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Duel Masters
デュエル・マスターズ
Duel Masters logo.jpg
Air Date: October 21, 2002 —
December 22, 2003
Theme Song(s): When Dreams Come True 夢が叶うとき

by Nao

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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.

Details

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.

Plot

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.

Episode Listing

Screenshot Episode Number Japanese Title English Title Japanese Air Date English Air Date
Duel Masters - Episode 1.jpg Episode 1 これがデュエルだ!
(Kore ga Duel da! - The Duel is On!)
Playing with a Full Deck October 21, 2002 March 13, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 2.jpg Episode 2 忍びよる影
(Shinobi yoru kage - A Stealthy Danger)
It's Not Easy Being Green October 28, 2002 March 20, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 3.jpg Episode 3 暗黒の挑戦者
(Ankoku no Chosensha - The Challenger From Darkness)
Toru, Toru, Toru, Part 1 November 4, 2002 March 27, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 4.jpg Episode 4 勝利を目指せ!
(Shori o Mezase - I'm Aiming for Victory!)
Toru, Toru, Toru, Part 2 November 11, 2002 April 3, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 5.jpg Episode 5 バトルアリーナへ
(Battle Arena e - Destination: Battle Arena)
I'll Be a Monkey's Brother November 18, 2002 April 10, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 6.jpg Episode 6 白凰、奇跡のデュエル
(Hakuoh, Kiseki no Duel - The Duel Hakuoh Plays Is Simply Marvelous)
Wok on the Wildside November 25, 2002 April 17, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 7.jpg Episode 7 蛇美羅の罠
(Hebi Bira no Wana - The Enlightened Snake Lays a Beautiful Trap)
White Boys Can't Charm December 2, 2002 April 24, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 8.jpg Episode 8 激闘!進化クリーチャー
(Gekito! Shinka Creature - The Evolution Creatures Will Clash!)
Duels of the Futures Past December 9, 2002 May 1, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 9.jpg Episode 9 神殿へ
(Shinden e - Arriving at the Divine Temple)
A Goblin Shall Lead Them December 16, 2002 May 8, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 10.jpg Episode 10 新たなる切り札
(Aratanaru Kirifuda - A Brand New Ace-in-the-Hole)
Shobu Gets Decked December 23, 2002 May 15, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 11.jpg Episode 11 マナをあやつる男
(Mana o Ayatsuru Otoko - Real Men Control Mana)
Ballad of Kintaro, Part One January 6, 2003 May 22, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 12.jpg Episode 12 その名は四天衆!
(Sono na wa Shitenshu! - They're Called the Imperial Four!)
Ballad of Kintaro, Part Two January 13, 2003 May 29, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 13.jpg Episode 13 速攻VS速攻
(Soko vs. Soko - Rush vs. Rush)
Looney Mikuni, Part One January 20, 2003 June 5, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 14.jpg Episode 14 炎の大逆転
(Hono no Taigyakuten - A Blazing Turnaround)
Looney Mikuni, Part Two January 27, 2003 June 12, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 15.jpg Episode 15 黄昏の四天衆
(Tasogare no Shitenshu - Tasogare of the Imperial Four)
A Strange Twist of Fate February 3, 2003 June 19, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 16.jpg Episode 16 ミミの決意
(Mimi no Ketsui - Mimi Makes a Decision)
Yes, Master February 10, 2003 June 26, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 17.jpg Episode 17 最低のデュエリスト
(Saitei no Duelist - The Worst Duelist Ever)
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou March 10, 2003 July 3, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 18.jpg Episode 18 迫り来る影
(Semarikuru Kage - An Impending Shadow)
Cable Guy March 17, 2003 July 10, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 19.jpg Episode 19 笑う死神
(Warau Shinigami - The Grim Reaper Simply Laughs)
Once More With Feeling December 11, 2003 July 17, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 20.jpg Episode 20 発動!真のデュエル
(Hatsudo! Shin no Duel - The Duel of Truth Has Been Invoked!)
Kokujo Fights Back December 12, 2003 July 24, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 21.jpg Episode 21 決戦!
(Kessen! - Showdown!)
The One Where Shobu Duels Hakuoh December 15, 2003 July 31, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 22.jpg Episode 22 最後の切り札
(Saigo no Kirifuda - The Last Card Up His Sleeve)
Just Duel It December 16, 2003 August 7, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 23.jpg Episode 23 新たなる挑戦者
(Aratanaru Chosensha - Here Comes a New Challenger)
The Crying Game December 17, 2003 August 14, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 24.jpg Episode 24 デュエリストキラー
(Duelist Kiraa - Anti-Duelist)
Do You Really Want to Hurt Me? December 18, 2003 August 21, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 25.jpg Episode 25 勝舞、夕日に散る
(Shobu, Yubi ni Chiru - The Fall of Shobu)
Something Wacky This Way Comes December 19, 2003 August 28, 2004
Duel Masters - Episode 26.jpg Episode 26 よみがえれ、勝舞!
(Yobigaere, Shobu! - Get Back in the Game, Shobu!)
What's A Mana You? December 22, 2003 September 4, 2004
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