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Duel Masters
デュエルマスターズ
(Dyueru Masutāzu)
Genre Parody
Manga
Publisher Flag of Japan Shogakukan
Flag of the United States Tokyopop
Demographic Kodomo
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Volumes 17
TV anime
Director Waruro Suzuki
Studio Shogakukan
Network Flag of the United States Cartoon Network
Flag of the Philippines ABS-CBN , Studio 23 , Hero TV
Flag of Israel Arutz Hayladim
Flag of Malaysia NTV7
Flag of the United Arab Emirates MBC3
Flag of Germany RTL II
Original run October 2002 – ongoing
Episodes 65
Animated film
Director Waruro Suzuki
Released March 12, 2005

Duel Masters (デュエルマスターズ Dyueru Masutāzu?) is a franchise based on a manga, anime and a trading card game. The English-language version of the series made a three-episode preview premiere on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on February 27, 2004 (although it was somewhat edited for time.) The episodes then made their "official" premiere on April 13, 2004 on CN's Toonami spinoff block, the Saturday Video Entertainment System (also known as SVES or Saturday - the block is now canceled) with fewer edits as well as episodes 4 & 5. Toonami then moved to Saturdays and premiered the rest of the series from then on. "Season 2" premiered on March 26, 2005. Season 3 began production in September 2005. Image File history File links Wikitext. ... A parody (pronounced ), in contemporary usage, is a work created to mock, comment on, or poke fun at an original work, its subject, or author, by means of humorous or satiric imitation. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Headquarters of Shogakukan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Shogakukan ) is a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga, nonfiction, childrens DVDs, and other media in Japan. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For the music movie, see Tokyo Pop. ... Kodomomuke anime ) is a Japanese term that literally means animation directed towards children. It refers to a genre of Japanese comics (manga) and cartoons (anime) that are aimed at a younger audience than shonen and shojo material. ... CoroCoro Comic ) is a Japanese monthly manga magazine published by Shogakukan. ... Tankōbon ) is the Japanese term for a compilation volume of a particular series (such as a manga or a novel series, magazine articles, essays, craft patterns, etc. ... TV redirects here. ... Animé redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Philippines | Television networks ... Studio 23 is the UHF television network is owned and operated by ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation. ... Hero TV logo HERO is the Official animé cable Channel of ABS-CBN formed by Creative Programs Inc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Natseven TV Sdn Bhd or better known as ntv7, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Media Prima Berhad, offering premium and distinctive wholesome entertainment, information and education programmes for the discerning TV viewers in Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... A montage of some of the Real Surreality Break bumpers from 2004 RTL II is a privately owned, commercial, general-interest German television channel. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the comics created in Japan. ... Animé redirects here. ... Collectible card games (CCGs), also called customizable card games or trading card games, are played using specially designed sets of cards. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... For the former television channel in the United Kingdom of the same name, see Toonami (UK). ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 103rd day of the year (104th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the former television channel in the United Kingdom of the same name, see Toonami (UK). ... For the former television channel in the United Kingdom of the same name, see Toonami (UK). ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The American and Latin American versions of Duel Masters added several things not in the original version included to make it more of a comedy to separate it from other card battling shows on the market. Added to American version were jokes about typical anime conventions, such as split-screens and a missing father-figure (in this case, Shobu's father Shori). Frequent references are made throughout the show to pop culture phenomenon, often at random. As such, they recur as running gags during the course of the show. Another common form of humor found in the show is its breaking of the fourth wall. The characters will constantly say things like, "Looks like it's time for a fade-out,", "I hope the writers do better next week."," Why is the camera too close on my face?" or "You know, I like it when they use this scene." While the storyline is technically dramatic, most episodes are punctuated by a comedic storyline mixed in with the serious storyline. It also makes references to pop culture, such as when one of the characters, Kiyoshiro Kokujo, says "I am dark...I am the night...I am Bat-oh wait, wrong show." Duel Masters also has promotional gimmicks which depart greatly from the traditional fantasy embraced in Magic: The Gathering. Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... The fourth wall is the imaginary wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ... Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Magic: The Gathering (colloq. ...


