Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Promotional poster for the English version of the film.

English name

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Japanese name

ゆうおう THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONSザ・ダークサイド・オブ・ディメンションズ

Rōmaji name

Yū☆Gi☆Ō Za Dākusaido Obu Dimenshonzu

Alternate names

유희왕 더 다크 사이드 오브 디멘션즈

Genre

Adventure, Gaming

Release dates
  • Japan: April 23, 2016[1]
  • South Korea: June 9, 2016[2]
  • Taiwan: September 25, 2016[3]
  • Indonesia: November 9, 2016[4]
  • Singapore: December 1, 2016[5]
  • United States: January 27, 2017[6]
  • United Kingdom: February 1, 2017[7]
  • Italy: March 10, 2017[7]
  • Germany: March 12, 2017[8]
  • Latin America: April 22, 2017
  • International: 2017[9]
  • Brazil: November 1, 2018[10]
Running time

130 minutes

Story by

Kazuki Takahashi[11][12]

Director

Satoshi Kuwabara[13][14]

Character design

Kazuki Takahashi[11][12]

Animation

Studio Gallop

Production

Nihon Ad Systems

Producers

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions is a film that was released in Japan on April 23, 2016.[1] It was released worldwide in 2017.[9] The film is an original story and features Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba as its main characters.[15] The film's story is set after the events of the original manga.[16]

In celebration of the film and franchise in general, TV Tokyo began airing a remastered digital edition of the 2000–2004 Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime in Japan. A manga special, "TRANSCEND GAME" (parts 1 and 2), was printed in Weekly Shōnen Jump, and serves as a link between the end of the manga series and the beginning of the film.

Summary[edit]

Multiple dimensions begin disintegrating in multiple spirals as they are bathed in golden light. Within one of these dimensions, the KaibaCorp space station rests suspended above Earth. Inside, Seto Kaiba observes the Millennium Puzzle, suspended in a force field, but with two pieces missing.

The Shrine of the Underworld being excavated.

In Kul Elna, the Shrine of the Underworld is being excavated by KaibaCorp with the aid of local workers, with a blue-robed young man amongst them. After "encouraging" the workers to keep to schedule, one of the KaibaCorp suits takes out a device, displaying an image of the Millennium Puzzle being worn by Yugi Muto, wondering if it is really down there. He exits the shrine just as a helicopter carrying Mokuba Kaiba flies past. Mokuba phones his brother, reassuring him that they'll find it.

At Kame Game, Yugi is leaving to go to school, but is stopped by Solomon Muto, who comments that he hasn't seen Téa Gardner recently, and he asks if they still walk to school together; Yugi protests in embarrassment that only kids do that. Nevertheless, Yugi leaves and at a flight of stairs, meets Téa, who greets him with a shoulder bump.

Joey Wheeler hurriedly cycles to school. His carelessness causes him to get soaked by Sanpei emptying a bucket of water and knock over a policeman. Yugi and Téa arrive at school, where they spot Ryo Bakura, who is being obsessed over by a group of his fangirls. Joey catches up with Tristan Taylor and with one minute before the school gate closes, Tristan gets onto the back of Joey's bike. The two speed downhill and get inside the gate, just as Mr. Karita shuts it.

Yugi and his friends discuss their futures.

At lunchtime on the roof of the school, Yugi and his friends discuss their futures. Téa has been accepted for a study abroad program and wishes to become a professional dancer. Tristan is unhappy with the job he has lined up working in his father's factory. Joey would like to become a professional Duelist and claims the is no one out there who can stop him, but Tristan points that their math teacher can, having confiscated Joey's Duel Disk for polishing it in class. Téa encourages Yugi to tell the group his plan. He reckons he will stay working in Kame Game, helping his grandfather, but also intends to design on his own games, hoping that one day he will invent one that they can all play together. Joey proposes a pact that they all meet up to play Yugi's game after it makes it big. Yugi is worried that they're getting overly faithful of his success, but Téa assures him he can do it.

When Yugi and his friends return to class, they spot a student sitting in the corner. They think that they remember him being in their class all year, but struggle to think of his name, before Tristan finally recalls it as Aigami.

After school, Yugi is walking home with Joey and Téa. Joey has had his Duel Disk returned to him. As Yugi looks through his Deck, with "Dark Magician" on the top, he thinks of Atem and pauses. Joey asks him what is wrong and although Yugi initially insists it is nothing, Joey and Tea realize he is thinking of Atem. Joey reassures Yugi that it is impossible to forget Atem after the time they spent together. Yugi reflects on the Ceremonial Battle, remembering himself sealing "Monster Reborn" in "Gold Sarcophagus" to stop "Slifer the Sky Dragon" before defeating Atem with "Silent Magician", Atem walking through the Doorway to the Underworld and the Millennium Items falling into the depths of the Earth, with the Puzzle shattering once again as it vanished.

Aigami produces the Quantum Cube.

Joey notices Aigami on the bank below the bridge being harassed by Scud and his gang, with Scud commenting on Aigami's cute face and making provocative remarks. Joey jumps down from the bridge (almost losing his balance) and approaches the group intending to fight them if he needs to. Scud and his companions let the matter drop for the time being and leave Aigami alone, but Scud instructs Aigami to meet him at the KaibaCorp construction site later and threatens him should he not show up. Aigami thanks Joey, Téa and Yugi insists that he is fine, before leaving.

After nightfall, Aigami shows up at the construction site, where Scud and his gang wait with a video camera to record Aigami and threaten him with various weapons, explaining that today's lesson is "pain". As the bullies snicker, Aigami is silent at first, but he soon begins to laugh as well and asks the gang how long he has been in their memories and if they are aware that he has altered them (in the dub, he simply tells them that they must vanish as they mean their threats). He materializes a stone cube with the Eye of Wdjat emblazoned on the corner in his hand, and the lights go out. Numerous children with glowing eyes fade into existence and surround the gang. A triangular symbol appears on Aigami's forehead, and Scud is stricken by a feeling, dropping his camera as his body begins to glow and disintegrate into golden dust, screaming as he vanishes. The rest of Scud's gang suffer the same fate, shrieking in terror. The deed done, the ghostly children all vanish, as does Aigami's cube. As Aigami walks away, Scud's camera continues to record him - but Aigami returns and picks it up without noticing it initially.

Atem at the church

In a church-like setting, Atem walks through a set of doors, where Kaiba has been waiting for him, ready to Duel using Kaiba's new Duel Disk. As Kaiba activates the Disk, data streams through the air and enters the device. Atem confidently accepts his challenge, Dueling with his KaibaCorp Duel Disk.

Kaiba begins the Duel, using a virtual Deck, hand, and Duel Disk blade. He fuses his three "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" to Fusion Summon "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" and Sets a card. Undaunted, Atem pays 1000 LP with "Dark Magic Veil" to call out "Dark Magician", before attempting to destroy "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" with "Thousand Knives". Kaiba intercepts the move by using "Dark Sacrifice" to make "Saggi the Dark Clown" the new target, and Atem Sets two cards to end his turn. On his next turn, Kaiba immediately attacks with "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon", appearing to successfully destroy "Dark Magician", but Atem has imprisoned their monsters for two turns with "Time Chain", though he still takes the 2000 points of battle damage. Kaiba is forced to end his turn with only a new face-down card to defend himself.

As Atem fights back using "Celtic Guard of Noble Arms" and "Celtic Guardian" to reduce Kaiba's LP and replenish his hand, Kaiba reflects on his previous losses to the Pharaoh, which have left him with deep scars of defeat. He brings out "Kaiser Vorse Raider", which destroys "Celtic Guardian", intending to repay the Pharaoh by inflicting upon him an even greater defeat and Sets another card.

The two turns have passed, so "Dark Magician" is freed from the "Time Chain", and Atem presses his advantage by sacrificing "Celtic Guard of Noble Arms" to activate "Magical Dimension", Special Summoning "Dark Magician Girl" and destroying "Kaiser Vorse Raider". But the use of "Magical Dimension" allows Kaiba to free "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" a turn early with "Induced Explosion", bringing Atem's attack to a halt. Kaiba reflects that Atem could never stand up to his power, and "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" attacks again. But Atem has set him up, sacrificing his two Magicians to activate "Dimension Reflector", which becomes a mirror monster with the same ATK as "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" that will inflict that ATK as damage to Kaiba.

But as the smoke fades, Kaiba reveals that he knew Atem would set him up, so he had the "Enhanced Counter" Trap Card ready to convert that damage into ATK for his own monster. "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" attacks the mirror monster with 9000 ATK, defeating Atem and blowing his image away.

The Duel is revealed to have taken place in a virtual reality on board the KaibaCorp space station. One of Kaiba's scientists hands him a bottle of water and comments on how well the Duel Links Solid Vision system is performing, but though Kaiba agrees with their assessment of their technology, he is not happy. He deems the Duel imperfect, because despite the accuracy and fine-tuning of his recreation of Atem, it was not the real thing. In frustration, he crushes the bottle in his hand and tosses it aside, vowing that he will find Atem and that he can't hide forever. Mokuba contacts the space station, informed Kaiba that they've found it - and sure enough, the pieces of the Millennium Puzzle can bee seen in the shaft at the excavation.

At the mall, Yugi, Téa, Tristan and Bakura are sitting at Devlin's cafe, being served by Duke Devlin. Yugi reads news of Scud and his gang's disappearance, and he, Téa and Duke note that it is only one of many cases of people mysteriously disappearing recently. Bakura mentions that the person responsible could be watching them, but Téa accredits that paranoia to Bakura's fangirls, who are spying on him from behind a pillar, much to Bakura's exasperation. Nearby, an attendant wearing a dog costume hands out a balloon to a little girl. Tristan repairs Joey's Duel Disk at the table, which Duke remarks is brave of him, as he could get blamed for breaking it.

Kaiba suddenly appears on screens across the mall and introduces his new Duel Disk, which he explains will be demonstrated in an exhibition Duel at Kaiba Land. The person in the dog costume takes off his mask, revealing himself to be Joey, and Joey groans that he will not be able to afford the new Duel Disk and Tristan suggests that he will need to get another part-time job. Annoyed, Joey accuses Tristan of breaking his Duel Disk (despite having asked him to fix it) and insists that Tristan now owes him for it. The two get into a fight and their antics cause a girl to lose a balloon that Joey handed out. Téa tries to break them up, but Joey eats her ice cream while continuing to fight. Joey's boss, Mr. Clown, sees this and lectures Joey on the importance of his job.

