This entire post is not going to be taking YGO seriously. AT ALL.
As promised to sarahcoldheart
, here is the link to Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged
! To truly
appreciate this you should ideally know a little bit about the series, but I like to think it can be enjoyable even on its own for what it does as a parody of shounen manga. I personally found it about ten times more enjoyable once I got more familiar with the series.
In case you like 'em organised, like I do, here's the YGO Abridged Episode Listing
, and the YGO Abridged - Transcripts
. I read all the transcripts before deciding which ones to watch. A personal favourite of mine as a Jou/Yuugi shipper is ♥ YGO Abridged - Episode 3
- the Titanic!Jou/Yuugi moment! I LAUGHED SO HARD because it was EXACTLY what I was thinking!
Also, it is so fun to watch original YGO anime episodes with a fellow fan, and find out that the both of you burst out laughing at the same simultaneously-innocuous moment because you've both been watching the Abridged Series. It's so funny when you can shout MARRY ME, OCEAN! and your fellow fan GETS IT STRAIGHTAWAY. XD
And what I mentioned to nescienx
, the WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT interview: Dan Green (Yuugi's dub voice) interview - parody with YGO clips
. THIS. IS. A+++ FABULOUS. I WILL TRANSCRIBE THIS ONE DAY SEE IF I DON'T. ariesdraco
showed it to me and I literally! could not! stop laughing. Part of the original Interview here
, with a really cute cracky official-art image of Yuugi on vocals and Yami with an electric guitar. Good times. (I choke with laughter that Dan Green was also Mewtwo's voice
) Highlights of the fun parts of the interview
Apparently he wasn't the first-choice voice for Yuugi, but stepped in when the first choice declined. "I'm very happy for that," he said.
... I can imagine many others who wouldn't be. STILL, BACK TO THE TRANSCRIBING!
Dan Green: I have a funny feeling this is going to be a trick question.
Q: Is it true that you studied dubbing for six years at Julliard?
Dan Green: That's correct - I was trained by the illustrious master Josh Whisset(?). Anything that I do I owe to him.
Q: Wow... (*__*)
Dan Green: Do you have another question? Josh Whisset?
Q: What's he like?
Dan Green: He is the most extraordinary man.
(other voice): Now tell us what he's really like.
Dan Green: Oh, he's a jerk. He always has to have his own spotlight ... Just kidding, he's a great guy.
Q: In my limited experience of your different roles, I tend to associate you with the big, booming impressive voices. I just wondered what sort of range of voices you have on your showreel?
Dan Green: Well, um, it's funny, because most people are, 'Oh, you do the voice of Yu-Gi-Oh!' And some people don't even realise that I do the voice of the little boy as well. I think I've gotten a lot of work for, you know, the big, booming voice I can do, because that's, I don't know, somewhat harder to find, that sort of thing, and also, in Japan the custom for the voicing of little boys, it's usually done by women, because then they don't have to run into the problem of casting a real little boy who then grows up and his voice changes and all that sort of thing."
Yuugi = the little boy? *heartbreak* He's so much more
I kind of find this funny and sad and hilarious all at the same time, so it's all good?]
Oh, and also, in the Taiwanese subs of YGO, where the English subtitles were obtained by first translating the original Japanese to Chinese, and then to English, Kaiba's name is translated to "Seahorse". Mokuba is "Keihei", but I still think President Seahorse takes the cake. Here, have the hilarious Japanese-to-Chinese-to-English subs
And AS MY PARTING SHOT, no post on ABSOLUTE CRACK!YGO is complete without a link to the YGO Lucky Star Parody
. Because every series worth its salt has one. I discover that I appreciate Lucky Star parodies so much more
when I actually care
about the series. I think YGO has several
, but this one
has crack!Honda scenes, Yuugi dancing in front of Shinji's EVA (gets my award for a truly WTF moment), and
a High Priest Seto and Kisara cameo. Here's half
of different version, which has a shockingly
adorable Bakura. ... Here's a girls of YGO version
. Has Kisara, Dark Magician Girl, Anzu, and that violet-haired-girl whom Honda has a crush on and whose name I cannot remember, and the most cracked-out still of screaming!Kaiba trapped in a card, while Yami no Bakura hits on Mokuba.