2.6 Billion Childrens Trading Cards and Counting

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ANN – Yu Gi Oh! Sets Guinness Record with 22.6 Billion Cards

Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Konami Digital Entertainment has announced on Friday that Guinness World Records has recognized Yu-Gi-Oh! as the best-selling trading card game to date with over 22,587,728,173 sold as of April 2009. The game entered the record books on July 7. The official announcement was made at the 7th annual Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game World Championship in Tokyo. Kazuki Takahashi drew the original manga from 1996 to 2004, and the card game first shipped in 1999 and eventually spread to over 45 countries. Konami had applied for the record back in 2006, when “only” 15.8 billion cards had been sold.

NAS and Studio Gallop are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their anime adaptation during this year’s Jump Super Anime Tour in Japan. The 10th anniversary anime special will feature appearances from the heroes of the studios’ three Yu-Gi-Oh! television series.

Three words. Super. Special. AWESOME!!

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3 thoughts on “2.6 Billion Childrens Trading Cards and Counting

  1. The Ruling Numerator August 10, 2009 / 01:41

    Shit, I need to learn the art of Trading Cards. Literally. And all it requires is simple talent and a jackload of creativity. Tch.

    It’s rare finding anime otakus in the blogosphere. Pleased to meet you. :)

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