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10 Ways Yu-Gi-Oh Censored Religion


The localization of Yu-Gi-Oh cards has resulted
in a variety of censorship ranging from religious reasons to sexual implications. Here are 10 of the most common RELIGIOUS censorship
found in Yu-Gi-Oh cards. 10 – Horns
Satanic imagery is one of the more common censors. Many horns found in the Japanese version have
been replaced with blue orbs. This is most evident in cards showcasing the
Dark Ruler Ha Des. 9 – Halos Angel wings are still prevalent in the American
version of cards but halos are removed. No matter how small or how visible. 8 – Pentagram/Hexagram The five pointed and six pointed stars are
replaced with the magic seal, Spellbinding Circle and other stylized symbols. Sometimes they are removed altogether. 7 – Bible The holy book is replaced with potions in
Exile of the Wicked 6 – Nun/Bishop The cloaks of bishops and nuns are recolored
to look less like the religious figures as seen in the card People Running About 5 – Ankh The ankh is the Egyptian symbol for the cross
and with Yu Gi Oh heavily based on Egyptian Mythology it is the most common symbol used
on the cards. The ankh is replaced or removed off the Book
of Life/Book of Moon/ Book of Taiyou and its usage lead to a complete design overhaul for
Monster Reborn. 4 – Ouija Board The game board often associated with demonic
communication is removed from the Destiny Board and all of the Spirit Message Cards. 3 – Colors Not only are horns removed from a plethora
of cards with demonic imagery but even the red color often associated with the devil
is changed to a tamer tint as evident in the card LaMoon. 2 – Religious Text Not only imagery has been censored from the
cards. Even text that visible show the words ‘Demon’
‘God’ or 666 are removed as seen in the Toon Table of Contents 1 – Crosses/Crucifix This holy relic is removed/replaced in a multitude
of cards. Even crucifix shaped tombstones are replaced
with rounded gravestones as seen in The Grave of Enkindling. And those are the ten religious censors found
in Yu-Gi-Oh cards. Tune in next time for a look at the censorship
of violent imagery found in Yu-Gi-Oh cards and, until then, thank you for watching.

Otis Rodgers

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88 COMMENTS

  1. Alex Jones Tears Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:15 am

    this happens when you let religion rule everything

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  2. Symos Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

    I'm surprised The Seal of Orichalcos was left intact

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  3. dmaa88 Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Holy crap, the art on those cards is terrible, it's like looks like bad fan-art.

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  4. Jordan Cerna Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:21 am

    they take the good stuff from the cards, damm

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  5. Louis Kelemen Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:36 am

    For the love of God…

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  6. Jovan Mitrić Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:37 am

    I thought you Americans were made of sterner stuff.

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  7. SinnerDizzle Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:41 am

    I'm glad Japan doesn't have strict censorship like we do in the US. Just imagine how much stuff we wouldn't have if Japan had a "take it or leave it" mindset. Things are so "free" over there, to an extent

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  8. Shinkei DEI Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:48 am

    0:59 "Let's replace the Bible with two dildos" xD

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  9. loiiy Sailor Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:54 am

    you what's funny that yuigho GOT NOTHING BUT RELIGION YOU FUCKING IDIOTS ok i get it they don't kids fucking with dark magic BUT THAT'S WHAT'S ALL ABOUT IN THE FIRST besides learning the bible is only the way know about all kinds of religion but now people think religion is a bad thing other people over do it as a Christian I have respect those who have thier own believes in thier own religion is because people who over do it theses it cause other people have 2nd thoughts about religion is the most crazy thing they ever heard and won't be part of that's why the people censorship the cards don't want children getting the wrong ideal about the cards thier using without learning the ways the ways of bribes it doesn't really hurt take your kids to Sunday class once for a while learn religion thier self's is just the crazy people make religion look sick and twisted that's why people think religion is evil i still think the censorship for this is not appointed just think PEOPLE ARE TOO CLOSE MINDED ABOUT THESES THINGS EDUCATE YOURSELF!

