Author(s): Kazuki Takahashi
Tenth-grader Yugi always had his head in some game--until he solved the Millennium Puzzle, an Egyptian artifact containing the spirit of a master gambler from the age of the pharoahs! Possessed by the puzzle, Yugi becomes Yu-Gi-Oh, the King of Games, and challenges evildoers to the Shadow Games...weird games with high stakes and high risks!
When Yugi beat his classmate Kaiba at a simple game of "Duel Monsters," he didn't realize that Kaiba was Japan's #1 gamer, heir to the Kaiba Corporation, and a vengeful madman! Now Yugi and his friends must survive Kaiba's "Death-T"! Standing between them and escape are the two Kaiba brothers, who have spent years and millions of dollars building the greatest "Duel Monsters" deck ever. Armed with his grandfather's hand-me-down deck, Yugi fights for his grandfather, for his friends and, most of all, for revenge!
Artist/author Kazuki Takahashi first tried to break into the manga business in 1982, but success eluded him until Yu-Gi-Oh! debuted in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1996. Yu-Gi-Oh!'s themes of friendship and fighting, together with Takahashi's weird and imaginative monsters, soon became enormously successful, spawning a real-world card game, video games, and three anime series (two Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! series and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX). A lifelong gamer, Takahashi enjoys Shogi (Japanese chess), Mahjong, card games, and tabletop RPGs, among other games.