Watch Yu-Gi-Oh! Online: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (Series 1) Subbed

December 10, 2009 at 11:53 am | Posted in Fansub, Japanese, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Yuugi drawing a card in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie

It’s day four of Watch Yu-Gi-Oh! Online Week! After adding an index for streaming Yu-Gi-Oh! Series 1 episodes yesterday, I’m following up by giving the series’ accompanying movie its own page! Check out this 30-minute Yu-Gi-Oh! classic, now streaming on Megavideo! The movie is fansubbed by TV-Nihon and is also available for download.

Like the 27-episode series that preceded it, this short theatrical film is also titled “Yu-Gi-Oh!” and was released in Japanese theaters in 1999. Fans often call this film “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie” so as not to confuse the two. The movie serves well as a bridge between the first and second Yu-Gi-Oh! series by providing a greater focus on the mechanics of the Duel Monsters card game than the first series did.

Watch Yu-Gi-Oh! Online: Subbed Series 1/Season 0 Episodes

December 9, 2009 at 11:44 am | Posted in Fansub, Japanese, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Miho, Anzu, Jounouchi, Honda, and Grandpa offering their congratulations in episode 24

Today is day three of Watch Yu-Gi-Oh! Online Week and streaming episodes of the critically acclaimed first series of Yu-Gi-Oh! have made their way to their own new page! The episodes are hosted on Megavideo, which allows for the uploading and playback of a full half-hour episode without the need to split up the video or download additional software. The episodes are fansubbed by TV-Nihon and are the same ones already available for direct download.

Simply titled “Yu-Gi-Oh!” and containing just 27 episodes, this first Yu-Gi-Oh! series was released in 1998 and is an adaption of the stories told in the first seven volumes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. Fans have also called it “Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 0,” “Yu-Gi-Oh! Toei Version,” and “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Shadow Games” to distinguish it from the lengthy Duel Monsters series released in 2000.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Subbed – Torrents

May 24, 2009 at 3:09 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Fansub, Japanese, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 12 Comments
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Atem and Yuugi shaking hands in episode 96

I thought it would be useful to have a single post that contained links to all of the torrents for the various English-subbed Yu-Gi-Oh! series and episodes. These links certainly aren’t new, but they’ve previously been scattered in various other posts and pages, making them difficult to find. Hopefully, that won’t be the case anymore. If any new torrents for subbed episodes appear in the future, they’ll be added to this post.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Subbed – Torrents
Yu-Gi-Oh! Subbed – Torrents

(a.k.a. Series 1, Season 0, The Shadow Games, Toei Version, etc.)

  • Torrent – TV-Nihon – 01-21
  • Torrent – TV-Nihon – 20v2, 21v2, 22-27, and Movie

You can find a lot more subbed episodes available for direct download on my subbed Duel Monsters page, but unfortunately, I’m not able to create a torrent for all of them and seed them for extended periods of time. So if a torrent isn’t already here, you’ll have to rely on the direct download links. Sorry if that’s an inconvenience.

Update (November 6, 2010): Links to unofficial downloads/streams have been removed.

Quick Update: YGO (Series 1) episode 21, version 2

September 9, 2008 at 7:12 pm | Posted in Fansub, Japanese, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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TV-Nihon’s version 2 of Yu-Gi-Oh! (Series 1) episode 21 is up! As usual, you can grab it from my Series 1 page or via BitTorrent from TV-Nihon’s official tracker. All thanks go to Janime’s latiasfan2004 for the upload!

Screenshot from episode 21
Let’s watch this episode next!

Quick Update: YGO (Series 1) episode 20, version 2

September 5, 2008 at 3:00 am | Posted in Fansub, Japanese, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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TV-Nihon has released a version 2 of Yu-Gi-Oh! (Series 1) episode 20. This new version has a much-improved video quality and fixes some mistakes that were in the subs. Yay!

