Art Stanley

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Art Stanley
Art Stanley
English name
  • Art Stanley
Japanese translatedChitaro Ariga
Japanese name
Japanese有賀 千太郎
RōmajiAriga Chitarō
  • Male
OrganizationComic Book Appreciation Club
SchoolHeartland Academy
Anime DeckComics Hero
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 07777: "Rule Duel"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Japanese voice
  • Yōsuke Itō
Stanley, Art

Art Stanley, known as Chitaro Ariga in the Japanese version, is a character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. He is used by Girag in order to kidnap and trap Rio Kastle inside the Comic Book World.



As a third-year student at Heartland Academy, Art wears the third-year school uniform: a white shirt with blue-lined sleeves and collar, a blue tie, blue pants, and a pair of brown shoes. As the sole member of the Comic Book Appreciation Club, he is often seen carrying a sketchbook, has a pencil tucked in his ear and wears a green beret over his red hair.


His last name in the dub may be a reference to comic book writer Stan Lee. Also, his given name maybe a reference to another comic book writer, Art Spiegelman, while also simply being a reference to art.


Art before being brainwashed.

Art appeared after the Duel between the Student Council President and Yuma Tsukumo. While Art was working on a comic in the library, Girag appeared before him and brainwashed him with a "Rank-Up-Magic Barian's Force" card.[1] Later, Art appeared before Yuma and his friends and asked Yuma to be his model for his comic book series. Yuma accepted, and Art asked what his weakness was; Yuma responded that he didn't have any. Art also approached Shark with the same offer, but the latter refused. Art then met up with Girag, informing him that he found Shark's weakness, which was his sister, Rio. He suggested they target Shark instead of Yuma, with Girag allowing it. Art kidnapped Rio, luring Shark into a Duel with him. Art was defeated by Shark, who utilized a combination of "Surging Erosion" and "Number C32: Shark Drake Veiss". After the Duel, Art's brainwashing was erased, and he did not remember what he had done while he was brainwashed. The next day, Art showed his comics of Yuma and Shark to them. Once again, Shark was not impressed. Art showed Yuma a drawing of his character being crushed by a golem, with Shark's character fighting said monster. This left Yuma frustrated that he was put in this position.[2]


Art uses a "Comics Hero" Deck with, featuring various stat manipulation cards to help trigger the effect of his "Comics Hero King Arthur".


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Reginald Kastle 78 Lose


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 07777: "Rule Duel"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode 07878: "The Adventures of Artimus Stanleyus"