October 6, 2004 – September 28, 2005
Seven Stars is the first arc of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime, encompassing the first season of the series. The dubbed version splits it into two arcs, with Freshman Year encompassing the first half and Rise of the Sacred Beasts encompassing the second half.
The story begins with Jaden Yuki obtaining the card, "Winged Kuriboh", from Yugi Muto, on his way to take his entrance exam to Duel Academy. Jaden arrives late, but is permitted take the exam. He defeats Vellian Crowler in the Dueling Exam, but due to his poor Written Exam score, he is placed in the Slifer Red dormitory.
Jaden quickly becomes close friends with Syrus Truesdale, Bastion Misawa and Chumley Huffington, and becomes well-known throughout Duel Academy for defeating Dr. Crowler. Upset by his defeat, Dr. Crowler makes it his business to either find someone to defeat Jaden in a Duel, or put Jaden at the risk of expulsion. Through Crowler's antics and strange happening at Duel Academy, Jaden ends up Dueling many powerful Duelists, the vast majority of them ending in his victory.
After hearing rumours about the Abandoned Dorm, Jaden and his friends do to investigate, where they meet Alexis Rhodes, who is in search of her brother, Atticus Rhodes, who disappeared in the Abandoned Dorm. Alexis is captured by Titan, whom Jaden duels, and defeats in order to rescue her.
For leaving his dormitory at night, and going to the Abandoned Dorm, Jaden and Syrus are faced with almost certain expulsion; They must Duel and defeat opponents hand-picked by Dr. Crowler in a Tag-Team Duel, in order to stay. Dr. Crowler selects the famous Paradox Brothers, Para and Dox, as their opponents. Syrus is too timid, and lacks the confidence to defeat the Paradox Brothers. Fearing they'll both be expelled because of him, he attempts to withdraw himself from the Duel to save Jaden, but Jaden encourages Syrus, and together they defeat the Paradox Brothers.
Subsequent filler episodes pitted Jaden against many Duelists for either personal reasons, or for their own wrong doings.
Chazz Princeton, who lost to both Jaden and Bastion, loses his name as a powerful Duelist, and loses his rank in Obelisk Blue, and he was threatened with demotion to Ra Yellow. He was saved from demotion by Bastion, who refused to be promoted to Obelisk Blue. Irritated by his losses and pressure from his brothers Slade and Jagger, he arrives at North Academy. Here, he effortlessly Duels and defeats fifty students, and then the school's Champion, in order to prove himself worthy, and make it into North Academy as their Champion. He thus becomes North Academy's Dueling Representative in the inter-school duel (termed "The School Duel") with Duel Academy.
Chazz faces Jaden in the School Duel. His brothers Slade and Jagger Princeton give him rare and powerful cards to use, but Chazz sticks with his own Deck, which now contains North Academy's prized "Armed Dragon" cards. Jaden understands the pressure Chazz is under to win, but encourages Chazz to duel for fun, and to stand up to his brothers. Although Chazz loses, he takes Jaden's advice and tells his brothers off. Seeing Duel Academy as his home, he stays there rather than return to North Academy. However, since he was re-admitted, he starts as a Slifer Red student, and occupies the Slifer Red dormitory.
Jaden Yuki and his companions face the Shadow Riders. This part of the season revolves around three all powerful cards named the Sacred Beasts. These cards were deemed so powerful, that all three of them were locked away deep in the heart of Duel Academy. During Jaden Yuki's first year at Duel Academy, seven duelists, named the Shadow Riders, set a goal on unlocking the Sacred Beasts and using their power to destroy the world. As a result, Jaden Yuki, along with Chazz Princeton, Alexis Rhodes, Bastion Misawa, Vellian Crowler, Lyman Banner, and Zane Truesdale are chosen to guard seven keys specifically made for unlocking the Sacred Beasts from their prison. Jaden is forced into fighting the first Shadow Rider. If he doesn't step his game up his friends will fall into lava. If he loses his soul gets trapped up in a card. After Jaden wins the shadow rider's mask falls off and they find out it is Alexis's long lost brother. Crowler and Zane lose their keys to Camula, only to be defeated by Jaden. Bastion then challenges Tania to a duel, but becomes quite smitten with her and loses. One by one many of the duelists lose their keys.
