Coming Spring 2011: Yu-Gi-Oh! ZexalDecember 13, 2010 at 9:58 am | Posted in Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh!, ZEXAL | 15 Comments
Early details about the fourth series of Yu-Gi-Oh! have emerged! Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal will debut in the spring of 2011 on TV Tokyo! A manga version of the new series will also begin serialization at the same time.
Taking place in the near future, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (pronounced like “Zale,” as in the name of the popular jewelry retailer) will follow students Yuuma Tsukumo and Ryouga Kamishiro, along with a mysterious being named Astral who appears during the pair’s duel.
Kazuki Takahashi is credited with the series’ original concept and character designs.
These latest revelations are thanks to a few early scans of the upcoming issue of V Jump magazine, via ANN. Initial details about the production of a new Yu-Gi-Oh! series were previously announced in Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, and further details are set to be released in February.
Some fans are already proclaiming Yuuma (遊馬), the protagonist of the new story, to be a fusion (or love child?!) of Yuugi (遊戯) and Kaiba (海馬). Please, no. Little Kuriboh, meanwhile, notes that “Zaxel” is more like “a bad scrabble hand.”