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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

Genre

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 Canada Spring 2011[3]
  • Flag of the United Kingdom May 14, 2011[4]
Running time
  • 49 minutes (original run)
  • 60 minutes (February 2011 release)[1]
Story by

Kazuki Takahashi[5]

Director

Kenichi Takeshita[5]

Supervision

Katsumi Ono[5]

Screenwriter

Shin Yoshida[5]

Character design

Takahiro Kagami[5]

Art director

Junichi Higashi[5]

Animation director

Takahiro Kagami[5]

Photography director

Hiroaki Edamitsu[5]

Sound director

Takuya Hiramitsu[5]

Animation

Studio Gallop[5]

Production

NAS[5]

Producers

NAS, TV Tokyo,[5] 4Kids Entertainment

Music

jealkb[6]

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 three protagonists of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Yugi Muto, Jaden Yuki and Yusei Fudo. The movie was produced in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the series.

Unlike the previous movie, this movie is canon to the anime series, taking place before the events of Crash Town in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.[7]

Summary

Apocalyptic future

In the future, the human civilization had been destroyed. Paradox travels back in past to prevent his future by eliminating the source of that destruction; Duel Monsters and its creator, Maximillion Pegasus.

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, 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 found an old article about "Maximillion Pegasus" and "Yugi Muto", with Yusei recognizing Yugi as a legendary duelist. They also discovered a record of "Stardust Dragon" assualting various duelists in Europe. Knowing that "Stardust Dragon" could not have existed in that era, Yusei zooms in on the article's picture to discover Paradox standing in the background of the dragons. Outside, New Domino City begins to crumble and collapse. Witnessing the destruction, Jack Atlas realized that "Stardust Dragon's" existence in the past is now changing the future, which is their era.

With the support of the other Signers, their marks begin to glow as the complete Crimson Dragon appears on Yusei's back followed by Yusei's Duel Runner glowing as well. Yusei feels himself being called by the Crimson Dragon and beckons Yusei to board his runner. With its help, a time slip is opened and Yusei begins his chase after Paradox.

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. Seeing Yusei's Duel Runner, Jaden gets excited seeing such a technology, asking Yusei if that was the Duel Disk of the future. He then 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 the past, and that his target was Maximillion Pegasus. Jaden then used his laptop to find out an article about the event that Paradox performed that would create a major historical event. (In the English version, Jaden did not believe Yusei, which is why he opened his laptop and discovered that truth.) Jaden then checks his card, as his "Elemental HERO Neos" card turns into a blank card. As the country began to collapse, Yusei tells Jaden that they must hurry to save the world.

Riding Yusei's Duel Runner, the Crimson Dragon then took both of them even further back in time.

Yu-Gi-Oh! present

Meanwhile, in Yugi's timeline, Maximillion Pegasus is currently holding a tournament. The Sakiyomi Jan Bang! made a cameo as the MC of the event. Yugi and his grandfather, Solomon Muto, noticed "Stardust Dragon", "Cyber End Dragon", and "Rainbow Dragon" in the sky. Paradox then 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 bandanna belonging to his grandfather, 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.

At the event, Jaden Summons Yubel and starts to scare the audience, so they would flee. By doing so, Yugi hopes the future is safe as Jaden regains his "Elemental HERO Neos" card. However, Paradox arrives regardless to the shock of the heroes, as 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. Jaden tries to tell Paradox that by changing time and trying to destroy Duel Monsters, he will also erase people from the timeline as well, but Paradox does not care, vowing to do whatever he can to save his time. 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. Yami then asks Yugi to allow him to Duel in his place, as Paradox accepts this challenge and the Duel begins.

The Duel

StandUp

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. By this time, Yugi, Jaden and Yusei come to the realization why Paradox has been stealing monsters: He's using them to Summon the "Malefic" monsters, as Yami understands that by destroying a monster's good version, Paradox can Summon their dark version.

Yusei tells everybody that despite them never fighting together before, they must work together to defeat Paradox, as Yami & Jaden agree. Yami then asks Yusei to take the first turn for his team, as he proceeds onward.