The card game is made by Wizards of the Coast. (When importing the game from Japan, Wizards of the Coast bought the rights to the name Duel Masters from Reality Simulations, Inc.. RSI ran a play-by-mail gladiator game called Duelmasters, now known as Duel II.) The Duel Masters Trading Card Game is a two-player or 2 vs. ... Wizards of the Coast (often referred to as WotC or simply Wizards) is a publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. ...


The Duel Masters manga is written by Shigenobu Matsumoto, and is published by Shogakukan in CoroCoro Comic. It has not been licensed for the U.S., although there has been an American created comic book by Dreamwave Productions. The first season and Japanese second season are loosely based on the original Japanese manga. Tokyopop also released a Cine-Manga Adaptation of the Duel Masters anime, however it is now out of print. There are no plans for the Japanese manga to be acquired by any U.S. publishing company. Headquarters of Shogakukan in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Shogakukan ) is a Japanese publisher of dictionaries, literature, manga, nonfiction, childrens DVDs, and other media in Japan. ... CoroCoro Comic ) is a Japanese monthly manga magazine published by Shogakukan. ... Dreamwave Productions is a Canadian art design studio and comic book publisher, best known for their multiple Transformers comic book series. ...


Current English expansions are

  • Base Set DM-01
  • Evo-Crushinators of Doom DM-02
  • Rampage of the Super Warriors DM-03
  • Shadowclash of Binding Night DM-04
  • Survivors of the Megapocalypse DM-05
  • Stomp-A-Trons of Invincible Wrath DM-06
  • Thundercharge of Ultra Destruction DM-07
  • Epic Dragons of Hyperchaos DM-08
  • Fatal Brood of Infinite Ruin DM-09
  • Shockwaves of The Shattered Rainbow DM-10
  • Blast-O-Splosion of Gigantic Rage DM-11
  • Thrash of the Hybrid Megacreatures DM-12 (Released in December of 2006, this is the final expansion released by WotC for the U.S.. The Japanese edition is still being made, however.)

Contents

Plot

The story centers around the card game Duel Masters, which revolves around five civilizations (Fire, Water, Light, Darkness, Nature). 13 year old Shobu Kirifuda has one goal: To follow in the footsteps of his father and become a champion Duel Masters player. But it's not as easy as it sounds. To achieve his goal, Shobu faces off against a gallery of powerful, and sometimes bizarre, duelists, inculing his central rivals, the dark duelist "Black Death" Kyoshiro Kokujo, and the seemingly invincible "White Phoenix" Hakuoh. And not all of them are willing to play by the rules. With his friends Rekuta, Sayuki, Mimi, and Knight (Among others) by his side, Shobu stays true to his goal and learns more about the secrets behind the game. Throughout the story, he must foil the plans of villains such as the black-hearted Zakira and the enigmatic Professor Machi.


