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English name

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time

Japanese name

10th(テンス)アニバーサリー 劇場版(げきじょうばん) (ゆう)()(おう)超融合(ちょうゆうごう)!時空(とき)()えた(きずな)

Rōmaji name

Tensu Anivāsarī Gekijōban Yū☆Gi☆Ō ~Chō Yūgō! Toki o Koeta Kizuna~

English name (Asia)

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcend Time

Genre

Adventure, Gaming

Release dates
  • Flag of Japan January 23, 2010
  • Flag of the United States February 26, 2011[1]
  • Flag of the United Kingdom May 14, 2011[2]
Running time
  • 50 minutes (original run)
  • 60 minutes (February 2011 release)[1]
Story by

Kazuki Takahashi[3]

Director

Kenichi Takeshita[3]

Supervision

Katsumi Ono[3]

Screenwriter

Shin Yoshida[3]

Character design

Takahiro Kagami[3]

Art director

Junichi Higashi[3]

Animation director
Photography director

Hiroaki Edamitsu[3]

Sound director

Takuya Hiramitsu[3]

Animation

Studio Gallop[3]

Production

Nihon Ad Systems[3]

Producers
Music

jealkb[4]

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time, known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcend Time is a 3D film, starring the three protagonists of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Yugi Muto, Jaden Yuki and Yusei Fudo. The movie was produced in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the series.

Unlike the previous movie, this movie is canon to the anime series, taking place before the events of the Crash Town arc in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, as well as Paradox revealed to be sent by Z-one.[5][6] The movie is also shown to take place after episode 80 of 5D's, as Bruno (whom Yusei did not meet until 80) was shown as one of the people Yusei was thinking about near the end of the Duel with Paradox.

Summary

Apocalyptic future

In the future, human civilization had been destroyed. One of the few survivors, Paradox, travels back in time to prevent the destruction of his timeline from occurring by eliminating the source of that destruction; Duel Monsters and its creator, Maximillion Pegasus.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's present

Yusei Fudo has a nightmare about the Zero Reverse incident that his father created. With Yusei upset, Jack Atlas and Crow Hogan decide to have a Turbo Duel to cheer Yusei up. After driving down the highway, Paradox, who traveled back in Yusei's time, challenges Yusei to a Turbo Duel. After a few turns, Yusei tunes "Junk Synchro" with "Junk Warrior" and Synchro Summons "Stardust Dragon", but Paradox reveals a blank card and launches a beam at "Stardust Dragon", absorbing it and creating a blackened corrupt card of it into the blank card. Yusei confronts Paradox, who shows him the corrupt card, before vanishing through time again. Yusei, Jack and Crow halt their Duel Runners and look in bewilderment at the original "Stardust Dragon" card, whose illustration has just been blanked.

Yusei, Jack and Crow then start questioning Paradox's identity at their garage, when Akiza Izinski, Leo and Luna arrive and show the archives they found about the past. They found an old article about Maximillion Pegasus and Yugi Muto, with Yusei recognizing Yugi as a legendary duelist. Even Jack admits Yugi is a legend, despite his goofy haircut. However, the trip then reveals an article about "Stardust Dragon" assaulting various duelists in Europe. Knowing that "Stardust Dragon" could not have existed in that era, Yusei zooms in on the article's picture to discover Paradox standing in the background of the dragons. Suddenly, the sky darkens and New Domino City begins to crumble and collapse.

NeoDomino crumbling

The consequences of Paradox's actions.

Having watched one-too-many movies, Jack deduces that if something is changed in the past, the future is supposed to change. Yusei then remembers that Paradox gloating about how their era and time would soon be coming to an end.

The Signers marks begin to glow as the complete Crimson Dragon appears on Yusei's back. Yusei's Duel Runner begins glowing with the Crimson Dragon's power. He decides to ride, telling the dragon that he'll go wherever he takes him so long as it gives him a chance to stop Paradox.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GX present

Jaden and Yusei

Jaden and Yusei talking.

In Venice, Paradox finds Jaden Yuki, who still has the powers of Yubel and The Supreme King. Paradox attacks him with "Cyber End Dragon" and "Rainbow Dragon". Jaden manages to resist by Summoning "Elemental HERO Neos" to protect him. In response, Paradox Summons "Stardust Dragon", a monster from the future, and proceeds to overwhelm Jaden (This scene is how the movie opens before changing to Yusei's nightmare of Zero Reverse). Stardust Dragon's first attack almost destroys Neos and sends the two skidding backwards into a wall.

As Paradox commands Stardust Dragon to attack Jaden again, Yusei appears with the Crimson Dragon, who takes the blows for Jaden. Paradox disappears once again.

Soon, Yusei and Jaden began to chat on a roof. Seeing Yusei's Duel Runner, Jaden gets excited seeing such a technology, asking Yusei if that is his 'Bike' (Duel Runner) of the future. He then explains that he came here because he heard that there were cards missing from his classmates. Yusei explains to Jaden that Paradox is trying to change the past. Jaden then uses his laptop to find an article about the event that Paradox caused that would create a major historical event. (In the English version, Jaden did not believe Yusei, which is why he opened his laptop and discovered that truth.) Jaden then checks his card, as his "Elemental HERO Neos" card turns into a blank card. As the country began to collapse, Yusei tells Jaden that they must hurry to save the world.

Yusei and Jaden then ride Yusei's Duel Runner, with the Crimson Dragon taking both of them even further back in time.

Yu-Gi-Oh! present

Meanwhile, in Yugi's timeline, sometime after Battle City but before the Waking the Dragons arc, Maximillion Pegasus is currently holding a tournament. The Sakiyomi Jan Bang! makes a cameo as the MC of the event. Yugi and his grandfather, Solomon Muto, notices "Stardust Dragon", "Cyber End Dragon" and "Rainbow Dragon" in the sky. Paradox then attacks the crowd with "Cyber End Dragon" and "Stardust Dragon", killing almost everyone, including Pegasus and Yugi's grandfather.

Maximillianbuilding

Pegasus about to get crushed by a falling building.

Amongst the ruins, Yugi is the only survivor against Paradox's attack. He stands up and searches for other survivors. He finds a bandanna belonging to his grandfather and cries over his death. He then sees Paradox laughing on top of a building, happy that he finally completed his mission. At that moment a crack in the space appears and the Crimson Dragon suddenly "swallows" Yugi. Then, Yugi is thrown back in time at the same place half an hour earlier. Yusei and Jaden find Yugi and explain to him what they know about Paradox. Yugi agrees to fight with them against Paradox to free the trapped monsters and save the world.

