Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000–2006)
"Yugio deyueru monsutazu" (original title)

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Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil in Duel Monster Card Game, this alter ego breaks out to save them.


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Dan Green ...
 Yugi Moto / ... (30 episodes, 2000-2005)
Eric Stuart ...
 Seto Kaiba / ... (30 episodes, 2000-2005)
Amy Birnbaum ...
 Tea Gardner / ... (30 episodes, 2000-2005)
Darren Dunstan ...
 Maximillion Pegasus / ... (29 episodes, 2000-2005)
Vinnie Penna ...
 Joey Wheeler / ... (29 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Serenity Wheeler / ... (26 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Mokuba Kaiba / ... (25 episodes, 2000-2002)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Solomon Moto / ... (24 episodes, 2000-2005)
Ted Lewis ...
 Bakura / ... (22 episodes, 2001-2005)
 Mai Valentine (22 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Tristan Taylor / ... (20 episodes, 2000-2002)
 Tristan Taylor / ... (19 episodes, 2001-2005)
Jimmy Zoppi ...
 Weevil Underwood / ... (16 episodes, 2000-2005)


A young boy named Yugi Moto solves an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle and brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego. Whenever he and his friends are threatened by evil, this alter ego breaks out of the confines of the Millenium Puzzle and challenges wrongdoers to the Shadow Games: Life or Death situations that test the true nature of human beings. Those that lose or cheat suffer serious penalties that result in losing their sanity or even their lives. Along with his friends Joey, Tristan, Téa and Miho; Yugi and his dark counterpart faces off against foes such as Seto Kaiba: The ruthless champion of the duel monsters card game; and Ryo Bakura, who possesses the Millenium Ring containing a spirit more brutal than Yami Yugi. Will Yugi and his friends succeed or will they lose their souls? Written by payback1017

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The final duel between Yugi and Yami Yugi ended the same way as their duel in Season 4. Yugi won with 200 Life Points remaining. In Season 4, Yami Yugi won with the same amount of Life Points. See more »


When Bakura obtains the millennium eye in Dawn of the Duel, he states that he only needs to collect five more millennium items, he says the same thing when he collects the millennium puzzle, the latter being correct as the puzzle was his second millennium item and there are seven in total. See more »


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Surprisingly Complex Characters/Plot
9 December 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

When my brother started watching this show and I heard bits of it in the background I thought it sounded like the stupidest thing ever--I heard bits of dialogue along the lines of "Oh, yeah! Well I attack with my dark magician!" or "Now I shall harness the power of all millennium items and rule the world!" or "Ha ha, with the power of our friendship we will defeat you!" However, after I had been forced to actually watch several episodes and began to actually follow the plot and character development, I discovered to my surprise that this show, while it is basically just a marketing ploy to sell trading cards, is actually a complex and fascinating story with well-developed and multi-dimensional characters and relationships.

Now, granted, you have to have certain tolerances to enjoy this show: you have to accept the world in which the characters live, in which for some reason everything seems to ride on this certain card game, Duel Monsters, and in which there exist ancient items with various spirits trapped inside them. If you're inclined to dismiss the premises of the plot as stupid, then this show is not for you. Secondly, you have to tolerate the fact that much of the show consists of duels, in which the characters themselves compete in the card game that the show is designed to market. It helps if you're a 6 to 12-year-old boy (or anyone else, I suppose) and are actually into playing the card game yourself. Or, like me, you can simply realize that the game actually is quite interesting and complex, and in the show is used to advance the plot and character development, and just accept it. Finally, you have to tolerate a certain amount of sappiness--the main characters do often take the time to go on and on about the importance of friendship and courage and standing up for yourself, etc etc...however, I personally find this somewhat refreshing after watching my brother play countless video games where the main message seemed to be Kill Anything in Your Path if It Will Give You Energy Points or some such advantage. And the character relationships are complex enough that these speeches, when they occur, are actually meaningful and sometimes (at least to me!) quite touching.

The point is, don't dismiss this show. The animation is crisp and nuanced (except for occasionally when they decide for some reason to switch to exaggerated, cartoon-like animation, particularly with Joey--those moments are probably my least favorite aspect of the show!), and the characters are real, touching, and very entertaining. Suspend your cynicism and just let yourself enjoy the show--it's actually quite worth it!!

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