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''Ultraman Tiga''' was a tokusatsu series, part of the UltraSeries franchise, that lasted 1996-1997.

30 million years ago, beings of light came to Earth during mankind's infancy. Seeing the potential for humanity to become superior beings amongst the galaxy, the beings of light set up a colony to help and guide humanity. The beings of light also neutralize and control a horde of giant monsters who once roamed the Earth with their destructive ways. Using their powers, the beings of light either destroyed the monsters or tamed them, allowing humans to live with no fear of predators.

Malevolent factions within the colony began to oppose their own kind, stressing that they should remain the superior race and to subjugate humanity lest they rise and overtake them. A civil war erupts, destroying the colony and the beings of light, and regresses humanity to the point that it will take millenia for humans to achieve powers beyond their scope.

3 of these beings, which the pre-historic humans with their telepathic powers dubbed "Ultras" survived the war and imbued humanity with their DNA powers of light, hoping to one day jumpstart the humans back to greatness. The last of the great advanced humans, a woman named Yuzare, is chosen to be the keeper of the light, and leaves behind clues throughout time that one day, the monsters will rise again, and beings of light will be needed to combat them yet once more.

With various monsters rising from the Earth in modern times, the United Nations forms the T.P.C.--the Terrestrial Peace Consortium, a think tank looking for ways to neutralize the monsters. T.P.C. itself forms G.U.T.S.--Global Unlimited Task Squad, a strike team made up of combat specialists to counter the monsters if no other option but force is warranted.

On an archeological dig, T.P.C. discovers a pyramid-like device left by Yuzare fortelling the prophecy of the monsters, and that only the beings of light can beat them. The G.U.T.S. team heads out to a location given to them by Yuzare's message and discover a previously-invisible pyramid housing statues of the 3 Ultras that survived the war. A monster arises and destroys two of the three statues, but a beam of light contacts G.U.T.S. Officer Madoka Daigo, informing him that he is a true blood lineage to the DNA of the Ultras and awakens a power within him to save the entire world.

Using his inner heroism, his passion for justice, and his commitment for defending the innocent, Madoka Daigo accepts his heritage as the inheritor of the greatest power of them all--hope, as this era's Ultraman Tiga!