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 the effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog" to Summon it back to his field. He then uses the 3 monsters to Synchro Summon "Junk Gardna" in Defense Position. Yami becomes surprised by the concept of Synchro Summoning, as Jaden is just as confused by Yusei's Synchro card, but praises Yusei's play and shows his interest in the future cards. 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 then becomes angry since Paradox is using Jesse's card. Paradox attacks "Junk Gardna" with "Malefic Rainbow Dragon", but Yusei activates the effect of "Junk Gardna" that switches "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to Defense Position, thus stopping the attack. 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". Yusei apologizes for losing some life points, but Yami and Jaden insisted that Yusei did a good job, stopping the assault of both monsters. Paradox then Sets a card and ends his turn.

As Jaden's turn begins (his theme song plays in the Japanese version), he asks Yusei if he may borrow "Junk Gardna". Yusei agrees, as Jaden activates "Polymerization", fusing his "Elemental HERO Neos" with Yusei's "Junk Gardna" to Fusion Summon "Elemental HERO Neos Knight". The ATK of "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" increases by half the ATK of "Junk Gardna", making it 3200. Because of the other effect of "Elemental HERO Neos Knight", 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 the effect of "Malefic World". He then sends "Stardust Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Summon "Malefic Stardust Dragon". Yusei then became shocked to see that his ace monster became corrupted and in the English dub he yells at Paradox, calling him a snake and is horrified at what has been done to his card. Paradox then Normal Summons "Malefic Parallel Gear", and tunes it with "Malefic Stardust Dragon" to Synchro Summon "Malefic Paradox Dragon". Yusei is stunned by this, to which Paradox says that he isn't the only one he could Synchro Summon. He activates its effect, Special Summoning "Stardust Dragon", and decreasing the ATK of Jaden's "Elemental Hero Neos Knight" 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). He explains to Yami and Yusei that he did this to ensure that there was at least a monster on the field by Yami's turn. Because of the effect of "Malefic Paradox Dragon", the ATK of "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" is reduced to 0. Paradox Sets 2 cards to end his turn.

As Yami's turn began (his theme song plays in the Japanese version), he adds "Dark Magician" to his hand due to Yusei's "Reincarnation of Hope". Paradox knew that he would try to go for the "Dark Magician". Yami activates "Ancient Rules", which allows him to Summon his "Dark Magician" without Tributing. The Dark Magician, however, is still affected by the effect of Malefic Paradox Dragon, reducing it's ATK to zero. Jaden gets excited seeing Yami's ace card, while Yusei remembers based on the archives, the Dark Magician is Yami's ace monster. Yami then activates "Bond Between Teacher and Student", which Summons "Dark Magician Girl" to his field. At this point, Yusei asks Yami to destroy Stardust Dragon, since Malefic Paradox Dragon's effect will prevent them from launching an attack. Yami gets an idea and activates "Magic Gate of Miracles", 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 Yami's card effects. Yami then smiles claiming his true target is "Stardust Dragon". Now Yusei gets his "Stardust Dragon" back on his field. By doing so, Malefic Paradox Dragon's effect is invalid, thus returning the Dark Magician & Elemental Hero Neos Knight's ATK to their original amount. Jaden then praises Yami for this, noting that Yami never even wanted Malefic Paradox Dragon in the beginning. Yami then activates "Dark Magic Twin Burst", combining his two monsters' ATK together, raising the ATK of "Dark Magician" to 4500. He attacks and destroys "Malefic Paradox Dragon", resulting in Paradox losing 500 Life Points. Paradox then grins, claiming that these desperate moves changes nothing. Yami disagrees, mentioning to Paradox that he had two monsters, and now he has none. Paradox mentioned that they only created the path for the Summoning of a powerful monster, 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: 1750 Life Points). Paradox then fuses with his new monster and everyone is amazed to see such a gigantic monster. Yami then Sets 2 cards face down and ends his turn.

By now, time has run out as Pegasus is about to arrive, but cannot land his helicopter due to Malefic World still being in play. Back in New Domino City, everybody is watching their dimension collapse but Jack knows that Yusei will save them.

