The Heart of the Cards is the fifth volume of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.


Yugi, Jonouchi and Anzu have passed the first three stages of Death-T, leaving the Kaiba brothers Seto and Mokuba to face in the final two stages. Yugi faces Mokuba in Capsule Monster Chess and Seto in Duel Monsters.

In two shorter stories Yugi gets in trouble with Tsuruoka over bringing a Lovely Two to school and Jonouchi takes part in the TV game show, The Get the Million Game to pay off his father's gambling debts.


In the foreword, Kazuki Takahashi recites a Yu-Gi-Oh! theme song that he wrote.



Image Number English title Japanese title
YuGiOh!Duel0034 Duel 34 Arena #2 第2の闘技場!!!
Arena #2
As Yugi, Jonouchi and Anzu grieve over the loss of Honda, Yugi admits to thinking there is another Yugi inside him, before advancing to face Mokuba in the next stage of Death-T.
YuGiOh!Duel035 Duel 35 Board Game Deathmatch 盤上の死闘
Banjō no Shitō
Board Game Deathmatch
Dark Yugi faces Mokuba in a game of Capsule Monster Chess in the penultimate stage of Death-T.
YuGiOh!Duel0036 Duel 36 Battle Beyond Hope 無常のラストバトル
Mujō no Rasutobatoru
The Unknown Last Battle
Seto Kaiba tries to inflict the "Experience of Death" Penalty Game on Mokuba for losing to Dark Yugi. Afterwards, Seto faces Dark Yugi in a game of Duel Monsters in the final stage of Death-T.
YuGiOh!Duel037 Duel 37 To the Death!! 死闘!!死闘!!
Shitō!! Shitō!!
Deathmatch!! Deathmatch!!
Dark Yugi continues his Duel with Seto Kaiba. Yugi mostly plays defensive, while Kaiba maintains the upper hand, with his powered-up "Saggi the Dark Clown".
YuGiOh!Duel038 Duel 38 The Terror of Blue-Eyes!! 青眼の恐怖!!
Burūaizu no Kyōfu!!
The Terror of Blue-Eyes!!
Dark Yugi and Seto Kaiba continue their Duel in Death T-5. Kaiba Summons more copies of "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" making things more difficult for Yugi.
YuGiOh!Duel039 Duel 39 Endgame!! 死闘の果て!!
Shitō no Hate!!
End of the Deathmatch!!
With his life depending on what he gets, Dark Yugi prepares to draw his final card in his Duel against Kaiba. His only hope is to get the final piece of "Exodia", but he starts to doubt he can get it.
YuGiOh!Duel040 Duel 40 A Piece of His Heart 心の1片
Kokoro no Ichiben
A Piece of His Heart
After defeating Seto Kaiba, Dark Yugi inflicts the "Mind Crush" Penalty Game and Mokuba tells the story of how Seto grew-up to be the way he is.
YuGiOh!Duel041 Duel 41 Let's Find "Love"! “恋”を見つけよう!!
"Koi" o Mitsukeyō!!
Let's Find "Love"!!
Yugi, Jonouchi and Honda end up facing the guidance counselor Tsuruoka in a game where they must find a hidden keychain or risk expulsion.
YuGiOh!Duel042 Duel 42 Get the Million!! 100万円をゲットせよ!!
Hyaku-man En wo Gettoseyo!!
Get the Million Yen!!
Katsuya Jonouchi takes part in a TV game show, called The Get the Million Game in order to pay off his father's gambling debts.


  1. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5 (Japanese)
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh!, Vol. 5