Manga Mondays: Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World

yugioh mw2Dear all aspiring manga writers,

This is how you write an ending to a series.

Kindest regards,
Bacula

I cannot say enough about this part of the series. It’s a joy to read. It perfectly sums up the events of the entire series up to this point.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World follows Yugi and friends as they get teleported into a world inside the Millennium Puzzle as Yami Yugi attempts to reclaim his identity and his name. But an old foe comes back to make trouble and thwart Yugi’s plans.

I loved this series in general, but these volumes sealed the deal. I know it seems like I’m repeating myself by saying it’s perfect, but I’m honestly trying not to reveal too much so that you can read it.

One of the things lacking from some of the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! series was character growth, specifically from Yugi. Yugi spent this entire series being somewhat whiny and unsure of himself; he believed Yami Yugi, his other self, was more like his better half. In Millennium World, Yugi finally becomes more of his own character without being dependent on those around him in one way or another.

yugioh mw3I also love the mind games involved in this part of the series. Everyone is playing some sort of mind game with everyone else, and while there is a lot going on at different points (especially in the middle), no piece of the puzzle is competing against another. Rather everything fits together quite nicely.

In short, it’s flippin’ fabulous. I cannot say enough nice things. Honestly, I think this might be the only manga series that I’ve cried over. Go read it. You should want to read it.