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". Yami is shocked that the Red Eyes B. Dragon & Blue Eyes White Dragon have become Malefic monsters as well. Paradox then attacks "Dark Magician Girl" with "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon", but Jaden activates Yami's "De-Fusion", sending Elemental HERO Neos Knight back to the Extra Deck and Summoning his "Elemental HERO Neos" and Yusei's "Junk Gardna". Yusei then uses the effect of "Junk Gardna" to switch "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" to Defense Position, thus canceling its attack. Yami praises both Jaden and Yusei for this impressive display of teamwork but then Paradox then attacks "Dark Magician" with "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and destroys it, costing Yami, Yusei, and Jaden 500 life points. He then activates the effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" which would destroy all of Yami, Jaden, and Yusei's monsters, but Yusei activates the effect of "Stardust Dragon" to negate the destruction effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" and destroy it. However, Paradox activates the effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" which removes from play his "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" and negates the effect of "Stardust Dragon". He then attacks "Elemental HERO Neos" with "Malefic Truth Dragon" and thus activating its effect again, destroying "Dark Magician Girl" and "Junk Gardna". Also, for every monster destroyed, Malefic Truth Dragon inflicts 800 damage. Yami, Jaden, and Yusei's Life Points are all reduced to 500 as all 3 of them are pushed back by the explosion. Paradox then activates "Malefic Divide", Special Summoning "Malefic Stardust Dragon" from the Graveyard. Yusei falls to his knees, saying that everything is hopeless and the future is doomed. Paradox attacks directly with "Malefic Stardust Dragon", but Jaden activates "The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh", telling Yusei not to surrender. The effect of "Flute of Summoning Kuriboh" allows Yami to add "Kuriboh" to his hand. Yami then discards "Kuriboh" to reduce the Battle Damage to 0. Paradox ends his turn, but not before "Malefic Stardust Dragon" gets destroyed by the effect of "Malefic Divide" and the original "Stardust Dragon" gets Summoned back to Yusei's field. Yami then tells Yusei that no matter which era he is in, his friends will always be supporting him.

Yusei gets up, as Yami & Jaden tell Yusei to end the Duel, as they promise to aid. Yusei activates "Stardust Mirage", Special Summoning all monsters that Paradox destroyed last turn. This brings back "Dark Magician Girl", "Dark Magician", "Elemental HERO Neos", and "Junk Gardna". Paradox is shocked, as all the monsters previously destroyed in his last turn are Special Summoned back to their field. Yusei then draws a card to start his turn, as Jaden then activates "Neos Spiral Force", doubling the ATK of "Stardust Dragon" to 5000. Yami then activates "Dark Spiral Force", telling Yusei that the only thing they can do is proceed forward. This then doubled Stardust Dragon's attack again to 10000. Yusei attacks "Malefic Truth Dragon" with "Stardust Dragon", and the combine efforts of "Dark Magician" and "Elemental HERO Neos", winning the Duel and restoring peace. Paradox is destroyed by the attack, wondering if his experiment was a mistake, and is never to be seen again. Pegasus is finally able to land and arrive at the event.

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After the Duel, Yusei thanks Jaden and Yami and hopes to meet them again, as Yami looks down from the rooftop towards the event where Pegasus is among the crowd. Yami gives a friendship speech, and Yusei and Jaden 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/Yami 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 and one field.

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"[Notes 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 the effect of "Malefic World" to add "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to his hand, instead of conducting his normal draw.

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

"Malefic Rainbow Dragon" attacks "Junk Gardna", but the effect of "Junk Gardna" switches "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to Defense Position.

"Malefic Cyber End Dragon" attacks and destroys "Junk Gardna", inflicting Piercing damage. (Yusei, Jaden, Yugi: 4000 → 2600 Life Points)[Notes 2] The effect of "Junk Gardna" switches "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" to Defense Position.

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

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

Jaden's turn

Jaden plays "Polymerization" sending "Elemental HERO Neos" from his hand and "Junk Gardna" from the field 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 the effect of "Malefic World" to add "Malefic Stardust Dragon" to his hand.

He sends "Stardust Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Stardust Dragon".[Notes 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).

The effect of "Malefic Paradox Dragon" Special Summons "Stardust Dragon" from the Graveyard and reduces the ATK of "Elemental Hero Neos Knight" 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 Summoning "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" back from the Graveyard. "Neos Knight" has its original 2500 ATK. Due to the effect of "Malefic Paradox Dragon", "Elemental HERO Neos Knight"'s ATK is reduced by the ATK of Stardust Dragon. (Elemental Hero Neos Knight: 2500 -> 0 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", which allows him to summon Dark Magician to the field without Tributing. Due to the effect of "Malefic Paradox Dragon", Dark Magician's ATK is reduced by the ATK of Stardust Dragon. (Dark Magician: 2500 -> 0 ATK).

