|Duel Masters |
|Air Date:||October 21, 2002 — |
December 22, 2003
|Theme Song(s):||When Dreams Come True 夢が叶うとき
Duel Masters, later known as Duel Masters (2002) is the first season of the Duel Masters anime.
It covers the Temple of Duels arc (デュエルの神殿編) of Shobu's story.
Before the English series had started, there was a premier episode named "The Good, the Bad, and the Bolshack" that aired on Feb 27th, 2004, which was a combination of the first two episodes.
The English-dubbed series aired between March 13 and September 4 of 2004.
The Japanese series aired between October 21, 2002 and December 22, 2003.
On November 19, to November 20 in 2014, the entire season was broadcasted on Nico Nico Live in Japan.
- This broadcast was part of an event for Shobu's return to the anime series in Duel Masters Versus.
- The broadcasts received a total of 77,356 viewers and the November 20 broadcasts received 64,422 viewers.
In the first season of Duel Masters, the young duelist Shobu Kirifuda battles his way to stardom, in an attempt to follow in his fathers footsteps and become a Kaijudo master, aided by his mentor Knight, and his friends Rekuta, Sayuki and Mimi he battles against many strong adversaries such as the Reaper duelist Kokujo, leader of the White Soldiers, Hakuoh as well as the Master of the Temple.
|Screenshot||Episode Number||Japanese Title||English Title||Japanese Air Date||English Air Date|
(Kore ga Duel da! - The Duel is On!)
|Playing with a Full Deck||October 21, 2002||March 13, 2004|
(Shinobi yoru kage - A Stealthy Danger)
|It's Not Easy Being Green||October 28, 2002||March 20, 2004|
(Ankoku no Chosensha - The Challenger From Darkness)
|Toru, Toru, Toru, Part 1||November 4, 2002||March 27, 2004|
(Shori o Mezase - I'm Aiming for Victory!)
|Toru, Toru, Toru, Part 2||November 11, 2002||April 3, 2004|
(Battle Arena e - Destination: Battle Arena)
|I'll Be a Monkey's Brother||November 18, 2002||April 10, 2004|
(Hakuoh, Kiseki no Duel - The Duel Hakuoh Plays Is Simply Marvelous)
|Wok on the Wildside||November 25, 2002||April 17, 2004|
(Hebi Bira no Wana - The Enlightened Snake Lays a Beautiful Trap)
|White Boys Can't Charm||December 2, 2002||April 24, 2004|
(Gekito! Shinka Creature - The Evolution Creatures Will Clash!)
|Duels of the Futures Past||December 9, 2002||May 1, 2004|
(Shinden e - Arriving at the Divine Temple)
|A Goblin Shall Lead Them||December 16, 2002||May 8, 2004|
(Aratanaru Kirifuda - A Brand New Ace-in-the-Hole)
|Shobu Gets Decked||December 23, 2002||May 15, 2004|
(Mana o Ayatsuru Otoko - Real Men Control Mana)
|Ballad of Kintaro, Part One||January 6, 2003||May 22, 2004|
(Sono na wa Shitenshu! - They're Called the Imperial Four!)
|Ballad of Kintaro, Part Two||January 13, 2003||May 29, 2004|
(Soko vs. Soko - Rush vs. Rush)
|Looney Mikuni, Part One||January 20, 2003||June 5, 2004|
(Hono no Taigyakuten - A Blazing Turnaround)
|Looney Mikuni, Part Two||January 27, 2003||June 12, 2004|
(Tasogare no Shitenshu - Tasogare of the Imperial Four)
|A Strange Twist of Fate||February 3, 2003||June 19, 2004|
(Mimi no Ketsui - Mimi Makes a Decision)
|Yes, Master||February 10, 2003||June 26, 2004|
(Saitei no Duelist - The Worst Duelist Ever)
|Oh Brother, Where Art Thou||March 10, 2003||July 3, 2004|
(Semarikuru Kage - An Impending Shadow)
|Cable Guy||March 17, 2003||July 10, 2004|
(Warau Shinigami - The Grim Reaper Simply Laughs)
|Once More With Feeling||December 11, 2003||July 17, 2004|
(Hatsudo! Shin no Duel - The Duel of Truth Has Been Invoked!)
|Kokujo Fights Back||December 12, 2003||July 24, 2004|
(Kessen! - Showdown!)
|The One Where Shobu Duels Hakuoh||December 15, 2003||July 31, 2004|
(Saigo no Kirifuda - The Last Card Up His Sleeve)
|Just Duel It||December 16, 2003||August 7, 2004|
(Aratanaru Chosensha - Here Comes a New Challenger)
|The Crying Game||December 17, 2003||August 14, 2004|
(Duelist Kiraa - Anti-Duelist)
|Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?||December 18, 2003||August 21, 2004|
(Shobu, Yubi ni Chiru - The Fall of Shobu)
|Something Wacky This Way Comes||December 19, 2003||August 28, 2004|
(Yobigaere, Shobu! - Get Back in the Game, Shobu!)
|What's A Mana You?||December 22, 2003||September 4, 2004|