History Anime / DuelMasters

27th Oct '17 4:13:49 PM ultimomant
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* IdiotBall: In the Sacred Lands season, there's a part where Shobu is extremely reluctant to play Water cards, preferring to stick with his Fire cards, which nearly leads to his defeat. It isn't until he is lectured on how his father made a similar mistake that he starts using them. Earlier in the season, he had no problem using Light cards, and he had used a Fire/Water deck in season 1.

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* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
** Shobu and Rekuta go on a quiz show about Duel Masters cards. Shobu gets nearly every question wrong, even on cards that he ''owns''.
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In the Sacred Lands season, there's a part where Shobu is extremely reluctant to play Water cards, preferring to stick with his Fire cards, which nearly leads to his defeat. It isn't until he is lectured on how his father made a similar mistake that he starts using them. Earlier in the season, he had no problem using Light cards, and he had used a Fire/Water deck in season 1.
27th Oct '17 4:09:28 PM ultimomant
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** After his loss against doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful'''L'''oyal'''O'''rder'''O'''f'''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]

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** After his loss against doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful'''L'''oyal'''O'''rder'''O'''f'''P'''rinces.'''P'''owerful '''L'''oyal '''O'''rder '''O'''f '''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]


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* IdiotBall: In the Sacred Lands season, there's a part where Shobu is extremely reluctant to play Water cards, preferring to stick with his Fire cards, which nearly leads to his defeat. It isn't until he is lectured on how his father made a similar mistake that he starts using them. Earlier in the season, he had no problem using Light cards, and he had used a Fire/Water deck in season 1.
26th Oct '17 12:55:52 AM ultimomant
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* CheatersNeverProsper:
** In their first duel, Jamira swaps his shuffled deck with a pre-arranged deck that he knows the order of so he'll always get good draws. In their second duel, he tries to hypnotize Shobu so he'll fall asleep and lose by default. Shobu beats him both times.
** Benny Haha uses cameras to spy on the cards in Shobu's hand and predict his moves. Shobu figures it out and manages to confuse him and get an advantage, then Mimi destroys the cameras. When Shobu is about to win, Benny claims that his sister is sick and that he needs to remain undefeated so that he can pay for her treatments, but Mimi tells Shobu he is lying and he finishes him off.



* DefeatMeansFriendship: Every protagonist except Sayuki and Mimi. Rekuta's been defeated enough times to be Shobu's best friend.
** Averted hilariously by Kokujo in episode 20

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: Every protagonist except Sayuki and Mimi. Rekuta's been defeated enough times to be Shobu's best friend.
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friend. Averted hilariously by Kokujo in episode 20 20.



* FunWithAcronyms: The antagonists of Sacred Lands, the Powerful Loyal Order of Princes

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* FunWithAcronyms: The antagonists of Sacred Lands, the Powerful Loyal Order of PrincesPrinces.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Surprisingly averted for the most part. Other than a moment that mocked Mimi's unexplained [[BreastExpansion breasts]], the gag dub was pretty clean, even going so far as to prevent a potential one with the L in the [[FunWithAcronyms Powerful Loyal Order of Princes]]
* GratuitousJapanese: The dub keeps some actual Japanese phrases in the script, presumably because they sounds cool.
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:Dr. Root defeats Shobu]]).

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Surprisingly averted for the most part. Other than a moment that mocked Mimi's unexplained [[BreastExpansion breasts]], the gag dub was pretty clean, even going so far as to prevent a potential one with the L in the [[FunWithAcronyms Powerful Loyal Order of Princes]]
Princes]].
* GratuitousJapanese: The dub keeps some actual Japanese phrases in the script, presumably because they sounds sound cool.
* HeroicBSOD: After [[spoiler:Dr. Root defeats Shobu]]).Shobu]].
* HopeCrusher: Kokujo enjoys handing his opponents such traumatizing defeats that they never want to duel again. This fails to work on Shobu.



* LuckyTranslation: The English dub had Benny Haha claim that Mimi was his little sister, completely unaware that they would actually show his sister (possibly unrelated in the original) in a (fake) flashback. As chance would have it, Benny's sister looked exactly like a young Mimi. WordOfGod from a post on the Toon Zone Forums.

