Tags: hulu, toonzaki
All 224 episodes of classic Yu-Gi-Oh! and 12 episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters are now on Hulu, completing the uploading of the newly re-encoded videos! The 52 English-dubbed episodes of season 5, including the Capsule Monsters story arc sandwiched between episodes 14 and 27, first hit the popular video streaming service Monday morning, though with a few snags. Most issues seem to have been resolved since then, so check it out!
Toonzaki has also updated their video embeds, removing 4Kids’ older self-hosted encodes for the new higher-quality Hulu streams. This process has changed the URLs to the Yu-Gi-Oh! video pages on Toonzaki. I will be updating my indexes for the streaming Yu-Gi-Oh! and Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters episodes to reflect the new links shortly.
Season 5 takes Yugi and his friends through the KC Grand Championship, to ancient Egypt in the world of the pharaoh’s memories, and culminates with the final battle ritual between Yugi and the pharaoh. Capsule Monsters is about monsters in capsules.
The Toonzaki crew has done a great job re-encoding and uploading this series to Hulu (and finishing ahead of schedule, no less!). They’ve also continually been hooking us up with anime from Crunchyroll, The Anime Network, Toei Animation, Manga Entertainment, and more. Why not drop by their Facebook page, “Like” them, and thank them for all of their hard work? The Toonzaki Fan Drive 2011 is still on!
- Classic Yu-Gi-Oh! on Hulu – Season 4
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters story arc wraps up on YouTube with the final five episodes now offered on 4Kids’ official YouTube channel. Episodes 8 through 11 were added on Saturday and episode 12 was added this morning.
After completing an elaborate challenge involving magical fruit, Yugi and his friends come face-to-face with King Alexandros III of Macedonia — the legendary Alexander the Great, renowned for conquering nations by harnessing the power of a Millennium Item! He presents our heroes with the fifth and final trial and brings them to the Village of the Divine Dragon. There, they must free the inhabitants from a threat known as the Fiendish Five (not to be confused with a certain quintet of angry corporate executives). After a tough battle, Alexander reveals that all is not well back at home — the friendly Dr. Brisbane holds a dark secret! Yugi and his friends return home and gear up for one last test!
Extravagant battles with more elaborate monster/character fusions await! My index for Capsule Monsters streams has links to all of the episodes.
4Kids continues providing more full Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters videos to their YouTube channel, adding episodes 4 through 7 (518 through 521) today.
Still looking for a way home, Yugi and his friends head to the Fortress of Fear in search of answers. There, Yugi finds a shiny armored vest and the gang learns that their next step involves a series of five trials. Only five? That doesn’t sound so hard! Just “trust in the heart of the capsule!” Their journey presents them with mind-bending riddles and brings them face-to-face with monsters they’ve never seen in the Duel Monsters world. Oh, and Yugi joins with the Dark Magician “to become one.” Hawt. (Hey, they’re his words, not mine!)
In episode 7, Joey merges with a cursed Red-Eyes Black Dragon, giving him a rather badass set of armor that, in my humble opinion, blows the Lord of the Red (from Duel Monsters episode 171) right out of the water! You don’t want to miss this!
“My name is Dr. Alex Brisbane. I’m definitely not a villain.”
For the first time ever, Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters officially makes its way to YouTube! The first three episodes of this miniseries were added to 4Kids’ YouTube channel earlier today.
Capsule Monsters kicks off with Joey “Lucky Left Arm” Wheeler winning an exotic trip for four to India. While en route, the private jet carrying Yugi, Joey, Tea, and Tristan crashes in a jungle, where the gang then meets Alex Brisbane, a colleague of Solomon Muto. Brisbane reveals that Yugi’s grandpa vanished while the two of them were on an expedition in the legendary Pyramid of Alexander, conveniently located near the jet’s crash site. The gang visits Grandpa’s last known location and plunges dramatically into a giant map, landing in a world filled with real monsters! Yugi thinks they’ve become part of a real-life version of the Capsule Monsters board game… with the only way out being to win!
Head over to my Capsule Monsters streams page or YouTube’s Shows portal for direct links to the videos! Like all of the other Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes uploaded to YouTube by 4Kids, these are available to everyone outside Asia. Capsule Monsters has, up until now, only been streaming on Toonzaki and 4KidsTV.com for a U.S. audience.
