5 Facts to Know About the Yu-Gi-Oh! Series

1. While the anime tends to focus upon the game Duel Monsters it took a while for it to show up in the manga, as the story focused upon other kinds of puzzles, riddles, and games.

Even in the first issue, the Pharaoh challenges a bully to a game where the rules are as follows:
Each player takes turns putting a stash of money on top of their hand and stabling through the money with the knife.
Each turn a player must take more than one bill.
The game continues until all the money is gone, and players keep any money they stabbed.
If a player stabs their hand, they lose the game and also forfeit their money.


2. In the anime the makers of the series have promoted other games. Dungeon Dice Monsters is a game that was promoted through the introduction of a character who is the ‘creator’ of Dungeon Dice Monsters. He wants revenge against Yugi, and challenges Yugi to play his game.

In the anime the game features across four episodes called ‘Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 1’ through to ‘Dungeon Dice Monsters, Part 4’ in season 1.

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3. Slifer the Sky Dragon in the Japanese version of the series was called ‘Orsiris.’ The reason for this change between the sub and dub is that Slifer was named after Roger Slifer, who was a 4Kids Entertainment employee, and one of the producers for the anime in the US, at the time.

Here he explains why the card was renamed:

“Another 4Kids employee, Sam Murakami, was our liaison with the producer of the cards. Some names of the cards had to be changed because there was concern their names would be considered demonic or sacrilegious or something here in the states. It never made much sense to me, but when you’re broadcasting here in America, it’s something that has to be accommodated. Anyway, Sam renamed a bunch of those characters after people on staff at 4Kids. It just so happened that the one he named after me happened to be a “god” card and much more prominent than the others in the series. I attribute it to the cosmic forces in the universe trying to balance things for me being made a demon in Ghost Rider. And again, just to set the record straight, I wasn’t even aware of it until after the names on the cards had been changed and it was too late to go back.”


4. There is actually another anime that was produced before the Yu-Gi-Oh! we know today. This anime has been referred to as ‘season zero’ by fans. ‘Season zero’ followed the story of the manga, where the Pharaoh was a much darker character and where the games were a lot more violent.


5. Yugi’s title as the King of Games actually comes from his mastery of all Shadow Games, not just Duel Monsters.


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An Updated Pop Vinyl Collection

I have somehow managed to amass even more pop vinyls since last time. I often wonder how, but then remember that the vast majority were gifts or arcade prizes (along with some really cute plushies…) and I am grateful for all of them! Especially since I love decorating my room with things that I love, and merchandise is a big part of that for me.

It’s so hard to pick favourites, but this corner has to have some of them…
Fun fact about the Eeyore: it was a present ordered online for the diamond edition (which is usually glittery black). So when it arrived blue, the person who bought it for me was very confused and about to call the supplier to ask why it was the wrong colour. They then looked it up online, and realised that this was the ‘chase’ version and that the supplier did a thing where you could win it if you ordered online
I’ve had to start budgeting when I go to the second-hand book festival run each year in my city
It’s a bit of a Kingdom Hearts shrine area…
I just really love the Halloween Town designs!
I’m not going to think about Voltron Season 8
I have wayyyyyy too many favourite MHA characters
The collection has grown…

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Mid-semesters are slowly killing me at the moment…

I haven’t ever showed any merch I have before, so I thought it might be fun to do!

I’m not really a big collector but I do have quite a few pop vinyls (way more than my Mum likes anyway… She likes to sometimes look at them and then count up how much money I’ve spent on them. Which I mean, fair enough!)

So here is the not quite non-existent but also not extensive collection of pops that I have!

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Shaggy looks so good!
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They don’t really go together… but oh well!
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Raven is glow-in-the-dark too!
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I really love all the Halloween Town designs ❤
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Mad Hatter featuring a semi-alive plant
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Kaiba is one of my latest additions to the family!
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Jack and Black Lady look so great!!!


