“Zexal” begins its first season by reminding me that I am old. Yuma meets the mysterious Astral, as he learns how to deal cards. Each card that he collects helps him to regain memories that he lost. Each episode plays like a commercial for the product. Astral wants to help Yuma find his long last father while learning the true secret of the cards.

Yu-Gi-Oh is a card game with a paper thin story hung around it. Naturally, it entertains Asia and helps young kids blow their money. I blew my money on Marvel Trading Cards when I was their age. I can’t tell you how much I memorized from the back of those 1991 Marvel Universe series cards. I know how much Spider-Man can bench press in relation to The Thing. But, this material is beyond me. It’s like using crappy anime to teach kids how to play Texas Hold ‘Em.

The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is typical for standard definition animation. The Dolby Digital track puts everything upfront. The transfer doesn’t do much. Still, it’s worth a purchase to Yu-Gi-Oh fans.

Release Date: 05/05/15

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