List of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters episodes (season 4)

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Waking the Dragons
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Country of origin Japan
No. of episodes 40
Original network TV Tokyo
Original release February 18 – December 17, 2003
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The fourth season of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, known in the United States as Yu-Gi-Oh!, aired in Japan on TV Tokyo and the United States on Kids WB. The season comprises forty episodes, which were broadcast in Japan from February 18 to December 17, 2003. In the United States, the season was commissioned in February 2004 and began airing from September 11, 2004, to May 28, 2005.

The season introduces a new enemy into the fold, Dartz, who uses the magic of the Orichalcos stones and his three servants – Alister, Rafael, and Valon — and to bring chaos to the world. Yugi, Joey, and Kaiba face off against the three, using the three legendary dragon cards from the monster world. Meanwhile, Dartz slowly acquires Kaiba's KaibaCorp Company as well as the souls of Yugi, Joey and Pegasus.

The first 28 episodes of the season were released in three DVD volumes between December 2005 and April 2008 through Funimation Productions. The season was fully released on DVD and digital format on March 25, 2014, through Cinedigm, after striking a deal with 4K Media Inc.

Cast and characters[edit]



Home media[edit]

Between December 2005 and April 2008, Funimation Productions released the first 28 episodes of the season over three volumes of DVDs, each containing 7-9 episodes.[1][2][3][4] In late 2013, Cinedigm and 4K Media Inc. reached a distribution agreement that would result in the release of every episode from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise on DVD and Blu-ray and to digital retailers.[5] The complete fourth season, titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic: Season 4, was released on March 25, 2014, on DVD.[6] It was also released in two volumes, like the previous seasons, on the same day both digitally and on DVD.[7][8]

Episode list[edit]