I think I’m just sitting here in a state of slight shock at the moment… But all these VAs are so talented! And they have so many other awesome roles that I could mention too!

  1. Hiroshi Kamiya has voiced both Levi Ackerman and Mephisto Pheles!

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    I think that I just find this kind of entertaining because Levi is obsessed with cleaning, while Mephisto loves chaos.
  2. Natsuki Hanae has provided his voice for Ken Keneki and Inaho Kaizuka.

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    An interesting character vs a cardboard personality?
  3. Ono Daisuke is the voice of both Erwin Smith and Sebastian Michaelis!!!

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    Well they’re both amazing… So I don’t really know why I’m surprised that they’re voiced by the same actor.
  4. Mamoru Miyano has voiced Light Yagami and Rin Matsuoka.

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    Wow. Just wow.
  5. Megumi Ogata is the voice actress of both Yugi Muto and Sailor Uranus?!

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    Okay, okay, I did not see that one coming at all!
  6. Junichi Suwabe is the voice of both Victor Nikiforov and Juzo Sakakura.

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    Victor can be a total airhead and is so excitable, while Juzo is… not.


Or a spin off series. Either one works for me.

  1. Moblit
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    Essentially, this man in the epitome of a great human being.

    Moblit’s intelligent, responsible and clearly adaptable and patient enough to have become Hanje’s second-in-command (his contract probably states that the majority of his job is ensuring that Hange stays out of trouble). The guy is shown to be quite worried about Hange’s antics but handles everything very well, so he can clearly handle high amounts stress. However, he’s also shown to have a bit of a dangerous side as he’s helped Hange to torture and has even injured another person before without so much as blinking.

  2. Sylvio
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    He’s so dramatic. He could make an episode out of any little thing happens to him.

    He’s a sore loser, a crybaby and spoiled. He’s annoying as all hell, dramatic and arrogant. I love it.

  3. Phichit
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    This is the face Phichit makes as he threatens you with bodily harm… I’m sure of it.

    Give the boy his own show goddamnit! I want stalking, I want blackmail and I want a some excitement while he reaches for his staking dreams!

  4. Clay
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    The best boy.

    I love him. I just want to see more of him.

  5. Matsuda
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    He’s too pure and as you’ve all heard a million times before, I’m so proud of how far he comes throughout the series.

    Matsuda is my precious little baby. I’d definitely watch his adventures around the city and in the office and his take on helping solve the Kira case. He’d have a very different opinion on everything from the other characters in the Death Note series so I think it’d be interesting to watch.

  6. Kisara
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    She is beauty, grace and quiet confidence.

    We know so little about Kisara. What happened to her while she was a teenager? Where’s she been living? She’s probably travelled a bit and she’s definitely has been through a lot. Give me her story please!

  7. Akamaru
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    Not gonna lie… I would watch 100+ episodes of Akamaru doing literally nothing but existing.

    A day in the life of Akamaru? Yes! I’m here for it!

  8. Kamaji
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    This guy’s got dirt on every single employee at the bath house. You cannot change my mind.

    You can’t deny that Kamaji is an interesting character. He’s stuck down in the boiler room all day, but seems like the kind of guy who wouldn’t mind getting up to some mischief too… Or at least that he would get to witness a lot of drama unfold or stumble across other people’s secrets while he works!


This guy is so savage

  1. Atem: We’ve arrived at the heart of evil
    Kaiba: Must you be so dramatic?

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  2. “Oh great, I’m hallucinating again”

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  3. Ziegfried: What’s it like being a washed up has-been?
    Kaiba: Why don’t you tell me?

