is a Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga series, which began December 2010. It is set in the near future as the successor to the series. The manga is published in Japanese in the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's magazine, and in English in the V Jump / Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha magazine. It introduces the Weekly Shonen Jump Xyz Summon mechanic and Xyz Monsters and follows Yuma Tsukumo's adventures to obtain the " Numbers" with Astral.
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga is written by Shin Yoshida, illustrated by Naohito Miyoshi and published by Shueisha. Kazuki Takahashi also supervises the series. Unlike and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX , the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga was released before the anime.
This is the first manga since the original to retain the characters' Japanese name in the English edition, rather than change them to match the names used in the
4Kids Entertainment anime dub.
The series is set in the near future.
Ryoga Kamishiro is the number one bad boy at his school. Something unexpected happens as Yuma Tsukumo challenges him to a Duel. When the mysterious entity Astral appears before them a new legend begins.
OCG Master Rules are used, with the addition of the Xyz Monsters.
Chapter Guide Edit Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL chapter listing
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL chapters are called "Ranks", so, instead of "Chapter 1", you should look for "Rank 1", for example.
Volume Guide Edit
The events of the special chapter " Destined Meeting!!" are non-canon to the ZEXAL story.
Yuma's catchphrase " Kattobingu" has been changed to "I'm Gonna Jet!!" instead of "Feeling The Flow" like in the dub.