Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time

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English name

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time

Japanese name

10thアニバーサリー 劇場版 遊☆戯☆王 ~超融合!時空を越えた絆~

Rōmaji name

Tensu Anivāsarī Gekijōban Yū☆Gi☆Ō ~Chō Yūgō! Toki o Koeta Kizuna~

English name (Asia)

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcend Time


Adventure, Gaming

Release dates
  • Flag of Japan January 23, 2010
  • Flag of the United States February 26, 2011[1]
  • Flag of Germany Spring 2011[2]
  • Flag of the United Kingdom Spring 2011
Running time
  • 49 minutes (original run)
  • 60 minutes (February 2011 release)[1]
Story by

Kazuki Takahashi[3]


Kenichi Takeshita[3]


Shin Yoshida[3]

Character design

Takahiro Kagami[3]

Art director

Junichi Higashi[3]

Animation director

Takahiro Kagami[3]

Photography director

Hiroaki Edamitsu[3]

Sound director

Takuya Hiramitsu[3]


Studo Gallop[3]




NAS, TV Tokyo,[3] 4Kids Entertainment



Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time, known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcend Time is a 3D film, starring the 3 protagonists of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Yugi Muto, Jaden Yuki and Yusei Fudo. The movie is known to have been produced in light of the Tenth Anniversary of the series. Unlike the previous movie, this movie is canon to the 5D's anime series, taking place during the second season, before the WRGP starts.

The film was released on January 23, 2010 in Japan, and is to be released in the United States with a limited run on February 26 and 27 and again on March 5 and 6.[5] However, there will be some theatres in the northeast that will show this film throughout the week February 21 to 25 due to the closing of schools for vacation. [6] The film is scheduled for a second release in Japanese theaters starting February 26, 2011.[7] to coincide with the release in the United States. [1] This re-release in Japan has 10 minutes of additional animation in 2D. The 10 minutes of additional footage in the North American release will feature 10 minutes of flashback footages on the protaganists. [8]

"Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" promotional cards were distributed at cinemas to people attending the film in Japan.[9] The same card will also be distributed at cinemas to people attending the film in North America, along with a mini-manga from Viz Media. [10]


Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's present

Yusei Fudo had a nightmare about the Zero Reverse incident that his father created. With Yusei upset, Jack Atlas and Crow Hogan decided to have a Turbo Duel to cheer Yusei up. After driving down the highway, Paradox, who traveled back in Yusei's time to challenges Yusei to a Turbo Duel. After a few turns, Yusei tunes "Junk Synchron" with "Junk Warrior" and Synchro Summons "Stardust Dragon", but Paradox reveals a blank card, and launches a beam at "Stardust Dragon", absorbing it and creating a blackened corrupt card of it into the blank card. Yusei confronts Paradox, who shows him the corrupt card, before vanishing through time again.

Yusei, Jack and Crow halt their Duel Runners and look in bewilderment at the original "Stardust Dragon" card, whose illustration has just been blanked.

Yusei, Jack and Crow then started questioning about Paradox's identity at their garage, when Akiza Izinski, Leo, and Luna arrived, and showed the archives they found about the past. They discovered a record of "Stardust Dragon" attacking a duelist named Jaden Yuki in Venice. Knowing that "Stardust Dragon" could not have existed in that era, Yusei knew that Paradox was hiding there. New Domino City begins to crumble and collapse, and Jack Atlas tells Yusei that he must get "Stardust Dragon" back to stop whatever is happening.

With the support of the other Signers, Yusei Summons the Crimson Dragon. With its help, Yusei chases Paradox through a time slip.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX present

Jaden and Yusei

Jaden and Yusei talking.

In Venice, Paradox finds Jaden Yuki, who still has the powers of Yubel and The Supreme King. Paradox attacks him with "Cyber End Dragon" and "Rainbow Dragon". Jaden manages to resist by Summoning "Elemental Hero Neos" to protect him. In response, Paradox Summons "Stardust Dragon", a monster from the future, and proceeds to overwhelm Jaden (This scene is how the movie opens before changing to Yusei's nightmare of Zero Reverse). Stardust Dragon's first attack almost destroys Neos and sends the two skidding backwards into a wall.