No. English title
Japanese title
Air date
Series Season Japan United States
145 1 "A New Evil – Part 1"
"The Pulsation of a New Darkness" (新たなる闇の鼓動) 
February 18, 2003 (2003-02-18) September 11, 2004 (2004-09-11)
Duel monsters are becoming real and Kaiba’s company receives the blame. Meanwhile, Yugi takes the Egyptian god cards to the museum to gain more answers about Yami’s past, but a dark force steals energy from the cards. The cards are later stolen by Gurimo and his team of bikers, the members of which possess the Seal of Orichalcos. Yugi challenges Gurimo to a duel for the Egyptian God Cards. 
146 2 "A New Evil – Part 2"
"The Seal of Orichalcos" (オレイカルコスの結界) 
February 25, 2003 (2003-02-25) September 18, 2004 (2004-09-18)
Yugi is almost overpowered by the Seal of Orichalcos' effects and Obelisk the Tormentor. He turns the duel around and manages to win, causing Gurimo's soul to be taken by the Seal of Orichalcos. Yugi and the others go to Arthur and Rebecca Hawkins for more help. 
147 3 "Legend of the Dragons"
"Nameless Dragon — Timaeus" (名もなき竜 ティマイオス) 
March 4, 2003 (2003-03-04) September 25, 2004 (2004-09-25)
Yugi and the Pharaoh are taken to the "Duel Monsters Spirit World", where they find three dragons frozen in crystal. Warned by Dark Magician Girl of Hades and how it will return to destroy the world, Yugi and the Pharaoh manage to release one of the dragons, Timaeus, and form a bond with it. 
148 4 "The Creator Returns"
"The Invitation from Pegasus" (ペガサスからの招待状) 
March 11, 2003 (2003-03-11) October 2, 2004 (2004-10-02)
Yugi, Joey, Tristan and Téa are warned by Pegasus of a new threat, prompting them to travel to Industrial Illsuions to find out more. Meanwhile, Dartz sends an unlikely mercenary (Mai Valentine) to capture Pegasus’s soul. Kaiba learns that his company shares are being bought out by Pegasus, who challenges him to a duel. 
149 5 "Deja Duel! – Part 1"
"The Nightmare of Toon World" (トゥーンワールドの悪夢) 
March 18, 2003 (2003-03-18) October 9, 2004 (2004-10-09)
Kaiba and Mokuba go to Duelist Kingdom Island for Kaiba and Pegasus’s duel. Kaiba senses something strange about the duel and Pegasus, and soon learns that someone else is involved. 
150 6 "Deja Duel! – Part 2"
"Awaken! Critias" (目覚めよ! クリティウス) 
April 8, 2003 (2003-04-08) October 16, 2004 (2004-10-16)
Alister reveals himself, as well as his intentions for Kaiba, while locking him in the Seal of Orichalcos. The duel ends in a draw. Meanwhile, Yugi, Tea, Joey and Tristan prepare for their flight to Industrial Illusions. 
151 7 "An Unexpected Enemy"
"An Unexpected Enemy" (予期せぬ敵) 
April 15, 2003 (2003-04-15) October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
Yugi and the others are left stranded in the desert and surrounded by a gang of bikers. They are later saved by a mysterious female biker, later revealed to be Mai Valentine. They arrive at Pegasus's headquarters, only to be cornered by Mai, who has joined Dartz's team and challenges Joey to a duel. 
152 8 "My Freaky Valentine – Part 1"
"Mai who Fell into Darkness" (闇に堕ちた舞) 
April 22, 2003 (2003-04-22) October 23, 2004 (2004-10-23)
Mai confesses her reason for joining Dartz's team and overpowers Joey with her enhanced deck and the Seal of Orichalcos. Joey is forced to decide how to carry on with the duel. 
153 9 "My Freaky Valentine – Part 2"
"Revive! The Third Dragon" (よみがえれ! 第三の竜) 
April 29, 2003 (2003-04-29) October 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
Mai continues to overpower Joey with her Harpie Ladies and the Seal. However, Joey is transported to the Dominion of the Beasts, where he releases the third dragon, Hermos. 
154 10 "My Freaky Valentine – Part 3"
"The Miracle of Hermos" (ヘルモスの奇跡) 
May 6, 2003 (2003-05-06) October 30, 2004 (2004-10-30)
