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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC (November 6, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1421513781
  • ISBN-13: 978-1421513782
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.9 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #643,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Naoyuki Kageyama was born April 12th, 1969, which makes him an Aries, and is originally from Tokyo, Japan. He is the recipient of an honorable mention for the 1990 Weekly Shonen Jump Hop Step Award for his work, Mahou No Trump (Magic Trump) and started drawing Yu-Gi-Oh! GX for Monthly V Jump in February 2006.

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I grew up watching the Yu-Gi-Oh!GX Anime, and loved it.
WMcCreavy
I didn't mind it enough to send it back asking for a refund (the manga is too good lol), but it was really irritating.
Kevin
It's a shame that it was rushed towards the end because they could have developed the story a lot more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lesley Aeschliman VINE VOICE on June 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
The main protagonist in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is Jaden Yuki. He's seen as a slacker, and is in the lowest ranking dorm at Duel Academy; this dorm would be Slifer Red. Even though he's a slacker, Jaden does rather well in actual duels; however, it's not really known whether Jaden really is a good duelist, or just keeps getting lucky with the cards that he draws. His best friend, Syrus Truesdale, is also in Slifer Red; Syrus is more of a meek character in comparison to the brash Syrus. Other characters in the series are Alexis Rhodes (the main female character of the series), Chazz Princeton (a selfish and arrogant duelist), and Bastion Misawa (who is regarded as a duel genius). Jaden's main adversary is Dr. Vellian Crowler, one of the teachers at Duel Academy.

This Yu-Gi-Oh! GX manga seems to be written in such a way that it's expected that the reader already has some familiarity with the anime series. The duel academy only gets a scant one page explanation, and then it jumps right into a storyline. Unfortunately, the manga does not start at the same spot that the anime did. In the anime, Jaden had to battle Dr. Crowler in order to be accepted to attend the academy. Even though this battle is not seen in the manga, it is referenced at least two to three times in this manga volume. Personally, I would have preferred that the manga open with the Jaden and Dr. Crowler duel. While reading the manga, the author makes a note that he didn't want to simply make a "cine-manga" of the anime; however, I do think that this duel would have made for a stronger beginning for the manga than where the manga actually begins.

Instead, what we start off with is a storyline about a teacher trainee who is dueling with students who takes cards from the opponents that he beats.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin on July 24, 2011
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The GX manga is great! If you like the show, you'll love the manga! It has new characters and really delves deep into the existing character's pasts. Its an awesome parallel to the GX anime. The problem is just that I ordered this online, supposedly "new," and received a book with the card pack in the back cut out. It obviously wasn't new. I didn't mind it enough to send it back asking for a refund (the manga is too good lol), but it was really irritating. If you can, find it in a book store and if you you have to order online, I suggest getting it off the viz media shop (fulfilled by Amazon) where I got a copy of Vol. 4 still in the wrapping. Again, great book, just don't get it here.
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I grew up watching the Yu-Gi-Oh!GX Anime, and loved it. As a result, I decided to read the manga it is originally based off of. Although there are some similiarities, the manga is very different and ultimately stronger. The character of Chazz is much better than his anime counter part and the overall first volume is one of the bests. If you are a fan of Yu-Gi-Oh!, then this is a must read. It is fun and at the same time provides some much needed uniqueness in the mangaverses. I could recommend this to nearly anyone. One of the best volumes I have ever read.
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I was hesitant to pick up the Yugioh GX manga because I was so disappointment with the anime. I'm glad I took the chance on it. The manga blows the anime out the water. The story makes tons more sense than the anime ever did. It's a shame that it was rushed towards the end because they could have developed the story a lot more. It's worth the read. You won't regret it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tristan A. Hayes VINE VOICE on May 24, 2009
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At first glance Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Volume 1 from Shonen Jump/Viz Media appears to look exactly like the anime, however after reading through even the first five pages, it changes elements of the anime's storyline so much that it is an entirely different show.

For readers who fell in love with Yu-Gi-Oh! GX the suprise here is that those readers will not have a leg up on the competition in knowing what and where the storyline is going. More importantly this makes a great complement or even addition to the series. For newcomers to GX, this is also a great manga series as well, for they read this one they not be spoiled about the events that have occurred on the anime either. The only negative that can be seen is if one was looking for this series to be an exact repetition of the anime that premiered before the manga was even published.

Yu-Gi-Oh GX 1 introduces the reader to the main character Jaden Yuki and his friend Syrus Truesdale as they go through life at the Duelist Academy, a school that trains the elitist in duelists. Fans of the show will encounter several familiar faces such as Chazz Princeton, Alexis Rhodes, Vellian Crowler, and a few others. The story introduces several new characters. Also for the familiar characters they have also received new cards, new decks, and new strategies. Some of the dueling is much more fast paced in this form, and the strategies are more intuitive in some cases.

One of the highlights of the series in this manga form is the artwork. Although many people may be used to seeing the duels in action, they will not be disappointed with the attempts that have been made to capture that same feel in the form of the artwork and design.
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