At the event, Jaden Summons Yubel and starts to scare the audience so they would flee. By doing so, Yugi hopes the future is safe as Jaden regains his "Elemental HERO Neos" card. However, Paradox arrives regardless to the shock of the heroes. After Paradox takes his mask off and introduces himself, Yugi asks Paradox what kind of person he is. Paradox replies that he is from a future which was destroyed by Duel Monsters. He intends to destroy the game of Duel Monsters to prevent that future from happening. Yusei tries to tell Paradox that by changing time and trying to destroy Duel Monsters, he will also erase people from the timeline as well, to which Paradox replies that such sacrifices are insignificant in his grand experiment. Yusei, Yugi and Jaden challenge Paradox to a 3 on 1 Duel, with a time limit of 20 minutes, before Pegasus arrives at the event and the other dimensions crumble to pieces. Paradox's Duel Runner transforms into a flying type and he floats up high. Jaden's eyes change color as Yubel appears behind him. Yusei's Mark of the Dragon glows as the Crimson Dragon roars behind him. The two Duel Kings say their catchphrases and then Yami says to Yugi that the Duel against Paradox would be the toughest and Yugi responds by saying that they should rise to the challenge. Yugi transforms into Yami and says his catchphrase. The three activate their Duel Disks and the Duel begins. On a building overlooking the duel, Banner tells Pharaoh to wish the three luck.

The Duel

StandUp

Yugi, Yusei and Jaden stand up to Paradox.

Yami, Yusei, Jaden

Yugi, Yusei and Jaden activate their Duel Disks.

Paradox declares the first move. He activates "Malefic World" that lets him put a random "Malefic" monster from his Deck to his hand instead of drawing a card during his Draw Phase. The field begins transforming into a purple atmosphere full of stars. Then, he sends "Cyber End Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" from his hand. He sets a card to end his turn. By this time, Yugi, Jaden and Yusei come to the realization why Paradox has been stealing monsters: He's using them to Summon the "Malefic" monsters, as Yugi understands that by destroying a monster's good version, Paradox can Summon their dark version.

Yusei tells everybody that despite them never fighting together before, they must work together to defeat Paradox, as Yugi & Jaden agree. Yugi then asks Yusei to take the first turn for his team.

Yusei activates "Reincarnation of Hope", which sends "Sonic Chick" and "Quillbolt Hedgehog" from his hand to the Graveyard; but on their team's second Standby Phase, they are allowed to add a monster from their Deck to their hand. Yusei then Summons "Junk Synchron" and due to its effect, he also Summons "Sonic Chick" back on his field. He then activates the effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog" to Summon it back to his field. He then uses the 3 monsters to Synchro Summon "Junk Gardna" in Defense Position. Yugi becomes surprised by the concept of Synchro Summoning, as Jaden is just as confused by Yusei's Synchro card, but praises Yusei's play and shows his interest in the future cards. Yusei Sets 2 cards to end his turn.

Paradox adds "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to his hand due to the effect of "Malefic World". He then sends "Rainbow Dragon" from his Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" from his hand. Jaden then becomes angry since Paradox is using Jesse's card. Paradox attacks "Junk Gardna" with "Malefic Rainbow Dragon", but Yusei activates the effect of "Junk Gardna" that switches "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to Defense Position, thus stopping the attack. Paradox then attacks "Junk Gardna" with "Malefic Cyber End Dragon", this time destroying it and inflicting Piercing Damage to Yusei's Life Points. Yusei felt the real damage that Paradox did to him, but not before activating "Junk Gardna's" second ability, which switches "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" to Defense Position and "Miracle's Wake", reviving his "Junk Gardna". Yusei apologizes for losing some Life Points, but Yami and Jaden insisted that Yusei did a good job, stopping the assault of both monsters. Paradox then Sets a card and ends his turn.

As Jaden's turn begins, he asks Yusei if he may borrow "Junk Gardna". Yusei agrees, as Jaden activates "Polymerization", fusing his "Elemental HERO Neos" with Yusei's "Junk Gardna" to Fusion Summon "Elemental HERO Neos Knight". The ATK of "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" increases by half the ATK of "Junk Gardna", making it 3200. Because of the other effect of "Elemental HERO Neos Knight", it can attack twice during the same Battle Phase. Thus, Jaden attacks Paradox's "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" and "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" with "Elemental HERO Neos Knight". Paradox activates "Malefic Tune", allowing him to draw 2 cards. Jaden Sets four cards to end his turn.

MaleficParadoxDragon-JP-Anime-MOV2-NC

"Malefic Paradox Dragon" appears.

Paradox adds "Malefic Stardust Dragon" to his hand due to the effect of "Malefic World". He then sends "Stardust Dragon" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Stardust Dragon". Yusei then became shocked to see that his ace monster became corrupted. Paradox then Normal Summons "Malefic Parallel Gear" and tunes it with "Malefic Stardust Dragon" to Synchro Summon "Malefic Paradox Dragon". Yusei is stunned by this, to which Paradox says that he is not the only one who could Synchro Summon. He activates its effect, Special Summoning "Stardust Dragon" and decreasing the ATK of Jaden's "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" by 2500. Paradox attacks "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" with "Malefic Paradox Dragon", but Jaden activates "Hero Barrier", negating the attack. Yugi and Yusei praise Jaden for that move, but Paradox activates "Malefic Claw Stream", destroying "Elemental HERO Neos Knight", but Jaden activates "Elemental Mirage", resurrecting "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" with its original ATK (2500). He explains to Yugi and Yusei that he did this to ensure that there was at least a monster on the field by Yugi's turn. Because of the effect of "Malefic Paradox Dragon", the ATK of "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" is reduced to 0. Paradox Sets 2 cards to end his turn.

As Yugi's turn begins, he adds "Dark Magician" to his hand due to Yusei's "Reincarnation of Hope". Paradox knew that he would try to go for "Dark Magician". Yugi activates "Ancient Rules", which allows him to Special Summon it. Dark Magician, however, is still affected by the effect of Malefic Paradox Dragon, reducing its ATK to zero. Jaden gets excited seeing Yugi's ace card, while Yusei remembers that based on the archives, Dark Magician is Yugi's ace monster. At this point, Yusei asks Yami to destroy "Stardust Dragon", since "Malefic Paradox Dragon"'s effect will prevent them from launching an attack. Yugi then activates "Bond Between Teacher and Student", which Summons "Dark Magician Girl" to his field. Yami then activates "Magic Gate of Miracles", which lets him take control of one of Paradox's monsters and which Paradox assumes it is his "Malefic Paradox Dragon". In response, Paradox chains "Malefic Force", which protects his "Malefic Paradox Dragon" from Yami's card effects. Yami then smiles claiming his true target is "Stardust Dragon". Now Yusei gets his "Stardust Dragon" back on his field. Jaden then praises Yami for this, noting that Yami never wanted Malefic Paradox Dragon in the first place. By doing so, Malefic Paradox Dragon's effect is negated, thus returning "Dark Magician" and "Elemental HERO Neos Knight"'s ATK to their original amount. Yami then activates "Dark Magic Twin Burst", combining his two monsters' ATK together, raising the ATK of "Dark Magician" to 4500. He attacks and destroys "Malefic Paradox Dragon", resulting in Paradox losing 500 Life Points. Paradox then grins, claiming that these desperate moves change nothing. Yugi disagrees, mentioning to Paradox that he had two monsters and now he has none. Paradox mentioned that they only created the path for the Summoning of a powerful monster and activates "Malefic Paradigm Shift", which Summons "Malefic Truth Dragon" to his field when his "Malefic Paradox Dragon" is destroyed. This costs Paradox half of his Life Points to activate (Paradox: 1750 Life Points). Paradox then fuses with his new monster and everyone is amazed to see such a gigantic monster. Yugi then Sets 2 cards face down and ends his turn.