The plateau of the Plana.

As the balloon passes the balcony on the next floor, Aigami appears on the balcony and watches Yugi and his friends. Simultaneously, he exists in a plateau above the clouds. Seven pillars, each depicting a Millennium Item, rest on a dais, and Aigami touches one of them, recalling the teachings of his Master, Shin, and the promise that when the Pharaoh left the world, the power of the Plana would be granted, but were he to return, it would be recanted. His ghostly followers all crowd the area below him, fading in and out of reality. Only a small girl and the blue-robed man remain corporeal alongside Aigami as the girl begs Aigami, calling him "Diva", that he must not give into his dark urges. Aigami reflects further back to when he and they were alone and thirsty in Egypt as she gave him a cup of water. Heedless of the girl's words, Aigami departs the plateau, and is followed by the blue-robed man.

Back at the mall, the blue-robed man calls to Diva a few times before Aigami takes notice. He tries to talk him out of the revenge he knows he is considering, stating that it is not the target's fault or what their mentor would have wanted. Aigami replies that it is not revenge, but justice; there is nothing wrong with eradicating evil, least of all him. He watches Yugi and Bakura as Téa tries to break Joey and Tristan up. The man, Mani, then senses something, and he gasps that "it" has been found, just as they had feared, and he and Aigami teleport away.

In Kul Elna, Mokuba and Roland are waiting for Kaiba, who soon arrives in his Blue-Eyes White Dragon jet, leaping out before it can even hit the ground. The group enter the Shrine of the Underworld and Kaiba notes that this was the location of the Ceremonial Battle. He and Mokuba walk towards the disassembled Millennium Puzzle, whose pieces are being scanned by a computer. Mokuba asks how Kaiba plans on reconstructing the Puzzle, when it took Yugi eight years to do so and Kaiba notes that Yugi was only a child when he did it. Kaiba orders his staff to move it as soon as possible, as he plans to reassemble it today, but he is informed that it takes 30 minutes to disable the security system for the Millennium Puzzle's lock. To pass the time Kaiba says he shall have a Duel, revealing that he is aware of Aigami's presence among the crowd, and Kaiba calls him by his other name, "Diva". Aigami emerges from the crowd, and is impressed that Kaiba knows his real name. Kaiba asks how he is in Egypt, examining footage of "Aigami" having been in Domino City just minutes ago.

As Diva advances on Kaiba and Mani emerges from the crowd with four other children, one of the KaibaCorp suits sneaks up behind him, putting a gun to Diva's back. Diva briefly feigns surprise, but he mockingly lectures the man as he introduces them to the Plana, as his ghostly followers begin to teleport in. His Quantum Cube materializes above his hand again and, as he did with Scud, he slowly disintegrates the man who threatened him, explaining that he is being sent to another dimension that he may not enjoy. After witnessing this, the group of workers flee, leaving just Kaiba, Mokuba, and some KaibaCorp employees facing Diva, Mani, and the Plana.

Diva and Kaiba Dueling.

Diva reveals to Mokuba that he is responsible for the worldwide disappearances and cites his victims as evil; and Kaiba is the worst of them all, desiring more and more power and control, a world where everyone serves him. He attempts to use his Cube on Kaiba, but Kaiba readies his Duel Disk, which counters the effect of the Cube and causes the Plana to retreat in terror, bar Mani. Kaiba yells, asking if Diva thinks he can defeat him with his own power. Diva instead challenges Kaiba to a Duel, which Kaiba accepts.

Kaiba slamming the ground before drawing "Obelisk".

Diva's Cube transforms into a Duel Disk as pink cubes suffuse the area and create a vortex in the sky, and Mani urges him to be careful, as Kaiba is a powerful opponent. Kaiba makes the first move, and to his surprise, he finds that he can Summon his high-Level monsters without paying a cost of any kind. Diva explains that in this Duel they will be Dimension Summoning their monsters, and they will be allowed to choose the number of ATK and DEF that their monsters have by infusing them with their Spirit energy, but only up to their monsters' original ATK. Kaiba is fine with this, believing that the new rules will aid his victory, and he Dimension Summons "Krystal Dragon" and Sets a card, Spiriting his monster's ATK to its maximum 2500. Diva brings out "Vijam the Cubic Seed", but doesn't bother to Spirit his monster's ATK at all, merely Setting four cards. He reveals that when their monsters are destroyed, the battle damage that they take will be equal to their monster's ATK. Undaunted, Kaiba Dimension Summons another "Krystal Dragon" with maximum ATK, and attacks, but "Vijam" escapes the attack, and corrosive cubes cover Kaiba's Dragon, negating its effects. Kaiba attacks directly, but Diva uses "Cubic Ascension" to block the attack with another "Vijam", negating the effect of Kaiba's other "Krystal Dragon". But Kaiba uses "Dragon's Orb" to restore his monsters' effects, allowing him to use them to add two "Blue-Eyes" to his hand, which thus allows him to Dimension Summon "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon". He attacks directly again, but Diva uses "Cubic Rebirth" to force Kaiba to Summon his other two "Blue-Eyes", and then negate their effects and reduce their ATK to zero, while also Summoning his third "Vijam".

Diva's two "Vijam" return on his next turn, and he transforms one into a new monster, "Dark Garnex the Cubic Beast", which gains 1000 ATK from the "Vijam" used to Summon it and destroys one of Kaiba's "Blue-Eyes". Though Kaiba takes no damage due to his monster's 0 ATK, Diva swiftly reverts "Dark Garnex" back into "Vijam", and then combines and transforms two of them into "Blade Garoodia the Cubic Beast", which is twice as powerful and can attack twice. He destroys the other two "Blue-Eyes", then once again reverts "Blade Garoodia" into two "Vijam", before combining all three into "Buster Gundil the Cubic Behemoth", a 3000 ATK monster that can attack three times. It blows away the two "Krystal Dragons" with ease, and this time their ATK comes out of Kaiba's LP, bringing him down to 3000 for "Buster Gundil" to finish him off. Kaiba is able to block the attack with "Counter Gate", which also allows him to draw a card, and if it's a monster, he gets to Summon it. But Diva blocks that move too; reviving all five of Kaiba's destroyed Dragons with "Cubic Mandala" and negating their effects, leaving Kaiba with no room to Summon a new monster.

Despite the dire situation, Kaiba refuses to lose, since he must face "Yugi", before correcting himself and saying "Atem". Screaming in fury, Kaiba slams his hand onto the ground, causing light to erupt from the stone and shocking Diva. Kaiba draws a physical card rather than a virtual one and then all three of his "Blue-Eyes" vanish in a flash of light. The ground begins to shake and crack around them as a fissure opens behind Kaiba, seething with dark power. Then a massive blue giant with glowing red eyes and spiked armor emerges from the ground - it's "Obelisk the Tormentor". Diva and Mani are horrified that Kaiba was able to Summon one of the Pharaoh's Egyptian Gods, and Kaiba sacrifices his remaining two "Krystal Dragons" to inflict the ATK of "Obelisk" to Diva. Diva protests that the presence of monsters affected by "Cubic Mandala" should prevent Kaiba's monsters from using their effects, but Kaiba reminds him that "Obelisk" isn't a monster; it's a God. "Obelisk" attacks with "Fist of Fury", destroying "Buster Gundil" and bringing Diva down to 1000 LP through its effect and the Dimension Summon damage.

Diva snaps that he's still standing, but the Duel is interrupted, as the computer finishes scanning the pieces of the Millennium Puzzle. Mokuba hooks the case containing the Puzzle to the KaibaCorp helicopter and flies away, taunting Diva, but Diva teleports up onto the case and with a glowing purple hand, reaches through the glass. Mokuba sees what Diva is doing and headbutts him, knocking him off the case. Kaiba concludes that he has what he needs and departs in his jet, but Diva watches the pair leave with a smile, clenching the hand that he used to reach into the case.

Back at the shrine, Mani notices the pit that the Puzzle had been excavated from is glowing, so he teleports into it and finds golden spikes protruding from the rubble...

Joey wakes up on the top of a flying KaibaCorp blimp, where Kaiba is patronizingly towering over him. He taunts him about the new Duel Disk, saying that a commoner (凡骨 bonkotsu) like him will never be able to afford it and teasingly asks if he wants it (in the dub, he merely tells him that he's not worthy). Joey falls off the blimp, but wakes from his dream, during the graduation rehearsal at school, falling out of his chair. On the stage, Yugi practices his speech, while Aigami stands at the back of the hall, only visible to the girl, who has just arrived. She refers to Aigami as "brother" and asks if he fought Kaiba. He comments on the resurrection of the Pharaoh, intending to prevent this by removing his vessel from the equation, but the girl protests that he's going too far. Aigami hands her something and instructs her to keep it safe, and the girl disappears.

After the graduation rehearsal, Aigami approaches Yugi and his friends, expressing interest in getting to know them better. The group go bowling with Aigami and then head to a fast-food restaurant. The group tell Aigami stories about their adventures, Joey shows his "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" to Aigami and praises Yugi's Dueling skills. Aigami shows interest in Dueling Yugi, but Joey says that he will have to get through him first, so Yugi invites them to have a Duel tournament at his house.

The elevator to the space station.

Kaiba enters his space elevator, which takes him to the space station. He takes the pieces of the Millennium Puzzle to a chamber and inserts the capsule containing them into the floor, feeding them into a zero-gravity chamber where a computer begins to put the pieces together. It provides a six-hour estimate for completion, and Kaiba thinks to himself "Wait for me... Yugi".

Now in their normal clothes, Aigami, Bakura and Joey are on their way to visit Yugi for their tournament. Aigami shows Joey and Bakura his Quantum Cube, which he says is a Deck case, which was given to him by someone important to him. Bakura mentions having once had an item that his father brought back from Egypt and Aigami replies that he would like to hear more of its story.

