Web Video: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series
Yami Yugi: Wait a minute! Did you just summon a bunch of monsters in one turn?
Seto Kaiba: Yeah. So?
Yami: That's against the rules, isn't it?Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series
(The Cancelled Series
for the Virtual World arc and The Renewed Series
for the next arc after that) is a Gag Dub
and Affectionate Parody
of the second anime series of Yu-Gi-Oh!
(the one most commonly known around the world), done by a guy known as LittleKuriboh
(real name Martin Billany). Each episode of this series compresses several clips of YGO episodes into four- to eleven-minute clips, which point out and make fun
of some of the really absurd plot points
of the series (just how does
Kaiba manage to climb that cliff with a briefcase in his hand?) and a lot of the changes made in the 4Kids
dub ("Don't move a muscle, or we'll shoot you with our invisible guns!
" "It is heavily implied that you are beating the ever-loving crap out of me!"), as well as lampooning the policies of the television networks
that aired the show in North America.The Abridged Series
spawned a handful of imitators
, but has since become an entire genre
of internet videos and thanks to its expressive parody, quotes from the series are repeatedly used on this very wiki. As well as by a few of the actual voice actors
. Martin and his show are now part of Channel Awesome, the home of That Guy with the Glasses
! The series itself has been re-fandubbed or subbed into French, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish and, of course, Japanese (among others).
After some time LittleKuriboh
eventually went to doing the same process with "Season 0"
(the Short Runner
based more closely on the original manga), giving special attention to the Adaptation Displacement
and animation quirks of the earlier series. He has also abridged the first-series/"Season 0" movie and the second-series movie
Videos of each episode can be found at the official website
or Daily Motion
. Thanks to the wonderful
world of copyrighted material dispute, the YouTube account
has been terminated and reinstated a ridiculous number of times. note
Current status: NOT BANNED
. Also note that the current channel was originally made as a joke to be Yugi's in-universe channel; the original channel for the series too, was banned and unbanned repeatedly, which is why the show was moved. There is also his side channel ObeyMyRod
, home of the Marik Plays Bloodlines
videos, and Ninjabridge
, which features many jokes and cameos from YGOTAS (albeit with more uncensored swearing).
Because of the constant battles with YouTube
copyright, new episodes of YGOTAS, Naruto, and LittleKuriboh
's other videos are now posted on Team Four Star's website, where LK has a dedicated section.Has its own wiki here
Additional subpages include Ho Yay
and Shout Outs
. An Episode Guide
is under construction, please contribute!
This work provides examples of:
...In a few hours, the sun will rise!