As Paradox commands Stardust Dragon to attack Jaden again, Yusei appears with the Crimson Dragon, who takes the blows for Jaden. Paradox disappears once again.

Soon, Yusei and Jaden began to chat on a roof. Jaden explained that he came here because he heard that there were cards missing from duelists. Yusei explains to Jaden that Paradox is trying to change past, and that his target was Maximillion Pegasus. Jaden opened up his laptop and discovered that truth. As the country began to collapse, Yusei tells Jaden that they must hurry to save the world.

As Yusei and Jaden start riding Yusei's Duel Runner, Jaden gets excited seeing such a technology, asking Yusei if that was the Duel Disk of the future. The Crimson Dragon then took both of them even further back in time.

Yu-Gi-Oh! present

Yusei and Jaden travel to the past, where they witness an event where Maximillion Pegasus is giving cards to young children. Paradox attacks the crowd with "Cyber End Dragon" and "Stardust Dragon", killing almost everyone, including Pegasus and Yugi's grandfather.

Amongst the ruins, Yugi is the only survivor against Paradox's attack. He stands up and searches for other survivors. He finds a bandana belonging to his grandfather, Solomon Muto, and cries over his death.

At that moment, a crack in the space appears, and the Crimson Dragon suddenly "swallowed" Yugi. Then, Yugi is thrown back in time at the same place half an hour earlier. Yusei and Jaden find Yugi and explain to him what they know about Paradox to him. Yugi agrees to fight with them against Paradox to free the trapped monsters and save the world.

When Paradox arrived at the same event this time, he tries to kill the same crowd again, but Yubel appears and starts to scare the audience, so they would flee. Yugi asks Paradox what kind of person he is, to which Paradox replies that he is from the future which was destroyed by Duel Monsters. He intends to destroy the game of Duel Monsters to prevent that future happening. Yusei and Jaden try to talk him out of it, but Paradox is unmoved by what they say. Yusei, Yugi, and Jaden challenge Paradox to a 3 on 1 Duel, with a time limit of 20 minutes, before Pegasus arrives at the event, and the other dimensions crumble to pieces. Paradox accepts this challenge and the duel begins.

The Duel


Yugi Muto, Yusei Fudo, and Jaden Yuki stand up to Paradox.

Paradox's Duel Runner transforms into a flying type and he floats up high and the duel begins.

Paradox declares the first move. He activates "Malefic World" that lets him put a random "Malefic" monster from his deck to his hand instead of drawing a card during his Draw Phase. The field begins transforming into a purple atmosphere full of stars. Then, he sends "Cyber End Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" from his hand. He sets a card to end his turn.

Yusei tells everybody that everything was his fault, and asks Yugi and Jaden to let him take the first turn. Jaden and Yugi agree, cheering Yusei on.

Yusei activates "Reincarnation of Hope", which sends "Sonic Chick" and "Quillbolt Hedgehog" from his hand to the Graveyard; but on their team's second Standby Phase, they are allowed to add a monster from their Deck to their hand. Yusei then summons "Junk Synchron", and, due to its effect, he also summons "Sonic Chick" back on his field. He then activates "Quillbolt Hedgehog's" effect to summon it back to his field. He then uses the 3 monsters to Synchro Summon "Junk Gardna" in Defense Position. Yugi becomes suprised by the concept of Synchro Summoning, as Jaden understands it as cards from the future. Yusei sets 2 cards to end his turn.

Paradox adds "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to his hand due to the effect of "Malefic World". He then sends "Rainbow Dragon" from his Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" from his hand. Jaden becomes angry that Paradox is using Jesse's card. Paradox attacks "Junk Gardna" with "Malefic Rainbow Dragon", but Yusei activates "Junk Gardna's" effect that prevents it from being destroyed by battle once per turn, and switching "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to Defense Position. Paradox then attacks "Junk Gardna" with "Malefic Cyber End Dragon", this time destroying it and inflicting Piercing Damage to Yusei's Life Points. Yusei felt the real damage that Paradox did to him, but not before activating "Miracle's Wake", reviving his "Junk Gardna". Paradox then sets a card and ends his turn.

