Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 060

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"The Master of Magicians, Part 1"
Yami Yugi is challenged by Arkana.
Yami Yugi is challenged by Arkana.
EnglishThe Master of Magicians, Part 1
Japanese name
Japaneseブラックマジシャン使つかい パンドラ
Baseブラックマジシャン使い パンドラ
Furiganaブラックマジシャンつかい パンドラ
RōmajiBurakku Majishan Tsukai Pandora
TranslatedBlack Magician User - Pandora
Japanese OP"S H U F F L E"
Japanese ED"The Afternoon of that Day"
English OP & ED"Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 2 Theme"
Air dates
JapaneseJune 19, 2001
EnglishFebruary 8, 2003
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"The Master of Magicians, Part 1", known as "Black Magician User - Pandora" in the Japanese version, is the sixtieth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime. It first aired in Japan on June 19, 2001, and in the United States on February 8, 2003.


  • Kaiba faces off against Koji Nagumo who was harassing another. He uses "Obelisk the Tormentor".
  • Marik now knows where "Obelisk The Tormentor" is after Kaiba used it. He remembers how he stole the other two Egyptian God cards from a cave in Egypt and threatened Ishizu for the final one, also revealing in the flashback that he is her brother.
  • Yami Yugi is told to enter a circus tent by a harlequin whose "master" is wating inside.
    • Yugi enters a real life Mystic Box and disappears into an underground chamber, which blocks the transmission to the KaibaCorp building.
  • He meets Arkana, who also has a "Dark Magician" in his deck, but this one looks different to Yugi's. He challenges Yugi to a Duel.
  • Both Duelists have their ankles locked so they cannot escape. As they lose life points, a buzzsaw will approach them and slice off their legs if they lose (in the dub, the loser will be sent to the Shadow Realm via a Dark Energy Disc). A box holding a key will open for the winner.

Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Arkana, Part 1[edit]

Turn 1: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. He then Sets a card and Normal Summons "Alpha The Magnet Warrior" (1400/1700) in Defense Position.

Turn 2: Arkana
Arkana's opening hand contains "The Mystical Guillotine", "Mystic Tomato", "Beckon to the Dark", "Doll of Demise", and "Dark Magician". Since Arkana cheated in shuffling his Deck, he has his own "Dark Magician" in his hand. Arkana draws "Legion the Fiend Jester" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1300/1500) in Defense Position. Arkana intends to Tribute his "Legion" and another monster on his next turn in order to Tribute Summon "Dark Magician".

Turn 3: Yami Yugi
Yami Yugi draws. His hand contains "Card Destruction", "Celtic Guardian", "Kuriboh", "Beaver Warrior", and "Full Moon". Since Yami Yugi doesn't trust in Arkana's shuffling, he activates "Card Destruction" to force both players to discard their entire hand and draw cards equal to the number of cards they just discarded. Arkana draws five cards while Yami Yugi draws four.

Yami Yugi then activates his face-down "Brain Control" to take control of "Legion the Fiend Jester" until the End Phase. He then Tributes "Legion the Fiend Jester" and "Alpha the Magnet Warrior" in order to Tribute Summon "Dark Magician" (2500/2100) in Attack Position. "Dark Magician" attacks directly (Arkana 4000 → 1500).

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards[edit]

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


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yugi Mutou Shunsuke Kazama
Anzu Mazaki Maki Saito
Katsuya Jonouchi Hiroki Takahashi
Hiroto Honda Hidehiro Kikuchi
Seto Kaiba Kenjiro Tsuda
Mokuba Kaiba Junko Takeuchi
Sugoroku Mutou Tadashi Miyazawa
Shizuka Mika Sakenobe
Marik Tetsuya Iwanaga
Ishizu Sumi Shimamoto
Pandora Takehito Koyasu
Rishid KONTA
Akira Kohei Kiyasu
Marik underling Eiji Takemoto
Koji Makoto Tomita

Differences in adaptations[edit]

The Japanese saw (left) and the English dark energy disc (right).
  • In the Japanese version, the loser will have their legs cut off by a buzzsaw. In the English dub, the saws are replaced by the Dark Energy Discs that would send the loser's mind to the Shadow Realm.
    • The saws glow in the English dub to make them look like Dark Energy Discs.
  • A scene of Zeus sealing the box and Pandora opening it, and tiny little hope left in the bottom of the box, is cut from the English version.
  • The harlequin that points out where Yugi has to go is silent in the original. In the dub, he speaks to Yugi while pointing but doesn't move his mouth.


  • In the dub, many cards in each Duelists' hands are changed to cards that are impossible for them to have.


  1. a b c d e f g h i This card can be seen in-hand before Yami Yugi activates "Card Destruction".
  2. Two copies can be seen in the Duel after Arkana cheats the shuffle.
  3. a b c d This card can be seen flying off after Koji lost the Duel.