VIZ Media Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! to Free Manga Section

January 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi Mutou unleashing the power of the Millennium Puzzle for the first time in Yu-Gi-Oh! manga chapter 1

Start reading the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga for free on VIZ.com! VIZ Media today added chapter 1 of Kazuki Takahashi’s now legendary stories of Yugi Mutou to its free Shonen Jump manga section. With the premiere of the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions movie right around the corner, there’s no time like the present to see how the adventures of Yugi and his friends began all those years ago.

Earlier this week, VIZ also started posting Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game manga, the prequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions.

Be sure to check out the full list of amazing free Shonen Jump manga available on VIZ.com, where new chapters are posted every day.

Daniel J. Edwards (Aigami) Talks Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

January 17, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in English dubbed, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 1 Comment
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Daniel J. Edwards in a behind-the-scenes look at Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

What kind of character is Aigami and what are his goals? Actor and singer Daniel J. Edwards tells it like it is in this second behind-the-scenes interview promoting Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Daniel also talks about what it’s like being a part of such an iconic anime series that he enjoyed years ago in middle school. And once again, there are many new clips from the movie!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions premieres January 27 in the U.S. and Canada. Ticket sales and theater locations are available at yugiohtickets.com. The site now has over 430 theaters listed, and new locations will continue to be added up to opening day.

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Eric Stuart (Seto Kaiba) Talks Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Read Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game for Free on VIZ.com

January 16, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 7 Comments
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VIZ Media's free Shonen Jump manga section is now offering Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game

Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game manga is now available to read for free on VIZ.com! VIZ Media today added the first chapter of the two-part special to its free Shonen Jump manga section. Transcend Game takes place after the events of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga and is a prequel to Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. You now have zero excuse not to read this before heading to the January 27 premiere of the movie!

Check out more great titles in the free Shonen Jump manga section, where new chapters are added every day. Yes, it really is all free and 100 percent legal!

If you would like to support Kazuki Takahashi even more and own a copy of Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game, both parts are available for purchase in these back issues of Weekly Shonen Jump for $0.99 each:

On the Blimp: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Sneak Peek Video

January 15, 2017 at 3:00 pm | Posted in English dubbed, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 5 Comments
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What’s Joey doing sitting on top of Kaiba’s blimp? Looks dangerous! And Kaiba is up there too, with a new Duel Disk?! Check it out in this exclusive sneak peek of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions.

Have you visited yugiohtickets.com to buy your tickets yet? Over 150 new theaters have been added since the site first launched, and new locations will continue to be added up to the release date. Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions opens in U.S. theaters on January 27.

If you’re worried that your local theater won’t show the movie, let them know on Facebook, Twitter, or even with an old-fashioned phone call, that you want to see it. Theaters want to play movies that people want to see, so voice your interest. It’s not too late for them to get the movie!

Joey getting angry in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Kaiba flaunting his new Duel Disk in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Joey sitting on top of Kaiba's blimp in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Does this clip remind anyone of a certain dream sequence from Duelist Kingdom? The one in episode 17 where poor Joey gets scolded by Kaiba while wearing a dog suit?

Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

January 14, 2017 at 9:00 am | Posted in Japanese, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 1 Comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! 20th Anniversary Animate Cafe banner

Ready for another Yu-Gi-Oh! Cafe? Oh yes! Between February 1 and March 29, the Animate Cafes in Ikebukuro, Tennoji, Sendai, and Okayama will celebrate the franchise’s 20th anniversary with their own Yu-Gi-Oh! collaboration cafes. Animate is the largest retailer in Japan of otaku-related goods and has 11 cafes (and a food truck!) that get decked out with the characters and themes of popular anime, manga, and games all year round.

Yesterday, Animate Cafe’s websites updated with pictures of the exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! keychains, coasters, buttons, and other cute merch that customers can soon pick up. It also posted photos of its Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed menu. Will you dine like a king with Jack Atlas’ latest ramen concoction? Or eat the hearty stew of Shun Kurosaki and the Xyz resistance fighters? Or maybe you’ll want to dine on all five Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists in the special 20th anniversary pasta! Let’s see what there is to eat.

