(Japanese for "King of Games"
) is a multimedia franchise that includes multiple Anime
series, a Collectible Card Game
, a line of Video Games
, and more.
Starting out as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi
written in 1996, Yu-Gi-Oh!
tells the story of Yugi Mutou, a put-upon teenager who is pulled into a world of intrigue and high-stakes gaming after solving the mysterious and ancient Millennium Puzzle. The puzzle, an artifact from ancient Egypt, grants Yugi a mysterious alter ego, an ancient gambler who spends much of the early series facing evildoers who threaten his friends in "Shadow Games," where mystic forces punish the wicked through games if they lose.
Slowly, the main game used as a plot device turned towards the trading card game Duel Monsters
, which was eventually revealed to be loosely based on an ancient Egyptian Shadow Game played by the previous owners of the Millennium Items, and Yugi and his friends discover that his alternate personality was the spirit of a Pharaoh from those times, who had forgotten his memories. From then on, Yugi and his friends find themselves fighting for their lives in their search to uncover the Pharaoh's name and memories.
In 1998, it received an anime adaptation by Toei, which ended after 27 episodes and a movie.
In 2000, it received yet another anime adaptation headed by NAS and Konami, in which the card game aspect is multiplied by ten
. And became immensely popular worldwide, where it was dubbed
by 4Kids Entertainment
Yugi's story was eventually completed, but the franchise continued in Spin Offs
taking place in NAS and Konami's anime universe with new spiky-haired
protagonists - the Shadow Games may be gone, but Duel Monsters still has a knack for channeling supernatural forces
The works in this franchise so far are:
Anime and Manga
The Konami card game
Other real life games
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (Carddas Version): the card game based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! (first anime series), released by Bandai.
- Yu Gi Oh Dungeon Dice Monsters
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monsters: A short-lived board game released by Mattel, very loosely based on the Capsule Monster Chess game from the manga.
- Konami's early promotional card bundled with their video games and starter boxes, made to be more accurate to the manga cards than the Carddas version, in an attempt to conquer the Duel Monsters license (it succeeded). This first group of cards resemble the manga version of the card game more than their finalized version of the TCG/OCG (right up to the card backings◊), and their starter box◊ included six Star Chips and a deck holder to compete with Bandai's promotional movie set.
- Various other companies were known to have produced their own◊ versions◊ of the Duel Monsters card game while the Toei anime was still airing. They didn't do as well compared to Bandai and Konami.
- For Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule Breed & Battle
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monster Coliseum
- Yu-Gi-Oh Dungeon Dice Monsters
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters series:
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters II: Dark Duel Stories
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters III: Tri-Holy God Advent (Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters IV: Battle of Great Duelist (Yugi, Kaiba, and Jonouchi versions)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 5 Expert 1 (Yu-Gi-Oh! Eternal Duelist Soul in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 6: Expert 2
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters International (Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 7: The Duelcity Legend (Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Expert 3 (Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004 in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 8: Hametsu no Daijashin (Yu-Gi-Oh: Reshef of Destruction in English; the Japanese title translates to "Great False God of Ruin", but has "Reshef of Destruction" written underneath it)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters International 2 (Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005 in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Destiny Board Traveler
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists Of The Roses
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Power Of Chaos Series:
- Yu-Gi-Oh! BAM - a Facebook game by FRIMA.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: Nightmare Troubadour
- For Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster Expert 2006 (Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship 2006 in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters GX: Mezase Duel King (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Duel Academy in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX Spirit Summoner (Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Spirit Caller in English)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Card Almanac
- World Championship Series:
- Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007
- Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008
- Tag Force Series:
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force (Rereleased as Tag Force Evolution/The Beginning of Destiny on PS2)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 2
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Tag Force 3
- For Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Duel Transer (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Master of the Cards in Europe)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels (Rereleased as Decade Duels Plus)
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Wheelie Breakers
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Terminal
- Tag Force Series:
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 4
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 5
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Tag Force 6
- World Championship Series:
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over The Nexus
- For Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Clash! Duel Carnival!
There's also a drinking game
. This is the same Yu-Gi-Oh!
that spawned Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
. Recently, there was a real life version of the series called Yu Gi Oh Real Life
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