The students of Duel Academy went on a field trip to Domino City. Among them was a tarot card reader, Sartorius, who wished to defeat Yugi Muto and the other legendary duelists. Strange circumstances led Jaden Yuki to meet Yugi Muto and Joey Wheeler. Sartorius contacted KaibaCorp to plot his scheme.
Making this film was to fill Kazuki Takahashi's unmet expectations from seeing Mazinger Z VS Devilman in his childhood. He came up with the idea about a year after Yu-Gi-Oh! GX had begun broadcasting.
Takahashi contemplated reviving Atem, but didn't want to betray the theme of the original story.
After the idea was dropped, Takahashi commented that it was fun to see Yugi and the others in his head after such a long time and that Yugi facing Jaden couldn't happen as it would be a hero facing his comrade - though it ends up happening in the last two episodes on Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.
Ideas from the film were apparently used in season 2 of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.
|Anime||Yu-Gi-Oh! • Yu-Gi-Oh! (Duel Monsters) • Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters • Yu-Gi-Oh! (Duel Monsters) GX • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's|
|Manga||Yu-Gi-Oh! • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist • Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World • Yu-Gi-Oh! R • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's • Yu-Gi-Oh! (bunkoban)|
|Movies||Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light • Yu-Gi-Oh! VS. GX (cancelled) • Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Super Fusion! Bonds That Transcend Time|
|Episodes||Yu-Gi-Oh! (first series) • Yu-Gi-Oh! (season 1) • (season 2) • (season 3) • (season 4) • (season 5) • Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters|
|Chapters||Yu-Gi-Oh! • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist • Millennium World • Yu-Gi-Oh! R|
|Volumes||Yu-Gi-Oh! • Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist • Millennium World • Yu-Gi-Oh! (bunkoban) • Yu-Gi-Oh! R|
|Storylines||The Shadow Games • Death-T • Monster World • Duelist Kingdom • Legendary Heroes • Battle City • Virtual World • Battle City Finals • Waking the Dragons • Grand Championship • Dawn of the Duel • The Ceremonial Battle|
|Plot Elements||Millennium Items • Egyptian Gods • Wicked Gods • Orichalcos • Legendary Dragons|
|Games||Bandai's Official Card Game • Official Card Game • Trading Card Game • Capsule Monster Chess • Digital Pets • Dragon Cards • Monster World • Dungeon Dice Monsters • Capsule Monsters
|Composition||Anime • Manga|
|Episodes||Season 1 • Season 2 • Season 3 • Season 4|
|Anime storylines||Freshman Year • Rise of the Sacred Beasts • Society of Light • Genex Tournament
Disclosure Duel • Quest for the Rainbow Dragon • Into the Shadows
|Plot Elements||Duel Academy • Shadow Riders • Sacred Beasts • Society of Light • Light of Destruction • World of Darkness|
|Manga||Volume Listing • Chapter Listing|
|Video games||Duel Academy • Spirit Caller • Card Almanac • Tag Force • Tag Force 2 • Tag Force 3 • Tag Force Evolution (Beginning of Destiny)|