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  10. chetoo is a figot Posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:58 am

    This happens when you let atheists get triggered at crosses.

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  11. The 54th Deadline - Nhan Pham Posted on February 10, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Let's not forget that two entire Monster Types are different. In Japanese, you have Angels and Demons. In English, they are Fairies and Fiends, respectively.

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  12. Sam Morales Posted on February 10, 2017 at 6:36 am

    Some of the censorship is very stupid if you ask me.

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  13. Bergonath Posted on February 10, 2017 at 7:26 am

    What a bunch of pussies.

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  14. Anon Myous Posted on February 10, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Makes me wonder how 4kids got away with saying 'god" so many times when a tiny font 666 couldn't get past. (yes I aware most of the time the dubs for the original and GX said "egyptian god" and 5Ds said "aesir or polar god")

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  15. Unknown Identity Posted on February 10, 2017 at 9:16 am

    This is why we never task japan to create shit for the U.S. because every fucking thing they come up with is always making an country upset…

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  16. VideoQuestEx Posted on February 10, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Odd how learning and using magic and the occult, within a fictional context is okay, but just seeing religious symbols is not, even when said religious symbols are very closely tied together with the concepts of light versus darkness, or virtue versus vice; themes which are indeed found in the Yu-Gi-Oh series.

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  17. Demon The Kitsune Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Never happened to Vanguard, and they only cersored in Korea lol

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  18. Rickbane Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Horns, halos and horny. These are the three H's a censor must slay.

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  19. DevilGearHill Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Pathetic. Absolutely pathetic.

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  20. hello goodbye now Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    You know what fuck Jews if there going to get offended to something like this then they can fuck off

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  21. mintie-verse Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    i get some entries, but THE COLOR RED? AND HORNS? Bulls have horns, cows have horns, goats have horns. Just because something has horns doesn't mean it's the damn devil. and red is my favorite color, so…
    WHY?

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  22. KesorodaBlk Posted on February 10, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I just noticed that the difference on Toon Dark Magician Girl at the start, is the pentagram on her chest being replaced with a yellow gem.

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  23. Marco Passera Posted on February 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Another similar thing is that the Fairy type in Japanese is "angel"

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  24. JackOfen Posted on February 10, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I really don't get how horns of all things would be considered offensive…

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  25. xSS4x Posted on February 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Religion is a relic of the past, i don't understand why it still exist and still rules so much of the world . . .
    Guess clueless and uninformed gullible ppl will always exist . . .

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  26. Thongtham Chongmesuk Posted on February 10, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    As people said, fuck Konami.

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  27. Slayerthecrow Posted on February 10, 2017 at 3:39 pm

    The only thing that I always hate from this censorship are the halos and horns, it's kind of lame specially when your monster has the word angel o fiend on it's name

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  28. ThisIsNotHarvey Posted on February 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I like how they still showed a fuck ton f these symbols in the show and they didn't care at all

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  29. ThisIsNotHarvey Posted on February 10, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    01:33 I mean, the west version looks way better

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  30. ThisIsNotHarvey Posted on February 10, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    02:05 Allowed 'goddess' but not 'god' or 'demon'

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  31. Rin Posted on February 10, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    Would a Christian even let their kids play Yu-Gi-Oh? I say add even more devils. Scare them away.

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  32. Dynasty Star Posted on February 10, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    Oh god, his pronounciation of Ankh made me cringe.

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  33. glitchhunter09 Posted on February 10, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    The Ankh thing was always kinda stupid to me. Like kids are really gonna get what it means unless their parents are pagans or a similar religion. (and even thenI doubt it would be big deal)

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  34. David Priestley Posted on February 10, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    The irony is that the Bible itself is full of imagery that is worse than what can be found in Yu-Gi-Oh and many other forms of media.

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  35. Gamer Dan Posted on February 10, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    While some seems like a stupid idea, there are a few that improves it.

