Roadshow Entertainment Releases Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal on DVD in Australia

June 19, 2013 at 6:22 am | Posted in English dubbed, Yu-Gi-Oh!, ZEXAL | 4 Comments
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DVD covers of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Go With The Flow and Fighting For A Friend

Today, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal makes its debut on DVD… in Australia! Strewth! Australian video distributor Roadshow Entertainment has released two DVDs of the newest English-dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series from Konami. Volume 1, “Go With The Flow,” contains episodes 1 through 6 and volume 2, “Fighting For A Friend,” contains episodes 7 through 12.

This isn’t the first time American fans are missing out on English-language Yu-Gi-Oh! video releases. Between 2010 and 2012, Madman Entertainment, another Australian entertainment distributor and licensor, released 64 episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s on five 2-disc DVD volumes. And in July 2011, Manga UK, the British division of Manga Entertainment, released the English and Japanese versions of Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time on DVD and Blu-ray, with the DVD eventually becoming the company’s second best-selling title that year.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal began airing in Australia on Nine Network’s GO! this past April, with select episodes also streaming on ninemsn Video on a rotating schedule. In the U.S., Zexal airs on Vortexx on The CW and Nicktoons, with Hulu streaming both English-dubbed and uncut subbed Japanese versions of the show.

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  1. Surprised you haven’t mentioned that the original series is getting a re-release on DVD via Filmtron, aka the company releasing the Digimon sets.

  2. I will when a PR is out, or when we reach the street date. Wouldn’t want to see another Zexal/Crunchyroll or BBT/A&E debacle, now would we? :)

  3. Australia gets all the good stuff.

  4. When it comes to DVD releases of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Zexal, yes. But you know something? With all of the amazing entertainment options in the U.S. — like Hulu, Crunchyroll, Netflix, Redbox, iTunes, and Amazon Video, just to name a few — I’m inclined to believe that it is Australians who are more often envious of what Americans have.
     
    If you really want to buy those Yu-Gi-Oh! DVDs, go for it. You’ll be able to play them using a region-free or unlocked DVD player. And even though they weren’t meant to be distributed in the U.S., by purchasing them, you’ll still be supporting the creators and sending a crystal clear message to Konami: don’t forget about American fans! (And even if you’re not in the U.S., the idea is still the same. Show the head honchos that there is demand for a product, and they’ll be more inclined to look at you as a viable market in the future.)


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