By now, time has run out as Pegasus is about to arrive, but cannot land his helicopter due to Malefic World still being in play. Back in New Domino City, everybody is watching their dimension collapse but Crow knows that Yusei will be okay.

Paradox then starts his turn. He plays "Malefic Selector" to remove "Malefic Parallel Gear" and "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" from play to add "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon" to his hand. Paradox then sends both "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" from his Deck to the Graveyard to Special Summon "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon|Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon".

Malefics on Paradox's field

"Malefic Truth Dragon", "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" on Paradox's field.

Yugi is shocked that "Red Eyes Black Dragon" and "Blue Eyes White Dragon" have become Malefic monsters as well. Paradox then attacks "Dark Magician Girl" with "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon". At that point, he also mentions "Malefic Truth Dragon"'s ability: If a Malefic monster destroys one monster, the other monsters are also destroyed. Jaden then activates Yugi's "De-Fusion", sending "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" back to the Extra Deck and Summoning his "Elemental HERO Neos" and Yusei's Junk Gardna". Yusei then uses the effect of "Junk Gardna" to switch "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon" to Defense Position, thus canceling its attack. Yugi praises both Jaden and Yusei for this impressive display of teamwork but then Paradox then attacks "Dark Magician" with "Malefic Blue Eyes White Dragon" and destroys it, costing Yugi, Yusei and Jaden 500 Life Points. He then activates the effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" which would destroy all of Yami, Jaden and Yusei's monsters, but Yusei activates the effect of "Stardust Dragon" to negate the destruction effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" and destroy it. However, Paradox activates the second effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" which removes from play his "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" and negates the effect of "Stardust Dragon". He then attacks "Elemental HERO Neos" with "Malefic Truth Dragon" and thus activating its effect again, destroying "Dark Magician Girl" and "Junk Gardna". Also, for every monster destroyed, Malefic Truth Dragon inflicts 800 damage. Yami, Jaden and Yusei's Life Points are all reduced to 500 as all 3 of them are pushed back by the explosion. Paradox then activates "Malefic Divide", Special Summoning "Malefic Stardust Dragon" from the Graveyard: Banner realizes that the minute "Malefic Stardust Dragon"'s attack hit, the trio will lose. Paradox then orders it to unleash its fury so that Duel Monsters will perish forever. Yusei falls to his knees, saying that everything is lost and the future is doomed. Jaden tells Yusei not to surrender reminding him that he's traveled through time to get this far. Yugi also tells Yusei that it's their beliefs in Duel Monsters that allowed the three of them to travel through time and meet, which means there must be a meaning behind it. Jaden reminds Yusei that whether their futures are right or not is up to them to decide before activating "The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh". The effect of "The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh" allows Yami to add "Kuriboh" to his hand. Yami then discards "Kuriboh" to reduce the Battle Damage to 0. Paradox ends his turn, but not before "Malefic Stardust Dragon" gets destroyed by the effect of "Malefic Divide" and the original "Stardust Dragon" gets Summoned back to Yusei's field due to its effect. Yami then tells Yusei that no matter which era he is in, his friends will always be supporting him.

Yusei gets up, as Yami & Jaden tell Yusei to end the Duel while promising to aid him. Yusei activates "Stardust Mirage", Special Summoning all monsters that Paradox destroyed during this turn. This brings back "Dark Magician Girl", "Dark Magician", "Elemental HERO Neos" and "Junk Gardna". Paradox is shocked, as all the monsters previously destroyed in his turn are Special Summoned back to their field. Yusei then draws a card to start his turn, as Jaden then activates "Neos Spiral Force", doubling the ATK of "Stardust Dragon" to 5000. Yami then activates "Dark Spiral Force". This then doubled Stardust Dragon's attack again to 10000. Yusei attacks "Malefic Truth Dragon" with "Stardust Dragon" and the combined efforts of "Dark Magician" and "Elemental HERO Neos", winning the Duel and restoring peace. Paradox is destroyed by the attack and is never to be seen again. Pegasus is finally able to land and arrive at the event.

AllForOne

The three say goodbye.

3D Bonds Beyond Time Final Scene

The final scene

After the Duel, Yusei, Jaden, and Yami look down from the rooftop towards the event where Pegasus is among the crowd. Yusei believes that they will meet again and asks if Yami would duel him when the time comes. Yami agrees and reminds Jaden and Yusei that as long as they believe in Duel Monsters, their bonds will always be linked. Jaden and Yusei then return to their respective timelines. Back at New Domino City, everybody comes running to Yusei as Yusei himself looks at the sky. Although he does not know whether the future Paradox spoke of is really true or not, he does know that they are the ones who decide the future. He promises Jaden and Yugi that he will protect his irreplaceable bonds and future. In the English dub, he also says that the true magic of Duel Monsters isn't in the cards, it's the bonds people forge because of it.

Featured Duels

Paradox vs. Yusei

Duel already in progress. Paradox controls no cards while Yusei controls "Junk Synchron
Junk Synchron
ジャンク・シンクロン
JunkSynchron-EN-Anime-5DATKDEFLevel
1,3005003
AttributeType
DARKWarrior
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
When this card is Normal Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Level 2 or lower monster from your Graveyard in face-up Defense Position. That monster's effect(s) is negated.
" and "Junk Warrior
Junk Warrior
ジャンク・ウォリアー
JunkWarrior-EN-Anime-5DATKDEFLevel
2,3001,3005
AttributeType
DARKWarrior
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardSynchro Monster
Anime Lore
When this card is Synchro Summoned, it gains ATK equal to the total ATK of all face-up Level 2 and lower monsters you control.
" both in Attack Position.
Turn ?: Yusei
Yusei tunes "Junk Warrior" with "Junk Synchron" in order to Synchro Summon "Stardust Dragon
Stardust Dragon
スターダスト・ドラゴン
StardustDragon-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
2,5002,0008
AttributeType
WINDDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardSynchro Monster
Anime Lore
You can Tribute this card to negate the activation of a Spell Card, Trap Card, or Effect Monster's effect that destroys a card(s) on the field, and destroy that card. If you negate an effect this way, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard during the End Phase.
" in Attack Position. Paradox at this point, uses a blank card to capture "Stardust Dragon" and corrupt it, making "Stardust Dragon" his card and leaving Yusei's card blank.