As Jaden's turn begins, his theme song begins playing as he tells Paradox to beware the power of his Hero deck. He activates "Polymerization", fusing his "Elemental Hero Neos" with Yusei's "Junk Gardna" to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Neos Knight". "Elemental Hero Neos Knight's" ATK increases by half of Yusei's "Junk Gardna", making its ATK 3200. Because of "Elemental Hero Neos Knight's" other effect, it can attack twice during the same Battle Phase. Thus, Jaden attacks Paradox's "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" and "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" with "Elemental Hero Neos Knight". Paradox activates "Malefic Tune", allowing him to draw 2 cards. Jaden sets four cards to end his turn.

Paradox adds "Malefic Stardust Dragon" to his hand due to "Malefic World"'s effect. He then sends "Stardust Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Summon "Malefic Stardust Dragon". He Normal Summons "Malefic Parallel Gear", and tunes it with "Malefic Stardust Dragon" to Synchro Summon "Malefic Paradox Dragon". He activates its effect, Special Summoning "Stardust Dragon", and decreasing Jaden's "Elemental Hero Neos Knight's" ATK by 2500. Paradox attacks "Elemental Hero Neos Knight" with "Malefic Paradox Dragon", but Jaden activates "Hero Barrier", negating the attack. Paradox activates "Malefic Claw Stream", destroying "Elemental Hero Neos Knight", but Jaden activates "Elemental Mirage", resurrecting "Elemental Hero Neos Knight" with its original ATK (2500). Paradox sets 2 cards to end his turn.

As Yugi's turn begins, his theme music plays. He adds "Dark Magician" to his hand due to Yusei's "Reincarnation of Hope". Paradox thinks it's a useless attempt to try, telling him to bring it on, but Yugi activates "Ancient Rules", which allows him to summon his "Dark Magician" without tributing. Jaden gets excited seeing Yugi's ace card. Yugi then activates "Bond Between Teacher and Student", which summons "Dark Magician Girl" to his field. He then activates "Miraculous Magic Gate", which lets him take control of one of Paradox's monsters and which Paradox assumes it is his "Malefic Paradox Dragon". In response, Paradox chains "Malefic Force", which protects his "Malefic Paradox Dragon" from Yugi's card effects. Yugi then smiles claiming his true target is "Stardust Dragon". Now Yusei gets his "Stardust Dragon" back on his field. Yugi then activates "Dark Magic Twin Burst", combining his two monsters' ATK together, raising "Dark Magician's" ATK to 4500. He attacks and destroys "Malefic Paradox Dragon", resulting in Paradox losing 500 Life Points. Paradox then grins and activates "Malefic Paradigm Shift", which summons "Malefic Truth Dragon" to his field when his "Malefic Paradox Dragon" is destroyed. This costs Paradox half of his Life Points to activate (Paradox's LP: 1750). Paradox then fuses with his new monster and everyone is amazed to see such a gigantic monster. Yugi then sets 2 cards face down and ends his turn.

Paradox then starts his turn. He plays "Malefic Selector" to remove "Malefic Parallel Gear" and "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" from play to add "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" to his hand. Paradox then sends both "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" from his Deck to the Graveyard to Summon "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon". He then attacks "Dark Magician Girl" with "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon", but Jaden activates Yugi's "De-Fusion", sending Elemental Hero Neos Knight back to the Extra Deck and summoning his "Elemental Hero Neos" and Yusei's "Junk Gardna". He then uses "Junk Gardna's" effect to switch "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" to Defense Position, thus canceling its attack. Paradox then attacks "Dark Magician" with "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and destroys it. He then activates "Malefic Truth Dragon's" effect which would destroy all of Yugi, Jaden, and Yusei's monsters, but Yusei activates "Stardust Dragon's" effect to negate Malefic Truth Dragon's destruction effect and destroy it. However, Paradox activates "Malefic Truth Dragon's" effect which removes from play his "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" and negate "Stardust Dragon's" effect. He then attacks "Elemental Hero Neos" with "Malefic Truth Dragon" and thus activating its effect again, destroying "Dark Magician Girl" and "Junk Gardna". Yugi, Jaden, and Yusei's LP are all reduced to 100 as all 3 of them are pushed back by the explosion. Paradox then activates "Malefic Divide", Special Summoning "Malefic Stardust Dragon" from the Graveyard. He attacks directly with "Malefic Stardust Dragon", but Jaden activates "The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh", allowing Yugi to add "Kuriboh" to his hand. Yugi then discards "Kuriboh" to reduce the Battle Damage to 0. Paradox then ends his turn, but not before "Malefic Stardust Dragon" gets destroyed by "Malefic Divide's" effect and the original "Stardust Dragon" gets summoned back to Yusei's field. At this point, Yusei fell on his knees saying that everything is hopeless and the future is doomed.

