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The Japanese tradition of anime has produced some very popular works over the years, and one of the most notable anime creations is Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! began as a manga, which is a Japanese style of comic book, but it eventually turned into a highly popular animated television program. The TV show then generated a number of movies and other television programs as spin-offs. The original program and its spin-offs are some of the most popular anime projects ever released, and they are beloved by children and adults, as well.

Many people are familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! because of the popular card game of the same name. In fact, it is a widely-held belief that the cartoon series was launched as a result of strong sales of the card game. However, the reverse is actually true. The series depicts a teenager named Yugi who fights numerous battles through a card game known as Yu-Gi-Oh! and most of the story lines involve Yugi's strategies and conflicts while playing the game. Because the game, as depicted on the program, was so compelling, the real-world card game was launched in the hopes of turning fans of the show into card players themselves. This turned out to be a huge success that further fueled the television program's popularity.

On the show, Yugi plays the card game regularly, and the game is often seen as the show's focus, as well as the engine which drives most of its plots. Within this structure, there are a number of distinct story lines that play out. In one of these story lines, Yugi learns that his grandfather has been put into a dangerous situation. This leads to the development that Yugi must travel to a remote island to play in a card tournament in order to save his grandfather. Many of the plots are similar, and a number of supporting characters are introduced in order to add drama and intrigue to the proceedings.

Yu-Gi-Oh! can be seen all around the world on a number of different television networks. This is a testament to the popularity of the program and its various incarnations. Children love the show because it presents a fantasy world of younger people that is not much different from their own. Adults love the show because it is carefully crafted, and it uses a number of universal themes. Thanks to its success, the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand will likely remain a part of popular culture for many more years.

VIZ Media
5 Seasons, 236 Episodes - Canceled
September 29, 2001
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  • Yugi and Atem - more than friends, closer than brothers. Will they stay together, or is it time to say goodbye? It's the final answers, the final duel and the final time we will see our friends in the rousing conclusion to Yu-Gi-Oh!

  • Atem still has all three Egyptian God Cards, Yugi doesn't have a single monster on the field! Yugi claims that he has a combo that will defeat the Egyptian Gods, but is he simply bragging or does he actually have a plan? The duel of destiny rages on!

  • Atem has summoned all three Egyptian Gods! What chance does Yugi have against these powerful creatures that no one has been able to defeat? Yugi better think of a strategy quickly or this duel will be over soon!

  • If Yugi defeats Atem, Yugi proves he's ready to stand on his own, and Atem can join his friends in the world beyond... but Yugi and Atem will be separated forever! The final test is about to begin!

  • Pharaoh Atem, Yugi and friends have defeated the bandit Bakura and Zorc, but the final test still awaits! Yugi must duel... Atem! As they set sail to the final dueling grounds, everyone realizes this may be the final night Yugi and Atem have together...

  • The Pharaoh and Kaiba's combined strength couldn't defeat Zorc! Yugi must give the Pharaoh his name, but Yugi doesn't know how to read ancient Egyptian text! All bets are off in the final clash where Yugi has to protect the past to save the future!

  • Exodia the Forbidden One couldn't defeat Zorc! Exodia was able to buy enough time for the Pharaoh to get his Millennium Puzzle back-he can now summon the almighty Egyptian Gods! It's time for the Pharaoh's counterattack in the biggest brawl in history!

  • The Pharaoh and his guardians are down to their last line of defense as Shada falls victim to Zorc! The Pharaoh desperately wants to summon the three Egyptian Gods, but he can't without his Millennium Puzzle!

  • The hope of mankind rests on Yugi's shoulders as he arrives at the final temple chamber where the Pharaoh's name is located, but something unexpected is waiting for them - a sinister surprise that can cost them their lives!

  • Zorc's incredible shadow energies have resurrected the bandit Bakura and his Diabound! With a second chance at revenge, the bandit king has broken up the Pharaoh's team so that he can divide and conquer them one at a time!

  • The secret is out! The Pharaoh's journey was more than a trip to the past - it's the greatest Shadow Game ever created!

