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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Kazuki Takahashi
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Dan Green ...  Yami Yugi / ... 224 episodes, 2000-2006
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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! See more »


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Bandit Keith is the very first person to ever be disqualified from a tournament. See more »

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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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Noah: Now, are you going to attack me or not? If you do, just remember, you'll be striking Mokuba!
Seto Kaiba: You punk!
Noah: Well, Seto, attack and you'll win the duel. But at what cost?
Duke Devlin, Raphael, Valon: This is a no brainer. Kaiba has to attack him and win this duel.
Noah: What's it gonna be? Your victory or Mokuba?
Seto Kaiba: All right, kid. I'll end my turn.
Yugi Moto: I thought so.
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Alternate Versions

This is the first season of Yuugiou. The storyline follows the first manga arc from before the duel monsters game really began to be played excessively. Yuugi was not aware of his other self at this time, and his other self forces those who have done harm to Yuugi or his friends to play a batsu geemu. (Penalty Game) This series is commonly mistaken by fans of the English dub for "Yuugiou: Duel Monsters" as being the series they know and love. The English dub skipped over this series however, and it was never dubbed. See more »

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Spoofed in What's New, Scooby-Doo?: E-Scream (2006) See more »

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Kawaita Sakebi
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Performed by Field of View
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Yes, I know I already reviewd this show, but...
27 June 2003 | by perniSee all my reviews

...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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NAS | TV Tokyo

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Japan

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Release Date:

29 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Yu-Gi-Oh! See more »

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Tokyo, Japan See more »

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