HALF of the first season is nothing but one shot episodes that don't even matter to the overall story and even when they establish the plot it still delves away from it and does something completely different. Hell in the MAIN PROTAGONIST Judai-Kun is a one dimensional character for 3/4 of the series and when he finally does get developed he becomes an *beep* (he has his moments but overall an *beep* not to mention he hogs 70-80% of the screen time).
Thanks to the Leo Corporation, headed by Meiji Arab, new advancements to Solid Vision, the holographic system that gives life to the Duel Monsters card game, give physical mass to monsters... See full summary ». So far the latest Yugo series is shaping up to be an amazing one.
I didn't know this series existed until about 6 months ago, and it was at EP. Since this is still an ongoing series (100 Episodes on the date I made this list: April 7th, 2016) and we still have another year at the least since Yugo series generally end around this time of the year I'll guess by April next year Arc-V will be over, or it'll be close to wrapping up.
But since I'm not spoiling anything I'll just say: It has amazing writing, a VERY interesting lead character, the best female lead we've had since 5Ds, a cool rival, and the fact that EVERY Extra Deck mechanic (Fusion, Synchro, XYZ, & Pendulum) Play an important part in the story helps as well. Not to mention if you enjoyed past series you'll be delighted to know that this is essentially serving as a 20th anniversary series to the franchise by having older characters make a return.
So far Jack & Crow from 5Ds have reappeared and had big roles in the series, Alexis Rhodes & Aster Phoenix from GO are scheduled to appear, and Kieth Ten from Zeal is scheduled to appear. 8/10 (I could bump it up in the future depending on how the rest of this series goes).
Namely, being an initially bad story and unlikable characters. The first 73 episodes of Zeal are what really turn fans away from this series.
The last half of Zeal however is SOON good, it's honestly one of my favorite Yugo Story Arcs. Yuma however does have some good development going from a terrible duelist into an amazing one.
Overall Zeal is better than what most people credit for and if you haven't seen don't listen to the negative things others say about it. You should watch it for yourself to judge it (or at least the last half of the series or “Zeal II”).
Yes, the original is my 2nd favorite Yugo series but that doesn't mean it's terrible. Even now after 15+ years IMO the original Yugo series is still one of the best series to date with an excellent story, the OG Protagonist Yuri, along with Kaaba and Joey oh the memories but even my nostalgia with this series won't save it from the flaws it has.
As far as the anime goes Yuri will always be the best duelist but in a real game Yuma, Yuma, & Yuma would thoroughly hand Yuri his ass on a silver platter. AOI/Blue Angel is the most interesting female lead since Akita, Emma is waif material and a fairly interesting character, Revolver is a BOSS rival character.
There lies a strong divide between the rich and the poor, and... See full summary ». Yugo 5Ds has the best set of main characters WHO ALL have a purpose to the story, they all have a personality, and they're all developed.
People hate him for his constant friendship speeches but given the fact that the Yugo franchise is about bonds/friendships and the backstory of EVERY main character and the meaning of Yuma's name they're right on the money and Yuma has every right to give a friendship speech. Jack Atlas is a nice throwback to Kaiba, but he has more development as a character, Crow is a diet version of Joey if you will but more likeable.
5Ds has a truly excellent story, amazing duels, and GREAT characters (Hell Yuma and Akita are HEAVILY implied to be in love and get together at the end of the series and that's something we NEVER or hardly ever see in this franchise, even Yuma's VA believes they get together, or they will). If a few characters got a little more development and no filler episodes I'd say it is perfect.
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted. He is an incredibly skilled duelist who wins virtually every single duel that he is a part of.
One major advantage that Kaaba has over Joey is his ability to control Obelisk the Tormentor. While Joey's never necessarily tried to wield one of the cards, it's almost impossible that he would be able to, as he doesn't have the Egyptian heritage that is necessary.
This is because he's known for his impossibly good luck that has saved him from destruction on more than one occasion. Whether he's boosting his power with Graceful Dice or putting the fate of the duel in a coin flip with Time Wizard, it is almost never a good idea to bet against Joey.
If there's one thing that Kaaba has at his disposal that Joey doesn't, it is endless amounts of money. Kaaba has the ability to buy and card that he would ever need or want in his deck, and Joey simply isn't able to do that.
Joey does the best he can with the cards that he can afford, which shows that he really is committed to being a duelist. Joey has strange cards in his deck that don't need to be there, like Swordsman of Land star.
Yugo is an anime series that solely focuses on games and most people love it for this reason. In other words, Yugo anime is lovable by both younger people and adults.
It doesn’t matter whether you watched the movie (1999) or not but if you end up in the duel monsters anime right after the first series, you’ll understand the whole scenario soon. I hate to say it, but this movie is a canon, and it would be better to watch it if you’re interested in getting deeper into the storyline.
But you can expect some good action sequences from this part which makes it worthy of your watch. Duel Monsters GO is more like a sequel that follows the after story of the 2000 anime.
It mostly includes the dark history of the main characters, but it is still worth the watch. Don’t try to ignore just because one of the movies of this anime didn’t give you a good experience.
Well, there are certainly a few movies and moments that’ll make you unhappy but the major part of the anime will satisfy you. So, if you have any doubts regarding Yugo watch order, make sure you let us through the comment section.
With this fact in mind, it's no secret that there are many types of duels in the series, there are levels to their quality, per se. He infused Joey's deck with plenty of powerful magic cards that would help him to beat his friend.
Yuri's goal the entire time wasn't to win, but rather to find a way that both of them would manage to stay safe, as both of their lives were on the line. Eventually, Yuri and Joey were able to work together to end the duel in a draw, and both barely made it out alive.
Joey manages to do the unthinkable and stand up to the power of Ra, much to the disbelief of everyone, including even Kaaba. While he, unfortunately, wasn't able to call out his final attack to win the duel, his brawl against Mark showed off just how powerful of a duelist Joey really is.
While the mechanics of her summoning is laughable at best, the fact that she debuted in this duel while managing to take down Ar kana's second Dark Magician is nothing short of iconic. Staying on the Yuri and Kaaba train for a minute, and actually cheating a bit because this isn't technically part of the series, the duel between Kaaba and Yuri is action-packed, and the improved animations in the movie make it an absolute sight to behold.
Plus, the two have vastly improved their decks since the list time we saw them, and watching them volley the power back and forth is wonderfully nostalgic for fans. Sure, the labyrinth duel between Para and Dox might make no sense, but it's still a ton of fun to watch go down.
In it, Yuri and Joey are forced to navigate their monsters through a labyrinth that they're unfamiliar with, while Para and Dox pull out all the stops to beat them and leave them trapped below Duelist Kingdom forever. Eventually, Yuri and Joey manage to combine their forces and take down the brothers at their own game.
Yuri and Leon's duel in the finals of the KC Grand Championship is absolutely insane. Joey was forced to contend with Weevil's tricks and most powerful cards, and was still able to take him out.