In 2002, Ultraman Tiga was dubbed in English by 4Kids in an attempt to revive Ultraman amongst U.S. audiences. Rather than a direct translation of the source material, this dub was an AffectionateParody, paying homage to Peter Fernandez's [[SoBadItsGood terrible,]] [[NarmCharm yet unintentionally hilarious]] [[{{Ultraman}} 1966 Ultraman]] dub. However, this time around, the dub takes it to [[UpToEleven another level]], as it's filled with a [[GagDub plethora]] of lampshading humor.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* ActingForTwo: Hiroshi Nagano plays both Daigo and an errand boy/intern named Nagano in Episode 46.
* AdultFear: Giranbo disguises itself as a kindly old woman before giving out drugged candy on Halloween and kidnapping children.
* BigBad: Gatanazoa in the series, although in The Final Odyssey it is revealed to be really Kamila, the queen of darkness and [[spoiler: Tiga's former lover and the one that converted him into a giant of darkness]].
* {{Bowdlerize}}: FourKidsEntertainment's infamous GagDub of it. Fortunately, an uncut, subbed DVD set was released, sadly out of print.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler: How Tiga is revived at the end of the series, complete with the power of children being responsible.]]
* TheComicallySerious: The GagDub makes Munakata this for comedic effect. The deep, brooding voice in contrast to the tone of everything else doesn't help.
* ContinuityReboot: Completely and utterly. There are no Ultras from M78 to help Tiga.([[spoiler: Unless you count the team up between [[{{Ultraman}} the original]] and Tiga in one ep.]])
* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: In episode 3, the GUTS crew remarks that it's a good thing the building that got smashed earlier was under construction because it CouldHaveBeenMessy otherwise. No, that was ''not'' a dub addition.
* EldritchAbomination: Gatanazoa, the Ruler Of Darkness. He's actually heavily based off Ghatanothoa, an elder evil from the CthulhuMythos - actually Cthulhu's son!
* EvilCounterpart: Kyrieloid, the giant guardian of fire demons race Kirie - much like Tiga being guardian of humans. From their point of view, Kyrieloid is rightful protector of Earth since Kirie inhabiting Earth much longer. Its successor, Kyrieloid II even has [[MultiformBalance ability to switch forms like Tiga]]. [[spoiler: And then we have the Dark Ultramen from ''The Final Oddyssey'' movie.]]
* EvilTwin: Evil Tiga.
* GoldenSuperMode: [[spoiler:Glitter Tiga, a form that Tiga obtains when [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve every child on earth empowers him with their light]]. He gains it again in "The Final Odyssey" when the destroyed Giants Of Light send Tiga their power.]]
* GilliganCut: The GagDub has this.
--> '''Horii''': ''"I'm just glad the other monster didn't show up today."''
--> '''*cut to a monster rising from the ground*'''
** It happens in the original in the second episode. The Guts team dispatches a monster without an Ultra in sight, leading to TemptingFate at its best: "Well, that was a breeze. I'm almost looking forward to the next time we meet a monster..." *ground shakes, the second monster comes out of the ground*
* GratuitousEnglish: The theme song
* GroinAttack: Tiga dispatched more than one monster with these.
* HeyItsThatGuy
** Shinjoh has fought many kaijuu in [[UltraSeven many]] [[UltramanNeos teams]]...
** Hiroshi Nagano aka Daigo is a member of {{V6}}, who recorded theme song ''Take Me Higher''.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the Latin-American dub, Daigo was voiced by ''[[DragonBallZ Vegeta]]''
** In the 4Kids dub, Daigo was voiced by [[Anime/YuGiOh Joey Wheeler.]] Rena was voiced by [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Blaze the Cat.]] And to top things off, [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]] sung the opening theme.
* HongKongDub: Much like the original [[{{Ultraman}} 1966 English Dub]], Tiga's GagDub naturally falls into this.
* HourOfPower: As ever. However, this one is ''not'' from some nebula and being weakened by Earth's conditions, so you'd expect that he wouldn't suffer from the three-minute time limit. Worse, he has a tendency to fly off ''way'' into the sky/distance instead of just out of sight after a battle. [[FridgeHorror If he ran out of juice in midair...]]
* IceCreamKoan: Played with in the GagDub. The dialogue purposely renders the scene just as useless as the sayings used in it. [[RuleofFunny For laughs, of course.]]
-->''"I have an old saying. One weird sight cannot be right. But make it three...it has to be. What's yours?"''
-->''[[{{Malaproper}} "A ship in time saves nine."]]''
-->''"Ugh. That's wrong. It's a STITCH in time. And it doesn't even apply...you're COMPLETELY OFF!"''
* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: Lampshaded in the GagDub.
-->'''Daigo''': ''"All that changed one night with the arrival of a meteor that seemed to steer its own descent to Earth. It aroused even more suspicion because of how close it landed to TPC headquarters."''
* JustTestingYou: In the GagDub, Daigo insists that the team must find Tiga to prepare for Melba and Golza's imminent attack. Megumi is convinced that the land of Tiga doesn't exist. Low and behold, Yazumi is able to pinpoint the exact location of Tiga...to which Megumi plays this trope straight.
* KillItWithFire: Kilieroid.
* MascotMook: Golza
* MeaningfulName: Tiga means 'Three' in Malay/Indonesian.
* MultiformBalance: Tiga can switch between three forms, [[JackOfAllStats Multi Type]], [[FragileSpeedster Sky Type]] and [[MightyGlacier Power Type]]. He become [[SuperMode Glitter Tiga]] in the last episode.
** In ''The Final Oddyssey'' movie, it's [[JokeCharacter Tiga Dark]], [[StoneWall Tiga Tornado]] and [[MasterOfNone Tiga Blast]]. They're really EvolutionPowerUp represent how Tiga Dark is slowly purging away darkness from himself.
* MythologyGag: Daigo meets both [[spoiler:Eiji Tsuburaya and the original Ultraman]] in Episode 46.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Episode 13 sows that Tiga can transform to a human sized version of himself. This power is only seen a few times again as the series progresses.
* OlderThanTheyLook: The GagDub lampshades this with Yuzare's appearance after the team views the holographic message.
--> Doctor: ''"I know that it may seem as if this time capsule is real but...she looks too good to be 30 million years old."''
* SayMyName: "DAIGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
* ShoutOut: A distress signal in GagDub does this.
--> ''"Do not adjust your TV set. [[TheOuterLimits There is nothing wrong.]] The recording is designed to appear wavy."''
* TakenForGranite:
** The Gakumas in episode 2 also did this, but they were easily taken out.
** [[spoiler: Tiga is transformed back into a statue after he was defeated by Gatanozoa in episode 51.]]
* TimeTraveler: Goldras
* WaveMotionTuningFork: The GUTS Wing 2 aircaft has one.

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''Ultraman Tiga''' was a tokusatsu series, part of the UltraSeries franchise, that lasted 1996-1997.

