This Yu-Gi-Oh Cosplay Perfectly Mimics Joey’s Chin

Joseph Wheeler (Joey).  Photo of his infamous jaw.
The face of Joseph Wheeler, aka Joey. Pic credit: Toei Animation

An unexpected Yu-Gi-Oh cosplay has gone viral on social media for flawlessly mimicking Joey’s now-famous chin!

Kazuki Takahashi’s classic manga franchise has grown significantly since its inception. Yu-Gi-oh was initially intended to be a much darker magical death sports series. The series took a huge turn after card games were added to the mix and became the new core of the series.

As a result, it spawned many sequels and multiple editions of a true trading card game. But it wouldn’t have come this far if it weren’t for the original profession.

The sensational Yu-Gi-Oh cosplay

The original cast of characters, who in one way or another impressed fans, are central to all this success. This is especially true for Joey, who has gone on to enjoy a new lease of life after the anime and manga ended, thanks to fans who have always emphasized his aggressively pointed chin.

Now, artist pumpkin6non on Twitter has gone viral with admirers for donning not only an impeccable costume but also the iconic chin. Check it out below:

If you want to see more of Joey’s chin first hand, the entire original manga pass by Kazuki Takahashi is now available with a paid membership in Namely MediaShonen Jump’s digital vault. The anime is now available to watch on Netflix, Hulu and Crunchyroll.

Joseph Wheeler Yu-Gi-Oh character background

Joey started out as a rough, tough kid trying to get through the awful streets. He also tormented Yugi since he was younger, stealing part of Yugi’s unfinished Millennium Puzzle. But after Yugi risked his life to protect him and Tristan from Ushio, Joey gave the last piece of the puzzle back to Yugi and the two became friends.

Joey dedicates himself to Dueling in the second season after receiving a video message from his sister, Serenity [Shizuka]who is losing her sight.

Their parents separated and the two had previously lived with one of their parents. Joey only knows one way to make big money: the prize money from the Duelist Kingdom Tournament. He plans to use it for his sister, which is her only chance at permanent sight. When Yugi hears this, he offers Joey one of his two Star chips, allowing him to compete for the prize money.

Joey was plunged into the competition after releasing the vanquished Weevil Underwood from his dueling gauntlet.

Joey’s name appears on the screen as Jyonouchi in episode 187. Because it’s meant to be a real joke. Yu-Jyo is derived from the first syllables of Yugi and Jyounouchi, resulting in the Japanese term Unity, the central theme of the show.

What are your thoughts? Did you like Joey in the original Yu-Gi-Oh series? What is his place among your favorite characters from the series? Leave your thoughts on Yu-Gi-Oh and this incredible cosplay in the comments!