Characters

  • Shobu Kirifuda (切札勝舞 Kirifuda Shōbu)
Voiced by: Joshua Seth (Season 1), Liam O'Brien (Season 2)
The show's protagonist. He aspires to become a great duelist like his father. Shobu keeps a positive attitude throughout the series, insisting on dueling for fun as opposed to simply winning. He's brave, strong, and true. He uses a Fire Civilization deck which later becomes a Dragon Deck. He has many main cards, including Bolshack Dragon, , Bolmeteus Steel Dragon, Bombazaar Dragon of Destiny, Bolmeteus Samurai Dragon, and most recently, Bolshack Yamato Dragon. His surname's kanji "切札KIRI-FUDA" literally means "The Trumph Card", "The Ace Card" or "The Winning Card". His name's kanji "勝舞Shou-Bu" is a combination of his father's name "勝利Shou-Ri" means "Victory" or "Victor" and his mother's name "舞Mai" means "Dance", thus "勝舞Shou-Bu" means "Victory Dance" or "Dance of Victory". The pronunciation "しょうぶShou-Bu" is also a pun from "勝負Shou-Bu" which means "Win (or) Lose" or also "Duel".
  • Shori Kirifuda (切札勝利 Kirifuda Shōri)
Voiced by: Cam Clarke (Season 1)
Shobu's father. He put the burning mojo of duelling in Shobu's blood. He left home to continue his training, but misses his family every day. He cames back in Season 2 but disappears again. He makes an appearance in Duel Masters The Movie trying to help Shobu and again disappears. His Deck is an advanced version of Shobu's, with the main card being Bolgash Cross Dragon.
  • Sharlotte Kirifuda (切札舞 Kirifuda Sharlotte)
Voiced by: Cindy Robinson (Season 1), Wendee Lee (Season 3)
Shobu's mother and Shori's wife. To help Shobu on different occasions, she has occasionally taken on the persona of a second "Dragon Mask" and challenged him.
  • Knight (ナイト; Naito)
Voiced by: Ross Lawrence (Season 1-2), Kirk Thornton (Season 3)
Shobu's mysterious and soft-spoken mentor. In the English "dub", his inner monologue is a source of much of the show's mature and subtle humor. Despite being Shobu's mentor, he is usually unable to assist his student in times of need due to either Shobu's stubborn attitude or Knight being unable to show up at the scene. Knight does not appear in the manga, although the manga character NAC is similar to him. On one occasion, Dr. Root had Knight take on a "Dragon Mask" persona to duel Shobu in order for him to reclaim his tournament pass.
  • Rekuta Kadoka (角古れく太; Kadoka Rekuta)
Voiced by: Alex Gold (Season 1), Sterling R. (Season 2), Brianne Siddall (Season 3)
One of Shobu's close friends. Even though he is an expert at the rules of "Duel Masters," he's a terrible duelist, often going without a single win during a tournament. He's often seen with his portable laptop to keep track of important duels. As a running joke, he is often accidentally knocked far into the air--in one instance (which only occurs in the English "dub"), he was sent flying into space (against a live-action backdrop) and crashed into a space station. He has almost every card ever released (since his father Maruo [丸雄; Maruo] owns a card shop) but cannot correctly use the cards. When spoken in Japanese (i.e., putitng the last name before the given name), his name is actually a pun on カードコレクター (KA~DO KORÉKUTA~?), which is a Japanese katakana transliteration of the English phrase "card collector". In the Japanese manga, his "otakudom" in card collecting often helps Shoubu, or at least give him a clue or a hint towards winning a duel.
  • Sayuki Tasogare (真中紗雪; Tasogare Sayuki)
Voiced by: Dee Dee Green (Season 1), Peggy O'Neal (Season 3)
Appearing only in the anime, she is another one of Shobu's close friends. She does not duel, but is always present to see Shobu's matches.She is also Mimi's twin sister.
  • Mimi Tasogare (黄昏ミミ; Tasogare Mimi)
Voiced by: Janice Lee (Season 1), Colleen O'Shaughnessey (Season 3)
Another member of Shobu's posse. She appeared at first to be both ditzy and an inept duelist but was later revealed as the second of the Four Temple Guardian at the Junior Duelist Center and an expert player. Mimi is also an expert at martial arts and is incredibly smart and strong. She uses mostly a Nature Civilization deck, but also uses Shield Triggers from all civilizations.
  • Derek - He is only shown in the limited edition manga as Mimi's boyfriend. He is also a ninja arts specialist.
  • Hakuoh (白凰; Hakuō)
Voiced by: Doug Erholtz (Season 3)
