Yu-Gi-Oh!, known in Japan and the rest of East Asia as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (遊☆戯☆王: デュエル モンスターズ Yū☆gi☆ō Dyueru Monsutāzu?) is an anime based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. It is produced by Studio Gallop and Nihon Ad Systems, and the English-language adaptation is distributed by 4Kids Entertainment.

Duel Monsters is not to be confused with the earlier series of the same name.

The success of Duel Monsters was one of the main factors in creating a real-world version of the game that served as the focal point of the series, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.

The series began its 224-episode run in Japan on April 18, 2000 and ended on September 29, 2004. In the United States, it began airing on September 29, 2001 and ended on June 10, 2006. In Japan, the series aired on TV Tokyo. The English version is broadcast on many channels. In the United States it was originally broadcast on Kids' WB, and reruns were previously seen on 4Kids TV and Cartoon Network, and can still be viewed online at www.4KidsTV.com. In Canada, Yu-Gi-Oh! is broadcast on YTV. In Latin America and Australia, it is broadcast on Nickelodeon, and formerly on Network Ten in Australia. In the United Kingdom it is broadcast on Nickelodeon and Sky One. In Hong Kong, it is broadcast on ATV from July 13, 2002. In March 2009, 4kids started releasing both dub episodes and raw Japanese episodes (without subtitles) on their Youtube channel, and is currently available to view everywhere except Asia. These episodes have since all been removed by November 2010, the reason is unknown. The series currently airs on The CW's Saturday morning cartoon block, Toonzai.

Like the earlier series, Duel Monsters is mainly about the various battles of a high school freshman named Yugi Muto through a card game known as Duel Monsters (Magic and Wizards in the original, although Duel Monsters is also used). However, Duel Monsters has a completely different plot. The plot of Duel Monsters is split up into several different storylines, or arcs.


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