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Yu-Gi-Oh (the correct romanization being 'Yuugiou'), known more commonly as Yugioh, is a manga, anime, and trading card game. The original story revolves around an undersized high school boy named Mutou Yuugi (dub: Yugi Mutoh), who one day solves a puzzle to release the ancient spirit that it contains. Together with the spirit, known simply as 'mou hitori no Yuugi' (the other Yuugi), he uncovers a world of games and supernatural powers. Joining him as main characters are Mazaki Anzu, Jounouchi Katsuya, Honda Hiroto, Kujaku Mai, and Kaiba Seto.


The anime also has two spin off shows, respectively titled Yu-Gi-Oh GX and Yu-Gi-Oh 5Ds, the second of which is currently airing, and has also spun off several video games.


The anime is notable for its international dub, which is criticized by a large number of fans for its heavy censorship and 'Americanization' of the series.


In fanfiction, the fan base is split into the fans of the dub and the fans of the subbed, original Japanese version. On fanfiction.net, the Yu-Gi-Oh category is the second largest in the anime/manga section, with over 48,000 fanfics currently in the database.

Infamously, many authors within the fandom are fond of writing stories focusing on slash pairings, and its most popular pairings are all of the slash variety. Many fans attest this to the profusion of bishonen and lack of female characters in the series.


Below is a partial list of common shippings widely accepted and used by the fan community in no particular order.

See the official Shippings List on DeviantArt for the complete listing. Pairings A-M[1], Pairings N-Z [2]

Most Popular Pairings

  • Bronzeshipping Marik/Malik
  • Prideshipping Seto/Yami
  • Puppyshipping Seto/Katsuya
  • Puzzleshipping Yami/Yuugi
  • Tendershipping Ryou/Bakura

Other Pairings

A partial list of some of the more common pairings found in the fandom, in alphabetical order.

  • Angstshipping Malik/Ryou
  • Antagoshipping Seto/Bakura
  • Azureshipping Seto/Anzu
  • Blindshipping Atem/Yugi
  • Blueshipping Seto/Kisara
  • Casteshipping Thief King Bakura/Atem
  • Citronshipping Malik/Thief King Bakura
  • Darkshipping Bakura/Yami
  • Dragonshipping Yami/Katsuya
  • Euroshipping Ryou/Seto
  • Geminishipping Thief King Bakura/Bakura
  • Gemshipping Thief King Bakura/Ryou
  • Mizushipping Seth/Kisara
  • Monarchshipping Atem/Yami
  • Peachshipping Yuugi/Anzu
  • Polarshipping Katsuya/Mai
  • Powershipping Seto/Malik
  • Rivalshipping Seto/Yugi
  • Roseshipping Pegasus/Cecilia
  • Silentshipping Seto/Shizuka
  • Stoicshipping Seto/Seth
  • Thiefshipping Malik/Bakura
  • Trustshipping Seto/Ishizu
  • Vexshipping Bakura/Anzu
  • Warshipping Seto/Amelda


Below is a partial timeline of events that took place in this fan community.







  • March 8, 2007, YouTube removes the first episode of the abridged series claiming copyright infringement. (No claim was ever made by 4Kids themselves.)
  • July 16, 2007, LittleKuriboh launches http://www.yugiohtheabridgedseries.com/, an official website where the series can be viewed and downloaded.



  • On July 13, 2009, LittleKuriboh's Yugioh! The Abridged Series celebrates its Third Anniversary on Youtube with LittleKuriboh's video, 'the YGOTAS Third Anniversary Spectacularmathon'. [15]


Currently N/A to this series.

Influential Fanworks/Authors

Fandom Members

See also Category:Yu-Gi-Oh fans.

Fandom Size

Anime and Television categories with most stories added on FanFiction.Net in 24 hour period December 29 to December 30, 2006

See also Yu-Gi-Oh fan fiction community size.

External Links

See also


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