Copyright notice

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The copyright notice on a card

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[edit]

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, and Korean, the notice is printed in the font ITC Serif Regular. In Japanese and Chinese, it is printed in the font Rodin Medium.

Text[edit]

Series Japanese/Chinese Japanese
(translated)
TCG/Korean Asian-English
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 310 ©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

Non-game cards[edit]

Non-game cards with the same layout as regular TCG/OCG cards (such as Ticket Cards) use the same copyright notice in the same location as those cards.

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.

On Duel Checker cards, the copyright notice 「©高橋和希 スタジオ・ダイス/集英社」 (in Japanese) or 「©1996 KAZUKI TAKAHASHI」 (in Korean) appears in the lower right corner of the card text box.

Rush Duel[edit]

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」.

Dungeon Dice Monsters[edit]

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」.