Reanimate is a slang term given to the ability of putting creatures from your graveyard into the battle zone.
The ability appears in many variants, usually differing in the costs or types of creatures that can be returned from your graveyard.
It is an ability that first appeared on
Inferno Gate, a card that later got put into the Premium Hall of Fame due to its power.
Darkness / Spell / 5
■ Put a non-evolution creature from your graveyard into the battle zone.
As there are many cards that cards that can help put your own cards into your graveyard, usually seen as a disadvantage (such as Dandy Eggplant or Emergency Typhoon), the Reanimate strategy can be quite strong with its ability to re-use creatures in combos with those types of cards.
There are also many cards that can put your own cards from your
deck into your graveyard.
It is most commonly found on
Darkness Civilization cards due to their association with a players graveyard but has also appeared on cards such as Light Gate in the Light Civilization, or on Rising NEX, the Enlightened in the Fire Civilization.
List of cards with a "Reanimate" ability
Acme M, First Seed Albatross, Spirit Wing Treasure Almil, Rebirth Elemental Atom, the Divine Core Babelginus, Demonic Dragon Bash, Misfortune Demon 34 Belbel, Reaper Doll Boneblade Dragoon Boost, Misfortune Demon 33 Codeking Khachaturian Codename James Daft Punk, Lord of Demons Right God Darth Sith K, Dark Armor Death Gate, Hell Demon Dragon Evelaurent, Mercy Dragon Elemental Experience the Miracle! Re Born Kaiser FORBIDDEN ~Star of Forbidden~ Filefish Jacket, Shadow of Torture Fusshisshi the Invulnerable Fuuma Beelzebub Fuuma Soul Avals Gashagozra, Misfortune Demon 03 Gensetoraise, Burial Hero Greatest Great, Zenith of "Life" Guruguru, Revival Demon Dragon Hell MISSOKATSU Kaiser Hemoglo, Demonic Doctor JK Darkness Rockderian Kaiser "Blade Demon", Zenith of "Certain Victory" Kill the Live, Revolution Demon Dragon Latelier Robuchon Merrianne, Vizier of Light Mikenyanko Modos, Forbidden V Necrodragon Danchigai Fankigai Necrodragon Guljeneraid Necrodragon Metal Zangilas Necromancer Inferno Kaiser Noshire, Fallen Angel of Betrothal Shivalark, Judge of Revival Simone Pétre Sir Virginia, Mystic Light Insect Sixth Sense, Undead Bandit Steiner, the Resurrecting Reaper Toratouluf, Thundering Demon Dragon Trueking Viola Sonata Truename Hadesgil Skill Undeux Trois, Darkness Princess Uno Dos Tres, Dark Noble Urami Hades, Curse Hero Yata Izuna, Eight-Headed Parasite Zeta-File, Zenith of "Mystery"
Ballom Monarch, Lord of Dark Reapers Death Monarch, Lord of Demons Duenyan Emperor Hellgate Moon, the Enlightened Killer the Kill, Revolution Demon King King Balcry, Demonic Eye Lord Onimaru "Explosion", Golden Age Peryuton, Bird of Fire Rising NEX, the Enlightened Shiba, Amazing Artiste Startdash Reviver, Crystalline Shadow Super Deis Reviver, Crystalline Shadow Tyrant Black Monarch
These cards can be used to put cards into your graveyard easily
(For a full list, see also:
and Self Discard .) Self Mill
Ultimus, Spirit of Divine Law
Atsuto, Duel Hero Strategist
Bone Dance Charger
Black Lucifer, Sorcerer of Darkness
Dark Lucifer, Demonic Eyed Gunman
Dandy Eggplant (Restricted to 1 in the
Hall of Fame.) Romanesk, the Dragon Wizard
Phantom Spear Zircon
Necrodragon End of the World
Mad Romanov, the Wicked God
Gabriel XENOM, the Reaper King
Storm Double Cross, Temporal Storm
Romanov the 1st, Lord of the Demonic Eye
Slash Charger (Restricted to 0 in the
Premium Hall of Fame.) Baron Gouyama
Katsudon, Kung Fu Panyao
Burial Worm, the Burying Insect