Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters

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Beyblade

Beyblade

Beyblading is the latest rage; gyroscopes battle each other in different environments until one is knocked out. Only a true master can bring out a blade’s full potential and unleash the bitbeast within, though. To find out who the true blade master is, a tournament is held. While going up against a team of bio-enhanced beybladers, can the talented but hard-headed Tyson and his team, the Bladebreakers, master their bitbeasts and bring home the win?

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both Beyblade and Yu-Gi-Oh are anime meant for younger kids. These two are very similar in plot, as they revolve around a tournament in which mysterious items are used to fight, and only a true master can bring out their max potential in order to keep winning.

sunshinyness sunshinyness says...

Both Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade contain strong themes of friendship and teamwork, and involve the need to collect items and engage in combat with peers.

styln styln says...

Do you like anime in which characters battle each other by playing a game? Well then Yu-Gi-Oh and Beyblade are just the series for you. The characters take on their problems with a game of cards and spinning tops, respectively.

batman2004 batman2004 says...

If you liked Beyblade or Yu-gi-oh, you'd probably like the other, as both have a lot of battles, rivalry, and challenges. I really recommend one for the other, for that reason.

vernanonix vernanonix says...

Whether creatures are flying out of trading cards or battling tops, it doesn't matter. If you like big, powerful monsters and flashy effects along with them, either Beyblade or Yu-Gi-Oh will work for you.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Well, both series contain a story of friendship, loyalty and reaching the final gool after many hardships. Some may think that these anime are just kids shows aired in the moring on TV but they can make you addicted in no time. The stories are quite good and at some point of the show you wolud want to be one of the characters. That's the best proof that these series are fairly better than nowadays commercial sh*t.

thegreatmajeni thegreatmajeni says...

Both are made for more of a Younger audience, They both also battle with things, and may have many tournaments.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both of these shows are big flashy shounen titles. If you like tons of episodes, tournaments, best friend speeches, and over-the-top children's card games with a supernatural twist, then these shows are for you.

Pokemon

Pokemon

In a world where creatures known as Pokemon roam and would-be trainers capture and battle the beasts, the young Ash Ketchum can’t be happier; he has finally reached the age when he can have his very first Pokemon! Along with the electrical Pikachu and human buddies Brock and Misty, Ash must embark on a journey to battle countless others and become the best Pokemon Trainer of them all! From the Johto region to the Orange Islands, there’s plenty of Pokemon to catch and adventures to find, even if the infamous Team Rocket stands in the way!

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Foop Foop says...

Yu-Gi-Oh and Pokemon are about battling with monsters. Whether it is through a card or a Pokeball, it is just about the same concept. You should watch them both.

vernanonix vernanonix says...

Yugi and Ash both have goals, which they reach using tools of their trade. For Ash, it's his Pokemon; for Yugi, it's his cards. Both series involve strategic battles, flashy monsters, and a little humor on occasion. With such similarities, who could love one and not the other?

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Pokemon and YuGiOh both appeal a younger audience using well-drawn monsters to engage in battle. Both include some fighting and some tactics in their battles, yet keep the overall tone relaxed and more aimed towards children.

Kari5 Kari5 says...

People compete in competitions, train, and enjoy friendly matches with their friends-these are basic themes in Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh. On the way to become the best in the world at pokemon trainning or dueling, the main characters learn about themselves and the people around them.

Daemon666 Daemon666 says...

The overall feel, the description, the genre, these two animes are so alike that it's impossible to hate one if you liked the other. To describe one is to essentially decribe the other. If you grew up watching one you grew up watching the other. 

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Move over, solitaire! Cardfight Vanguard is the card game that all the kids these days are playing. Using carefully prepared decks, players battle it out for fame and glory – the first to receive six damage points loses. After a bully takes Aichi's special card, the boy learns Vanguard to win it back and finds himself inexplicably drawn into the sport. Now determined to prove his skills to himself, as well as to the legendary player Toshiki Kai, Aichi climbs the ranks of Vanguard, making new friends and challenging fierce competitors along the way.

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Drahken Drahken says...

Cardfight is nearly identical to duel monsters. Going beyond the elemental fact of both revolving around a card game, they both feature a meek boy who owns a card which is precious to him for reasons having nothing to do with the game, and who then has said card stolen by an obnoxious punk, then must go on a card dueling adventure to try to get his special card back. Even the special cards themselves are very similar, with both being very powerful cards and having very similar looking white armor. If you wanted more yu-gi-oh, then cardfight is for you. If you can't wait for more episodes of cardfight, yu-gi-oh will keep you happy.

auatarch auatarch says...

Cardfight!! Vanguard is Yu-Gi-Oh 2011. Just the first episode filled me with nostalgia for my days spent at the local bookstore playing children's trading card games. If your craving more card games, look no further.

Renegadefalls Renegadefalls says...

Vanguard is almost a carbon copy of yu-gi-oh! Vanguard has the same style as yu-gi-oh! with the only difference being the rules to the card game itself.

The primary card of Aichi the main character, Blast Blade, has a strikingly similar name to that of one of Yugi's most powerful monsters, Buster Blader.

D.N.Angel

D.N.Angel

For Niwa Daisuke, turning 14 should be accompanied by romance and the promise of new adventures into adulthood, but instead comes with a surprising revelation: all male children of the Niwa's bloodline inherit the powers (alter ego) of Dark, a phantom thief, upon their 14th birthday! Now, in addition to his ever-present quest to win the heart of his childhood friend Risa, Daisuke must commit acts of thievery (with his doppelganger Dark controlling his body), to steal mysterious pieces of art for unknown purposes. For Daisuke, his growing pains are just beginning!

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aoryou aoryou says...

Both seris are about two young, shy boys, who are possesed by a confident, old Spirit. Both spirit exist to collecting mystical items and fighting with a acient Magic.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Well, both main characters have inner self that are few hundred years old but have a young body. Occasionally they take over the body's when there's a need. Anime about friendship and reaching personal goals.

Duel Masters

Duel Masters

Twelve-year-old Shobu Kirifuda has one goal: to become a top-ranking player at the game of Duel Masters, a card game in which players use spells and summon monsters to break through their opponents' shield cards and subsequently defeat them. Shobu believes he's a great player, but he soon discovers that there is more to the game than he originally thought; true Duel Masters, he learns, are able to make the monsters on the cards manifest themselves during a duel. A mysterious group has taken a keen interest in Shobu, although their reasons are as mysterious as the group itself. Now Shobu and his friends not only have to win the championship, but also try to figure out who these people are and why they're so interested in Shobu.

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949paintball 949paintball says...

if you like anime that are focused on card battles then this show is for you!! both have kind of a seriouse side.. but not rly..

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

Duel Monsters or Duel Masters it's all the same here folks. If you're into a group of adolecents ducking it out with magical cards then these are the anime for you. There's a descent plot for those interested in paying attention. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.