Yu-Gi-Oh! (Japanese for King of Games) is a long-running multimedia franchise that has spawned a lot of things, including a line of Collectible Card Game, Animanga series, Video Games, and a lot more.
The franchise started out as a manga by Kazuki Takahashi back in 1996 about the adventures of Yugi Muto, a game-loving high school student whose life has changed forever after he completed a mysterious ancient Egyptian artifact, the Millennium Puzzle. The story involves Yugi and his friends partaking in high-stake games as they unravel the mystery behind the artifact and as well as the dark secrets surrounding it. While focusing on multiple games at first, the story later focused mainly on the card game Duel Monsters and its ties to ancient Egypt.
While the original manga has ended long ago, the franchise proved to be popular enough to keep on going, even outside of the original continuity. Works in this franchise are:
Anime and Manga
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: The original manga by Kazuki Takahashi, telling the story of Yugi and his friends as they take on various games to uncover an ancient mystery.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! R: A manga-only Interquel taking place right after the Battle City arc.
- TRANSCEND GAME: A manga two-parter taking place between the original manga's finale and The Dark Side of Dimensions.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions: A movie taking place in the manga's continuity, and serves as its definite closure.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: The first anime series, helmed by Toei. It adapted the first 7 volumes of the original manga.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: A 30-minutes movie taking place in the first anime's continuity.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Probably what you're looking for; the second anime series, and also what most people know today.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: The first proper anime spin-off, taking place a few years after the second anime's ending and starring Jaden Yugi.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: The second anime spin-off set in the far future, starring Yusei Fudo and card games on motorcycles.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: A manga adaptation of 5D's. Just like with GX, it utilizes the same characters, but with a radically different plot.
- Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time: A movie made to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the second anime, it's a Bat Family Crossover between the protagonists of Duel Monsters, GX and 5D's.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: The third anime spin-off starring Yuma Tsukumo and Astral.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: The fourth anime spin-off starring a Yuya Sakaki, a dueltainer with a dream to make people smile through dueling. Has a surprisingly dark plot despite its premise and tend to make indirect reference to the previous anime series.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: A manga adaptation of ARC-V; continuing the tradition of the spin-offs' main manga adaptations, it has most of the cast under a very different story.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Strongest Duelist Yuya: A manga adaptation in the vein of D Team ZEXAL, it has a simpler premise intended for younger audience and SD characters.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS: The fifth anime spin-off starring ordinary-student-slash-professional-hacker Yusaku Fujiki in his journey to unravel the mysteries involving his Mysterious Past and the enigmatic Cyberse World.
The Konami card game
Other real life games
- Yu-Gi-Oh! (Carddas Version): The card game based on the first anime series', released by Bandai.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters: A dice-based tabletop game that's wholly different from the trading card game.
- Duel Terminal: An arcade machine that dispenses and can be used to scan specific Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards to play, intended to introduce the audience to the then-new Synchro Summoning method in a more closed environment. Cards dispensed from the machine are illegal for official matches, although legal variants of those would later be released to the official game.
- True Duel Monsters series.
- Power of Chaos series.
- Duel Monsters series (not to be confused with the True Duel Monsters series).
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters II: Dark Duel Stories
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters IV: Battle of Great Duelist
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 6: Expert 2
- Yu-Gi-Oh! The Sacred Cards
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef of Destruction
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Worldwide Edition: Stairway to the Destined Duel
- Tag Force series.
- World Championship series.
- Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship Tournament 2004
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 7 Trials to Glory: World Championship Tournament 2005
- Yu-Gi-Oh! Ultimate Masters: World Championship Tournament 2006
- Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007
- Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2009: Stardust Accelerator
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2010: Reverse of Arcadia
- Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus
- Online series.
- Other games.
See also the drinking game.
And yes, this is the same Yu-Gi-Oh! that spawned Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series.
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