Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Featured in Editor Jason Thompson’s House of 1000 Manga Column

July 26, 2013 at 7:02 am | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi Mutou in chapter 2 of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga

In this week’s edition of House of 1000 Manga on Anime News Network, columnist Jason Thompson takes a look at Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga! Unlike other overviews of the manga that you may have read elsewhere, Thompson’s piece brings to the discussion his unique perspective as the editor of VIZ Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World English-language adaptations, adding his own experiences and knowledge about the series as he delves into the history, story lines, censorship, and themes within the 38-volume manga.

Thompson’s article is an outstanding (and, at times, appropriately snarky) retrospective on the memorable story that spawned an international phenomenon. He praises the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga’s characters and themes — even going as far as calling the ending “one of the best endings of any shonen manga I’ve read” — and reminds us why the adventures of Yugi and his friends will always hold a special place in our hearts. Give it a read!

Jason Thompson, who worked as an editor for VIZ Media for several years, is a writer and illustrator and now writes regularly about manga and the manga industry for ANN and other publications.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Now Available Digitally on VizManga.com

Thompson’s article comes at a very opportune time, as the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga became available digitally on VizManga.com for the first time ever earlier this month! As of this writing, the official website of VIZ Media’s digital publications has the first four volumes up for $4.99 each. You can preview the first chapter for free.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s manga have both been available digitally for well over a year, launching on March 19, 2012 and March 26, 2012 respectively.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal manga has been available digitally alongside the print edition since it debuted in June 2012.

Finally, the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! manga has joined its sequels and stepped into the digital age. It’s about time! Take them all with you on your iOS, Android, and Kindle devices, or just read them online!

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