Deck Analyses

Deck Analyses from the novelization of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (also known as "Pyramid of Light" in Japan). Includes a card-by-card breakdown of Yuugi, Kaiba, and Pegasus' decks, plus ratings, combos, and more!

Astrology, Blood Types, & Yu-Gi-Oh!

The ongoing series of articles exploring the intersection of astrology, blood type personalities, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! characters, now with mystical cards, Colorstrology, and Chinese zodiac interpretations!

Character Profiles

In-depth character profiles of everyone in the main Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters cast, from Yuugi and his friends to rivals and villains!

The Story of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! (which translates as “King of Games”) is a hit anime and manga series that has spawned several spin-offs. The series started out as a manga (Japanese comic) written and drawn by Kazuki Takahashi, and was later turned into two different animated series by Toei Animation Studios and Studio Gallop/TV NAS (Nihon Ad Systems), respectively.

It is the latter series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters that spawned the greatest number of spin-offs. They are, in order:  Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GXYu-Gi-Oh! 5D’sYu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, and most recently, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.

The history of games is said to extend thousands of years into the past, stretching back to Ancient Egypt. In those times, games foretold the destinies of ordinary men and kings alike and were magic ceremonies that determined one’s fate. These games were called “Games of Darkness.” Today, there is a boy who has solved the Millennium Puzzle, inherited these Games of Darkness, and become a keeper of the just. Light and dark, the boy who holds two hearts is known to others as the Yu-Gi-Oh! — The King of Games.

Junki Takegami, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters The Movie - Pyramid of Light novelization