Yu-Gi-Oh is something different. Well, at least it’s for me. Granted I’ve written about cool manga/anime characters before. Just last year, I wrote about the one and only Captain Tsubasa. And probably my all-time favorite manga/anime character Vegeta. You can check out that particular post (again) here. You’re welcome.
Yu-Gi-Oh Is A New Challenge For Me
But why is Yu-Gi-Oh is different in so many ways? First and foremost I believe it’s the youngest anime/manga, (compared to the aforementioned series) that I covered. Secondly, this particular series has a rather different lead character, and in the center of all is the fantastic array of games. Card games in particular, but also chess and so many others.
However, our reason for going back to Yu-Gi-Oh is the fantastic Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist game. We currently have it on sale, but to be honest, we have plenty of the Yu-Gi-Oh video games on sale as well. For real. Just click here, take your pick and find the one that’s best for you.
But what about the game itself? What’s so special about Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution game?
Yu-Gi-Oh! It’s Time For A Duel!
Developed by Other Ocean Interactive, and published by Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist: Link Evolution game is a cool simulation game that is faithful to the TV show. To the real deal. It allows you to build your deck from over 10,000 cards. Oh, and to take on the most iconic duelists from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Universe. Not to mention, the new duelists can learn the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME with the beginner’s tutorial. And of course experience over 20 years of Yu-Gi-Oh just by playing this fantastic game. Are you up for the challenge? We hope so.
But What About Yugi Muto?
Granted, I love games, (board-games, puzzles, card games and even role-playing games as much as the next person). Sometimes even more, because of the fact that I can’t play DnD properly now in 2020 (social distancing rules sucks I might add). And in my research, I found an incredible on-line Yu-Gi-Oh! Fanbase community too. On Facebook, Reddit and YouTube of course. Fans from all over the world, engaged, traded cards and shared their love for Yu-Gi-Oh! However, this time, in this particular post instead of focusing on the games, duels and wins/losses I’ll focus on the 2 main characters. And on them alone. Why? Because I feel that they’re fascinating, and I particularly love the message that the series is trying to send through them. More on that at the end of the post.
Yugi Mutou Is the main protagonist in the Yu-Gi-Oh series of course. He’s a blond, spiky-haired, weak and unassuming teenager who solves the mysterious Millennium Puzzle. Which allowed his body to bear host to the spirit of the Puzzle. The notorious Yami Yugi that is.
Yugi lives with his grandfather (Solomon Muto) and mother (she’s named just as Yugi’s mother) in the family’s game shop, Kame Game. And at the same time, he’s part of a close-knit group of best friends: Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner and Bakura Ryou.
And What Makes Him So Special?
Well, part of the appeal (aside from the table-card games that are involved) is the down-to-Earth and relatable nature of the character. Yugi is almost every teenager on this planet. He’s a nerdy kid. Interested in games, riddles and puzzles. And especially about Duel Monsters. Heck, his name (Jugi) literally means a game in Japanese. Symbolizing his fondness and love for anything game related. He’s shy, often bullied, not particularly social kid. Moreover, he’s also child-like but kind-hearted and loyal in nature. Not to mention he’s painfully shy when he’s around girls. Likewise, he would often blush and even freeze up when they approached him, and I find that endearing.
And what else makes him so relatable to every teenager out there? Much like most of the teenagers are there, he’s not that confident in his own abilities. I know I wasn’t. However, throughout the series, (and as he gets more mature and experienced ) we get to witness his growth. His confidence boost is evident, and so is determination. Which is awesome.
How About Yami Yugi?
Also known as Dark Yugi, he’s the second protagonist of the manga series. He’s more than 3000 years old and has been referred to as the Nameless Pharaoh. He is the spirit of Pharaoh Atem that has been sealed in the Millennium Puzzle, and together with Yugi he holds the title “King of Games”. Of course, he got that title, by winning in the Duelist Kingdom, Battle City, Grand Championship and Battle City V2 tournaments. So, Yami Yugi resides in Yugi’s body and would take possession of it when Yugi or his friends were in danger. Yugi was initially unaware of his existence and control of Yugi’s body, and would involuntarily shift to Yami Yugi at trying times. But since then, it has grown into a fantastic partnership nonetheless, and I love the fact that he serves as Yugi’s protector. Hey, even his name Yugi (means friendship in Japanese).
Yami shares a deep and close relationship with Yugi, and it’s evident as the series progresses. They share a unique brotherly love and connection which is brilliantly portrayed throughout the series. Sometimes they fight, sometimes they quarrel. And sometimes they annoy each other. Their connection is sometimes flawed and filled with disobedience, but that’s what makes it so special.
He has even said he cherishes Yugi more than his own life, and I love that love and devotion. I mean, the manga’s creator Kazuki Takahashi could have easily made their relationship a sort of Jackyl and Hyde-like relationship. But I’m so glad that he picked the other route.
The Fantastic Message Of Yu-Gi-Oh
Yes, the series is in a nutshell an anime based on a children’s card game. But I feel in between the lines, of those games lies something much greater. No, scratch that. There are several messages echoed through these two characters. Yes, their comradery is great, and their partnership is even better. But the support that these two have for each other is immense. One is just a 3000-year-old ancient spirit, while the other one is just a shy teenager. They’re complementing each other and they care for each other. And I think it’s probably one of the biggest takeaways from the series. Being there through thick and thin. Through the losses and wins.
Your Thoughts Please!
Are you a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh? What do you like the most about it? Tell us in the comment section. We’d love to know.