|English episode name||Japanese episode name||Translated Japanese episode name||English air date||Japanese air date|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 001||The Next King of Games||遊戯を継ぐ者||The One Who Succeeds Yugi||10 October 2005||6 October 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 002||Welcome to Duel Academy||フレイム・ウィングマン||Flame Wingman||11 October 2005||13 October 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 003||A Duel In Love||エトワール・サイバー||Etoile Cyber||12 October 2005||20 October 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 004||Raring To Go||５重合体！ ＶＷＸＹＺ||5 Polymers! V-to-Z||13 October 2005||27 October 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 005||The Shadow Duelist, Part 1||闇のデーモンデッキ||Demon Deck of Darkness||17 October 2005||3 November 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 006||The Shadow Duelist, Part 2||ハネクリボーの奇跡||Winged Kuribo's Miracle||18 October 2005||10 November 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 008||For the Sake of Syrus||最強！ サイバーエンド・ドラゴン||The Strongest! Cyber End Dragon||20 October 2005||24 November 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 009||Family Business||撃必殺！ ちゃぶ台返し||One-Hit Certain Kill! Flipping the Table||21 October 2005||1 December 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 010||Tag Team Trial, Part 1||十代＆翔！ タッグデュエル (前編)||Judai & Sho! Tag Duel (First Part)||25 October 2005||15 December 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 011||Tag Team Trial, Part 2||十代＆翔！ タッグデュエル (後編)||Judai & Sho! Tag Duel (Second Part)||25 October 2005||15 December 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 012||Formula for Success||酸素＋水素＝H²Oドラゴン||Oxygen + Hydrogen = H²O Dragon||26 October 2005||22 December 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 013||Monkey See, Monkey Duel||野性解放！ SALデュエル||Release of the Wilderness! SAL Duel||27 October 2005||29 December 2004|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 014||A Spirit Summoned||ＶＳ サイコショッカー！？||VS Psycho Shocker!?||28 October 2005||5 January 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 015||Courting Alexis||青春のデュエルテニス||Duel Tennis of Youth||14 November 2005||12 January 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 016||The Duel Giant||闇夜のキングゴブリン||King Goblin of the Dark Night||15 November 2005||19 January 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 017||Nature of the Draw||ドロー！ドロー！ドロー!||Draw! Draw! Draw!||16 November 2005||26 January 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 018||The King of the Copycats, Part 1||ＶＳ 遊戯デッキ (前編)||VS Yugi's Deck (First Part)||17 November 2005||2 February 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 019||The King of the Copycats, Part 2||ＶＳ 遊戯デッキ (後編)||VS Yugi's Deck (Second Part)||18 November 2005||9 February 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 020||The Maiden in Love||恋する乙女は強いのよデッキ！||The "Maiden in Love is Strong" Deck!||21 November 2005||16 February 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 021||The Duel Off, Part 1||融合封じ！ 十代ＶＳ三沢（前編）||Fusion Seal! Judai VS Misawa (First Part)||22 November 2005||23 February 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 022||The Duel Off, Part 2||ワイルドマン召喚！ 十代ＶＳ三沢（後編）||Summon Wildman! Judai VS Misawa (Second Part)||23 November 2005||2 March 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 023||The Little Belowski||脱力！ もけもけデュエル||Exhaustion! Moke Moke Duel||8 December 2005||9 March 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 024||The New Chazz||復活！ 万丈目サンダー||Revival! Manjome Thunder||9 December 2005||16 March 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 025||The School Duel, Part 1||ＶＳ万丈目サンダー（前編） アームドドラゴンの脅威||VS Manjoume Thunder (First Part) - The Threat of Armed Dragon||12 December 2005||23 March 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 026||The School Duel, Part 2||ＶＳ万丈目サンダー（後編） アームドドラゴンＬＶ７||VS Manjoume Thunder (Second Part) - Armed Dragon LV7||13 December 2005||30 March 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 027||Grave Risk, Part 1||課外授業は闇のデュエル！？