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Ohhhh, I hates that Bastion!

As the title might tell you, LittleKuriboh Watches YGO GX is Exactly What It Says on the Tin, a web series featuring Martin Billany, better known as LittleKuriboh, creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series, watching episodes of the Sequel Series to the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and providing commentary throughout. As mentioned in the first video, pretty much since he started making the Abridged Series, Little Kuriboh has been getting question/requests/demands that he should abridge GX as well. Knowing that there was little chance of this happening, since just abridging the first four seasons of the original show took well over 14 years, he instead decided to simply review and comment on GX, often poking fun at the absurd and nonsensical plots and characters, as well as adding the occasional Running Gag of his own. As of April 2022, he's made commentary videos up to episode 34 of the anime. As of Episode 32, due to his increasing health issues preventing him from standing in front of a green screen for long periods of time, he replaced himself with Live2D vtuber models.


This work provides examples of:

  • Actually Pretty Funny: His reaction to the bizarre "Monster cards in love" gimmick used in the episode "Maiden In Love", despite how silly it was, because he enjoyed seeing the monster characters show actual personality instead of just being props.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: One of the things LK hates about Bastion and his gimmick about creating equations for his duels, most of which is total nonsense.
  • Berserk Button: LittleKuriboh absolutely hates Bastion, constantly refers to him as a "posh shithead", and even has a Catchphrase based on it used for Bastion-centered episodes.
    • He also doesn't care much for Jaden's flippant attitude toward literally anything other than card games, as well as his Plot Armor.
  • Cats Are Mean: Since his namesake was a tyrant in the Abridged Series, there's surprisingly little difference between him and Pharaoh the Cat, albeit with a more pronounced desire for head scratches.
  • Converted Fanboy: Despite his constant jokes about the ridiculousness of the series and the various personality quirks that would make Jaden unlikeable to people around him, LittleKuriboh has gone into Sincerity Mode more than once to admit that he has legitimately become a fan of GX and now genuinely considers Jaden one of his favourite Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists over the course of watching the show.
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  • Deadpan Snarker: LK takes the snark up to eleven to make fun of the series and how ridiculous some of it is.
  • Dull Surprise: LK pokes fun at how so many lines were poorly recorded, mostly Jaden or Alexis' VAs.
  • Eating the Eye Candy: LK plays up his bisexuality a lot more for this series, openly lusting after Avian and Sparkman, two of the trademark Hero monsters from Jaden's deck. He also has a Running Gag about which character has the best butt in any given episode.
  • Insufferable Genius: He considers Bastion to be a massive one, which is why he hates Bastion and keeps calling him a posh sh*thead.
  • Last-Second Word Swap: In episode 17 when LK is about to say 'rice balls', it's overdubbed with "PASTRIES", spoken completely flatly.
  • No-Sell: LK refuses to believe that an especially lame joke in episode 15 counts as one.
    "W-what was that? Was that a joke? Wha- is that really a joke? Who- (outraged) NO!"
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  • Padding the Paper: How LK imagines Jaden will write a five (later ten) page essay on his Tag Duel with the Paradox Brothers.
  • Running Gag: LK has quite a few of these.
    • "Ok <x> fantasies" when something that could be considered sexual in real life.
    • "Add it to the list" whenever Chumley says something is "licious" or "anti-licious"
  • Talking Animal: Unlike the actual anime where he was a smart but otherwise normal cat, the series makes Pharaoh, the pet cat of Professor Banner, into one, with the same voice and similar personality as Pharaoh Atem who he's named after. As he mentions in Episode 2, this was one of the gags LittleKuriboh wanted to do the most for the series.
  • The Scrappy: In-Universe. Ojama Yellow is this for LK, mainly due to his shrill voice and unpleasant design. While his annoyance toward characters like Jaden and Bastion is Played for Laughs, his disdain for Ojama Yellow is completely genuine and almost always expressed with a stern, fed up demeanor.
  • Serious Business: Constantly lampshaded, as this trope has been exaggerated from the original series, to the point that card games are now apparently a cornerstone of the global economy, much to LK’s bafflement.
  • Skewed Priorities: LK thinks Jaden and the other students firmly has this because there's so many interesting things in the lore that could be focused on instead of the card game.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: He does not like spiders, as shown when the Paradox Brothers use Jirai Gumo (Who keeps getting re-summoned to be used for Tribute Doll), and Dark Guardian (Whose lower body is a spider).
  • You Have GOT to Be Kidding Me!: This was his reaction to the Paradox Brothers occupation apparently being "card game mercenaries" when they appeared in the Tag Duel episode, which he thought was so ridiculous he kept laughing at the concept the whole episode.