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For a franchise about a children's card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! has a surprising amount of epic tunes in both Japanese and English.

Yu Gi Oh Toei series

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's


Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

  • Sound Duel 1:
    • "One Step", the first ending, is very cute and catchy. It never goes away.
    • Swing! Pendulum of Souls, used to great effect during Yuya's first Pendulum Summon and many other awesome summoning moments throughout the show.
    • DDD is haunting and powerful - your rival might just be about to do something that blows you away.
    • Reiji's Desire is calm and compelling and reminds you of the mystery shrouding Reiji's motivations.
    • Yuya's optimistic theme is a happy and passionate theme. Can't you just feel Yuya trying to entertain you?
    • Gongenzaka's theme, Steadfast Duel, sounds traditionally Japanese at first. After a while, it goes into a calm yet powerful beat, befitting a style that specializes in holding one's ground against all odds.
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  • Sound Duel 3:
    • Duel of Rebellion is emotionally powerful and gives the sense of urgency and strength in the face of adversity.
    • Yuto's Passionate Soul hits you straight in the feels about Yuto's death, mixed with the impression of just how powerful Yugo is.
    • The Evolving Falcon reminds of the losses suffered by The Resistance and the willpower they have to keep going. It sounds something like a bird of prey circling, waiting to go in for the kill.
    • Breathtaking Offense and Defense. Its title implies you're seeing a great combo, but it sounds more like you're seeing a hopeless situation that's becoming increasingly dire. Special mention goes to when it's first played, where Yugo sees Obelisk Force finishing off a group of Red Shirts.
    • A Battle Beyond Imagining. An intense battle theme that gives the feel of a difficult opponent. It makes one want to brace themselves for the onslaught.
  • Sound Duel 4: The fourth OP, "Trump Card" by cinema staff, and the fourth ED, "Speaking" by Mrs. Green Apple, are catchy and upbeat songs that contrasted to the relatively dark plot happening during their run.
  • The dub of the Synchro Arc re-uses some tracks from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, the most prominent being in any duel involving Jack Atlas.

Yu Gi Oh Vrains

  • Sound Duel 2: The One Who Seizes The Storm, an energetic and triumphant theme that perfectly captures the feeling of Yusaku's winning strategy being put into action.


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