It’s been a big week or so for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. San Diego Comic-Con presented its creator, Kazuki Takahashi, with the prestigious Inkpot Award, and now the very first season of the anime adaptation is streaming with English subtitles on Crunchyroll.
As of right now, the first five episodes are available to stream, with more to be added later. Yu-Gi-Oh! is available to Crunchyroll’s audience worldwide except for Asia and Italian-speaking Europe.
Meet Yugi and his best buds Joey, Tristan and Téa. They share a love for the newest game that’s sweeping the nation: Duel Monsters! Legend has it 5000 years ago, ancient Egyptian Pharaohs used to play a magical game very similar to Duel Monsters. This ancient game involved magical ceremonies, which were used to foresee the future and ultimately decide one’s destiny. They called it the Shadow Games. Since the game used so many magical spells and ferocious creatures, it wasn’t long before the game got out of hand and threatened to destroy the world.