Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh!遊☆戯☆王デュエルモンスターズYūgiō Dyueru MonsutāzuYu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Genre Adventure, Gaming Anime series Directed by Kunihisa Sugishima Studio Studio Gallop, Nihon Ad Systems Network TV Tokyo Other networks 4Kids TV, Kids WB!, Cartoon Network, CW4Kids Vortexx Nicktoons MBC1 Sic, Sic K NTV7 YTV Nova TV TV3 RTL II, Tele 5 Italia 1 DR1 First Yorkiddin/Toonami later Jetix/later TMF Toons ABS-CBN, Studio 23, Hero TV, GMA 7 Globo, Nick Nickelodeon, Sky One, ITV Nickelodeon, Sky One, Televisa "Canal 5" Nickelodeon Australia, Network Ten Aruts HaYeladim ATV MBC3 Nickelodeon, Antena 3, Localia RTÉ 2 RTS 1, Ultra TV TV4 2M TV Star Channel RTL Klub Bulgaria bTV (Initialy), Diema Family M6, Canal J, Gulli, Mangas Dominican Republic Antena Latina, Nickelodeon Etc.
..TV TV3, True Visions SBS CTS, SET, Gala Television, EBC YOYO, Eastern Television RCTI Original run April 18, 2000 — September 29, 2004 No. of episodes 224 Yu-Gi-Oh!, known in Japan and the rest of Asia as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (遊☆戯☆王デュエルモンスターズ, Yūgiō Dyueru Monsutāzu) is an anime based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. It is produced by Studio Gallop and Nihon Ad Systems, and the English adaptation is distributed by 4Kids Entertainment.
Duel Monsters is not to be confused with the earlier series of the same name. As the series is the second to be based on the manga, it is often referred to by fans as the "second series". Some sources state erroneously that the first series produced by Toei Animation is a "lost first season", although the two series are unrelated aside from plot continuity. The success of Duel Monsters was one of the main factors in creating a real-world version of the game that served as the focal point of the series, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.
The series began its 224-episode run in Japan on April 18, 2000 and U.S. on September 29, 2001. The series ended its run on September 29, 2004 in Japan and on June 10, 2006 in America. In Japan, the series aired on TV Tokyo. The English version is broadcast on many channels. In the United States it is broadcast on Kids WB, Nicktoons, and on Cartoon Network. (debuting on 4Kids TV in September 2006).
In Canada, Yu-Gi-Oh! is broadcast on YTV. In the United Kingdom, Mexico and Australia, it is broadcast on Nickelodeon. In Hong Kong, it is broadcast on ATV from July 13, 2002. It is broadcast on Cartoon Network Korea though it was edited like 4Kids TV. It is also on Netflix. Plot Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (遊☆戯☆王（YU-GI-OH!） デュエルモンスターズ) logo Like the earlier series, Duel Monsters is mainly about the various battles of a high school freshman named Yugi Muto through a card game known as Duel Monsters (Magic and Wizards in the original, although Duel Monsters is also used).
However, Duel Monsters picks up its focus from where the earlier series leaves off, roughly corresponding to the eighth volume of the manga series. The plot of the series is divided into several story arcs: Duelist Kingdom: Duelist Kingdom is the fourth story arc in the manga and the first in Duel Monsters, and involves a tournament hosted by the game's creator, Maximillion Pegasus (Pegasus J. Crawford in the original version), on his own personal island.
Pegasus, using the power of the Millennium Eye, manages to seal the soul of Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou in the English-language manga and the Japanese versions) away, and it is up to Yugi to save him. Meanwhile, Joey Wheeler (Katsuya Jonouchi) enters the tournament in order to pay for his sister's surgery, and Pegasus and several top executives at KaibaCorp plot to remove Seto Kaiba from the head of his company.
