Why Yu-Gi-Oh Is Still Relevant

Kevin Noguera, Author

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Yu-Gi-Oh is a trading card game in which everyone can battle or trade cards with other people, and it was even once a children’s cartoon show. Yu-Gi-Oh is not the only card game though. There’s also Magic: The Gathering and Pokemon. If you don’t already know, people nowadays people don’t know much about Yu-Gi-Oh or even remember the name for that matter, so is it still relevant? Well, the answer is yes, it is.

The main reason is that people still do tournaments every year. Many people do attend them, and at every tournament, there will always be a new series of cards, which can be bought. Junior, Tony Drain plays the game and even goes to the tournaments. He said, “I attend the tournaments myself because I make a new deck. Every time I get new cards, and I always want to test my deck out.”

Another topic is the cards themselves. They still bring new types of cards and series, like this year’s “Speed Duel,” where you have up to three monsters and spell/trap cards on the field. They also brought new cards called “skills” that can be used in duels. “In my opinion, this mode is great. The reason is it’s more quick, and sometimes when I play the regular duels, it would take hours. But now with speed duel, it’s much quicker now,” said Tyler Johnson, junior.

The last example would be the show itself. While it doesn’t appear too much nowadays, they do have new anime show called Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Right now, the show only appears in Japan, because it’s first in Japanese. When it gets to America, they change to English voice actors. This will happen when they are done with the series. “While I do enjoy much better the first series of Yu-Gi-Oh, this one is not too bad. I would say that it does have its moments,” said Fredy Noguera.

Yu-Gi-Oh may not have the same cultural potency as it used to, but saying it’s no longer relevant is probably wrong.

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