Yu-Gi-Oh! 20th Special Pasta at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

“Yu-Gi-Oh! 20th Special Pasta” – Star-shaped yellow bell pepper, Chinese jellyfish, red snow crab, shrimp, cherry tomato, flat-leaved parsley

Shun Kurosaki's stew and Jonouchi Katsuya's mapo tofu at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

“‘Will of Iron and Strength of Steel’ Flavors – Soup Kitchen of the Resistance” – Beef stew, penne pasta, mashed potatoes, adzuki bean wafer

“‘Jonouchi Fire!!’ Mapo Tofu Meal ~Very Spicy Lava Golem Style~” – Mapo tofu, rice, shredded chili peppers, very spicy sauce, paprika powder

Jack Atlas' ramen and Yuma and Astral's sandwich at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

“Jack Deluxe! Spicy Curry Ramen” – Curry ramen (boiled egg, roasted pork fillet, finely chopped green onions, naruto), printed adzuki bean wafer

“‘Let’s Overlay!’ Yuma and Astral’s Xyz Sandwich” – Bread, shrimp, red cabbage marinade, red leaf lettuce, cheese, French mustard sauce, avocado filling, consommé

Jack Atlas' Blue-Eyes Mountain coffee at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

“Blue-Eyes Mountain” – Blue Mountain Premium coffee, blueberry tart, whipped cream, printed soy sheet (also includes Jack’s A-shaped earring as a keychain!)

Yubel, Shingo Sawatari, and Kaito and Haruto's desserts at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

“‘But That’s Love, Isn’t It?’ Yubel’s Love Overflows Like Molten Chocolate Cake” – Molten chocolate cake, blueberry sauce, coffee sauce, blackcurrant sherbet, orange, kiwi, whipped cream, printed cookie

“Sawatari-Style Fruit Cocktail” – No-bake cheesecake mousse, fruit cocktail, gelatin, strawberries, cherry, mint”

“Kaito and Haruto’s Bonds – Heartland Parfait” – Spongecake, fruit sauce (kiwi, strawberry, mango), vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, chocolate heart, mini cone, caramel, whipped cream, corn flakes

Mixed drinks and teas at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

A: “Three Phantom Gods Drink: ‘I Summon Slifer the Sky Dragon!'” – Strawberry soda, red sherbet, blue gelatin, whipped cream, printed adzuki bean wafer

B: “Three Phantom Gods Drink: ‘Come Forth, Obelisk!'” – Apple drink, blue syrup, whipped cream, blue gelatin, printed adzuki bean wafer

C: “Three Phantom Gods Drink: ‘I Never Expected That I’d Be Showing You Ra’s True Form'” – Mango puree, White Water, mango, whipped cream, printed adzuki bean wafer

D: “Next time, ‘Apricot Soda.’ Duel Standby!” – Apricot syrup, seltzer water, whipped cream, dried apricot

E: “Duel Academia’s Heroine Drink – Asuka, Rei’s Grand Prix Peach Drink” – Cranberry drink, white peach juice, blue syrup, whipped cream, printed adzuki bean wafer

F: “‘Black Flowers, Bloom!’ Aki Izayoi’s Black Rose Iced Tea” – Rose syrup, iced tea, bell rose, lemon

Kotori Mizuki and Yuzu's teas at the Yu-Gi-Oh! Animate Cafe

G: “Kotori Mizuki’s ‘Kotori-na Shining Romanov Powdered Green Tea Latte'” – Hot powdered green tea latte, strawberry powder

H: “Yuzu Series” – Hot yuzu tea, printed cookie, whipped cream, four colors of syrups (powdered green tea, blueberry, white nectar, and molasses)

Check out the official Animate Cafe Twitter @animate_cafe for more details and updates. Entry into the Ikebukuro, Tennoji, and Sendai cafes requires reservations, which are held by online lottery. (Okayama does not.) Each location offers the same menu and merchandise.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Tower Records Cafe

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links Launches Worldwide

January 11, 2017 at 7:00 am | Posted in Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links logo

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links is here! The newest free-to-play Yu-Gi-Oh! mobile game today begins its global conquest, launching in 11 languages and 150 countries and regions, starting with North America, Asia, and Oceania, then followed by Europe, South America, and Africa. Download the game now for iOS and Android.