Domino City Battles: Rebecca Hawkins accuses Solomon Muto of stealing her grandfather's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and Duels Yugi. Yugi and his friends play the Legendary Heroes virtual reality game to save Seto Kaiba, who has been trapped in the virtual world by his former executives. Duke Devlin faces Yugi in a game of Dungeon Dice Monsters. Battle City (part 1): When Kaiba hears of the three legendary God Cards, Kaiba believes that with the three cards in his deck, he will be able to defeat Yugi.
In order to obtain the God Cards, Kaiba hosts a tournament to take place in the streets of Domino, with the rule that each person that enters the tournament must ante up a card for the winners of the duels to keep. Meanwhile, Yugi hears of the three God Cards and how they are tied to an ancient Egyptian legend - one that involves the nameless Pharaoh. At the same time, Marik Ishtar, guardian of the Pharaoh's Tomb and wielder of the Millennium Rod, which has the power to brainwash people, wants the Pharaoh's power for himself, and seeks to defeat Yugi.
In the Japanese version, he actually wishes to torture and kill Yugi for revenge and to free his family from serving the Nameless Pharaoh. Virtual World: As Yugi, Kaiba, Joey, and Yami Marik are traveling to the destination of the Battle City finals, the airship suddenly takes an unexpected turn. The main characters find themselves trapped in a virtual reality simulation, in which the former executives of KaibaCorp plan to take their revenge against Yugi, Joey and Kaiba.
Battle City (part 2): When the four finalists escape safely from the Virtual World, they arrive at KaibaCorp Island. There, they conduct the final rounds of Battle City, and stop Yami Marik and his Shadow Games. Waking the Dragons: When the ancient organization, Doma, steals the God cards and begins to seal the souls of people and Duel Monsters in an effort to revive a monster thought to have lead to the destruction of Atlantis 10,000 years ago, it is up to Yugi and friends to stop them.
To do so, Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba join forces with the three legendary dragons, Timaeus, Critias and Hermos, and take on Doma's leader, Dartz, and Doma's three henchmen: Rafael, Valon and Alister. Grand Championship: With Dartz's group defeated and no money to return home to Domino, Yugi and company enter a tournament hosted by Kaiba, in his new amusement park, in return for a ride home. With Kaiba Corporation crippled because of Doma's activities, one tournament entrant seeks to finish the job and take down KaibaCorp for good.
Pharaoh's Memories: With all three God Cards in his possession, Yami Yugi is ready to find all his lost memories. However, he's in for more than he bargains for when he is thrust into the World of Memory, an alternate reality inside the Millennium Puzzle based on the events that occurred in Egypt 5,000 (in the manga and English anime, 3,000 in the Japanese anime) years ago. There, the Pharaoh must relive the last days of his previous life, fighting his old enemies and reuniting with his old friends.
But his new friends have not forgotten about him, and Yugi and his friends travel inside the Millennium Puzzle to find the World of Memory and help the Pharaoh recover all his memories. However, Yami Bakura won't let the Pharaoh gain all his memories just yet, as he plans on using the information gained in the World of Memory to gain the powers of the Millennium Items and reawaken an ancient evil that has remained dormant for the past 5,000 years.
.. The Final Duel (Ceremonial Battle): Most of the quest is complete. Pharaoh Atem has obtained all seven millennium items, acquired all three Egyptian God Cards, defeated Zorc Necrophades and Yami Bakura in the Memory World, and has found out all about his past, including his name. Now, the pharaoh can quietly leave the mortal world, and join his faithful priests in the afterlife. However, the doorway to the afterlife can only be opened if the pharaoh is defeated in a duel.
Yugi takes on the challenge, dueling Atem to let Atem go. Even though Atem would very much want to go to the afterlife, he has a good pride in his skills, and will never let anybody beat him easily. Differences between the versions Duel Monsters serves as a continuation of the earlier series in terms of the story, yet there are differences in the two series where they overlap. In particular, the Death-T fight which is held by Yugi and rival Seto Kaiba, is redone, and Miho Nosaka, a main character and good friend of Yugi Muto, Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Tea Gardner, and Ryou Bakura in the earlier series, does not appear in Duel Monsters.
