Feb 1, 2017
I have to admit to finding this intricate mythology pretty opaque and the Venn overlap with gaming - a part which devotees find so exciting - is for me baffling.Full Review
Jan 26, 2017
"Dark Side" suffers from both too much story and too little.Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Jun 28, 2017
Perhaps the best aspect of this film overall is how well it acts as a closing chapter.Full Review
Feb 2, 2017
The Dark Side of Dimensions' villain is a bore, but awesome duels and a focus on Kaiba's relationship with the Pharaoh make it a fun movie.Full Review
Jan 27, 2017
Complicated anime will mostly appeal to die-hard fans.Full Review
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
This movie feels more like Fanservice for Kaiba fans than anything.It tries to be like an epilogue to the ending from the original series,but fails with the confusing plot and making honorable characters more like plot devices.The worst part is that during the whole movie the message was:"Forget about the past and go on",but they couldn't even follow this because Atem comes back as Deus Ex Machina and solve the problems.Feels much more like a filler to the manga/anime.There's some nice cards and good animation,but overall it's just...MEH!
As expected, no one really writes Yu-Gi-Oh like Kazuki Takahashi. Aigami is threatening and sympathetic at the same time, and the original cast feel more like real people now than ever before. And of course with Kagami Takahiro on animation direction, nearly every frame of this movie could be used as your wallpaper. Not only are characters always completely on model, but the animation itself is phenomenal. Being a movie, it obviously has more forgiving time restrains and budget than the TV anime, but it's great to see some real character acting in Yugioh and not just a bunch of dramatic stills. I do wish they would have gone easier on the cgi, but if it would have meant a delay or less movement from the characters, I can live with it.
I honestly like the movie. Die-hard Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will like it too. I like how the movie is now centered on Kaiba rather than Yugi. I'm disappointed on how the villain didn't win any duels in the movie. Overall I liked it as a Yugioh fan.
It is nice to see the group again.
Considering Iâ(TM)ve been a fan of this series since my oldest son who just turned 20 was 5 or 6 this was a nice surprise coming across this movie today. Loved the story line and how it blends with the first movie and how it leaves you hoping for a third.
I am I bit of a fan boy
Dark Side of Dimensions builds upon the end of the original series masterfully, and you can see the character growth and development that happened between the final episode of the series and the movie, even in the little details and changes in Yugi and Kaiba's personalities. The endow the movie provides closure to how the series ended, but will also leave you wanting the next part of the story. It is absolutely fantastic.
Best movie I've seen in years
This is definitely the best Yu-Gi-Oh movie, and personally, one of the best anime movie I've seen. The Characters are exactly how they've always been, and the new ones are awesome too. The main villain is great, the duels are fantastic, the dialogue wonderfully written, and the story overall is very good. Classic, yet fresh. I recommend it!
This movie was a nostalgia trip for me. If you're a fan it's worth a watch.