Digital Manga Sale: $2 Off All Yu-Gi-Oh! Volumes on All Platforms

August 13, 2019 at 9:00 am | Posted in 5D's, ARC-V, Duel Monsters, GX, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh!, ZEXAL | Leave a comment
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VIZ Media's Yu-Gi-Oh! digital sale August 2019 ad on comiXology

It’s time to d-d-d-d-d-download some volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh! manga! This week, VIZ Media is putting every Yu-Gi-Oh! volume on sale on every major e-book platform. All 75 volumes currently available, from Kazuki Takahashi’s original Yu-Gi-Oh! story to the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V volume, is $4.99 — that’s $2 off the regular price of $6.99 (and half off the $9.99 price of a printed book!).

Check VIZ’s website for links to buy each volume:

This sale starts today, August 13, and ends on August 19. The discount applies to all books sold on VIZ’s app/website, comiXology, Google Play Books, Apple Books, Kindle (Amazon), and Nook (Barnes & Noble).

Keep an eye on VIZ’s digital sale page for new manga deals every week.

Konami Wants to Know: Which Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! Do You Want Next?

August 9, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Yami Yugi Funko Pop! figure asking who you will vote for

Konami wants to grow the Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! family and is asking for your help. The company set up a poll today on Facebook with a selection of characters and monsters that could join the line next:

  • Yugi Muto
  • Joey Wheeler
  • Pegasus
  • Marik
  • Red-Eyes B. Dragon
  • Summoned Skull
  • Kuriboh
  • Black Luster Soldier
  • Slifer the Sky Dragon
  • Exodia the Forbidden One
  • Harpie’s Pet Dragon
  • Mai Valentine

Are your favorites not on the list? Don’t let that stop you from submitting a write-in vote. Future releases “are not guaranteed specific to this poll,” reads the poll’s fine print.

Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup Giveaway

August 8, 2019 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup and keychain

Here’s your chance to snag the new Yu-Gi-Oh! Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup — as seen in July’s episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! News — for free!

Collector Cup is giving away three cups each day, from August 8 through 10. There are three ways to win, for a total of nine winners:

* On Twitter, like and follow @Collector_Cup and @yugioh, and like and retweet the linked tweet.

* On Facebook, follow the CollectorCup and Yu-Gi-Oh! pages, like the linked post, and tag two friends.

* On Instagram, follow collectorcup and theofficialyugioh, like the linked post, and tag two friends.

This giveaway is open to all Yu-Gi-Oh! fans outside Asia who are age 13 and up. Enter every day to increase your chances of winning!

The Blue-Eyes White Dragon Collector Cup is on sale now on CollectorCup.com for $16.99. The 24 oz. cup is made of dishwasher-safe, BPA-free, shatter-resistant plastic and is 100 percent guaranteed not to leak. Every cup includes a free Blue-Eyes White Dragon keychain.

BoxLunch Exclusive: Metallic Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! & T-Shirt

August 6, 2019 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Front of the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! and T-shirt box

Check out this newest Yu-Gi-Oh! Funko Pop! figure to join line-up: a metallic Blue-Eyes White Dragon! This variant of the original Blue-Eyes vinyl Pop! sports a shiny silver paint job and also includes a T-shirt.

Look for this combo exclusively at BoxLunch, coming soon.

Back of the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! and T-shirt box

Close-up of the T-shirt shown on the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! box

Side of the BoxLunch-exclusive Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! and T-shirt box

Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! figure box, BoxLunch-exclusive edition

Metallic silver Blue-Eyes White Dragon Funko Pop! from BoxLunch

Gallery1988 Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Variant Screen Prints

July 24, 2019 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Did you miss out on buying the most popular limited edition Yu-Gi-Oh! screen prints from the art show? Gallery1988 and Konami have your back, revealing some open edition variants for sale today. The variants are the same size as the originals, but feature different color schemes, are unnumbered, and have a lower price.

