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Duelist Kingdom

Duelist Kingdom

決闘者 (デュエリスト) (おう) (こく)
  • 決闘者の王国
  • Dyuerisuto no Ōkoku




First chapter

60: "Challenge!!"

Last chapter

133: "The Precious Piece"


Monster World


Dungeon Dice Monsters

Section 4: Duelist Kingdom arc ( (だい) (しょう) 決闘者 (デュエリスト) (おう) (こく) (へん) Daiyonshō Dyuerisuto no Ōkoku-hen) is a story arc in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.

Maximillion J. Pegasus forces Yugi Mutou to participate in the Duelist Kingdom tournament. Yugi is accompanied by his friends, including Katsuya Jonouchi, who participates for the prize money to pay for an eye operation for his sister, Shizuka Kawai.












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Winners are in bold.

Game Players Penalty Game
Duel Anzu Mazaki Katsuya Jonouchi
Duel Dinosaur Ryuzaki Insector Haga
Duel Maximillion J. Pegasus Dark Yugi SOUL TV
Duel Insector Haga Dark Yugi
Duel Generic Duelist Mai Kujaku
Duel Mai Kujaku Katsuya Jonouchi
Duel Ryota Kajiki Dark Yugi
Duel Mokuba Kaiba Dark Yugi
Duel Dark Yugi Ventriloquist of the Dead Puppet Illusion
Duel Generic Duelist Mai Kujaku
Duel Dinosaur Ryuzaki Katsuya Jonouchi
Duel Player Killer of Darkness Mai Kujaku
Duel Player Killer of Darkness Dark Yugi Darkness of Naraku
Duel Seto Kaiba Katsuya Jonouchi
Duel Keith Howard
  • Maximillion J. Pegasus
  • Tom
Duel Ghost Kozuka Katsuya Jonouchi
Duel Meikyû Brothers
  • Dark Yugi
  • Katsuya Jonouchi
Labyrinth Coin Dark Yugi Meikyû Brothers
Duel Seto Kaiba Dark Yugi
Duel Seto Kaiba Maximillion J. Pegasus Mind Card
Duel Dark Yugi Mai Kujaku
Duel Keith Howard Katsuya Jonouchi Hand and Gun
Duel Dark Yugi Maximillion J. Pegasus