30 million years ago, beings of light came to Earth during mankind's infancy. Seeing the potential for humanity to become superior beings amongst the galaxy, the beings of light set up a colony to help and guide humanity. The beings of light also neutralize and control a horde of giant monsters who once roamed the Earth with their destructive ways. Using their powers, the beings of light either destroyed the monsters or tamed them, allowing humans to live with no fear of predators.

Malevolent factions within the colony began to oppose their own kind, stressing that they should remain the superior race and to subjugate humanity lest they rise and overtake them. A civil war erupts, destroying the colony and the beings of light, and regresses humanity to the point that it will take millenia for humans to achieve powers beyond their scope.

3 of these beings, which the pre-historic humans with their telepathic powers dubbed "Ultras" survived the war and imbued humanity with their DNA powers of light, hoping to one day jumpstart the humans back to greatness. The last of the great advanced humans, a woman named Yuzare, is chosen to be the keeper of the light, and leaves behind clues throughout time that one day, the monsters will rise again, and beings of light will be needed to combat them yet once more.

With various monsters rising from the Earth in modern times, the United Nations forms the T.P.C.--the Terrestrial Peace Consortium, a think tank looking for ways to neutralize the monsters. T.P.C. itself forms G.U.T.S.--Global Unlimited Task Squad, a strike team made up of combat specialists to counter the monsters if no other option but force is warranted.

On an archeological dig, T.P.C. discovers a pyramid-like device left by Yuzare fortelling the prophecy of the monsters, and that only the beings of light can beat them. The G.U.T.S. team heads out to a location given to them by Yuzare's message and discover a previously-invisible pyramid housing statues of the 3 Ultras that survived the war. A monster arises and destroys two of the three statues, but a beam of light contacts G.U.T.S. Officer Madoka Daigo, informing him that he is a true blood lineage to the DNA of the Ultras and awakens a power within him to save the entire world.

Using his inner heroism, his passion for justice, and his commitment for defending the innocent, Madoka Daigo accepts his heritage as the inheritor of the greatest power of them all--hope, as this era's Ultraman Tiga!