His name's kanji "白凰Haku-Ou" literraly means "White Phoenix" or "White Female-phoenix" in exact translation. As a child, he was a cheerful duelist like Shobu. Since then, Hakuoh has become a cold-hearted villain, as well as Shobu's central rival. Later in the series, he is defeated by Shobu and befriends him, but in Duel Masters Charge, he allies himself with Zakira, and in Duel Masters Zero, he becomes similar to his old self and appears to be working with Professor Machi. He uses a Light Civilization deck. His main cards are Urth Purifying Elemental, Hanusa Radience Elemental, Alcadies Lord of Spirits, Alphadias Lord of Spirits and most recently, King Alcadies.
  • White Soldiers (白い騎士団; Shiroi Kishidan; lit. "White Knights") - Hakuoh's dueling team. It's supposed to be the strongest in the world. They were shown on Season 1 and made a cameo in a flashback in "Duel Masters 2.0". Among its known and active members are:
    • Mikuni (三国; Mikuni; later Johnny Coolburns)
Voiced by: Udel R. Deet (Season 1), Paul St. Peter (Season 3)
The first of the Four Temple Guardians (四天衆; Shitenshū). He uses a Fire deck, and during his fight with Shobu he purposely copied everything he did in order to throw him off. He lost to Robby Rotten in season three, where his name mysteriously changed to Johnny Coolburns. It was later "explained" that this (and all other plot holes in the show) are due to alternate dimensions.
    • Gyujiroh Japan (邪藩牛次郎; Japan Gyūjirō) / Benny HaHa
Voiced by: Kerrigan Mahan (Season 1), Michael Sorich (Season 3)
The third of the Four Temple Guardians and Mimi's "twin brother" although in the Japanese version he's not related to Mimi in any way. He is often seen piloting a robot. He uses lies and cheating in his duels and hates both Shobu and Hakuoh. He returns in Season 3 claiming he has changed, but he is still evil. He ends up dueling Hakuoh before their match in Duel Masters Battle Arena. Afterwards, he injured Hakuoh so he would be unable to duel him the next morning. He ended up dueling Shobu again and losing. He is also working with Yumama and were possibly going out. After he lost to Shobu, Yumama trapped him in a room with Boy George. They both escaped in the same episode. He uses a Water Civilization deck, and later, a Wave Striker Deck during his tournament match with Shobu.
    • Aizen
Voiced by: Brian Beacock (Season 3)
The fourth of the Four Temple Guardians. He was defeated by Kyoshiro Kokujo before he can fight Shobu. He also lost to Hakuoh in Duel Masters Battle Arena.
  • Kintaro Nanba (難波金太郎; Nanba Kintarō)
Voiced by: Jay Lerner (Season 1), R. Martin Klein (Season 3)
Former gatekeeper of the Junior Duelist Center. He was fired from his job after losing to Shobu and became one of his friends. Nobody knows how old he is. He carries around a man-purse and an abacus. He lost to squishy Bucket Man in the finals.
  • Kyoshiro Kokujo (黒城凶死郎 Kokujō Kyōshirō)
Voiced by: Terrence Stone (Season 2), Steven Blum (Season 3)
A self-proclaimed "evil genius" and another of Shobu's rivals throughout the series. Other characters make fun of his outlandishly styled long hair and all-black leather outfit. He uses a Darkness Civilization Deck. He has earned the nickname "Black Death", because of his relentless tactics. He became evil because people say he can not be a kaijudo master. In Season 2 he helps Shobu to defeat the P.L.O.O.P.s. In Season 3 he defeated Mimi but lost to Yumama in the semifinals. His ultimate cards are Dorballom Lord of Demons , Ballom Master of Death , Daidalos General of Fury, Olgate Nightmare Samurai, Deathliger Lion of Chaos and most recently, Demon Lord Ballom Emperor.
  • Master (マスター; Masutā) - Little is known about the leader of the evil temple (in the form of the Junior Duelist Center) except that he's always seen in a hooded robe and most of his face is never seen. He is the main antagonist of season one until Hakuoh was defeated.
  • George Kamamoto (ジョージ釜本; Jōji Kamamoto)
Voiced by: Tim Diamond (Season 1), Joey Lotsko (Season 2), Brian Beacock (Season 3)
A midget in a bear suit and is always seen sucking a pacifier. He rides around in a motor baby carriage and uses a Water Civilization deck. In the English "dub", he is known as "Boy George", an obvious reference to Culture Club lead singer Boy George (one of the dub episodes is called "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me") in Season 3 he uses a Darkness/Water deck, he also withdraws from the tournament after losing to Yumama.
  • Dr. Root (Dr. ルート; Dokutā Rūto)
Voiced by: Derek Stephen Prince (Season 2 and 3)
Boy George's boss, mad scientist, and expert duelist. Outside of that, he also a human-resembling robot named Mr. Perfect and a giant pilotable robot. His eccentric methods always have some hidden lesson to help Shobu and his friends. His real name is Leroy. In Duel Masters Zero, he takes charge of training Shobu and his friends. He has a deck of Survivor monsters.
