Yu-Gi-Oh! (novel)

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AuthorKatsuhiko Chiba
Release dateSeptember 3, 1999
Length228 pages
Price780 yen

Yu-Gi-Oh! is a novelization of the first two story arcs of the manga, written by Katsuhiko Chiba. It was published in Japan by Shueisha on September 3, 1999.[1]

The book contains a number of illustrations from the manga. The book itself does fit into the manga continuity, but is only loosely based on it. The final portion of the story contains two original illustrations.


First section[edit]

This section covers Yugi Muto solving the Millennium Puzzle.

Second section[edit]

This section covers Yugi's first encounter with Seto Kaiba.

Third section[edit]

This section covers the second encounter with Kaiba in Kaiba Land. It omits many areas not centered around the card game.

Fourth section[edit]

The fourth section is an original story, occurring only in the novel. Two weeks after Yugi's battle with Kaiba in Kaiba Land, Yugi gets a call from Kaiba, who tells him to meet for a Duel at the top floor of KaibaCorp. Yugi accepts, and when the Duel begins, they use a special variation called the "Bingo Rule", which prevents the use of a specific card in each player's Deck. Kaiba seems to be himself, but plays a different trump card, the "Automatic Giant".

Mokuba stumbles in on them, and tells Yugi that Kaiba has not yet awoken from his catatonic state. It turns out that the Kaiba that Yugi is playing against is a Cyber Kaiba, controlled by the KaibaCorp computer, and using all of Kaiba's memories.

Yugi defeats the "Automatic Giant" and Kaiba with "The Unknown Egg".


  1. "遊・戯・王" [Yu-Gi-Oh]. Shueisha. Retrieved January 26, 2013.