| Magic: The Gathering |
It is sometimes known as Magic (マジック), Gather (ギャザ) or more commonly, MTG.
In Japan, the company's branch office was Hobby Japan until 2004, and is currently handled by Takara Tomy.
It is the world's first trading card game, with many later released TCG's being affected by the design of this game. The gameplay of Duel Masters was also based on this game.
The original manga volumes of Duel Masters featured Magic: The Gathering, with many of the characters such as Shobu, Kokujo, Hakuoh and Mimi playing it. After the Duel Masters game was created however, the manga and future anime series have continued with the Duel Masters trading card game with no future mention of the Magic: The Gathering game.