Yu-Gi-Oh! (TV Series 2000–2004) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • A young boy named Yugi Muto defeats the world Champion, Seto Kaiba, in a duel with the help of the mysterious Millenium puzzle,the support of the friends and the heart of the cards. Yugi then becomes famous around the world. Yugi and his friend Joey participate in Duels to help save family members. All the way Yugi and the spirit within the puzzle try to understand each other more. Seto Kaiba tries to regain the title he once had. Many characters pop in and out, many are duelists and it makes for some interesting battles.

  • The story follows Yugi Moto, a boy who managed to complete an ancient Egyptian artifact know as the Millenium Puzzle, which led him to inherit another spirit known only as Yami Yugi. His trust in the heart of the cards and friendship with his friends Joey, Tristan and Téa led him through several battles and to become the King of the Duels.


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  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters first aired on 18 April in the year 2000.This Anime has 5 seasons and they aired from 2000-2004,i.e.,one season per year. Season 1: The story starts with Yugi Moto solving the ancient millennium puzzle and that unites him with a old spirit 5000 years ago who has no memory of his past.Yugi then defeats Duel Monsters World Champion Seto Kaiba with the help of the ancient puzzle in which the spirit is contained.Further,he gets to know that there are more millennium items just like his puzzle.He,in the first season gets to know about the Millenium Eye which is possessed by the Creator of Duel Monsters Maximilian Pegasus and then Yugi and Pegasus both face off in the match using their Millenium items and Yugi wins. Season 2: Yugi gets to know that there are 7 millennium items in total and if one person possesses them then the world can be destroyed.He finds out about the Millenium Ring which is possessed by Bakura and then the Millenium Rod which is possessed by Marik Ishtar.There are 2 more Millenium items showcased in this season:The Millenium Key and The Millenium Necklace.Bakura and Marik both face each other in a battle and Marik Ishtar emerges victorious. Season 3:This season has 2 parts,first consists of the Big 5(Keiba's business partners) as Villians and Second with Marik Ishtar as the main threat but Yugi,Keiba,Joey and all there friends defeats all the six(Big 5 as well as Marik). Season 4:This changes the course completely when a beast appears to destroy the world which is 10,000 years old much older than the Egypt ancient spirits which existed 5000 years old.The main villain is Dartz who wants to destroy the world with this beast called the great lavayathan.Yugi,Kaiba and Joey defeat it with the help of dragons who defeated this beast 10,000 years ago. Season 5:The Ancient Spirit of the puzzle(Known as Farrow) travels back into the past 5000 years behind so save the world from evil and darkness again.The main villain is Evil Spirit inside Bakura who also travels with him to the past so that he can destroy the world.They both face each other and Yugi emerges Victorious.As the Farrow travels back to the past,he slowly regains his memory and then after defeating the evil spirit inside Bakura(Lord of Darkness) with the help of his friends,his spirit returns to the spirit world where his wandering spirit could finally rest.

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