Asian-English

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The card backing used on Asian-English cards.

Asian-English cards are cards printed in English for distribution in Asia outside of Japan and Korea. They are distinguished from English cards printed for English regions mainly by the Yu-Gi-Oh! logo on the cards' backings and set packaging, and the region identifier "AE" in their card number, though prior to Invasion of Chaos Asian-English cards did not use the region identifier and had the same card numbers as their North American English versions. These cards are only legal in Asia outside of Japan and Korea; they are not legal anywhere else.

Modern Asian-English cards were preceded by two cards (prints of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Dark Magician") which used translated Japanese names and lores instead of the English TCG names and lores, printed in a fullwidth font. The modern cards are much more similar to their North American English versions, only differing by the aforementioned logo and (starting with Invasion of Chaos) their card numbers; in addition, all Asian-English cards are printed on the same card stock as Japanese cards, making them stiffer than their TCG counterparts.

Aside from the early "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Dark Magician" prints, Asian-English prints have normally been of Booster Packs, with identical contents to the North American English release of the pack. All Booster Packs up to Enemy of Justice; Crimson Crisis and Raging Battle; the Starter Decks Yugi and Kaiba; and the Structure Deck Lord of the Magician had Asian-English prints. The Duel Monsters International: Worldwide Edition promotional cards were only released in Asian-English, and the Japanese World Championship Qualifier participation cards and World Championship prize cards have normally included an Asian-English card.

"Barrel Dragon" was printed in English for its release with The Valuable Book 5 promotional cards, but because it was distributed within Japan like the other two VB5 promos, it is a Japanese print instead of Asian-English.

List of Asian-English releases[edit]

 Release dateCard number prefix
Ancient Sanctuary14 October 2004AST-AE
Crimson Crisis16 April 2009CRMS-AE
Cybernetic Revolution20 April 2006CRV-AE
Dark Crisis12 May 2004DCR
Elemental Energy20 July 2006EEN-AE
Enemy of Justice18 January 2007EOJ-AE
Flaming Eternity20 October 2005FET-AE
Invasion of Chaos15 July 2004IOC-AE
Labyrinth of Nightmare26 June 2003LON
Legacy of Darkness18 September 2003LOD
Legend of Blue Eyes White Dragon8 August 2002LOB
Magician's Force19 January 2004MFC
Metal RaidersMRD
Pharaoh's Servant24 April 2003PSV
Pharaonic Guardian23 October 2003PGD
Raging Battle6 August 2009RGBT-AE
Rise of Destiny21 July 2005RDS-AE
Shadow of Infinity26 October 2006SOI-AE
Soul of the Duelist21 April 2005SOD-AE
Spell RulerMRL
Starter Deck: Kaiba8 August 2002SDK
Starter Deck: Yugi8 August 2002SDY
Structure Deck: Lord of the Magician11 June 2009SD16-AE
The Lost Millennium19 January 2006TLM-AE
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters International: Worldwide Edition promotional cards17 April 2003GBI
Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese World Championship Qualifier 2012 participation card7 July 20122012-AE
Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese World Championship Qualifier 2013 participation card29 June 20132013-AE
Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese World Championship Qualifier 2014 participation card28 June 20142014-AE
Yu-Gi-Oh! Japanese World Championship Qualifier 2015 participation card27 June 20152015-EN
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2003 prize cards27 June 2003WCS
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2004 prize cards25 July 2004WCS-AE4
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2005 prize cards7 August 2005WCS-AE5
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2006 prize cards2 July 2006WCPS-AE6
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007 prize cards28 July 2007WCPS-AE7
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2008 prize cards10 August 2008WCPS-AE8
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2009 prize cards9 August 2009WCPS-AE9
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2010 prize cards15 August 20102010-AE
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2011 prize cards14 August 20112011-AE
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2015 attendance cards16 August 20152015-JPP

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