Variant screen print of Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon variant by Anthony Petrie
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Open edition
$45.00

Variant screen print of It's time to duel. by Dan Mumford from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
It’s time to duel. variant by Dan Mumford
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Open edition
$45.00

Do note that these prints won’t ship until September 2019.

Like the originals, these are available to customers worldwide, excluding most of Asia.

Dan Green, Eric Stuart Face Off in Live Duel at Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019

July 24, 2019 at 6:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi and Kaiba facing off with an overhead view of Kaiba's Duelist Coliseum in the background in Yu-Gi-Oh! episode 129

Yu-Gi-Oh! voice actors Dan Green (Yugi) and Eric Stuart (Kaiba) will be traveling across the pond to face off at this year’s Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship in Berlin, Germany. The actors will take part in a live duel on Sunday, August 11, adding another chapter to the story of the eternal rivals.

After suffering a scathing defeat at 2016’s World Championship, will Kaiba tap into a new power to launch a comeback? Or will Yugi, with his trust in the heart of the cards, remain the King of Games? What new cards will we see supporting their signature decks? Don’t miss this duel!

The Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2019 will take place on August 10 and 11 in Berlin, but is open to the public only on August 11. Fans who want to attend must reserve tickets in advance.

Konami will be live streaming all the action on both days on Twitch and YouTube. The opening ceremony is scheduled for August 11 at 8:00 a.m. ET/5:00 a.m. PT and will be followed by the live duel.

Fanattik Scores Yu-Gi-Oh! Collectibles Deal for Europe

July 23, 2019 at 8:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! game flip coin by Fanattik

Fanattik, a producer of collectibles and gifts based in England, has landed a deal with Konami Cross Media NY to create a line of Yu-Gi-Oh! merchandise for the European market. Fanattik plans to have a variety of Yu-Gi-Oh! coins, jewelry, key chains, and pin badges out by Q4 of this year. Its products will be available throughout Europe via mail-order, online, and brick-and-mortar retailers.

The company’s first item is a Yu-Gi-Oh! game flip coin, pictured above, which drops on September 1. The 1.5-inch-diameter coin is embossed with Yugi on one side and the “It’s Time to Duel” and Yu-Gi-Oh! logos on the other side.

Keep an eye on Fanattik’s Yu-Gi-Oh! page in the coming months as the company adds more products.

Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 4

July 22, 2019 at 6:00 am | Posted in Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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A tease of Kazuki Takahashi's Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show pieces included in this post

Even though Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi didn’t attend the opening of Gallery1988‘s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show himself, he nevertheless made his presence felt by leaving a special message for visitors along with a stunning set of never-before-seen artwork.

At the center of the exhibition was an acrylic display that featured a quote from Takahashi and a brief history of Yu-Gi-Oh!. The display also spotlighted Takahashi’s recent illustrations of Yugi and Kaiba from V Jump and his upgraded versions of Magician of Black Chaos and Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, coming soon to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Kazuki Takahashi's message and art display at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's V Jump Yami Yugi illustration at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's illustration of Magician of Black Chaos MAX at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Takahashi’s message reads:

For the past 20 years since the creation of Yu-Gi-Oh!, I have been given the opportunity to interact with fans worldwide via manga, anime, and card games. Now, I am delighted to hold this Yu-Gi-Oh! art exhibit.

When creating new works, my focus is to design a universe in which story, characters, and monsters interact with each other.

Since Yu-Gi-Oh! spans a wide variety of mediums, many creative people work together to create a world filled with countless characters and monsters — in which to draw inspiration for new artwork.

In this exhibit, I am excited to see how these talented artists depict their own views of the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for visiting the Yu-Gi-Oh! art exhibition today.

Kazuki Takahashi's V Jump illustration of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's illustration of Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

The paragraphs detailing the history of Yu-Gi-Oh! describe its origins as manga to its prominence today as a global hit:

Kazuki Takahashi created and serialized the manga “Yu-Gi-Oh!” in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996 to 2004. Through these eight years, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s uniquely original storyline and rich characters fascinated and entertained fans around the globe. Its theme of gaming and friendship appealed to all ages and cultures, forming the backdrop of the eternal rivalry between Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba.