Joey makes a comeback with the Claw of Hermos and nearly wins against Mai. Valon decides to step in and break the seal, causing the duel to end in a draw. Kaiba arrives at the Headquarters, and the group finds a digital message left by Pegasus. Pegasus warns them about the Great Leviathan and leaves them a card that can be used against Dartz. 
155 11 "The Challenge"
"Target: Nameless Pharaoh" (ターゲットは名もなき王) 
May 13, 2003 (2003-05-13) November 6, 2004 (2004-11-06)
The group heads off to find Professor Hawkins, only to discover he has been kidnapped by Rafael. Yugi leaves in the middle of the night to face Rafael alone. Meanwhile, Rex and Weevil follow Yugi to see his duel. 
156 12 "Fate of the Pharaoh – Part 1"
"Yugi vs. Rafael — The Impregnable Guardian Deck" (遊戯vsラフェール 鉄壁のガーディアンデッキ) 
May 20, 2003 (2003-05-20) November 6, 2004 (2004-11-06)
Rafael and Yami Yugi face off in a duel. Rafael reveals his past and his reasons for joining Dartz’s team. 
157 13 "Fate of the Pharaoh — Part 2"
"The Truth of Doma" (ドーマの真実) 
May 27, 2003 (2003-05-27) November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13)
Rafael maintains his lead over Yami Yugi in the duel, while accusing him of being an evil Pharaoh responsible for the chaos in the world. However, he is forced to give Yami Yugi the Seal of Orichalcos when Yami plays the Exchange spell card. Initially hesitant to use the Seal of Orichalcos, Yami Yugi plays it when he appears to be a turn away from losing, against Yugi’s advice. This causes Yugi's spirit to be imprisoned in an Orichalcos prison, and it also lets Yami Yugi's inner darkness to consume him. 
158 14 "Fate of the Pharaoh – Part 3"
"The Darkness Within Yugi — Timaeus Disappears" (遊戯の中の闇 ティマイオス消滅) 
June 3, 2003 (2003-06-03) November 13, 2004 (2004-11-13)
Under the influence of the Orichalcos, Yami Yugi ruthlessly attacks Rafael, using Catapult Turtle to sacrifice his monsters in order to drain Rafael's life points. However, when Rafael summons his ace monster, Guardian Eatos, he gains the upper hand; he has unlocked Yami Yugi's inner darkness, which caused him to duel recklessly, and he manages to turn the Pharaoh's own monsters against him, using Guardian Eatos's effects. This causes Guardian Eatos to gain attack points equal to the total attack points of all the monsters in Yami Yugi's Graveyard, allowing Eatos to power up to 10,000 attack points. When Eatos attacks, Yami Yugi loses the duel and almost has his soul taken, but Yugi uses the Millenium Puzzle to destroy his prison and steps in to save Yami Yugi. This causes Yugi's soul to be taken instead, devastating the Pharaoh. Meanwhile, Rex and Weevil jump onto Rafael's helicopter to join up with Dartz's team, in order to obtain the power of the Orichalcos. 
159 15 "Trial by Stone"
"A Taken Soul" (引きさかれた魂) 
June 10, 2003 (2003-06-10) November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
After Yugi sacrifices his soul to save Yami, the gang decides to seek out Dartz’s headquarters. They ask Kaiba to give them a ride, but he is enraged that Yugi lost to someone other than him. Meanwhile, Rex and Weevil join Dartz and gain the power of the Orichalcos. 
160 16 "On the Wrong Track – Part 1"
"The Runaway Train Duel" (暴走特急デュエル) 
June 24, 2003 (2003-06-24) November 20, 2004 (2004-11-20)
Yami and the rest of his friends take a train to get to the airport but the ride is interrupted when the group is separated. Rex challenges Joey to a duel, while Weevil goes up against Yami. Rex and Weevil both use the Seal of Orichalcos against their opponents. 
161 17 "On the Wrong Track — Part 2"
"Power-Up Deck! Haga & Ryuzaki" (パワーアップデッキ! 羽蛾&竜崎) 
June 24, 2003 (2003-06-24) November 27, 2004 (2004-11-27)

