Kotobukiya Reissues Yami Bakura Figure

October 21, 2020 at 10:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yami Bakura figure by Kotobukiya

Thought Kotobukiya is done reissuing its Yu-Gi-Oh! figures from times past? Think again! Koto Inc., the official distributor of Kotobukiya’s products in the U.S., announced on Monday that Yami Bakura is the next Yu-Gi-Oh! figure by the Tokyo collectibles producer that is returning to the market.

Yami Bakura is a 1/7 scale PVC figure and arrives sporting his Millennium Ring and a removable Duel Disk. Koto Inc. is accepting pre-orders for Yami Bakura for $89.99 with a June 2021 release date. Other offical Kotobukiya retailers may carry this figure as well.

Koto Inc. announced in August that six popular Yu-Gi-Oh! figures by Kotobukiya are getting reissued in 2021: Yami Yugi, Seto Kaiba, Yami Marik, Joey Wheeler, Dark Magician Girl, and Dark Magician.

There is still one more Kotobukiya Yu-Gi-Oh! figure that is planning a grand return next year. Who could it be…? Stay tuned.

Taka Corp Studio Update: Exodia Necross Bust Prepares for Pre-Orders, Millennium Puzzle Sculpting Complete

October 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Exodia Necross in episode 121

Taka Corp Studio, the high-end collectibles maker based in France, provided an update on Monday on its progress with its Yu-Gi-Oh! projects.

After months of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic, Taka Corp’s Exodia Necross bust is finished. The company states that it will be ready for pre-order by the end of this year. The final samples of both the Exodia the Forbidden One bust and the Exodia Necross bust are currently in approvals with Konami.

Additionally, Taka Corp states that its 1/1 scale resin Millennium Puzzle replica has completed its 3-D sculpting stage and is also now in the process of being approved.

Lastly, Taka Corp says that it would like to make more than just busts for Yu-Gi-Oh!, and it wants to hear your ideas. Even though the company, having been founded in late 2018, is relatively new to this industry, it has already acquired multiple licenses and has several projects underway — and not all of them are busts.

Taka Corp also has the talent to make 1/6 scale statues like Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho and Hiccup and Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon. And as shown from its plans for the Millennium Puzzle, the company has no problem expanding beyond statues of people and creatures. What Yu-Gi-Oh! products should Taka Corp make next?

In its update, Taka Corp did not discuss its progress on its Atem bust, which is also in the works.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links ZEXAL AR Lens Sweepstakes

October 19, 2020 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Snapcode for Konami's Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Snapchat augmented reality lens filter

Give yourself Yuma Tsukumo’s hair and Duel Gazer and win some exclusive prizes! To celebrate the arrival of ZEXAL World and Xyz summoning in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, Konami today launched the ZEXAL AR Lens Sweepstakes to give five lucky fans a chance to win a Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links jacket and commemorative coin.

To enter, scan the Snapcode above and take a photo of yourself using the Snapchat ZEXAL augmented reality lens filter. Then, post the photo on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtags #sweepstakes and #DLZEXALAR.

To be eligible to win, entrants must be based in the 50 United States; Washington, D.C.; or Canada (excluding Quebec) and be above the age of majority. Entrants must also be following the official Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Instagram or Twitter account. This sweepstakes begins today and runs through October 25. Read the official rules for all the details.

(News from OfficialDuelLinks)

Pin Club Announces Limited Edition Yu-Gi-Oh! Pins for October 17 Sale [Updated]

October 14, 2020 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Pin Club's Virtual Pin Con 2.0 sales event logo

Update (October 15): Important!! Important!! Pin Club has changed the drop date and time of all its Yu-Gi-Oh! pins to Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT. Not Friday!

Pin Club’s second wave of limited edition chibi Yu-Gi-Oh! pins is coming this Friday Saturday! Twelve new Yu-Gi-Oh! pins will be up for grabs during Virtual Pin Con 2.0, the company’s next online sales event, which will take place from October 16 through 18.

