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The series consists of the following seasons. Note that after the first two seasons, the anime was discontinued in America. The Japanese version, instead, continued to run for many more seasons with ToBeAMaster as a central point. Shobu was later exchanged as a protagonist with his smaller brother.

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The series consists of the following seasons. Note that after the first two seasons, the anime was discontinued in America. The Japanese version, instead, continued to run for many more seasons with ToBeAMaster as a central point. Shobu was later exchanged as a protagonist with his smaller brother.
younger brother and later his nephew.


* ShoutOut: Even in a GagDub, no one expected ''Greg The Bunny'' to cameo. ''Ever''.

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* ShoutOut: Even in a GagDub, no one expected ''Greg The Bunny'' Series/GregTheBunny to cameo. ''Ever''.


** After his loss against Doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful '''L'''oyal '''O'''rder '''O'''f '''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]

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** After his loss against Doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain plane of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful '''L'''oyal '''O'''rder '''O'''f '''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]


A new Duel Masters season will air in Japan in 2017, focusing on Joe Kirifuda, the son of Katta, who made his first appearance in the final episodes of ''Versus Revolution Final''.

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A new Duel Masters season will air in Japan season, ''Duel Masters Next Story'', began in 2017, focusing on Joe Kirifuda, the son of Katta, who made his first appearance in the final episodes of ''Versus Revolution Final''.
Final''. Joe has the ability to make his own monsters by drawing them.


* ''DUel Masters Victory V3''

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* ''DUel ''Duel Masters Victory V3''



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* ''DUel Masters Victory V3''



** Two years after ''Victory'' V, Katta has lost his passion for battling. He gets back in the game after an encounter with Hokaben, an expert baseball player, and reuniting with his childhood friend Lulu Takigawa.

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** Two years after ''Victory'' V, V3, Katta has lost his passion for battling. He gets back in the game after an encounter with Hokaben, an expert baseball player, and reuniting with his childhood friend Lulu Takigawa.


* BadassInANiceSuit: Hakuoh and Kintaro.



* BaitAndSwitchComment: Kokujo chastises Shobu for calling him a bad guy due to his evil laugh. Shobu asks in confusion if that means Kokujo isn't a bad guy, and Kokujo points out that of course he is.



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Yu Fua, also known as Yumama in the GagDub. [[spoiler:Later, Hakuou in Duel Masters Charge, when he became "White" and joined the Fua Duelists, lead by Yu Fua's older brother.]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: BrainwashedAndCrazy:
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Yu Fua, also known as Yumama in the GagDub. [[spoiler:Later, Hakuou in Duel Masters Charge, when he became "White" and joined the Fua Duelists, lead by Yu Fua's older brother.]]]]
** Mimi gets hypnotized by the Master partway through her duel with Shobu.



* DisproportionateRetribution: Benny Haha claims this when Mimi destroys all of his equipment...all because he cheated at a card game.



* EvilSoundsDeep: Mimi has a voice modulator that lets her do this. When the Master hypnotizes her, she doesn't need it to do this.



* {{Foreshadowing}}:
** The room where Shobu and Kokujo duel in the Temple is pretty large for a basic card game...
** Scarlet Skyterror being key to defeating blockers.



* {{Gonk}}: Benny Haha; particularly since the dub has Mimi claim that he had plastic surgery to make himself look the age he thinks he is (in reality, he's a preteen).



* KillEmAll:
** Ballom, Master of Death's ability.
** Scarlet Skyterror for blockers, which comes in handy for Shobu several times.



* ObviouslyEvil: Kokujo. Naturally, the GagDub lampshades it.



* RealityEnsues: You know how the imaginary shields shatter? What do you think happens when they become real?

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* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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You know how the imaginary shields shatter? What do you think happens when they become real?real?
** Takeshi uses slow, powerful creatures against Shobu, who uses a speed deck. Shobu baits him into summoning his ace monster, and then breaks all of his shields at once.
** When Shobu orders his final attack on Kokujo with the bristling Valdios - why of course it opens fire on him in reality.


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* TermsOfEndangerment: Kokujo calls Shobu "sweet boy" and "schoolboy".


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* TheWorfEffect:
** Toru - who had previously lost to Kokujo - flattens Tsuyoshi, who gave Shobu a hard time.
** Just in case you didn't realize that Kokujo was bad news (after all, he'd beaten Shobu twice), he curbstomps Aizen, the Fourth Guardian.
** Second Guardian Mimi is beaten to emphasize that Boy George is quite the duelist.

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* MagicPokerEquation: Jamira using this clues Rekuta into the fact that he's actually cheating. Shobu tries to point out that he does the same thing, but Rekuta gives a HandWave since Shobu is the hero. In the end, they use video evidence (and Mimi paying attention) to get proof (sorta).


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* NoSuchThingAsBadPublicity: Kokujo cites the trope word-for-word when Knight comments that he's been getting a lot of negative attention in the dueling community.

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* CanonForeigner: Sayuki was not in the original manga, and is thus anime-exclusive.


