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Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time
Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Poster.jpg
English Theatrical release poster
Directed by Kenichi Takeshita
Written by Shin Yoshida
Starring
  • Yuya Miyashita
  • Shunsuke Kazama
  • Kenn
Music by
  • Yutaka Minobe
  • Wall 5 Project
Cinematography Hiroaki Edamitsu
Studio Studio Gallop
Distributed by Nihon Ad Systems
Release date(s) January 23, 2010 (2010-01-23)
Running time 49 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Money made $2,017,928

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time (Japanese: 劇場版 遊☆戯☆王 〜超融合!時空を越えた絆〜 Hepburn: Gekijōban Yū-Gi-Ō!: Chō-Yūgō! Toki o Koeta Kizuna, lit. Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcend Time) is a Japanese 3-D animated science fantasy action film based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! series. It was produced to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the NAS-produced series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, and features the main characters from three of the franchise's anime series and links to the story of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.

It was released in Japanese theaters on January 23, 2010. An English-language version of the film was produced by 4Kids Entertainment. The digital cinema developer and distributor Cinedigm screened the film in selected stereoscopic 3D theaters in the United States. In the United Kingdom, Manga Entertainment released the film in selected stereoscopic 3D cinemas, and followed this with a Blu-ray 3D and DVD release. The film was also released in the United States on Blu-ray and DVD.

The film earned over US$2 million in Japanese theaters, and also sold well on DVD, both in Japan and the United Kingdom. Film critics, however, criticized it for its limited scope of audience, claiming it was strictly marketed to children or fans of the series.

Plot

As Yusei Fudo ponders the state of New Domino City, Jack Atlas and Crow Hogan cheer him up with the idea of riding on their Duel Runners. As they ride, a mysterious Turbo Duelist called Paradox challenges Yusei to a duel. Yusei summons his Stardust Dragon but Paradox seals it inside a card and disappears with it. They later discover an article that shows a mysterious battle in the past of Venice, Italy that Yusei knows did not happen in history before. Compounding the situation, New Domino City is vanishing. As a result, the Crimson Dragon appears, giving Yusei's Duel Runner the ability to travel through time.

In the past, sometime after the GX era, Jaden Yuki is attacked by evil versions of stolen monster cards in Venice, Italy, including Stardust Dragon. As Paradox prepares to kill Jaden, Yusei and the Crimson Dragon arrive and protect him. Afterward, Paradox flees to an earlier point in time. Jaden tells Yusei that he was pursuing Paradox, who stole his friends' cards. Yusei explains to Jaden the situation, and they decide to work together. Jaden pulls out a computer and uses the Manjome foundation's database to pull up an article, which states that Paradox killed Pegasus, using Stardust and other famous dragons. Suddenly, Jaden's Neos card disappears like Stardust Dragon did, and this era starts to vanish as well. Yusei and Jaden travel back even further in time to try to prevent Pegasus's death. Years earlier, Maximillion Pegasus is holding a duel in Domino City, which Yugi Muto is attending with his grandfather. Paradox uses his newly acquired monsters to attack the event, killing Pegasus, Yugi's grandfather, and several bystanders, but Yugi survives. Then, Yusei and Jaden arrive, and the Crimson Dragon transports them and Yugi 30 minutes back in time before Paradox's attack, in order to stop him, as Pegasus' premature death would drastically alter the course of history. After learning about Paradox's actions, Yugi decides to join them. Jaden notices his Neos is back and proclaims that right now, all their cards are safe from being destroyed by any alteration already done to time.

The trio then confronts Paradox, who reveals that he comes from a future beyond Yusei's in which the world lies in ruins, and claims that the only way to fix it is to eliminate Duel Monsters from history. However, the three heroes protest that by doing so, all the future events and people associated with Duel Monsters will be erased as well, and they challenge him to a duel. By combining the powers of their key monsters, Yugi, Jaden, and Yusei defeat Paradox, who is destroyed by the attack. After the duel, Yusei, Jaden, and Yugi say that they will do what they can to make sure the future does not end up like Paradox's, and they say goodbye and the latter two return to their respective time periods. New Domino City returns to normal, and Yusei now feels that he can finally let go of the past and focus on the future.

Cast

Character Japanese voice actor English voice actor
Yugi Muto / Yami Yugi (Dark Yugi) Shunsuke Kazama Dan Green
Jaden Yuki (Judai Yuki) KENN Matthew Charles
Yusei Fudo Yuya Miyashita Greg Abbey
Paradox Atsushi Tamura Sean Schemmel
Jack Atlas Takanori Hoshino Ted Lewis
Crow Hogan Shintaro Asanuma Tom Wayland
Akiza Izinski (Aki Izayoi) Ayumi Kinoshita Bella Hudson
Luna (Ruca) Yuka Terasaki Eileen Stevens
Leo (Rua) Ai Horanai
Lyman Banner (Daitokuji) Kappei Yamaguchi Wayne Grayson
Yubel Hiromi Tsuru Eileen Stevens
Solomon Muto (Sugoroku Mutou) Tadashi Miyazawa Wayne Grayson
Maximillion Pegasus (Pegasus J. Crawford) Jiro Jay Takasugi Darren Dunstan
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