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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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Credited cast:
Gregory Abbey ...
Tristan Taylor (voice) (as John Campbell)
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Ben Baron ...
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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 Moto / Yami Yugi (voice)
Hidehiro Kikuchi ...
Hiroto Honda (voice)
Ted Lewis ...
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Tadashi Miyazawa ...
Sugoroku Muto (voice)
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Joey Wheeler (voice) (as Wayne Grayson)
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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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Rated PG for scary combat and monster images | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$51,915 (South Africa) (22 October 2004)

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$82,712 (South Africa) (29 October 2004)
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Four different Yu-Gi-Oh! cards were given away at theaters in the USA. They were of: Pyramid of Light, Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon, Sorcerer of Dark Magic, and Watapon. 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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Follows Yûgiô: Duel Monsters (2000) See more »

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Perfect for what it is...
27 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

The movie was perfect, for what it is meant to be -- 90 minutes of excitement for adolescent boys. Not everything on the screen needs to be Citizen Kane. In a summer serverely lacking big screen interest for males under 13 Yu-Gi-Oh! was just what the doctor ordered.

If you've never seen the show you're going to be lost. Actually, you're going to be lost unless you're a fan. Like most anime Yu-Gi-Oh! is serialized in nature. The movie takes place after the current season of the weekly TV series. In this respect, the timing could have been better. Fans of the cartoon don't yet know that Yugi has won the three Egyptian God Cards, which are pivotal to the plot of the movie. Also, cut scenes early in the movie also let us know the fates of other characters in the cartoon -- fates that are up in the air until the new season starts, a month after the release of the movie.

The characters in the movie are voiced by the same actors as the cartoon -- very important to the young viewers. And it was great to see some old favorite characters back in action.


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