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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 3 DVD Review

Yu-Gi-Oh GX Season 3 DVD

The third season of “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX” will appeal to fans of the franchise.

Over the course of the 51 episode third season, “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX” follows the adventures of Jaden and his fellow friends/students (namely Syrus and his bro Zane, Chazz, Aster and Tyranno) in their third year at Duel Academy. In this season, viewers can expect to see plots involving a tough and shady new teacher named Professor Thelonious Viper, 4 new students (including the cool new kid Jesse, Jim the Crocodile fan, Adrian, and the troublesome Axel), decks, duels, injuries, a spirit card hunter named Trapper, Crystal Beasts, other dimensions, Duel Ghouls, the Rainbow Dragon, rescue missions, the Dark World, the Supreme King, Exodia, and the villainous Yubel.

Full disclosure: I don’t know much about the “Yu-Gi-Oh!” universe nor have I seen anything prior to this set. Make of that as you will. Judging by what I have seen, however, I don’t feel like this is a show for me.

“Yu-Gi-Oh! GX” is obviously aimed at a younger audience and for those who grew up on the long-running franchise and that’s perfectly OK. We all enjoy something we grew up on that others may not. With that said, I can certainly see the appeal of the series as it’s filled with monsters, battles, spirits, and a big ensemble cast of characters. Plus, the series is designed in a way that it makes fans want to go out and buy cards and or toys. The show even feels like an animated card game. It’s no wonder then that the actual card game has become such a success over the years as it is no doubt more involving than the show even is.

In terms of the actual show, this incarnation certainly owes much to the famed fantasy saga “Harry Potter” with the school setting, magic duels, shady Professor, and monsters. It’s only when the show moves out of the school setting that it becomes slightly more than just a series of repetitive duels. Keyword: Slightly.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: Fullscreen. How does it look? The animation is nothing to ride home about and neither is this transfer. It’s simply OK.

Audio Track: English Dolby Digital Stereo. How does it sound? Bland, but adequate.

No extras.

Overall Thoughts: If you dig “Yu-Gi-Oh! GX,” this third season set is an absolute bargain considering it contains a whopping 51 episodes.

 

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April 20, 2016 - Posted by | DVD review |

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