At Kame Game, Yugi is preparing his Deck for the Duel tournament, when the girl enters the store. She notices the Millennium Puzzle box, which Yugi had been keeping his cards in and comments that is pretty. Yugi tidies it away and informs her that it is not for sale. The girl shows him the Plana Realm, explaining that she and Diva are students of Shadi Shin. As she returns him to the store, she states that her name is Sera and she begs Yugi to save her brother. When Yugi comes to, Sera has vanished, but Yugi feels something inside the Puzzle Box. He opens it to find a piece of the Millennium Puzzle.

Kaiba observing the near-complete Millennium Puzzle.

At the space station, the computer has almost finished reassembling the Millennium Puzzle, but reports that two pieces are missing. At first, Kaiba says that this is impossible, but then he realizes that Diva must have taken them when he put his hand through the glass.

Bakura talks about how he stowed away in the cargo of a ship in Egypt when he was young, while his father searched for the Millennium Ring, but he stops talking, unsure why he is sharing this information. Aigami uses his powers on Bakura, who cries out that he does not want to remember. A group of Plana children appear and Joey tries to get Bakura to leave with him, but Bakura is paralyzed by his own trauma. Joey tries to punch Aigami, but Aigami sends Joey to another dimension, where he finds himself in a street, with other people walking past him. Aigami explains that this world is being sustained by Joey's memories, and that as soon as Joey forgets something it will disappear. Joey seems to take advantage of this and recreates a street he rides his bicycle down at the beginning of the movie, complete with Sanpei splashing a bucket of water on him like before. However, the water vanishes before it can hit him, and the people he recreated pay no attention to him. Aigami asks if Joey really thinks he can win a battle of wits with him, and decides to start erasing Joey's memories, causing the world to rapidly dissolve around him (in the dub, the process happens naturally. Aigami instead asks Joey how much he truly remembers; his first breath? Every scent, every touch? His memories are fleeting and fragile).

At the Kame Game Yugi is wondering where everyone is, Tristan arrives and informs him that he has found Joey's bicycle and Duel Disk abandoned, something Joey would never do. He takes Yugi on his motorbike to search for Joey and to meet with Téa.

Aigami approaches Bakura, who is cringing and panicking on the ground. Aigami laughs and asks if Bakura does not remember. He conjures a flashback, where Shadi sits with the group of children who would become the Plana, including Diva, Sera and Mani. The Tablet of the Pharaoh's Memories is nearby, with the Millennium Ring and Scales inside it. Shadi explains that three of the Millennium Items are weak to evil, three represent justice and that the Millennium Puzzle contains both justice and evil. He says to Aigami that he is on the same level as the person destined to solve the Millennium Puzzle. Shadi states that when the seven Millennium Items are gathered the door to a better world will open and that the children may travel there, because they have been chosen. The young Aigami thinks that he wants to go to that world and says that he is not afraid of anything, because of his friends and family, but Shadi replies that that it is his fear. (In the dub, this conversation does not discuss the Items or the spirit world; Shadi instead tells the children about the negativity of fear and the prophecy of the power of the Plana.)

Bakura acquires the Millennium Ring.

Mr. Bakura enters the chamber and he is excited to see the Millennium Ring, having spent his life searching for it. He offers Shadi a bag of money for the item. Shadi explains that the Item is not for sale, but that he can put it on, so he can be tested to see if he is worthy (in the dub, he further tells Mr. Bakura that he has been warned of the dangers). Bakura's father puts the Ring on, ecstatic at the feeling, but after a few seconds shadows in the shape of snakes erupt from the Ring and blast him across the chamber away from the Item, prompting the young Bakura to emerge from his hiding place to help him. He runs to his father, who begs him to get the Ring. Bakura picks it up and it erupts with a dark purple light and the points begin to point towards his chest.

Yami Bakura is awakened, while the Millennium Ring fuses into Bakura's body, disappearing under his skin. Yami Bakura thanks Shadi for bringing him a nice landlord and proceeds to attack and fatally wound Shadi. The children run to Shadi, who gives the Quantum Cube to Diva, just before dying. Yami Bakura continues to attack the children, but leaves without killing them.

In the present, Bakura is shocked by what he has seen. He weeps and claims that it was all the Millennium Ring, but apologizes for taking away someone important to Aigami (in the dub, he further implies that his father was killed as well, though Bakura's father is mentioned as owning the Domino Museum in prior material). As Bakura and Diva gently argue, Mani arrives, urging Diva to kill Bakura and take his revenge. He grabs Bakura by the collar, and even Diva realizes that something is wrong with Mani. Mani holds out his hand - materializing the Millennium Ring. He briefly expresses joy at its power before regaining control of himself. He throws Bakura to one side and tells Diva to run, before screaming in agony as he holds up the Ring. Beams of shadow strike them, and Bakura is transported to one dimension, while Diva and Mani go to another, where Mani dies and disintegrates. Diva bitterly reflects that he has lost both Shadi and Mani to the Ring, and he considers taking the Millennium Ring, but stops when he hears Yugi calling for Joey.

At Domino City Plaza, Aigami appears before Yugi and admits that he is a Plana, whose real name is Diva. He explains that the "Aigami" Yugi knew was merely an illusion, implanted in his memory.

Joey in the dissolving dimension.

Inside the dissolving dimension, Joey falls and his body begins to fade away with the rest of the world. However there is a flash of light and Joey sees Atem. Joey then finds himself back in his own world, where Yugi, Téa and Tristan and relieved to find him, but still worried about Bakura. Diva then disappears, calling Yugi and his friends interesting. Joey begins to tell Yugi about him seeing Atem, but stops himself and says it is nothing, before rushing to help find Bakura as it begins to rain. (In the dub, it is instead stated that Joey's memories of his friends allowed him to break free; as some memories are forever.)

As Diva stands on the roof of a building, he is suddenly abducted and blindfolded by a group of men from KaibaCorp. He is brought before Kaiba, who demands the pieces of the Puzzle. After refusing to hand them over, he is taken to Kaiba Land.

Kaiba approaches Yugi.

During his search for Bakura, Yugi stops at a road crossing just as the lights change. He takes a moment to catch his breath and notices that the traffic is stopped, when it should be moving. Looking into the intersection, he sees that Kaiba is the source of the disruption. Yugi asks him what he is doing there and Kaiba declares that Yugi is to take part in the exhibition Duel at Kaiba Land, no excuses. He shows Yugi the near-reassembled Millennium Puzzle and expresses his belief that Yugi and Diva have the two missing pieces. Before leaving on his helicopter, he explains that his goal is to face "the other Yugi" and that Yugi alone is of little interest to him.

Sera commenting on Yugi re-completing the Millennium Puzzle.

Yugi sees that the Millennium Puzzle box with his piece is in the road and proceeds to collect it just as traffic begins to move. He almost gets hit by a truck, but is saved by Sera, who teleports him to safety. Yugi thanks her and she says it is up to him whether to complete the Puzzle or not once again. She also requests that Yugi save her elder brother.

Diva dreams of himself and Sera, back in Egypt, thirsty and begging from people, who regard them as a nuisance. He wakes up tied to a chair in a glass prison, with Mokuba on the other side of the glass. Kaiba monitors their interaction externally. Mokuba taunts Diva, who affirms that Kaiba will never get both pieces. However Mokuba claims to already know where the other piece is and shows him pictures of Sera.

At the Kaiba Land stadium, which boosts a high attendance including Weevil Underwood and Rex Raptor, Tristan, Joey, and Téa, fighter jets perform in the sky above them as Téa gets a message from Yugi reassuring her that he will find Bakura. One of the jets' engines fails, and as the pilot frantically tries to bring it under control, Kaiba Summons "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" and has it attack the fighter jets, revealing that they were just Solid Vision. The stadium becomes flushed with a deep blue light as Kaiba stands at the center. He gives a speech to the audience about Dueling and his new Duel Disk. Yugi and Diva are introduced and Kaiba announces that he will be Dueling each of them for their pieces of the Millennium Puzzle. As Diva realizes in shock that Yugi has the other piece of the Puzzle, Sera appears before Diva and apologizes, but maintains that she made the right decision in giving her Puzzle piece to Yugi. Diva is merely relieved to see that she is okay.

Diva and Yugi prepare to Duel at last.

Kaiba announces his intention to Duel Diva first, but Yugi demands that he be the one to Duel Diva, as he had hurt Yugi's friends and caused Bakura's disappearance, Yugi considers this to be his battle. Kaiba allows it. As they face off, Diva notes that they're getting to Duel at last. Yugi tells Diva that Sera is worried about him and asks him to return Bakura, but he refuses, and Kaiba throws Yugi one of the new Duel Disks as the platform they stand on begins to rise and the remaining Plana watch from the top of the stadium.

Diva transforms the match into a Dimension Duel as Yugi puts on the new Duel Disk and headset, overwhelming his brain with the wealth of information. Yugi begins defensively, Dimension Summoning "Sentry Soldier of Stone" and Setting two cards. Diva immediately goes on the attack, Dimension Summoning and transforming "Vijam the Cubic Seed" into "Geira Guile the Cubic King", which only has 800 ATK, but inflicts 800 damage to Yugi. Diva then uses "Cubic Karma" to stack his other two "Vijam" under "Geira Guile", increasing it to 2400 ATK and allowing it to defeat "Sentry Soldier of Stone". The DEF of the Dimension Summoned "Sentry" is dealt as battle damage to Yugi, triggering his "Dig of Destiny" Trap Card and allowing him to draw again. As he did before, Diva then reverts "Geira Guile" into the "Vjiam" that composed it, before transforming two of them into "Vulcan Dragni the Cubic King", which inflicts even more damage to Yugi through both its effect and its direct attack, bringing him down to 2800 LP. Then Diva reverts "Vulcan Dragni" and transforms his three "Vijam", chanting, "Wretched light, pitch-black darkness! Open the door to a new future in order to return the world to its destined state! Come forth, "Indiora Doom Volt the Cubic Emperor". "Indiora" appears with 2400 ATK, and its effect damages Yugi's LP by 800, bringing him within range of defeat, but Yugi reduces its ATK to 100 by discarding "Silent Swordsman LV5" with "Warrior's Devotion".