Without Yugi by his side to support him, Yami loses faith and is losing to Weevil. Joey struggles against Rex’s enhanced deck until he uses his Red-Eyes Black Dragon and Metalmorph combo.

Note: This episode and "On the Wrong Track — Part 1" aired in Japan as a one-hour special. 
162 18 "On the Wrong Track – Part 3"
"Timaeus Won't Activate" (ティマイオス発動せず) 
July 1, 2003 (2003-07-01) November 27, 2004 (2004-11-27)
Joey plays Release Restraint on Gearfried the Iron Knight to summon Gearfried the Swordmaster, then fuses Hermos and Red-Eyes Black Dragon into Red-Eyes Black Dragon Sword to win the duel against Rex. Meanwhile, Yami is having trouble defeating Weevil without Timaeus, who has seemingly deserted him after Yugi's sacrifice. Weevil plays a cruel trick on Yami, who responds by ruthlessly discarding monsters and attacking Weevil repeatedly with Breaker the Magical Warrior long after the duel has ended; shortly after, the train falls off the edge of a cliff... 
163 19 "Self Destruction"
"Confrontation! Two Yugis" (対決! 二人の遊戯) 
July 8, 2003 (2003-07-08) January 29, 2005 (2005-01-29)
Yami and Téa awake after their sojourn from the train and are found by a sage named Ironheart, his granddaughter Chris, and their dog Sky. Yami asks Ironheart to hold on to the Eye of Timaeus until he feels ready to use it again, since it wouldn't work for him in his last duel. In an attempt to rescue Yugi, Yami enters the valley where lost souls come. He enters a circle containing Yugi's soul and tries to get him back, but Yugi angrily challenges him to duel. There, Yugi uses the same strategy that Yami used in his duel with Rafael, and activates the Seal of Orichalcos, much to Yami’s dismay. But in the end, Yami does the right thing and defeats Yugi, therefore defeating the darkness within him. 
164 20 "Reliving the Past"
"Orichalcos Soldier" (オレイカルコス•ソルジャー) 
July 22, 2003 (2003-07-22) January 29, 2005 (2005-01-29)
Just as Yami Yugi leaves the circle, Dartz summons a creature called Orichalcos Gigas to attack him. Despite his most valiant efforts, Yami Yugi can't defeat it. Every time he destroys it, it comes back stronger. Ironheart, Chris and Skye sacrifice themselves so that Timaeus can rejoin the Pharaoh. The Pharaoh wins, and he and Téa go in search of Joey and Tristan. Meanwhile, Joey and Tristan carry Rex’s body, when suddenly an explosion occurs up ahead. 
165 21 "Deck of Armor"
"Valon Moves! The Mysterious Armor Deck" (ヴァロン始動! 謎のアーマーデッキ) 
July 29, 2003 (2003-07-29) February 5, 2005 (2005-02-05)
Duke and Rebecca are about to reunite with Yami and the gang when they run into Mai and Valon. In order to prove himself to Mai, Valon accepts Rebecca's invitation to duel. Duke enters the fray as well. Despite their best efforts, Valon's mysterious Armor deck ultimately proves too strong to handle and they lose the duel, but are spared because Valon doesn't bother to use the Seal of Oricalcos on them. Meanwhile, Yugi, Joey, Tristan and Téa are close to meeting up with each other, while Kaiba and Mokuba head out on their private plane. 
166 22 "Flight of Fear – Part 1"
"The Revenging Amelda — The Duel in Heaven" (復讐のアメルダ 大空中決闘) 
August 12, 2003 (2003-08-12) February 5, 2005 (2005-02-05)
Alister has returned to finally get his revenge against Kaiba. He challenges him to a duel on Kaiba's plane. The two of them face off in a duel and Alister plays the Seal of Orichalcos. Kaiba refuses to take responsibility for what his father has done, and Alister shows Kaiba a vision of his past. Meanwhile, the Seal of Orichalcos short-circuits the plane and Mokuba takes the controls to keep them in the air. 
167 23 "Flight of Fear – Part 2"
"Sky Fortress Ziggurat" (天空の要塞 ジグラート) 
August 19, 2003 (2003-08-19) February 12, 2005 (2005-02-12)

The duel between Alister and Kaiba continues, with Alister summoning his powerful Sky Fortress Zuggurat. Meanwhile, Mokuba is having trouble controlling the airplane, narrowly escaping a collision with a mountain. Eventually, Roland arrives to help out. Kaiba fuses the Fang of Critias with Tyrant Wing and Blue-Eyes White Dragon to form Blue-Eyes Tyrant Dragon and win the duel against Alister. Critias, Hermos and Timaeus appear and help Kaiba land the plane safely where the Pharaoh and his friends are waiting. Meanwhile, Dartz manages to buy out the rest of Kaiba's company, making him the owner of KaibaCorp.

Note: This episode and "Paradise Found" aired in Japan as a one hour special. 
168 24 "Paradise Found"
"The Shadow of Dartz Creeps Near" (忍びよるダーツの影) 
August 19, 2003 (2003-08-19) February 12, 2005 (2005-02-12)

Kaiba's company has been completely taken over by Dartz. Kaiba and Yami break into KaibaCorp headquarters to get information off of the company’s hard drive and end up fighting off an army of monsters. Rebecca hacks into the security system to help them out. The Seal of Orichalcos is revealed to be the symbol of the "Paradias Organization", of which Dartz is the leader. Joey runs off to Paradias headquarters to find Mai, while Tristan and Téa chase after him.

