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"Yu-Gi-Oh!" (2000/I) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2000-2006

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Yu-Gi-Oh!: :  -- A young boy named Yugi Moto defeats the world Champion, Seto Kaiba, in a duel with the help of the mysterious Millenium puzzle,the support of the friends and the heart of the cards...
Yu-Gi-Oh!: :  -- Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to use his skill and determination to rid the world of evil once again.
Yu-Gi-Oh!: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Funimation
Yu-Gi-Oh!: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Funimation
Yu-Gi-Oh!: :  -- US Home Video Trailer from Funimation


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Release Date:
29 September 2001 (USA) See more »
It's Time To Duel!
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. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 1 of 43)
Dan Green ... Yami Yugi / ... (222 episodes, 2000-2006)

Series Directed by
Kunihisa Sugishima (138 episodes, 2000-2004)
Hiroyuki Kakudo (26 episodes, 2000-2002)
Toru Yamada (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Series Writing credits
Kazuki Takahashi (224 episodes, 2000-2006)
David Sartorius (10 episodes, 2003)
Matthew Drdek (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lloyd Goldfine (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ken'ichi Kanemaki (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Arthur 'Sam' Murakami (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Roger Slifer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masashi Sogo (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Junki Takegami (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Paul Taylor (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shin Yoshida (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Steve Gerber (unknown episodes)
Ted Lewis (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Pertsch (unknown episodes)
H.B. Wolff (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Michael Pecoriello .... producer (175 episodes, 2001-2006)
Koji Beppu .... line producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lloyd Goldfine .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Norman J. Grossfeld .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Norio Hayashi .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Alfred Kahn .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tom Kenney .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Roger Slifer .... co-producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Original Music by
Joel Douek (3 episodes, 2000-2001)
John R. Angier (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
John Petersen (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Wayne Sharpe (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Elik Alvarez (unknown episodes, 2004-2007)
Freddy Sheinfeld (unknown episodes, 2004-2007)
Series Production Management
Eleanor Matera .... music production manager (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eric Stuart .... voice director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Art Department
Hidetsugu Hirayama .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Naoki Hishikawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Toshihiro Ishikawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takao Iwai .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kenichi Kasai .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroshi Kurimoto .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Naoyuki Kuzuya .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiromichi Matano .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jôhei Matsuura .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yasuhiro Minami .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Katsumi Ono .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Akira Shimizu .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jun Shimizu .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroaki Shimura .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yukihiro Shino .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shigeki Takagi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shinji Takamatsu .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takahiro Takigami .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Goro Taniguchi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hatsuki Tsuji .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Aki Tsunaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kan Tsuruta .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masahiko Watanabe .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tsutomu Yabuki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Toru Yamada .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Koji Yoshikawa .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Sound Department
Alon Namdar .... sound recording engineer / sound mixer (175 episodes, 2001-2006)
Joseph Shalack .... adr engineer (127 episodes, 2003-2006)
Jeff Formosa .... sound designer (58 episodes, 2003-2004)
Dominick Barbera .... sound mixer (40 episodes, 2004-2006)
Shawn Conrad .... audio mixer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yûji Mitsuya .... recording director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ohad Tzachar .... sound designer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Avi Laniado .... technical support supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Ryan Kelly .... electronic graphics (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jennifer Obrotka .... electronic graphics (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Animation Department
Shingo Araki .... character designer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masahiro Hamamori .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michi Himeno .... character designer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hidetsugu Hirayama .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takahiro Kagami .... animator / monster design / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masaki Kudô .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Toshiyasu Okada .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shin'ichi Sakuma .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hidekazu Shimamura .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michiaki Sugimoto .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hatsuki Tsuji .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Aki Tsunaki .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Casting Department
Jason Bergenfeld .... casting / casting for TAJ Productions (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Larry Jurls .... casting (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Series Editorial Department
Jordan Podos .... assistant editor (1 episode, 2000)
Michael Solovay .... avid editor (1 episode, 2001)
Series Music Department
Susan Shufro .... music editor (97 episodes, 2000-2003)
Jonathan Lattif .... music production assistant (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Julian Schwartz .... music producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
John Siegler .... music executive producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Michael Brady .... associate music producer (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Michael D. Dunn .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Chris Guido .... post production coordinator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Enna Hozumi .... Japanese liaison (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Pico Hozumi .... Japanese liaison (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Crystal Marcus-Kanesaka .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Roz Nowicki .... marketing (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Ray Sterling .... production accountant / assistant to producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Chan Candela .... story adaptor (unknown episodes)
Ted Lewis .... voice director (unknown episodes)
Arthur 'Sam' Murakami .... adaptor: English / story and gameplay advisor / ... (unknown episodes)
Eric Stuart .... voice director (unknown episodes)
H.B. Wolff .... voice director (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yu-Gi-Oh!: Enter the Shadow Realm" - USA (third season title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh!: Grand Championship" - USA (fifth season title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh!: Waking the Dragons" - USA (fourth season title)
"Yu-Gi-Oh: Dawn of the Duel" - USA (sixth season title)
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24 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Australia:G (DVD rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Quebec) | Denmark:7 | Germany:6 (DVD release) | Iceland:L | Netherlands:6 | Spain:7 | UK:PG (some episodes) | UK:U (some episodes) | USA:TV-Y7 (heavily cut)

Did You Know?

The first person to activate De-Spell was Kaiba.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When Yugi has three Exodia pieces in his hand he draws for another and he picks up the same one he had in his hand.See more »
Mai Valentine:Alright, no more mrs. nice Mai!See more »
Movie Connections:
Kawaita SakebiSee more »


Why is there two entries for the Yu Gi Oh! series?
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27 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Yes, I know I already reviewd this show, but..., 27 June 2003
Author: perni from Owensboro, KY

...I have some nagging thoughts I just have to write down for the whole world to see! Okay, so lately the whole Kidnapped-Grandfather plot has been ditched in favor of a story with this mind-absorbing villain who wants three Egyptian God Cards. These cards are supposedly unstoppable, although according to this show the hero can't lose so that statement is up for debate. And it's become increasingly noticeable that the show spends 50% of its running time explaining things THAT'S IT ALREADY DISCUSSED AT LENGTH. For example:

Villain: With this card, I'll be able to add 1000 Attack Points to my dragon with every turn! My monster will soon become invincible, as its Attack Points will eventually surpass those of your puny magician!

(commercial break)

Villain: Why don't you give up, Yu-Gi? There is no way you can beat my dragon, as with each turn it gains an additional 1000 Attack Points, making it utterly unbeatable! Bwa ha ha! You might as well turn in your (insert name of mystical object here) right now and save yourself the embarrasment! HOW CAN YOUR MINISCULE MAGICIAN POSSIBLE CONTEND WITH THE MIGHT OF MY MIGHTY DRAGON, SINCE MY CREATURE BECOMES MORE AND MORE POWERFUL WITH EACH PROGRESSIVE TURN? It's madness to pursue this battle! Bwa ha ha!

Hero: (looks perplexed)

Villain: Make your move, fool! For this battle will soon be over!!!

(commercial break)

And it goes on like that until someone actually does do something. I love how the villains just KNOW they can win, but Yu-Gi always manages to yank the right card out of his deck by believing in "the heart of the cards." Yeah, you know what? I call it luck, Yu-Gi m'boy. Seriously, if it weren't for the cool character designs and my morbid sense of curiosity, I would have given up on this show a while back. But darn me if I don't tune in every blasted afternoon!!!

Sigh...pray for me, my friends.

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