* AwesomeYetImpractical: Kokujo's shoes, apparently. [[RuleOfCool But they make him look so cool]].



* CardGames

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* CardGames CardGames: Of course.



* GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga

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* GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga GamingAndSportsAnimeAndManga: Although when Shobu tries soccer after getting depressed over losing, it doesn't work out so well...



* HumongousMecha: Used by Benny Haha. During an escape sequence in Charge, he builds a miniature mecha [[ThisIsADrill with a massive drill]]

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* HumongousMecha: HumongousMecha:
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Used by Benny Haha. During an escape sequence in Charge, he builds a miniature mecha [[ThisIsADrill with a massive drill]]drill]].
** Dr. Root also has one of these.



** Kokujo stresses Shobu out so much in their first duel that Shobu makes a horrific misplay that pisses Kokujo off so much that he cancels the duel and leaves immediately.



* KnightOfCerebus: Kokujou and Hakuou.

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* KnightOfCerebus: InvincibleHero: Averted. Despite the jokes about it, Shobu actually loses quite a lot.
* KnightOfCerebus:
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Kokujou and Hakuou.Hakuou both elevate the seriousness of the show rather startlingly.
** Creature example; Ballom, Master of Death. While Kokujo did previously summon Trox, General of Destruction, into reality, it's this creature that really causes the cast to realize that they're now dealing with real creatures.
* LaughingMad: Kokujo descends into this when [[spoiler:Shobu beats him for the first time]].



* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Mimi is a Hakuoh fangirl.

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Mimi is a Hakuoh fangirl.fangirl, and Sayuki a Knight one.



* TheMentor: Knight, though the dub lampshades that he's not as good at it as he'd like.



* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Shobu is so LockedOutOfTheLoop when it comes to a Kaijudo duel, that he doesn't realize the ramifications of winning one - attacking the opponent directly with a very real creature. It's certainly not helped by the fact that his victory against [[spoiler:Kokujo]] is done with [[MoreDakka Armored Blaster]] [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill Valdios]]. Subsequently, he tries to avoid attacking directly in a Kaijudo duel and convince his opponents to surrender.



* RealityEnsues: You know how the imaginary shields shatter? What do you think happens when they become real?



* SeriousBusiness: Especially once the P.L.O.O.P. organization gets involved in the American season.

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* SeriousBusiness: Especially once the P.L.O.O.P. organization gets involved in the American season. Haircare is a close second to card games.



* SoLastSeason: Shobu is a chronic deck changer. Also lampshaded in the dub when an antagonist mocks Mimi's new voice.

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* SoLastSeason: Shobu is a chronic deck changer.changer once he's convinced to do so in the first place. Also lampshaded in the dub when an antagonist mocks Mimi's new voice.


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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Kokujo in Season 1, where he wears a BadassLongcoat open over his chest.


** After his loss against doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful '''L'''oyal '''O'''rder '''O'''f '''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]

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** After his loss against doctor Doctor Root, a confused Shobu is troubled by nightmares and his emerging kaijudo abilities, which allow duelists to summon creatures into their plain of existence. After getting out of his funk, he finds his missing father's diary and embarks on a journey to the five civilizations, lands populated by creatures being threatened by the '''P'''owerful '''L'''oyal '''O'''rder '''O'''f '''P'''rinces. Due to it's nature, the information presented in this season is [[CanonDiscontinuity non-canon.]]


* BadassAdoable: Mimi - super adorable, super badass.

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* BadassAdoable: BadassAdorable: Mimi - super adorable, super badass.

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* BadassAdoable: Mimi - super adorable, super badass.


** Benny Haha uses cameras to spy on the cards in Shobu's hand and predict his moves. Shobu figures it out and manages to confuse him and get an advantage, then Mimi destroys the cameras. When Shobu is about to win, Benny claims that his sister is sick and that he needs to remain undefeated so that he can pay for her treatments, but Mimi tells Shobu he is lying and he finishes him off.

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** Benny Haha uses cameras to spy on the cards in Shobu's hand and predict his moves. Shobu figures it out and manages to confuse him and get an advantage, then Mimi destroys the cameras. When Shobu is about to win, Benny claims that his sister is sick and that he needs to remain undefeated so that he can pay for her treatments, but Mimi tells Shobu he is lying and he finishes him off. In the dub, ''Mimi'' is Benny Haha's sister, and so this ploy works even ''less'' well for him since Shobu clearly can tell that Mimi isn't sick.


* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Mimi, who is super-girly until it's time to throw down, [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower which she does quite proficiently.]]



** The English dub had Benny Haha claim that Mimi was his little sister, completely unaware that they would actually show his sister (possibly unrelated in the original) in a (fake) flashback. As chance would have it, Benny's sister looked exactly like a young Mimi. WordOfGod from a post on the Toon Zone Forums.

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** The English dub had Benny Haha claim that Mimi was his little sister, completely unaware that they would actually show his sister (possibly unrelated in the original) in a (fake) flashback. As chance would have it, Benny's sister looked exactly like a young Mimi. WordOfGod from a post on the Toon Zone Forums.

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