August 21, 2009 –
The Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's manga is a spin-off of its anime series. Like the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga, the events that take place, as well as the cards used by characters differ from those in the anime. It is published monthly in the V Jump magazine in Japanese, and has been released in English via the Shonen Jump magazine starting with the January 2011 issue. The author of the manga is Masahiro Hikokubo and the artist of the manga is Masashi Satō. The manga is supervised by Kazuki Takahashi.
The OCG Master Rules are used. The rules of Turbo Duels are changed; "Speed World" and "Speed Spells" are not required. Also, monsters are not Set and Flip Summoned, but Normal Summoned in face-up Defense Position instead.
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Unlike the anime, Yusei Fudo and Jack Atlas have no history between them. However, Yusei has still managed to acquire a criminal mark. Akiza Izinski is a popular student at the Queen's Duel Academy, where she is known as the "Queen of Queens". She lost to Jack at one point, which still upsets her. A number of people have lost Duels to Jack and are looking for rematches.
Sect faces Yusei in a Turbo Duel in a Satellite factory. Yusei wins, but is impressed by Sect's performance and accepts Sect as his rival. Afterwards Sect is taken captive by the Skeleton Knight. Yusei defeats the Skeleton Knight in a Turbo Duel in order to save Sect.
As Yusei rushes Sect to the hospital, he is confronted by Jack Atlas, who forces him into a Turbo Duel. Yusei abandons the Duel to save Sect after he falls from the back of the Duel Runner. Jack continues and wins the Duel, leaving Yusei and Sect fall into a body of water. Yusei manages to get Sect to the hospital afterwards. As he repairs his Duel Runner, he meets Lazar, who invites him to the D1 Grand Prix.
Akiza defeats Ran Kobayakawa in a Turbo Duel over the title "Queen of Queens". Afterwards, she hears that Jack is in Satellite, so she travels there hoping to find Jack. She instead finds Yusei, who she learns dueled Jack. She faces him in a One-Shot Run to find out more.
Throughout the duel Sherry was able to counter everyone of Akiza's moves with the use of her psychic ability "Hand Scan". However Akiza was able to block Sherry's "Hand Scan" by closing her eyes and she eventually won the duel.
The third match was Crow Hogan against Bolt Tanner. Before the match began, Crow mentions to Yusei that they are going to get along great. Crow manages to impress everyone by performing a double Synchro Summon and defeat Bolt using a First Turn Kill.
The next day the second round of the D1 Grand Prix starts. Yusei faces Hunter Pace as his next opponent. During the duel Yusei finds out that his Duel Runner is unable to accelerate. This is because the night before, Hunter Pace sneaked into Yusei's garage and ripped out a part from his Duel Runner. This, along with the effects of Hunter's monsters put Yusei at a serious disadvantage. But despite the odds, Yusei manages to win.
As this duel was going on, Sect finds out from Hunter's gang that they were the ones who stole the part from Yusei's Duel Runner and gets into a fight with them. Hunter's gang managed to get the upper hand at first but Sect's rare card infects him with darkness allowing him to defeat the gang easily.
Following this, Akiza next match is about to start with her opponent being Kalin Kessler. Throughout the duel, Kalin uses his "Handless Combo" to push Akiza into a corner. But she manages to fight back using her hidden ace, "Rosaria, the Stately Fallen Angel", a monster that she was saving for Jack. Kalin counters this with his own ace monster, "Void Ogre Dragon" and using its effect, he defeats Akiza causing her to drop out of the tournament.
While this Duel was going on, Jack finds Sect and challenges him to a Duel for his shadow card. Yusei appears between the two and tries to convince Sect to stop the duel but Sect refuses as he believes Yusei is looking down on him for being weak. Sect continues the duel and summons the new card he got from the Skeleton Knight, "Beelze, King of Dark Dragons". To Jack's disappointment, it isn't the card he is looking for but he fights back using "Dark Highlander". However before the duel can continue any further, the Skeleton Knight appears and takes Sect away so he can master the powers of darkness. Before he disappears, Sect vows to uses his powers to defeat Yusei and Jack and anyone else who looked down on him.
