History Franchise / DuelMasters

21st Apr '15 9:56:56 AM DracoKanji
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In 1999, inspired by the success of ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series, WizardsOfTheCoast licensed ''[[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Magic: The Gathering]]'' for a manga series called ''Duel Masters'' by Shigenobu Matsumoto. The company was not, however, entirely happy with Matsumoto's take on the concept (a series based on people ''playing'' Magic rather than one actually set in the fictional worlds of the game). For this reason, they never imported the manga to the US, and were reluctant to green light an anime. They did an end run around the problem by inventing a new card game also called "''TabletopGame/DuelMasters''", essentially ''"[[SelfPlagiarism Magic lite]]"'', to be used in the anime.

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In 1999, inspired by the success of ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' series, WizardsOfTheCoast licensed ''[[TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering Magic: The Gathering]]'' for a manga series called ''Duel Masters'' by Shigenobu Matsumoto. The company was not, however, entirely happy with Matsumoto's take on the concept (a series based on people ''playing'' Magic rather than one actually set in the fictional worlds of the game). For this reason, they never imported the manga to the US, and were reluctant to green light an anime. They did an end run around the problem by inventing a new card game also called "''TabletopGame/DuelMasters''", "''TabletopGame/DuelMasters''"[[labelnote:*]]Referred to as Kaijudo in the show only[[/labelnote]], essentially ''"[[SelfPlagiarism Magic lite]]"'', to be used in the anime.
3rd Dec '14 7:48:49 AM ShoolLion
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It's been announced that a new ContinuityReboot WesternAnimation series called ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Kaijudo}} Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters]]'' was picked up by TheHub for the Summer 2012 season, [[InNameOnly with no connections to any of the original anime]]. It will be based around ''{{TabletopGame/Kaijudo}}'', a completely different TCG, which will not be compatible with the original ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'' TCG, or so they claim.

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It's been announced that a new ContinuityReboot WesternAnimation series called ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Kaijudo}} Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters]]'' was picked up by TheHub for the Summer 2012 season, [[InNameOnly with no connections to any of the original anime]]. It will be based around ''{{TabletopGame/Kaijudo}}'', a completely different TCG, TCG (although it is still made wi Wizards of the Coast), which will not be compatible with the original ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'' TCG, or so they claim.
17th Sep '14 5:45:21 PM creader
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* NoExportForYou: American exclusive season, Japan exclusive 8 seasons, Japanese [=OVAs=], Japan-only TCG (after 2005), American-only Kaijudo series and TCG.
* RecursiveAdaptation - It's quite funny when you think about it. ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga created "Duel Monsters" as a tribute to Magic. Then this tribute got so popular it got a real life counter-part, greatly helped by it's anime counter-part. Then Wizard wanted to immitate ''Manga/YuGiOh'' manga with a Magic manga which didn't turned out as expected, leading to a card game called "Duel Masters". But then the anime got popular enough, so it got a real life counterpart. WOW.
** Magic -> TabletopGame/YuGiOh Magic tribute -> Anime/YuGiOh Anime -> TabletopGame/YuGiOh card game -> Magic Manga -> Duel Masters Anime -> Duel Masters Card Game.
9th Jul '14 1:55:06 AM StFan
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Said popularity supposedly convinced the creators to produce an [[RegionalBonus American-only anime season]], set before the actual, Japanese second season, but its fame was not to last. [[MoneyDearBoy Hasbro started shopping around to other companies and demanding similar output at a lower cost]], which annoyed many employees. As a result, no two seasons had the same voice cast or dubbing studio; Elastic Media was brought in for said American-only season, and Howling Cat (perhaps best known for their dub of the {{Battle B-daman}} anime) for the third (based on Duel Masters Charge, the actual second season, but called "Duel Masters 2.0").

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Said popularity supposedly convinced the creators to produce an [[RegionalBonus American-only anime season]], set before the actual, Japanese second season, but its fame was not to last. [[MoneyDearBoy Hasbro started shopping around to other companies and demanding similar output at a lower cost]], which annoyed many employees. As a result, no two seasons had the same voice cast or dubbing studio; Elastic Media was brought in for said American-only season, and Howling Cat (perhaps best known for their dub of the {{Battle B-daman}} ''Anime/BattleBDaman'' anime) for the third (based on Duel ''Duel Masters Charge, Charge'', the actual second season, but called "Duel Masters 2.0").
15th Jun '13 6:44:42 AM addikt
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That being said, some viewed it as a fresh change of pace in comparison to the dramatic nature of [[Anime/YuGiOh that certain other show about card games]]. In addition, this show tried the GagDub approach long before ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' started [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYZ4fR2m-s lampshading itself]] and before ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' was created, helping it built up a sizable fanbase.