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* LuckyTranslation: LuckyTranslation:
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The English dub had Benny Haha claim that Mimi was his little sister, completely unaware that they would actually show his sister (possibly unrelated in the original) in a (fake) flashback. As chance would have it, Benny's sister looked exactly like a young Mimi. WordOfGod from a post on the Toon Zone Forums.



* RapunzelHair: Oddly enough, it's ''guys'' who seem to have this. Hakuoh,Kokujo, and Zakira let their hair grow ''crazy'' long. Though, Yu Fua also gets in on the action.

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* RapunzelHair: Oddly enough, it's ''guys'' who seem to have this. Hakuoh,Kokujo, Hakuoh, Kokujo, and Zakira let their hair grow ''crazy'' long. Though, Yu Fua also gets in on the action.



* StopCopyingMe: Mikuni throws Shobu off his game and defeats him by copying both his words and his moves until Shobu gets confused and makes a mistake. During their rematch, Shobu does the same thing to him and throws him off his game.



* WhiteHairBlackHeart: During his tenure as the temple champion in the first season, Hakuoh sports bluish-white hair and a very sour attitude. spoilerOnce he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn, his hair shifts to blond.

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* WhiteHairBlackHeart: During his tenure as the temple champion in the first season, Hakuoh sports bluish-white hair and a very sour attitude. spoilerOnce [[spoiler:Once he undergoes a HeelFaceTurn, his hair shifts to blond.]]
18th Aug '17 2:21:32 PM CaptainTedium
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* TakeThat: From the dub: "That show with that Egyptian guy is so lame!"

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* TakeThat: From the dub: "That "[[Anime/YuGiOh That show with that Egyptian guy guy]] is so lame!"
5th May '17 2:37:56 AM tropower
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* ''Duel Masters Victory''



* ''Duel Masters Victory V''
* ''Duel Masters Victory V''

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* ''Duel Masters Victory V''
* ''Duel Masters Victory V''
4th Mar '17 6:11:25 AM tenuousbreaker
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* Shobu and his friends use new legendary cards to fight against Diabolos Zeta, Temporal Ruler, who wants to destroy the creature world.

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* ** Shobu and his friends use new legendary cards to fight against Diabolos Zeta, Temporal Ruler, who wants to destroy the creature world.
4th Mar '17 6:10:19 AM tenuousbreaker
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Following the original ''Franchise/DuelMasters'' manga, which used cards from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' instead of the ''Duel Masters'' cards (which were created for this series, thus explaining the similarities), the anime is what helped the Duel Masters franchise to hit the main stream.

As explained on Duel Masters main article, the anime is completely different whether you are looking at it from the Japanese version or the North American version. While the former is a serious series about a children card game ([[Franchise/YuGiOh not unlike the series which inspired it]]), the latter is the UrExample of TheAbridgedSeries in all but longevity.

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Following the original ''Franchise/DuelMasters'' manga, which used cards from ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' instead of the ''Duel Masters'' cards (which were created for this series, thus explaining the similarities), the anime is what helped the Duel Masters franchise to hit the main stream.mainstream.

As explained on the Duel Masters main article, the anime is completely different whether you are looking at it from the Japanese version or the North American version. While the former is a serious series about a children card game ([[Franchise/YuGiOh not unlike the series which inspired it]]), the latter is the UrExample of TheAbridgedSeries in all but longevity.



* The first Duel Masters series to feature Shobu's brother, Katta Kirifuda as a protagonist.

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* ** The first Duel Masters series to feature Shobu's brother, Katta Kirifuda as a protagonist.
4th Mar '17 6:08:29 AM tenuousbreaker
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!! Original series

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!! !!! Original series



** [[WhatIf? In an alternate universe where Shobu lost against Hakuoh at the end of season 1, he receives a deck that turns out to be an invitation to a tournament. When Shobu and Rekuta enter, they learn that Hakuoh is also participating.

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** [[WhatIf? [[WhatIf In an alternate universe universe]] where Shobu lost against Hakuoh at the end of season 1, he receives a deck that turns out to be an invitation to a tournament. When Shobu and Rekuta enter, they learn that Hakuoh is also participating.