After this Kalin appears before Yusei and Jack. He reveals to Jack that he has the card Jack is looking for, "Jeweled Red Dragon Archfiend". Jack walks toward Kalin with the intent of taking back his card but as he does so the "Jeweled Red Dragon Archfiend" card begins to cause Kalin's Duel Disk to malfunction. Kalin rips up the card as he said it is nothing more than a copy. Jack starts to become angry, demanding to know where the real "Jeweled Red Dragon Archfiend" card is but before he could punch Kalin, Yusei stops him as a card like that is the reason Sect changed and despite that he will save Sect. Yusei wants to know more about the Duel Dragons from both of them. Kalin merely responds that both of them are qualified to play the game for the Duel Dragons.
Meanwhile back at the stadium, two kids have just defeated their 5th opponent in the tournament and a missle from one of their monster's attacks is about to hit the audience. However Crow uses his "Blackwing Tamer - Hawk Joe the Jet Black" to intercept it. Rex Goodwin appears on a giant hologram and informs everyone that the two kids, the twins, Leo and Luna are eliminators he hired to defeat and weed out the weak duelists. Afterwards he informs everyone that the second stage of the D1GP will start soon and it will take place in Satellite. Back with Yusei, Kalin, and Jack, Kalin tells both of them that the showdown will take place in Satellite.
During the night, Yusei is working on his Duel Runner along with Crow when they are approached by the twins and they challenge Yusei to a duel while revealing that they have information about the Duel Dragons. Yusei accepts the duel, seeing it as way to save his best friend.
At first Leo seemed to gain the upper hand in the duel by Synchro Summoning his Duel Dragon, "Machine Dragon Power Tool". However after Luna got hit by one of Yusei's attacks, Leo becomes blinded by his own anger and fills his field with Spell and Monster cards. By using a combination of Synchro Nova and "Gravity Warrior", Yusei defeats the twins.
The remaining contestants have to travel by boat in order to reach Satellite. While heading there, Yusei thinks about Sect and wonders if he is already there. Rex Goodwin appears and tells him the truth about the tournament. The real reason for hosting the tournament is not to find the emperor of Turbo Duels but to find Duelists that can wield the power of the Duel Dragons and use them to defeat the Skeleton Knight. Goodwin believes that the Duel Dragons can save the world but Yusei doesn't believe it as he saw one of the Duel Dragons corrupt his friend. Goodwin explains about the Duel Dragons and how they were used long ago, in rituals to seal away darkness. He continues saying that controlling or being controlled by the dragons depends on the strength of the person's heart. Goodwin admits that while he doesn't know if Yusei can control a Duel Dragon, he believes it is better than having the Skeleton Knight steal the power for himself. Yusei responds that he doesn't trust Goodwin but will work with him in order to gain a Duel Dragon of his own and save his best friend.
The contestants finally reach their destination, Saiko Island, Satellite Zone Zero. Lazar appears and explains the rules of the second stage of the tournament. Spread across the island are twelve Duel Zodiacs, each having a Star Ticket ranging from level one to twelve with the tweleth Star Ticket being a ?. According to Lazar, the twelveth Star Ticket can be as many as they want. The goal is to collect at least twelve Star Tickets and reach the Duel Gate to enter the finals. Yusei heads to the fourth Duel Zodiac as Rex Goodwin told him that he left a Duel Dragon card there and believed that Yusei can control it. When Yusei arrives, he finds Crow Hogan waiting for him. Both of them duel each other to decide who will get the Star Ticket.
Yusei and Crow begin their duel as they match each other card for card. As the duel goes on, Crow reveals the reason he enter the D1GP. His younger brother Yoshi was due for a serious operation but he was to afraid to go through with it. Crow decides to make a deal with Yoshi that he enters the D1GP and wins in hopes it will give him the courage to through with the operation. Crow and Yusei continue their duel and despite him putting up a good fight, Crow loses to Yusei and this upsets him. However Yusei assures Crow that although he lost, he isn't kicked out of the tournament and as there are plenty of Star Tickets left, Crow still has a chance to enter the finals.