Back in New Domino City, everybody is watching their dimension collapse but Jack knows that Yusei will save them. Yugi and Jaden then encourage Yusei to stand up with a powerful friendship speech.

Yusei then draws and activates "Stardust Mirage", which Special Summons all monsters that Paradox destroyed last turn. This brings back "Dark Magician Girl", "Dark Magician", "Elemental Hero Neos", and "Junk Gardna". Jaden then activates "Neos Spiral Force", which doubles "Stardust Dragon's" ATK to 5000. Yugi then activates "Dark Spiral Force", which also doubles "Stardust Dragon's" attack again to 10000. Yusei then attacks "Malefic Truth Dragon" with "Stardust Dragon", thus winning the Duel and peace has been restored.


After that, Yusei thanks Jaden and Yugi and hopes to meet them again. Yugi then gives a friendship speech, and the main protagonists of the three series return to their respective timelines. Back at New Domino City, everybody comes running to Yusei as Yusei himself looks at the sky and hopes to protect his future so that one day, he can meet Jaden and Yugi again.

Featured Duels

The film featured a short one-on-three-Duel, with Paradox facing Yusei, Jaden, and Yami Yugi. Paradox took every odd number of turns. Paradox had 4000 Life Points, while Yugi, Jaden, and Yusei had a shared 4000 Life Points.

Paradox vs. Yusei Fudo, Jaden Yuki, and Yami Yugi/Yugi Muto

Paradox's turn

Paradox activates "Malefic World".

He sends "Cyber End Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Cyber End Dragon"[Note 1].

He Sets 1 card in his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Yusei's turn

Yusei activates "Reincarnation of Hope", discarding "Sonic Chick" and "Quillbolt Hedgehog". During his team's second Standby Phase after activation, the turn player can add 1 Monster Card from his Deck to his hand.

Yusei Normal Summons "Junk Synchron" and uses its effect to Special Summon "Sonic Chick" from the Graveyard.

The effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog" activates, Special Summoning it from the Graveyard.

Yusei uses "Junk Synchron" (Level: 3), "Sonic Chick" (Level: 1) and "Quillbolt Hedgehog" (Level: 2) to Synchro Summon "Junk Gardna" (Level: 6) in Defense Position.

Yusei Sets 2 cards in his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Paradox's turn

Paradox uses "Malefic World's" effect to add "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to his hand.

He sends "Rainbow Dragon" from his Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Rainbow Dragon"[Note 1].

"Malefic Rainbow Dragon" attacks "Junk Gardna", but "Junk Gardna's" effect switches "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to Defense Position.

"Malefic Cyber End Dragon" attacks and destroys "Junk Gardna". It inflicts Piercing damage. (Yusei, Jaden, Yugi: 4000 → 2600 Life Points)[Note 2] "Junk Gardna's" effect switches "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" to Defense Position.

Yusei activates "Miracle's Wake", Special Summoning "Junk Gardna" from the Graveyard in Defense Position.

Jaden's turn

Jaden plays "Polymerization" sending "Elemental Hero Neos" and "Junk Gardna" to the Graveyard to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Neos Knight". "Neos Knight" gains half the ATK of "Junk Gardna" (Elemental Hero Neos Knight: 2500 → 3200 ATK)

Jaden uses "Neos Knight" to attack and destroy "Malefic Cyber End Dragon". He uses its second attack to destroy "Malefic Rainbow Dragon".

Paradox activates "Malefic Tune" to draw 2 cards.

Jaden Sets 4 cards in his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Paradox's turn

Paradox uses "Malefic World's" effect add "Malefic Stardust Dragon" to his hand.

He sends "Stardust Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Stardust Dragon".[Note 1]

Paradox Normal Summons "Malefic Parallel Gear".