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That being said, some viewed it as a fresh change of pace in comparison to the dramatic nature of [[Anime/YuGiOh that certain other show about card games]]. In addition, this show tried the GagDub approach long before ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' started [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpYZ4fR2m-s dailymotion.com/video/x2bml9_is-littlekuriboh-writing-for-yu-gi_fun#.UbxvqfnqlEI lampshading itself]] and before ''WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries'' was created, helping it built up a sizable fanbase.
24th Apr '13 12:25:49 PM TrevMUN
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* {{Americanitis}}: The original anime had an American-only "second season". Additionally, the franchise is now being rebooted in North America under a different name ("Kaijudo", a term that doesn't exist in the Japanese franchise) with no relation whatsoever to the original franchise, which is still ongoing in Japan.


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* RegionalBonus / ForeignRemake: The original anime had an American-only "second season". Additionally, the franchise is now being rebooted in North America under a different name ("Kaijudo", a term that doesn't exist in the Japanese franchise) with no relation whatsoever to the original franchise, which is still ongoing in Japan.
24th Apr '13 12:24:27 PM TrevMUN
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Said popularity supposedly convinced the creators to produce an [[{{Americanitis}} American-only anime season]], set before the actual, Japanese second season, but its fame was not to last. [[MoneyDearBoy Hasbro started shopping around to other companies and demanding similar output at a lower cost]], which annoyed many employees. As a result, no two seasons had the same voice cast or dubbing studio; Elastic Media was brought in for said American-only season, and Howling Cat (perhaps best known for their dub of the {{Battle B-daman}} anime) for the third (based on Duel Masters Charge, the actual second season, but called "Duel Masters 2.0").

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Said popularity supposedly convinced the creators to produce an [[{{Americanitis}} [[RegionalBonus American-only anime season]], set before the actual, Japanese second season, but its fame was not to last. [[MoneyDearBoy Hasbro started shopping around to other companies and demanding similar output at a lower cost]], which annoyed many employees. As a result, no two seasons had the same voice cast or dubbing studio; Elastic Media was brought in for said American-only season, and Howling Cat (perhaps best known for their dub of the {{Battle B-daman}} anime) for the third (based on Duel Masters Charge, the actual second season, but called "Duel Masters 2.0").
29th Nov '12 8:51:41 PM Aiguille
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When [[Anime/DuelMasters the anime]] and [[TabletopGame/DuelMasters card game]] were released in the U.S., Hasbro (the parent company of Wizards of the Coast) looked for a company to dub [[Anime/DuelMasters the anime]]. Somehow, they ended up choosing a dubbing company called Plastic Cow, previously best known for their ''Franchise/StarWars''-themed ''{{COPS}}'' parody ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MMAoOPa0Pg TROOPS]]''. Originally featuring a serious, more straightforward plot, Plastic Cow's sense of humor permeated the dub process of the show, resulting in a GagDub, complete with edited scenes played for laughs establishing a completely different tone that the show would be known for in America.

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When [[Anime/DuelMasters the anime]] and [[TabletopGame/DuelMasters card game]] were released in the U.S., Hasbro (the parent company of Wizards of the Coast) looked for a company to dub [[Anime/DuelMasters the anime]]. Somehow, they ended up choosing a dubbing company called Plastic Cow, previously best known for their ''Franchise/StarWars''-themed ''{{COPS}}'' ''Series/{{COPS}}'' parody ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MMAoOPa0Pg TROOPS]]''. Originally featuring a serious, more straightforward plot, Plastic Cow's sense of humor permeated the dub process of the show, resulting in a GagDub, complete with edited scenes played for laughs establishing a completely different tone that the show would be known for in America.
25th Nov '12 8:40:38 PM Psyga315
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It's been announced that a new ContinuityReboot WesternAnimation series called ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Kaijudo}} Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters]]'' was picked up by TheHub for the Summer 2012 season, with no connections to any of the original anime. It will be based around ''{{TabletopGame/Kaijudo}}'', a completely different TCG, which will not be compatible with the original ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'' TCG, or so they claim.

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It's been announced that a new ContinuityReboot WesternAnimation series called ''[[{{WesternAnimation/Kaijudo}} Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters]]'' was picked up by TheHub for the Summer 2012 season, [[InNameOnly with no connections to any of the original anime.anime]]. It will be based around ''{{TabletopGame/Kaijudo}}'', a completely different TCG, which will not be compatible with the original ''TabletopGame/DuelMasters'' TCG, or so they claim.
8th Sep '12 11:33:44 AM MarqFJA
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In order to understand the '''''Duel Masters''''' franchise, one should be aware of how weird bussiness relationship between two countries (in these case, US and Japan) working separately on the same product can get. One audience liking one product while the other hates it, localizations, etc. The thing goes like this:

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In order to understand the '''''Duel Masters''''' franchise, one should be aware of how weird bussiness business relationship between two countries (in these case, US and Japan) working separately on the same product can get. One audience liking one product while the other hates it, localizations, etc. The thing goes like this:
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