Thursday, 15 September 2011

You Activated My Trap Card

I was looking at the TV schedules and I noticed that for some reason or another, ITV are playing the Yu-Gi-Oh movie. Is this a bad thing? No, it's a good movie. So what's my problem? They're putting it on at FOUR AM. I don't think many people are going to watch it. Which is a shame because like I said, it's a pretty good movie. But it did make me think I should maybe do a post on Yu-Gi-Oh, so if you don't like Yu-Gi-Oh, blame ITV not me. They're evil anyway.

So, yes, Yu-Gi-Oh (I need to stop saying that, it's getting annoying to type) is a manga/anime based on a card game. I think it was the first one that got spun off a lot. I think Magic:The Gathering probably came out before, but Yu-Gi-Oh (damnit) is quite easier to play. I've played Magic, and it took me longer to grasp the rules, once you do you'll be fine though. A part of that may have come from playing Yu-Gi-Oh so much.

When we were younger me and my brother would play it quite a lot really, and he had a gigantic stack of cards. I don't remember what happened to them, I just think I was partly to blame for losing them. I think it was a time I took them to school. Who really knows? But yeah, we played it a lot, and it was pretty good. There are more than enough games of it out there on the GBA and PC and home consoles for you to be able to play even if you have no real life people to play it with, and I'm tempted to get one now.

I must confess I haven't read a great deal of the manga. But I've watched a fair bit of the anime. I'll say this now, don't judge it based on the English dub version. It was done by 4-kids. If you really like your anime, you're now foaming at the mouth from the mere mention of those....things. I don't think you can class the "people" at 4kids as "people". In Pokemon for example (something else they did) if you listen to it backwards one of the characters says "4Kids is the devil!"


Anyway, back to Yu-Gi-Oh. I'm just going to insist now that if you want to watch it, and enjoy it, try and find the Japanese version, if you don't mind subtitles. It was called Duel Monsters over there. So if you can't find "Yu-Gi-Oh Jap" try searching for Duel Monsters. Anyway, it follows the adventures of Yugi Motou and his friends, but mostly him. All animes have a main character, but then so does anything really. It follows him as he becomes "King of Games" I think Yu-Gi-Oh literally means King of Games. Or something like that. Anyway, the card game itself is a major plot point of course, but it's not always the central focus, but usually to make things better they come up with better cards, or more kick ass ways to play. Rather than power up the characters themselves.

Though some of the characters do have powers, which are given to them by their millennium items. Such as Pegasus' Millennium Eye, which lets him read the minds of people and other cool stuff, and Yugi's Millennium Puzzle. It doesn't seem to have much power besides containing the spirit of a guy called Yami. Either that or Yugi has very very bad emotional issues. Possibly both.

Anyway, I'm really dragging on here, so all I can really say as a wrap up is put movies on at appropriate times. As in when people will watch them. Yu-Gi-Oh both as a series and a card game are pretty cool, and worth checking out, and if you want to check out the anime, the Japanese version would be better. If you want to check out the games, then I'm sorry but I can't recommend a particular one.

Sadly this image isn't correct as a trap card needs to be on the table :(
Cute anime girls = views. Right? Right.

51 comments:

  1. I loved Yu-Gi-Oh! And you're right, that is annoying to type lol!

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  2. As someone who watched the all the episodes of this show, played the card games, played the videogame version of the card games, and not to mention that you posted an image of my most favorite character, Dark Magician Girl. I must say that this is my most favorite post right now.

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  3. Been a while since I watched the series but never played the game.

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  4. you are correct magic did come first, pokemon beat yu-gi-oh by a few years as well

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  5. Yeah, no matter how you put it: yu-gi-oh's a children's show. Kids are generally not awake at 4am.

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  6. Yu-Gi-Oh is really popular here, however I only watched the abridged series. Which I don't think counts.

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  7. I aware you 350 Awesome points for watching anime and not being ashamed of it.

    Admittedly, I watch it for the perky Japanese girls, but that still counts, right?

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  8. @Lemons Don't Make Lemonade I'm not going to be ashamed of it lol. Perky Japanese girls are probably the reason most people watch them too.

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  9. I used to find Yu-Gi-Oh pretty awesome, but I haven't watched it in ages. (Never played it, had no friends :C)

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  10. I really dont like this card game because it's unfair, people with more powerful cards always have advantages.

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  11. @FangThat's what the vidya games are for :P

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  12. @Linux and Life That was one of the advantages of magic, the game really boiled down usually to what cards you have, and when you pull them out.

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  13. I've never watched this, but I heard the card game was fun. Me? I'm more of a Pogs kind of guy.

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  14. I've never watched and i dont think it's gonna happen either. But you can activate my trap door err i mean my trap card any time you want hahahaha no homo

    As for the seal of approval just copy and paste the code i'll mail you in a new html widget or however it's called

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  15. @Hasidic Plumber No homo? Bah. But yay for seals of approval ^_^

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  16. oh, for the love of jiggly puff! why don't I have time to watch anime anymore?... ~_~

    http://jooginz.blogspot.com/2011/09/endings-end.html

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  17. Very cool! I'm off to find the Japanese version!!!