The Capsule Monsters story arc takes place between episodes 198 (the end of the KC Grand Championship) and 199 (the beginning of the Dawn of the Duel). The episodes on YouTube, Toonzaki, and 4KidsTV.com are labeled using 4Kids’ numbering scheme — number 515 to 526.
- How Capsule Monsters first came to light
Tags: 4kidstv.com, streams page
It’s Morphin’ Time!
For day two of Watch Yu-Gi-Oh! Online Week, I’ve decided to index a series that I haven’t talked much about: Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters! Head over to my newest page, where you’ll find links to stream the 12-episode miniseries. The episodes are hosted on 4KidsTV.com, just like the English-dubbed Duel Monsters episodes posted yesterday. The episodes have unfortunately not yet made it to 4Kids’ YouTube channel.
The Capsule Monsters story arc takes place between the Grand Championship and Dawn of the Duel story arcs, hence the episodes’ placement on 4KidsTV.com’s own listings. I’ve opted to list the episodes separately from the Duel Monsters series, since they were not originally part of that show.
Capsule Monsters debuted in 2006 to much fanfare, though it was how the series first came to be discovered by the online Yu-Gi-Oh! fanbase that’s particularly interesting.
Word about a new Yu-Gi-Oh! series first surfaced in late 2005 when retailers received information about an upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters tabletop game that corresponded with the anime. This announcement, however, went virtually unnoticed. It wasn’t until the start of February 2006 that a few never-before-seen Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes were caught airing on the Irish TV channel RTÉ Two. Four episodes of Capsule Monsters would air before the series disappeared. Fans were intrigued but confused. On LiveJournal’s “Play the Damn Card, Already!” community, fans feverishly speculated about the show’s origins and its place in the Yu-Gi-Oh! timeline. The news would soon spread to the Janime Community Forum and anime forums everywhere. There hadn’t been this much excitement in the fanbase in a long time.
In May 2006, the first of two Capsule Monsters DVDs would be released in the U.S. The DVD contained a “movie” version of the series — a 90-minute edited compilation of the first six episodes. On the eve of the release date, 4Kids gave fans a special sneak peek by streaming the entire movie live on yugioh.com, an unprecedented event at the time. The second DVD, featuring a movie version of the final six episodes of the series, would be released in September 2006.
The full 12-episode series would eventually be added to 4Kids TV’s Fall 2006 lineup, giving American fans their first opportunity to watch the show in its entirety on their TVs.
A Japanese release of Capsule Monsters is conspicuously absent. As of this writing, there hasn’t been one. And with each passing day, the odds that it’ll happen look slimmer and slimmer.
Tags: bittorrent, littlekuriboh
For your convenience, I’ve decided to create a single post that has links to all of the torrents for Little Kuriboh’s Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series. These are official YGO: TAS torrents provided by LK and the team over at YuGiOhtheAbridgedSeries.com. They contain only original, high-quality videos made by LK himself, not flash videos ripped from YouTube or Revver. Any new torrents that are released in the future will be added to this post.
Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series – Torrents
- Torrent – 01-22, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Movie (WMV)
- Torrent – 23-28 (WMV)
- Torrent – 29 (WMV)
- Torrent – 33-39 (AVI)
- Torrent – Christmas Special #1, Cr@psule Monsters 1, Marik’s Evil Council of Doom 1 & 2, The Final Abridged Video Ever, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Other Abridged Movie, Zorc & Pals, Dan Green Presents Abridging 101, Dan Green vs The Spiderwick Chronicles (WMV)
A link to this post has also been added to my YGO: TAS downloads page (under the “Torrents” heading). If a certain video isn’t found here or on that page, then LK hasn’t made the video available for download.
Tags: littlekuriboh, revver
Earlier today, LittleKuriboh released Cr@psule Monsters 2. Hooray! You can grab the MOV version of this episode, hosted on Revver, from the Abridged Series download page.
No word on when or if a WMV version of Cr@psule Monsters 2 or episode 30 will be made available, but you can expect a “Quick Update” from me if they ever appear.
Cr@psule Monsters 2 — definitely not Pokemon.