He tunes "Malefic Parallel Gear" (Level: 2) to "Malefic Stardust Dragon" (Level: 8) to Synchro Summon "Malefic Paradox Dragon" (Level: 10).

"Malefic Paradox Dragon's" effect Special Summons "Stardust Dragon" from the Graveyard and reduces "Elemental Hero Neos Knight's" ATK by 2500. (Elemental Hero Neos Knight: 3200 → 700 ATK).

"Malefic Paradox Dragon" attacks "Elemental Hero Neos Knight", but Jaden plays "Hero Barrier", negating the attack.

Paradox plays "Malefic Claw Stream" to destroy "Elemental Hero Neos Knight".

Jaden plays "Elemental Mirage", Special Summon "Elemental Hero Neos Knight" back from the Graveyard. "Neos Knight" has its original 2500 ATK.

Paradox Sets 2 cards in the Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Yami's turn

Yugi adds "Dark Magician" to his hand through the effect of Yusei's "Reincarnation of Hope".

He activates "Ancient Rules", Special Summoning "Dark Magician".

Yugi activates "Bond Between Teacher and Student" to Special Summon "Dark Magician Girl".

Yugi activates "Miraculous Magic Gate", but Paradox chains "Malefic Force" and equips it to "Malefic Paradox Dragon".

However, Yugi uses "Miraculous Magic Gate"'s effect to take control of 1 "Stardust Dragon"

Yugi activates "Dark Magic Twin Burst" to combine "Dark Magician" and Dark Magician Girl"'s ATK (ATK: 2000 + 2500 = 4500).

The "Magician"s attack and destroy "Malefic Paradox Dragon". (Paradox: 4000 → 3500 Life Points)

Paradox pays half his Life Points to activate "Malefic Paradigm Shift", which allows him to Special Summon "Malefic Truth Dragon". (Paradox: 3500 → 1750 Life Points)

Yugi Sets 2 cards in his Spell & Trap Card Zone.

Paradox's turn

Paradox plays "Malefic Selector" to remove "Malefic Parallel Gear" and "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" from play to add "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" from his Deck to his hand.

Paradox sends both "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Red-Eyes B. Dragon" from his hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon".[Note 1]

Paradox gets "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" to attack "Dark Magician Girl", but Jaden plays Yugi's "De-Fusion", sending "Elemental Hero Neos Knight" back to the Extra Deck to Special Summon it's Fusion Materials; "Elemental Hero Neos" and "Junk Gardna" in Defense Position.[Note 3] He uses "Junk Gardna's" effect to switch "Malefic Red Eyes Black Dragon" to Defense Position, canceling its attack.

"Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks and destroys "Dark Magician". (Yusei, Jaden, Yugi: 2600 → 2100)

"Malefic Truth Dragon's" effect activates, which should destroy all of Yusei, Jaden and Yugi's monsters. However "Stardust Dragon's" effect activates. "Stardust Dragon" is sent to the Graveyard to negate "Malefic Truth Dragon's" effect and destroy "Malefic Truth Dragon". However, Paradox activates "Malefic Truth Dragon's" effect, removing "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" from play to negate "Stardust Dragon's" destruction effect.

"Malefic Truth Dragon" attacks and destroys "Elemental Hero Neos".

"Malefic Truth Dragon's" effect activates again, destroying "Dark Magician Girl" and "Junk Gardna". (Yusei, Jaden, Yugi: 2100 → 100)

Paradox activates "Malefic Divide", Special Summoning "Malefic Stardust Dragon" from the Graveyard.

"Malefic Stardust Dragon" attacks Yusei, Jaden, and Yugi directly, but Jaden plays "The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh", adding "Kuriboh" to Yugi's hand. Yugi discards "Kuriboh" to reduce the Battle Damage to 0.

"Malefic Stardust" is destroyed during the End Phase, due to "Malefic Divide". "Stardust Dragon" Special Summons itself to Yusei, Jaden, and Yugi's side of the field, using its own effect.[Note 4]

Yusei's turn

Yusei activates "Stardust Mirage", Special Summoning "Dark Magician Girl", "Dark Magician", "Elemental Hero Neos", and "Junk Gardna".

Jaden activates "Neos Spiral Force", doubling "Stardust Dragon's" ATK (Stardust Dragon: 2500 → 5000 ATK).