Praying for the right card, Yugi gets what he wanted; "Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight", which he Dimension Summons with its ATK Spirited to the max, much to Diva's incredulous reaction. "Lord Gaia" destroys "Indiora", but Diva only takes 100 damage and the destroyed "Indiora" returns to his hand and restores the three "Vijam" that formed it. This also allows Diva to send "Cubic Karma" to the Graveyard to halve Yugi's LP, bringing him down to 950. Yugi ends his turn with three Set cards.

Diva claims he is not doing anything wrong; he just wishes to go to the new dimension and leave the current corrupt world behind. He invites Yugi to join him, but Yugi refuses to give up on the current world and its future. (In the dub, Diva describes a world without hate, but Yugi retorts that hatred is all that fuels Diva.) Diva reflects on his youth, when he was living with an abusive man, who would get children to steal for him. The man would neglect the children and use the stolen money to take care of himself. Shadi appeared before them and immobilized the man. He approached Diva and touched his forehead, causing the symbol of the Plana to momentarily appear before transporting him away. When Sera asked what he did to her brother, Shadi assured her that he was safe. He then proceeded to perform the same action on the other children. Finally, he unfroze the man and used the Quantum Cube to put an end to him.

Vowing not to let Shadi's deeds be in vain, Diva brings out "Indiora" again, reducing Yugi to 150 LP, but powering up "Lord Gaia" to 3000 ATK at the same time. "Lord Gaia's" wyvern steed materializes from a stream of fire, but Diva is unfazed, halving its ATK and doubling that of "Indiora" with the "Cubic Wave" Spell Card. Believing that he will have erased the vessel of the Pharaoh, he attacks, but Yugi counters with three Trap Cards; first, "Dimension Sphinx", which inflicts the difference between the ATK of their monsters to Diva, second, "Dimension Guardian", which prevents "Lord Gaia" from being destroyed, and finally, "Dimension Mirage", which forces "Indiora" to attack again if it failed to destroy a monster in battle. "Indiora" is caught in a perpetual attack loop, and Diva is slowly defeated, as Yugi reiterates that he believes in the future (in the dub, he impresses upon Diva that while he feels his cause to be a noble one, he's already lost if he's fighting with hatred). Diva disappears after the Duel as the Dimension Duel fades, and as Joey, Téa and Tristan celebrate Yugi's victory, a light appears in the audience, as Bakura is brought back to their world.

Kaiba and Yugi about to Duel.

Kaiba advances to the field to Duel Yugi for the two pieces. He states that his goal is to bring back "the other Yugi," whom he has unfinished business with. He does not expect the Duel to take long, as he is only Dueling the regular Yugi. Kaiba places the Millennium Puzzle in the center of the field, where it floats in a beam of light. Yugi tries to tell Kaiba that Atem is gone, but he pays no attention and they begin their Duel.

Yugi takes the first turn, Summoning "Marshmacaron" in Defense Position and Setting two cards. Kaiba isn't impressed, Summoning "Assault Wyvern" to slice "Marshmacaron" to pieces, but destroying "Marshmacaron" allows Yugi to Summon two more from his Deck, which reform from the fragments. Kaiba in turn sacrifices "Assault Wyvern" since it destroyed a Defense Position monster, allowing him to Summon "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", which he augments with "Dragon's Fighting Spirit", granting it an additional attack for every monster Yugi just Summoned. "Blue-Eyes" destroys both "Marshmacarons" and attacks Yugi directly with a single "White Lightning", but this allows Yugi to activate "Dark Horizon", bringing "Dark Magician" to the field. On his next turn, Yugi simply plays another face-down card.

Unimpressed, Kaiba attacks "Dark Magician" with "Blue-Eyes", but Yugi reveals "Metamorphortress", a Trap Monster that shields "Dark Magician", taking on ATK and DEF equal to its ATK plus 1000. He destroys "Blue-Eyes", and after attacking, "Metamorphortress" switches safely back into Defense Position. Kaiba retaliates by taking the Duel to the next level, Ritual Summoning "Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon" using his "Chaos Form" Ritual Spell Card without Tribute since "Blue-Eyes" is in his Graveyard. The 4000 ATK Ritual Monster easily destroys "Metamorphortress" and "Dark Magician", inflicting doubled piercing battle damage. Yugi defends with "Apple Magician Girl" and a Set card.

Infuriated by Yugi's monsters, Kaiba immediately attacks with "Chaos MAX Dragon", but the effect of "Apple Magician Girl" allows Yugi to Special Summon "Lemon Magician Girl" and redirect the attack to her while halving the ATK of "Chaos MAX Dragon". "Lemon Magician Girl" has the same effect, redirecting the attack to the newly Summoned "Dark Magician Girl" and halving the ATK of "Chaos MAX Dragon" again. "Dark Magician Girl" deftly dodges the blasts, before counterattacking and destroying "Chaos MAX Dragon". Kaiba warns Yugi that he's not finished yet; the destruction of his "Blue-Eyes" allows him to Special Summon a new dragon. As his monster flies in from the far reaches of space, he chants, "Infinite time, oh white strength hidden within its origin, spread your wings in the echo of intersecting souls, and come forth from the blue abyss! Come forth, Deep-Eyes White Dragon!" ("Watch as the relentless arrives from the far reaches of light and space, seeking vengeance! Witness Deep-Eyes White Dragon!" in the dub). "Deep-Eyes" inflicts 600 damage to Yugi for each Dragon in Kaiba's Graveyard and takes on the ATK of "Chaos MAX Dragon". "Deep-Eyes" then attacks "Lemon Magician Girl", but Yugi is able to halve the damage with "Magicians' Defense", keeping him in the Duel with 600 LP. Frustrated, Kaiba Sets a card and passes play to Yugi.

Yugi draws, and his eyes widen at the sight of the card. He explains that he has to give it to Kaiba to activate his Spell Card, and he tosses it to Kaiba, who's eyes widen upon beholding it. As he has done so, Yugi activates his "Magical Contract Door", adding a new monster to his hand, which he immediately sacrifices his two "Magician Girls" to Summon. He chants, "Roaring dragon of black-steel! Shatter the lock that encloses the boundaries of the mortal plane and bring forth destruction to all my enemies! Come forth, Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition!" ("Break free from your iron prison, Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition!" in the dub) as "Gandora-X" emerges from the "Magical Contract Door". Yugi explains that it will destroy "Deep-Eyes", inflict its ATK to Kaiba, and then gain that ATK. Kaiba refuses to let Yugi win; while "Deep-Eyes" is still destroyed and Kaiba takes 4000 damage, bringing him down to 2500 LP, the final effect of "Deep-Eyes" takes "Gandora-X" with it. Both Duelists are blasted backwards. Yugi insists that the Duel is pointless and demonstrates this by inserting the last two pieces into the Millennium Puzzle. Nothing happens, much to Kaiba and the Plana's surprise.

Meanwhile, Diva is back in the dimension where Mani had died and he sees the Millennium Ring again. Sensing his presence, the Ring engulfs him in evil energy, and he screams for Sera to save him.

Yugi recompletes the Millennium Puzzle.

Yugi explains to Kaiba that nothing happened because Atem is no longer inside the Puzzle. Kaiba is furious and accuses Yugi of deceiving him. He activates his face-down "High Speed Aria", allowing him to activate the effect of a Spell Card in his hand; the "Monster Reborn" that Yugi gave him. He intends to revive "Deep-Eyes", but Yugi counters with "Final Geas", removing all monsters from the Graveyard except one - "Dark Magician". "Dark Magician" attacks directly, and Kaiba's Life Points decrease, but he smirks as the counter suddenly stops at 100. The power at the stadium is shut down, prematurely ending the Duel.

The Quantum Cube has appeared in the center of the stadium, and it expands and swells to an immense size as the Millennium Ring appears on the side and Diva's distorted laughter echoes through the stadium. Dark power begins spurting from the Cube, twisting through the stadium in cubic particles as Yugi recognizes the Ring. Up above, Sera asks in shock if this is Diva, and Diva replies that it is. Yami Diva emerges from the cube – a grotesque, demonic creature with cubes protruding from his body and the Millennium Ring fused into his chest. As he emerges from the cube, it rises into the air, dispersing its dark power over Domino City, the strands disintegrating those who they touch as Joey, Tristan, and Téa watch in horror. Sera and the Plana appear in front of Yami Diva, begging him to stop, and revealing that the Quantum Cube is an eighth Millennium Item that can be corrupted with a single drop of evil, remaking the world into a dimension of darkness with the power of the Plana. Heedless of their words and his connection to Shadi, Yami Diva disintegrates his friends, and Kaiba and Yugi step up to challenge him.

Yami Diva, distorted by the Millennium Ring.

Yami Diva agrees, eager to destroy them slowly rather than quickly. He begins by instantly Summoning "Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord" and Setting two cards to end his turn, laughing as the effect of "Crimson Nova" inflicts 3000 damage to all of them. He explains that the Duel is a Shadow Game, where the players' bodies disintegrate as they lose Life Points. Kaiba takes the next turn, Dimension Summoning "Pandemic Dragon", Spiriting its ATK to the maximum, and paying 500 LP to lower the ATK of "Crimson Nova" by the same number, which will also allow "Pandemic Dragon" to automatically destroy it. "Pandemic Dragon" first releases a cloud of viral particles and then a blast of flames, but "Crimson Nova" is unaffected by monster effects from those with lower ATK, and Kaiba Sets a card, warning Yugi to be careful.

Yugi Dimension Summons his "Silver Gadget" and "Gold Gadget", Spiriting their ATK to the max and Setting two cards. Yami Diva does not hesitate to attack Yugi's "Gadgets", but Yugi plays another Trap monster, "Metalhold the Moving Blockade", equipping his two "Gadgets" to it to gain their ATK, rising to 3200 ATK. "Metalhold" counterattacks, but Diva blocks the destruction of his monster with his "Cubic Defense" Trap Card, which also Summons two more "Crimson Novas" from his hand. The first one attacks and destroys "Pandemic Dragon", lowering Kaiba to 2000 LP and triggering the effect of "Pandemic Dragon", weakening the ATK of all monsters on the field by 1000 – but since Yami Diva's "Crimson Novas" are unaffected, the only monster that loses ATK is "Metalhold", allowing the third "Crimson Nova" to destroy it as well, bringing Yugi down to 2800 LP.

