Udon Entertainment had a slate of licenses to announce at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con that included their first prose novel, Street Fighter. The book is written by Takashi Yano (Naruto: Itachi's Story, Naruto: Shikamaru's Story), with art by One-Punch Man's Yuusuke Murate. Their latest manga license is Dragon's Crown, yuztan's adaptation of the Vanillaware/Atlus game. More after the jump.
Now that Pokémon Go is available in Japan, it's on its way to consuming local social media. So, you're now seeing all the "so many Zubats!" and "so many Doduo!" jokes in Japanese. Except, since it's Japanese social media, the jokes have 20k retweets. Joining in the mania was Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi, who posted an irreverent meeting of his series and the AR phenomenon to his Instagram. Check it out after the jump.
If you ever found yourself admiring the art on Yu-Gi-Oh! cards, publisher Udon Entertainment is cooking up something special just for you. 4K Media announced a licensing agreement with Udon to publish a series of art books based on the over 7,000 trading cards from the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game. The Yu-Gi-Oh! CARD ART books are currently planned for a Q4 2016 release across stores and online retailers in the US, UK, and Australia. Read on for more.
Japanese figure company Kotobukiya today listed a 125mm-tall figure of Yami Yugi/Dark Yugi from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters franchise on its deformed figure line Cu-poche for a November 2016 release. Yami Yugi is the 31st entry in the line and its first male character. Check the product photos after the jump!
Special exhibitions titled "Road of Duelist" to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, that started with Kazuki Takahashi's manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump in 1996, are planned to be held in Tokyo and Osaka this August. Check the details after the jump!
The official website for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions has announced that special one day only screening events of the film will be held at selected nine theaters in Japan on May 13. The audience will be allowed to bring chemical light sticks, do cosplay, and cheer their favorite characters on the screen. Hit the jump for more details.
After bringing back Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc V! brought back Asuka Tenjoin (CV: Sanae Kobayashi - named Alexis Rhodes in English)from GX and Kite Tenjo / Kaito Tenjo (CV Kōki Uchiyama) from Zexal in April, the anime's third year is now preparing to bring back Aster/Ed Phoenix in May. Get a look after the jump.
Kuroha, author of the 2011-14 Chronicles of the Going Home Club manga that inspired 2013's anime makes no secret of being a big Yu-Gi-Oh! fan. Last week, the series celebrated its 20th anniversary with the Japanese theatrical opening of new movie The Dark Side of Dimensions. Kuroha joined in the celebration with a special look at The Game King after coming out of the shower. Get a look after the jump.