Yugi activates "Dark Spiral Force", doubling "Stardust Dragon's" ATK again (Stardust Dragon: 5000 → 10000 ATK)

Yusei has "Stardust Dragon" attack and destroy "Malefic Truth Dragon." (Paradox: 1750 → 0 Life Points)

Yusei, Jaden, and Yugi win.

Featured cards

The following cards were used in the film. Italics are used to denote cards whose first appearance was in the film.

Yusei Fudo - Turbo Deck

Yusei Fudo - Ground Deck

Jaden Yuki

Yami Yugi

Paradox - Turbo Deck

Paradox - Ground Deck


  • During the transformation scene for his Duel Runner, Paradox's hair is seen clipping through his chest and his coat through his leg.
  • During one scene, Yami Yugi has no mouth.
  • When the Duel begins, Yami Yugi is wearing his jacket when his duel disk turns on, after the zoom in his jacket is off. This error was fixed in the trailer shown at the 2010 World Championships.


Super Fusion movie poster

Japanese promotional poster.

The film was first announced in July 2009.[11] Previews for the film started on July 1st 2009. They appeared at the beginning of episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's in the form of short Yu-Gi-Oh! anime tenth anniversary tributes, starting with episode 65.[12]

The November issue of V Jump confirmed that the animation would be a 3D film released on January 23, 2010.[13]

A trailer for the film was shown in October at the Jump Fest Anime Tour 2009.[14]

On October 19, 2009 an official website provided a list of theaters where the film would be shown.[15]

Starting November 18, 2009 with episode 85, the previews at the beginning of episodes showed 9 face-down cards. Each week a new one was turned over. The cards in order of appearance were. "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon"[16], "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon"[17], "Malefic Stardust Dragon"[18], "Malefic Cyber End Dragon"[19], "Malefic Rainbow Dragon"[20], "Elemental Hero Neos Knight"[21], "Junk Gardna"[22], "Malefic Parallel Gear"[23] and "Malefic Paradox Dragon"[24].

JumBANG in the film

Sakiyomi JumBANG! as MCs.

Sakiyomi JumBANG! featured the film in their 35th episode, on November 27, with guests Yuya Miyashita and Takanori Hoshino, Yusei and Jack's voice actors.[25] and their 42nd episode on January 22, 2010.[26] In this episode, the Sakiyomi JumBANG! crew mentioned that they would be appearing in the film as MCs.

A trailer is available on the film's official website.[27]

A 30 minute preview of the film was shown on January 17, 2010.[28] Kazuki Takahashi[29] and the V Jump cosplayers, Kaiser Umiuma and Shironosu attended this event.[28]

In March 2010, during 4Kids Entertainment's quarterly conference, Alfred Kahn announced that they were working on dubbing the film in English.[30]

A trailer of the English dub of the film was shown at San Diego Comic Con 2010.

Several scenes from the film were shown at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2010 in Long Beach. These scenes were not dubbed in English, but were localized subtitles of the Japanese version.

At an encore screening on February 20, 2011, details on the production of the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series will be announced. The second 2011 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump will include details of the screening a competition on how one hundred and ten readers can win passes to see it.[31]

The film is scheduled for an English release on February 26, 2011.[1] The film is scheduled for a second Japanese release on the same date,[1] with an extended 10 minutes of 2D footage.[7]

4Kids Entertainment plan to have a television premiere and DVD release of the film in English, sometime after showing it in theaters.[32]


English character name English voice actor Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yusei Fudo Greg Abbey Yusei Fudo Yuya Miyashita
Jaden Yuki Matthew Charles Judai Yuki KENN
Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi Dan Green Yugi Mutou/Dark Yugi Shunsuke Kazama
Paradox Sean Schemmel Paradox Atsushi Tamura
Jack Atlas Ted Lewis Jack Atlas Takanori Hoshino
Crow Hogan Tom Wayland Crow Hogan Shintaro Asanuma
Akiza Izinski Bella Hudson Aki Izayoi Ayumi Kinoshita
Luna Eileen Stevens Luca Yuka Terasaki
Leo Eileen Stevens Lua Ai Horanai
Lyman Banner Wayne Grayson Daitokuji Kappei Yamaguchi
Yubel Eileen Stevens Yubel Hiromi Tsuru
Solomon Muto Wayne Grayson Sugoroku Mutou Tadashi Miyazawa
Maximillion Pegasus Darren Dunstan Pegasus J. Crawford Jiro Jay Takasugi


