Characters Yu Gi Oh Main Characters Discussion

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DrakeClawfang
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01:06:38 PM Feb 14th 2016
For the record, I would prefer having pictures from the anime for the characters, as the artwork of them is rather awkwardly cropped in places, the anime is the more recognizable and definitive medium for the franchise. I'll hunt down some good quality screencaps and see what I can provide.
DrakeClawfang
01:07:34 PM Feb 14th 2016
I'd also like to agree with the below mod that Seto Kaiba should be here. I'm aware of his increased role in the anime, but the page covers both the manga and anime and in the latter he is definitely a main character.
lalalei2001
01:11:39 PM Feb 14th 2016
He's pretty much a main character in the manga too, since he appeared so early and throughout. The only major arc he missed out on was the final one.
SatoshiBakura
01:15:31 PM Feb 14th 2016
Well Wikipedia lists him as a supporting character. He is a major character alright, but he's not part of the main group of friends plus one untrustworthy guy who is evil.
DrakeClawfang
01:17:50 PM Feb 14th 2016
Wikipedia is not a reliable source for something like this.
DrakeClawfang
01:23:17 PM Feb 14th 2016
Hm, image hunting isn't going so well. I forgot how old the show is. I'll try and find the show's HD remaster online over the week and grab some screencaps.
SatoshiBakura
01:23:56 PM Feb 14th 2016
Regardless, like I said, Kaiba may be major, but he isn't officially part of the group.
DrakeClawfang
05:01:32 PM Feb 14th 2016
edited by DrakeClawfang
Explain "officially."

As for images, these look perfect to me.

http://www.yugioh.com/characters
DrakeClawfang
05:46:16 PM Feb 15th 2016
Okay, tomorrow I'll move Kaiba here and upload new images from that website.
SatoshiBakura
06:25:08 PM Feb 15th 2016
edited by SatoshiBakura
When I reorganized these character pages, I did it by group or organization they were a part of, not by role. I kept this page saying "Main Characters" because I technically considered them a group as a circle of friends. I never considered Kaiba to be part of that group, which is why I insisted that he separate. In hindsight, I should have renamed this page.

What I'm saying here is that while I would be more okay with this change before I did the reorganization, it's not fitting to do after it. He may have a major role but I never considered Kaiba to be part of the group that this character page talks about.

Since you are technically using full body images and noticing that normal Bakura doesn't have one, may I suggest using this Tarot Card of Bakura?

All of that said, I won't stop you from moving Kaiba or changing the images, as much as a disagree with the decisions (especially the former). But I will warn you that once yuugamer comes back here, he will be mad.
DrakeClawfang
04:04:34 AM Feb 16th 2016
edited by DrakeClawfang
Fair enough on the group name. There isn't really a better name, thoough, unless we go with "Domino High Students" which is already used. There isn't a problem though with keeping it at this name and just tossing Kaiba in. The only other title I could think of is "The Friendship Circle" for the happy face group, but the two Bakuras aren't in there so yeah.

The tarot image is good. Is it fanart or official?

As for yuugamer, to be blunt - oh well. These aren't his pages any more than they're mine or yours. If he wants to discuss these decisions, I'm up for it.
SatoshiBakura
04:10:02 AM Feb 16th 2016
The card is official. Kazuki Takahashi himself drew it.
DrakeClawfang
04:19:32 AM Feb 16th 2016
Nice, works for me then.
DrakeClawfang
08:42:34 AM Feb 16th 2016
Got a similar art for Marik? The site only has Yami Marik.
SatoshiBakura
08:49:50 AM Feb 16th 2016
Sadly, no.
DrakeClawfang
08:59:07 AM Feb 16th 2016
Darn.
DrakeClawfang
09:29:55 AM Feb 16th 2016
New images up here. Given the site's unfortunately incomplete database and the character pages listing a lot of characters not in the second series anime, I'm not gonna do anything to the other pages for now, unless folks really want the new images.
yuugame
02:19:56 AM Mar 12th 2016
edited by yuugame
Official source: Gospel of Truth's character pages has the "main circle of friends" being listed first, in order: Yuugi, Dark Yuugi, Jonouchi, Anzu, Honda, Bakura, Dark Bakura, Otogi. The rest are listed in order of appearance or listed under affiliations, including the Kaiba brothers. So not only does the original manga support Kaiba not being a "main character" of the original series (he's an important supporting character, don't get me wrong), but the supplementary material written by Takahashi himself really just hits it home further. If we have to move a character from the other pages, Otogi Jr. fits the bill more than Kaiba.

(Not only that, but it also splits the characters up into sections similar to what Satoshi Bakura already provided for these pages. Not sure if I can link scans of the Table of Contents because of obvious copyright)

As for the images, rather than being anal about it being from the manga, I feel like we should have a preference using original designs drawn by the original author if possible, especially recent ones. Like, if we *need* anime images, I'd be fine with using better images derived from the upcoming Dark Side of Dimensions movie than mostly dated stock art from the American site. I just don't see a reason not to unless we're really pushing bias for the derivative work just because it's more popular internationally (you can say "definitive" but we have just as much manga as there are anime, so it's literally a popularity contest otherwise, plus an aspect unique to the original series is that the manga *started the franchise* and came before the anime unlike the others).

That being said, yeah, I think either screenshots from the Dark Side of Dimensions movie or higher quality versions of any of these (http://i.imgur.com/NeSy1mD.png) that will eventually pop up would be highly preferable.
SatoshiBakura
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06:18:45 PM Aug 11th 2014
Okay, somebody changed all of the pictures. When I added the old pictures back but kept the new ones, that same person got rid of them.
lalalei2001
06:28:32 PM Aug 11th 2014
May want to report that to Ask The Tropers.
SatoshiBakura
06:41:01 PM Aug 11th 2014
Okay thanks. Well, the whole character page has been rearranged. I'm actually fine with the rearrangements. It's the pictures that bother me (I'm OCD, okay!).
SatoshiBakura
07:03:55 PM Aug 11th 2014
Or, at least change Anzu's picture. It is really screwed up for this person to pick a picture of her in a bikini when there are plenty of other options.
SatoshiBakura
07:03:56 PM Aug 11th 2014
edited by 71.171.109.182
Changed picture so that Anzu is not in a bikini.
SatoshiBakura
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08:22:30 AM Jul 27th 2014
Is Seto Kaiba really a main character? He might be one in the anime, but in the manga, he is more of a supporting character.
SeptimusHeap
08:40:12 AM Jul 27th 2014
Well, the page covers both anime and manga, so yeah.
SeptimusHeap
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01:50:48 PM Mar 5th 2012
This entry needs to be rewritten according to How to Write an Example:
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