** A spinoff set in an alternate future where Shobu no longer exists. Teru Yuemi, his older sister Cocoro, and his friends help Rei Kukami and her family guard a mysterious pendant that holds the Great Spirit of Duel Masters. Card battles in ''Flash'' are done in an advanced virtual reality system.

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** A spinoff set in [[WhatIf an alternate future future]] where Shobu no longer exists. Teru Yuemi, his older sister Cocoro, and his friends help Rei Kukami and her family guard a mysterious pendant that holds the Great Spirit of Duel Masters. Card battles in ''Flash'' are done in an advanced virtual reality system.



!! Victory

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!! !!! Victory



The first Duel Masters series to feature Shobu's brother, Katta Kirifuda as a protagonist.

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* The first Duel Masters series to feature Shobu's brother, Katta Kirifuda as a protagonist.



!! Versus

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!! !!! Versus
4th Mar '17 6:06:07 AM tenuousbreaker
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The series consists of the following seasons. Note that after the first two seasons, the anime was discontinued in America.

''Duel Masters''
* Shobu, a young duelist with high prospects, is visited by the mysterious [[TheObiWan Knight.]] who introduces him to The Temple, an organization that trains duelists such as himself. Shobu's desire to duel The Temple's top duelist, Hakuoh, leads him to fight against the four guardians and eventually learns a secret conspiracy involving his role.

''Duel Masters Sacred Lands''(Exclusive to America)
* After his loss against doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful'''L'''oyal'''O'''rder'''O'''f'''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]

''Duel Masters Charge''(The first 26 episodes were edited down and presented as the final 13 of the American series)
* Shobu and his friends enter the [[TournamentArc Duel Masters Battle Arena]], A regional tournament where they hope to prove their skills after three years of training with Doctor Root. Unfortunately for them, two individuals have their eyes set on disrupting the tournament for unknown reasons...

''Zero Duel Masters''
[[WhatIf? In an alternate universe where Shobu lost against Hakuoh at the end of season 1, he receives a deck that turns out to be an invitation to a tournament. When Shobu and Rekuta enter, they learn that Hakuoh is also participating.
''Duel Masters Flash''

''Duel Masters Zero''

''Duel Masters Cross''

''Duel Masters Cross Shock''

''Duel Masters Victory''

''Duel Masters Victory''

''Duel Masters Victory V''

''Duel Masters Victory V''

''Duel Masters Victory V''

''Duel Masters Versus''

''Duel Masters Versus Revolution''

''Duel Masters Versus Revolution Final''
The Japanese version, instead, continued to run for many more seasons with ToBeAMaster as a central point. Shobu was later exchanged as a protagonist with his smaller brother.

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The series consists of the following seasons. Note that after the first two seasons, the anime was discontinued in America.

America. The Japanese version, instead, continued to run for many more seasons with ToBeAMaster as a central point. Shobu was later exchanged as a protagonist with his smaller brother.

!! Original series
*
''Duel Masters''
* ** Shobu, a young duelist with high prospects, is visited by the mysterious [[TheObiWan Knight.]] who introduces him to The Temple, an organization that trains duelists such as himself. Shobu's desire to duel The Temple's top duelist, Hakuoh, leads him to fight against the four guardians and eventually learns a secret conspiracy involving his role.

* ''Duel Masters Sacred Lands''(Exclusive to America)
* ** After his loss against doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful'''L'''oyal'''O'''rder'''O'''f'''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]

* ''Duel Masters Charge''(The Charge'' (The first 26 episodes were edited down and presented as the final 13 of the American series)
* ** Shobu and his friends enter the [[TournamentArc Duel Masters Battle Arena]], A regional tournament where they hope to prove their skills after three years of training with Doctor Root. Unfortunately for them, two individuals have their eyes set on disrupting the tournament for unknown reasons...

* ''Zero Duel Masters''
** [[WhatIf? In an alternate universe where Shobu lost against Hakuoh at the end of season 1, he receives a deck that turns out to be an invitation to a tournament. When Shobu and Rekuta enter, they learn that Hakuoh is also participating.
participating.