Pin Club has the following Yu-Gi-Oh! pins ready to go for the event:

Pin Club's Yu-Gi-Oh! Super Deformed Egyptian God monster pin box, closed and open
Egyptian God monster pin set
150 available
$90

These Egyptian God pins stand 2.5- to 3-inches tall and are specially designed for Pin Club by Konami’s art team in Japan. Each gold box will be individually numbered. Pin Club says that Konami’s Japan arm will also be promoting this set and calls this a “big release.” As such, buyers should brace themselves for heavy competition for the limited supply. Pin Club has uploaded two short videos showcasing the Ra pin and the box.

Chibi Pegasus and Toon Summoned Skull pins by Pin Club
Pegasus with Toon Summoned Skull pin set
100 Available
$25

Chibi Harpie Lady Sisters and Mai Valentine pins by Pin Club
Mai with Harpie Lady Sisters pin set
100 Available
$25

Chibi Time Wizard, Baby Dragon, and Thousand Dragon pins by Pin Club
Time Wizard, Baby Dragon, and Thousand Dragon pin set
100 Available
$35

Chibi Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon pins by Pin Club
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon and Blue-Eyes Toon Dragon single pins
100 Available
$10 each

Virtual Pin Con 2.0 is a three-day sales event that will take place from October 16 through 18 on Pin Club’s website, pin-club.com. The Yu-Gi-Oh! pins above will drop at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT on October 16 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT on October 17. They are sure to go fast, just like the first wave of Yu-Gi-Oh! pins, so make sure you’re there for the drop and smash the refresh button!

Here are all of the new pins that will be released at Virtual Pin Con 2.0:

All of the Virtual Pin Con 2.0 pins dropping on October 16

Those Yu-Gi-Oh! pins really stand out with their white backer cards, don’t they?

Good luck, everyone!

(News and photos from pinclubofficial)

The New Yuma Tsukumo in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links: Noah Benjamin Tells All

October 11, 2020 at 10:00 am | Posted in English dubbed, Yu-Gi-Oh!, ZEXAL | 2 Comments
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What's up? asks Yuma Tsukumo in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

The debut of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game on September 29 came with much fanfare. But what some fans might not have immediately noticed is that ZEXAL’s main character, Yuma Tsukumo, arrived with a new voice actor. Eli Jay, who played the protagonist in the TV anime, did not reprise his role for the game. Instead, it was up-and-coming actor Noah Benjamin who brought Yuma to life.

On Saturday, Noah participated in a live interview on the Everything Geek Podcast, where he and host Ruari Williamson chatted for half an hour about his work on Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, his fondness for the franchise, and his acting philosophies. This write-up provides some highlights from the show.

A Silver Lining

Growing up, Noah Benjamin dabbled in a variety of activities, from sports to dance and more, but didn’t find his calling until he was 12 or 13 years old when he discovered acting. He started on the stage with musical theater and as his passion for the art blossomed, he realized that he wanted acting to be his career and not just a hobby.

Noah graduated earlier this year from the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. At the end of his academic year in March, Noah and his graduating class participated in a showcase in New York City where they performed for casting directors and agents. Then, two days after that event, the coronavirus pandemic hit and shut everything down. Unable to safely participate in any more face-to-face showcases, Noah and his class took their talents online, holding a virtual showcase instead.

It was thanks to that online endeavor in May that Noah met a certain casting director who would introduce him to the world of voice over. The two hit it off and the director soon sent Noah an audition. That audition was for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links.

“And from there on, it was just hurry up and wait,” explained Noah. “I would do an audition and then I would wait for a while for a response. And then do the next round, and then just rinse and repeat until I got it. And that was a thrilling moment. It was a virtual moment, but it was a very thrilling virtual moment. […] As horrible and as dark as this world is right now, finding silver linings is like the only thing we can do. And I’m so blessed and happy that this was mine.”

A Love for Yu-Gi-Oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh! was huge phenomenon when Noah was growing up, so naturally it became a big part of his life. When he was six years old, he dressed up as Yugi for Halloween. And whenever he was sick and stayed home from school, he would watch the TV show or movie.

“I loved it when I was a kid, trading and dueling, even though I didn’t really know what I was doing,” Noah reminisced. “I had the Duel Disk. I had the original one, the plastic one, that would cut your arm every time it came across,” he laughed.