In 2002, Ultraman Tiga was dubbed in English by 4Kids in an attempt to revive Ultraman amongst U.S. audiences. Rather than a direct translation of the source material, this dub was an AffectionateParody, paying homage to Peter Fernandez's [[SoBadItsGood terrible,]] [[NarmCharm yet unintentionally hilarious]] [[{{Ultraman}} 1966 Ultraman]] dub. However, this time around, the dub takes it to [[UpToEleven another level]], as it's filled with a [[GagDub plethora]] of lampshading humor.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* ActingForTwo: Hiroshi Nagano plays both Daigo and an errand boy/intern named Nagano in Episode 46.
* AdultFear: Giranbo disguises itself as a kindly old woman before giving out drugged candy on Halloween and kidnapping children.
* BigBad: Gatanazoa in the series, although in The Final Odyssey it is revealed to be really Kamila, the queen of darkness and [[spoiler: Tiga's former lover and the one that converted him into a giant of darkness]].
* {{Bowdlerize}}: FourKidsEntertainment's infamous GagDub of it. Fortunately, an uncut, subbed DVD set was released, sadly out of print.
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: [[spoiler: How Tiga is revived at the end of the series, complete with the power of children being responsible.]]
* TheComicallySerious: The GagDub makes Munakata this for comedic effect. The deep, brooding voice in contrast to the tone of everything else doesn't help.
* ContinuityReboot: Completely and utterly. There are no Ultras from M78 to help Tiga.([[spoiler: Unless you count the team up between [[{{Ultraman}} the original]] and Tiga in one ep.]])
* ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: In episode 3, the GUTS crew remarks that it's a good thing the building that got smashed earlier was under construction because it CouldHaveBeenMessy otherwise. No, that was ''not'' a dub addition.
* EldritchAbomination: Gatanazoa, the Ruler Of Darkness. He's actually heavily based off Ghatanothoa, an elder evil from the CthulhuMythos - actually Cthulhu's son!
* EvilCounterpart: Kyrieloid, the giant guardian of fire demons race Kirie - much like Tiga being guardian of humans. From their point of view, Kyrieloid is rightful protector of Earth since Kirie inhabiting Earth much longer. Its successor, Kyrieloid II even has [[MultiformBalance ability to switch forms like Tiga]]. [[spoiler: And then we have the Dark Ultramen from ''The Final Oddyssey'' movie.]]
* EvilTwin: Evil Tiga.
* GoldenSuperMode: [[spoiler:Glitter Tiga, a form that Tiga obtains when [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve every child on earth empowers him with their light]]. He gains it again in "The Final Odyssey" when the destroyed Giants Of Light send Tiga their power.]]
* GilliganCut: The GagDub has this.
--> '''Horii''': ''"I'm just glad the other monster didn't show up today."''
--> '''*cut to a monster rising from the ground*'''
** It happens in the original in the second episode. The Guts team dispatches a monster without an Ultra in sight, leading to TemptingFate at its best: "Well, that was a breeze. I'm almost looking forward to the next time we meet a monster..." *ground shakes, the second monster comes out of the ground*
* GratuitousEnglish: The theme song
* GroinAttack: Tiga dispatched more than one monster with these.
* HeyItsThatGuy
** Shinjoh has fought many kaijuu in [[UltraSeven many]] [[UltramanNeos teams]]...
** Hiroshi Nagano aka Daigo is a member of {{V6}}, who recorded theme song ''Take Me Higher''.
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the Latin-American dub, Daigo was voiced by ''[[DragonBallZ Vegeta]]''
** In the 4Kids dub, Daigo was voiced by [[Anime/YuGiOh Joey Wheeler.]] Rena was voiced by [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Blaze the Cat.]] And to top things off, [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]] sung the opening theme.
* HongKongDub: Much like the original [[{{Ultraman}} 1966 English Dub]], Tiga's GagDub naturally falls into this.
* HourOfPower: As ever. However, this one is ''not'' from some nebula and being weakened by Earth's conditions, so you'd expect that he wouldn't suffer from the three-minute time limit. Worse, he has a tendency to fly off ''way'' into the sky/distance instead of just out of sight after a battle. [[FridgeHorror If he ran out of juice in midair...]]
* IceCreamKoan: Played with in the GagDub. The dialogue purposely renders the scene just as useless as the sayings used in it. [[RuleofFunny For laughs, of course.]]
-->''"I have an old saying. One weird sight cannot be right. But make it three...it has to be. What's yours?"''
-->''[[{{Malaproper}} "A ship in time saves nine."]]''
-->''"Ugh. That's wrong. It's a STITCH in time. And it doesn't even apply...you're COMPLETELY OFF!"''
* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: Lampshaded in the GagDub.
-->'''Daigo''': ''"All that changed one night with the arrival of a meteor that seemed to steer its own descent to Earth. It aroused even more suspicion because of how close it landed to TPC headquarters."''
* JustTestingYou: In the GagDub, Daigo insists that the team must find Tiga to prepare for Melba and Golza's imminent attack. Megumi is convinced that the land of Tiga doesn't exist. Low and behold, Yazumi is able to pinpoint the exact location of Tiga...to which Megumi plays this trope straight.
* KillItWithFire: Kilieroid.
* MascotMook: Golza
* MeaningfulName: Tiga means 'Three' in Malay/Indonesian.
* MultiformBalance: Tiga can switch between three forms, [[JackOfAllStats Multi Type]], [[FragileSpeedster Sky Type]] and [[MightyGlacier Power Type]]. He become [[SuperMode Glitter Tiga]] in the last episode.
** In ''The Final Oddyssey'' movie, it's [[JokeCharacter Tiga Dark]], [[StoneWall Tiga Tornado]] and [[MasterOfNone Tiga Blast]]. They're really EvolutionPowerUp represent how Tiga Dark is slowly purging away darkness from himself.
* MythologyGag: Daigo meets both [[spoiler:Eiji Tsuburaya and the original Ultraman]] in Episode 46.
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Episode 13 sows that Tiga can transform to a human sized version of himself. This power is only seen a few times again as the series progresses.
* OlderThanTheyLook: The GagDub lampshades this with Yuzare's appearance after the team views the holographic message.
--> Doctor: ''"I know that it may seem as if this time capsule is real but...she looks too good to be 30 million years old."''
* SayMyName: "DAIGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
* ShoutOut: A distress signal in GagDub does this.
--> ''"Do not adjust your TV set. [[TheOuterLimits There is nothing wrong.]] The recording is designed to appear wavy."''
* TakenForGranite:
** The Gakumas in episode 2 also did this, but they were easily taken out.
** [[spoiler: Tiga is transformed back into a statue after he was defeated by Gatanozoa in episode 51.]]
* TimeTraveler: Goldras
* WaveMotionTuningFork: The GUTS Wing 2 aircaft has one.
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16th Jun '13 5:42:04 AM EarlOfSandvich
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** In the 4Kids dub, Daigo was voiced by [[Anime/YuGiOh Joey Wheeler.]] Rena was voiced by [[SonicRush Blaze the Cat.]] And to top things off, [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]] sung the opening theme.

