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Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Don't watch the TV show or play the card game? Then this movie is not for you.

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The popular anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! makes the jump from television to the big screen with the franchise's first feature film. Yugi (voice of Dan Green) is a boy who, like thousands of others, is a loyal fan of "Duel Monsters," a card game that's sweeping the nation. Yugi joins many other players for a Duel Monsters tournament in Battle City, where they make a startling discovery -- the "Duel Monsters" cards have supernatural powers that have resurrected Anubia, an evil leader from ancient Egypt. As it happens, one of Yugi's ancestors was a pharaoh who vanquished Anubia centuries before, and now the young man and his pals must use their skills with the cards to conquer the foe once again. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie arrived in American movie theaters in the summer of 2004, six years after the Yu-Gi-Oh! television series (and its attendant flood of merchandise) made its debut in Japan.

Cast

Dan Green
as Yugi Moto/Yami Yugi
Eric Stuart
as Seto Kaiba
Wayne Grayson
as Joey Wheeler
Darren Dunstan
as Max-a-Million Pegasus
John Campbell
as Tristan Taylor
Amy Birnbaum
as Tea Garnder
Tara Jayne
as Mokuba Kaiba
Maddie Blaustein
as Solomon Moto
Mike Pollock
as Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie

All Critics (65) | Top Critics (22)

Effectively a strategy guide and commercial in vaguely filmic form.

July 28, 2014 | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

Like the gods, the trading cards are capricious, with ever-changing rules and strategies so intricate that only Yu-Gi-Ohlogists will fully enjoy this adventure.

January 8, 2007 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A feature-length anime commercial.

August 27, 2004 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Kids will eat Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie up. The rest of us will have to wait for the translation.

August 13, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4
Seattle Times
Top Critic

This cartoon based on the popular and complicated card game might as well be written in another language.

August 13, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The latest kiddie con job to float over from Tokyo.

August 13, 2004 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie

love the show love the card game love the movie another great anime childerens show adaption

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