So recently I've been trying to build a Pegasus deck profile where a dilemma hit me. It's canon to the timeline of the DM, GX and 5Ds anime. Kinnikuman Nisei: All Chōjin Dai-Shingeki, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Yu-Gi-Oh!_R&oldid=978145966, Articles needing additional references from October 2009, All articles needing additional references, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Duel R8: "Dweller in the Deep Darkness!! The strange thing here is that apparantly the remastered English dub version that came to US cinemas for 2 days apprantly edited something and made it canon to DM (can't confirm, wasn't there to see it). Seto Kaiba and his brother Mokuba also come to the scene to rescue the company. It hasn't finished yet, but so far it doesn't seem like it's linked to any of the previous series, dimensions and timelines. The series was collected in five volumes released from March 4, 2005 to April 4, 2008. Finally it should be mentioned that there was a "Special One-Shot" chapter of this manga which expanded on the final duel, but was mainly used as marketing for the Hero Strike structure deck. "Game King R") is a Japanese manga series written by Akira Itō , based on Kazuki Takahashi 's Yu-Gi-Oh! R have names that are also Intel codenames. I'm very elitist about stuff like that since I'm also very elitist about building character deck profiles and I can't be mixing and mashing parallel and alternate characters in one deck. The Pyramid of Light movie. In my opinion this is completely canon to the DM anime as it takes places 10 years after DM and we see plenty of evidence to support it as actual characters from DM such as Yugi, Atem, Kaiba, Pegasus and grandpa Mutou all directly appear in it. Secondly, (and the option I ultimately went with) use his GX cards since I consider GX to be a canon continuation of the DM anime. Project!! This theory is supported by the D who has been world champion for 10 years in GX. Bakuretsu Hadou Den!! Another version worth mentioning particularly because it takes place after battle city is the Yugioh R 5 volume manga. Nope, at least not to the manga timeline. Those were just about all of the Duel Monster adaptations and alternative stories so let's get to the spin off series, starting with GX. The series, which is a spin-off side story to the original manga, was serialized in Shueisha 's V Jump magazine between April 2004 and December 2007, and was published in North America by Viz Media . Here the Winged Kuriboh card is given to Jaden by Koyo Hibiki who was a world champion and the pioneer of Elemental Heroes in that dimension, which is obviously different to how Jaden received Winged Kuriboh in the GX anime. Intel codenames in turn are frequently taken from names of cities and towns near Intel factories in Oregon, Washington, and other locations. So let's delve into this confusing mess. It's just kinda unnecessary. Most likely not to the timeline of DM, GX and 5ds since it never acknowledges anything from 5ds, but it may be part of an alternate timeline that happens after DM and GX. It's generally accepted as non - canon due to the different origin story of solving the puzzle, which I agree with. It doesn't seem to be canon to anything. Honestly this short moment can be used to explain virtually every single difference in timelines and canonicity. Although there are less direct clues than GX, I still believe it's canon to the DM and GX anime. The anime and manga are considered separate timelines. This third option was the inspiration of this blog as I started looking around for an explanation of whether or not this movie is canon to the DM anime (which I will explore later on). There aren't any references to 5ds monsters and synchro monsters aren't even in Zexal so it's unknown if the timeline has split into a 5ds vs Zexal area or Zexal simply follows an alternate dimension where the events of the DM and GX anime occurred, but the events of 5ds did not. R, Vol. Yu-Gi-Oh! Character Guidebook: The Gospel of Truth, https://yugioh.fandom.com/wiki/Forum:Canon?oldid=4023814. Needless to mention it's not related to the Toei version as the first episode of DM is a redone version of the ending duel of the Death T arc in both the Toei anime and the manga. Honestly not much to say here as there simply aren't any clues as of early season 2. As mentioned before Pegasus is also confirmed to have died by then so it's a potentially large unknown time skip. This means they must have visited him before the Millenium World arc. This is probably my longest post, but I just felt like talking about how I see what's canon and what's not. Yu-Gi-Oh R takes place following Yugi Mutou's victory in the Battle City tournament. His Duel Monster exclusive deck barely missed out on 40 cards so I had three options. An argument against Zexal being canon are the back of the duel monster cards. Moreover, in the simulation at the beginning of the movie where Kaiba supposedly recreated the Pharaoh's deck he included some cards such as Celtic Guard of Noble Arms and a few others, which was never used by Atem or Yugi. Although it's not canon to either, it is much more related to the manga than the DM anime since the plot revolves around reviving Pegasus who is only dead in the manga (and later on during 5ds), while is in fact alive in DM and GX. There Yusei encounters Jaden after the ending of GX where he travels the world, hence solidifying the GX connection. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. $ee ya. That was Winged Kuriboh sending Jaden to an area of stopped time in the past where he was able to duel Yugi at his prime before Atem left him. This means that although they're not canon to the manga, they're absolutely canon to the anime of DM, hence also canon to all other spin offs which are potentially canon to DM (such as GX and 5ds). On one hand a strong argument for it being canon to the DM and GX anime in particular are the statues of iconic monsters of the past. Last thing for Zexal is the D Team chibi manga, which I only mention to confirm that it's officially non - canon to both the Zexal anime and manga. There is actually no evidence to suggest that it's not canon to the original manga, but there is also no evidence to prove that it is, so I simply assume it's part of a parallel dimension to the one of the GX anime. It was directly made by Kazuki Takahashi and serves as the first version of Yugioh. Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! Yu-Gi-Oh! But looking further into, I don't see any continuity problems. It was directly made by Kazuki Takahashi and serves as the first version of Yugioh. One thing I keep noticing is that every "going back in time moment to meet Yugi" is at his prime with Atem. My explanation of that are those black balls in the very first scene of the movie which turned out to be dimensions, hence confirming there are a vast number of parallel dimensions with alternate versions of the characters we know (further confirmed by Arc V's legacy characters). This makes me think that overall DSOD and Transcend game couldn't possibly be part of the same canon timeline due to the reasons listed above. Dark Magician and Red Eyes are not actually exclusive to Yugi and Joey, but are simply rare cards. Capsule Monsters, people have said there's some continuity error regarding Shadi, but I don't quite get it. This combined with the fact that in both the first episode and at the end of season 4 Yugi did not have the Millenium puzzle on him established that it followed the continuity of the DM (and potentially DSOD) ending. R (遊☆戯☆王 R, Yūgiō Āru, lit. Lastly we reach the Vrains anime. However, this particular style does match the DSOD card backgrounds which may potentially mean that if Zexal is canon to a previous Yugioh show, it has to be canon to the dimension with DSOD in it. Community content is available under. There are only 4 Blue Eyes, with one being ripped and unplayable and the other 3 belonging to Kaiba along with the 3 Cyber Dragons which have not been confirmed as exclusive to Zane, but he is the only character seen using them and may be exclusive to Cyber Style users and members of the Cyber Art dojo, hence serving as direct references to these 2 characters. Here comes the interesting part. I'd always assumed it was non-canon because it would create continuity errors and its events are never mentioned in the series. 3D Bonds Beyond Time is canon, but only very briefly mentioned in the main series for something that would be a huge ordeal to the characters.