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  36. TallulahSoie Posted on February 10, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I honestly think these list videos are pointless and the effort should be redirected, but oh well.

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  37. exile0025 Posted on February 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    its pronounced "unkh"

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  38. Zedit Posted on February 10, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    i am religious but this is just plaing stupid

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  39. Vetuyasha Posted on February 11, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Censoring ancient egypt religion symbols? Seriously? And they say Nintendo is bad when it comes to censorship.

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  40. Bugmen Fan Posted on February 11, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Americans and their hamburger minded people…

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  41. Blackman Whitesuit Posted on February 11, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    I don't get Ouiji Boards at all XD

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  42. TheGuitaristGamer Posted on February 11, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    No, the Ankh is not the Egyptian symbol for the cross, they're to sensible to have any involvement with Christianity, the Ankh is the symbol for Life, you fucking idiot! This is supposed to be a somewhat factual video so get the facts you do use right!

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  43. Puremindgames Posted on February 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    America needs to stop being a little bitch

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  44. shadowpod13 Posted on February 12, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I actually like the "Censored" version of Monster Reborn more than the default. And the magic seals on the other cards are better as well. What doesn't make sense is that Egyption Ankhs are used to replace Christian crosses when censoring other games/stuff. So why censor out the Ankhs for Yu-gi-oh?

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  45. WonderMePartyStrip Posted on February 12, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Religion is cancer.

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  46. Honor Hunt Posted on February 12, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Some of these were good changes like the spell binding circle, and the monster reborn. I personally think they look better that way.

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  47. Dylan Armstrong Posted on February 13, 2017 at 1:07 am

    It's funny because a lot of the replacements actually look better than the original. A lot of the changes that aren't better are typically unnoticeable.

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  48. MidnightHalo Posted on February 13, 2017 at 3:04 am

    How weird. To be honest I found the ones on the left better every time. o-o

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  49. Brian Martinez Posted on February 13, 2017 at 3:46 am

    Wish USA had a same like Japan except few minor things

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  50. Old Smokey Posted on February 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Ankh? dafuq did you just call it bitch? It's pronounced Ah nkh say it with me Ah nkh

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  51. Zaqzorn Posted on February 13, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    not subbing to a channel with ads every video

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  52. Matt Wolf Posted on February 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    Americans are offended by everything.

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  53. mr action Posted on February 14, 2017 at 3:10 am

    I get violence but religious well parents and Christians get mad about this

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  54. Ivo G Posted on February 14, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Didnt take this video down yet. .
    I summon my monster in face down defence position against Nihon Ad zaibatsu!

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  55. PWDove Posted on February 14, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait, you said "The ankh is the Egyptian version of the cross" Thats not true at all. The ankh is part of ancient Egyptian religion as a tool of power that would be charged using sexual energy. It is not a cross. Not even in the slightest.

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  56. fumomo fumosarum Posted on February 14, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I love censored gaming…. i mean, not literally censored gaming, but "Censored Gaming". XD

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  57. Berto T Posted on February 15, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Religion ruins everything.

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  58. TheVampireAjax Posted on February 15, 2017 at 3:56 am

    Man, this censorship is dumb. If it offends you don't play it or let your kids play it. Or explain what it is.

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  59. I moved. Posted on February 16, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    also T.V show censored in USA too.

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  60. Sebine LifeWind Posted on February 16, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Honestly, I like the sigil used for Monster Reborn…

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  61. PedoBearNomsLoli Posted on February 16, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    So whoawhoawhoa… Wait a min…. You are ok with angel wings… But not the halo???? Even though it completes the heavenly imagery set? Wtf 4Kids…

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  62. nnickerson100 Posted on February 18, 2017 at 12:58 am

    i have a uncensored english version of the book of life card that has the shiny looking picture

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  63. Sp0UtDuDe03 Posted on March 6, 2017 at 8:30 am

    "Children's card game"
    Not even once.

