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Title: A Wicked Shadow!
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! R
Author/Artist: Akira Ito
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Being the King of Games means that Yugi has enemies. At the top of that list is Pegasus' protege. Who now wants revenge for Yugi's destruction of that megalomaniac!
This 5 book series takes place between Duelist Kingdom and Millennium World. It is also by the original Yu-Gi-Oh's creator's protege. So I didn't know what to expect.
This first volume lives up to the previous storylines. However, the battles were lightning quick. I think Yugi and Jounouchi have over half a dozen battles. In fact, in one battle, on the first turn, Jounouchi's opponent goes defensive and Jounouchi complains about how slow the battle is going. It made me laugh. It also was the format for all the battles. Details were sketchbook thin and Yugi just steamrolls over every and all opponents.
It all starts with Anzu getting kidnapped and the 3 boys going to rescue her at the Kaiba Corp headquarters. So not only does the Protege want to destroy Yugi, he's pretty much taken over Kaiba Corp. Not sure where Kaiba is during all of this.
Anyway, I didn't want to review this series as a whole as I've done for the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! books. It seemed fitting to do each volume. So here's to hoping they can each stand out enough on their own.