As one of the best-selling anime in Japan last decade, Yu-Gi-Oh! in the 2000s created a fever like the popular Kimetsu No Yaiba series. All the published comic book publications and especially the card game of the same name quickly sold out on all fronts.
People onlookers Yu-Gi-Oh!, home play Yu-Gi-Oh! Probably the most accurate phrase to describe how hot this series was at the time. But over time, although still regularly releasing post-stories a, b, c, x, y, z, the sales of the series no longer keep the “heat” as at first.
A lot of people only know part 1 or 2 of the series without even knowing (or not interested) in the next life post-stories. So what is the reason why Yu-Gi-Oh! from an international phenomenon to a series that is very picky to read and is left behind by other anime series as it is now.
The appearance of too many hegemony
In the first part of the series, we know about 5 monsters that are classified as god, respectively: Exodia, Obelist, Osiris, Ra and finally the ultimate fusion of the three gods. Horakhty. However, in the later parts, many new cards are ranked on the same level of gods such as Tam Fantasy Ma, series of planet cards …
The 3 ancient gods are not very strong
The appearance of so many high-level cards makes readers who are not fans of the series easily distracted by this series of “strongest” cards. Even a lot of next-generation monsters possess such unreasonable powers that “accept” the gods, making the logic built in part 1 of the series meaningless.
The rules of the game are increasingly confusing
There are 4 main types of cards in part 1: monsters, magic, traps, and occasionally Ritual monsters. Just that much is enough to make the game extremely stressful and forced to study hard to grasp the rules of this game.
I challenge the newbie to understand how to control Lynk
But later on, we have Synchro Monster, Xyz, Pendulum and the newest Link Monster. Each type of monster has its own rules, no one resembles any other. To really catch up with the series you have only one way to go back and review the series a, b, c, x, y, z to memorize the sequence of the monsters. If you do not want to “pass” people in each episode because you do not understand what the character is saying.
The number of cards is too large
One of the things that makes the Yu-Gi-Oh! are the combos that combine cards. Many seemingly useless monsters were able to turn the tables dramatically just by combining the right magic form. And for the first parts when the card system stops at a few hundred or a few thousand cards, it is possible to create a unique combo.
The cards, if combined correctly, create a very nice combo
But with the number of cards that cannot be estimated at the moment, creating combos is already difficult, it is even more difficult to come up with an anti-combo strategy. New players to the Yu-Gi-Oh! It is almost impossible to adapt and very easily discouraged by the content of the series by the vast amount of knowledge.
The above is just a summary of some of the most basic reasons why the Yu-Gi-Oh! become more and more foreign to readers. There are still countless other small reasons that can be mentioned such as the complex community of players, the complicated rules of ban and pick … to explain this situation.
What do you think about the Yu-Gi-Oh! Post-story series, which is the main reason why Yu-Gi-Oh! increasingly alienated from readers. Share your opinion!