Yugi activates "Bond Between Teacher and Student" to Special Summon "Dark Magician Girl" from his Deck. Due to the effect of Malefic Paradox Dragon, Dark Magician Girl's ATK is reduced by the ATK of Stardust Dragon. (Dark Magician Girl: 2000 ATK -> 0 ATK).

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

However, Yugi uses the effect of "Magic Gate of Miracles" to take control of "Stardust Dragon" With Stardust Dragon on Yugi's field, the effect of Malefic Paradox Dragon is invalid, thus returning the ATK points of the Dark Magician, Dark Magician Girl, and Elemental HERO Neos Knight to their original ATK.

Yugi activates "Dark Magic Twin Burst" to increase the ATK of "Dark Magician" by that of "Dark Magician Girl" (ATK: 2500 + 2000 = 4500).

"Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "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" from his Deck. (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 Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon".[Notes 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.[Notes 3] He uses the effect of "Junk Gardna" 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 Life Points)

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

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

The effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" activates, destroying "Dark Magician Girl" and "Junk Gardna", while inflicting 800 points of damage for each monster destroyed. (Yusei, Jaden, Yugi: 2100 → 500 Life Points)

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.[Notes 4]

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

Paradox ends his turn.

Yusei's turn

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

Yugi activates "Dark Spiral Force", doubling the ATK of "Stardust Dragon" 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


Yusei Fudo - Film Intro Introduction (Dub version)


Jaden Yuki


Jaden Yuki - Full Film Introduction (Dub version)


Yami Yugi


Yami Yugi - Full Film Introduction (Dub version)


Paradox - Turbo Deck


Paradox - Ground Deck


Other


Cosplay

Cast

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

Production

Development

The film was first announced in July 2009.[8] 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.[9]

The November issue of V Jump confirmed that the animation would be a 3D film released on January 23, 2010.[10]

A trailer for the film was shown in October at the Jump Fest Anime Tour 2009.[11]

On October 19, 2009 an official website provided a list of theaters where the film would be shown.[12]

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"[13], "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon"[14], "Malefic Stardust Dragon"[15], "Malefic Cyber End Dragon"[16], "Malefic Rainbow Dragon"[17], "Elemental HERO Neos Knight"[18], "Junk Gardna"[19], "Malefic Parallel Gear"[20] and "Malefic Paradox Dragon"[21].

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.[22] and their 42nd episode on January 22, 2010.[23] 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.[24]

A 30 minute preview of the film was shown on January 17, 2010.[25] Kazuki Takahashi[26] and the V Jump cosplayers, Kaiser Umiuma and Shironosu attended this event.[25]

In March 2010, during 4Kids Entertainment's quarterly conference, Alfred Kahn announced that they were working on dubbing the film in English.[27]

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.[28]

Music

The film's main theme music is "makemagic" by jealkb.[6] The ending credits for the English version is a combination of the "Yu-Gi-Oh! Theme", "Get Your Game On!" and "Hyper Drive", the opening and ending themes for the dubbed versions of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, respectively.

The following background music is played during the Japanese version of the film. [29]

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
 ???[Notes 6] 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
"10th Anniversary Eyecatch A"
"10th Anniversary Eyecatch B"
"10th Anniversary Eyecatch C"

Marketing

Screenings

Super Fusion movie poster

Japanese promotional poster.

The film was released on January 23, 2010 in Japan.