Whereas the earlier series introduces the characters (by virtue of being adapted from earlier volumes of the manga), Duel Monsters assumes that the viewers are familiar with the characters from the onset, and scenes referring to chronologically earlier events are redone. Because of the relative speed between the manga and anime releases, three extra (non-canon or filler) story arcs that are not found in later volumes have been added for Duel Monsters: Virtual World, Waking the Dragons, and Grand Championship.
One of the other most notable changes is that, unlike the manga, the Duel Monsters anime, as the title suggests, focuses on the Duel Monsters card-game more than the manga, and adds many Duel scenes that were not in the original manga itself, often changing parts of the plot to fit around addition of the duels. Adaptation As the two series are based on the same manga (albeit different parts therein), and the fact that only Duel Monsters was adapted into English, there has been some controversy regarding Yu-Gi-Oh! as a whole.
Some have regarded that the fact that the earlier series was not adapted into English creates a large plothole in Duel Monsters, as they believe that the earlier series provides the necessary support and development of the series' main characters. Those opposing this view note the various clear differences between the plot and artwork style would also confuse viewers. The English adaptation is also widely criticized for the way it is adapted.
The changes that were made were frequently done to make the series more understandable and to remove material which may be considered inappropriate or too mature for its English-language demographic, considered to be younger than its original. In addition more of the background is explained in the English version than in the Japanese version; the Japanese version assumes that the viewer has read the manga series.
The changes made in the English-language versions of the second-series anime include: There are two adaptations of the second series in English: a United States adaptation by 4Kids Entertainment aired in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and a Southeast Asia version by A.S.N. for Singapore and the Philippines. 4Kids version The edited version of Yu-Gi-Oh!. The unedited version containing a hexagram (used in religions such as Judaism and in occultism).
Americanization of character names (e.g. Katsuya Jounouchi, Hiroto Honda, and Anzu Mazaki became Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, and Téa Gardner, and Miho Nosaka became Melody in the Dungeon Dice Monsters video game respectively) Replacing the background music to suit a Western demographic (e.g.: Darker, more "Hollywood" sounding tracks in contrast to the much more eastern score of the original Japanese soundtrack) Replacing each of the Japanese opening themes (Rock/Pop songs by various groups) with a single (occasionally altered) instrumental song done on a synthesizer.
The Japanese ending themes are also replaced with a similar version of the US Opening. Removing all reference to blood Reworking the plot in certain parts of numerous episodes and story arcs, mostly for censorship reasons, but also for unknown reasons. Removing all instances of weapons (like guns and knives, which are often prevalent). Removing scenes where two or more characters are fighting. Removing or obfuscating many references to religion, such as the pentagram or hexagram.
The Seal of Orichalcos, a fantastic version of an actual occult symbol, the unicursal hexagram (popularized by Aleister Crowley), continues to play a central role in many episodes. Other occult references have remained. Removing or rewriting scenes where characters die or are in real danger of death (In the English anime, characters are instead threatened with the possibility of going to the Shadow Realm, or in some cases they are "captured").
Removing or editing scenes where monsters undergo some form of violent death (such as being eaten or being stabbed) Removing scenes where characters make obscene gestures Editing scenes where a female (or sometimes male) character or Duel Monster appears to be nude or might be wearing something too revealing. Removing assorted sexual innuendo. Removing much writing in Japanese and English (this resulted in the unusual design of the Duel Monsters cards in the English version of the series).
Changing a character's behavior (rare occasion). Japanese Anime Card English Anime Card Removing any kind of references that could be accused of causing children to develop bad habits (truancy for example). To get around FCC rules concerning advertising in shows, as well as to make the show more marketable in non-English countries, all the cards in the show have been painted over to feature only the card illustration, card element and the attack/defense and Level/Rank of the card if it is a monster card.
