Yugi Mutou is a shy young boy who has finally completed his grandfather's Thousand-Year puzzle. Little does he realize that this puzzle unleashes an alter ego who challenges anyone who hurts Yugi to a game. The losers often pay dearly.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Yumi Kakazu ...  Anzu Masaki 27 episodes, 1998
Toshiyuki Morikawa ...  Katsuya Jonouchi 27 episodes, 1998
Megumi Ogata ...  Yugi Mutou 27 episodes, 1998
Ryôtarô Okiayu ...  Hiroto Honda 27 episodes, 1998
Naoki Imamura Naoki Imamura ...  Male Student / ... 14 episodes, 1998
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Yugi Mutou is a shy young boy who has finally completed his grandfather's Thousand-Year puzzle. Little does he realize that this puzzle unleashes an alter ego who challenges anyone who hurts Yugi to a game. The losers often pay dearly.

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Japan

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Japanese

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4 April 1998 (Japan) See more »

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King of Games See more »

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Toei Animation See more »
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1.33 : 1
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The series was released on 7 VHS tapes in Japan. See more »


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Ashita Moshi Kimi ga Kowaretemo
by Wands
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"Season Zero", although not faithful, is superb
24 January 2016 | by animesweetcakeSee all my reviews

Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998) is the first anime adaptation of the popular manga by Kazuki Takahashi. Many fans call this series "season zero" even though it actually has nothing to do with the second series anime (the one 4Kids dubbed) other than sharing the same name and characters. This series essentially adapts the first 7 volumes of the Yu-Gi-Oh manga, before it became only card game oriented. Manga readers be warned, this is not a 100% faithful adaptation, there are quite a lot of differences such as Miho being a primary character and Kaiba having green hair. Story elements are changed and some chapters from the manga don't make it into the anime. However, despite these flaws, this is still a very enjoyable and fun adaptation. It keeps the soul of the manga intact and has fun with the changes. For one, Honda (Tristan) is a much more funnier character in the anime than he is in the manga. Anyway, I don't know if this really counts as a review, it's more a random assortment of my thoughts of the anime vs the manga, the manga is better overall but there's a lot of welcomed changes in the anime, making it a superb adaptation. 9/10.


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