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Gregzilla last won the day on August 21 2016

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  1. if the yugioh card game is in-world based on actual ancient monster fights then why is the show about the card game instead of that

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      They didn't think it through

    2. Ferno


      card/toy sales irl

    3. Kintor


      Because Yu-Gi-Oh! is in part really about what happens when these ancient monsters are revived in the modern age. I don't know if you've actually seen the anime but the central premise is that a man by the name of Maximillian Pegasus (who is bat shit crazy) rediscovered the ancient magic and then decided to turn these dangerous shadow games into a modern card game.

      So, everyone around the word in the anime plays 'Duel Monsters' but at first they have no idea they're actually conducting occult rituals and inadvertently strengthening the ancient magic. Eventually, the ancient magic gets strong enough and the shadow games start having an impact on the physical world, often with highly destructive results. Of course, in typical Yu-Gi-Oh! fashion, these widely publicised supernatural events only contributed further to the popularity of the Duel Monsters card game.

      Duelling is a way of life!

    4. Gregzilla


      It's just that my friend and I watched some eps of the old show and the new movie and the whole time I'm thinking "maybe I didn't like this as a kid because everyone just plays this game that makes no sense instead of just having monsters fight with actual stakes"

      I sorta describe it as the least self-aware show ever, like if the Pokemon anime was about kids playing Pokemon on their Game Boys.  Granted, it's incredibly enjoyable to watch with friends and MST3K the shit out of it

    5. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Actually, it's probably because if it was just monsters, they'd have to animate it.

    6. Kintor


      Except the card game does have real stakes in the anime. That's the beauty of Yu-Gi-Oh!, where the characters play an intense and over the top card game for the fate of the world. All the while dealing with ancient conspiracies and a host of villains completely obsessed with said card game.

      Think of the card game itself as the rules which govern monster combat. Which actually makes battles in Yu-Gi-Oh! some of the most strategic in any anime of its era.

    7. Gregzilla


      Yeah, I would at least get into it more if the animation was better, but really it's just back and forth still shots and some laser beams with no real choreography, so there isn't even really any hype.  

      I only really enjoy it ironically.  The new movie especially had some wonderfully goofy lines.

      "You fight me with FRUIT?!"

    8. Kintor


      @Gregzilla You're stilling thinking about this the wrong way. The 'choreography' you want is actually what the card game itself all about, the different phases of combat, complete with the intervention of powerful magic and traps to turn the tide of battle.

      Combined with passionate voice acting and a drive to constantly up the ante Yu-Gi-oh! is one of the most hype anime ever made.

    9. Gregzilla


      literally every battle is just them going "i play this card" "yeah well I play THIS card and it's better than yours" "okay well my trap card defeats that card" "well I brought my DINOSAUR who EATS trap cards"

      If you enjoy it then that's totally fine, but to me it's just plain silly yo

    10. Kintor


      The joy of Yu-Gi-Oh! is that it's both totally absurd and deadly serious. The intense devotion of the characters to the card game is what sells the whole premise. It's cool to see these different moves and counter-moves play out in a battle. All against the backdrop of complex motivations and relationships between the characters.

      In its own way Yu-Gi-Oh! is a surprisingly deep show - and still epically cheesy!

    11. Diogenes


      i think the manga actually started out with all sorts of weird games and bets, but the parts about the card game got crazy popular and basically took over the series because of it

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