Domino City is set in North America. As a response to these critics, a separate "uncut" DVD release was commissioned between 4Kids Entertainment and FUNimation, with a new adaptation that is more consistent with the original. The uncut DVDs were pulled from solicitation after Volume 3 "Stolen - Blue-Eyes White Dragon" for no apparent reason, with a variety of explanations coming from, upon cross-examination, invalid sources with little elaboration.
Lance Heiskell, a FUNimation representative, has noted legal rights as the reason for cancellation, although he was unable to expand on it. This appears to be the most likely possibility, given the DVDs' reportedly successful run. Kids' WB! also edited episodes 4 and 5, and later episodes 14 and 15, fusing these episodes that were originally two-part episodes into half-hour episodes. 4Kids did dub them separately, but they were only seen in other countries and on DVDs.
Later, when 4KidsTV rebroadcast the series, they eventually aired episodes 4 and 5 separately. It is unknown whether or not they will air episodes 14 and 15 separately. As of recent, 4Kids had been uploading the original Japanese episodes, albeit unsubbed, to their YouTube channel, alongside the first Japanese opening and closing. The first 37 episodes had been uploaded; the first three have been subbed.
If 4Kids will continue uploading the original episodes or if they have any plans to subtitle them is unknown. Whilst the episodes are encoded to the US region, Youtubers outside the US could view them if they set their region to 'Worldwide'. With a legal issue brought about by failing to renew Shunsuke Kazama's (Yugi's Japanese voice) contract for rights to his work, 4Kids has removed its Japanese episodes from YouTube, at least until a resolution is made with Mr.
Kazama. 4KidsTV's Japanese Episode lineup 4KidsTV's Subbed Japanese Episode lineup Southeast Asia version Americanization of character names (e.g. Katsuya Jonouchi, Hiroto Honda, and Anzu Mazaki became Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, and Téa Gardner, respectively) The same goes for other characters including Marik, Mako etc. However, Rishid is sometimes referred to as Rishido, other times as Odion.
The original background music is kept, along with the original opening and endings. There is mild use of profanity. 4Kids/Funimation uncut DVDs A series of uncut DVDs were made by 4kids Entertainment and FUNimation. This adaption stuck closer to the original Japanese in dialogue and events. Text is not removed, and as such Japanese cards from the original version are used. Some original names such as Sugoroku Mutou are kept.
Some characters names are a mixture of their original and English anime names, such as Joey Katsuya and Téa Mazaki. Also, some characters have different voice actors or actresses (e.g. Mai is voiced by Kathleen Delaney rather than Megan Hollingshead or Bella Hudson. Game mechanics Duel Monsters is heavily centered around the card game, with plot details frequently added between game turns. However, there are several main differences between the rules found therein and the rules of the real-world card game: The real-world rules correspond to the "new rules for experts" set out by Kaiba at the start of the Battle City story arc - prior to this, an older version of the rules based off the original card set were played, where monsters could be summoned without the use of tributes, but in which a player cannot be attacked directly and only one monster can attack per turn.
These earlier rules take considerable artistic liberty in their depiction - for example, allowing monsters to be "partially destroyed", monsters to be played as Spell cards, and Spell and Trap cards to be disabled as a result of monster effects. Another rule was that certain types of monsters were resistant to a logical element. Also, players started with 2000 life points instead of 4000 - as they do in all proceeding arcs and Yu-Gi-Oh! series' - or 8000, as they do in the real-life game.
Some cards are in different classifications in Duel Monsters as compared to the real-world game - for example, "Flame Swordsman" is a Normal Monster in the series, but is a Fusion monster in the real-world game. "Spellbinding Circle" was notably entirely redone as a "trap with magic-card properties", complete with a different function. Throughout the series duelists can Normal Summon their monsters in face-up Defense Position (in addition to being able to Normal Summon in face-up Attack Position or Normal Set their monsters), while this is not allowed in the TCG/OCG without "Light of Intervention".