In the United States, it was shown with a limited run on February 26 and 27, 2011 and again on March 5 and 6, 2011.[30] Some theaters in the North East that showed the film throughout the week February 21 to 25, 2011 due to the closing of schools for vacation.[31]

The film had a second release in Japanese theaters that started on February 26, 2011.[32] 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 featured 10 minutes of flashback footages on the protagonists.[33]

4Kids Entertainment planned to have a television premiere of the film in English, sometime after showing it in theaters.[34]

In the United Kingdom the film was shown on May 14, 2011 in theaters.[4]

Home media

YGO3DEnglishDVDcover

The English DVD Cover

4Kids Entertainment planned to release the film on DVD in English, sometime after showing it in theaters.[34]

In the United Kingdom the film was available on DVD and Blu-ray from Manga Entertainment and originally slated to be released on May 30, 2011.[4] The film was finally released in the UK on July 25, 2011.[35][36]

Merchandise

"Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" promotional cards were distributed at cinemas to people attending the film in Japan and America.[37][38]

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Animation Book was released on January 21, 2010[39] It contains information on scenes from the film, a quick review of the three series, character profiles, Duels and interviews with the staff of the film.[40]

Reception

The film debuted at #6 in the Japanese Box Office chart, earning over a million US dollars in 24 theaters in its first week.[41] It had however dropped from the charts by the next week.[42]

Errors

  • When "Stardust Dragon" is first shown the graphic displaying its ATK is the standard Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's English-version graphic. However later in the movie the stats graphics of all the monsters are shown differently. That is probably because the first Summoning of "Stardust Dragon" is in the flashback added in the dub to make the film longer and to explain the background of the 3 heroes since younger audiences might have never seen the Duel Monsters or GX.
  • When Yami activated "Magic Gate of Miracles", he stated it would change "Stardust Dragon" to Defense Position and take control of it, but "Stardust Dragon" never changed its position.
  • When "Malefic" monsters are summoned, their counterparts are removed from the game. Not sent to the graveyard.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 yugioh10th.com News 2011.11.20
  2. otakutimes.de 10 year Yu-Gi-Oh! anniversary film comes in 2011
  3. otakutimes.de 10 year Yu-Gi-Oh! anniversary film comes in 2011
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 animenewsnetwork.co.uk Yu-Gi-Oh 3D film to be released in cinemas and on DVD
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 yugioh10th.com Staff & Cast
  6. 6.0 6.1 yugioh10th.com News 2009.11.30
  7. twitter.com katsuono (Katsumi Ono) at 16:45 April 1, 2011 (GMT)
  8. animenewsnetwork.com Toriko, Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Special Anime Shorts Announced (Updated)
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 65: "A New Threat, Part 1"
  10. animenewsnetwork.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Anime to Be Film in 2010
  11. jumpfesta.com Jump Festa 2009
  12. yugioh10th.com News 2009.10.19
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 85: "Mother Knows Best"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 86: "Duelist For Hire"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 87: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 1"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 88: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 2"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 89: "The Race to Escape, Part 1"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 90: "The Race to Escape, Part 2"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 91: "Clash at Crash Town, Part 1"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 92: "Clash at Crash Town, Part 2"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 93: "The Question of the Card"
  22. tv-tokyo.com Sakiyomi JumBANG! episodes 27 to 39
  23. tv-tokyo.com Sakiyomi JumBANG! episodes 40~
  24. yugioh10th.com trailer.
  25. 25.0 25.1 yugioh10th.com News 2010.01.17
  26. yugioh10th.com Staff diary 2010-01
  27. animenewsnetwork.com 4Kids Reports US$21 Million Loss in 4th Quarter
  28. animenewsnetwork.com New Yu-Gi-Oh! Series to Be Announced in February
  29. http://www37.atwiki.jp/ygo10thmovie/pages/36.html
  30. animenewsnetwork.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D's U.S. Theatrical Run Dated for February-March
  31. facebook.com Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page: Theatres Showing Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time weekdays during the week of February 21-25th
  32. V Jump Jan. issue scan
  33. facebook.com Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page: The ten minutes of additional footage for the United States release
  34. 34.0 34.1 animenewsnetwork.com 4Kids Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Anime Film
  35. hmv.com Yu Gi Oh The Movie: Bonds Beyond Time DVD
  36. hmv.com Yu Gi Oh The Movie: Bonds Beyond Time Blue-ray
  37. manjyomethunder.twoday.net Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Movie Promo
  38. [1] Promo card for attending the movie
  39. Amazon.co.jp Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Animation Book
  40. animebooks.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Animation Book
  41. animenewsnetwork.com Japanese Box Office, January 23-24
  42. animenewsnetwork.com Japanese Box Office, January 30-31

Notes

  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" monsters do not have the effects of their original forms.
  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. This card is shown in the ending credits, hinting that it was the card Yusei drew on his final turn.
  6. 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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