My brother’s been binge-watching the series starting from season 1 for the past three days so far and now Pegasus saying ‘Yugi-boy’ is all I can hear…
- ‘Yu-gi-oh’ is actually a pun that means ‘king of games’
- The author of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Kazuki Takahashi, has stated that Seto Kaiba is based upon a real person. Takahashi had a friend who like to collect cards for a card game and introduced Takahashi to another card game player. Takahashi’s friend then asked this person to teach Takahashi how to play the game but he refused, saying that Takahashi could come back after he’d collected 10 000 cards. This episode with the arrogant guy annoyed Takahashi, though he realised that he could make an interesting character out an arrogant jerk who thought that they were too good to play with others
- The card ‘Tyler the Great Warrior’ was actually created by Tyler Gressie back in 2002 (Tyler was diagnosed with liver cancer and managed to make a full recovery). For his Make-A-Wish, he asked to design a card for his favourite game – Duel Monsters
- When the second Yu-Gi-Oh! movie was released in cinemas, those who saw the film were randomly given one of four cards with their movie ticket: Pyramid of Light, Sorcerer of Dark Magic, Watapon or Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon. These four cards were chosen because they were actually part of the film’s plot, though the Blue-Eyes card was totally useless at the time. To summon Blue-Eyes Shining Dragon you need to tribute Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, but this card didn’t become available until two years later…
Hmm… yes, very good idea marketing team… hmm, yes, yes, good job
- There’s a game for Yu-Gi-Oh! that was developed to be able to stimulate the same type of experience that the characters have in the series. In 2016, Microsoft released a development kit for a project called HoloLens. HoloLens is quite similar to a virtual reality headset, though it has a clear visor over the player’s eyes. It is able to show augmented reality images, so it’s a game that allows for one to duel like the characters do in Yu-Gi-Oh!
- Yu-Gi-Oh! is actually the first ever abridged series, created by Martin Billany!
- Yugi is the first duelist to bluff during a game. This happened in season 1 when he duelled against Mai, and his bluff actually ended up helping him to win the duel
- The reason why characters never seem to follow the rules of the games that they’re playing is because the creators hoped that children would buy more of their cards for the game if they were shown how powerful the monsters are. The creators just kinda hoped that no-one payed too much attention to what the rules actually are…
- Yugi’s millennium puzzle definitely has a lot of abilities, but it’s also acts almost like a good-luck charm
- In the English dub, Joey has a cousin named Jesse. However, in the manga Jesse has no relation to Joey and his name isn’t even ever mentioned. Fans believe that this was done so that it made more sense as to why Joey and Jesse sounded the same, as they shared the same voice actor