It’s no surprise, then, that after landing the role of Yuma Tsukumo, Noah wanted to unearth the pieces of his childhood.

“Literally, the first thing I did when I got the role was break out my old Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and look at what I still had,” he said. “And I just had so much fun doing that. I had so much fun venturing back into my childhood ’cause that’s what a lot of creative people have to do when they’re creating something, or when they’re blocked, or when they don’t know what to create. They have to kind of go back to that childhood place of wonder and discovery. And this [role] just came so naturally because this is what most of my childhood was — collecting those cards and trading those cards with my friends.”

A recent post on Noah’s Instagram shows him holding up the original Egyptian God cards. “Oh my gosh, when I got those cards when I was a kid, that’s like the second most excited I think I’ve ever been in my life,” he passionately recalled. “I don’t know what the first most excited moment is, but that was definitely up there.”

Noah understood the significance of Yu-Gi-Oh! and the importance of the role he was entrusted.

“Looking at my Dark Magician, I nearly cried,” Noah further described. “Like, just the beautiful foil of it. It’s so sentimental and it meant so much to me back then. The fact that it still does now shows why it’s still so popular. And shows why shows like ZEXAL and characters like Yuma can live up to the times and can grow with the times. It’s just a beautiful thing.”

The Best Kind of Research

Noah was aware of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime before auditioning for Yuma, but he didn’t know about the character because he hadn’t watched the show before. By the time it aired, he had already grown out of Yu-Gi-Oh!. So of course Noah had to check out the show to help him get into the spirit of Yuma and prepare for the role.

“[Watching] it was incredibly helpful,” he said. “And [the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links creative team] also sent me a ton of samples, and they sent me a full description before I auditioned. I watched anything that I could get on Hulu with the amount of time that I had. It was kind of a quick turnaround but I did as much as I could in the time that I had.”

Noah was thrilled that he got to watch the anime as his research. “It just blew me away. I was smiling the whole time.”

“What draws me to that show more than anything is the— I love the summoning animations of that show,” Noah added. “They’re so cool and beautiful and rotoscoped and artistic. It’s really— It’s a work of art. It’s really cool.”

Noah also became quite fond of the character of Yuma. He especially likes how Yuma just won’t quit and is always looking for the most “diplomatic solution, the most compromisable solution. He’s looking to make everyone happy.

“He loves the sport and he loves the vigor of that. But when it comes down to it, relationships are relationships, friends are friends, people are people. And that’s kind of what I really love about him. The humanity in him. And the fact also that he’s ruthless and that he never gives up. Wants to high five the sky, as they say.”

Giving Yuma Tsukumo a Voice

Yuma Tsukumo is Noah’s first professional gig straight out of college, which made the experience a little nerve-wracking — even more so than having to perform a role that was previously held by someone else, he said.

What kind of direction did the Duel Links creative team provide Noah? Did they give him the freedom to do his own thing? Or did they want him to voice match Eli Jay as much as possible? Fortunately, it was “a very healthy mix” of both, said Noah.

“As an actor, I always kind of want to be an artist, and I kind of want to shape the character in as many ways as I possibly can through my observation and through my methods,” Noah explained. “But they did want specifically for the voice to sound as much like that performance as possible.

“That being said, they also gave me, for lack of a better phrase, free rein or liberty to kind of explore this character in my own voice and my own way. And not just emulate the sound of the voice, but be that essence, be that character in the moment. And that’s basically what will get you through at the end of the day. If you have the essence of the character and you know relatively what it sounds like, then it’s really— Go from there at that point.”

To help him mimic the voice Eli gave Yuma, Noah tapped into a technique called “voice soup” that he learned from his college voice professor Joanna Battles.

“She would teach reading people’s voices and analyzing people’s voices based on tonality, pitch, rhythm, raspiness, breathiness, energy and overall essence, accent — all of these things play a factor,” Noah explained. “And so when I listened to the character, I would just go through my voice soup — I would go through the list and write down, like, okay, where is he on the scale of raspiness to breathiness? Where is he on the scale from pitch, high to low? Obviously this character was pretty high on the pitch range. For me, it’s all in the method, and it always has been. And so that method has proven very, very helpful for me.”