The film's main theme music is "makemagic" by jealkb.[4]

The following background music is played during the Japanese version of the film. [33]

Music Scene
"Jose" Intro to Yusei's dream and during the Riding Duel, up to "Stardust Dragon" being stolen.
"Dragon" Report of "Stardust Dragon" attacking the streets
"Catharsis" Crimson Dragon's appearance to Paradox's disappearance
"Agonizing Heart" Talk on the roof
"Wicked Spirit" "Elemental Hero Neos" card vanishing
"Cute Spirits" Domino City Duel Cup
"Big Quake" Pegasus getting crushed
"Strategy Conference" Domino City 30 minutes earlier
"Showdown" Paradox's reappearance
"Rage" Paradox's goal
"Passionate Duelists" Yugi switching to Yami Yugi to the duelists setting up their Duel Disks
 ???[Note 5] Paradox's first turn
"Yusei Battle" Yusei's first turn
"Terror and Destruction" Paradox's second turn
"Judai's Theme" Judai's turn
"Light and Dark" Paradox's third turn
"Passionate Duelists" Yugi's turn
"Placido's Fusion" Paradox's fourth turn
"Bonds of the Three" The Summoning of "Kuriboh"
"Yusei's Theme" End of the Duel
"Hope" Yugi, Judai and Yusei part ways
"makemagic" Ending credits


The film debuted at #6 in the Japanese Box Office chart, earning over a million US dollars in 24 theaters in its first week.[34] It had however dropped from the charts by the next week.[35]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 News 2011.11.20
  2. 10 year Yu-Gi-Oh! anniversary film comes in 2011
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 Staff & Cast
  4. 4.0 4.1 News 2009.11.30
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D's U.S. Theatrical Run Dated for February-March
  6. [1] Theatres Showing Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time weekdays during the week of February 21-25th
  7. 7.0 7.1 V Jump Jan. issue scan
  8. [2]The ten minutes of additional footage for the United States release
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Movie Promo
  10. [3] Promo card for attending the movie
  11. Toriko, Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Special Anime Shorts Announced (Updated)
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 65: "A New Threat, Part 1"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Anime to Be Film in 2010
  14. Jump Festa 2009
  15. News 2009.10.19
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 85: "Mother Knows Best"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 86: "Duelist For Hire"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 87: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 1"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 88: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 2"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 89: "The Race to Escape, Part 1"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 90: "The Race to Escape, Part 2"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 91: "Clash at Crash Town, Part 1"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 92: "Clash at Crash Town, Part 2"
  24. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 93: "The Question of the Card"
  25. Sakiyomi JumBANG! episodes 27 to 39
  26. Sakiyomi JumBANG! episodes 40~
  27. trailer.
  28. 28.0 28.1 News 2010.01.17
  29. Staff diary 2010-01
  30. 4Kids Reports US$21 Million Loss in 4th Quarter
  31. New Yu-Gi-Oh! Series to Be Announced in February
  32. 4Kids Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Anime Film
  34. Japanese Box Office, January 23-24
  35. Japanese Box Office, January 30-31


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 In the TCG/OCG, one must remove the corresponding monster from play to Special Summon its "Malefic" counterpart, not send it to the Graveyard.
  2. In the TCG/OCG, "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" does not have a piercing effect.
  3. In the TCG/OCG, the Fusion Material Monsters of "Elemental Hero Neos Knight" would be ineligible for a Special Summon, because "Neos Knight" was not properly Fusion Summoned after its initial revival with "Elemental Mirage"
  4. In the TCG/OCG, "Stardust Dragon" could not have been Special Summoned to Yusei's Field, as Paradox was the owner of the card as that term is defined in gameplay. In addition, since it was never properly Synchro Summoned, it would be ineligible for a Special Summon in the first place.
  5. The music that was played in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 65: "No Pain, No Game" when Ryo Marufuji (Zane Truesdale) defeats Inukai (Mad Dog).

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