As they destroyed monsters, Diva's newly Summoned "Crimson Novas" can attack again, and they each attack Yugi and Kaiba. Yugi negates the direct attacks with "Spiritual Swords of Revealing Light", but has to pay 1000 LP for each attack, lowering his LP to 800. Kaiba expresses concern, but Yugi reassures him that he's okay. But Yami Diva activates his other Trap, "Unification of the Cubic Lords", which fuses his three "Crimson Novas" together. He chants, "Collection of wicked consciousness! In order to lead this world into a despair without light, descend now from the pitch-black darkness! Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord!" ("I channel all the hatred of the shadows with my Millennium Ring to fuse my three Crimson Novas into the ultimate fiend of despair! Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord!" in the dub). The 4500 ATK Fusion Monster looms over Yugi and Kaiba, as Yami Diva explains that it will halve their LP when it attacks. "Crimson Nova Trinity" blasts out beams of energy, reducing Kaiba to 1000 LP and Yugi to 400, blasting them off their feet.

Yami Diva wonders which of his opponents he should defeat first and chooses Yugi. However, Kaiba redirects the attack to himself using "Krystal Avatar", a Trap monster that takes on his LP and inflicts it to Yami Diva upon being destroyed, reducing him to 4000 LP, but wiping Kaiba out. He hands Yugi the Millennium Puzzle, before disappearing, demanding that Yugi "call him now" (in the dub, he states that he saved Yugi for the Pharaoh, believing that he will return). Yugi puts on the Puzzle and continues the Duel, as the effect of "Crimson Nova Trinity" inflicts the damage that Yami Diva took to Yugi, but Yugi discards his "Clear Kuriboh" to reduce the damage he takes to zero. Regardless, "Crimson Nova Trinity" attacks again as it destroyed a monster, halving Yugi's LP once more, to 200. Yugi is able to block this attack too, banishing "Clear Kuriboh" to draw a card, which he can Special Summon if it is a monster and redirect the attack to, but Yugi's body reaches its limits and he finds himself incapable of drawing his next card. He apologizes to everyone and begins to black out, but is suddenly engulfed in a beam of golden light.

Atem, dressed in the Domino High School uniform, appears, much to Yami Diva's utter horror. Without speaking, Atem draws the glowing card for Yugi, and he Summons "Palladium Oracle Mahad", who kneels before him. "Mahad" then destroys "Crimson Nova Trinity" and defeats Diva, whose body reverts to normal before disappearing.

Gold light bathes the stadium and the other people whose bodies had faded away reappear. Yugi and Atem split into separate bodies and stand facing each other. After a moment of silence, Yugi nods and Atem touches the Millennium Puzzle, making it and himself disappear. Joey, Téa, Tristan and Bakura congratulate Yugi, who informs them that he saw Atem. Joey mentions seeing him earlier too (in the dub, he simply asks if Atem asked about them, as Atem did not save him earlier in the dub) and the group is approached by Kaiba, who is interested in the fact that they saw Atem (in the dub, he comments that he told them so). Kaiba acknowledges Yugi as a competent Duelist and Yugi thanks him for believing in him. Kaiba gives him a smile and parts ways.

Diva wakes up in the Plana realm with Sera, Mani, and his friends, where Mani informs him that since the Pharaoh had returned their power is now gone, but comments that it is for the best.

Yugi gives his speech.

During the graduation ceremony, Yugi reads his speech, causing Téa to tear up and Joey and Tristan to cry uncontrollably. In Egypt, Diva and Sera part ways from Mani, on good terms. At the airport, Téa boards a plane to America, and her friends all see her off.

In the KaibaCorp space station, Kaiba is in his space elevator on a call with Mokuba, who warns him that what he is attempting is dangerous. Mokuba protests that the item in question has not been fully tested and the safety precautions have not been ensured. Kaiba says not to worry and despite Mokuba begging him otherwise, continues with his plan and says that Mokuba is in charge. He activates the Quantum Cube, which is next to him, causing the space station to be covered in gold light, as he shoots down the elevator shaft that connects the station to Earth.

Wearing an advanced suit and with dimensional energy leaking from his body, Kaiba appears in a desert and walks to the top of a hill, overlooking a city containing the Pharaoh's palace. Kaiba advances through the city to the throne room where Atem is sitting, wearing the Millennium Puzzle. Kaiba activates his Duel Disk. Atem rises from his throne, faces him, and smiles confidently.

Featured Duels[edit]

Seto Kaiba vs. Virtual Atem[edit]

Turn 1: Kaiba
Kaiba's hand contains "Polymerization", three "Blue-White Dragons" and two unspecified cards. Kaiba activates "Polymerization", fusing the three "Blue-Eyes" in his hand to Fusion Summon "Neo Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon" (4500/3800) in Attack Position. Kaiba Sets a card.

Turn 2: Atem
Atem activates "Dark Magic Veil", paying 1000 LP (Atem: 8000 → 7000) to Special Summon "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) from his hand in Attack Position.[17][18] As he controls "Dark Magician", he activates "Thousand Knives" to destroy a monster his opponent controls. He chooses "Neo Blue-Eyes". As his opponent activated a Spell or Trap Card that would destroy a monster on the field, Kaiba activates his face-down "Dark Sacrifice", letting him send a Level 3 or lower DARK monster from his Deck to the Graveyard to negate that destruction. He sends "Saggi the Dark Clown".[19][18] Atem Sets two cards.

Turn 3: Kaiba
"Neo Blue-Eyes" attacks "Dark Magician". As a monster he controls was targeted for an attack, Atem activates his face-down "Time Chain", preventing the destruction of both monsters by battle, then treating them as not being on the field, negating their effects, preventing from them attacking and preventing them from being targeted by effects or attacks until the second Standby Phase of each player (Atem: 7000 → 5000).[19][18] Kaiba Sets a card.

Turn 4: Atem
Atem Normal Summons "Celtic Guard of Noble Arms" (2100/700) in Attack Position. He then activates its effect, letting him Special Summon an "Elf" monster from his hand once per turn. He Special Summons "Celtic Guardian" (1400/1200) in Attack Position.[19][18] Both monsters attack directly (Kaiba: 8000 → 4500). Since it inflicted battle damage to his opponent, Atem activates the effect of "Celtic Guard", drawing two cards as he controls two "Elf" monsters.[19][18]

Turn 5: Kaiba
As he controls no monsters, Kaiba Normal Summons "Kaiser Vorse Raider" (1900/1200) from his hand in Attack Position without Tribute via its own effect.[19][18] "Kaiser Vorse Raider" attacks and destroys "Celtic Guardian" (Atem: 5000 → 4500). Kaiba Sets a card.

Turn 6: Atem
As it is his second Standby Phase after the activation of "Time Chain", "Dark Magician" is now treated as being on the field again. As he controls a face-up Spellcaster-Type monster, Atem activates "Magical Dimension", letting him Tribute a monster he controls, Special Summon a Spellcaster-Type monster from his hand, then destroy a monster on the field. He Tributes "Celtic Guard", Special Summons "Dark Magician Girl" (2000/1700) and destroys "Kaiser Vorse Raider". As a card he controls was destroyed by a Spell effect, Kaiba activates his face-down "Induced Explosion", letting him destroy a card on the field.[20][18] He destroys "Time Chain", so "Neo Blue-Eyes" is now treated as being face-up on the field.

Turn 7: Kaiba
"Neo Blue-Eyes" attacks "Dark Magician". As an opponent's monster declared an attack, Atem activates his face-down "Dimension Reflector", banishing two Spellcaster-Type monsters he controls to target the attacking monster and Special Summon "Dimension Reflector" in Attack Position as a monster with ATK and DEF equal to the attacking monster's ATK, then inflict that value as battle damage to the opponent.[20][18] He banishes "Dark Magician" and "Dark Magician Girl" to Special Summon "Dimension Reflector" (4500/4500) and inflict 4500 damage. As he would take battle damage, Kaiba activates his face-down "Enhanced Counter", negating that damage and increasing the ATK of a monster he controls by that value until the end of the Battle Phase ("Neo Blue-Eyes": 4500 → 9000).[20][18] A replay occurs and "Neo Blue-Eyes" attacks and destroys "Dimension Reflector" (Atem: 4500 → 0).

Seto Kaiba vs. Diva[edit]

This Duel introduces Dimension Summoning. Both Normal Summons and Special Summons may be conducted as Dimension Summons instead, allowing players to Summon any monster without Tribute, by using their own Spirit to determine its ATK and DEF values, though their maximum original values will be the printed values. Neither player receives battle damage from battles involving Dimension Summoned monsters, but will take damage equal to their ATK or DEF when they are destroyed, depending on their battle position.

As every monster Dimension Summoned by both players was Summoned with its maximum values, that will be not be noted below.

Turn 1: Kaiba
Kaiba's opening hand contains "Counter Gate", "Krystal Dragon", "Dragon's Orb", "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon", "High Speed Aria" and "Lord of D.". Kaiba Dimension Summons "Krystal Dragon" (2500/1000) in Attack Position and Sets two cards.

Turn 2: Diva
Diva Dimension Summons "Vijam the Cubic Seed" (0/0) in Attack Position and then Sets four cards.

Turn 3: Kaiba
Kaiba Dimension Summons a second "Krystal Dragon" (2500/1000) in Attack Position. The first "Krystal Dragon" attacks "Vijam", but the effect of "Vijam" prevents its destruction by battle. As it was attacked, its effect activates, moving it to the Spell & Trap Card Zone and placing a Cubic Counter on "Krystal Dragon". Monsters with Cubic Counters are unable to attack and have their effects negated.[21][18] The second "Krystal Dragon" attacks directly. As an opponent's monster declared an attack, Diva activates his face-down "Cubic Ascension", letting him Special Summon another "Vijam" from his Deck and make it the attack target.[22][18] He Special Summons "Vijam" (0/0) in Attack Position and its effect activates, preventing its destruction by battle, placing itself in the Spell & Trap Card Zone and giving "Krystal Dragon" a Cubic Counter.

