I’m sure many of you will remember the anime ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’… you don’t, oh! Basically, it was a show that revolved around collecting cards and dueling with them. Now that was a little dull so an internet video creator by the name of ‘LittleKuriboh’ has shortened the process for you… and injected gallons of humor!
The Abridged series has to be one of the funniest and well-made YouTube videos that I have ever watched. ‘LittleKuriboh’ as taken the show and shortened each episode into 5-8 minute chunks whilst at the same time re-dubbing to make the story so much more humorous. Characters often speak of how stupid and ridiculous the plot is and comment of 4Kids blatant censorship of the show.
Certain characters have even gained a cult following on the internet with Mr. ‘attention duelists!’ and Bandit Keith (In America) springing to mind. The show also contains more cult references and randomness than an entire season of Family Guy bringing plenty of hilarious moments.
Yu-Gi-Oh abridged isn’t the only one out there either, DragonBall Z, Naruto and Sailor Moon all have their own versions (although Yu Gi Oh is the best).
There are currently 39 episodes (plus a handfull of specials) on the net at the time of writing and I am guilty to saying I have seen them all. Do have a look (www.yugiohtheabridgedseries.com) because they are just so funny and surprisingly high quality… I’ll get you started, the first ep is below!