  • With the help of his father's spirit, the Pharaoh and his guardians defeated the bandit Bakura's Diabound and stopped the horrible Zorc from resurrecting... or did they when a traitor is revealed amongst the guardians' midst!

  • It's the showdown in the sands between the bandit Bakura and his ever-growing DIABOUND versus the Pharaoh, Mahad the DARK MAGICIAN, and the remaining guardians of the Pharaoh!

  • Yugi and the Pharaoh are reunited, but the Pharaoh is powerless without the Millennium Puzzle! However, that won't stop the Pharaoh from a final showdown against the bandit king Bakura.

  • Bakura has stolen the Millennium Puzzle.

  • While the bandit king is close to executing his master scheme, Aknadin has set his own grand plan into motion - now that the Pharaoh is gone, he wants Seto to become the new Pharaoh!

  • The origins of the Millennium Items are revealed! Who forged these powerful artifacts, and why were they created? Though the Millennium Items are powerful, such power comes with a heavy price... a debt that may never be able to be repaid!

  • Mahad, the first of the Pharaoh's guardians, has fallen! Even worse, the bandit king Bakura now has the Millennium Ring, making his DIABOUND even more unstoppable!

  • Mahad vows to stop the bandit king Bakura's sneak attacks once and for all, but he may have made a promise he can't keep!

  • Yugi and friends search for the only door within the endless labyrinth of the Puzzle that leads to ancient Egypt, but how can they find a door that even the Pharaoh couldn't find?

  • Yugi and friends are going to the dawn of the duel, to the land where it all began, to the land where the Pharaoh's mysteries lie: Egypt!

  • The evil spirit within the Millennium Ring has reunited with Bakura, yearning and prepped with a diabolical new monster to create the ultimate Shadow Game!

  • Grandpa found the Millennium Puzzle decades ago, but little is known about the terrors, traps, turmoil and treachery he faced to find the ancient artifact!

  • Yugi's friends are unconscious leaving him to defeat Alexander the Great on his own!

  • Although the gang has passed the five sacred trials, the most dangerous test is yet to come. Now Yugi must face the spirit of Alexander the Great in an all-out Capsule Monsters war with the ultimate stakes!

  • Yugi and his friends defeat the Fiendish Five...or so they think! These ferocious dragons have merged together and are now more powerful than ever!

  • The gang stumbles upon a small kingdom dominated by a clan of fierce dragons known as The Fiendish Five. If they fail to slay these beasts, one of Yugi's friends must give up his soul!

  • Yugi and his friends are faced with an impossible task - locating a magical apple in a forest full of apple trees. As if that wasn't difficult enough, they find themselves trapped in an endless maze with dangerous creatures around every turn!

  • It's on to level three as Yugi and his friends are transported to a lava-covered wasteland. To make matters worse, Joey is possessed by an evil force, and destroying it may mean destroying Joey as well!

  • After narrowly escaping their battle in the desert, the gang finds themselves stranded on a mysterious floating island. Here they must face a monster that derives its strength from the sun itself! But is this creature of light working alone!?

  • Yugi and his friends discover that in order to return home to the real world they must pass a series of tests known as the Five Sacred Trials.

  • Grandpa translates an ancient stone tablet which directs the gang to locate the Fortress of Fear. Now they have until sunset to find this mysterious structure or they'll be trapped in the world of Capsule Monsters forever!

  • Reunited at last, Yugi and his friends rejoice. But their celebration is soon interrupted by a pack of man-eating wolves, a giant turtle and an angry Genie!

  • Realizing that they've become part of a real-life version of the Capsule Monsters board game, the gang struggles to find a way out.

  • The gang sets off on an exotic trip for four to India, but when their plane crashes in a deserted forest, their relaxing vacation turns into a dangerous game of survival!

  • GOLDEN CASTLE OF STROMBERG is infecting the world's Duel Disks with a virus that will destroy KaibaCorp! If Yugi doesn't destroy the card, the virus program can't be stopped - but GOLDEN CASTLE OF STROMBERG can't be destroyed by traps or spells!

