VI. “There are no women in Yu-Gi-Oh! Only extremely girly men!”:
Textual Sex in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Fan Community
***for the unfamiliar, please refer to the character sheet, or even better, the alter ego sheet, if you get lost with names. In fan-speech, various names can be used. Evil Yami Bakura is often just called "Bakura", while the normal, unpossessed guy is just called "Ryou." Normal, as in not-so-evil Marik might sometimes be called "Malik" or vice-versa. Yuugi might be spelled as Yugi... Yeah. It's confusing.
The beautiful and mature character designs can stir up some reactionary thirst. In a forum post entitled “YUGIOH! ROCKS!”, one young fangirl gushes:
I am 11 and i love Yugioh but there is some blood in the the 10th season and Mokuba gets kidnapped a lot i love him and Yugi is so hot! soul are taken and its awesome!!!!!!!!!!! people this is for kids that act over their age like me... i love yugioh! plus i am Rebbecca i am smart i love yugi and i am a fan girl. kids 9-10-11-12. Highlights: hot guys, great fun, and funny characters.