Noah acknowledged that “there’s always going to be slight differences from revivals and from the originals.”

“It’s nearly impossible to perfectly impersonate someone,” he said. “But the ability to do it at least adequately and capture the essence of the character— Again, that word ‘essence’ is so important. And that was a direction word that they gave me that really, really helped me fit into this world, fit into this character. Discovering what makes that character click is, to me, what helps me with the voice ten times more. The voices— it comes after that.”

Indeed, Noah praised his predecessor for building Yuma into the notable character that he is.

“Eli [Jay] did such a wonderful job creating the voice of this character that it was kind of easy to slip into the essence of this character because it was so clear from the moment I saw it. So props to him for that.”

As for why Eli didn’t reprise his role, Noah was curious about the situation, but “I didn’t really ask,” he said. “I felt like that wasn’t really my territory.”

Favorites

With “over five hundred, six hundred lines of dialogue,” Yuma offered Noah plenty to get excited about, from the numerous cards he plays to the characters he interacts with.

“I was excited for almost everything. But I was mostly, I think, excited for the Gagaga monsters — like Gagaga Gardna, Gagaga Magician — just because that’s really fun to say,” Noah described. “And also, in the episodes that I watched, they played very prominent roles. Being able to look at that name on a script after I’ve heard it and seen it — seen the actual thing on a show — was surreal. And Utopia, Number 39, obviously. All of that stuff. Any Xyz summoning. And I was mostly excited because I could tell that the fans wanted that stuff really, really bad. And I could see why. Those are the cards I was super excited to play.

“And characters? I always love a good duel between Yuma and Shark, or Yuma and Kite.”

In addition to recording fun dialogue, Noah also had a positive experience with the recording process.

“I had never voice acted before, professionally. So I didn’t really have a professional studio at my disposal,” he stated. “But I had a good quality microphone and a strong PC. […] So I have all the equipment, but it was really the creative team [who was] teaching me step by step by step.

“They had an awesome sound engineer who was helping me literally in so many different ways to figure out like, oh there’s metal ping in the back of this sound, there’s a little echo here so you need to move a blanket this way. It was a long, long process, but that’s my favorite memory because that’s the work that kind of gets unsung in projects like this. And it was so fun to just chill with him for like an hour and talk about his career and talk about my life while I fiddled with blankets under my loft bed. That’s my favorite — the crew connections that I got to make.”

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Composer Elik Álvarez Talks Yu-Gi-Oh! Music with the Everything Geek Podcast

Konami Expands Yu-Gi-Oh! Merchandising Deals in Europe

October 9, 2020 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Mock-ups of Pyramid International's Yu-Gi-Oh! products
A sample of Pyramid International’s upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! products

Konami announced on Thursday that it has finalized licensing deals with four European companies to grow the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, with new merchandise expected to hit retail starting in the 4th quarter of 2020 and throughout 2021.

Pyramid International, a producer of licensed merchandise and wall art based in England, has inked a deal to make Yu-Gi-Oh!-branded decorative accessories, drinkware, doormats, stationery, and wall art.

Mock-ups of Pyramid International's Yu-Gi-Oh! products
A sample of Pyramid International’s upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! products

Pyramid International plans to use its distribution network in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa markets to place its Yu-Gi-Oh! products in stores like ASDA, Auchan, Forbidden Planet, HMV, Media Markt, and Micromania. Internationally, the company aims to place its products with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Gamestop, Walmart, and WHSmith.

Abysse Corp, the distributor of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in France, will now tap into the anime side of the franchise to develop collectibles for its ABYstyle pop-culture product line. The company will produce items such as backpacks, glassware, mousepads, notebooks, pillows, and wallets.

Mock-ups of Abysse Corp's Yu-Gi-Oh! products
A sample of Abysse Corp’s upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! products

Abysse Corp will initially launch its merchandise in France, then expand to other key territories.

butterfly-effected GmbH, a technology company based in Germany, will introduce digital Yu-Gi-Oh! accessories for download on mobile devices worldwide (excluding Asia), like digital themes, icon packs, stickers, wallpaper, and watch faces.

