This is a listing of major characters from the manga Yu-Gi-Oh! and the first series Yu-Gi-Oh! anime and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters (known outside of Japan as simply Yu-Gi-Oh!) anime series.
The Japanese names in Western order (given name before family name) are listed first and the English anime names are listed second, when applicable.
is the protagonist of the first series.Yugi is especially adept at playing Duel Monsters. He wears the Millennium Puzzle, one of the seven [Millennium Items] and an ancient Egyptian artifact holding the spirit of the pharaoh around his neck. When Yugi is playing a game or under stress, the spirit inside the Millennium Puzzle surfaces and the 3,000-year-old (5,000 in the English anime) pharaoh, Dark Yugi takes partial or complete control of the body.
is Yugi's best friend and the deuteragonist of the series. Initially nothing more than a street thug and former bully, Jonouchi is touched by Yugi's behavior towards him and they become loyal friends. He likes playing games but usually loses to Yugi. Jonouchi is rash and gets himself into trouble quite often. The two things that get him out of trouble are Yugi and his Brooklyn Rage.
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