As 2014 TV anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V continues into this fall, the series is preparing to introduce pair of new theme songs, both by EBiDAN 39 & KiDS groups. The opening will be by "heavy rock, with rap and dance" style unit of nine dancer/singers, formed last fall, SUPER ★ DRAGON. The ending will be five-member boy band M!LK, formed in 2014 and debuting in March 2015.
Nostalgia will most definitely be in the air when the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! anime film, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, opens outside of Japan early next year. 4K Media announced that Dan Green and Eric Stuart are on board to reprise their respective roles as Yugi Muto/Yama Yugi and Seto Kaiba for the North American release of the movie. Read on for more.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions anime movie is getting ready to step into a whole new dimension with upcoming screenings utilizing 4DX and MX4D experience technology. That means a whole lot of seat-rocking and other effects, like blowing wind and distinct scents, will be in play when the screenings kick off in participating Japanese theaters on September 24. Read on for a new trailer!
Good Smile Company has launched pre-orders for a pair of grinning ladies from Max Factory's figma poseable figure line, and static pose figFIX sister line. Joining the previously released Yugi is Yu-Gi-Oh!'s popular Dark Magician Girl. And, Love Live!'s Honoka offers her trademark energy in a cheerleader figure. Get a look after the jump.
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!