Konami also uploaded a brand new trailer for the game featuring popular YouTube gaming and tech vloggers Brandon “MYSTIC7” Martyn and Trisha “ThatGrlTrish” Hershberger.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, players take control of a character from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters series and venture throughout the Duel World to challenge duelists, complete missions, and unlock new features and characters to use. Many characters have special abilities that tie in with their personalities. Players can also duel against others from around the world in the Online Versus mode.

Yu-Gi-Oh! anime fans will love hearing Dan Green (Yugi), Eric Stuart (Kaiba), and all the other voice actors bring the characters to life in a new Yu-Gi-Oh! production. Mobile gaming fans will appreciate the game’s Speed Duel format that’s quick to play and easy for newcomers to learn. If you’ve shied away from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG in recent years because of its growing complexity and new summoning methods, give Duel Links a shot! It’s a fun throwback to the play style and strategies of the Duel Monsters era, combined with a polished, modern mobile gaming aesthetic.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links opened in mid-2016 with a brief beta test. The game then soft launched in Australia and Singapore in October 2016 before debuting in Japan in November 2016. To date, Duel Links has been downloaded over nine million times.

(News from Konami)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links deck and PVP duel promo image

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links anime characters promo image

Eric Stuart (Seto Kaiba) Talks Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

January 10, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in English dubbed, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Eric Stuart in a behind-the-scenes look at Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

What does voice actor and musician Eric Stuart think about returning to play Seto Kaiba after all these years? Check out an interview with the man himself in this first behind-the-scenes look at Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Eric talks about his initial impressions of the film, his connection to Seto Kaiba, and how he is portraying the character in this movie. Plus, there are lots of new clips from the movie!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions opens January 27 in the U.S. and Canada. For theater locations and ticket sales, visit yugiohtickets.com. There are 380 theaters listed as of this writing, with over 500 total theaters planning to screen the film. New locations will be added up to the release date.

If you don’t see your local theater listed, don’t be afraid to reach out to them to ask them to play the film. Theaters want to play movies that people want to see, so hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, or even with an old-fashioned phone call and show them that there’s interest!

Billy Bob Thompson to Voice Kudaragi in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

January 9, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Posted in English dubbed, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Kudaragi and his gang
Kudaragi (center) and his hoodlums

Actor and comedian Billy Bob Thompson revealed on Twitter today that he plays Kudaragi, the leader of a gang of thugs, in the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Billy Bob is best known as the voice of Ray Shadows, Vector, and Mizar in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, as well as Declan Akaba and Gong Strong in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

In the Japanese version of the movie, Kudaragi is played by actor and comedian Kendo Kobayashi.

After Graduation: Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Sneak Peek Video

January 7, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Posted in English dubbed, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 16 Comments
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What will Yugi and his friends do after they graduate high school? Find out in this exclusive sneak peek of Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions!

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions opens in U.S. theaters on January 27. Visit yugiohtickets.com to find a theater near you and buy tickets. New locations are being added all the time!

Tea Gardner holding up an octopus-shaped hot dog in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Bakura and Joey eating lunch in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

Tristan Taylor talking about his plans after high school in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions

So, where do you think Téa will be studying? Will Joey really make it as a professional duelist? And what type of game might Yugi design? Whatever it is, I want to play it!

Virtual World Arc Gets Yu-Gi-Oh! DM: 20th Remaster HD Treatment After All

January 6, 2017 at 10:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments

Noah making a creepy face as he chats with Seto and Mokuba in episode 103

Last March, while TV Tokyo was broadcasting the Battle City story arc of its Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: 20th Remaster series, it notably skipped the entire Virtual World arc, jumping from the Battle City preliminaries immediately to the semi-finals. Was Noah’s story doomed to be forgotten, never to receive an HD remaster?

Nah. As it turns out, Noah is very much still loved. TV Tokyo will air episode 98, the first episode of the Virtual World arc, as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: 20th Remaster continues its broadcast of the entire series from start to finish. Whew.

The remastered Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Battle City Story Arc series ended last August.

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