Yu-Gi-Oh Fan Creates Medical Spin-off

A fan of Yu-Gi-Oh created a mockup manga in which the card game becomes used as a means of medicine to fight ailments made manifest.

Published: June 22, 2021 10:38 AM /


Yami Yugi from Yu-Gi-Oh.

The popular trading card game Yu-Gi-Oh has gone to plenty of wild concepts in its companion manga/anime, such as academies dedicated to teaching the card game and playing the game on motorcycles. One fan's manga concept takes the card game to the operating room where the card game is used to fight for the lives of patients.

Created by @rouzeki511 and titled Y*G*O Duel Operation (with the English translation done by @OganamomeVtuber,) the manga takes place in 20XX, where the power of Yu-Gi-Oh, or 'Duel Monsters' as the card game goes by in the anime/manga, is now being used in the medical field. Doctors can make patients' illnesses solid visions known as Byoma that doctors duel against to save their patients, and the patients have varying amounts of Life Points that the doctors use instead of the standard 4000. This spin-off's protagonist is Nakaido Yusuke, a wandering doctor who appears out of nowhere to perform miracle operations despite not having a medical license. In this episode, he battles to save the life of a boy with a serious heart condition, only 100 Life Points, and the battle is taking place in the middle of a house fire.

Page 1 of the Yu-Gi-Oh fan manga.Page 2 of the Yu-Gi-Oh fan manga.

This Yu-Gi-Oh fan manga, as well as capturing that awesome ridiculousness that the manga/anime possesses, has plenty of shoutouts to the card game and manga. The boy's most cherished card is a medical version of the fluffy Kuriboh, Yusuke has amazing hair, and the story is themed around a duelist overcoming dire odds through the heart of the cards. It makes you wonder just what other Yu-Gi-Oh spinoffs could be done.

All thirteen tweets worth of the manga can be seen in English by clicking here.

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