've Edited Before." Comixology. May 22, 2008. Retrieved on July 8, 2010.
  12. ^ Jakala, John. "Shonen Jump Volume 1 Review." Anime News Network. January 2, 2003.
  13. ^ "ICv2 2002 Comic Awards, Part 1". ICv2. 2002-12-29. http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/2179.html. Retrieved 2008-07-01. 
  14. ^ "18.1 Billion 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' Cards". ICv2. 2008-08-14. http://www.icv2.com/articles/news/13086.html. Retrieved 2008-11-26. 

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