  • Leon is Zigfried's younger brother, and he'll avenge his family's loss! Leon's fairy tales are giving Yugi nightmares, but the worst is yet to come because Leon has Zigfried's mysterious and special card.

  • It's Yugi vs. Leon for the title of King of Games at the KC Grand Championship! However, something sinister lurks in the shadows, for this duel is more than just getting the crown!

  • It's a battle between Zigfried's Valkyries and Kaiba's BLUE-EYES WHITE DRAGON! Zigfried quickly gains the advantage by destroying Kaiba's monsters before he can even draw them!

  • It's Zigfried vs. Leon for the right to challenge Yugi in the KC Grand Championship Finals but Kaiba stops the duel! Why would Kaiba interfere in his own tournament? The answers may lie in the very origins of KaibaCorp and the invention of the Duel Disk!

  • Yugi finds Grandpa's kidnapper, but is it really a kidnapping? The truth is painful - literally! While Yugi unravels the truth, Rebecca is starting to unravel when her dragons fall prey to Leon's fervent fables!

  • It's the semifinals of the KC Grand Championship

  • Zigfried activates RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES, the same card that defeated both Weevil and Rex Raptor at the same time! If that one card can defeat two duelists instantly, what chance does Joey have all by himself?

  • The first round is over, leaving eight duelists to compete for the right to face Yugi for the KC Grand Championship! Unfortunately for Joey, his next opponent is Zigfried Lloyd, the dashing duelist who defeated both Weevil and Rex Raptor in one turn!

  • Mysteries abound! How does Apdnarg Otum know all of Joey's strategies? How can Joey stop Apdnarg when the masked master gathers his ancient cards to unleash the fiercest monster from the great past?

  • It's the start of the KC Grand Championship! Sixteen of the world's greatest duelists are all vying for a chance to challenge Yugi as the King of Games!

  • Yugi is trapped inside the Duel Dome, and the only way to escape is by defeating the Duel Computer - a calculating contraption programmed with the skills of the world's top duelists!

  • Yugi and the gang have saved the world from Dartz and his GRAND DRAGON LEVIATHAN, but they're about to face their biggest challenge yet - How will they get home when they have no money?! Fortunately, Kaiba has a plan... but there's a catch!

  • GRAND DRAGON LEVIATHAN's thunderous roars unleash hundred-foot tall waves worldwide to destroy every town and city on Earth and wash away all traces of humanity!

  • It's the brawl for it all! All the monsters of Earth join forces with the survivors of the monster domain for an epic showdown against GRAND DRAGON LEVIATHAN with the fate of both worlds hanging in the balance!

  • Dartz calls forth DIVINE SERPENT GEH, a sinister snake with infinite attack points! Yugi counters by joining the three legendary dragon knights into the mighty TIMAEUS THE KNIGHT OF DESTINY, but is that enough to combat a monster with limitless strength?

  • Kaiba's soul has been captured, leaving the Pharaoh all alone to fend for himself against the invincible forces of Dartz and the Orichalcos!

  • It's a multi-pronged attack as Dartz adds a third ring to SEAL OF ORICHALCOS, stopping the Pharaoh and Kaiba from doing... anything! Even when they manage to attack, Dartz's ORICHALCOS KYUTORA absorbs all damage!

  • Dartz plants the souls of our captured heroes into MIRROR KNIGHTS to use them as puppets to fight the Pharaoh and Kaiba! How can the Pharaoh duel when attacking Dartz may force him to attack Yugi? Does he dare risk eliminating his best friend forever?

  • Dartz's deepest secrets are finally revealed - including the fact that he's over 10,000 years old! How can he still be alive after many millennia? How did ancient Atlantis sink to the bottom of the sea?

  • It's time for the endgame! After discovering the location of Dartz's secret base in the middle of the ocean, our heroes are on their way to stop Dartz once and for all -with the entire navy as their escort!

  • From the depths of darkness, Rafael calls forth GUARDIAN DREADSCYTHE, a ravaging reaper that can never be defeated... for it resurrects automatically!

  • Rafael, unlike the Pharaoh, fully knows how to harness the powers of SEAL OF ORICHALCOS to his advantage to annihilate the Pharaoh while fortifying his own defenses!

