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Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth
Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth

Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth


Yu-Gi-Oh! Le livre de la vérité: Guide des personnages




Yūgiō Kyarakutāzu Gaido Bukku Shinri no Fukuin

Book information

Kazuki Takahashi



Release date
  • Japan November 1, 2002
  • France December 12, 2006
  • Japan 302 pages
  • France 304 pages
  • Japan ¥680
  • France 8.75 €

Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth is a guidebook written by Kazuki Takahashi related to characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. It was published in Japan on November 1, 2002 by Shueisha under their Jump Comics imprint[1][2] and in France on December 12, 2006 by Kana.[3][4]

The book contains profiles for characters, including canonical information which had never been released elsewhere, including birthdates, height, weight, blood type, favorite and least favorite food.

This book has been followed by Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: Millennium Book, which contains similar information.


Character Profiles

The first section of the book contains character profiles for the following characters:

The Great Study of Magic & Wizards

The second section contains "Duelist data" for Magic & Wizards players, including ratings, their win and loss counts and cards used.

Duel Special

The third section contains a list of Magic & Wizards Duels from the series and describes different rule variations.

Game History

The fourth section contains a list of games played throughout the series, including:

Penalty Games

The fifth section of the book contains details on Penalty Games.

  1. GREED, the Illusion of Avarice (GREED (グリード) 欲望 (よくぼう) 幻像 (げんぞう) Gurīdo — Yokubō no Genzō —)
  2. Mosaic Illusion (モザイク幻想 (げんそう) Mozaiku Gensō)
  3. Beat Festival (ビートフェスティバル Bīto Fesutibaru)
  4. Fire~!!! (ファイア~!!! Faia~!!!)
  5. Peaceful Rest of the Timid (小心者 (しょううらもの) 安眠 (あんみん) Shōramono no Anmin)
  6. Exploding Death by Ice ( (こおり) 爆死 (ばくし) Kōri no Bakushi)
  7. Face Puzzle (顔面 (がんめん) パズル Ganmen Pazuru)
  8. Poison Revolt ( (どく) 反乱 (はんらん) Doku no Hanran)
  9. Experience of Death ( () 体感 (たいかん) Shi no Taikan)
  10. "Landmine" Prey (「地雷 (じらい) 」のエジキ "Jirai" no Ejiki)
  11. Ammit Roosting in the "Soul Room" (魔物 (アメミット) 巣食 (すく) う 「 (こころ) 部屋 (へや) Amemitto ga Sukū "Kokoro no Heya")
  12. Maze of Flames ( (ほのお) 迷路 (めいろ) Hono no Meiro)
  13. Capsule Hell (地獄 (じごく) のカプセル Jigoku no Kapuseru)
  14. Poisonous Meal (毒食 (どくしょく) Doku Shoku)
  15. Mind on Air, True Nature Exposure (マインド・オン・エア—本性暴露 (ほんしょうばくろ) Maindo on Ea — Honshō Bakuro —)
  16. Face Collapse (顔面 (がんめん) 崩壊 (ほうかい) Ganmen Hōkai)
  17. Xing Zhen Hu (心鎮壷 (シン・ツェン・フー) Shin Tsen Fū)
  18. Mind Doll ( (こころ) 人形 (にんぎょう) Kokoro Ningyō)
  19. MIND CRUSH, Collapse of the Heart (MIND (マインド) CRUSH (クラッシュ) (こころ) 崩壊 (ほうかい) Maindo Kurasshu - Kokoro no Hōkai)
  20. Puppet Illusion 幻想 (げんそう) パペット Gensō Papetto)
  21. Darkness of Naraku (奈落 (ならく) の「 (やみ) Naraku no "Yami")
  22. Hand and Gun (Hand (ハンド) and (アンド) Gun (ガン) Hando ando Gan)
  23. SOUL TV (SOUL (ソウル) TV (テイービー) Sōru Teī Bī)
  24. Mind Card (マインド・カード Maindo Kādo)
  25. Mind-Eroding Insects (精神蝕虫 (せいしんしょくちゅう) Seishinshokuchū)
  26. Prey of Darkness ( (やみ) のエジキ Yami no Ejiki)
  27. Phoenix Dance! (不死鳥舞 (ふしちょうま) う! Fushichō Mau!)


Promotional cards

The cards "Yu-Jo Friendship" (YCB-001) and "Unity" (YCB-002) were included with the Japanese book. Each card features characters from the Yu-Gi-Oh! series in its artwork.