|It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of our game's creator, Kazuki Takahashi.|
The copyright notice is a notice printed on physical cards to indicate the copyright holder for the game the cards are part of.
TCG and OCG
On Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game and Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game cards, the copyright notice is placed in the bottom right corner of the card's front face, underneath the card text box. It is just to the left of the Eye of Anubis Hologram, though it also appears on cards that lack the hologram (such as Boss Duel cards).
Sets that are reprinted after the debut of a new card layout may use that new layout's copyright notice. For example, when EX Starter Box was reprinted after the debut of the Series 2 layout, the reprinted cards also used the updated notice.
In English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, and Simplified Chinese the notice is printed in the font ITC Serif Regular. In Japanese and Traditional Chinese, it is printed in the font Rodin Medium.
|Series 1||©高橋和希／集英社||©Kazuki Takahashi/Shueisha||©KAZUKI TAKAHASHI / SHUEISHA|
|Series 2||©高橋和希 スタジオ・ダイス／集英社||©Kazuki Takahashi - Studio Dice/Shueisha||©高橋和希 スタジオ・ダイス／集英社|
|Series 3 – 10||©高橋和希 スタジオ・ダイス／集英社||©Kazuki Takahashi - Studio Dice/Shueisha||©1996 KAZUKI TAKAHASHI|
|Series 11||©スタジオ・ダイス／集英社・テレビ東京・ＫＯＮＡＭＩ||©Studio Dice/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, Konami||©2020 Studio Dice/SHUEISHA, TV TOKYO, KONAMI|
In the TCG, on Strategy Cards (except Card Checklists) the copyright notice "©1996 KAZUKI TAKAHASHI" appears in the center at the bottom of the front face of the card. It does not appear on Card Checklists.
In Korean, on Strategy Cards (except Card Checklists) the copyright notice 「©1996 KAZUKI TAKAHASHI ©2011 NAS・TV TOKYO」 appears in the lower left corner of the front face of the card. It does not appear on Card Checklists.
On Tip Cards, the copyright notice "©1996 KAZUKI TAKAHASHI" appears in the center at the bottom of the front face of the card.
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Rush Duel, the copyright notice appears in the lower left corner of the front face of every card, to the left of the Rush Duel logo.
Card sleeves use the abbreviated copyright notice 「©SD/S,T,K」.
Collector's cards featured several different copyright notices: the Yu-Gi-Oh! Monster Capsule: Breed & Battle promotional cards featured the copyright notices 「©高橋 和希／集英社」 and (below it) 「©１９９８ ＫＯＮＡＭＩ」; the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters promotional cards and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters meeting experience card/Akamaru Jump raffle card featured the copyright notices 「©１９９８ ＫＯＮＡＭＩ」 and (below it, on two lines) 「©高橋和希／集英社 テレビ[...]」
Dungeon Dice Monsters
In Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters, the copyright notice appears in the lower right corner of the front face of every card.
In English, the copyright notice reads "©1996 KAZUKI TAKAHASHI". In Japanese, it reads 「©高橋和希 スタジオ・ダイス／集英社」.
Dungeon Dice Monsters promotional cards
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters promotional cards are non-game artwork cards bundled with Yu-Gi-Oh! Dungeon Dice Monsters. These cards have the following copyright notice on their back: 「©高橋和希 スタジオ・ダイス／集英社・テレビ東京・NAS ©2001 KONAMI」 (©Kazuki Takahashi - Studio Dice/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, NAS ©2001 KONAMI).
- Studio Dice version, a reprint of some Series 1 sets using the Series 2 copyright notice