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  64. gearsfan6669 Posted on March 9, 2017 at 11:24 am

    hell, the original art for the Magic: The Gathering card Unholy Strength was censored to remove the pentagram behind the dude in the picture, to use yu gi oh terms for what it does, Target monster gains 2000 ATK and gains 1000 DEF

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  65. BankaiIchigo12345 Posted on March 10, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Spell circles are ALL religious/supernatural symbols. Whether they have a pentagram, hexagram, or other shapes, the very idea of "spellbinding circles" is based on witchcraft. I see they replaced a hexagram with triangles in one of the censorships shown here. Did you know that the triangle is actually considered a powerful magical symbol by those who actually practice witchcraft.

    That company's censorship division clearly did not do their research. If they wanted to remove references to realistic witchcraft symbols, they should have talked to people who actually practiced that religion, to learn about their various symbols.

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  66. BankaiIchigo12345 Posted on March 10, 2017 at 9:19 am

    And now Censored Gaming, it seems that YOU didn't do YOUR research. Anhk is not a symbol of the cross. It's the ancient Egyptian symbol for life. It would offend NOBODY in modern times. The ancient Egyptian religion that worshped deities like Ra, no longer is practiced by anybody in the modern world. It certainly wouldn't offend Christians, who would have NEVER worshiped according to ancient Egyptian practices.

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  67. BankaiIchigo12345 Posted on March 10, 2017 at 9:21 am

    Why remove cross shaped tomb stones? Go to any cemetery and you will see that such actually do exist, especially in military cemeteries (like the famous Arlington cemetery).

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  68. Vincent Dhaene Posted on April 5, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    oke monster reborn looks way cooler despite the cause being cencordship

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  69. Denisse Gonzales Posted on July 9, 2017 at 9:55 am

    religion in the title Oh boy, this comment section will be fun!

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  70. aura gamer Posted on July 11, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    fucking religion

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  71. poke emppu Posted on July 15, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    "Dark ruler Hadiish"

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  72. Krupier X Posted on July 24, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    It's all 4kids fault

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  73. ChrisFoxie Posted on July 30, 2017 at 6:07 am

    i think toon world is the only card to get away with having crosses on it

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  74. StArLoRd 91 Posted on August 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    At 2:05 they removed god but not goddess realy whats the point

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  75. Sugar Heart Posted on August 19, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Isn't one of the Millennium Items an Ankh?

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  76. Odd Luck Posted on August 23, 2017 at 12:50 am

    The ankh is an egyptian symbol for life.

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  77. Zad Ras Posted on November 18, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    Not even a mention of Offerings to the doomed and Final Flame?
    Idk they just first come to mind.

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  78. DeQuillsta Posted on November 26, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Why the fuck is the ankh censored? That's from ancient Egyptian mythology, who is going to get offended by that?

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  79. Ithamar Paraguassu Ramos Posted on February 12, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Americans are so ignorant and religious fanatics that really need this censorship?

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  80. Jurxnator 27 Posted on April 8, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    They censored Petit Angel halo but no red halo of Darklord Morningstar that literally is Satan itself
    GG Konami

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  81. KILLER X Posted on May 9, 2018 at 1:55 am

    This is why I don't want to play Yu-Gi-Oh cards anymore.

    Now I just start playing cardfight vanguard with my friends without censorship!

    But hey, at less Yu-Gi-Oh cards English version they protect for kids.

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  82. Zim Babwe Posted on May 22, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    CENSORSHIP SUCKS SHIT

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  83. Juan44444 Gomez4444 Posted on June 21, 2018 at 1:38 am

    yu-gi-oh world championship ds yes the all the DS games are all

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  84. Ryujin Jaeger Posted on July 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    america needs to learn how to take a damn chill pill. this list is BS

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  85. Mr. Coffee Guy Posted on July 30, 2018 at 2:40 am

    Many things doesn’t make sense for censorship.
    But can I say, holy shit, Yugioh is a lot darker than I thought.

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  86. firedrake burst Posted on November 2, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Why are religion based stuff censored in the first place?!

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