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The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!  

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List Rules Vote up the anime most similar to Yu-Gi-Oh! (not just the ones you like.)

The legendary anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! captured our hearts when it premiered in the late '90s, but what are some similar series we can watch today? For this list we're ranking the best recommendations for anime like Yu-Gi-Oh!, with the help of your votes.

To start, there's Beyblade, Cardfight!! Vanguard, and Hikaru no Go, an anime all about the board game Go. Duel Masters and Kaiji also appeal to the same anime fans who like Yu-Gi-Oh!. Still another anime to check out is Selector Infected WIXOSS, an anime about the trading game WIXOSS and a group of girls who can't stop playing it.

With your votes, you can help the anime that you think is most like Yu-Gi-Oh! rise to the top. Also, if you see a title missing, please add it and help this list of Yu-Gi-Oh! recommendations grow!

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Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters, is a long running Japanese children's anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television ...more
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Beyblade is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Beyblade, known in Japan as Explosive Shoot Beyblade, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takao Aoki to promote sales of spinning tops called "Beyblades." Originally ...more
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Cardfight!! Vanguard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Cardfight!! Vanguard is a Japanese media franchise created in collaboration between Akira Itō, Satoshi Nakamura, and Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani. An anime television series was produced ...more
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Digimon Adventure is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Digimon Adventure, known in North America as the first season of Digimon: Digital Monsters, is a Japanese anime television series created by Akiyoshi Hongo and produced by Toei Animation in ...more
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Duel Masters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Duel Masters is a strategy video game released on December 18, 2003 by Takara. The game was only released in Japan for GameCube. It was later released for PlayStation 2 in North America, the PAL ...more
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Battle Spirits: Shonen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Battle Spirits: Shonen
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Pokémon Diamond and Pearl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Pokémon Diamond Version and Pearl Version are role-playing games developed by Game Freak and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. With the enhanced remake Pokémon Platinum, ...more
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Pokemon Advanced is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Pokemon Advanced
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Bakugan Battle Brawlers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Bakugan Battle Brawlers is a Japanese-Canadian action adventure anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and Japan Vistec under the direction of Mitsuo Hashimoto. The story centers ...more
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Hunter X Hunter: Greed Island is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Hunter X Hunter: Greed Island
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Naruto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Naruto is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto. It tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, an adolescent ninja who searches for recognition from his peers and the ...more
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Phi Brain: Puzzle of God is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Phi Brain: Puzzle of God
Phi Brain: Puzzle of God is a 2011 Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise. The first two series aired on NHK Educational TV between October 2011 and September 2012, with a third ...more
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Hunter X Hunter: G I Final is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Hunter X Hunter: G I Final
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Hikaru no Go is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Hikaru no Go is a 2001 anime series based on the Japanese manga series written by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. A shounen style anime based around the Japanese game of 'Go'.
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Fate/stay night: Unlimited Bla... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Fate/stay night the Movie: Unlimited Blade Works is a 2010 Japanese anime fantasy action film directed by Yuji Yamaguchi. The movie was released in Japan on January 23, 2010 on 12 screens and ...more
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Selector Infected Wixoss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
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Fate/Zero is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Fate/Zero is a light novel by Gen Urobuchi, illustrated by Takashi Takeuchi, and is a prequel to Type-Moon's visual novel, Fate/stay night. The first volume was released on December 29, 2006, ...more
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Akagi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Akagi: Yami ni Oritatta Tensai is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. First published in 1992 in the weekly magazine Kindai Mahjong, it is a spin-off of the author's ...more
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Kaiji is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji, also known as Ultimate Survivor Kaiji, is a Japanese manga series about the art of gambling, written by Nobuyuki Fukumoto. It is published by Kodansha in Young ...more
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Star... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Yu-Gi-Oh!
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Battle in Egypt