The Duel, at this point, ends with no result as Paradox warps out of Yusei's era in time.

Yami Yugi, Jaden Yuki and Yusei Fudo vs. Paradox

The film featured a short one-on-three-Duel, with Paradox facing Yusei, Jaden and Yami Yugi. Paradox took every odd number of turns. Paradox had 4000 Life Points, while Yugi, Jaden and Yusei have a shared 4000 Life Points and one field.

Turn 1: Paradox
Paradox draws "Malefic Tune
Malefic Tune
Sin Tune
MaleficTune-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Activate only when a "Malefic" monster is destroyed by battle. Draw 2 cards.
". Paradox's hand contains "Malefic Tune", "Malefic World", "Malefic Cyber End Dragon", "Malefic Claw Stream", "Malefic Selector" and "Malefic Paradigm Shift". Paradox activates "Malefic World
Malefic World
Sin World
MaleficWorld-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardField
Anime Lore
During your Draw Phase, you can add 1 random "Malefic" Monster Card from your Deck to your hand instead of conducting a normal draw. If you control a face-up "Malefic" monster, no monsters you control can attack, except "Malefic" monsters.
". Now during each of Paradox's Draw Phases, he can add a random Malefic monster from his Deck to his hand instead of conducting a normal draw. If Paradox control a face-up Malefic monster, non-Malefic monsters controlled by Paradox can't attack. Paradox then sends "Cyber End Dragon
Cyber End Dragon
サイバー・エンド・ドラゴン
CyberEndDragon-EN-Anime-GXATKDEFLevel
4,0002,80010
AttributeType
LIGHTMachine
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardFusion Monster
Anime Lore
A Fusion Summon of this card can only be conducted with the above Fusion Material Monsters. During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent's Life Points.
" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard in order to Special Summon "Malefic Cyber End Dragon
Malefic Cyber End Dragon
Sin サイバー・エンド・ドラゴン
MaleficCyberEndDragon-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
4,0002,80010
AttributeType
DARKMachine
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by sending 1 "Cyber End Dragon" from your Extra Deck to the Graveyard. During battle between this attacking card and a Defense Position monster whose DEF is lower than the ATK of this card, inflict the difference as Battle Damage to your opponent. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" in Attack Position. Paradox sets a card.
Turn 2: Yusei
Yusei draws "Reincarnation of Hope
Reincarnation of Hope
希望の転生
ReincarnationofHope-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardNormal
Anime Lore
Discard 2 cards. During your 2nd Standby Phase after activation, add 1 Monster Card from your Deck to your hand.
" and subsequently activates it by discarding "Sonic Chick
Sonic Chick
ロードランナー
SonicChick-EN-Anime-5DATKDEFLevel
3003001
AttributeType
EARTHWinged Beast
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be destroyed by battle with a monster that has 1900 or more ATK.
" and "Quillbolt Hedgehog
Quillbolt Hedgehog
ボルト・ヘッジホッグ
QuillboltHedgehog-EN-Anime-5DATKDEFLevel
8008002
AttributeType
EARTHMachine
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
If you control a face-up Tuner monster, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. If this card was Summoned this way, remove it from play when it is removed from the field.
". During Yusei's team's second Standby Phase after the activation of "Reincarnation of Hope", the turn player can add one Monster Card from his Deck to his hand. Yusei Normal Summons "Junk Synchron
Junk Synchron
ジャンク・シンクロン
JunkSynchron-EN-Anime-5DATKDEFLevel
1,3005003
AttributeType
DARKWarrior
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
When this card is Normal Summoned, you can Special Summon 1 Level 2 or lower monster from your Graveyard in face-up Defense Position. That monster's effect(s) is negated.
" in Attack Position. He then activates the effect of "Junk Synchron" in order to Special Summon "Sonic Chick" from the Graveyard in Defense Position with its effects negated. Since Yusei controls a Tuner Monster, he activates the effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog" in order to Special Summon itself from his Graveyard in Attack Position. Yusei then tunes "Sonic Chick" and "Quillbolt Hedgehog" with "Junk Synchron" in order to Synchro Summon "Junk Gardna
Junk Gardna
ジャンク・ガードナー
JunkGardna-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
1,4002,6006
AttributeType
EARTHWarrior
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardSynchro Monster
Anime Lore
Once per turn, when your opponent's monster declares an attack, you can change the attacking monster to Defense Position. When this card is destroyed, you can select 1 monster your opponent controls and change its battle position.
" in Defense Position. Since "Quillbolt Hedgehog" left the field, its last effect removes it from play. Yusei Sets two cards.
Turn 3: Paradox
Paradox activates the first effect of "Malefic World" to add "Malefic Rainbow Dragon
Malefic Rainbow Dragon
Sin レインボー・ドラゴン
MaleficRainbowDragon-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
4,000010
AttributeType
DARKDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by sending 1 "Rainbow Dragon" from your Deck to your Graveyard. During either player's turn, you can send all other monsters you control to the Graveyard to have this card gain 1000 ATK for each "Malefic" monster sent. You can remove from play all "Malefic" monsters in your Graveyard to shuffle all cards on the field into the Decks. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" from his Deck to his hand, instead of conducting his normal draw. Paradox then sends "Rainbow Dragon
Rainbow Dragon
