Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 009

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"Duel With a Ghoul"
EnglishDuel With a Ghoul
Japanese name
Japanese起死回生! マジカルシルクハット
RōmajiKishikaisei! Majikaru Shiruku Hatto
TranslatedResurrection! Magical Silk Hat
Japanese OP"V O I C E"
Japanese ED"Energizing Shower"
English OP & ED"Yu-Gi-Oh! Theme"
ScreenplayMasashi Sogo
DirectorKatsumi Ono
StoryboardKatsumi Ono
Animation directorMasahiro Hamamori
Air dates
JapaneseJune 13, 2000
EnglishNovember 24, 2001
Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes (season 1)
Previous"Everything's Relative"
Next"Give up the Ghost"

"Duel With a Ghoul", known as "Resurrection! Magical Silk Hat" in the Japanese version, is the ninth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime. It first aired in Japan on June 13, 2000 and in the United States on November 24, 2001.

Yugi must Duel a doppelgänger of Kaiba, created from the greed and power Yugi wiped from Kaiba's soul. However, with his best cards resting at the bottom of the ocean, Yugi must discover a new strategy if he's to survive fake Kaiba's "Blue-Eyes White Dragons".


Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Fake Kaiba[edit]

Turn 1: Fake Kaiba
Fake Kaiba Normal Summons "Hitotsu-Me Giant" (1200/1000) in Attack Position.

Turn 2: Yami Yugi
Yugi Normal Summons "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) in Attack Position. "Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "Hitotsu-Me Giant" (Fake Kaiba: 2000 → 700 LP).

Turn 3: Fake Kaiba
Fake Kaiba Normal Summons "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" (3000/2500) in Attack Position and Sets a card.

Turn 4: Yami Yugi
Yugi switches "Dark Magician" to Defense Position and Normal Summons "Curse of Dragon" (2000/1500) in Defense Position.

Turn 5: Fake Kaiba
The impersonator then activates his face-down "Defense Paralysis", which switches Yugi's monsters to Attack Position. While "Defense Paralysis" is face-up, Yugi may not play monsters in Defense Position. "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks and destroys "Curse of Dragon" (Yugi: 2000 → 1000 LP).

Turn 6: Yami Yugi
Yugi activates "Magical Hats" to hide "Dark Magician" in one of four "Hats".

Turn 7: Fake Kaiba
"Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks a "Hat".

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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


This is the first episode that Hiroto Honda (Tristan Taylor) does not appear in the credits.

Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yugi Mutou Shunsuke Kazama
Anzu Mazaki Maki Saito
Katsuya Jonouchi Hiroki Takahashi
Seto Kaiba Kenjiro Tsuda
Pegasus J. Crawford Jiro Jay Takasugi
Mokuba Kaiba Junko Takeuchi
Mr. Crocketts Yoshikazu Nagano
Saruwatari Masahiro Okazaki
Synthetic voice Yuki Nakao
Narration Masanori Ikeda

Differences in adaptations[edit]

  • When Pegasus and Croquet are watching the confrontation on the computer screen from the castle hall, wine is seen in the background (JPN version) The wine is changed to fruit juice (US version).
  • When Kaiba enters the control room, most of the text in the Japanese version is erased or replaced with some kind of symbol.
  • Seto's supercomputer had a sense of humor in the dub. In the Japanese, it was entirely formal only stating matters relating to the issue at hand.


  1. This was played as a Magic Card. It is a Trap Card in the TCG/OCG.
  2. a b c This card is shown in a Duel that Kaiba was observing through his computer