  • Broken and battered after his exhausting battle against Valon, Joey can barely stand up, much less duel! However, he has no time to rest before he faces a fresh and determined Mai!

  • Joey and Valon's battle rages to its roaring climax as Joey attempts to turn the duel around by augmenting the very same armor that Valon used against him! But is Joey's strategy just a pale imitation that's never as good as the original?

  • As Joey fires the final obliterating blast, isvictory is in his grasp?

  • Decked out in high-tech body armor and weapons, Valon is pummeling Joey with punishing punches! Valon's helmet also feeds him crucial data on Joey's monsters, allowing Valon to analyze and assess the optimum strategy to render Joey's forces obsolete!

  • Dartz launches the final phase of his plan by having his minions of ORICHALCOS SOLDIERS attack all around the world, leaving Yugi and gang with no one left to trust!

  • Buckle your safety belts - it's a duel thirty thousand feet in the air as Alister squares off against Kaiba on top of an airplane flying at hundreds of miles per hour!

  • Weakened by his journey into the dark reaches of his heart, Yugi is in no shape to duel... but Dartz doesn't care! Dartz sends out his ancient annihilator ORICHALCOS SOLDIER to finish Yugi once and for all!

  • The train derails and plummets into a chasm, leaving Yugi and Tea totally lost in the Rocky Mountains!

  • Having lost the trust of Timaeus, Yugi can no longer use his guardian dragon against Weevil's insect invasion! Discouraged and confused, Yugi has lost his dueling instincts!

  • While Weevil sneakily infests and genetically manipulates Yugi's monsters to metamorphose them into crude creepy crawlers, Rex Raptor's prehistoric predators take a more forceful approach and run roughshod over Joey's forces!

  • Divide and conquer - it's a train ride to terror! A cross-country expedition turns tragic when Dartz's new duelists separate Yugi from Joey in order to capture their souls separately!

  • Dartz has captured Yugi's soul! Having betrayed his dearest friend, the Pharaoh sinks into the darkest depths of despair and loses his will to save the world!

  • Using the awesome abilities of SEAL OF ORICHALCOS, Yugi grinds Rafael's guardians into garbage... but he's also slowly succumbing to the card's evil influence! As darkness grows within his heart, Yugi's monsters turn sinister!

  • Dartz's master plan is finally revealed, and capturing Yugi's soul is the catalyst to reset the very essence of history!

  • Isolated on a steep mesa in Death Valley, it's a Wild West showdown between Yugi and his fiercest challenge yet: Rafael and his group of guardian monsters!

  • Professor Hawkins has discovered startling connections between the world's chaotic conundrums, the Orichalcos stones, and an ancient lost civilization! However, before he can reveal his findings to Yugi, he's kidnapped by Rafael!

  • With the potent powers of CLAW OF HERMOS, Joey transforms TIME WIZARD into an almighty... hammer? Dazed and confused, can Joey master the uncanny abilities of his new card to pound Mai's HARPIE LADIES before they slash him to shreds?

  • Taking advantage of the arcane abilities of SEAL OF ORICHALCOS, Mai coordinates her HARPIE LADIES into devastating combat formations to whittle Joey's forces into worthless waste!

  • Has Mai been brainwashed?

  • On the way to Industrial Illusions, Yugi and friends are ambushed by a band of motorcycle thugs - until their favorite friend soars to the rescue on the wings of her HARPIE LADY!

  • Kaiba returns to Duelist Kingdom for a showdown against Pegasus! Wielding his newest whacked-out Toon terrors, Pegasus is ready to repeat his previous victory against Kaiba!

  • Confusion abound when enemies become friends... and friends become enemies! Yugi and the gang set off on a cross-country trek when they're asked for help from a one-eyed former foe!

  • The three Egyptian God Cards are stolen! A terrifying new villain emerges! And, as if things couldn't get any worse, real monsters begin to appear around the world, terrorizing the population!

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 5 Intro Clip (01:00) Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 Intro Clip (01:02) Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 4 Intro Clip (01:03) Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 4 Credits Clip (00:30)