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Yu Gi Oh - Battle City Duels - Showdown in the Shadows
Yu Gi Oh - Battle City Duels - Showdown in the Shadows
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2004     1hr 20min


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Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Funimation Prod
Format: DVD - Color - Animated
DVD Release Date: 12/28/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Ishizu v. Kaiba, Yami Marik v. Yami Bakura
Marik's Guru | 11/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This shows the second half of Ishizu v. Kaiba. Kaiba wins. Then an episode where Ishizu tells Yugi & Co. about how Marik was once an innocent child. Flashback to Ishizu and Marik sneaking out and walking around the Egyptian market place, and Marik wanting a motorcycle. Then they go back home, see Odion being weakened by the Millenium Rod (in Japan, he was being whipped), Marik goes Yami and banishes his father to the Shadow Realm (in Japan, Marik stabs him to death). Then the two-part duel, Y.Marik v. Y.Bakura, with regular Marik by his side. Awww, Marik and Bakura make a great team, heh heh. If you like YGO and don't mind the whole killing-the-father thing the dubbers left out, then you should get this..."
The final 4 episodes of season 2 is here!!
amber | 12/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Heh, it's the dvd i've been waiting for! the one when it's yami marik VS regular marik and yami bakura, HAHAHAHA! can't get any better! all the best characters are there. Yami marik (my fave), marik marik (2nd fave), and yami bakura (3rd). the whole time you can JUST TELL marik and bakura have a little thing going one, ah hahahaha. plus it has the backstory of child marik sneaking out to see the world. i recommend this to anyone who likes YGO, but especially those who like marik, yami marik, and yami bakura. i think it's ridiculous how there are so many unnecessary joey episodes, and the yami marik vs. marik and bakura thing is only two parts. the heck?! but whatever. this is a great dvd with the best characters starring in it. and to top it off, it's MARIK and BAKURA on the cover!! so go get it NOW!"
Oooooooooooo i love it
amber | california, ca usa | 01/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"omg this dvd is so good u gotta get it last dvd for season 2 contains 4 episodes interesting where 1 they show a flashback of mariks past this time isheizu talking about it then where they have yami malik and yami ryou bakura duel in the shadows and the episode where isheizu or isis and kaiba duel to see who will win my favorite otta the whole entire season"
A little bit of favoritism.
The Mu Mu | 10/22/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a HUGE fan of Yu-Gi-Oh, as you see. I don't like the dub, but...

My two favorite characters of the show are on the cover, so this is the only dubbed DVD I bought. As most people complain, the dub likes to mix and change things, as well as added melodrama. I prefer to watch it on mute, but even with the subs, it's obvious how hacked it is.

The final episode of this set is the best looking onewith all the cast drawn with nice heads, accurate facial expressions, and overall animation. The first, looking the worst, has rather blocky faces and unnatural movement(though Obelisk's summoning was pretty). The animation consistency is tragic(which is one point for the manga).

Still, this was a duel between the crazy characters, thus making it more entertaining than most of the duels. This is somewhat of a turning point in the Battle City Saga, as there is a bit of turmoil on the villain's side. I wouldn't watch YGO if it weren't for Marik(both of them) and Bakura(and you wouldn't understand unless you were a YGO junkie like me). And in another one of the "Marik's Past" episodes, you can't deny how adorable little Marik is.

I could stand the inconsistent animation, and maybe some of the violent parts edited(although I wish it wouldn't be so choppy), but the biggest downer is Marik's story being changed for no good reason. His likeability was lower in the dub, and so dub viewers might not have as much sympathy for him as one who's watched the original.

Still can't rate it lower than a B.
(shame about the shirt part.)"