You can download this episode from the Series 1 page. Credit for the new link goes to Janime’s wonderful ShadowNeko003! As with TV-Nihon’s other releases, if you prefer downloading this using a torrent, TV-Nihon’s official tracker has you covered. Please note that even though this new version doesn’t have “v2” in the filename, it really is a second version.

Screenshot from episode 20
Look out, it’s version 2!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie (Series 1/Season 0) Subbed

August 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm | Posted in Fansub, Japanese, Series 1, Site Updates, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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TV-Nihon is on a roll, releasing Toei Animation’s 30-minute Yu-Gi-Oh! movie — simply entitled “Yu-Gi-Oh!” — earlier today. Needless to say, I’ve created a new page just for the movie here, where you can download it via MegaUpload. All credit for the upload goes to Janime’s ShadowNeko003. As with TV-Nihon’s releases of Series 1, if you prefer downloading via BitTorrent, you can grab it from TV-Nihon’s official tracker.

Screenshot of Kaiba from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie
Hey! What happened to my green hair?! Oh, you gave it to that kid…

This movie premiered in 1999, after the first series ended, but before the second series (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters) debuted. It is often seen as a bridge that links the first series, which centers on the everyday misadventures of Yuugi and his friends, to the second series, which of course focuses on Yuugi and the titular card game. The movie places an emphasis on the card game, and introduces the mechanisms of game-play more greatly than in the first series. Additionally, the backs of the cards change from the “MW” design seen in the first series to the familiar oval design seen in the real card game and in all later series. And, of course, Kaiba loses his lime-colored hair for a more attractive shade of brown. In Japan, this movie was screened simultaneously with the 20-minute “Digimon Adventure” movie.

LittleKuriboh parodies this movie in Yu-Gi-Oh: The Other Abridged Movie.

Screenshot of Shougo and Yuugi from Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie
But I don’t want green hair…

Yu-Gi-Oh! Series 1 (aka Season 0) Subbed

August 28, 2008 at 10:56 pm | Posted in Fansub, Japanese, Series 1, Site Updates, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 4 Comments
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Earlier today, the fansubbing group TV-Nihon released episode 27 of the first series of Yu-Gi-Oh!, making them the first group in recent times to sub this series in its entirety!

To celebrate this great accomplishment, not to mention the awesome release of a Yu-Gi-Oh! show that many people still have not seen, I’ve created a new page for this series here that contains links to episodes 1 through 27. All credit and thanks go to Janime’s DARKMASTER, MidnightBlues, and especially to Gato and latiasfan2004, for uploading these episodes onto MegaUpload. For those of you who prefer torrents, you can also download this series from TV-Nihon’s official tracker. I’ve also added a link to TV-Nihon’s website in my blogroll.

Screenshot from episode 1
What? Someone actually cares about my old show?!

In case you don’t know, the first Yu-Gi-Oh! series, simply called “Yu-Gi-Oh!”, aired in Japan between April and October of 1998 — two years before the series “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” premiered. However, it was the Duel Monsters series that went on to become an international phenomenon, and when early fans stumbled upon the first series, many christened it “Season 0,” a lost season of Duel Monsters. This, however, is incorrect, for the two are completely separate series animated and produced by different companies. It has also been referred to as “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Shadow Games,” “Yu-Gi-Oh! Series 0,” and “Yu-Gi-Oh! Toei” (after the studio who animated it — Toei Animation).

Now that I’ve made a post about this series, I’ll no doubt get more and more questions about where the raws can be found. The short answer is that while raws for about half of the episodes can be found on Janime, the quality isn’t too good, and they might be difficult to work with for anyone who’s interested in fansubbing this series themselves. I haven’t decided whether I want to dedicate a page here to those raws, but this is something that I’ll address in a future post. For now, go and download TV-Nihon’s release of Yu-Gi-Oh! and enjoy the show!

Update (October 28, 2008): I ended up deciding against posting the aforementioned raws. Their quality is very poor and it’s not a complete set of raws anyway.

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