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Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie: The Pyramid of Light is a shonen anime film based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! series.


Underneath the sands of Egypt, Anubis, an ancient evil spirit, has awakened. It's up to Yugi, who defeated Anubis centuries ago, to rid the world of evil once again.

Why It Rocks[]

  1. It is very well faithful to the anime and manga. As it still follows the franchise's message about having fun when playing games, and the power of friendship.
  2. The plot is interesting for fans of the anime, manga, and card game. As it takes place after the events of the Battle City tournament, and it isn't too difficult to follow.
  3. The main characters in this movie are still as funny and interesting as they were in the Duel Monsters anime. Especially Seto Kaiba as he continues to find a way to defeat Yugi's three Egyptian God Cards, and regain his title as the King of Games.
  4. Very beautiful and gleam animation.
  5. As usual, the voice acting in both English and Japanese is great. Especially from Dan Green as Yugi and Yami Yugi, Eric Stuart as Seto Kaiba, and Darren Dunstan as Maximillion Pegasus.
  6. Awesome music for the soundtrack. Like You're Not Me, and One Card Short.
  7. Some pretty funny moments, especially the scenes with Maximillion Pegasus.
  8. It introduces some new elements to the franchise like the Pyramid of Light card, and Toon Dark Magician Girl.
  9. This film didn't receive any changes compared to Pokémon: The First Movie that shrunk the quality of the film.
  10. The dialogue is well written in both English and Japanese.
  11. The film's plot has some interesting elements that weren't introduced in the anime. Like the film's main antagonist, Anubis, reveals that he was sealed into the past by Pharaoh Atem.
  12. Very great duels with more gleam into the monsters' attacks.

Bad Qualities[]

  1. Even though this film can be liked by fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, it's not really all that appealing to newcomers, making them hard to get into it.
  2. The film's antagonist, Anubis, is a very one-dimensional villain who's motives are very vague and generic, and he has no personality nor screen-time.
  3. Some scenes that are filler.
  4. The dialogue at the beginning of the film was kind of repetitive. As the narrator said "And after five thousand years" about three times.


Suprisingly, the film was largely panned by critics. It received a 5% on Rotten Tomatoes, with all of its top critics giving it a 0% with an critical consensus reads, "Don't watch the TV show or play the card game? Then this movie is not for you.", and it was given a 15% by Metacritic. Before The Emoji Movie was created, this film was the most lowest rated animated film on Metacritic. However, it has gotten a cult following among the users of this wiki and actually isn't that bad of a film.