Yu-Gi-Oh! - Duel 298

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"Out of the Darkness"
Title page
EnglishOut of the Darkness
Japanese name
RōmajiShinden Yashū
TranslatedAttack the Shrine at Night
SubseriesYu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World
Subseries number20
Japanese magazineWeekly Shōnen Jump 2003 #15
English magazineShonen Jump
Tankōbon volume34: "The Return of Bakura"
Bunkoban volumeVolume 20
Release dates
JapaneseMarch 10, 2003[1]
Yu-Gi-Oh! chapters
Previous"Bakura Lives!"
Next"Assault on the Palace!"

"Out of the Darkness", titled "Attack the Shrine at Night" (神殿夜襲!! Shinden Yashū) in the Japanese version, is the 298th chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. In its first English printing, it was numbered as the 20th chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World. In the 3-in-1 edition, its number was changed to match the original Japanese printing.


At the Shrine of Wedju, Seto greets Akhenadin and briefs him in on the ka hunt. They found about twenty people hiding superior ka and confined them to the prison tower, where the Pharaoh won’t find them. Akhenadin is shocked that they went as far as arresting them and pleas with Seto to release them, before they start down the pat of darkness. While Akhenadin tries to talk Seto out of this action, Seto reports that he has found a person with a ka to rival the Gods. Akhenadin is once again surprised and left speechless. Seto describes the woman who holds the ka and how he is letting her rest to regain her strength, before he finds a way to draw the greatest amount of power from that ka. He says he’ll torture the prisoners to research the best way to do this and report back when he can show Akhenadin the White Dragon.

After Seto leaves, Akhenadin falls to his knees, as the temptation of his Millennium Eye is somehow sparked by the news of this White Dragon. He starts to worry that his son is trying to commit the same sin that he did.

Bakura hides outside the gates to the palace as he prepares for his next attack. While there are more guards present than before, he manages to slip through them, under Diabound’s stealth; a power it gained after Bakura took possession of the Millennium Ring. Determined not to make the same mistake of facing the Pharaoh and all the priests at once, he heads to the Shrine of Wedju to begin killing the other Millennium Item holders one at a time.

Inside the shrine, Bakura confronts Akhenadin. Seeing the Millennium Ring around his neck, Akhenadin infers that Bakura killed Mahado. Bakura confirms this and reveals his plan to take all the Millennium Items. Akhenadin is disgusted by Bakura’s nerve and tries summoning ka from their stone tablets. However, the invisible Diabound manages to shatter the tablets Akhenadin tries to draw ka from, before the monsters can be summoned.

Using the power of the Millennium Ring, Bakura flings Akhenadin back onto a tablet. With Diabound towering behind him, Bakura wonders if he should he let Akhenadin live or die, but says he’ll let him decide for himself.

Featured monsters[edit]

The following monsters appeared in this chapter. Monsters in italics debuted here.

Bakura, King of Thieves

Title pages[edit]


  1. "Oda's Deep Thoughts". thegrandline.com. (release date for Weekly Shōnen Jump 2003 #15)