  • P.L.O.O.P. (Powerful Loyal Order of Princes) - An evil organization that plot to use monsters from the Civilizations of the Creature World to take over Earth. This organization is seen only in the "second season" that was created for America. Among the known members are:
    • Prince Irving the Terrible (Jamieson Price) - Shobu encountered him in the Light Civilization.
    • Prince Melvin the Conqueror - Shobu encountered him in the Water Civilization.
    • Princess Pollyanna of Green Gables - She is a minor P.L.O.O.P. member who Shobu encountered in the Nature Civilization.
    • Prince Wilbur the Great - Shobu encounterd him in the Nature Civilization.
    • Prince Maurice the Merciless (Roger Craig Smith) - Shobu encountered him in the Darkness Civilization.
    • Prince Herbert the Ruthless (Bob Papenbrook) - He is a minor PLOOP member who Shobu encountered at the gates of the Fire Civilization.
    • Prince Eugen the Mean (Bob Papenbrook) - Shobu encountered him in the Fire Civilization. Eugene used to be a dueling champ in the good world and that he even beat Knight! In the Season 2 episode "Deck Me Baby One More Time," Knight and Eugene meet and Knight explins what happened. Eugene also says "I used to duel for trophies. Now I duel for money."
  • Black Soldiers - A group of duelists that are the opposite form of Hakuoh's White Soldiers. They entered a tournament to beat all of its players. After the defeat of most of them, most of the unnamed members left the group. Among its known members are:
    • Robby Rotten (Yuri Lowenthal) - Leader of the Black Soldiers. He wanted to be a member of Hakouh's White Soldiers, but was denied. He formed the Black Soldiers so that he can duel Hakuoh. Unfortunately for him, he was defeated by Shobu and was last seen being interrogated by Yumama about Shobu.
    • Akikan - Member of the Black Soldiers. He was defeated by Boy George.
    • Multi-Card Monty (Derek Stephen Prince) - Member of the Black Soldiers. He was defeated by Mimi.
  • Yumama
Voiced by: Michelle Ruff
A mysterious girl who can duel and read a book at the same time. She has the ability to stand on the ceiling and is commonly seen reading her teen heart throb book, filled with 400 pages of pictures of "sassy" cute boys, although towards the end of the third season, she discovers that the pages are really blank. She defeated Boy George, Yuki and Kokujo right before they were suppose to duel making her win instantly. She was a childhood friend of Extreme Bucketman. While she appears to be the cause of all the disruption in the tournament, she is really a pawn of her malicious older brother, Zakira. After she is released, she becomes an ally of Shobu, along with Bucketman. While brainwashed, her trump card is Cruel Naga, Avatar of Fate. Known as Yu Fua in the Japanese manga.
  • Extreme Bucketman
Voiced by: Steven Blum
A short duelist who wears a bucket on his head. No one knows if Bucketman is male or female. Rekuta believes that the Bucketman is annoying. Bucketman defeated Kokujo before their official match. He lost to Yumama by surrendering, and later, under Zakira's mind control, duels against Shobu. His Deck is Fire and Nature, mostly involving Earth Dragons and Firebirds. His trump card is Soul Phoenix, Avatar of Unity. In the final duel against Yumama, he gives the card to Shobu.
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  • Zakira - The main antagonist of both the third season and Duel Masters Charge. An evil duelist, the nemesis of Shobu's father, and the one controlling Yumama, who is his younger sister, from the start. His goal is to obtain the "Awakened" cards and use them for his evil means. He has multiple agents working under him, and operates from a large castle. He is eventually defeated by Shobu. He uses a combination of Fire and Darkness, in short a merger of Zombie Dragons and Firebirds, with his major card being Deathphoenix, Avatar of Doom. He later appears in Duel Masters Zero.
  • Professor Machi - A character introduced in Duel Masters Zero who is the current antagonist. He invited Shobu and his friends to a tournament on an uncharted island, but it was really a trap. After kidnapping Dr. Root, he forces Shobu, Mimi, and George to duel his associates.
  • Ultimate Master Darcy (白凰 Ultimate Master Darcy) - A character introduced in Duel Masters Zero who is the current Duel Master Champion of the world. Darcy was once an apprentice to Professor Machi. Zakira is challenged by Darcy in one of the final episodes.