究極宝玉神 レインボー・ドラゴン
RainbowDragon-EN-Anime-GXATKDEFLevel
4,000010
AttributeType
LIGHTDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned, except from your hand while you have 7 "Crystal Beast" cards with different names on the field or in your Graveyard. This card cannot activate its effects the turn it is Special Summoned. ● Send all "Crystal Beast" cards you control to the Graveyard; this card gains 1000 ATK for each card sent. You can activate this effect during either player's turn. ● You can remove from play all "Crystal Beast" Monster Cards in your Graveyard to return all cards on the field to their owners' Decks.
" from his Deck to the Graveyard in order to Special Summon "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" in Attack Position. "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" attacks "Junk Gardna", but Yusei activates the first effect of "Junk Gardna" to switch "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" to Defense Position. "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" attacks and destroys "Junk Gardna". "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" then inflicts piercing damage to Yugi, Jaden and Yusei (Yusei, Jaden and Yugi 4000 → 2600). Since "Junk Gardna" was destroyed, its second effect activates, allowing Yusei to switch "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" to Defense Position. Yusei then activates his face-down "Miracle's Wake" in order to revive "Junk Gardna" in Defense Position. Paradox Sets a card.
Turn 4: Jaden
Jaden draws "Polymerization
Polymerization
融合
Polymerization-EN-Anime-MOVATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardNormal
Anime Lore
Fuses 2 or more Fusion-Material Monsters to form a new Fusion Monster.
" and subsequently activates it to fuse the "Elemental Hero Neos
Elemental Hero Neos
E・HERO ネオス
ElementalHERONeos-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
2,5002,0007
AttributeType
LIGHTWarrior
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardNormal Monster
Anime Lore
A new Elemental Hero has arrived from Neo-Space! When he initiates a Contact Fusion with a Neo-Spacian, his unknown powers are unleashed.
" in his hand with Yusei's "Junk Gardna" in order to Fusion Summon "Elemental Hero Neos Knight
Elemental Hero Neos Knight
E・HERO ネオス・ナイト
ElementalHERONeosKnight-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
2,5001,0007
AttributeType
LIGHTWarrior
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardFusion Monster
Anime Lore
This card gains ATK equal to half the ATK of the Fusion Material used to Fusion Summon this card, other than "Elemental HERO Neos". This card can attack twice during each Battle Phase.
" in Attack Position. Due to the first effect of "Neos Knight", it gains ATK equal to half the ATK of "Junk Gardna" ("Elemental HERO Neos Knight": 2500 → 3200/1000). "Neos Knight" attacks and destroys "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" and "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" as "Neos Knight" can attack twice per Battle Phase. Paradox then activates his face-down "Malefic Tune
Malefic Tune
Sin Tune
MaleficTune-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Activate only when a "Malefic" monster is destroyed by battle. Draw 2 cards.
" to draw two cards as a Malefic monster controlled by Paradox was destroyed. Jaden Sets four cards.
Turn 5: Paradox
Paradox activates the first effect of "Malefic World" to add "Malefic Stardust Dragon
Malefic Stardust Dragon
Sin スターダスト・ドラゴン
MaleficStardustDragon-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
2,5002,0008
AttributeType
DARKDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by sending "Stardust Dragon" from your Extra Deck to your Graveyard. During either player's turn, when a card or effect is activated that would destroy a card(s) on the field, you can Tribute this card to negate the activation, and if you do, destroy it. During the End Phase of a turn you activated this effect, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" from his Deck to his hand instead of conducting a normal draw. Paradox then sends "Stardust Dragon
Stardust Dragon
スターダスト・ドラゴン
StardustDragon-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
2,5002,0008
AttributeType
WINDDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardSynchro Monster
Anime Lore
You can Tribute this card to negate the activation of a Spell Card, Trap Card, or Effect Monster's effect that destroys a card(s) on the field, and destroy that card. If you negate an effect this way, you can Special Summon this card from your Graveyard during the End Phase.
" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard in order to Special Summon "Malefic Stardust Dragon" in Attack Position. Paradox then Normal Summons "Malefic Parallel Gear
Malefic Parallel Gear
Sin パラレルギア
MaleficParallelGear-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
002
AttributeType
DARKMachine
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" in Attack Position. He then tunes "Malefic Stardust Dragon" with "Malefic Parallel Gear" in order to Synchro Summon "Malefic Paradox Dragon
Malefic Paradox Dragon
Sin パラドクス・ドラゴン
MaleficParadoxDragon-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
4,0004,00010
AttributeType
DARKDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardSynchro Monster
Anime Lore
When this card is Synchro Summoned: You can target 1 Synchro Monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, ignoring the Summoning conditions. All face-up monsters your opponent controls lose ATK equal to the total ATK of all face-up Synchro Monsters you control, except this card. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" in Attack Position.