Note: This episode and "Flight of Fear — Part 2" aired in Japan as a one hour special. 
169 25 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 1"
"Clash! Jonouchi vs. Valon" (激突! 城之内vsヴァロン) 
September 2, 2003 (2003-09-02) February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
Joey chases after Valon and challenges him to a duel.Tristan follows Joey, only to be cornered by Dartz’s Orichalcos soldier. Yami, Kaiba and the gang are stopped by an army of Orichalcos soldiers. 
170 26 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 2"
"Fullarmor Gravitation" (フルアーマー•グラビテーション) 
September 9, 2003 (2003-09-09) February 19, 2005 (2005-02-19)
Joey and Valon continue their duel, while Yami and Kaiba fight off the Orichalcos soldiers. Kaiba and Mokuba leave the others to search for Dartz. Rebecca hacks into the KaibaCorp system to find Joey, while Mai continues searching for him to exact her revenge. 
171 27 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 3"
"Reverberating Soul" (響きあう魂) 
September 16, 2003 (2003-09-16) February 26, 2005 (2005-02-26)
Rebecca locates Joey; Yami, Téa and Tristan go after him. However, Mai finds Joey and Valon first. Joey uses the Claw of Hermos card to gain an advantage, but Valon overpowers it. Joey uses his Red-Eyes Black Dragon to create armor for himself and combat Valon’s strategy, resulting in a clash of monster armors. 
172 28 "Fighting for a Friend — Part 4"
"The End of the Fierce Battle" (激闘の果てに) 
September 23, 2003 (2003-09-23) February 26, 2005 (2005-02-26)
Valon uses Phoenix Gravitation to revive his armor, but Joey is able to revive Hermos, overpowering Valon and winning the duel. Valon's soul is taken by the Orichalcos, but not before he realizes what he had done was wrong. Joey challenges the possessed Mai to a duel, knowing it is the only way to free her. She quickly plays the Seal of Orichalcos and summons a whole flock of Cyber Harpies, which, coupled with his physical condition, puts Joey in a tight spot. Meanwhile, Kaiba and Mokuba are close to Paradias headquarters while Yami, Téa and Tristan continue looking for Joey. 
173 29 "Fighting for a Friend – Part 5"
"A Bitter Victory" (苦い勝利) 
October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01) April 16, 2005 (2005-04-16)
Mai's Cyber Harpies continue to destroy Joey's monsters and reduce his Life Points. Joey is only one attack away from defeat, but Mai finds herself unable to go through with it. Joey is too worn out from his last duel to continue dueling Mai and the Orichalcos takes his soul. Mai is freed from the Orichalcos' control, even as she swears to destroy Dartz. Kaiba fights off more Orichalcos soldiers while Yami, Téa and Tristan find a soulless Joey. 
174 30 "Grappling with a Guardian – Part 1"
"The Duel of Destiny! Yugi vs. Rafael" (運命の決闘! 遊戯vsラフェール!) 
October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08) April 23, 2005 (2005-04-23)
Distraught by Joey’s defeat, Yami runs off to Paradias headquarters, where he finds a soulless Mai. He finds Rafael, who confesses to dueling Mai and challenges Yami to a duel. Téa and Tristan meet up with Kaiba and Mokuba and head to Dartz’s headquarters. During Yami and Rafael's duel, Yami implores Rafael not to use the Seal of Orichalcos, but he does so anyway. 
175 31 "Grappling with a Guardian – Part 2"
"Invincible! Guardian Deathscythe" (不死身! ガーディアン•デスサイス) 
October 15, 2003 (2003-10-15) April 30, 2005 (2005-04-30)
Rafael has given in to the darkness and uses it to strengthen his monsters even further, including his beloved Guardian Eatos. Yami merges Timaeus and Dark Magician to form Amulet Dragon, which gains more attack points from the Spell cards in his graveyard. He successfully destroys Eatos, only for Rafael to summon Guardian Dreadscythe in its place. Realizing that Rafael is in the same position he was after playing the Seal of Orichalcos, Yami plays Underworld Circle to help him witness the darkness he unleashed on his Guardian monsters. 
176 32 "Grappling with a Guardian – Part 3"
