Yûgiô: 5D's

Animation, Action, Adventure | TV Series (2008– )
  • IMDb Ratings: 6.7/10

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's (遊☆戯☆王5D's(ファイブディーズ), Yūgiō Faibu Dīzu, lit. Game King Five Ds) is the second main spin-off anime series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The series aired in Japan between April 2, 2008 and March 30, 2011, following the conclusion of the previous series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. In America, most episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's were dubbed by 4Kids Entertainment. This series was succeeded by Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. The story focuses around characters playing a card game called Duel Monsters. This series introduces Synchro Monsters in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. A new method of dueling with motorcycle-like vehicles called Duel Runners are used, and the duelists engage in games called Turbo Duels. The show is set in the distant future, where the upper class population live in New Domino City and the lower class in a remote island where Domino's sewage is transported, Satellite. Yusei Fudo, the 18-year-old protagonist, lives in Satellite and makes it his objective to reach his rival Jack Atlas, who lives in Domino. The series focuses on the five Signers, people embodied with a mark of one of the legendary Five Dragons, their conflict with the Dark Signers, and the Three Emperors of Yilaster. As with the previous two series (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX), this series was acquired by 4Kids Entertainment for broadcasting in the United States in September 2008. and aired on The CW4Kids, from September 13, 2008 to September 10, 2011, although with many episodes left undubbed. The English language dub premiered on July 24 at San Diego Comic-Con 2008, where the first English dubbed episode was previewed. Like the previous two series, changes have been made to the plot, cards, localized character names. On June 1, 2009, Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's started airing 5 days a week on Cartoon Network. A manga based on the show began serialization in V-Jump Monthly Magazine from August 2009 to January 2015.