Forever Farewell: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

yugioh_duel_monsters_jp_logoJust announced a few days ago on TVTokyo, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime series (遊☆戯☆王デュエルモンスターズ Yūgiō Dyueru Monsutāzu) will finally end. With only 2 more episodes to air, the story finally has come to close. The story of Yugioh Duel Monsters end in Episode 224 (which will air soon on TVTokyo). However, the artist Mr. Takahashi, isn’t gonna let this series go! There is a new saga of Yugioh on the way! However, this new saga has nothing to do with it’s past series – DUEL MONSTERS.... Read More

Yu-Gi-Oh! Fans Flock to Finals

Her’s the first reports on the recent Finals held in Anaheim, CA USA. This report comes to us by way of the Orange County Register, a local newspaper from the area.

Monstrous trading-card game phenomenon attracts thousands of enthusiasts to the YuGiOh! World Finals in Anaheim.

Anaheim – Sang Bui, 17, often thinks about his monsters. He wonders if there is a perfect spell to enhance the strength of his Dark Wizard. Or whether his monsters are powerful enough to beat a rival’s. Or if a trap could have helped him win.

Challenge the Expert
Challenge The Expert – pic © 2004 OCR

EXPERTS: Felipe Luque, 15, of Chile, an expert player, faces Jessie Orozco, 14, of La Puente, right, at the “Challenge The Expert” area at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Anaheim.

JEBB HARRIS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
Story By: TAMARA CHUANG
The Orange County Register

Bui’s penchant for strategizing helped him reach the worldwide finals for the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, which took place Sunday at the Anaheim Convention Center in front of a crowd of about 10,000 people. The Fountain Valley resident was among 32 trading-card finalists from all over the world – including four from the United States – who had the chance to pit a horned Mad Sword Beast against a one-eyed Opticlops, or whatever monster lurked in their personal deck of cards. Another 16 contestants battled to become the champ of the Yu-Gi-Oh! video game.

“Sometimes I daydream about strategies,” said Bui, who often plays the card game on average 16 hours a week. “It doesn’t really hurt your brain. It’s really fun. It’s not like a hard math problem.”

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