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?
Did You Know?
Many of the character's name's are puns or play on words. For example, Mai Valentine can be taken to be 'My Valentine'. Rex Raptor's name involves the 'rex' in T-rex, and raptor, which in Latin means thief and is attributed to several dinosaur species. Weavel Underwood refers to the insect group of weavels, which burrow into wood. See more
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
Here Pharaoh. We have a present for you.
[tosses Rex and Weevil's Soul Cards to Yami
Joey Wheeler, Shadi
[shakes a fist
Joey Wheeler, Shadi
Well I got a gift for you too! Come down here, it's the gift that keeps on giving!
I like thise bloke, he reminds me of meself! Only dumber and not quite as attractive.
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
Referenced in Loverboy
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