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Minor Characters

  • Tohru - A 17-years-old guy which dueled Shobu in Episode 8. He lost and they became friend. He uses a Water and Nature Civilizations Deck. He has a long life story and many memories.
  • Jamira - A red-haired boy which lost every time when he dueled Shobu.He told Shobu lots of interesting stories and he danced the Snake Dance.
  • Takeshi Saroyama - Tsuyoshi's older brother.
  • Tsuyoshi Saroyama - A squirrel-faced short boy on stilts and younger brother of Takeshi Saroyama.
  • Red Afro - The leader of an afro-themed dojo. In the episode "Frotime," Mimi had to duel him in order to reclaim his tournament pass. She managed to defeat him.
  • Master Yuki - The leader of a dojo for baby duelists. In the episode "Frotime," Boy George had to duel him to reclaim his tournament pass. Master Yuki defeated him, but lost at the second time. He later appeared in the finals of the tournament where he lost to Yumama.

Civilizations

Fire

The Fire Civilization is located in a volcanic and battle-torn land ruled by those with the most firepower. Dragonoid warriors fight for honor and glory. Armored dragons roam the skies. A race of intelligent robots called Armorloids roll, crawl and blast about seeking strategic advantage. Noble human soldiers suit up in massive weapons systems and take on all comers.
Races: Armored Dragons, Armored Wyverns, Armorloids, Dragonoids, Dune Geckos, Fire Birds, Humans, Machine Eaters, Melt Warriors, Rock Beasts, Volcano Dragons, and XenoParts.
Allies: Darkness, Nature
Enemies: Light, Water

Water

The Water Civilization hails from a network of sunken cyber cities. Massive leviathans patrol the depths engaging enemies at the flip of a fin. Chip-jacked liquid soldiers stand ready to pounce while their overlords use techno-guile and cunning to trap and manipulate their opponents.
Races: Cyber Clusters, Cyber Lords, Cyber Moons, Cyber Virus, Earth Eaters, Fish, Gel Fish, Leviathans, Liquid People, Merfolk, and Sea Hackers.
Allies: Darkness, Light
Enemies: Fire, Nature

Nature

The Nature Civilization is covered in a dense jungle. It is inhabited by all sorts of creatures based on plants and animals of the Human World.
Races: Balloon Mushrooms, Beast Folk, Colony Beetles, Earth Dragons, Giants, Giant Insects, Horned Beasts, Mystery Totems, Snow Faeries, Tree Folks, and Wild Veggies.
Allies: Fire, Light
Enemies: Darkness, Water

Light

The Light Civilization floats amongst the clouds in celestial citadels. The highly evolved citizens deploy an array of ultra tech guardians. Some of these look like spacecraft others appear to be angels of technology. All are enigmatic and powerful.
Races: Angel Commands, Bereserkers, Gladiators, Guardians, Initiates, Light Bringers, Mecha del Sols, Mecha Thunders, Rainbow Phantoms, Soltroopers, and Starlight Trees.
Allies: Nature, Water
Enemies: Darkness, Fire

Darkness

The Darkness Civilization sprawls across a foul and poisoned landscape. Magic wielding demons command creepy, masked, undead minions. Nightmare creatures steal about with malicious designs and monstrous worms and slimes pursue unsuspecting quarry.
Races: Brain jackers, Chimeras, Dark Lords, Death Puppets, Demon Commands, Devil Masks, Ghosts, Hedrians, Living Deads, Mercenaries, Pandora's Boxes, Parasite Worms, and Zombie Dragons.
Allies: Fire, Water
Enemies: Nature, Light

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The Five Civilizations

The game cards represent five civilizations.


The Fire Civilization is located in a volcanic and battle-torn land ruled by those with the most firepower. Dragonoid warriors fight for honor and glory. Armored dragons roam the skies. A race of intelligent robots called Armorloids roll, crawl and blast about while seeking strategic advantage. Noble human soldiers suit up in massive weapons systems and take on all comers. After putting on their masks, humans consider it a dishonour to take it off in public.


The Nature Civilization is carved from a savage world of primeval forests. Powerful beastmen use uprooted trees, axes and swords to defend their territories. Monstrous plants reach and strangle with coiling vines, while giant insects slash out victories wherever they can find them. the Nature civilisation possesses very little, or no technology.


The Darkness Civilization sprawls across a foul and poisoned landscape. Magic-wielding demons command creepy, masked, undead minions. Nightmarish creatures steal about with malicious designs, and horrifying invertebrae pursue unsuspecting quarry. the dark lords are the head of the Darkness civilisation, followed by the civilisations most deadly warriors, demond command.


The Water Civilization hails from a network of sunken cyber cities. Massive leviathans patrol the depths, engaging enemies at the flip of a fin. Chip-jacked liquid soldiers stand ready to pounce while their overlords use techno guile and cunning to trap and manipulate their opponents.