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  18. @Indistinctive Writer Your anime overlords insist that you make time :P

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  19. I have never seen it...but then I am old.
    But I am a big fan of japanese horror, I have a bit of a collection and I have to say if anime is anything like the movies then NEVER watch a re-make, especially if it's produced in Hollywood.

    Nobody makes horror better then the Japanese - I have no doubt the same applies to a genre they invented.

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  20. It's a little after my time.
    Maybe they put it on at 4am because they think everyone has a recorder of some kind.

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  21. Oh, so disappointing. I thought you are gonna talk about trannies. :,(
    Post about that might be pretty interesting, but if you're gonna write it, make it NC-17, otherwise it's a wasted potential. :)

    Never played it. I saw few episodes with some dubbing (probably czech one, which is probably similarly shitty as the 4Kids one), and didn't think it's anything special. Pretty much just giant commercial for the card game. Maybe in original dub it's better.
    Just write YGO if it's annoying to type. :P

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  22. @Bob lol I'm talking about trannies kinda some time lol. I guess I'll try to pick a better anime for next time lol.

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  23. I've been watching the Abridged version on Youtube and I have to say I think I enjoyed it more than the Americanized one.

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  24. Great video! Really enjoyed watching it! Thanks for the update

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  25. I was never too keen on yu-gi-oh, it was out roughly when I was crazy with Pokemon xD

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  26. Oh dear lord, I knew every word to which you were referencing...

    That was like a decade ago. Where the fuck has my life gone?

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  27. for some reason I thought you were gonna post pictures of yourself in drag...
    i am a little disappoint.

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  28. @The Lunatic Pope My friend agrees I should dress in drag, but she's horribly drunk. If I was, maybe I would lol.

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  29. Magic the gathering predates yugioh by six years. I know its dorky of me to care so much, but I played Magic the gathering in high school and at that time yogioh didn't exist. So hearing someone say they don't know what came first gets my dork senses tingling and I have to (like any dork would) come on hear and point this out for all the read.

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  30. @Bersercules Don't worry I feel bad about it too :) I like Magic as well. When you get the rules properly, it's a great game.

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  31. YEAH YU-GI-OH! The art of Magic: The Gathering cards just doesn't compare.

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  32. Never watched the actual thing, but the memes of it.

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  33. I've never liked yugioh to be honest. Some guy finds an egyptian ghosts and battles with cards that's been around for thousand of years? yeah...

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  34. Great now I am going to have to watch me some

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  35. I loved this show. Until they became fruits and traded legwork for motorcylces. I loved the cardgame, until my mom made me toss them. She said these are too closely related to the devil.
    I love the GBA version. Eternal Duelist Soul to be exact, and I had some version for Gameboy Color. Loved that one too.

    Where am I going with this? Your post kinda brought back memories which were fond. Therefore, plus one good sir.

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  36. I preferred the series over the movie, but the original manga was WAY better in my opinion.

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  37. Never was into the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh (you're right, that is a royal pain to type. :P), but between this and the abridged series, im very tempted to start.

    If only it was on netflix...

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  38. I just realized recently that the original version had people dying instead "being trapped in the shadow realm". I'm slow lol.

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  39. nah. I'm impatient with this kind of game, haha..

    but, I can watch that series whole day :D

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  40. @Mai Yang Yay finally a post you can relate to ^_^

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  41. @ShawIt was full of violence, guns, and even potential rape at at least one point lol. All fun things 4kids denied you.

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  42. I watch 4kids dub with a friend for how hilariously bad it is. It's like mystery science theater.

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  43. @badscribbler I can't believe I haven't thought of that take on it lol, but I'd be raging too much to watch it.

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  44. yeahhh..finally! ^_^ felt so bad every time I read a post that is beyond my comprehension level..I wanted to comment but gosh, I'm afraid I might be laugh at (commenting a very irrelevant comment)..hahaha!

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  45. @Mai Yang lol well I wouldn't laugh at you, but I appreciate you'd rather be safe than sorry :)

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  46. I haven't seen Yu-gi-oh, ... I never found it interesting, but after reading this post, i will maybe give it a chance. Unfortunately, I don't have as much time as I had before for anime, so I'm glad I can at least keep with ongoing series. I don't even rember the last time I watched a whole series in a day , and I watched a lot ! :) I have a new blog (actualy one and half a day old) which is gonna be mainly about Anime and anime (music) vids)... so feel free to check it out :)

    Btw with the pokemon dubbing: The opening (not sure if the original or english dubbed) played backwards was some pretty hard Satan song O_o

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  47. @ZeO I did just listen to it and dear sweet Jesus what did I just hear?

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  48. Hahaha, I see it! Yu-Gi-Oh 5D is the best of card anime!

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