Image Number Japanese title English title
YGODDuel001.jpg Duel 60 Challenge!! 挑戦!!!
Yugi and his friends watch the Japanese Duel Monsters tournament finals on TV, before Yugi opens a package from Industrial Illusions, containing a recording of Maximillion J. Pegasus, the creator of Duel Monsters.
YGODDuel002.png Duel 61 Don't Draw That Card!! そのカードをひくな!!
Sono Kādo o Hikuna!!
Don't Draw That Card!!
Dark Yugi continues to duel Pegasus through the TV, but Pegasus is able to predict Yugi's moves.
YGODDuel003.jpg Duel 62 Countdown!! カウントダウン!!
Dark Yugi continues to duel Pegasus through the TV. However, Pegasus claims that the true game has just started. With limited film left on the tape, Pegasus also adds a time limit.
YGODDuel004.jpg Duel 63 I Won't Lose!! 負けられない!!
I Won't Lose!!
Yugi receives his invitation to Duelist Kingdom.
YGODDuel005.jpg Duel 64 Fate on the High Seas!! 洋上の因縁!!
Youjou no Innen!!
Fate of the Ocean!!
Yugi and his friends take the boat ride to the Duelist Kingdom tournament. They meet a number of contestants as they do so.
YGODDuel006.jpg Duel 65 Let the Duel Begin! 決闘開始!!
Dyueru Kaishi!!
Duel Start!!
The Duelist Kingdom tournament begins. Dark Yugi tracks down Insector Haga to get revenge for their encounter on the boat.
YGODDuel007.jpg Duel 66 The Trap 罠!!
The Trap!!
Dark Yugi continues his Duel with Insector Haga, who brings out an army of powered-up Insect-Type monsters.
YGODDuel008.jpg Duel 67 The Ultimate Great Moth 究極完全態!!
Kyūkyoku Kanzentai!!
Ultimate Perfect Form!!
Insector Haga plays "Cocoon of Evolution" in an attempt to evolve his "Larvae Moth" into its ultimate perfect form against Dark Yugi.
YGODDuel009.jpg Duel 68 Demon Lightning 魔の電撃
Ma no Dengeki
Demon Lightning
Dark Yugi and Haga finish their Duel.
YGODDuel010.jpg Duel 69 The Siren 魔性の女
Mashō no Onna
Femme Fatale
Katsuya Jonouchi and Mai Kujaku start their Duel.
YGODDuel011.jpg Duel 70 Things that Don't Change 変わらぬもの
Kawaranu Mono
Things that Don't Change
Katsuya Jonouchi and Mai Kujaku continue their Duel.
YGODDuel012.jpg Duel 71 The Scourge of the Sea 海の恐怖
Umi no Kyōfu
The Fear of the Sea
While searching for food, Dark Yugi and his friends are led to Ryota Kajiki.
YGODDuel013.jpg Duel 72 Attack from the Deep 海が襲う!!
Umi ga Osou!!
The Sea Attacks!!
As Dark Yugi and Kajiki continue their Duel, Dark Yugi looks for a way to combat Kajiki's "Sea Stealth" strategy.
YGODDuel014.jpg Duel 73 The Thief 盗賊!!?
Dark Yugi, Jonouchi and their friends search for a thief, who stole another Duelist's Star Chips.
YGODDuel015.jpg Duel 74 Messenger From Hell 地獄よりの使者
Jigoku Yori no Shisha
Messenger From Hell
Mokuba explains why he tried to take Dark Yugi's Star Chips and reveals more of Pegasus true intentions. Dark Yugi is later arranged to face the Ventriloquist of the Dead in a Duel.
YGODDuel016.jpg Duel 75 The Cards Bare Their Teeth 牙をむくカード
Kiba o Muku Kādo
The Cards Bare Their Fangs
Dark Yugi battles the "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" Summoned by the Ventriloquist of the Dead.
YGODDuel017.jpg Duel 76 The Legendary Dragon 伝説の竜!!
Densetsu no Doragon!!
The Legendary Dragon!!
Dark Yugi and the Ventriloquist of the Dead finish their Duel.
YGODDuel018.jpg Duel 77 On My Own この手で勝つ! !
Kono Te de Katsu!!
I'll Win With My Own Hands!!
Mai Kujaku arranges for Dinosaur Ryuzaki to Duel Katsuya Jonouchi.
YGODDuel019.jpg Duel 78 I Won't Lose! 負けるかっ!!
Makeru kah!!
I Won't Lose!!
Katsuya Jonouchi and Dinosaur Ryuzaki continue their Duel.
YGODDuel020.jpg Duel 79 The Ticking Clock! 時を刻め!!
Toki wo Kizame!!
Time Ticking!!
Katsuya Jonouchi continues his Duel with Dinosaur Ryuzaki. "Flame Swordsman" easily disposes of Ryuzaki's Dinosaurs, but Ryuzaki knows he has a powerful card that can defeat it.
YGODDuel21.jpg Duel 80 The Night Intruder 夜とともに来た男
Yoru to Tomo ni Kita Otoko
The Man Who Came With the Night
Mai spends the night with Yugi and his friends. Meanwhile a strange man lurks the area, looking for Duelists.
YGODDuel022.jpg Duel 81 The Invisible Cards 見えないカード!!
Mienai Kādo!!
Invisible Cards!!
Dark Yugi faces the Player Killer of Darkness, who hides his monsters within the darkness.
YGODDuel023.jpg Duel 82 Defeat the Darkness! 闇をぶっとばせ!!
