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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.
Rating:
PG (for scary combat and monster images)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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In Theaters:
 wide
On DVD:
Box Office:
$19,742,947.00
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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
Amy Birnbaum
as Tea Garnder
John Campbell
as Tristan Taylor
Tara Jayne
as Mokuba Kaiba
Scottie Ray
as Anubis
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.

Full Review… | July 28, 2014
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.

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

A feature-length anime commercial.

Full Review… | August 27, 2004
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
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | August 13, 2004
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The latest kiddie con job to float over from Tokyo.

Full Review… | August 13, 2004
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

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

Either the fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game will enjoy this film or nobody will. Gladly, I am one.

Thomas Truong
Thomas Truong

MAGICIANS VALKYRIA MAN MAGICIANS VALKYRIA SHES LIKE THE HOTTEST THING TO HAPPEN TO ANIME SINCE FUTABU!!! THERES A BIT WHERE IF YOU PUASE AT THE RIGHT TIME IT LOOKS LIKE YOU CAN SEE UP HER SKIRT AND SHES NOT WEARING ANY UNDERWEAR IT WAS THE DAY THIS BOY BECAME A MAN

James carbines
James carbines

Nothing really works here. Though the animations is slightly better than the one in the Anime, it is still pretty sketchy. The plot is super simplistic, the main duel between Yugi and Kaiba was actually pretty boring and dry. Even though Yu-Gi-Oh! is one of my favorite Anime of all time, this movie was a total disaster.

Daniel Ringer
Daniel Ringer

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