This rule continued until Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. In the Battle City story arc, the "advanced rules" also prevented Fusion monsters from attacking during the turn they are summoned, where there is no such provision in the real game. To avoid this rule in the anime, the Spell card "Quick Attack" was created. From the Doma story arc onwards, no such provision exists. Several other cards were made exclusively in the anime, not only story-based cards such as the Legendary Dragons, but also a few cards like "Defense Paralysis", which would prevent the opponent from playing monsters in Defense Mode, and is the original and trap-card version of "Stop Defense".
However, such cards are usually seen only in one duel, though the fairy tale cards Leon had and the Valkyrie cards Zigfried had have also not been seen in the real card game (yet). Another difference between the anime and TCG is the position of cards in the graveyard. In the anime, the duelists place the cards face-down in the Graveyard or place them face-down in the Graveyard slot in their Duel Disks, while in the TCG, the duelists place their cards face-up in the Graveyard.
This rule continued into future series. Application of realistic physics that would violate the rules of the normal TCG was included in certain episodes (especially in Season 1) as a plot element: Winning Through Intimidation features one of the most famous instances of this, in what is known to some fans as the "Catapult Turtle Flying Castle Gambit". Other rules would be changed here and there, usually for dramatic (or in some cases, comedic) effect.
On at least two occasions, rules seemed to have been made up that didn't really change anything, duel-wise, plot-wise, or audience effect-wise. Reruns As of Saturday, September 4, 2010, the original Yu-Gi-Oh! has been airing reruns of the Battle City arc. This time however, this part of the series has been repackaged as Yu-Gi-Oh! Rulers of the Duel. 20th Remaster Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 20th Remaster (遊☆戯☆王（YU-GI-OH!） デュエルモンスターズ ２０ｔｈ Ｒｅｍａｓｔｅｒ（－リマスター－）) logo 20th Remaster (２０ｔｈ Ｒｅｍａｓｔｅｒ（－リマスター－）20th －Rimasutā－) is a remastered re-broadcast of the Duelist Kingdom arc.
On June 17, 2014, 4K Media announces a new Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie currently in development in Japan. Year later, a film teaser for the movie announces that Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters will be remastered and shown on TV Tokyo, starting on February 7, 2015 at 7:30 a.m.. Battle City Edition Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Battle City Edition (遊☆戯☆王（YU-GI-OH!） デュエルモンスターズ バトル・シティ編) logo Battle City Edition (バトル・シティ編 Batoru Shiti-hen) is a remastered re-broadcast of the Battle City arc.
In the April issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine announced TV Tokyo will begin airing remastered episodes of the Battle City arc in April, alongside the remaster episodes of the Duelist Kingdom arc. It first appeared on premiere April 7, 2015 with the first episode being Special Edition Road to Battle City instead of episode 50 The Mystery Duelist, Part 1. This special contains a recap of the Duelist Kingdom and the events leading up to Battle City narrated by Seto Kaiba.
The next episode is episode 2 The Past is Present. Voice actors ↑ "4K Media Announces Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie Now In Development". 4K Media. March 1, 2015. http://www.yugioh.com/news/4k-media-announces-yu-gi-oh-movie-now-in-development. ↑ Anime News Network. "2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! Film Teaser Recaps 20 Years of Manga, Anime". ↑ Anime News Network. "Yu-Gi-Oh's Remastered 'Battle City' Episodes to Premiere in April".
↑ Aki Maeda was originally cast to voice Anzu, but Maki Saito voices Anzu in all of the episodes. Trivia This anime series has the most episodes out of the five completed Yu-Gi-Oh! series, with 224 episodes. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is second with 180 episodes, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is third with 154 episodes, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is fourth with 148 episodes and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL is the fifth with 146 episodes. During most of Yugi's transformation into Yami Yugi in the English anime, a scene of them transforming is added.
In the Japanese anime, each transformation scene is only shown once and whenever Yugi changes into Yami Yugi afterwards, the scene just switches from Yugi to Yami Yugi with no transformation scene. Although the series continues from the point in the manga where the Toei anime ended, it is actually a reboot, with differences in continuity, such as Yugi's first encounters with Kaiba and Shadi. The U.
