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History Begins Again! Yu-Gi-Oh Celebrates its 20th Anniversary


I’m not going to lie; I was pretty skeptical when I first saw this article pop up on my feed on Facebook. Memories danced in my head as old feelings of nostalgia began to bubble up; reminding me of those Saturday mornings where I would wake up, make a gigantic mixing bowl’s worth of cereal and watch my usual cartoons. The anticipation grew as one of my favorite show’s airing time got closer, and that one was Yu-Gi-Oh.

There were very few shows I watched religiously, and to watch the adventures unfold with Yugi as well as find out the mystery behind Yami’s past had a grip on my attention from the theme song to the end credits. And of course, dreams of having an amazing jacket like Kaiba’s were still dreams.

Now celebrating it’s 20th anniversary the original cast will be returning for an all new show Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, taking place 6 months after the original series, as well as a brand new movie coming out 2016. Weekly Shonen Jump has also revealed the synopsis of the Yu-gi-oh! movie coming out this year saying:

“In the past Yūgi Yami and Kaiba have clashed many times!! Yami Yūgi, who resides in Yūgi Mutō’s body, and Kaiba will have a duel that bets their prides and accepts each other’s mutual experience.”

Highlighting its history, there’s a teaser trailer for the new movie which you can check it here:

Here is the loose translation of what is said on the video via Anime New Network:

Text: Yu-Gi-Oh!’s 20th Anniversary

Narrator: 1996. The Yu-Gi-Oh! manga starts

1997, 1998, 1999…

Narrator: 2000 Broadcast premiere of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime

2001, 2002, 2003…

Narrator: 2004 Broadcast premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

2005, 2006, 2007…

Narrator: 2008 Broadcast premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s

2009, 2010…

Narrator: 2011 Broadcast premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

2012, 2013…

Narrator: 2014 Broadcast premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V.

Narrator: Inheriting the soul of the duelist. The Yu-Gi-Oh! 20th Anniversary Project launches in 2016. 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! film green-lit! The heroes are Yūgi Mutō’s and Seto Kaiba. The plot will be an original story. For the 20th anniversary, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters will be remastered and shown on TV Tokyo, starting on February 7, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. History begins again!


Excited about the movie coming out, the new show, or both?  Let me know in the comments below!

About Kurenai Kiba (30 Articles)
Cosplayer, writer, and artist. Currently, I dance between traveling to different cons on the east coast and having as much fun as I can.

1 Comment on History Begins Again! Yu-Gi-Oh Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

  1. 20yrs already? Damn! I guess it’s time to duel.

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