Since "Malefic Paradox Dragon" was Synchro Summoned, its first effect activates, letting Paradox Special Summon "Stardust Dragon" from his Graveyard in Attack Position, ignoring the summoning conditions. Due to the second effect of "Malefic Paradox Dragon", every monster controlled by Yugi, Jaden and Yusei will now lose ATK equal to the ATK of every Synchro Monster controlled by Paradox except "Malefic Paradox Dragon" (Elemental HERO Neos Knight: 3200 → 700).

"Malefic Paradox Dragon" attacks "Elemental HERO Neos Knight", but Jaden activates his face-down "Hero Barrier
Hero Barrier
ヒーローバリア
HeroBarrier-EN-Anime-GXATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardN/A
Anime Lore
If there is a face-up monster on your side of the field that includes "Elemental Hero" in its card name, negate 1 attack from your opponent's monster.
" to negate the attack. Paradox then activates his face-down "Malefic Claw Stream
Malefic Claw Stream
Sin Claw Stream
MaleficClawStream-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Activate only if you control a face-up "Malefic" Synchro Monster. Select 1 monster your opponent controls, and destroy it.
" to destroy "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" as he controls a Malefic Synchro Monster. Jaden activates his face-down "Elemental Mirage
Elemental Mirage
エレメンタル・ミラージュ
ElementalMirage-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Activate only when an "Elemental Hero" monster you control is destroyed by an opponent's card effect. Return all monsters destroyed this turn to the field in the same battle positions they were in.
" to return "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" (CG Star 7/2500 → 0/1000) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. Paradox Sets two cards.
Turn 6: Yugi
Yugi draws "Ancient Rules
Ancient Rules
古のルール
AncientRules-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardNormal
Anime Lore
Special Summon 1 Level 5 or higher Normal Monster from your hand.
". Since it has been two turns since Yusei activated "Reincarnation of Hope", its effect activates, allowing Yugi to add "Dark Magician
Dark Magician
ブラック・マジシャン
DarkMagician-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
2,5002,1007
AttributeType
DARKSpellcaster
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardNormal Monster
Anime Lore
The ultimate wizard in terms of attack and defense.
" from his Deck to his hand. Yugi then activates "Ancient Rules" in order to Special Summon "Dark Magician" (CG Star 7/2500 → 0/2100) in Attack Position. Yugi then activates "Bond Between Teacher and Student
Bond Between Teacher and Student
師弟の絆
BondBetweenTeacherandStudent-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardNormal
Anime Lore
If you control "Dark Magician": Special Summon 1 "Dark Magician Girl" from your Deck in Defense Position.
" in order to Special Summon "Dark Magician Girl" (CG Star 6/2000 → 0/1700) from his Deck in Defense Position as he controls "Dark Magician". Since Yugi controls at least two Spellcasters, he activates "Magic Gate of Miracles
Magic Gate of Miracles
奇跡のマジック・ゲート
MagicGateofMiracles-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardNormal
Anime Lore
Activate only if you control 2 or more Spellcaster-Type monsters. Change 1 Attack Position monster your opponent controls to Defense Position and take control of it. This monster cannot be destroyed by battle.
" to take control of a monster Paradox controls. Thinking Yugi is going to target "Malefic Paradox Dragon", Paradox activates his face-down "Malefic Force
Malefic Force
Sin Force
MaleficForce-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
After activation, equip this card to a monster you control. It is unaffected by the effects of your opponent's Spell Cards.
" to equip it to "Malefic Paradox Dragon" and grant it immunity to all Spell Cards controlled by Yugi, Jaden and Yusei. However, Yugi uses the effect of "Magic Gate of Miracles" to take control of "Stardust Dragon". This action purifies "Stardust Dragon", making it Yusei's card again. Since Paradox no longer controls "Stardust Dragon", the ATK of his opponents' monsters return to their original values ("Neos Knight": 0 → 2500; "Dark Magician": 0 → 2500; "Dark Magician Girl": 0 → 2000). Yugi activates "Dark Magic Twin Burst
Dark Magic Twin Burst
黒・魔・導・連・弾
DarkMagicTwinBurst-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardNormal
Anime Lore
This turn, 1 "Dark Magician" you control gains ATK equal to the current ATK of a "Dark Magician Girl" you control.
" in order to increase the ATK of "Dark Magician" by the ATK of "Dark Magician Girl" until the End Phase ("Dark Magician": 2500 → 4500). "Dark Magician" attacks and destroys "Malefic Paradox Dragon" (Paradox 4000 → 3500). Since "Malefic Paradox Dragon" was destroyed, Paradox activates his face-down "Malefic Paradigm Shift
Malefic Paradigm Shift
Sin Paradigm Shift
MaleficParadigmShift-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Activate only when a "Malefic Paradox Dragon" you control is destroyed. Pay half your Life Points. Special Summon 1 "Malefic Truth Dragon" from your hand, Deck or Graveyard.
" to pay half his Life Points (Paradox 3500 → 1750) and Special Summon "Malefic Truth Dragon
Malefic Truth Dragon
Sin トゥルース・ドラゴン
MaleficTruthDragon-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
5,0005,00012
AttributeType
DARKDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except with "Malefic Paradigm Shift". When a "Malefic" monster you control destroys an opponent's monster by battle, destroy all monsters your opponent controls and inflict 800 damage to your opponent for each monster destroyed this way. If this card would be destroyed, you can remove from play 1 "Malefic" monster from your Graveyard instead. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" from his Deck in Attack Position. Yugi Sets two cards. On Yugi's End Phase, the effect of "Dark Magic Twin Burst" expires ("Dark Magician": 4500 → 2500).
Turn 7: Paradox
Paradox draws. He then activates "Malefic Selector
Malefic Selector
Sin Selector
MaleficSelector-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardNormal
Anime Lore
Remove from play 2 "Malefic" monsters from your Graveyard. Add 2 "Malefic" cards from your Deck to your hand.
" in order to add "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Sin 青眼の白龍
MaleficBlueEyesWhiteDragon-JP-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
3,0002,5008
AttributeType
DARKDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card cannot be Special Summoned except by sending "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" from your Deck to your Graveyard. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" and "Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon
Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon
Sin 真紅眼の黒竜
MaleficRedEyesBDragon-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
2,4002,0007
AttributeType
DARKDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
This card cannot be Normal Summoned or Set. This card can only be Special Summoned by sending 1 "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" from your Deck to the Graveyard. If "Malefic World" is not face-up on the field, destroy this card.
" from his Deck to his hand by removing from play "Malefic Parallel Gear" and "Malefic Cyber End Dragon" from his Graveyard. Paradox then sends "Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Blue-Eyes White Dragon
青眼の白龍
BlueEyesWhiteDragon-EN-Anime-MOVATKDEFLevel
3,0002,5008
AttributeType
LIGHTDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardNormal Monster
Anime Lore
This legendary dragon is a powerful engine of destruction. Virtually invincible, very few have faced this awesome creature and lived to tell the tale.
" and "Red-Eyes B. Dragon
Red-Eyes B. Dragon
真紅眼の黒竜
RedEyesBDragon-JP-Anime-DMATKDEFLevel
2,4002,0007
AttributeType
DARKDragon
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardNormal Monster
Anime Lore
Its attack power is of the highest level possible. An extremely rare card!
" from his Deck to the Graveyard in order to Special Summon "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon" respectively in Attack Position. "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon" attacks "Dark Magician Girl". Paradox explains to his opponents that if any of his Malefic monsters destroy one of their monsters by battle, the first effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" will destroy all their monsters and inflict 800 damage to them for each monster destroyed that way. Jaden activates Yugi's face-down "De-Fusion
De-Fusion
融合解除
DeFusion-EN-Anime-GXATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardQuick-Play
Anime Lore
Target 1 Fusion Monster on the field; return that target to the Extra Deck, then, if all the Fusion Material Monsters that were used for its Fusion Summon are in your Graveyard, you can Special Summon all of them.
" to return "Elemental HERO Neos Knight" to the Extra Deck and Special Summon "Elemental HERO Neos" and "Junk Gardna" from the Graveyard in Defense Position. Yusei then activates the first effect of "Junk Gardna" to switch "Malefic Red Eyes Black Dragon" to Defense Position.

"Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon" attacks and destroys "Dark Magician" (Yusei, Jaden, Yugi 2600 → 2100). The first effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" activates, but Yusei Tributes "Stardust Dragon" to negate the effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" and destroy it. Paradox then activates the second effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" to remove from play "Malefic Rainbow Dragon" from his Graveyard and prevent "Malefic Truth Dragon" from being destroyed.