（前編）||The Extra-Curricular Lesson is a Duel of Darkness!? (First Part)||14 December 2005||6 April 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 028||Grave Risk, Part 2||課外授業は闇のデュエル！？（後編）||The Extra-Curricular Lesson is a Duel of Darkness!? (Second Part)||15 December 2005||13 April 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 029||Doomsday Duel, Part 1||ＶＳ ダークネス（前編）真紅眼の黒竜の挑戦||VS Darkness (First Part) - Red-Eyes Black Dragon's Challenge||30 January 2006||20 April 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 030||Doomsday Duel, Part 2||ＶＳ ダークネス（後編）真紅眼の闇竜の攻撃||VS Darkness (Second Part) - Red-Eyes Darkness Dragon's Attack||31 January 2006||27 April 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 031||Field of Screams, Part 1||クロノスＶＳ吸血美女カミューラ||Cronos VS Vampire Camula||1 February 2006||4 May 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 032||Field of Screams, Part 2||カイザーＶＳカミューラ 幻魔の扉発動！||Kaiser VS Camula - Phantom Demon's Gate Is Activated!||2 February 2006||11 May 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 033||Field of Screams, Part 3||輝け！ シャイニング・フレア・ウィングマン||Shine! Shining Flare Wingman||3 February 2006||18 May 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 034||The Fear Factor||湯けむり旅情！ 青眼の白龍||A Steaming Traveler's Mood! Blue-Eyes White Dragon||6 February 2006||25 May 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 035||Sibling Rivalry||兄弟の結束！ おジャマデルタハリケーン||Union of Brothers! Ojama Delta Hurricane||7 February 2006||1 June 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 036||Duel Distractions, Part 1||三沢っちＶＳアマゾネスムコとり決闘||Misawa-chi VS Amazoness, Marry-Off Duel||8 February 2006||8 June 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 037||Duel Distractions, Part 2||肉弾決闘（デュエル）！ アマゾネスのデスリング||Human-Bullet Duel! Amazoness Death Ring||9 February 2006||15 June 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 038||Get Yarr Game On!||水中デュエル！ 伝説の都アトランティス||Underwater Duel! Legendary Capital Atlantis||5 February 2006||22 June 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 039||The Dark Scorpions||名探偵サンダーＶＳ黒サソリ盗掘団||Great Detective Thunder VS The Black Scorpion Grave-Robber Squad||26 February 2006||29 June 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 040||A Lying Legend||Ｈ・Ｅ・Ｒ・Ｏフラッシュ！||H-E-R-O Flash!||28 February 2006||6 July 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 042||Duel Monsters Spirit Day||学園祭デュエル！ ブラマジガール乱入||School-Festival Duel! Blamagigirl Barges In||2 March 2006||20 July 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 043||Hearts Are Wild||明日香にセカンド・ラブ・チャンス!?||Second Love Chance for Asuka!?||3 March 2006||25 July 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 044||The Seventh Shadow Rider||７人目の影||The Shadow of the Seventh||27 March 2006||3 August 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 045||Amnael's Endgame, Part 1||ＶＳアムナエル！ Ｅヒーロー絶対封じ||VS Amnael! Absolute Seal of Elemental Hero||28 March 2006||10 August 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 046||Amnael's Endgame, Part 2||地水炎風融合！ エリクシーラー||Earth/Water/Fire/Wind Fusion! Elixirer||29 March 2006||17 August 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 047||Chazz-anova||明日香ＶＳ万丈目！ サイバー・エンジェル－弁天－||Asuka VS Manjome! Cyber Angel -Benten-||30 March 2006||24 August 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 048||Rise of the Sacred Beasts, Part 1||ＶＳ影丸（前編）２つの幻魔||VS Kagemaru (First Part) - Two Phantom Demons||31 March 2006||31 August 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 049||Rise of the Sacred Beasts, Part 2||ＶＳ影丸（後編）三幻魔覚醒||VS Kagemaru (Second Part) - Awakening of the Three Phantom Demons||3 April 2006||7 September 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 050||Magna Chum Laude||隼人ＶＳクロノス！エアーズロックサンライズ||Hayato VS Cronos! Ayers Rock Sunrise||4 April 2006||14 September 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 051||The Graduation Match, Part 1||ＶＳカイザー（前編）パワー・ボンド×サイバーエンド||VS Kaiser (First Part) - Power Bond and Cyber End||5 April 2006||21 September 2005|
|Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 052||The Graduation Match, Part 2||ＶＳカイザー（後編）ファイナル・フュージョン||VS Kaiser (Second Part) - Final Fusion||6 April 2006||28 September 2005|