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  • 2000
  • TV
  • Japan

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romanized yu☆gi☆ou duel monsters
english Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
aka yugiou duel monsters, yugioh dyueru monsutaazu, 遊戯王

Based On

based on manga
title yu☆gi☆ou
author Takahashi Kazuki (高橋和希)


genres comedy, fantasy, adventure


language Japanese


country Japan
type animated
format TV
network TV Tokyo (テレビ東京)
by Studio Gallop (スタジオぎゃろっぷ)


date 18 Apr, 2000 - 29 Sep, 2004
episodes 224
duration 30 minutes
air day Tuesday
at 19:30 - 20:00
status released


avg. score 3.58 of 5 by 176 users
total users 266
rating 630
favorites 5


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Mutou Yuugi is a young boy who is really small compared to all the others who are of his age. Because of this, he often gets bullied by Honda Hiroto and Jounouchi Katsuya. The only one supporting him is Mazaki Anzu, his female childhood friend. One day, Yuugi's grandfather gives him a puzzle which looks like an Egyptian pyramid. Yuugi is able to solve the puzzle and carries it with him from now on. Due to some events, where the small Yuugi stands up for Hiroto and Katsuya, the three of them become close and loyal friends. But Yuugi's puzzle seems to be more than just a present! Whenever he is in danger or under great pressure, a 3000 year old pharaoh named Yami Yuugi takes over his body: he is the spirit of the 'Millennium Puzzle'. Curious and confused at the beginning, Yuugi and his friends want to know more about Yami Yuugi, the puzzle and their relation to the popular trading card game 'Duel Monsters' which was invented by the young Kaiba Seto and seems to be more than a freetime activity.






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25 Dec, 2012
I actually started watching Yu-Gi-Oh! After having seen the GX edition to the series. The reason for this was actually, Yu-Gi-Oh! didn't air on tv here exept for GX.. But I loved it anyways and that made me check out this anime.

And I Must say I am rather pleased I took my time to watch this.

What's mere fun turns into a nightmare in this classic Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime.

A Cardgame unidentical to any others..

Duel Monsters is the new cardgame created and probably the most popular one ever as there are held contests and tournaments about it.

Yugi Muto is just your average boy, Until one day he recieves a puzzle from his grandpa whom contained something noone would have expected.. The soul of the ancient egyptian pharaoh. But what's more, He can't seem to have any memories or recall anything about his past. Dreams turn into nightmares as this tale about Friendship, Heartbreak and Monsters unfolds..

As the show goes on it will come with new twists and ordeals along the way, Yu-Gi-Oh! Is one of that kind of anime who can keep you watching all night.

It pulls you inn so you won't be able to stop watching.

New friends, New Enemies and New Places to go..

The show will build out in ways noone would have seen coming as you get longer into the show. Not to much romance but there are some mildly..

I found the show rather addicting and I was almost too fond of it as the show left me crying my eyes out more than once in the show.

Do you think its time to watch an anime about a cardgame like no other?

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is the anime for you..

''-Believe in the Heart of the Cards''
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16 Feb, 2012
Both animations involve card games and the character's aim to become champion.


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r0lan 24 Jul, 2013
Rewatching this since I finally have all 224 eps in Japanese dub!!!
I realise that this is the most lamest anime series EVER (pffft friendship my butt LOL) however I am still thoroughly enjoying it *A*

I cant seem to hate a classic anime I enjoy as a kid lmao
ryou 21 Jan, 2013
On my favorite list, it really touched my heart with having the ancient Egypt involved and also the great friendship through out the whole show ;A;
hyukjae 18 Sep, 2012
I used to love it. ;A; ♥ I bought cards and played with my friends a lot.
alicedreams 05 Aug, 2012
My brother was obsessed with this show as a kid, so I ended up watching it all the time. I didn't like, though
neoluchs 23 Sep, 2011
Best shounen anime EVAR.
chentse 26 Aug, 2011
I think it's a good show. I remember watching it cause I thought the card game was interesting, but then I continued watching it cause I started to like it more :P.
thefreak 25 Aug, 2011
I would say: one of the classics^^