Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth
Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth
EnglishYu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth
FrenchYu-Gi-Oh! Le livre de la vérité: Guide des personnages
RōmajiYūgiō Kyarakutāzu Gaido Bukku Shinri no Fukuin
Book information
AuthorKazuki Takahashi
Release date
  • Japan November 1, 2002
  • France December 12, 2006
  • Japan 302 pages
  • France 304 pages
  • Japan ¥680
  • France 8.75 €

Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth is a guidebook written by Kazuki Takahashi related to characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. It was published in Japan on November 1, 2002 by Shueisha under their Jump Comics imprint[1][2] and in France on December 12, 2006 by Kana.[3][4]

The book contains profiles for characters, including canonical information which had never been released elsewhere, including birthdates, height, weight, blood type, favorite and least favorite food.

This book has been followed by Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: Millennium Book, which contains similar information.


Character Profiles[edit]

The first section of the book contains character profiles for the following characters:

The Great Study of Magic & Wizards[edit]

The second section contains "Duelist data" for Magic & Wizards players, including ratings, their win and loss counts and cards used.

Duel Special[edit]

The third section contains a list of Magic & Wizards Duels from the series and describes different rule variations.

Game History[edit]

The fourth section contains a list of games played throughout the series, including:

Penalty Games[edit]

The fifth section of the book contains details on Penalty Games.

  1. GREED, the Illusion of Avarice (GREEDグリード欲望よくぼう幻像げんぞうGurīdo — Yokubō no Genzō —)
  2. Mosaic Illusion (モザイク幻想げんそう Mozaiku Gensō)
  3. Beat Festival (ビートフェスティバル Bīto Fesutibaru)
  4. Fire~!!! (ファイア~!!! Faia~!!!)
  5. Peaceful Rest of the Timid (小心者しょううらもの安眠あんみん Shōramono no Anmin)
  6. Exploding Death by Ice (こおり爆死ばくし Kōri no Bakushi)
  7. Face Puzzle (顔面がんめんパズル Ganmen Pazuru)
  8. Poison Revolt (どく反乱はんらん Doku no Hanran)
  9. Experience of Death (体感たいかん Shi no Taikan)
  10. "Landmine" Prey (「地雷じらい」のエジキ "Jirai" no Ejiki)
  11. Ammit Roosting in the "Soul Room" (魔物アメミット巣食すくう 「こころ部屋へやAmemitto ga Sukū "Kokoro no Heya")
  12. Maze of Flames (ほのお迷路めいろ Hono no Meiro)
  13. Capsule Hell (地獄じごくのカプセル Jigoku no Kapuseru)
  14. Poisonous Meal (毒食どくしょく Doku Shoku)
  15. Mind on Air, True Nature Exposure (マインド・オン・エア—本性暴露ほんしょうばくろMaindo on Ea — Honshō Bakuro —)
  16. Face Collapse (顔面がんめん崩壊ほうかい Ganmen Hōkai)
  17. Xing Zhen Hu (心鎮壷シン・ツェン・フー Shin Tsen Fū)
  18. Mind Doll (こころ人形にんぎょう Kokoro Ningyō)
  19. MIND CRUSH, Collapse of the Heart (MINDマインドCRUSHクラッシュこころ崩壊ほうかい Maindo Kurasshu - Kokoro no Hōkai)
  20. Puppet Illusion 幻想げんそうパペット Gensō Papetto)
  21. Darkness of Naraku (奈落ならくの「やみNaraku no "Yami")
  22. Hand and Gun (Handハンド andアンド Gunガン Hando ando Gan)
  23. SOUL TV (SOULソウル TVテイービー Sōru Teī Bī)
  24. Mind Card (マインド・カード Maindo Kādo)
  25. Mind-Eroding Insects (精神蝕虫せいしんしょくちゅう Seishinshokuchū)
  26. Prey of Darkness (やみのエジキ Yami no Ejiki)
  27. Phoenix Dance! (不死鳥舞ふしちょうまう! Fushichō Mau!)


Promotional cards[edit]

The cards "Yu-Jo Friendship" (YCB-001) and "Unity" (YCB-002) were included with the Japanese book. Each card features characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series in its artwork.


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth Shueisha
  2. "遊・戯・王 キャラクターズガイド ―真理の福音― (ジャンプコミックス)" [Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth (Jump Comics)] (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  3. "Yu-Gi-Oh! Tome 0: Le Livre de la vérité" [Yu-Gi-Oh! Volume 0: The Book of Truth] (in French). Kana. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  4. "Yu-Gi-Oh - Le livre de la vérité" [Yu-Gi-Oh - The Book of Truth] (in French). Amazon.fr. Retrieved January 26, 2013.