"Malefic Truth Dragon" attacks and destroys "Elemental HERO Neos". The first effect of "Malefic Truth Dragon" activates, destroying "Dark Magician Girl" and "Junk Gardna" and inflicting 800 damage to Yugi, Jaden and Yusei for each monster destroyed this way (Yusei, Jaden, Yugi 2100 → 500). Paradox activates "Malefic Divide
Malefic Divide
Sin Cross
MaleficDivide-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardQuick-Play
Anime Lore
Target 1 "Malefic" monster in your Graveyard; Special Summon it, ignoring the Summoning conditions. During the End Phase: Banish it.
" in order to revive "Malefic Stardust Dragon" in Attack Position, ignoring the summoning conditions, but only for one turn. "Malefic Stardust Dragon" attacks directly, but Jaden activates his face-down "The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh
The Flute of Summoning Kuriboh
クリボーを呼ぶ笛
TheFluteofSummoningKuriboh-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Spell CardQuick-Play
Anime Lore
Add 1 "Kuriboh" or 1 "Winged Kuriboh" from your Deck to your hand, OR Special Summon 1 "Kuriboh" or 1 "Winged Kuriboh" from your Deck.
" in order to add "Kuriboh
Kuriboh
クリボー
Kuriboh-EN-Anime-DMATKDEFLevel
3002001
AttributeType
DARKFiend
Card CategoryCard Type
Monster CardEffect Monster
Anime Lore
Discard this card from your hand during either player's turn. You take no damage from a monster this turn (by battle or effect). When this card is targeted for an attack or effect, you can negate the event. Afterwards, destroy this card and take damage equal to this card's ATK.
" from Yugi's Deck to his hand. Yugi then discards "Kuriboh" in order to reduce the Battle Damage they take to 0. On Paradox's End Phase, "Malefic Stardust Dragon" is removed from play due to the last effect of "Malefic Divide". At the same time, "Stardust Dragon" revives itself in Attack Position through its second effect.[Notes 1] Yusei then activates his face-down "Stardust Mirage
Stardust Mirage
スターダスト・ミラージュ
StardustMirage-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Activate only if you control a "Stardust Dragon". Return all monsters destroyed this turn to the field in the same battle positions they were in.
" in order to revive "Dark Magician" in Attack Position and "Dark Magician Girl", "Elemental HERO Neos", and "Junk Gardna" in Defense Position.
Turn 8: Yusei
Yusei draws. Jaden activates his face-down "Neos Spiral Force
Neos Spiral Force
ネオス・スパイラル・フォース
NeosSpiralForce-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Target 1 monster you control; double its ATK. During this turn, "Elemental Hero Neos" cannot attack.
" in order to double the ATK of "Stardust Dragon" (Stardust Dragon: 2500 → 5000). Yugi activates his face-down "Dark Spiral Force
Dark Spiral Force
ブラック・スパイラル・フォース
DarkSpiralForce-EN-Anime-MOV2ATKDEFLevel
N/AN/AN/A
AttributeType
N/AN/A
Card CategoryCard Type
Trap CardNormal
Anime Lore
Target 1 monster you control and double its ATK. "Dark Magician" cannot attack the turn you activate this card.
" in order to double the ATK of "Stardust Dragon" again (Stardust Dragon: 5000 → 10000). "Stardust Dragon" attacks and destroys "Malefic Truth Dragon" (Paradox 1750 → 0).

Featured cards

The following cards were used in the film. Italics are used to denote cards whose first appearance was in the film.

Turbo Duel

Yusei Fudo
Paradox

Ground Duel

Yusei Fudo
Jaden Yuki
Yami Yugi
Paradox

Flashbacks

Flashbacks

Dub introduction

Yusei Fudo
Jaden Yuki
Yami Yugi

Other

Other
Paradox's explanation
Cosplay
Dub version cards

Cast

English character name English voice actor Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yusei Fudo Greg Abbey Yusei Fudo Yuya Miyashita
Jaden Yuki Matthew Charles Judai Yuki KENN
Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi Dan Green Yugi Mutou/Dark Yugi Shunsuke Kazama
Paradox Sean Schemmel Paradox Atsushi Tamura
Jack Atlas Ted Lewis Jack Atlas Takanori Hoshino
Crow Hogan Tom Wayland Crow Hogan Shintaro Asanuma
Akiza Izinski Bella Hudson Aki Izayoi Ayumi Kinoshita
Luna Eileen Stevens Luca / Ruka Yuka Terasaki
Leo Eileen Stevens Lua / Rua Ai Horanai
Lyman Banner Wayne Grayson Daitokuji Kappei Yamaguchi
Yubel Eileen Stevens Yubel Hiromi Tsuru
Solomon Muto Wayne Grayson Sugoroku Mutou Tadashi Miyazawa
Maximillion Pegasus Darren Dunstan Pegasus J. Crawford Jiro Jay Takasugi
Dark Magician Michael Sinterniklaas Black Magician Kazunari Kojima


Production

Development

The film was first announced in July 2009.[7] Previews for the film started on July 1, 2009. They appeared at the beginning of episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's in the form of short Yu-Gi-Oh! anime tenth anniversary tributes, starting with episode 65.[8]

The November issue of V Jump confirmed that the animation would be a 3D film released on January 23, 2010.[9]

A trailer for the film was shown in October at the Jump Fest Anime Tour 2009.[10]

On October 19, 2009 an official website provided a list of theaters where the film would be shown.[11]

Starting November 18, 2009 with episode 85, the previews at the beginning of episodes showed 9 face-down cards. Each week a new one was turned over. The cards in order of appearance were. "Malefic Blue-Eyes White Dragon",[12] "Malefic Red-Eyes Black Dragon",[13] "Malefic Stardust Dragon",[14] "Malefic Cyber End Dragon",[15] "Malefic Rainbow Dragon",[16] "Elemental HERO Neos Knight",[17] "Junk Gardna",[18] "Malefic Parallel Gear"[19] and "Malefic Paradox Dragon".[20]

JumBANG in the film

Sakiyomi JumBANG! as MCs.

Sakiyomi JumBANG! featured the film in their 35th episode, on November 27, with guests Yuya Miyashita and Takanori Hoshino, Yusei and Jack's voice actors.[21] and their 42nd episode on January 22, 2010.[22] In this episode, the Sakiyomi JumBANG! crew mentioned that they would be appearing in the film as MCs.

A trailer is available on the film's official website.[23]

A thirty minute preview of the film was shown on January 17, 2010.[24] Kazuki Takahashi[25] and the V Jump cosplayers, Kaiser Umiuma and Shironosu attended this event.[24]

In March 2010, during 4Kids Entertainment's quarterly conference, Alfred Kahn announced that they were working on dubbing the film in English.[26]

A trailer of the English dub of the film was shown at San Diego Comic Con 2010.

Several scenes from the film were shown at the Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2010 in Long Beach. These scenes were not dubbed in English, but were localized subtitles of the Japanese version.

At an encore screening on February 20, 2011, details on the production of the then-upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series was announced. The second 2011 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump included details of the screening and a competition allowing one hundred and ten readers to win passes to see it.[27]

Music

The film's main theme music is "makemagic" by jealkb.[4] The ending credits for the English version is a combination of the "Yu-Gi-Oh! Theme", "Get Your Game On!" and "Hyper Drive", the opening and ending themes for the dubbed versions of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, respectively.