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  5. (To Yugi) “If I had a dime for every time you said ‘destiny,’ I’d be even richer”
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  6. “You’ll have the rest of your entire life to brood over this defeat”
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  7. (After the Noah arc ends in season 3) “Alright, that little detour was a complete waste of my time and effort. So let’s move on and pretend that nonsense never happened”

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  8. “Me? Duel you? I’d have more of a challenge playing solitaire”
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  9. “I’ve grown tired of your ridiculous jokes!”
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  10. Kaiba: So you got a dweeb army. Is that supposed to make me afraid to attack?
    Dartz: No, not unless destroying an innocent soul concerns you
    Kaiba: As a president of a major corporation, I have to do that everyday
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  11. (To Yugi) “Blah,blah,blah. Don’t you get tired of making the same speech every time you’re faced with a challenge? Stop saving the world and get a hobby!”
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  12. Alistar: I’m here to represent everyone whose life was ripped apart by your company!
    Kaiba: Get in line, I hear that speech everyday
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  13. “There’s nothing I can’t afford!”

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  14. (To Ziegfried) “Get out of my life, and take your bad hair with you!”
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  15. Pegasus: I must’ve missed the joke
    Kaiba: You are a joke

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My brother’s been binge-watching the series starting from season 1 for the past three days so far and now Pegasus saying ‘Yugi-boy’ is all I can hear…

  1. ‘Yu-gi-oh’ is actually a pun that means ‘king of games’

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    Just look at that menacing point
  2. The author of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kazuki Takahashi, has stated that Seto Kaiba is based upon a real person. Takahashi had a friend who like to collect cards for a card game and introduced Takahashi to another card game player. Takahashi’s friend then asked this person to teach Takahashi how to play the game but he refused, saying that Takahashi could come back after he’d collected 10 000 cards. This episode with the arrogant guy annoyed Takahashi, though he realised that he could make an interesting character out an arrogant jerk who thought that they were too good to play with others

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    Oh look, another menacing point
  3. The card ‘Tyler the Great Warrior’ was actually created by Tyler Gressie back in 2002 (Tyler was diagnosed with liver cancer and managed to make a full recovery). For his Make-A-Wish, he asked to design a card for his favourite game – Duel Monsters

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    This would have been so cool for Tyler!
  4. When the second Yu-Gi-Oh! movie was released in cinemas, those who saw the film were randomly given one of four cards with their movie ticket: Pyramid of Light, Sorcerer of Dark Magic, Watapon or Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon. These four cards were chosen because they were actually part of the film’s plot, though the Blue-Eyes card was totally useless at the time. To summon Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon you need to tribute Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, but this card didn’t become available until two years later

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    Hmm… yes, very good idea marketing team… hmm, yes, yes, good job

  5. There’s a game for Yu-Gi-Oh! that was developed to be able to stimulate the same type of experience that the characters have in the series. In 2016, Microsoft released a development kit for a project called HoloLens. HoloLens is quite similar to a virtual reality headset, though it has a clear visor over the player’s eyes. It is able to show augmented reality images, so it’s a game that allows for one to duel like the characters do in Yu-Gi-Oh!

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    I better start saving up…
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! is actually the first ever abridged series, created by Martin Billany!

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    The abridged series is a blessing
  7. Yugi is the first duelist to bluff during a game. This happened in season 1 when he duelled against Mai, and his bluff actually ended up helping him to win the duel

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    I’m proud of you and your deceitful ways Yugi
  8. The reason why characters never seem to follow the rules of the games that they’re playing is because the creators hoped that children would buy more of their cards for the game if they were shown how powerful the monsters are. The creators just kinda hoped that no-one payed too much attention to what the rules actually are…

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    If it was me I’d just buy my favourite cards… Even if they were useless…
  9. Yugi’s millennium puzzle definitely has a lot of abilities, but it’s also acts almost like a good-luck charm

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    It’s so bulky… Doesn’t Yugi’s neck get sore from wearing it everywhere?
  10. In the English dub, Joey has a cousin named Jesse. However, in the manga Jesse has no relation to Joey and his name isn’t even ever mentioned. Fans believe that this was done so that it made more sense as to why Joey and Jesse sounded the same, as they shared the same voice actor

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    Okay they have sorta the same hair colour and that’s about it