Kaiba activates his face-down "Dragon's Orb", preventing the effects of Dragon-Type monsters he controls from being negated until the end of the turn.[22][18] As both "Krystal Dragons" attacked this turn, Kaiba activates their effects, letting him add a Dragon-Type monster from his Deck to his hand.[21][18] He adds two "Blue-Eyes White Dragons". As he has a "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" in his hand, Kaiba Dimension Summons "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon" (3000/2500) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. Its name is treated as "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" while on the field.[22][18] "Alternative Dragon" attacks directly. As he is being attacked directly, Diva activates his face-down "Cubic Rebirth", letting him target the attacking monster and force his opponent to Special Summon as many monsters as possible with the same name from their hand, Deck and Graveyard. The targeted monster and each of the Summoned monsters will receive a Cubic Counter and have their ATK reduced to 0. Diva can also Special Summon a "Cubic" monster from his hand.[22][18] Kaiba Special Summons the two "Blue-Eyes White Dragons" (3000 → 0 each) from his hand in Attack Position, while Diva Special Summons a third "Vijam" (0/0) in Attack Position. Kaiba Sets a card.

Turn 4: Diva
Diva activates the effect of the two "Vijam" in his Spell & Trap Card Zone, moving them back to the field.[21][18] He stacks a "Vijam" to Special Summon "Dark Garnex the Cubic Beast" (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. It gains 1000 original ATK for each monster stacked underneath it (0 → 1000).[22][18] "Dark Garnex" attacks and destroys "Blue-Eyes". Since it destroyed a monster by battle this turn, Diva activates the effect of "Dark Garnex", returning it to the Deck to Special Summon the "Vijam" that was stacked underneath it, then add "Blade Garoodia the Cubic Beast" from his Deck to his hand.[22][18]

Diva stacks two of his "Vijam" to Special Summon "Blade Garoodia (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. It gains 1000 original ATK for each monster stacked underneath it (0 → 2000). "Blade Garoodia" can attack twice per Battle Phase, so it attacks and destroys the remaining two "Blue-Eyes". As it destroyed a monster by battle this turn, Diva activates the effect of "Blade Garoodia", returning it to the Deck to Special Summon the two "Vijam" (0/0 each) stacked underneath it, then add "Buster Gundil the Cubic Behemoth" from his Deck to his hand.[22][18]

Diva stacks his three "Vijams" to Special Summon "Buster Gundil" (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position. It gains 1000 original ATK for each monster stacked underneath it (0 → 3000). "Buster Gundil" can attack three times per Battle Phase, so it attacks and destroys both of Kaiba's "Krystal Dragons" (Kaiba: 8000 → 3000).[22][18] "Buster Gundil" attacks directly. As an opponent's monster with 1500 or more ATK is attacking directly, Kaiba activates his face-down "Counter Gate" to negate the attack and draw a card. If it is a monster, he can Normal Summon it immediately.[23][18] As he controls a "Cubic" monster, Diva activates his face-down "Cubic Mandala", letting him Special Summon all monsters in his opponent's Graveyard that were destroyed this turn to the opponent's field with a Cubic Counter and their ATK reduced to 0. As long as these monsters are on the field, all monster effects in his opponent's field, hand and Graveyard are negated.[23][18] He Special Summons two "Blue-Eyes" (3000 → 0), "Alternative Dragon" (3000 → 0) and two "Krystal Dragons" (2500 → 0).

"Counter Gate" resolves and Kaiba draws (from the ground rather than the Deck) "Obelisk the Tormentor". He Tributes his two "Blue-Eyes" and one "Alternative Dragon" to Tribute Summon "Obelisk" (4000/4000) in Attack Position. Kaiba activates its effect, Tributing his two "Krystal Dragons" to inflict 4000 damage to Diva (Diva: 8000 → 4000). Due to being an Egyptian God, the effects of "Obelisk" cannot be prevented by the effect of "Cubic Mandala". "Obelisk" attacks and destroys "Buster Gundil" (Diva: 4000 → 1000).

At this point, the security field surrounding the pieces of the Millennium Puzzle deactivates, so Mokuba and Kaiba escape with the pieces. The Duel ends with no conclusion.

Yugi Muto vs. Diva[edit]

This Duel uses Dimension Summoning. Both Normal Summons and Special Summons may be conducted as Dimension Summons instead, allowing players to Summon any monster without Tribute, by using their own Spirit to determine its ATK and DEF values, though their maximum original values will be the printed values. Neither player receives battle damage from battles involving Dimension Summoned monsters, but will take damage equal to their ATK or DEF when they are destroyed, depending on their battle position.

As every monster Dimension Summoned by both players was Summoned with its maximum values, that will be not be noted below.

Turn 1: Yugi
Yugi draws "Dimension Mirage". He Dimension Summons "Sentry Soldier of Stone" (1300/2000) in Defense Position and then Sets two cards.

Turn 2: Diva
Diva Dimension Summons "Vijam the Cubic Seed" (0/0) in Attack Position. Diva stacks his "Vijam" to Dimension Summon "Geira Guile the Cubic King" (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. As it was Special Summoned, its effect activates, inflicting 800 damage to the opponent (Yugi: 8000 → 7200). "Geira Guile" gains 800 original ATK (0 → 800) for each monster stacked underneath it.[24][18] Diva then activates "Cubic Karma", letting him stack any "Vijam" from his hand underneath a "Cubic" monster he controls. He stacks two more "Vijam" under "Geira Guile" (ATK: 800 → 2400).[24][18] "Geira Guile" attacks and destroys "Sentry Soldier of Stone" (Yugi: 7200 → 5200). As he took 2000 or more battle damage, Yugi activates his face-down "Dig of Destiny", letting him draw a card. Since it battled this turn, Diva activates the effect of "Geira Guile", returning it to his Deck to Special Summon the three "Vijam" (0/0 each) underneath it and add "Vulcan Dragni the Cubic King" from his Deck to his hand.[24][18]

Diva stacks two "Vijam" to Dimension Summon "Vulcan Dragni" (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. As it was Special Summoned, its effects activates, inflicting 800 damage to the opponent (Yugi: 5200 → 4400). "Vulcan Dragni" gains 800 original ATK for each monster stacked underneath it (0 → 1600).[25][18] "Vulcan Dragni" attacks directly (Yugi: 4400 → 2800). Since it battled this turn, Diva activates the effect of "Vulcan Dragni", returning it to the Deck to Special Summon the two "Vijam" (0/0 each) underneath it and add "Indiora Doom Volt the Cubic Emperor" from his Deck to his hand.[24][18] Diva stacks his three "Vijam" to Dimension Summon "Indiora Doom Volt" (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. As it was Special Summoned, its effect activates, inflicting 800 damage to the opponent (Yugi: 2800 → 2000). "Indiora Doom Volt" gains 800 original ATK for each monster stacked underneath it (0 → 2400). "Indiora Doom Volt" attacks directly. As he is being attacked directly, Yugi activates his face-down "Warrior's Devotion", letting him send a Warrior-Type monster from his hand to the Graveyard to decrease the attacking monster's ATK by the sent monster's ATK.[25][18] He sends "Silent Swordsman LV5" ("Indiora Doom Volt": 2400 → 100). The attack continues (Yugi: 2000 → 1900).

Turn 3: Yugi
Yugi Dimension Summons "Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight" (2300/2100) in Attack Position. "Lord Gaia" attacks and destroys "Indiora Doom Volt" (Diva: 8000 → 7900). Since "Indiora Doom Volt" was sent to the Graveyard, its effect activates, letting him return it to his hand and Special Summon the three "Vijam" (0/0 each) underneath it.[25][18] As he Special Summoned a "Cubic Seed" monster during his opponent's turn via the effect of a "Cubic" monster, Diva activates the effect of "Cubic Karma", sending to the Graveyard to halve his opponent's LP (Yugi: 1900 → 950).[24][18] Yugi Sets three cards.

Turn 4: Diva
Diva stacks his three "Vijam" to Dimension Summon "Indiora Doom Volt" (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. As it was Special Summoned, its effect activates, inflicting 800 damage to the opponent (Yugi: 950 → 150). "Indiora Doom Volt" gains 800 original ATK for each monster stacked underneath it (0 → 2400). As Diva Special Summoned a monster with ATK greater than the ATK of "Lord Gaia", the effect of "Lord Gaia" increases its ATK by 700 (2300 → 3000) until the End Phase.[25][18] Diva then activates "Cubic Wave", letting him target a "Cubic" monster he controls and a monster his opponent controls, increase the ATK of his monster by its original ATK and halve the ATK of his opponent's monster as long as "Cubic Wave" remains on the field ("Indiora Doom Volt": 2400 → 4800, "Lord Gaia": 3000 → 1500).[26][18] "Indiora Doom Volt" attacks "Lord Gaia", but Yugi activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Dimension Sphinx", letting him target a face-up Attack Position monster he controls. When it is attacked by an opponent's monster with higher ATK, the difference in ATKs will be inflicted to the opponent as damage. Yugi then activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Dimension Guardian", letting him target an Attack Position monster he controls and prevent its destruction by battle as long as it is in Attack Position. Finally, Yugi activates his face-down "Dimension Mirage", letting him target an Attack Position monster his opponent controls. When that monster fails to destroy an Attack Position monster Yugi controls by battle, he may banish a monster from his Graveyard to force that target to attack again in a row.[26][18] The attack continues, "Lord Gaia" is not destroyed and Diva takes damage (Diva: 7900 → 4600).

Since "Indiora Doom Volt" failed to destroy "Lord Gaia" by battle, Yugi banishes a monster from his Graveyard with "Dimension Mirage", the effect of "Dimension Mirage" forces "Indiora Doom Volt" to attack "Lord Gaia" again, with the effect of "Dimension Guardian" preventing "Lord Gaia" from being destroyed and the effect of "Dimension Sphinx" inflicting damage to Diva (Diva: 4600 → 1300). Thus, Diva is forced into an Infinite Loop and this repeats one more time, with Yugi banishing the last monster in his Graveyard (Diva: 1300 → 0).[26][18]

Yugi Muto vs. Seto Kaiba[edit]

Turn 1: Yugi
Yugi Normal Summons "Marshmacaron" (200/200) in Defense Position and Sets two cards.