The following background music is played during the Japanese version of the film.[28]

Music Scene
"Jose" Intro to Yusei's dream and during the Riding Duel, up to "Stardust Dragon" being stolen.
"Dragon" Report of "Stardust Dragon" attacking the streets
"Catharsis" Crimson Dragon's appearance to Paradox's disappearance
"Agonizing Heart" Talk on the roof
"Wicked Spirit" "Elemental HERO Neos" card vanishing
"Cute Spirits" Domino City Duel Cup
"Big Quake" Pegasus getting crushed
"Strategy Conference" Domino City 30 minutes earlier
"Showdown" Paradox's reappearance
"Rage" Paradox's goal
"Passionate Duelists" Yugi switching to Yami Yugi to the duelists setting up their Duel Disks
"Powerful Threat"[citation needed][Notes 3] Paradox's first turn
"Yusei Battle" Yusei's first turn
"Terror and Destruction" Paradox's second turn
"Judai's Theme" Judai's turn
"Light and Dark" Paradox's third turn
"Passionate Duelists" Yugi's turn
"Placido's Fusion" Paradox's fourth turn and the Summoning of "Malefic Truth Dragon"
"Bonds of the Three" The Summoning of "Kuriboh"
"Yusei's Theme" Yusei's second turn and end of the Duel
"Hope" Yugi, Judai and Yusei part ways
"makemagic" Ending credits
"10th Anniversary Eyecatch A"
"10th Anniversary Eyecatch B"
"10th Anniversary Eyecatch C"

Marketing

Screenings

Super Fusion movie poster

Japanese promotional poster.

The film was released on January 23, 2010 in Japan.

In the United States, it was shown with a limited run on February 26 and 27, 2011 and again on March 5 and 6, 2011.[29] Some theaters in the North East that showed the film throughout the week February 21 to 25, 2011 due to the closing of schools for vacation.[30]

The film had a second release in Japanese theaters that started on February 26, 2011.[31] to coincide with the release in the United States.[1] This re-release in Japan has 10 minutes of additional animation in 2D. The 10 minutes of additional footage in the North American release featured 10 minutes of flashback footages on the protagonists.[32]

4Kids Entertainment planned to have a television premiere of the film in English, sometime after showing it in theaters.[33]

In the United Kingdom the film was shown on May 14, 2011 in theaters.[2]

Home media

YGO3DEnglishDVDcover

The English DVD Cover

4Kids Entertainment planned to release the film on DVD in English, sometime after showing it in theaters.[33] Its official home video release date was July 15, 2014.

In the United Kingdom the film was available on DVD and Blu-ray from Manga Entertainment and originally slated to be released on May 30, 2011,[2] but was released on July 25, 2011.[34][35] In addition to the dubbed version, it includes the original Japanese version of the film, subtitled and completely unedited.[citation needed]

Merchandise

"Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon" promotional cards were distributed at cinemas to people attending the film in Japan[36] and America. It was Ultra Rare and it was included inside a sample for the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga.[citation needed] Malefic Red-Eyes B. Dragon is also included as a Super Rare in the DVD version.[citation needed]

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Animation Book was released on January 21, 2010[37] It contains information on scenes from the film, a quick review of the three series, character profiles, Duels and interviews with the staff of the film.[38]

Reception

The film debuted at #6 in the Japanese Box Office chart, earning over a million US dollars in 24 theaters in its first week.[39] It had however dropped from the charts by the next week.[40]

The film holds a 67% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 450 ratings.[41]

Critics generally said that the film would only be of interest to people who are already fans of the series. Phelim O'Neill from The Guardian commented that the film is strictly for kids and the target audience might get a kick out of it, but for older people it is just "a shouty, tacky advert for things [they'll] never buy".[42] Jamie Russell from Total Film said "the migraine-inducing visuals and game-heavy dialogue will leave most non-fans clawing their eyes out".[43]

Errors

RainbowDragonError

The original "Rainbow Dragon" is seen on Paradox's Duel Disk.

  • Several times during the Duel, fewer cards are seen in someone's hand than there should be.
  • In the dub, Akiza and Dark Magician Girl's appearances, which are usually edited to suit the American releases of the respective series they appear in, are left in their original designs.
  • In the dub, when Yugi uses the effect of "Kuriboh" to block the attack of "Malefic Stardust Dragon", he calls it "Stardust Dragon" instead of "Malefic Stardust Dragon".

Notes

  1. In the TCG/OCG, "Stardust Dragon" could not have been Special Summoned to Yusei's Field, as Paradox was the owner of the card as that term is defined in gameplay. In addition, since it was never properly Synchro Summoned, it would be ineligible for a Special Summon in the first place.
  2. This card is shown in the ending credits, hinting that it was the card Yusei drew on his final turn.
  3. The music that was played in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX episode 65: "No Pain, No Game" when Ryo Marufuji (Zane Truesdale) defeats Inukai (Mad Dog).

References

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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 animenewsnetwork.co.uk Yu-Gi-Oh 3D film to be released in cinemas and on DVD
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 yugioh10th.com Staff & Cast
  4. 4.0 4.1 yugioh10th.com News 2009.11.30
  5. twitter.com katsuono (Katsumi Ono) at 16:45 April 1, 2011 (GMT)
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 146: "The Last Human, Z-ONE"
  7. animenewsnetwork.com Toriko, Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Special Anime Shorts Announced (Updated)
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 65: "A New Threat, Part 1"
  9. animenewsnetwork.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Anime to Be Film in 2010
  10. jumpfesta.com Jump Festa 2009
  11. yugioh10th.com News 2009.10.19
  12. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 85: "Mother Knows Best"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 86: "Duelist For Hire"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 87: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 1"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 88: "Showdown at Sundown, Part 2"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 89: "The Race to Escape, Part 1"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 90: "The Race to Escape, Part 2"
  18. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 91: "Clash at Crash Town, Part 1"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 92: "Clash at Crash Town, Part 2"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode 93: "The Question of the Card"
  21. tv-tokyo.com Sakiyomi JumBANG! episodes 27 to 39
  22. tv-tokyo.com Sakiyomi JumBANG! episodes 40~
  23. yugioh10th.com trailer.
  24. 24.0 24.1 yugioh10th.com News 2010.01.17
  25. yugioh10th.com Staff diary 2010-01
  26. animenewsnetwork.com 4Kids Reports US$21 Million Loss in 4th Quarter
  27. animenewsnetwork.com New Yu-Gi-Oh! Series to Be Announced in February
  28. http://www37.atwiki.jp/ygo10thmovie/pages/36.html
  29. animenewsnetwork.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D's U.S. Theatrical Run Dated for February–March
  30. facebook.com Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page: Theatres Showing Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time weekdays during the week of February 21-25th
  31. V Jump Jan. issue scan
  32. facebook.com Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Page: The ten minutes of additional footage for the United States release
  33. 33.0 33.1 animenewsnetwork.com 4Kids Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Anime Film
  34. hmv.com Yu Gi Oh The Movie: Bonds Beyond Time DVD
  35. hmv.com Yu Gi Oh The Movie: Bonds Beyond Time Blue-ray
  36. [1] Promo card for attending the movie
  37. Amazon.co.jp Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Animation Book
  38. animebooks.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 10th Anniversary Animation Book
  39. animenewsnetwork.com Japanese Box Office, January 23–24
  40. animenewsnetwork.com Japanese Box Office, January 30–31
  41. rottentomatoes.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time (2011)
  42. guardian.co.uk Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time – review — May 12, 2011
  43. totalfilm.com Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time — May 11, 2011

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