"Destroy the Darkness of the Heart!" (心の闇を撃て!) 
October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22) April 30, 2005 (2005-04-30)
Taken to the graveyard by Underworld Circle, Yami and Rafael witness a flashback of Rafael’s past, showing Dreadscythe’s birth. Back at their duel, Rafael revives a nearly invincible Guardian Dreadscythe. Yami finally defeats it using Eatos and Goddess Bow. With the last of his Life Points, Rafael revives all his sacrificed Guardians. Even though he lost, Rafael's soul is spared from being taken by the Orichalcos, as he recovers the light inside his soul. 
177 33 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 1"
"To the Place of the Final Battle! Dartz vs. Yugi and Kaiba" (戦の地へ! ダーツvs遊戯&海馬) 
October 29, 2003 (2003-10-29) May 7, 2005 (2005-05-07)
Paradias headquarters collapses, and Rafael falls with it as Kaiba’s plane comes to save them. Rafael gives Yami directions to Dartz’s lair and the group heads off before being cornered by the authorities. Being told that they are the world’s only hope, the plane heads off to Dartz’s island, on which they find his lair etched with images of captured souls. Dartz challenges Yugi and Kaiba to duel. During the duel, Yami, Kaiba and Dartz are shown the events of the past, detailing how Dartz came into contact with the Orichalcos. 
178 34 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 2"
"The Tragedy of Atlantis" (アトランティスの悲劇) 
November 5, 2003 (2003-11-05) May 7, 2005 (2005-05-07)
Dartz shows Yami and Kaiba the history of Atlantis, how the Orichalcos drove them into insanity, and how he lost his wife. In an attempt to save his people, Dartz made a contract with the Great Leviathan to use the Orichalcos to purge mankind, in order to restore "paradise." However, he was stopped by the three Legendary Dragons and former King Ironheart. Back in the duel, Dartz plays the second layer of the Seal of Orichalcos, Orichalcos Dueteros, and he uses his Mirror Knight Calling to summon his four Mirror Knights, each containing the souls of Yugi, Joey, Pegasus and Mai. However, if the Knights are destroyed, their souls may be lost forever. 
179 35 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 3"
"The Captive Mirror Knights" (囚われのミラーナイト) 
November 12, 2003 (2003-11-12) May 14, 2005 (2005-05-14)
Kaiba refuses to let Yami's sentimentality cost them the duel and launches assaults on the Mirror Knights, only for them to defend each other by sacrificing their shields. Yugi talks to the Pharaoh and tells him to attack, saying that they would be alright. All the while, the second seal increases Dartz's Life Points, making him harder to beat. The Pharaoh plays weak moves and passes altogether. Rafael arrives and Dartz reveals that he made the boat crash on the day Rafael survived. Dartz plays on the darkness in Rafael's heart to make him lose control of Guardian Eatos, causing it to self-destruct, which allows the Seal of Orichalcos to take Rafael's soul. 
180 36 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 4"
"The Third Seal of Orichalcos" (オレイカルコスの三重結界) 
November 19, 2003 (2003-11-19) May 14, 2005 (2005-05-14)
Dartz plays the third seal of Orichalcos, letting him negate Spells, Traps and Monster Effects that target his monsters. Kaiba goes all-out, using the Fang of Critias to summon Mirror Force Dragon and destroy all of Dartz's monsters. However, Kyutora's destruction lets Dartz play Orichalcos Shunoros and summon the invincible shields Dexia and Aristoros. Kaiba's Life Points hit 0, but he activates Wish of Final Effort to raise Yami's Life Points before his soul is taken by the Orichalcos, leaving Yami to duel Dartz alone. With his soul captured, the Leviathan causes the world to shake and is nearly ready to be revived. Dartz knocks out Tristan, Téa and Mokuba, and tells Yami Yugi of their first encounter. 
181 37 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 5"
"Revive! The Three Legendary Knights" (よみがえれ! 伝説の三騎士) 