Turn 2: Kaiba
Kaiba Normal Summons "Assault Wyvern" (1800/1000) in Attack Position. "Assault Wyvern" attacks and destroys "Marshmacaron". As it was destroyed, the effect of "Marshmacaron" activates, letting Yugi Special Summon two "Marchmacaron" from his Deck with their effects negated.[27][18] He Special Summons them (200/200 each) in Defense Position. As it destroyed a Defense Position monster by battle, Kaiba activates the effect of "Assault Wyvern", letting him Tribute it to Special Summon a Dragon-Type monster from his hand.[27][18] He Special Summons "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) in Attack Position. Kaiba activates the Quick-Play Spell Card, "Dragon's Fighting Spirit", allowing a Dragon-Type monster that was Special Summoned to his field this turn to attack an additional number of times equal to the number of monsters Special Summoned to the opponent's field this turn, meaning three.[27][18] "Blue-Eyes" attacks and destroys both "Marshmacarons" and then attacks directly (Yugi: 8000 → 5000). As he took battle damage, Yugi activates his face-down "Dark Horizon", letting him Special Summon a DARK Spellcaster-Type monster from his Deck with ATK equal to or less than the damage he took.[27][18] Yugi Special Summons "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) in Attack Position. Kaiba Sets a card.

Turn 3: Yugi
Yugi Sets a card.

Turn 4: Kaiba
"Blue-Eyes" attacks "Dark Magician". As an opponent's monster attacked, Yugi activates his face-down "Metamorphortress", Special Summoning it as a monster (1000/1000) in Defense Position. Then, Yugi can equip a monster he controls to it to increase its ATK and DEF by the ATK of the equipped monster.[28][18] Yugi equips "Dark Magician" to "Metamorphortress" (1000/1000 → 3500/3500). A replay occurs and Kaiba chooses not to attack.

Turn 5: Yugi
Yugi switches "Metamorphortress" to Attack Position. "Metamorphortress" attacks and destroys "Blue-Eyes" (Kaiba: 8000 → 7500). As it attacked, the effect of "Metamorphortress" activates, switching it to Defense Position.[28][18]

Turn 6: Kaiba
Kaiba's hand contains "Polymerization", "Chaos Form", "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Blue-Eyes Chaos MAX Dragon". Kaiba activates "Chaos Form", letting him Ritual Summon a "Chaos" or "Black Luster Soldier" Ritual Monster from his hand. As he has a "Blue-Eyes" or "Dark Magician" in Graveyard, he can do so without Tribute. He Ritual Summons "Chaos MAX Dragon" (4000/0) in Attack Position.[28][18] "Chaos MAX Dragon" attacks and destroys "Metamorphortess", with the effect of "Chaos MAX Dragon" inflicting double piercing battle damage (Yugi: 5000 → 4000).[28][18]

Turn 7: Yugi
Yugi Normal Summons "Apple Magician Girl" (1200/800) in Attack Position and Sets a card.

Turn 8: Kaiba
"Chaos MAX Dragon" attacks "Apple Magician Girl". As it was attacked, Yugi activates the effect of "Apple Magician Girl", letting him Special Summon a Spellcaster-Type monster from his hand of a lower Level than that of "Apple Magician Girl", or Special Summon a Spellcaster-Type monster from his hand with a higher Level than that of "Apple Magician Girl" with its effects negated. In either case, the Summoned monster will be made the new attack target and the ATK of the attacking monster will be halved.[28][18] He chooses the former effect, Special Summoning "Lemon Magician Girl" (800/600) in Attack Position ("Chaos MAX Dragon": 4000 → 2000). The attack is redirected to "Lemon Magician Girl" and as it was attacked, Yugi activates its effect, which is the same as that of "Apple Magician Girl".[29][18] Yugi chooses the latter effect, Special Summoning "Dark Magician Girl" (2000/1700) in Attack Position ("Chaos MAX Dragon": 2000 → 1000). The attack is redirected to "Dark Magician Girl" and "Chaos MAX Dragon" is destroyed (Kaiba: 7500 → 6500).

As a Level 8 or higher Dragon-Type monster on the field was destroyed, Kaiba Special Summons "Deep-Eyes White Dragon" (0/0) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. As it was Normal or Special Summoned, the effect of "Deep-Eyes" activates, inflicting 600 damage to the opponent for each Dragon-Type monster in Kaiba's Graveyard (Yugi: 4000 → 2200). The ATK of "Deep-Eyes" becomes equal to that of 1 Dragon-Type monster in Kaiba's Graveyard.[29][18] He chooses "Chaos MAX Dragon" ("Deep-Eyes": 0 → 4000). "Deep-Eyes" attacks and destroys "Lemon Magician Girl". As a Spellcaster-Type monster he controls was attacked, Yugi activates his face-down "Magicians' Defense", halving the battle damage (Yugi: 2200 → 600) and ending the Battle Phase.[29][18] Kaiba Sets a card.

Turn 9: Yugi
Yugi activates "Magical Contract Door", letting him add a Spell Card in his hand to his opponent's hand to add a monster from his Deck to his hand.[29][18] He adds "Gandora-X the Dragon of Demolition". He Tributes "Apple Magician Girl" and "Dark Magician Girl" to Tribute Summon "Gandora X" (0/0) in Attack Position. Yugi activates the effect of "Gandora-X", letting him destroy all other monsters on the field once per turn and inflict damage to the opponent equal to the ATK of the destroyed monster with the highest ATK, then increasing the ATK of "Gandora-X" by that value.[29][18] "Deep-Eyes" is destroyed (Kaiba: 6500 → 2500). As "Deep-Eyes" was destroyed, its effect activates, destroying all monsters Yugi controls.[29][18] "Gandora-X" is destroyed.

Kaiba activates his face-down "High Speed Aria", letting him send a Normal Spell Card from his hand to the Graveyard to activate the effect of that Spell Card and preventing Kaiba from activating Spell Cards during his next turn.[29][18] He sends the "Monster Reborn" Yugi gave him with "Magical Contract Door", intending to Special Summon "Deep-Eyes" from the Graveyard. As the highest Level monster on the field was sent to the Graveyard this turn from both sides of the field, Yugi activates his face-down "Final Geas", banishing all monsters from both Graveyards, then letting Yugi Special Summon the Spellcaster-Type monster with the highest Level among those banished cards to his field.[29][18] Yugi Special Summons "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) in Attack Position. As Kaiba has no monsters in his Graveyard, "High Speed Aria" resolves with no effect.[29][18] "Dark Magician" attacks directly (Kaiba: 2500 → 100). The Duel is interrupted before Kaiba's LP counter can reach 0.

Yugi Muto & Seto Kaiba vs. Yami Diva[edit]

This Duel uses Dimension Summoning. Both Normal Summons and Special Summons may be conducted as Dimension Summons instead, allowing players to Summon any monster without Tribute, by using their own Spirit to determine its ATK and DEF values, though their maximum original values will be the printed values. Neither player receives battle damage from battles involving Dimension Summoned monsters, but will take damage equal to their ATK or DEF when they are destroyed, depending on their battle position.

As every monster Dimension Summoned by both players was Summoned with its maximum values, that will be not be noted below.

Turn 1: Yami Diva
Yami Diva Dimension Summons "Crimson Nova The Dark Cubic Lord" (3000/0) from his hand in Attack Position and Sets two cards. During the End Phase, the effect of "Crimson Nova" activates, inflicting 3000 damage to every player (Yami Diva, Kaiba, and Yugi: 8000 → 5000).

Turn 2: Seto Kaiba
Kaiba Dimension Summons "Pandemic Dragon" (2500/1000) in Attack Position. He activates its effect, paying 500 LP (Kaiba: 5000 → 4500) to decrease the ATK of Yami Diva's monster by 500. However, "Crimson Nova the Dark Cubic Lord" is unaffected by the effects of monsters with 3000 or less ATK. Kaiba Sets a card.

Turn 3: Yugi Muto
Yugi Dimension Summons "Silver Gadget" (1500/1000) in Attack Position. As it was Normal or Special Summoned, its effect activates, letting Yugi Special Summon a Level 4 Machine-Type monster from his hand. He Dimension Summons "Gold Gadget (1700/800) in Attack Position. Yugi Sets two cards.

Turn 4: Yami Diva
"Crimson Nova" attacks, but Yugi activates his face-down "Metalhold the Moving Blockade", letting him target any number of Level 4 Machine-Type monsters he controls and Special Summon "Metalhold" as a monster (0/0) in Attack Position, then equip those monsters to it to increase its ATK by the combined ATK of the equipped monsters. "Silver Gadget" and "Gold Gadget" are equipped to "Metalhold" (0 → 3200). "Metalhold" prevents other monsters from being targeted for attacks, so the attack is redirected to "Metalhold". As a monster he controls would be destroyed by battle, Yami Diva activates his face-down "Cubic Defense", preventing its destruction and letting him Special Summon two monsters from his hand with the same name. He Special Summons two more "Crimson Novas" (3000/0) in Attack Position. The second "Crimson Nova" attacks and destroys "Pandemic Dragon" (Kaiba: 4500 → 2000). As it was destroyed, the effect of "Pandemic Dragon" activates, reducing the ATK of all monsters on the field by 1000, but the "Crimson Novas" are unaffected as "Pandemic Dragon" had less than 3000 ATK ("Metalhold": 3200 → 2200). The third "Crimson Nova" attacks and destroys "Metalhold" (Yugi: 5000 → 2800).

