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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (original title)
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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.

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Tristan Taylor (voice) (as John Campbell)
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Amy Birnbaum ...
Tea Garnder (voice)
Madeleine Blaustein ...
Solomon Moto (voice) (as Maddie Blaustein)
Darren Dunstan ...
Dan Green ...
Yugi Moto / Yami Yugi (voice)
Kôji Ishii ...
Anubis (voice)
Shunsuke Kazama ...
Yugi Muto / Yami Yugi (voice)
Hidehiro Kikuchi ...
Hiroto Honda (voice)
Ted Lewis ...
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Joey Wheeler (voice) (as Wayne Grayson)
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Storyline

Yugi, a smaller than average high school student, and an easy target for bullies, is given an ancient Egyptian riddle called the "Millennium Puzzle" by his grandfather, a local game shop manager. Yugi pieces the puzzle together and unexpectedly becomes the powerful "Game King." Now when Yugi gets into sticky situations, the "Game King" takes over and protects Yugi and his friends. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Tutto il resto è stato solo allenamento! (Everything else was just practice!) (Italy DVD release) See more »


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Rated PG for scary combat and monster images | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£112,980 (UK) (13 August 2004)

Gross:

$19,762,690 (USA) (29 October 2004)
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Trivia

After Kaiba beat Pegasus, he said "That's all Folks!", referring to the slogan of other cartoons of Warner Bros., also mocking Pegasus's Toon Deck. See more »

Goofs

When Kaiba and Anubis argue over how to defeat Yami Yugi, they both mention they could win the duel there and then, but with the way the field was, there's no way Kaiba could have won on that very same turn. See more »

Quotes

Mokuba Kaiba: I hope you know what you're doing, big brother...
Seto Kaiba: Funny, I was just thinking the exact same thing.
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Connections

Follows Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000) See more »

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Flawed, but a pretty good movie adaptation of my favorite anime show
11 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved Yugioh the TV series and it's seasons. It's not a masterpiece or anything (due to it's bland voice work and repetitive dialogue), but it was still an entertaining and rousing show that was considered to be always watchable by fans everywhere. So, when I heard that Warner Brothers decided to make a movie adaptation of the show, I became hyped as heck and saw it the same year it came out back at 2004.

I liked that movie when I was a kid and thought it was a masterpiece, but as a young adult, I would rather consider it quite underrated. It's not excellent or anything, but it's still pretty good. It has a decent enough story with a semi-decent premise about the Pyramid of Light and Anubis being released and wanting revenge on Yami Yugi. The main characters, including Yugi Moto and the antagonist Seto Kaiba were OK, but nothing.

However, the only character I liked the best in this movie was Anubis. He was a much darker villain than most non-Disney villains you find in most animated films (Dreamworks Animation, etc.) due to his intent on killing Yami Yugi by any means necessary. However, his character wasn't drawn big enough and only appeared in the climax of the movie.

With the characters aside, there are a few flaws that I might add. The animation has very nice backgrounds and some bright color, but the character animations kind of bothered me and the editing itself was rather choppy. The dialogue is rather poor and and the voice work for the movie is pretty bland for my taste.

With the flaws aside, it did have some great action moments with the monster cards with some English text letters on them (I bet they wanted to really show us what the cards can actually do as they did in real life when we started buying some cards), an awesome new card "Blue Eyes Shining Dragon" and the climax was very decent.

Overall, Yugioh The Movie isn't a great adaptation, but it's not as bad as the critics and fans think it was. I understand if they hated it, but as for me, I would have to recommend this to Yugioh fans.


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