Yu-Gi-Oh's mind has travelled 3,000 years back in time, to relive his life as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt! But his life may not last long, because the mad tomb-robber Bakura - vessel of the monstrous spirit Diabound - has invaded the palace to slaughter the pharaoh and his priests! Can the Gods of Egypt stop Bakura's vengeance? Can Yugi and his friends find a way to join Yu-Gi-Oh in the "world of memory"? To protect the kingdom, high priest Seto comes up with a ruthless plan. But will his draconian measures stop evildoers like Bakura...or only create more of them?
Artist/author Kazuki Takahashi first tried to break into the manga business in 1982, but success eluded him until Yu-Gi-Oh! debuted in the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1996. Yu-Gi-Oh!'s themes of friendship and fighting, together with Takahashi's weird and imaginative monsters, soon became enormously successful, spawning a real-world card game, video games, and three anime series (two Japanese Yu-Gi-Oh! series and Yu-Gi-Oh! GX). A lifelong gamer, Takahashi enjoys Shogi (Japanese chess), Mahjong, card games, and tabletop RPGs, among other games.