The next installment of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX on DVD is on its way! Cinedigm today added the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 2 DVD box set to its catalog with a release date of July 7. The three-volume, six-disc set comes from Cinedigm’s Flatiron Film Company label and will include episodes 53 through 104 of the English-dubbed version of the anime.
“Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 2″ has a suggested retail price of $59.99. As with its season 1 set, Cinedigm is not selling the individual volumes of season 2 separately.
Can’t wait for the DVD release? Watch the entire Yu-Gi-Oh! GX series for free right now on YUGIOH.com, Hulu, and Crunchyroll!
Need an excuse to get VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine? Beginning in this week’s issue, WSJ is serializing four chapters of Kazuki Takahashi’s original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga as part of its Jump Back initiative where older series are spotlighted in the magazine.
Furthermore, VIZ is offering anyone who buys or renews a WSJ subscription the opportunity to win one of three copies of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Super Rare card Digvorzhak, King of Heavy Industry. Digvorzhak was the prize card for the 2012-2013 season and has yet to be reprinted. Purchases must be made between today, May 11, and June 7. Check the sweepstakes’ official rules for more details.
And finally, if you’re looking for a great deal on just the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, VIZ has been offering the first seven digital volumes in a special bundle over the past week. With a low, low price of $21 — that’s $3 an issue! — it’s certainly a deal worth checking out.
Weekly Shonen Jump launched its Jump Back initiative in its October 6, 2014 issue. Yu-Gi-Oh! joins the popular series Death Note, Naruto, Rosario + Vampire, and Claymore as having the distinction of being serialized as a Jump Back title.
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The opportunity of a lifetime has arisen for Yu-Gi-Oh! fans lucky enough to score tickets to this year’s San Diego Comic Con. Today, SDCC announced that Kazuki Takahashi will be a special guest at this year’s event!
The almighty creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! rarely makes any guest appearances at all and has only attended SDCC once before in 2010 where he was promoting his now-defunct web project “Button.” He was not invited as a guest at the time and did not hold any panels or signings. As a special guest this year, Takahashi’s appearance will undoubtedly feature more fanfare and excitement.
San Diego Comic Con — or more formally, Comic-Con International: San Diego — will take place from July 8 to 12 at the San Diego Convention Center. SDCC has invited a record 70 special guests to attend this year.
“Can You Feel The Power”
Today, 4K Media added the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V English-dubbed opening and its lyrics to YouTube. Might the U.S. premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V be right around the corner…?
Tomorrow, May 2, is Free Comic Book Day and this year VIZ Media is giving away a manga sampler that includes Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! and Hirohiko Araki’s JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure! Why not head over to your local independent comic book shop, show your support for that small business, and pick up a copy? Check out FreeComicBookDay.com to find a participating store near you. Many stores will have special guests, discounts, prizes, and other fun activities to get people in the door.
A full list of all of the free comics is also available. Not every comic will be available at every store and supplies are limited, so be sure to arrive early and don’t be surprised if you see a massive waiting line. With Avengers: Age of Ultron now out in theaters, this weekend is sure to be a busy one for comics aficionados everywhere.
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Yesterday, UDON Entertainment updated its schedule of upcoming releases, which now has Kazuki Takahashi’s Duel Art book slated for a June release instead of its original May 12 street date.
UDON’s Jenny Myung confirmed in an email that UDON is indeed aiming to release Duel Art in June, but could not comment on why the book is taking slightly longer than originally scheduled. Some retailers, like Amazon, have already adjusted their listings to display a release date different than what UDON has planned.
“Amazon is being cautious and setting the release to July on their end, since we missed our original release month,” Myung clarified.
Want to read Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga in Japanese for free? For a limited time, Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ digital manga platform is letting readers check out the first three volumes of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga in their entirety! These books are the “bunko” editions (“bunkoban” — small-sized paperback edition), which include more chapters per volume than their original “tankobon” releases and, in the case of Yu-Gi-Oh!, also feature some revised text and illustrations, new cover artwork, and bonus material.
The books will be accessible beginning today, April 27, until May 10. Shonen Jump+ normally sells each book for 500 yen (about $4.20). The first chapters of the remaining 19 volumes can also be previewed for free.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! bunko editions were originally published in Japan between April 2007 and March 2008. They have yet to be released in the United States.
The official Japanese website celebrating the 20th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! is now live!
Yesterday, yugioh20th.com launched a new homepage, pictured above, featuring the Yu-Gi-Oh! 20th anniversary logo, a silhouette of Yami Yugi, and a description of the franchise. Also new is a timeline highlighting the franchise’s manga, anime, card game, and video game milestones from 1996 to the present. A link to the placeholder webpage for the as-of-yet unnamed 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! movie is of course included. Two additional sections are labeled as “coming soon” and appear to be for information about the various Yu-Gi-Oh! series and for merchandise.
Keep your eyes on the website to see what kinds of goodies will appear as we count down the months and days to the 20th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Cinedigm today added the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Season 1 DVD box to its catalog with a street date of May 5, 2015. This set will contain episodes 1 through 49 of the English-dubbed anime in three volumes, each with two DVD discs. Like Cinedigm’s other Yu-Gi-Oh! videos, this release will be carried on its Flatiron Film Company label and is for region 1 DVD players.
“Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Season 1″ has a suggested retail price of $44.99 and is available for pre-order from your favorite retailer. Don’t miss it!
Cinedigm had previously released Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL’s first volume of season 1 in September 2014. The complete first season is already available for download on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and Xbox Video, while the entire ZEXAL series is streaming on YUGIOH.com and Crunchyroll.
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Congratulations to Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation players throughout the world, who together have helped the mobile app game reach the impressive milestone of one million downloads! To celebrate this memorable occasion, Konami is giving away 10,000 Duel Points to all duelists who log in today, March 26. This is Konami’s biggest giveaway of Points to date.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Generation is a free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game available for iOS and Android tablets. It was given a limited launch in October 2014 in the App Store before being released on Google Play and making its global debut in December 2014.