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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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Series cast summary:
Dan Green ...
 Yami Yugi / ... (32 episodes, 2000-2005)
Eric Stuart ...
 Seto Kaiba / ... (32 episodes, 2000-2005)
Amy Birnbaum ...
 Tea Gardner / ... (32 episodes, 2000-2005)
Vinnie Penna ...
 Joey Wheeler / ... (30 episodes, 2000-2005)
Darren Dunstan ...
 Maximillion Pegasus / ... (29 episodes, 2000-2005)
 Mokuba Kaiba / ... (26 episodes, 2000-2003)
 Serenity Wheeler / ... (26 episodes, 2000-2005)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
 Solomon Moto / ... (24 episodes, 2000-2005)
Ted Lewis ...
 Bakura / ... (22 episodes, 2000-2005)
 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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It's Time To Duel!


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The very first monster Yugi ever summoned on the show was Blackland Fire Dragon. 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 »


Dartz: [after Kaiba loses his soul] The score stands: Orichalcos 1, Seto Kaiba, zip.
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Referenced in Loverboy (2005) See more »


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I'm a huge fan!
5 March 2003 | by (North Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

OK, I'll admit it...I am a sucker for the "30 min. commercials". I have been ever since I was a kid back in the, uh, 80's. I would go out and buy all the brand-new cool Transformers featured in the cartoon. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?...I was there. I am every toy manufacturers' ... dream. Yu-Gi-Oh is the continuation of my bizarre fascination with cartoons.

What's so great about this cartoon. Honestly, I can't say what it is I like. OK, I lied. I absolutely love the duels! I'm not a huge Anime fan, so that really does nothing for me. The constant babbling about "friendship" and "love" I can certainly do without. Not that those are bad things, and it's good that kids are taught these values while being brainwashed into buying the game, but it can be *awfully* sugary-sweet, especially when you're, um, <mumble> twenty-eight </mumble>. But I really enjoy the duels and it makes me want to go out and buy the cards and play with other people. Unfortunately, I have no friends, and my wife doesn't have any interest in dueling me. Fortunately, there's Game Boy Advance. I was given Dark Duel Stories for Christmas and recently bought Eternal Duelist Soul...both great games, though EDS is definitely closer to the original game than DDS. The point being, this tv show is really nothing more than an avenue for advertising their games...and I love it!

Now, what I'd like to see is how well Yugi fairs against someone who has some really nasty cards in their deck....how would he handle having Raigeki and Dark Hole being smacked down on his Dark Magician and Summoned Skull????

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