Yami wo Buttobase!!
Defeat the Darkness!!
Dark Yugi reveals his "Swords of Revealing Light" card to the Player Killer of Darkness, which he asserts will defeat the Player Killer in five turns.
YGODDuel024.jpg Duel 83 Swords of Light 光の追撃!!
Hikari no Tsuigeki!!
Pursuit of Light!!
Dark Yugi and the Player Killer of Darkness conclude their Duel.
YGODDuel025.jpg Duel 84 A Storm in the Kingdom 王国に嵐吹く!!
Ōkoku ni Arashi Fuku!!
The Storm Strikes the Kingdom!!
Seto Kaiba travels to Duelist Kingdom, having awoken from his coma.
YGODDuel026.jpg Duel 85 Duelist's Honor 決闘 (デュエル) 貴公子 (きこうし)
Dyueru no Kikōshi
Duel Honor
Seto Kaiba arrives on the island, where he meets Yugi and his friends, including Jonouchi, who has not forgiven him for what happened in Death-T.
YGODDuel027.jpg Duel 86 The Secret Weapon 新武器の実力!!
Shinbuki no Jitsuryoku!!
New Weapon Capability!!
YGODDuel029.jpg Duel 88 The Lurking Duelists 暗闇の襲撃者
Kurayami no Shūgeki-sha
Darkness Assailant
Kaiba reaches Pegasus Castle, but is refused permission to see Pegasus without 10 Star Chips. While Yugi and Jonouchi prepare for their second day of the tournament, they are spied on by Bandit Keith and his goons.
YGODDuel030.jpg Duel 89 Duel Without End () わらない決闘 (デュエル)
Owaranai Dyueru
Duel Without End
Jonouchi Duels Ghost Kozuka in the Graveyard field. Keith, who has spruced-up Ghost's Zombie Deck advises him against playing Zombies for the first few turns, which initially seems disadvantageous, as Jonouchi's monsters plow through them.
YGODDuel031.jpg Duel 90 Call of the Grave 墓場からの呼び声
Hakaba kara no Yobigoe
Call of the Grave
Jonouchi struggles against Ghost Kozuka's field of zombified monsters, Summoned by "Call of the Haunted". Meanwhile Yugi, Anzu, Honda and Bakura desperately search for Jonouchi.
YGODDuel032.jpg Duel 91 Death to the Undead! (ほろ) びる不死 (ふし) !?
Horobiru Fushi!?
Immortal Death?!
Jonouchi continues his Duel with Ghost Kozuka.
YGODDuel033.jpg Duel 92 Enter the Labyrinth! (おそ) いくる迷宮 (めいきゅう) !!
Osoikuru Meikyū!!
Attack of the Labyrinth!
Before Yugi, Jonouchi, Anzu, Honda and Bakura can leave the underground, Bandit Keith has his goons lock them in the tunnels, by rolling a boulder in front of the entrance. The groups search for another way out takes them to the Meikyû Brothers, whom Yugi and Jonouchi Duel in order to escape and gain spots in the finals.
YGODDuel034.jpg Duel 93 Deathtrap Dungeon! 死闘!!迷宮の未知の罠!!
Shitō!! Meikyū no Michi no Wana!!
Deathmatch!! The Labyrinth's Unknown Trap!!
The Labyrinth Duel between the team of Dark Yugi and Jonouchi and the Meikyû Brothers begins with the Duelists trapped within the "Labyrinth Wall" while "Wall Shadow" decimates their monsters.
YGODDuel035.png Duel 94 The Magic of the Maze! 迷宮の魔術!!
Meikyū no Majutsu! !
The Magic of the Maze!!
With the "Wall Shadow" destroyed, the Meikyû Brothers use "Magical Labyrinth" to isolate Jonouchi from Dark Yugi.
YGODDuel036.jpg Duel 95 The Terror of the Dungeon 恐怖の洞窟
Kyōfu no Dōkutsu
The Terror of the Cave
YGODDuel037.jpg Duel 96 The Deadly Guardian!!
YGODDuel038.jpg Duel 97 The Final Card 最後のカード!!
Saigo no Kādo!!
The Final Card!!
Having just Summoned "Black Skull Dragon", Dark Yugi and Jonouchi continue their Labyrinth Duel with the Meikyû Brothers.
YuGiOh!DDuel039.png Duel 98 Choose Wisely! どっちだ!!
Which One!!
In accordance with the Meikyû Brothers' rules, Dark Yugi and Katsuya Jonouchi have to choose the correct door in order to leave the maze.
YuGiOh!DDuel040.png Duel 99 The Last Piece 最後のかけら
Saigo no Kake-ra
The Final Area
Kaiba takes Croquet hostage and demands that Pegasus return Mokuba to him.
YuGiOh!DDuel041.png Duel 100 Duel Disk Battle! 決戦!!決闘盤!!
Kessen!! Kettō Ban!!
Decisive Battle!! Duel Disk!!
YuGiOh!DDuel042.png Duel 101 Advance and Retreat 一進一退!!
Isshin Ittai!!
YuGiOh!DDuel043.png Duel 102 A Close Fight! つばぜり合い!!
Tsuba Zeriai!!
Close Fight!!
YuGiOh!DDuel044.png Duel 103 Hang In There! 持ちこたえろ!!
Mochi Kotaero!!
Hang in There!!
YuGiOh!DDuel045.png Duel 104 Crisis! 真の危機!!
Shin no Kiki!!
True Crisis!!
YuGiOh!DDuel046.png Duel 105 No Mercy 苛酷な決闘
Kakokuna Kettō
A Harsh Duel
YuGiOh!DDuel047.png Duel 106 Another Kind of Courage もう一人の勇気
Mō hitori no Yūki