France-based publishing house Editions Larousse will release an official French-language Yu-Gi-Oh! guidebook for its readers. The book was first published in English by Scholastic.

Cover of Yu-Gi-Oh! Le Guide Officiel published by Editions Larousse
Editions Larousse’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Le Guide Officiel book

Shop-YuGiOh.com Launches with New Shirts, Drinkware, Accessories

October 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm | Posted in 5D's, Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Winged Dragon of NY T-shirt from Shop-YuGiOh.com

Today is the first day of the New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse virtual convention. And with it comes the launch of Konami’s new Yu-Gi-Oh! e-commerce store at Shop-YuGiOh.com, which features exclusive apparel, drinkware, masks, phone cases, and stickers.

The centerpiece of the Shop-YuGiOh.com launch is the limited edition Winged Dragon of NY design, pictured above, celebrating Yu-Gi-Oh!’s participation in the Metaverse convention. Available only for a limited time, it is the perfect companion to the convention’s exclusive Ra playmat. The design is available on a T-shirt, hoodie, long-sleeve shirt, and tank top. Adult and kids sizes are available.

Shop-YuGiOh.com also offers some of Konami’s exclusive shirt designs from previous conventions, which are now printed without the city and year of the event in the design.

Exclusive shirt designs from previous conventions on Shop-YuGiOh.com

If you missed out on these designs when they were originally released, here’s your chance to snag them.

There are several more designs in Shop-YuGiOh.com’s full line of Yu-Gi-Oh! apparel so be sure to check them all out.

Also debuting on Shop-YuGiOh.com today is some sweet Yu-Gi-Oh! drinkware. Employees of Kaiba Corporation will be especially happy with the store’s products.

If you’re busy creating the latest and greatest gaming technology, you’ll want to pick up this stainless steel mug from the KaibaCorp Research and Development Department.

KaibaCorp R&D Department stainless steel coffee mug from Shop-YuGiOh.com

If you enjoy playing with and testing KaibaCorp’s Duel Disks, this vacuum-sealed stainless steel KaibaCorp Dueling Systems tumbler is for you.

KaibaCorp Dueling Systems tumbler from Shop-YuGiOh.com

If you don’t work for Kaiba and prefer hanging out with Yugi, you’ll want to grab this King of Games ceramic mug.

King of Games ceramic mug from Shop-YuGiOh.com

These and several other Yu-Gi-Oh! designs are available on a variety of stainless steel and ceramic drinkware, with different sizes and colors to choose from.

Shop-YuGiOh.com sells a few reusable face masks to help you stay safe during the novel coronavirus pandemic, like this one featuring the popular Dueling Team design.

Yugi silhouette Dueling Team face mask from Shop-YuGiOh.com

These washable masks have a cotton lining facing the inside and a polyester lining facing the outside.

Shop-YuGiOh.com also offers cases for several Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy cellphones. Here’s one featuring Yugi in front of a cityscape.

Yugi and the City iPhone Pro 11 Max tough cellphone case from Shop-YuGiOh.com

The cases come in a “tough” double-layer protective design and a “slim” design.

If you can’t find an item you’re interested in, why not decorate your own belongings with some official Yu-Gi-Oh! decal stickers? All of the designs found on the Shop-YuGiOh.com merchandise are also available as three- or four-inch laminated vinyl stickers. You can buy your favorite designs, or pick up a random set of four for a discount.

Set of four Yu-Gi-Oh! vinyl decal stickers from Shop-YuGiOh.com

Visit the Shop-YuGiOh.com accessories page to see all the masks, cellphone cases, and stickers in the store’s collection.

Which Shop-YuGiOh.com products are your favorites? What would you like the store to carry in the future?

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! at New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse

Yu-Gi-Oh! Streaming Roundup, September 2020: Kartoon Channel!, Amazon Prime

October 1, 2020 at 9:00 am | Posted in ARC-V, Duel Monsters, English dubbed, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Z-ARC with his hand outstretched in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 139
Come watch!

