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Yu-Gi-Oh! (遊☆戯☆王 Yū-Gi-Ō!, lit. "King of Games") is a Japanese manga series about gaming written and illustrated by Kazuki Takahashi. It was serialized in Shueisha's Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine between September 1996 and March 2004. The series grew eventually popular upon the selling of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, spawning the manga into one of the highest-grossing media franchises that includes multiple spin-off manga, video games and anime series centering around the TCG.

Overview

Compared to the original storyline of the first manga, the series emphasizes the Isekai genre more from the anime adaptation through the consecutive theory that all spirits dwelled within the Duel Monster TCG cards come from an alternate dimension. Throughout each series, the franchise broadens more towards the genre as their respective storylines explores towards the different isekai subgenres.

Series Subgenre Notes
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Transition Being the sequel of Yu-Gi-Oh!, the series emphasizes Jaden's adventures towards encounters with the Duel Monster spirits, especially with Season 3 (the Yubel Arc) when Judai ventures into other realms in his search for Johan.
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Portal/Reincarnation The storyline where Yuma and Astral battle when Earth gets caught in an interdimensional conflict between the Astral and Barian Worlds. Most of the inhabitants are Earth humans of different timelines reincarnated as the worlds' population, including Yuma's rival, Ryoga Kamishiro where his anti-hero turned role serves as the plot twist where the main characters clash for their respective compassion for others.
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Portal/Reincarnation Through the overall story, one world splits into 4 parallel universes where the catalyst being the main hero and heroine also split-reincarnates into each of the 4 dimensions.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS MMORPG The duel setting stage is set in a virtual reality MMORPG called "Link Vrains"

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