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** In the 4Kids dub, Daigo was voiced by [[Anime/YuGiOh Joey Wheeler.]] Rena was voiced by [[SonicRush [[VideoGame/SonicRushSeries Blaze the Cat.]] And to top things off, [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]] sung the opening theme.
5th Jun '13 5:39:15 PM Yipeekiyay
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* ActingForTwo: Hiroshi Nagano plays both Daigo and an errand boy/intern named Nagano in Episode 46.


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* MythologyGag: Daigo meets both [[spoiler:Eiji Tsuburaya and the original Ultraman]] in Episode 46.
23rd Apr '13 1:19:50 PM Sawbones
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In 2002, Ultraman Tiga was dubbed in English by 4Kids in an attempt to revive Ultraman amongst U.S. audiences. Rather than a direct translation of the source material, this dub was an AffectionateParody, paying homage to Peter Fernandez's [[SoBadItsGood terrible,]] [[NarmCharm yet unintentionally hilarious]] [[{{Ultraman}} 1966 Ultraman]] dub. However, this time around, the dub takes it to [[UpToEleven another level]], as it's filled with a [[GagDub plethora]] of lampshading humor. Take a glimpse at the 4Kids dub [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1PHZR10NH4 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzas9kIn1BY&feature=relmfu here.]]

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In 2002, Ultraman Tiga was dubbed in English by 4Kids in an attempt to revive Ultraman amongst U.S. audiences. Rather than a direct translation of the source material, this dub was an AffectionateParody, paying homage to Peter Fernandez's [[SoBadItsGood terrible,]] [[NarmCharm yet unintentionally hilarious]] [[{{Ultraman}} 1966 Ultraman]] dub. However, this time around, the dub takes it to [[UpToEleven another level]], as it's filled with a [[GagDub plethora]] of lampshading humor. Take a glimpse at the 4Kids dub [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1PHZR10NH4 here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzas9kIn1BY&feature=relmfu here.]]
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23rd Mar '13 11:26:24 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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*ConvenientlyEmptyBuilding: In episode 3, the GUTS crew remarks that it's a good thing the building that got smashed earlier was under construction because it CouldHaveBeenMessy otherwise. No, that was ''not'' a dub addition.


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*HourOfPower: As ever. However, this one is ''not'' from some nebula and being weakened by Earth's conditions, so you'd expect that he wouldn't suffer from the three-minute time limit. Worse, he has a tendency to fly off ''way'' into the sky/distance instead of just out of sight after a battle. [[FridgeHorror If he ran out of juice in midair...]]
23rd Mar '13 10:32:30 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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**It happens in the original in the second episode. The Guts team dispatches a monster without an Ultra in sight, leading to TemptingFate at its best: "Well, that was a breeze. I'm almost looking forward to the next time we meet a monster..." *ground shakes, the second monster comes out of the ground*
23rd Jan '13 12:31:36 AM Ridureyu
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* AdultFear: Giranbo disguises itself as a kindly old woman before giving out drugged candy on Halloween and kidnapping children.
12th Jan '13 11:06:46 PM Ridureyu
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* EldritchAbomination: Gatanazoa, the Ruler Of Darkness. He's actually heavily based off a creature from the CthulhuMythos.

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* EldritchAbomination: Gatanazoa, the Ruler Of Darkness. He's actually heavily based off a creature Ghatanothoa, an elder evil from the CthulhuMythos.CthulhuMythos - actually Cthulhu's son!
3rd Nov '12 9:52:27 PM Kuruni
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* EvilTwin: Evil Tiga.



** In ''The Final Oddyssey'' movie, it's [[JokeCharacter Tiga Dark]], [[StoneWall Tiga Tornado]] and [[MasterOfNone Tiga Blast]]. They're really EvolutionaryLevels represent how Tiga Dark is slowly purging away darkness from himself.

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** In ''The Final Oddyssey'' movie, it's [[JokeCharacter Tiga Dark]], [[StoneWall Tiga Tornado]] and [[MasterOfNone Tiga Blast]]. They're really EvolutionaryLevels EvolutionPowerUp represent how Tiga Dark is slowly purging away darkness from himself.
12th Oct '12 2:14:02 PM nombretomado
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** In the 4Kids dub, Daigo was voiced by [[YuGiOh Joey Wheeler.]] Rena was voiced by [[SonicRush Blaze the Cat.]] And to top things off, [[YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]] sung the opening theme.

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** In the 4Kids dub, Daigo was voiced by [[YuGiOh [[Anime/YuGiOh Joey Wheeler.]] Rena was voiced by [[SonicRush Blaze the Cat.]] And to top things off, [[YuGiOh [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]] sung the opening theme.
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