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So I just saw the Yugioh: Dark Side of Dimensions movie in theaters this morning, so let me jot down a few of my favorite things from the experience, in no particular order

Yugioh Spoilers ahead

  • the care with which Kaiba’s six-pack was highlighted/shaded
  • Téa/Anzu is going abroad for dancing!!! (and the gang graduates, finally)
  • Kaiba Corp space station
  • which by the way is connected to the earth via elevator
  • Lemme repeat that
  • Kaiba has an elevator to space
  • The Blue Eyes White Jet is still there.
  • Mokuba has a cute little suit and vest
  • Turns out the rules in card games are optional, and you can summon whichever monsters you like
  • Yugi’s eyes are still huge but are a bit more square–he’s growing older!!!
  • Kaiba never… technically loses a duel this movie.
  • Also Kaiba defeats your pathetic magic with TECHNOLOGY!
  • seriously Kaiba is a gold mine
  • “You think you can defeat me with fruit!?”
  • Kaiba’s puffy sleeves of his battle city trenchcoat hold a piece of his new DUEL DISK SYSTEM
  • The fangirl sitting next to me was squealing about her ships when the characters did anything to hint at it (it was quite fun, seeing as I was at the movies alone–we briefly bonded in the dark theater)
  • Obelisk the Tormentor shows up once. 
  • Once.
  • “Ah but he’s not a monster. He’s a god.” And then Obelisk ignores effects targeting monster cards.
  • Yugi, while running around searching for his missing friend, says (approx.) “Man, my cardio is really bad.”
  • Kaiba sacrifices himself for Yugi holy shit
  • Buuuuuuuut as he’s disappearing he says “Bring back the Pharaoh, Yugi”
  • In fact, his entire motivation for the length of the movie is nothing but “I’m gonna duel the Pharaoh for real and I’m gonna win”
  • The antagonist attacks like 7 times on his first turn (second turn, if he was first to go)
  • There’s a nice message about not letting fear rule you, because fear leads to hate which leads to a corrupted world
  • and um
  • I need to say it
  • Kaiba um, he
  • Kaiba builds a device/tron suit to travel dimensions, uses it to travel to the afterlife(?), walks through ancient egypt in his tron suit, and goes to challenge Atem to a duel
  • Atem smiles, and the movie ends
  • Also Mokuba is in charge now