After the duel is over the Duel Zodiac begins to light up, engulfing both Yusei and Crow. They find themselves in a colosseum while wearing new clothes. A mysterious man riding a horse, approaches them. He introduces himself as Shinto Priest and he is a priest that challenges those who wish to gain the power of a Duel Dragon. Yusei challenges Shinto Priest as he wants to use the dragons power to save Sect. The duel is a One-Shot Run but using horses instead of Duel Runners and stone tablets instead of cards. Yusei uses "Lightning Warrior" as his monster while Shinto Priest uses his Duel Dragon "Stardust Spark Dragon". As they ride Yusei becomes corrupted by Stardust's shadow misama and almost becomes swallowed by darkness. However Yusei breaks free by remembering the duels that he fought before. Then he sees the memories of "Stardust Spark Dragon" and finds out that all the duelists before him simply wanted Stardust for its power. Yusei stops riding much to Crow's shock as he wishes to save his best friend and asks Stardust to lead its strength to him. As he accepts the dragon's blow, Yusei and Crow find themselves back in the present as Yusei notices he now holds the "Stardust Spark Dragon" card.
Meanwhile at the ruins of an abandoned building, Jack Atlas finds Kalin Kessler there. He asks Kalin about what is he doing here as he won't find a Star Ticket in a place like this. Kalin replies that he doesn't care about winning the tournament and that the reason he is here is the same as Jack's, they both began their start as duelists in this area. In the past, Kalin and Jack were once prisoners along with other children in the facility, V.S.S.L.. One day Jack and Kalin were set up to duel each other with the winner being adopted by Rex Goodwin and receiving a Duel Dragon card. During the duel, Kalin decides to let Jack win as he didn't want to leave the friends he made behind. As a reward for winning, Goodwin gives the Duel Dragon card to Jack and as he holds it in his hands, Jack falls to his knees but quickly gets up, taken by the dragon's power. Later that night an explosion occurs at the facility as Kalin runs away while holding Jack's "Jeweled Red Dragon Archfiend" card.
Back in the present, Jack becomes angry at Kalin for stealing his card. Kalin throws back the card to Jack and he asks why. Kalin responses that back then, he wasn't sure about what he wanted. He was confused and because of that he wasn't satisfied. Now that he is facing him again, Kalin challenges Jack to a duel to settle the scores between them to which Jack accepts.
At first Kalin seemed to have the upper hand as he uses his Handless Combo. But Jack quickly turns things around by summoning his Duel Dragon and makes quick work of Kalin. However much to Jack's surprise, "Void Ogre Dragon" appears despite the fact Kalin lost and wonders why. Kalin responds that it is due to the effects of his trap card, Zero Gate of the Void which Special Summons "Void Ogre Dragon" to the field when his life points hit zero and as long as his monster is on the field, he cannot lose. Kalin continues the duel and uses the effect of his monsters in his graveyard to seal away his draw and to attack directly. Kalin orders his Duel Dragon to attack Jack directly and to Jack's horror, he finds that he cannot negate Kalin's sense and that its causing him real damage as well.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's chapters are called "Rides", so, instead of "Chapter 1", you should look for "Ride 1", for example.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 5: "The King!!"
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 1: "Yusei, Turbo Duelist!!"
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 7: "Queen of Queens"
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 9: "The D1 Grand Prix Begins!!"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 4: "A Showdown with Darkness"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 6: ""Shackle"…!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 8: "One-Shot Run"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 13: "Psychic VS Psychic"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 14: "Rivals!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 16: "Flight!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 16: "Flight!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 17: "Omens!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 19: "Trump Card...!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 20: "Shadow Card!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 21: "Separation...!!"
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 22: "Duel Dragons!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 23: "Twin Duelists!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 24: "Equip Vs. Equip!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 25: "Sense Upon Sense...!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 26: "Premonition of a Fierce Fight...!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 26: "Premonition of a Fierce Fight...!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 28: "Resonance!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 29: "Super-Fast Showdown!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 30: "The Ancient Duel Arena!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi_Oh! 5D's Chapter 31: ""
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 31: "Jewel Flare Dragon Stardust!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh 5D's Chapter 31: ""
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Ride 32: "Zero Battle!!"