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Yu-gi-oh is a television/manga series created by Kazuki Takahashi which is also a popular card game. The original manga was published in Shonen Jump Magazine. The title Yu-gi-oh is a play on words in japanese. "Yugi oh" translated means "king of games" which is the alternate title in the english version. An alternate spelling in Japanese, Yujyo (taken from the first kanji of the main character Yugi Motou and one of his friends Joey Wheeler, Katsuya Jounouchi in the japanese version, alternate spelling Jyonouchi) means "friendship" which is a reoccuring theme in the series.
In the dubbing process alot has been cut out and changed to suit a younger audience (and make more money of the merchandising). The dubbed version of Yu-gi-oh is not a true representation of the story and it is better to watch the subtitled Japanese versions that are floating about out there or even read the manga.
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by isabelle_inka_brock May 01, 2006
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An awesome anime and manga, that people need to stop saying is crap. Fangirls write fanfiction about said show, and often use shippings. Their favourite being puzzle, tender and bronze. Which includes the hikaris and yamis. Though 4Kids Entertainment did ruin the English dub by removing all violence. LittleKuriboh also created an abridged series around said show.
The show being about 16 year old Yugi Mutou (Yugi Moto) (being the height of a 10 year old) who is inhabited by The nameless pharoah (who we later find out is called Atem) who resides in the boys Millenium Puzzle. Yugi being the proclaimed King of Games, he attends Domino High along with friends Anzu Mazaki (Tea Gardener), Katusuya Jonouchi (Joey Wheeler) and Hiroto Honda (Tristan Taylor) and Ryo Bakura (Bakura) Seto Kaiba is another main character and sets up many tornaments to try and beat Yugi.
The show is set around Duel Monsters which is a card game in which you reduce your oppoets life points to 0. The cards are spilt into 3 catergories, Monster, Trap and Spell (Magic). The Monsters split into different types such as gravekeeprs, spellcasters, warrior, fairy, occult, burn, insect etc
Main antagonists in the show are Pegasus Crawford (Maxamillion Pegasus), Marik Ishtar, Yami Marik, Yami Bakura (Ryo being one of Yugi's friends), Noah Kaiba, Akhenaden and Zorc Necrophades (Zorc the Dark One).
"Hey you watch Yu-Gi-Oh! last night?"
"Yeah. What else would I do."
by Begecko February 16, 2012
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a) "You watch Yugioh? Have you graduated from Elementary School yet?"

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.
Wanna screw over an 8 year old and you live in the US? Tell his parents you're gonna have fun watching yugioh and teaching the card game to him. Don't tell them you're showing him the japanese version. Do that for a while, then watch what happens.
by Doas834 December 30, 2009
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Definition 1 - an anime from Japan that was butchered to make it a little kids show. However, in Japan it was not a little kids show, but, thanx to censores, a lot of people in north america believe it to be a little kids show do to the crappy editing and cheesy voice-overs. The show was very good in Japan, however.

Definition 2 - a tcg (trading card game) that is popular throughout the world. Contrary to popular belief, the game is NOT a "little kids" baby card game, the rules and to complex and advanced for little kids to understand. And most of the good players are between the ages of 15 and 25. So its unfair for ignorant, immature people who dont play and dont understand how to play to mock it just because they dont understand it. The game is very fun and requires a lot of intelligence and strategizing. Immature people like to mock it because they aren't intelligent enough to understand how to play, so they make fun of the game to feel better about themselves.
non-yu-gi-oh player - "haha u queer, you play yu-gay-ho. haha!"

yu-gi-oh player - "thats fine, at least i'm doing something productive that is not harmful to anybody, what are you doing, besides demonstrating your immaturity and ignorance?"
by SkiwootSki November 16, 2006
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An anime most people say they hate, before watching the Japanese version.

Watch the un-Americanized version of Yugioh before flaming it, you idiots!
by Rorii November 23, 2006
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The romanization is "Yuugiou".
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.
"Yugioh (Yuugiou) is an anime that shows many good things."
by Mirielle August 04, 2006
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Yu-Gi-Oh, although a brilliant anime and manga, is misunderstood by most North American lamers. Recently, uncut versions of the show were released, and have been selling like crazy. I was very happy when I found out they were making uncut versions. Anyway lamers, lets clear your lamer minds.

1. The English version sucks because it is badly dubber (although, the English track on the uncut DVDS is pretty good...though most of you probably watch it subbed anyway.
2. It is not a kids show. The unedited version of the show is rated PG to TV14 and the manga is rated teen.
3. The whole "OMG! JAPAN IS USING IT TO SELL US THEIR CRAP THING!!!!" is also lame, the real first season of Yu-Gi-Oh didn't invlove cards at all, but people liked the idea of the issue of the manga he did use them so he decided to use them more.
4. If you make fun of someone for playing this, you might as well go make fun of people for playing Halo and chess. THEY ARE FREAKING GAMES! Who cares if you don't like them? People like to have their fun.
Yu-Gi-Oh is a good anime/manga series if you look over lame stereotypes and give it a chance.
by tyrantyoshi March 15, 2005
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