Japan Premiere: Apr 04, 1998
Japan Conclusion: Oct 10, 1998

Seasons: 1
Episodes: 27

Animation Studio: Toei Animation

Popularity: 662nd All Time, 229th This Week

Franchise: Yu-Gi-Oh!
Characters on BTVA: 22
This series has not been licensed for an English language release.
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said at 7:02 PM on Wed Nov 8 2017
I love how the art style reflects the manga at the time! Contrary to populat opinion, I like the bright colours -- it gives it a fun atmosphere! I am also a big fan of the episodic structure.

Not as good as the manga, but still fun to watch (and re-watch)!
EPA Deane
said at 4:34 AM on Tue Sep 12 2017
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It would be Interesting to Hear an Uncut English Dub for This....
said at 11:09 PM on Tue Aug 4 2015
 5 Shout Outs!
Ah, the undubbed, low budget, strange color palette Yugioh. There is a certain short of charm to this show, but honestly I think 99% of fans overrate it. Contrary to popular belief, it's not that faithful to the manga. There's quite a few fillers and strange adaptation choices, which result in it actually being less faithful to the manga than the card game series was.
said at 3:21 AM on Sat Jul 26 2014
 2 Shout Outs!
And hello girly voice Yugi that I heard back on 2000 as a kid on a copy with Chinese subs
said at 7:46 AM on Fri Jul 11 2014
 4 Shout Outs!
Hello Acid green hair Seto
said at 10:28 AM on Mon Oct 14 2013
 3 Shout Outs!
This art style... This must be what the Shadow Relam really looks like.
said at 4:52 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
This is an awesome show!
Nightmare Crusher
said at 12:59 AM on Sun Feb 12 2012
 2 Shout Outs!
What is with the visuals on this show? Everything looks like it was recording on a camera from the 60's with washed out colors and grain. Plus, the art style just doesn't look right. AND WHY DOES KAIBA HAVE GREEN HAIR?
said at 5:21 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Nightmare Crusher
IIRC, Toei produced this version of YGO, so the different art style is due to a different studio producing it. This series came before Duel Monsters did as well.
Nightmare Crusher
said at 5:24 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I know why it's different. It doesn't change how strange it looks to me.
said at 5:25 PM on Thu Oct 10 2013
@Nightmare Crusher
I personally prefer the art style Duel Monsters used myself, but I do agree this was pretty wacky.
said at 11:06 PM on Tue Aug 4 2015
@Nightmare Crusher You know what makes it even weirder? There were colored illustrations of Kaiba with brown hair out in Japan at the time, so it wasn't even due to being a guess of what his hair color was or anything.
said at 3:31 PM on Sat Feb 11 2012
 7 Shout Outs!
"Screw the rules, I have green hair!"
said at 3:21 PM on Thu Oct 13 2011
 3 Shout Outs!
This shows art style looks so freaking weird...
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