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''Duel Masters Flash''

Flash''
** A spinoff set in an alternate future where Shobu no longer exists. Teru Yuemi, his older sister Cocoro, and his friends help Rei Kukami and her family guard a mysterious pendant that holds the Great Spirit of Duel Masters. Card battles in ''Flash'' are done in an advanced virtual reality system.

*
''Duel Masters Zero''

Zero''
** Continues the storyline after ''Charge''. Shobu continues his fight against the Fua Duelists.
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''Duel Masters Cross''

Cross''
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''Duel Masters Cross Shock''

Shock''
* Shobu and his friends use new legendary cards to fight against Diabolos Zeta, Temporal Ruler, who wants to destroy the creature world.

!! Victory
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''Duel Masters Victory''

Victory''
The first Duel Masters series to feature Shobu's brother, Katta Kirifuda as a protagonist.
*
''Duel Masters Victory''

Victory''
* ''Duel Masters Victory V''
* ''Duel Masters Victory V''
*
''Duel Masters Victory V''

!! Versus
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''Duel Masters Victory V''

''Duel Masters Victory V''

''Duel Masters Versus''

Versus''
** Two years after ''Victory'' V, Katta has lost his passion for battling. He gets back in the game after an encounter with Hokaben, an expert baseball player, and reuniting with his childhood friend Lulu Takigawa.
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''Duel Masters Versus Revolution''

Revolution''
** Katta finds himself involved in a conspiracy involving a mysterious team of duelists and a legendary card when he visits the Duel Masters Land theme park.
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''Duel Masters Versus Revolution Final''
The Japanese version, instead, continued to run for many more seasons with ToBeAMaster as a central point. Shobu was later exchanged as a protagonist with ** When Katta's V-shaped seal on his smaller brother.
head is opened, mysterious events start happening like the appearance of a transfer student group called the Rare Hunters and hamsters like his pet, Hamukata, starting to talk.

A new Duel Masters season will air in Japan in 2017, focusing on Joe Kirifuda, the son of Katta, who made his first appearance in the final episodes of ''Versus Revolution Final''.



* AllCGICartoon: Beginning with Zero, the series exclusively used cgi animation until Versus.

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* AllCGICartoon: Beginning with Zero, the series exclusively used cgi CGI animation until Versus.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Yu Fua, also known as Yumama in the GagDub. [[spoiler:Later, Hakuou in 'Duel Masters Charge, when he became "White" and joined the Fua Duelists, lead by Yu Fua's older brother.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Yu Fua, also known as Yumama in the GagDub. [[spoiler:Later, Hakuou in 'Duel Duel Masters Charge, when he became "White" and joined the Fua Duelists, lead by Yu Fua's older brother.]]



* ToBeAMaster: Shobu wants to be the best duelist in the whole world. In the english dub, they translated that as to become a true "Kaijudo" master.[[note]]The term "Kaijūdō" is not used in the Japanese anime series. Kaijudo duelists are referred to as "True Duelists" and Kaijudo battle as "Duel of Truth".[[/note]]

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* ToBeAMaster: Shobu wants to be the best duelist in the whole world. In the english English dub, they translated that as to become a true "Kaijudo" master.[[note]]The term "Kaijūdō" is not used in the Japanese anime series. Kaijudo duelists are referred to as "True Duelists" and Kaijudo battle as "Duel of Truth".[[/note]]



* WildTake: Babylike George actually has to change his diaper after every surprising twist. Several dub seasons edited this character quirk out.

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* WildTake: Babylike Baby-like George actually has to change his diaper after every surprising twist. Several dub seasons edited this character quirk out.
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* After his loss against doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful'''L'''oyal'''O'''rder'''O'''f'''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]]

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* After his loss against doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful'''L'''oyal'''O'''rder'''O'''f'''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon]]non-canon.]]




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* Shobu and his friends enter the [[TournamentArc Duel Masters Battle Arena]], A regional tournament where they hope to prove their skills after three years of training with Doctor Root. Unfortunately for them, two individuals have their eyes set on disrupting the tournament for unknown reasons...




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[[WhatIf? In an alternate universe where Shobu lost against Hakuoh at the end of season 1, he receives a deck that turns out to be an invitation to a tournament. When Shobu and Rekuta enter, they learn that Hakuoh is also participating.
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