As two of his "Crimson Novas" destroyed monsters by battle this turn, they may both attack again via their effects. They attack directly, but Yugi activates his face-down Continuous Trap Card "Spiritual Swords of Revealing Light", letting him pay 1000 LP to negate an attack. He pays 2000 to negate both attacks (Yugi: 2800 → 800). Yami Diva activates his face-down "Unification of the Cubic Lords", letting him Fusion Summon a "Cubic" Fusion Monster using monsters from his hand and field as Materials. He fuses his three "Crimson Novas" to Fusion Summon "Crimson Nova Trinity the Dark Cubic Lord" (4500/3000) in Attack Position. "Crimson Nova Trinity" attacks Yugi directly, with its effect activating as it attacked, halving his opponent's LP (Yugi: 800 → 400; Kaiba: 2000 → 1000). As an opponent's monster declared a direct attack with a monster whose ATK is greater than or equal to his LP, Kaiba activates his face-down "Krystal Avatar", Special Summoning it as a monster with ATK equal to his LP (1000/0), then changing the attack target to it. "Krystal Avatar" is destroyed (Kaiba: 1000 → 0). The effect of "Krystal Avatar" activates as it was destroyed by battle, inflicting its ATK as damage to the opponent. (Yami Diva: 5000 → 4000). Yami Diva activates the effect of "Crimson Nova Trinity" to inflict damage to Yugi equal to the damage he took, but Yugi activates the effect of "Clear Kuriboh", sending it from his hand to the Graveyard to reduce the damage to 0. Since it destroyed a monster by battle this turn, the effect of "Crimson Nova Trinity" lets it attack again. "Crimson Nova Trinity" attacks directly, with its effect activating, halving Yugi's LP (Yugi: 400 → 200). The attack continues, but Yugi activates the effect of the "Clear Kuriboh" in his Graveyard as an opponent's monster is attacking directly, banishing it from his Graveyard to draw a card. If it is a monster, he can Special Summon it, then the opponent's monster will be forced to attack it.

At this point, Yugi cannot continue, but Atem returns to the world and takes over.

Atem draws "Palladium Oracle Mahad", then Special Summons it (2500/2100) in Attack Position via the effect of "Clear Kuriboh", redirecting the attack to it. "Crimson Nova Trinity" attacks "Mahad", with the effect of "Mahad" activating as it battling a DARK monster, doubling its ATK (2500 → 5000). "Crimson Nova Trinity" is destroyed (Yami Diva: 4000 → 0).

Appearances[edit]

Debuts are in bold.

Characters
Locations
Events
Items
Organizations

Featured cards[edit]

The following cards appeared in the film. Cards in italics made their debut here.

Yugi Muto
Seto Kaiba
Aigami/Diva/Yami Diva
Virtual Dark Yugi
Joey Wheeler

Flashbacks

Cast[edit]

English character name English voice actor Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yugi Muto Dan Green Yugi Mutou Shunsuke Kazama[30]
Seto Kaiba Eric Stuart Seto Kaiba Kenjiro Tsuda[30]
Joey Wheeler Wayne Grayson Katsuya Jonouchi Hiroki Takahashi[13]
Tristan Taylor Greg Abbey Hiroto Honda Hidehiro Kikuchi[13][14]
Téa Gardner Amy Birnbaum Anzu Mazaki Maki Saito[13][14]
Bakura Ryou Ted Lewis Ryo Bakura Rica Matsumoto[13][14]
Mokuba Kaiba Tara Sands[31] Mokuba Kaiba Junko Takeuchi[13][14]
Duke Devlin Marc Thompson Ryuji Otogi[32] Ryō Naitō
Aigami/Diva Daniel J. Edwards[33] Aigami Kento Hayashi[34]
Sera Laurie Hymes[35] Sera Kana Hanazawa[36]
Mani Tamir Cousins[37] Mani Satoshi Hino[36]
Scud Billy Bob Thompson[38] Kudaragi Kendo Kobayashi
Bakura's father Marc Thompson Bakura's father Kazuhiro Yamaji
Solomon Muto Wayne Grayson Sugoroku Mutou Tadashi Miyazawa
Shadi Shin Wayne Grayson Shadi Shin Nozomu Sasaki
Sanpei Ted Kong Yang[39] Sanpei
Policeman Tyler Schmauch[39] Policeman
Bakura fangirl Brooke Stocken[39] Bakura fanclub C[40]
Lab technician A Lindsay Victoria Granduke[39] Watanabe[41]
Lab technician B Bethany Cardinal[39] Toyoda[41]
Engineer Luis Alfonso[39] Tanada[41]

Music[edit]

The following tracks were featured in the English dub of the film:

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

An early version of the script, featured a scene, where Téa grew impatient with Yugi, who was obsessing over cards. The scene was eventually cut. Kazuki Takahashi later published an illustration of it on his Instagram.[42]

Promotion[edit]

The film was announced in the West before it was in Japan. 4K Media revealed the film's existence on the official Yu-Gi-Oh! website. They teased that the movie was already in development in Japan and that they were shopping for a distributor in all non-Asian territories.[43][15]

In Japan, the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper's MAiDiGiTV streamed a video teasing the film, alongside a recap of the history of the near-twenty year franchise. Here, it was revealed that the film would feature Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba as its main protagonists.[15]

Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump also unveiled a synopsis of the movie: "In the past, Dark Yugi and Kaiba have clashed many times! Dark Yugi, who resides in Yugi Muto's body, and Kaiba will have a Duel that bets their prides and accepts each other's mutual experience."[15]

The forty-seventh issue of Weekly Shonen Jump unveiled two new monsters that will be played by Yugi, "Lemon Magician Girl" and "Apple Magician Girl", and specified that "Dark Magician Girl" will also be appearing. "Clear Kuriboh" was also revealed, but its name was not announced.[13][44]

Design[edit]

The main characters; Yugi, Kaiba, Joey, Téa, Tristan, Bakura, Mokuba, Aigami, Sera and Mani.

A number of the characters and elements are given redesigns by Kazuki Takahashi, as well as new ones being introduced.

Characters

  • Yugi Muto: He was drawn to look more mature and to show he inherited Dark Yugi's strength.[45]
  • Seto Kaiba: His expressions are closer to the more sinister look that he had when he was first introduced.[46]
  • Joey Wheeler: Joey's expression reflects the maturity he gained from his battles in the original story. As a favorite of Takahashi, he paid particular attention to giving him a nice face.[47]
  • Tristan Taylor: Tristan has a much calmer expression.[48]
  • Téa Gardner: Téa continued her career as a dancer after the original story. Takahashi considered this to be Téa at her cutest.[49]
  • Bakura Ryou: Takahashi considered Bakura to be the most mysterious and consequently the least changed out of the major characters.[50] He, however, now has a smoother haircut and a long-sleeved shirt underneath his T-shirt.

Cards

  • "Dark Magician": "Dark Magician" looks similar to how it did in Duel Art. Originally, "Dark Magician" was more blue and purple than black. This was because in manga, a completely black character weighs the page down and can be difficult to deal with, but this is not a concern in movies.[51]
  • "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon": When designing monsters, Takahashi felt adding a lot of lines can make them look cool at the cost of quality, and that simple designs are most beautiful. However, as he was dealing with animation, lighting and other effects would bring out the differences, so he designed this "Blue-Eyes" with a style not used before.[52]

Items

  • Duel Disk: The new-and-improved Duel Disk, developed by Kaiba Corporation, creates Solid Vision holograms from the user's imagination.[53] Upon closer observation, there doesn't appear to be a slot to serve as the Graveyard.

Differences in adaptations[edit]

  • In the dub, Bakura's father is suggested to have been killed by the Millennium Ring. This creates a continuity error, since Bakura's father is mentioned during Duelist Kingdom and the Millennium World arc.
  • Though implied, Aigami never outright states that he had altered the memories of Yugi and his classmates.
  • Joey rescues himself through memories of his friends, including Atem, rather than being unable to escape and getting rescued by Atem.
  • Shadi is slightly more heroic, letting Bakura's father wear the Ring with reservations.
  • Aigami tried to erase Joey's memories/body and everyone's memories of him rather than kill him via disintegration. (This follows the philosophy of "what is a person without their memories? Nobody.")
  • Most of the cards in the dub have their TCG/OCG lores instead of their movie original lores.
  • In the dub, Kaiba tells Yugi "I told you so" when the Pharaoh returned, even ominously suggesting they would Duel again in the future.
  • In the dub, when the Pharaoh glares at the corrupted Diva, an operatic version of the English theme plays while he makes his only move.
  • In the dub, Kaiba and Yugi use more modern terminology like Banish and Fusion Summon, when back in their era the terms were "remove from Play" and "I fuse [insert monster names]"

Trivia[edit]

Kaiba's cards on the poster.
  • A poster for the film shows virtual projections of cards held by Kaiba, including three cards with the artwork of "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon", but with the names, "BLUEEYESWDRG", "OBRZK of GIANT[...]" and "BLUEEYESAL[...]", seemingly referencing "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", "Obelisk the Tormentor" ("Giant God Soldier of Obelisk") and "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon" respectively.
  • Aigami/Diva seems to suffer misplaced monomania, which is an obsession with one thing. Despite knowing that the Millennium Ring was a source of great evil, he blamed Bakura instead for the evil committed by Yami Bakura.
  • As this movie takes place in the manga continuity, Kaiba was not present when Yugi beat the Pharaoh.
  • The inside of a Duel Disk is seen for the first time, as Tristan was fixing Joey's.
    • When the top half is removed, it shows that there is no way cards can fit into the Graveyard slot; a card could only fit half-way in before hitting the cover.
  • Whenever a card's information is displayed through digital readouts during a Duel in the Japanese version of the film, English text using the TCG names are used despite the characters and cards themselves calling them by their OCG names.
  • Though Kaiba's Life Points stopping at 100 when the power shut down implies that he avoided defeat, based on the cards he had been shown to have, the only card he had facedown had to be "Polymerization", which would mean that Kaiba had indeed lost the Duel to Yugi.
  • Yugi's use of "Final Geas" to render Kaiba's use of "Monster Reborn" ineffective is a reference to how Yugi's countered Atem's final play by having "Gold Sarcophagus" negate the effect of "Monster Reborn" and stop the Special Summon of "Slifer the Sky Dragon".
    • Similar to that, the monster that was to be summoned by "Monster Reborn" was a monster that had an original attack of 0 but was raised to 4000.
    • This same play ultimately resulted in Yugi using a Spellcaster-Type monster to launch a finishing direct attack towards the opponent as well.

Gallery[edit]

Trailers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

Summary sources[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 This card can be seen when he reconstructs his Deck at the Kame Game.
  2. This card is sent from his hand to the Graveyard via "Warrior's Devotion" during his Duel with Aigami.
  3. This card is sent from his Deck to the Graveyard via the effect of "Dark Sacrifice" during his Duel with Virtual Dark Yugi.
  4. This card can be seen in his opening hand during his Duel against Aigami.