The Light Civilization floats amongst the clouds in celestial citadels. The highly-evolved citizens deploy an array of ultra-tech guardians. Some look like spacecraft while others appear to be angels of technology; all are enigmatic and powerful.


Evolution creatures

Stronger creatures that evolve from non-evolution creatures of the same race/type. ETC: Craze Valkyrie,the Drastic, Barkwhip ,the Smasher. With the introduction of the latest DM-12, there are new creatures which are Vortex Evolution, meaning that they evolve from two different types of races.


Etc; Cruel Naga, Avatar of Fate, Armored Blaster Valdios, Fighter Dual Fang, Crystal Paladin, Ballom Master of Death, Alcadeias Lord of Spirits


Blockers

Creatures with this ability can stop the attack of the opponent. If it has a higher power than the attacking creature,it stops the attack successfully. If not, the creature is destroyed. If both creatures have the same power, both creatures are destroyed.


Etc:Thrash Crawler, Marrow Ooze the Twister, Senatine Jade Tree


Slayers

When a creature with the Slayer ability is destroyed, the attacking creature is destroyed as well. Etc:Bone Assassin,the Ripper.


Duel Masters Facts

  • "Kaijudo" originates from the word "kaijū", meaning monster, and "dō", or "the way." Therefore, "kaijūdō" means "the way of the monster."
  • The term "Kaijudo" is often used in Japan.
  • The name "Duel Masters" is often believed to be a pun on "Duel Monsters" (the name used in the second series anime and English manga for a card game (also known as Magic & Wizards - that name is a pun off of "Magic: The Gathering") in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and anime series.) It actually takes its name from Magic: The Gathering, which had Duel Masters as its codename early in development. Yu-Gi-Oh! is even briefly referred to, when Shobu speaks of "that one show with the Egyptian guy with spiky hair".
  • The first English-language season of the TV series was produced by Plastic Cow Productions. The second season that was created for the American market was produced by Elastic Media Corp. The third season was produced by Howling Cat Productions (featuring some of the former Saban Entertainment VA's, such as Brian Beacock, Philece Sampler, and Wendee Lee). In the UK, Duel Masters airs on Toonami and used to air on five. In the US, it aired on Cartoon Network.
  • The titles of the TCG expansion sets are named in parody of other TCGs with obtuse titles.
  • Whether intentionally or unintentionally, Shobu's name is a pun- "Shōbu" means "contest" in Japanese.

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Differences Between Japanese and English Versions

The "Sacred Lands"/"P.L.O.O.P." storyline is not based on the manga and was created specifically for the American market. The Japanese version has a separate second season entitled "Duel Masters Charge", which is based on more of the manga and features characters that do not appear in the American second season, including a character named "Great Baketsuman." Duel Masters Charge was eventually produced for the American market as "Duel Masters 2.0".


As a whole, the Japanese version is more serious than the American version. While the Japanese version seems to rely more on visual and situational humor, the American version tends to use much more verbal humor. Also, while the Japanese version is mostly a traditional card-game show with much humor, the American version is a flat-out parody of the genre. In fact, the American version is not a true translation, but is instead a "parody dub". The American version also has different music and sound effects than that of the original Japanese version.


Eventually, a Japanese third season premiered in Japan entitled "Shinseiki Duel Masaters Flash", followed by "Zero Duel Masters". A fifth season is currently airing in Japan entitled "Duel Masters Zero" (separate from "Zero Duel Masters"). However, the American version has ended, and thus these seasons will not be translated.


See also

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External links

  • The official anime website (jp).
  • The official promo website for the Rockman EXE (MegaMan) and Duel Masters double-feature films that premiered only in Japan.
  • Duel Masters Official Website (note: has not been updated since 2006)
  • Online community with a chat room and a dueling program (DMC).
  • [1]Duelist-1 A new unofficial tournament league outside of wizards of the coast. Japanese cards are legal here.
  • CCGDB.COM A card search engine for the Duelmasters Trading Card Game, as well as several other TCG systems. Includes cards from the English releases (DM1-12) as well as translations of the extended Japanese releases.
  • http://www.starstore.com/acatalog/Duel_Masters_blue-cast_L-01.jpg
  • Duel Masters Wiki

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