Kartoon Channel! completed its Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V collection in September with the addition of season 3. The free, ad-supported digital network is available on the web and across multiple OTT platforms and cable and satellite providers.

Amazon Prime Video users saw a disruption in service at the start of September when all its classic Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes were suddenly removed. Customer service agents could not explain why they disappeared. Fortunately, all the episodes returned within three days and are still available as of this writing. Prime Video also hosts the complete Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, 5D’s, ZEXAL, and ARC-V English-dubbed series; those shows were not affected.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Comes to Duel Links

September 29, 2020 at 11:00 am | Posted in English dubbed, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh!, ZEXAL | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World update celebration playmat in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Are you ready to feel the flow? Today, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links introduced the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Xyz monsters to the game.

After crash-landing in the new digital world, Yuma and Astral have lost all their Number Cards. Astral needs to find these cards — the fragments of his memories — while Yuma wants to become the champion of this new world. Won’t you help them reach their goals?

To unlock the ZEXAL Duel World, first make sure you’ve at least reached Stage 9 in DM Duel World. Then, complete the Duel World Unlock Mission of using Level 4 monster cards two times in one duel. Simple!

Be sure to log in now and get all the bonuses from the ZEXAL World launch campaign — prismatic Gagaga Magician and Zubaba General, 1000 Gems, UR and SR Tickets, a Skill Ticket, and a new playmat (pictured above) and sleeves featuring Yugi, Yuma, and Astral. Are you new to Xyz summoning? No problem. Yuma, Astral, and Bronk will be there to teach you how to do it in their tutorial.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL logo and Duel World (ZEXAL) in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Also today, Konami uploaded a video interview with Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links producer Akitsu Terashima, who called ZEXAL World the “biggest update in Duel Links history.” Terashima briefly commented on how he and his team decided which Xyz monsters to introduce to the game, their work on the extensive 3-D Xyz summoning animations, their desire to add more characters from ZEXAL and from the other series, and their plans to improve the game’s user interface.

The introduction of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL to Duel Links follows the addition of The Dark Side of Dimensions almost exactly one year ago.

Yuma Tsukumo, Astral, and Number 39: Utopia card in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Yu-Gi-Oh! at New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse

September 26, 2020 at 10:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse logo

Yu-Gi-Oh! will have a big presence at Metaverse, an upcoming virtual convention from the organizer of New York Comic Con and MCM Comic Con. Kicking off on October 8 and running through October 11, Metaverse will offer a Yu-Gi-Oh! voice actor panel, exclusive limited edition merchandise, and duels of all varieties.

Remote Duel is the name of the game at Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Extravaganza at this convention. All throughout the weekend, there will be Remote Duel TCG, Speed Duel, and Duel Links tournaments to take part in. Prizes up for grabs include pins, coins, playmats, and the always popular giant cards. To register for the events, visit the website and Discord Server of the tournament organizer, Shadow Realm Games.

Konami’s virtual photo booth will return for fans to create their own digital personalized Token Cards. Some fans might even win a physical copy of their cards, which Konami will print and mail to them.

On Sunday, October 11, at 7:05 p.m., Metaverse will present the “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Reunion” panel, where the cast of the classic Yu-Gi-Oh! anime will come together to talk about their experience working on the show. The panel will be moderated by Yu-Gi-Oh! News host and fellow voice actor Sam Black.

The Winged Dragon of Ra exclusive playmat

What would a convention be without exclusive goods? The Winged Dragon of Ra graces the newest exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! playmat, pictured above, which will be available for $30 while supplies last. There will also be limited edition Yu-Gi-Oh! T-shirts, tumblers, phone cases, and other items for sale at the new Yu-Gi-Oh! e-commerce store, Shop-YuGiOh.com. Visit the site now and enter your email address to be notified when the site opens and to receive 15 percent off your first order.

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the Extravaganza events and the panel; there is no need to buy a convention badge. However, prizes and merchandise can only be shipped to an address in the United States or Canada.

For more information, visit Konami’s New York Comic Con x MCM Comic Con Metaverse FAQs page.

(News from OfficialYuGiOhTCG)

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