In the second saga of the Yu-Gi-Oh!epic, Duel Monsters is the world's most popular collectible card game-but to Yugi, it's the most dangerous game of all! Entering the Duel Monsters world championship, Yugi fights ruthless opponents like game designer Maximillion Pegasus and teenage multimillionaire Kaiba Seto, hoping to discover the origin of the game...and his own powers! Contains the original storyline of the first season of Yu-Gi-Oh!, including scenes too startling for TV!
On an airship flying high above Japan, Yugi fights for his life against Bakura's fiendish occult deck! When Bakura's Ouija Board spells out "DEATH," Yugi will be obliterated forever...and nothing can stop it! Then, Jonouchi fights Marik, the evil leader of the Ghouls! Or does he? Unbeknownst to our heroes, Marik has been impersonated by his henchman Rishid, a fanatic duelist with a deck full of Egyptian monsters, and a past as dark as Marik's own...
Artist/author Kazuki Takahashi first tried to break into the manga business in 1982, but success eluded hiim until Yu-Gi-Oh! debuted in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1996. Yu-Gi-Oh!'s themes of friendship and fighting, together with Takahashi's weird and imaginative monsters, soon became enormously successful, spawning a real-world card game, video games, and three anime series (two Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! series and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX). A lifelong gamer, Takahashi enjoys Shogi (Japanese chess), Mahjong, card games, and tabletop RPGs, among other games.