Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 243

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"The Final Stage!"
Title page
EnglishThe Final Stage!
Japanese name
RōmajiSaishū Sutēji e!!
TranslatedTo the Final Stage!!
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Duelist
Subseries number184
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 2001 #51
Tankōbon volume28: "Duel the Lightning!"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 16
Release dates
JapaneseNovember 19, 2001[1]
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"A True Duelist"
Next"The Hymn of Hell"

"The Final Stage!", titled "To the Final Stage!!" (最終ステージへ!! Saishū Sutēji e!!) in the Japanese version, is the 243rd chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the 184th chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist. In the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.

The first Duel of the semi-finals begins, with Jonouchi facing Dark Marik in order to save Mai, while Kaiba plots to use Jonouchi to observe "The Sun Dragon Ra".

Featured Duel: Katsuya Jonouchi vs. Dark Marik[edit]

Turn 1: Jonouchi
Jonouchi Sets a card and Normal Summons "Panther Warrior" (2000/1600) in Attack Position. During his End Phase, Dark Marik turns the Duel into a Shadow Game.

Turn 2: Dark Marik
Dark Marik Normal Summons "Helpoemer" (2000/1200) in Attack Position.

Duel continues next chapter...

Featured cards[edit]

The following cards appeared in this chapter. Cards in italics debuted here.

Katsuya Jonouchi


  1. "Oda's Deep Thoughts". thegrandline.com. (release date for Weekly Shōnen Jump 2001 #51)