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Starting out as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi, Yu-Gi-Oh! tells the story of Yugi Mutou, a put-upon teenager who is pulled into a world of intrigue and high-stakes gaming after solving the mysterious and ancient Millennium Puzzle. The puzzle, an artifact from ancient Egypt, grants Yugi a mysterious alter ego, who spends much of the early series facing evildoers who threaten his friends in "Shadow Games," where mystic forces punish the wicked if they lose.
Slowly, the focus of the story turned towards the trading card game Duel Monsters, which was eventually revealed to be based on an ancient Egyptian game played by the previous owners of the Millennium Items. From then on, Yugi and his friends, find themselves facing bad guys seeking to use the power of Yugi's Millennium Puzzle for their own nefarious purposes, and always in games of Duel Monsters.
Yugi's story was eventually completed, but the franchise continued in Spin Offs with new spiky-haired protagonists - the Shadow Games may be gone, but Duel Monsters still has a knack for channeling supernatural forces.
The works in this franchise so far are:
Anime and Manga
- Yu-Gi-Oh: The original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga by Kazuki Takahashi; see also the recap page.
- Yu-Gi-Oh First Anime Series: The first anime series, adapting the first 7 volumes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: A movie taking place in the original anime series' continuity.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: Duel Monsters: Probably what you're looking for; the second anime that most people know Yu-Gi-Oh! by today.
- Yu-Gi-Oh R: A manga-only Interquel right after the Battle City arc.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: Capsule Monsters: An anime mini-series set before the Millennium World arc.
- Yu-Gi-Oh the Movie Pyramid of Light: A movie taking place in the second anime series' continuity.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions: A movie taking place in the original manga continuity, which serves as a definite closure to the manga by the original creator Kazuki Takahashi.
- Yu-Gi-Oh GX: The first proper anime spin-off starring Jaden (Judai) Yuki.
- Yu-Gi-Oh 5 Ds: Second anime spin-off starring Yusei Fudo and card games on motorcycles.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds: A manga adaptation of 5Ds. Like the GX manga, the plot is radically different.
- Yu-Gi-Oh Tenth Anniversary Movie: Bonds Beyond Time: A three-way team-up between the Duel Monsters, GX, and 5Ds protagonists. Ties into 5Ds' plot through its villain, who comes from that series' Bad Future.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ZeXal: Third anime spin-off starring Yuma Tsukumo and Astral.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL: The manga that came shortly before the third anime series. It follows mostly the same story, but with several different characters.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL: A Lighter and Softer manga adaptation of Zexal, intended to taught younger audience to play the card game.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: The fourth anime spin-off, starring Yuma Sakaki. Notable for including all advanced Special Summoning method to the plot instead of just focusing on the newest one that the time, Pendulum Summon.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: The Strongest Duelist Yuya: A lighter manga series for younger demographics, in the same vein as D Team ZEXAL.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Another manga adaptation of ARC-V. Just like the other "main" manga adaptations, it features a different plot than the anime, with most of the same characters.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS: The fifth anime spin-off, it features Yusaku Fujiki surfing with the winds of virtual reality.
The Konami card game
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: For the card game, both TCG and OCG.
- Useful Notes
- Yugioh Card Game/Characters
- Metaplot: The lore of some of the cards featured in the game.
- Duel Terminal/Hidden Arsenal: The specific lore regarding the cards introduced in the isolated "Duel Terminal" saga.
Other real life games
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (Carddas Version): the card game based on the Yu-Gi-Oh First Anime Series, released by Bandai.
- Dungeon Dice Monsters
- For Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Yu-Gi-Oh Forbidden Memories
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule GB
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Duelists Of The Roses
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Falsebound Kingdom
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Power Of Chaos Series
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories
- Yu Gi Oh The Sacred Cards
- Yu-Gi-Oh Reshef of Destruction
- For Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds
- Tag Force
- World Championship
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