1996 media franchise

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a manga series, two anime series, and a trading card game (the books came first, then the cards and then the series) based on the two anime series. The series follows the adventures of Yugi Mutou, a high school student who plays a game called Duel Monsters. It has a spin-off called Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Japan has an exclusive anime based on the first seven volumes of the manga.

GenreAdventure, fantasy, science fiction[1]
Written byKazuki Takahashi
Published byShueisha
English publisher
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
English magazine
Original runSeptember 30, 1996March 8, 2004
Volumes38 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byHiroyuki Kakudō
Written byToshiki Inoue
Music byBMF
StudioToei Animation
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run April 4, 1998 October 10, 1998
Episodes27 (List of episodes)
Anime movie
Directed byJunji Shimizu
Written byYasuko Kobayashi
Music byBMF
StudioToei Animation
ReleasedMarch 6, 1999
Runtime30 minutes
Written byKatsuhiko Chiba
Illustrated byKazuki Takahashi
Published byShueisha
ImprintJump J Books
PublishedSeptember 3, 1999
Anime television series
Yu-Gi-Oh! card example.


"Yu-Gi-Oh cards" are a trading card game that uses monsters that Yugi and other characters on the show use. This trading card game is very popular with young children, teenagers, and even adults in Hong Kong and Taiwan.


The series is about having hope and faith in for the characters and Duel Monsters on each cards. Yugi's grandfather Sugoroku Mutou (Solomon Muto) owns a game shop. One day, Yugi finds a strange puzzle at the back of the shop, and tries to solve it. He tries to solve the puzzle for 8 years. When he is 16, he solves it. When he finishes the puzzle, he gets an extra soul. The soul is Dark Yugi (Yami Yugi), an Egyptian Pharaoh. Yami Yugi successfully recovers his lost memory. Yugi defeats Dark Bakura (Yami Bakura), Dark Yugi's worst enemy. Yu-Gi-Oh; cards of Doom

Related worksEdit

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters is an animation based on Yu-Gi-Oh! comic. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX The spin-off of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. The story is set several years after the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters story. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5DS The story is set many years after the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters story. A prominent new feature of the Yu-Gi-Oh 5DS series is the use of Synchro Monster. Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal An anime series. Relevance of previous work is not declared. Xyz Monsters are introduced.


  1. "The Official Website for Yu-Gi-Oh!". Viz Media. Archived from the original on August 21, 2017. Retrieved October 28, 2017.