November 26, 2003 (2003-11-26) May 21, 2005 (2005-05-21)
With Tristan, Téa and Mokuba out cold, Yami Yugi can no longer rely on his friends for moral support. Dartz tries to convince him to give up, saying that he would do more good to his friends by sacrificing his soul. Remembering that his friends will always be with him, Yami Yugi decides not to forfeit the duel, and instead activates Legend of Heart to unlock the Legendary Dragons' true forms: the 3 Legendary Knights of Atlantis. The three knights are able to destroy Dartz's Orichalcos Shunoros and Orichalcos Tritos, however Dartz discards all the cards in his hand and pays all his Life Points to summon the Divine Serpent, a creature with an infinite amount of attack points. In order for the Pharaoh to win, he has to destroy Dartz's Divine Serpent. However, an attack from Divine Serpent promptly reduces Yami Yugi's Life Points to 0 as well. By using the trap Relay Soul, Yami remains in the game, using Dark Magician Girl to prevent him from losing. But if Dark Magician Girl is destroyed, the Pharaoh will lose the duel. Dartz orders his Divine Serpent to attack Dark Magician Girl... 
182 38 "A Duel with Dartz – Part 6"
"Infinite Attack Power — Serpent God Ge" (∞攻撃力 蛇神ゲー) 
December 3, 2003 (2003-12-03) May 21, 2005 (2005-05-21)
Yami Yugi fuses the Legendary Knights to form the Knight of Destiny, and destroys the Divine Serpent. As the duel ends, a vortex opens and Dartz is taken by the Great Leviathan. The knights release the souls of Yugi, Kaiba and Joey. A storm brews all over the world as Atlantis rises from the sea, causing a hurricane to head towards the East Coast. Yugi, Kaiba and Joey head to Atlantis and face off against the Great Leviathan, whom Dartz awakens by offering up his soul. 
183 39 "Rise of the Great Beast – Part 1"
"Battle of the Gods" (神神の戦い) 
December 10, 2003 May 28, 2005
The gateway to the monster world opens and all the monsters come out to help Yugi, Kaiba and Joey. Despite the combined forces of their monsters, Yugi, Kaiba and Joey lose and are absorbed by the Great Leviathan. After the Pharoah is completely absorbed into the Leviathan, he rallies the souls Dartz captured and the monsters offer their strength, allowing Yami to summon the Egyptian god cards and free Kaiba, Joey and himself from the Great Leviathan. He uses the monsters to destroy the Great Leviathan and free the captured souls. Yugi, Joey and Kaiba flee as Atlantis collapses, but Yugi and Yami are stopped by a resurgent Dartz and the Great Leviathan. 
184 40 "Rise of the Great Beast – Part 2"
"Walk into the Light" (光の中を歩め) 
December 17, 2003 May 28, 2005
Yami Yugi is being absorbed by the Great Leviathan, as he still has darkness inside. With the light of his friendship, however, he is able to channel enough strength to lock away the Great Leviathan, ending the catastrophes plaguing the world. Dartz is freed from the Orichalcos and returns home with Kris and Ironheart. Yugi and Yami leave Atlantis, while the others flee the island as it collapses. Everyone whose soul was captured awakens. Mai leaves Valon with her Cyber Harpie and promises to face Joey in the future. Yugi and Yami wash up on shore and are visited by Dark Magician Girl and the Legendary Knights, who tell them that their world is safe. Then, the Legendary Knights return to the Duel Monsters Spirit World, promising to return if such a great darkness ever threatens the world again. Afterwards, the others find Yugi and rescue him from the island. Before Yugi departs from the island, he agrees that Yami that needs to find out the secrets of his past, and promises Yami that he will not be doing it alone. 

DVD release[edit]

Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic: Season 4
Set details
  • 40 episodes
  • 880 minutes
  • 6-disc set
  • 1.33:1 aspect ratio
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • English (Dolby Digital Stereo)
Release dates
Region 1
March 25, 2014 (2014-03-25)[6]


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