Yu Gi Oh Watch Order: How to Watch it Like a Professional?

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Yu Gi Oh is an anime series that solely focusses on games and most people love it for this reason. In other words, Yu Gi Oh anime is lovable by both younger people and adults. With a perfect plot and appealing character development, this anime will make you love it over time. If you’re confused about the watch order, you can simply refer to our Yu Gi Oh watch order. And if you follow this, you can view it without any hesitation.

Yu Gi Oh Watch Order! (Chronological Order)

Yu-Gi-Oh! (1998)

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Here comes the first anime of the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise and as you can see, it is the first one on Yu Gi Oh watch order as well. In this part, you’ll get to know all the introductions about Yu Gi Oh world and Yuugi Mutou as the main lead, you’ll go through some immense adventures. So, we’d recommend you to start with this 1998 anime since it is the base for every other part.

Yu-Gi-Oh Film! (1999)

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Probably it’s not essential to include this movie in our Yu-Gi-Oh watch order but if you watch it along with other ones, it’ll surely fetch a great result when it comes to enjoyment. But it somehow connects to future events. So, we’d recommend you watch this movie and surprisingly it is only a 30 min movie.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (2000)

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It doesn’t matter whether you watched the movie (1999) or not but if you end up in the duel monsters anime right after the first series, you’ll understand the whole scenario soon. So, you can catch up to this part right after the 1998 anime.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light (2004)

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I hate to say it but this movie is a canon and it would be better to watch it if you’re interested in getting deeper into the storyline. But you can expect some good action sequences from this part which makes it worthy of your watch. And so, this is the part that follows Duel Monsters according to our Yu Gi Oh watch order.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX (2000-2004)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX is more like a sequel that follows the after story of the 2000 anime. Even though it is based on a spin-off storyline, it introduces you to some new characters that’ll appear in further parts. So our Yu Gi Oh watch order recommends you to watch this part either after 2000 anime or Pyramid of Light film.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s (2008-2011)

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Probably the most epic one of all the series of Yu-Gi-Oh franchise. It mostly includes the dark history of the main characters but it is still worth the watch. In other words, it is the series that you must watch after Duel Monsters GX. At least that’s what our Yu Gi Oh watch order is conveying you here.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time (2010) (Optional)

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While this movie might not be canon, we’d still recommend you to watch it for its concept alone. If you don’t want to watch anything besides that contain canon content, then you can skip this one. However, you can always watch it if you’re willing to since it has some great moments.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexas (2011-2014)

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Setting in the far future, this series from the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise implies for the upcoming events in the following series. So, if you want to follow the right Yu Gi Oh watch order, you might as well, include it.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions (2016)

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Yet another movie from the franchise but unlike any other movie, it is worth the time you’ll spend. Don’t try to ignore just because one of the movies of this anime didn’t give you a good experience. Well, there are certainly a few movies and moments that’ll make you unhappy but the major part of the anime will satisfy you.


We know you might’ve confused a bit but let us summarise you so that you can understand it in one go. Watch the anime that released in 1998, then Duel Monsters, and then Duel Monsters GX. Later you can go through the spin-off series if you want to enjoy it even more. We hope you enjoy the anime without much confusion and we wish you good luck.  So, if you have any doubts regarding Yu Gi Oh watch order, make sure you let us through the comment section.

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Hanumanth Reddy

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