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Genre Adventure, fantasy, science fiction
Written by Kazuki Takahashi
Published by Shueisha
English publisher
Gollancz Manga
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Shonen Jump
Original run September 30, 1996March 8, 2004
Volumes 38 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroyuki Kakudō
Written by Toshiki Inoue
Music by BMF
Studio Toei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run April 4, 1998October 10, 1998
Episodes 27 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Directed by Junji Shimizu
Written by Yasuko Kobayashi
Music by BMF
Studio Toei Animation
Released March 6, 1999
Runtime 30 minutes
Written by Katsuhiko Chiba
Illustrated by Kazuki Takahashi
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Shōnen
Imprint Jump J Books
Published September 3, 1999
Anime television series
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! R
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
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Yu-Gi-Oh! is a manga series, two anime series, and a trading card game (the books came first, then the cards and then the series) based on the two anime series. The series follows the adventures of Yugi Mutou, a high school student who plays a game called Duel Monsters. It has a spin-off called Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Japan has an exclusive anime based on the first seven volumes of the manga.


"Yu-Gi-Oh cards" are a trading card game that uses monsters that Yugi and other characters on the show use. This trading card game is very popular with young children, teenagers, and even adults in Hong Kong and Taiwan.


The series is about having hope and faith in for the characters and Duel Monsters on each cards. Yugi's grandfather Sugoroku Mutou (Solomon Muto) owns a game shop. One day, Yugi finds a strange puzzle at the back of the shop, and tries to solve it. He tries to solve the puzzle for 8 years. When he is 16, he solves it. When he finishes the puzzle, he gets an extra soul. The soul is Dark Yugi (Yami Yugi), an Egyptian Pharaoh. Yami Yugi successfully recovers his lost memory. Yugi defeats Dark Bakura (Yami Bakura), Dark Yugi's worst enemy.

Related works

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is an animation based on Yu-Gi-Oh! comic. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX The spin-off of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. The story is set several years after the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters story. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DS The story is set many years after the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters story. A prominent new feature of the Yu-Gi-Oh 5DS series is the use of Synchro Monster. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal An anime series. Relevance of previous work is not declared. Xyz Monsters are introduced.

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