That's the clean and nice version. This is the original.
When originally published weekly in the magazine, Yugi and his small group of friends, Téa, Joey and Tristan, just try to get through life living in Japan while attending a private high school. Yugi seems to get involved in "adult" situations usually involving guns, gang violence, and sex, and has to find a way out. His other, dark, half comes out whenever he feels Yugi is in trouble and challenges his enemies to games where if they lose, they must play a "penalty game" where their life is changed to make them have a taste of their own medicine. That's what it was like in Japan, before it hit American Censors.
To anyone who feels this is just another Pokémon or other Anime, blame the censors, not Japan. And, to those who are knocking this HUGE hit, how many graphic novels have you read that make you know what the real story is? Don't knock it 'till you tried it.
Person 2: Not yet, but I can't wait!
Person 3: You actually read that?
Persons 1 and 2: Yeah. Who in their right mind isn't reading "Yu-Gi-Oh!"?
An anime about a boy, Yuugi, who completes the Sennen Puzzle and gains a dark side, Yami no Yuugi or Dark Yuugi.
Many people call it childish, but if they would watch the original or read the manga, it's much darker.
Series 0: The beginning, showing a very dark side of Yuugi's dark.
Series 1: Battle City/Duelist Kingdom/Ancient Egypt Arc. Duelist series.
2. A mutilation of the decent Japanese anime show.
3. Not a Pokemon and Digimon ripoff
4. A CCG game played by children and teens alike.
5. An anime containing the character Yugi. Purist form: Yuugi Has star-shaped hair.
Purist: "Yuugiou, fool! And it kicks ass!"
Reason: watched 4kids version of Yugioh.
b) "Hey, Yugioh is super cool."
Reason: watched Japanese version of Yugioh.
Older yugioh fans no longer talk about Yugioh in public in the U.S. because of the way 4kids has edited out all the cool parts of Yugioh. Cool stuff such as death, violence, and way darker feel of the Japanese version does not exist in the 4kids version of Yugioh, so now everyone in the US thinks it's a show for 6-10 year olds. Until they see the Japanese version.
2) Perfect material for an anime music video to Barenaked Ladies' "New Kid (On The Block)." If anyone ever finds this video, they MUST watch it.