Worst to Finest – MyAnimeGo

If there’s one anime franchise, individuals like to hate and in addition love to like, it’s “Yu-Gi-Oh.” Other than taking the entire spiky-haired anime protagonist factor to an entire new stage, the sequence additionally has among the most ridiculous sakuga of all time. I’m taking a look at you, Joey Wheeler. Nonetheless, there is no such thing as a denying that the sequence has a giant place in many individuals’s hearts. So for at present, I assumed I’d take the time to rank the “Yu-Gi-Oh” anime sequence from worst to greatest.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

Many components of “Zexal” got here throughout as simply outright annoying. Yuma’s voice, for one, was extremely high-pitched, not less than within the dubbed model. Shark, his rival, was type of lame and was actually edgy for nearly no motive. Nonetheless, it will get by being higher than “Vrains” and “Seven” for a couple of causes. First, the idea of the numbers as items of Astral’s reminiscence that Yuma wanted to get again was a fairly good one. Additionally, regardless of being initially actually edgy, Shark’s story does come full circle and find yourself being fairly good. Whereas I actually wouldn’t name the sequence a superb one total, it has some advantage.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX

Many followers have ragged on “GX” for being the worst of the “Yu-Gi-Oh” anime sequence however truthfully, I simply don’t see it. Yeah, positive, the entire idea of a personal academy stuffed with duelists is just a little goofy, however so is the complete idea of “Yu-Gi-Oh.” It does additionally suck as nicely that the sequence’ final season was by no means really dubbed, so followers who watched it of their youthful years seemingly by no means received to see Jaden preventing towards and alongside Yubel. Yeah, it could be unusual however it’s actually not the worst. 

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

From this a part of the listing onward is the part that I’d contemplate being really good. Other than the nostalgia of being the primary within the “Yu-Gi-Oh” franchise, and the oddly rule-ignoring first season, there’s a lot to love concerning the unique. The highlights of the sequence are undoubtedly Battle Metropolis and Orichalcos, as each seasons present simply how a lot enjoyable the writers can have with a sequence as extremely wacky as this one. If I had to pick one unhealthy factor, it might most likely be that some characters, like Tristan and Tea, by no means find yourself feeling as fleshed out as they need to have been contemplating how lengthy the sequence was.

Dishonorable Mentions


Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Fujiki Yuusaku, Kogami Ryoken Shouichi Kusanagi Bessho Emma Zaizen Aoi -other casts (blog)

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Sevens

Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens-Ep-25-Img-23 Kamijou Tatsuhisa-Oudou Yuuga-Kirishima Romin-Gakuto Sougetsu(blog)

I’ll admit that my disdain for what the “Yu-Gi-Oh” card recreation has grow to be could also be tainting my opinion of the newer sequence. Nonetheless, after watching every of them, I truthfully simply couldn’t discover a motive to love both sequence. Each come throughout as fairly generic, actually missing within the kind of expansive world-building. Neither of the primary characters actually really feel like they’re even there. The whole lot each anime attempt to do is simply performed higher by exhibits greater on the listing. Subsequent.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V

Sure, sure, pendulum summoning was a horrible mechanic that ought to have by no means been launched, imagine me, I get it. We’re speaking concerning the anime although, and in that division, man was this sequence so cool! Whereas maybe touring between the totally different “Yu-Gi-Oh” universes was only a low cost method to generate hype for the sequence finale and that a number of the present main as much as was not significantly fascinating, I’m simply gonna must disagree. There undoubtedly is a little bit of a start-up by way of attending to the story correct, however as soon as there, “Arc-V” delivers, with Yuya discovering what is actually his cut up personalities throughout totally different dimensions, and a battle between himself and the fusion world. Even by the requirements of “Yu-Gi-Oh,” “Arc-V” manages to ship one of many sequence’ most epic storylines to this point. Although finally not so good as 

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5Ds

What can I say apart from this what “Yu-Gi-Oh” appears to be like like at its very best. Once more, one all the time has to regulate their expectations with anime a few card recreation aimed toward youngsters, however alongside these traces, “5Ds” has all of it. A narrative that holds no punches and hits proper from episode one, a forged of characters which are fascinating and fleshed out, animation that appears constantly above common from starting to finish, and killer openings and endings in each English and Japanese. Like, what’s to not love? Additionally they have a mechanic that isn’t whole Bull- sorry, sorry, simply nonetheless just a little frustration.

That, girls, gents, and people in between, is my listing. “Yu-Gi-Oh” is…so, so bizarre, however finally nonetheless a number of enjoyable. Let me understand how you’re feeling about this listing within the feedback, and provides me your personal listing as nicely, that is a kind of issues I’m very interested in.

Thanks for studying till subsequent time. 

Jack Scheibelein writer myanime2go

Jack Scheibelein @ Animated Observations Blogger, author, and school pupil from Knoxville, Tennessee. At the moment specializing in anime, gaming, and writing whereas pursuing my ardour for poetry.

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