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List of the best card game anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation, but all of these shows are worth checking out if you're looking for something new to watch. Fans will also enjoy the best anime hairstyles that defy gravity and important life lessons you can learn from anime. After Yu-Gi-Oh! made a splash that almost rivaled the popularity of Pokemon at the time, the show was turned into at least two sequels and four spin-offs. Those shows are all on this list, but so are several other great card anime that aren't part of that universe. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page. The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about card games in one way or another.

This list has a variety of anime in it, from Aikatsu! to Cardfight!! Vanguard. What is the greatest card games anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!

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Yu-Gi-Oh


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Yu-Gi-Oh!


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u-Gi-Oh!, known in Japan as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, is a 2000 Japanese anime series animated by Studio Gallop, based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series written by Kazuki Takahashi. After solving an Ancient Egyptian Puzzle, Yugi Moto brings forth a dark and powerful alter ego whenever he plays Duel Monsters. ...more

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's


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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is the second main spin-off anime series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The series aired in Japan between April 2, 2008 and March 30, 2011, following the conclusion of the previous series, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. In America, most episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's were dubbed by 4Kids Entertainment. This series was succeeded by Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. The story focuses around characters playing a card game called Duel Monsters. This series introduces Synchro Monsters in the Official Trading Card Game. A new method of dueling with motorcycle-like vehicles called Duel Runners are used, and the duelists engage in games called Turbo Duels. The show is set in the distant future, where the upper class ...more

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