Celebrating 20+ years since its initial launch, the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! continues to wow fans and audiences around the world.

The animated TV series “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” began airing in 2000, with five successful spinoffs to follow. The 6th TV series — Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS — currently airs worldwide.

The feature-length animated film “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions” was released in theaters on April 23, 2016. Mr. Takahashi played multiple roles in its production, serving as chief executive producer, screenplay writer and character designer. This effort was richly rewarded, with longtime fans not only praising the movie for its cinematic beauty but also for its endearing storyline — one filled with action-packed adventures, mesmerizing monsters and friendships that know no bounds.

The “Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game” is based on “Magic & Wizards,” a card game introduced in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG sparked a card game revolution not only in Japan, but throughout the world. New cards and game mechanics are still being released to this day.

Ever working, Mr. Takahashi’s passion for illustration, design and gaming can be seen as he continues to express his creativity on new artistic pieces — based on Yu-Gi-Oh! and other interests.

As exciting as it was seeing Takahashi’s V Jump and card illustrations enlarged for the exhibition, the bigger attraction was undoubtedly the four new pieces of artwork that he created specially for this art show.

Mixing digital art with paint, Takahashi presented his new takes on the classics: Yugi, Black Luster Soldier, Kaiba, and Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Yugi at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Yugi at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Black Luster Soldier at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Black Luster Soldier at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Blue-Eyes White Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Blue-Eyes White Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up Blue-Eyes White Dragon's body in Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Beautiful, breathtaking, and inspiring!

That’s it from me. Special thanks to Konami and Gallery1988 for putting on a stellar show and for providing additional information about the event that made this series of posts possible.

There are still a few limited edition screen prints available for sale from Gallery1988, so don’t miss out on those.

If you could own any piece of art from Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show, which would you choose?

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Back to the beginning:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 1

Previously:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 3

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime Series Coming in 2020

July 21, 2019 at 2:00 am | Posted in Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 6 Comments
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Screenshot from Konami's new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime announcement video at Konami's Jump Victory Carnival 2019

A new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series is in the works and will premiere in 2020! That’s the word from Konami, who presented a teaser at its Jump Victory Carnival panel today with the announcement.

The voice-over in the teaser states: “The soul of the duelist has been inherited. Now, the history of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series is changing. The 20th anniversary of the anime. Production on a new anime series has begun. Scheduled to premiere in 2020.”

The announcement does not provide any further information about the series.

Jump Victory Carnival is an annual exhibition sponsored by Shueisha that highlights the publisher’s many Jump properties and their latest developments. A recording of Konami’s full hour-long live streamed panel, which includes the teaser, is available for viewing.

(News from @yugioh_anime)

Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Screen Prints Now Available Online

July 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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A tease of the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show pieces available for sale

The six limited edition screen prints from Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show are now available for sale online. There is a very limited number of each remaining, and once they’re sold out, they’re gone for good! There is a purchase limit of two of each print per person/household.

King of Games screen print by Tom Whalen from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
King of Games by Tom Whalen
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

It's time to duel. screenprint by Dan Mumford from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
It’s time to duel. by Dan Mumford
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Hitotsu-Me Giant by Steve Dressler from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Hitotsu-Me Giant by Steve Dressler
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Duel Monsters Showdown by Dave Perillo from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Duel Monsters Showdown by Dave Perillo
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

The Millennium Puzzle by Matthew Skiff from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
The Millennium Puzzle by Matthew Skiff
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon by Anthony Petrie
18 x 24 inches
Screen print
Numbered, limited edition of 100
$60.00

Also for sale is the art show’s commemorative poster, available as an unnumbered giclee print. There is no purchase limit for this piece, but expect there to be a limited supply.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Commemorative Poster by Joshua Budich from the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show Commemorative Poster by Joshua Budich
16 x 20 inches
Giclee print
Open edition
$10.00

All of the artwork ships worldwide, excluding most of Asia. For more information about ordering and shipping, please look at Gallery1988’s FAQs.

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