Bakura's father (manga)

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Bakura's father
Bakura's father
English name
  • Bakura's father
Japanese name
RōmajiBakura no chichi
  • Male
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions
Appears in
MangaYu-Gi-Oh! (mentioned)
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions
BooksYu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Anime Complete Guide: Millennium Memory
English voice
Japanese voice
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji
Other language voices
  • Thomas Kästner
Bakura's father (manga)

Bakura's father (ばくちち Bakura no chichi) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. He was mentioned in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, but was not seen until The Dark Side of Dimensions.

Bakura's father was an antiques dealer[1] and the owner of Domino City Museum.[2] He spent most of his life searching for the Millennium Ring, an item which corrupted his son, Ryo Bakura.[1] His daughter Amane and his partner both died in a car crash.[3]

In Japanese media and the English manga, his surname would be "Bakura", the same as his children's. In the English Dark Side of Dimensions, his surname is not clarified, but related media imply his son's given and surnames are switched, which would make his surname "Ryou".[note 1]


At some point, Bakura's father's partner and their daughter, Amane, died in a car crash.[3]

Bakura's father had a fascination for the Millennium Ring and spent most of his life searching for it. His investigations led him to believe it was located in the Valley of the Kings, so he and his son, Ryo moved to Egypt. Ryo, fearing his father would be in danger, secretly followed him during the a trip to find the Millennium Ring.[1]

Bakura's father tries on the Millennium Ring.

Bakura's father made his way to the Shrine of the Underworld, which was then occupied by Shadi Shin and a group of Prana children. Ryo hid behind a pillar and watched. Bakura's father spotted the ring, inside the Tablet of the Pharaoh's Memories and excitedly proceeded to take it. Shadi warned of him of the ring's dangers, but his obsessions had led him to not care. He opened a sack of money and offered to pay any price. Believing he had no business interfering with what destiny had planned, Shadi did not stop him. Shadi explained that the ring could not be purchased, but if Bakura's father wanted to take it, he must put it on and allow the ring to decide if he is worthy. Bakura's father complied and announced that wearing the ring felt amazing; like nothing he had ever experienced. However the ring then began to reject him. Ghosts emerged from it and threw him backwards, causing him to drop the ring. Ryo ran to his assistance, but he remained concerned about the ring, so Ryo got up to fetch it. However the ring then accepted Ryo as its owner and infused itself into his body, causing Dark Bakura to reside within him.[1]

Ryo tried not to remember the incident in Egypt.[1] He claimed that his father acquired the ring from an antiques shop in Egypt.[4]

Since the incident, Dark Bakura would secretly take control of Ryo's body. This caused bad things happened to people around him, resulting in Ryo living away from the rest of his family, including his father.[5]

Bakura's father came to be the owner of Domino City Museum, a privilege Dark Bakura was able to exploit to set up the Shadow RPG.[2]



  1. a b c d e Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions
  2. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 320320 (Millennium World Duel 42): "The Ultimate Shadow RPG!"
  3. a b Takahashi, Kazuki (2002). "Chapter 1: Character Directory". Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth (in Japanese). Shueisha. p. 28. ISBN 4-08-873363-0.
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 06060 (Duelist Duel 1): "Challenge!!"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel 05050: "Millennium Enemy 1: The Mysterious Transfer Student"