Another Courage
Having lost to Kaiba, Yugi struggles with how to work with Dark Yugi, while Mai attempts to repay her debt.
Battle107cover.jpg Duel 107 To the Castle! 城へ!!
Shiro e!!
To the Castle!!
Yugi and Jonouchi enter Pegasus' castle with Mai, where they find Bandit Keith already inside. Kaiba prepares to Duel Pegasus.
Battle108cover.jpg Duel 108 The First Stages of Fear! 恐怖開始!!
Kyōfu Kaishi!!
Fear Begins!!
YuGiOh!DDuel050.png Duel 109 The Deadly Duelist King! 王者の恐怖!!
Ōja no Kyōfu!!
Terror of the King!!
YuGiOh!DDuel051.png Duel 110 Toons Attack! トゥーンが襲う!!
Tūn ga osou!!
The Toon Attacks!!
YuGiOh!DDuel052.png Duel 111 The Promise 揺るがぬ決意!!
Yuruganu Ketsui!!
Unwavering determination!!
YuGiOh!DDuel053.png Duel 112 The Eve of Battle 決戦前夜
Kessen Zenya
The Eve of Battle
YuGiOh!DDuel054.png Duel 113 Stealth in the Night! 夜 渦まく!!
Yoru Uzumaku!!
Swirling Night!!
YGODDuel055.jpg Duel 114 The Bewitching Mai 幻惑の舞!!
Genwaku no Mai!!
The Bewitching Mai!!
The final four Duelists ready themselves and Mai and Dark Yugi start their Duel.
YuGiOh!DDuel056.png Duel 115 The Beautiful Trap! 美しき罠!!
Utsukushiki Wana!!
The Beautiful Trap!
YuGiOh!DDuel057.png Duel 116 Find Yourself! 自分を見つけろ!!
Jibun o Mitsukero!!
Find Yourself!!
YuGiOh!DDuel058.png Duel 117 Running on the Edge! ギリギリを駆けろ!!
Girigiri wo Kakero!!
Running on the Last Minute!!
YuGiOh!DDuel059.png Duel 118 The Legendary Swordsman 伝説の剣闘士
Densetsu no Kentōshi
Duel 119 Because We're Friends 仲間だから
Nakama Dakara
YuGiOh!DDuel061.png Duel 120 Heavy Metal Raiders 鋼鉄の襲撃者 (ヘビーメタル レイダーズ)
Hebīmetaru Reidāzu
Assailants of Steel
YuGiOh!DDuel062.png Duel 121 Rise of the Machines 迫りくる機械
Semarikuru Kikai
Approaching Machine
YuGiOh!DDuel063.png Duel 122 Betting to Win! 勝利への賭け!!
Shōri e no Kake!!
YuGiOh!DDuel064.png Duel 123 The Final Turn! 最後のターン!!
Saigo no Tān!!
YuGiOh!DDuel065.png Duel 124 Its Time! その時!!
Sono Toki!!
After defeating several strong opponents, Yugi and Jonouchi finally reach Pegsasus. The time has come to the Duelist Kingdom's final confrontation.
YuGiOh!DDuel066.png Duel 125 Seen Through!? 読まれてる!?
Seen Through!?
The final Duel of the Duelist Kingdom begins. Yugi and Pegasus clash, with Pegasus beginning the Duel in the lead.
YuGiOh!DDuel067.png Duel 126 The Perfect Defense 反撃不能!!
Hangeki Funou!!
Unable to Counterattack!!
Pegsasus' Millennium Eye allows him to read through all of Yugi's cards and strategies, making him able to counter every move Yugi makes.
YuGiOh!DDuel068.png Duel 127 Do the Impossible! 不可能への挑戦!!
Fukanou e no Chōsen!!
Do the Impossible!!
Pegasus corners Yugi completely by using his trump card - "Toon World". When Yugi seems to be hopeless, a way to counter Pegasus' Millennium Eye shows up.
YuGiOh!DDuel069.png Duel 128 The Downfall of Toon World トゥーン・ワールド攻略!!
Tūn Wārudo Kōryaku!!
The Capture of Toon World!!
Yugi and Dark Yugi manage to counter Pegsasus's Millennium Eye by constantly switching minds. With Pegasus unable to read though his strategies, Yugi manages a comeback and annihilates Pegasus' Toon Monsters.
YuGiOh!DDuel070.png Duel 129 The Sacrifice! 死への生け贄!
Shi e no Ikenie!
The Death Sacrifice!
Yugi seemed to have dominated the Duel, but Pegsasus turns it into a Shadow Game, putting the normal Yugi in danger, as he takes the lead once more with his "Relinquished".
YuGiOh!DDuel071.png Duel 130 Heart to Heart 心の闘い!!
Kokoro no Tatakai!!
Battle of Hearts!!
Pegasus manages to take the normal Yugi out, and tries to corner Dark Yugi with his "Sacrifice Combo" and the power of his Millennium Eye. However, the connection between Yugi's and his friend's hearts allow Yugi to turn the tables using the card his other self left to him.
YuGiOh!DDuel072.png Duel 131 Attack of Chaos 混沌の一撃!!
Konton no Ichigeki!!
Attack of Chaos!!
Using the card his other self left to him, Dark Yugi finally manages to defeat Pegasus.
YuGiOh!DDuel073.png Duel 132 The Tragic Tale of the Millennium Eye 哀しみの千年眼
Kanashimi no Mireniamu Ai
The Sorrowful Millennium Eye
The Duel between Yugi and Pegasus is finally settled. In the aftermath, Yugi and his friends are told by Pegasus about his tragic history.
YuGiOh!DDuel074.png Duel 133 The Precious Piece 大切なピース
Taisetsu no Pīsu
The Precious Piece