S. version of this anime was originally supposed to premiere on September 15, 2001, but was delayed to September 29, 2001, due to the September 11, 2001 attacks. See also External links ReferencesSee Also: Westbrook Animal Shelter Dogs
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An archetype, called a series (シリーズ shirīzu) or unofficially a category (カテゴリ kategori) in Japanese, is a group of cards that are supported due to part of their Japanese name. Examples of archetypes include "HERO", "Spellbook" and "Wind-Up". Groups of cards with similar names and/or artworks that are not supported or anti-supported explicitly by card effects are called a series.
Definition Specifically, an archetype is a group of cards that respect the following rules. All members of that group of cards must contain a common string (the name of the archetype) in their members' Japanese card names. Alternatively, a card must contain an archetype condition in its card text which specifically states that the card belongs to a certain archetype (e.g. "Contrast HERO Chaos" is treated as an "Elemental HERO" card).
In the TCG, archetype conditions are sometimes added due to the card's name in that language lacking the archetype name (e.g. "Chimera the Flying Mythical Beast" and "Axe of Despair"). Cards with the same words in their non-Japanese names are not necessarily part of the same archetype (e.g. "Celtic Guardian" is not a "Guardian" card). Ruby text is considered by itself for archetype membership (e.g.
the "Red-Eyes" archetype includes any monster whose Japanese name contains 「レッドアイズ」 either as base text or ruby text). For archetype names that contain both base text and ruby text in their Japanese name, a card must exactly match both to be a part of that archetype (e.g. "NEX" is not a "Neo-Spacian" card because 「ネオスペーシアン」 (Neo-Spacian) is not superscripted only above 「Ｎ」).
In Korean, due to the poorly made typesetters, an archetype name that contains ruby text is formatted uniquely in the card text using parentheses as follows: base text(ruby text) (no space intervening). There must be at least one support or anti-support card relating to the archetype; that is, a card that mentions "archetype monster", "archetype card", "archetype Spell/Trap Card", etc. (prior to the Simplified Effect Text, "contains archetype in its card name") in its card text.
Note that these cards must support the archetype, not only one member of the archetype. Starting with Starter Deck 2014, Japanese card text follows the "archetype card", "archetype Spell/Trap card", etc. patterns of the TCG. Similarities within archetypes Members of the same archetype commonly share a small number of Attributes or Types (or even both). A lot of archetypes feature similar art as well, for example the "Lightsworn" and "Artifact" archetypes all have a specific background for their monsters, a diamond shape and vault respectively, and "Fire Fist" monsters have a spirit animal and "Six Samurai" tend to have their logo in their art.
A common trait of archetypes is to have at least 1 Field Spell Card, typically one that supports the monsters with ATK/DEF increases and other bonuses. Some of the time, these are not part of the archetype by name though, which is a more recent trend, as seen on the "Shaddoll" and "Majespecter" archetypes. Some archetypes may heavily rely on Field Spell Cards such as "Ghostrick" and "Malefic". Although membership in an archetype is dictated by the Japanese names of the cards, there are cases where the membership of a card in an archetype is unintentional.
For example, "Cipher Soldier" predates the "Cipher" archetype by nearly 16 years and has no synergy with the other members of the archetype. Some archetypes are related to each other in some way, for example the Duel Terminal archetypes and the "Dracoslayer" archetype being related to the archetypes seen in the main sets, such as "Igknight" and "Dinomist". In the anime and manga The concept of archetypes is often used in the manga and anime series to define a character's personality, look, state of mind or style of play.
Most major players did not use archetypes early on due to a lack of archetypes, but as the game developed, Kaiba and Yugi's Decks grew around an archetype, and Decks based on archetypes such as Mai Valentine's and Maximillion Pegasus's Decks appeared. Starting with the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime, virtually all main characters and most minor characters utilize Decks based around archetypes. See also References ↑ 遊戯王アーク・ファイブ OCG EXTRA PACK 2015