Anubis, an ancient Egyptian evil that was defeated by Yugi’s alter ego centuries ago, has returned to exact revenge. Wielding the power of the Eighth Millennium Item, Anubis is determined to destroy Yugi and take over the world.
This film got me into yugioh! and made me buy a few decks for it. The whole story is a fairly simple card game but it’s so dramatic and has a lot of great moments that it’s hard not to get sucked in. It sees epic monsters that I can still remember like Andro Sphinx, Obelisx the Tormenter and the rest of the Egyptian gods. It’s pretty great.
I read duelist kingdom when I was young (which was brilliant by the way) and then sort of lost track of yugioh as I got older thinking it was for children, which it is, but a children’s show which is only enjoyable to children isn’t a good show at all.
The original yugioh cast has always been entertaining to me, most notably with me watching a considerable amount of yugioh zero which is the prequel to duelist kingdom. Despite being about children’s card games it’s always felt just better, more entertaining and darker than other shows similar to it. Instead of power of friendship type things it’s more about “believe in the heart of the cards” which sounds like something a gambler would say to make them play again. Though being about Egyptian gods and all (which are apparently real now in the show) I guess it can work.
Shows from the same studio: Studio Gallop