Really, it had horrendous ratings? I wouldn't have guessed it was that bad.S_P said:I sort of get how it had horrendous ratings, which was why it was cut in the first place, as well as it never being bothered to be dubbed.
Yeah, that's one part of the story that intrigued me. While I like the card game, it does make more sense for the "King of Games" to play all kinds of games. We saw Yami winning game after game after game. And, by the way, the term "Shadow Games" made some more sense, too.King of Games seems more accurate if several different games are played (or rather, challenges with some basic concept), instead of a single duel monsters.
I wouldn't say.....remember when Yami no Yuugi used Mind Crush on two of the player killers in Duelist Kingdom? I'd say it would've been in the same conditions, if it weren't for Yuugi's influence after the Yuugi x Kaiba battle in Duelist Kingdom. Actually, it's been the same influence all this time, like what Malik did in his saga, with his "Yami no Games".S_P said:I just liked the fact that it presented different conditions and circumstances.
Most likely it's because the fans didn't like that it made slight alterations when adapting manga to anime (which the second series did too, but didn't do it majorly like TOEI did with their series. Some fans get mad at this with every damn anime series, for example: Tsubasa Chronicle (which didn't majorly change any of the plot and had good adaption in the second season, IMO) and Fullmetal Alchemist). Yuugi being moved to the top of class implying that he was intelligent when he was actually somewhere below the class (somewhere in the manga revealed that he didn't really get good grades) and some of the episode order is out of place with the manga order (they made the episode where Yuugi takes Anzu to the carnival, which took place a little later in the manga, waaaaaaaay in the beginning), for instance.Kamex said:Really, it had horrendous ratings? I wouldn't have guessed it was that bad.
Thing is, you can never actually see anything from first series in them, since they're not taken from the first series, rather re-animated and altered a little. For example, the flashback in Burger World. In the first series, Anzu, Honda, and Miho were welcoming Yuugi and Jonouchi, but in the second series flashback, the only person welcoming Yuugi and Jonouchi is Anzu (which actually is more faithful to the manga then what TOEI did with it in the first series). Plus, instead of her being held hostage by a burglar with a gun, she was harassed by a thug/pervert with a camera (Though, TOEI was actually the one being more faithful there). 8OLocke Yggdrasill said:I've only seen pictures and flashbacks in the Official American version, sadly.