New ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V’ Anime Series to Premiere in Early 2014

December 11, 2013 at 4:40 am | Posted in ARC-V, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 23 Comments

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V announcement in Weekly Shonen Jump 2014 issue 3
“In 2014, duels will transform…!!”

First there was Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. Then came Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, 5D’s, and Zexal. Now, a fifth installment is on its way! An image from the upcoming issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, pictured above, reveals that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series will premiere in Spring 2014. Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V (pronounced “arc five”) will star a new protagonist, Yuuya Sakaki. Pictured alongside him are two key monsters.

Naturally, fans are already overflowing with questions. Will the game see a new way to summon monsters? Who will be writing and directing? What’s Kazuki Takahashi’s involvement with this series? When will the series see an English-language release? Alas, we will have to wait for the answers. Additional details about the show will be unveiled in future issues of Weekly Shonen Jump and V Jump magazines.

(News from ANN)


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  1. I’m very interested to see how Konami will handle Arc-V. You have to wonder if they’ll continue using the same production studio that has been handling Zexal, since I have theorized that they only kept them for continuity sake.

    We might actually see all-new voice actors for Arc-V.

  2. I am sure it will see an English release.

  3. @Charles Martin
    The same production studio? You mean 4K Media, the company that Konami bought? Yeah, it’s a safe bet that Konami will continue to work with its own company. :P As for new voice actors, I think we’ll see some new names, just as we did in Zexal. But since 4K Media is based in New York, we’ll probably continue to see many familiar names as well, just as how other anime producers in Dallas and Los Angeles continue to tap into their own local pool of familiar actors for their new projects.
    But of course!

  4. While they will likely stay with a NYC talent pool (though perhaps a different dubbing studio, who knows), Konami may decide to outsource it to Canada (which is where it would be outsourced, no way are they paying for the LA pool), either for cost reasons or an attempt to get more Canadian sales. It would also depend on if Konami Japan wants this series to be completely separate from the others, a la Pokemon Origins (which was dubbed in LA).

  5. I disagree. Konami already has all of the equipment, software, and expertise to handle anime production. There’s no sensible reason for it to spend money unnecessarily to outsource the job to anyone else when it can be done fully in-house. TPC outsources its Pokemon anime production because it doesn’t have its own production studio.

  6. Actually, I was talking about Origins, which uses a completely different dubbing studio and talent pool than the regular anime (which is the only way they could mirror the Japanese version). It all depends on what marketing strategy Konami uses.

    I will admit that it is a small chance and part of me is just sick of the NYC pool. Except for Dan Green, Rachel Lillis, and Scottie Ray, all their best VAs moved to LA.

  7. If that’s your concern, don’t worry. I’m sure we’ll see some new names. There will always be new actors to fill the shoes of the older ones who leave. But how would the location of where the dub is produced affect the marketing of the show?

  8. One thing’s for sure, don’t expect as much 4Kids VAs as we’ve seen in the past.

  9. Sooooooo what do you think about what LK said about ARC-V and YGO and the shitstorm that came down?

  10. LittleKuriboh is free to say whatever he wants and make videos about whatever he wants. Likewise, his fans and non-fans are free to respond however they want. It would be nice if everyone extended to others on the Internet the same common courtesies that they [hopefully] would extend in real life. There’s not much more to say about it than that.

  11. I’m lost. When and where did Lk say anything about Arc-V?

  12. I believe this was the post that triggered the madness.

  13. (I’m Italian XD)
    I think they can be “double face” monster, ’cause the glasses of the main character ar negative and positive and the 2 monsters are similar, but not identical! :D

  14. Negative and positive monsters? Clever theory! Nice observation about his goggles.

  15. Do you think Zexal will forsee a complete dub then GX and 5D’s? I hope they can air in 2014, Arc V new episode premieres on Nicktoons, and later on vortexx, so they can finish ZEXAL.

  16. I don’t think there will be dubs of the missing GX and 5D’s episodes. A dub of the missing final storyline of 5D’s, in particular, seems infeasible at this point because the English version has already rewritten the ending to ignore it. As for getting a complete dub of Zexal, we’ll see! I sure hope so. I’m guessing the English version of Arc-V will debut in Fall 2014.

  17. im sure DAN GREEN, WAYNE GRAYSON ,DAN STEWARD voice be in the show somehow. they’re voices in pokemon,5D’S, GX, ZEXAL if you listen closely.

    wish this NEW yuugioh main character was ATEM

  18. p.s.

    hope YUYA not silly and retarded as UMA if it was’nt for Astro uma would fail every challenge. YUGIOH protagonist need backbone, courage,confidence in himself like Atem and joey wheeler not a flim flam insecure cry baby like Uma. show was not close to first yugioh always win after 10 life points left show got boring.

  19. Anyone know if Kazuki Takahashi is still involved with this? He keeps saying he’s not going to go along with any new YGO TV series but they keep popping up. I’d hate to see the creator of the series and game to not be involved, although I could understand why.

  20. As far as I know, Kazuki Takahashi isn’t directly involved with ARC-V, not even with Yuuya’s character design. But don’t worry, I’m sure he’s very involved with all of the money that keeps pouring into his bank account as the Yu-Gi-Oh! world continues to grow. ;)

  21. Hey, ravegrl. I know it’s been almost 2 years, but do you know any new info on Takahashi’s involvment with Arc-V since your last post?

  22. Any new info on Takahashi’s involvement with Arc-V?

  23. Sorry, I haven’t learned anything new. My guess is that he is probably not involved at all. Unless someone involved in the production of the series comes out and straight up says that he is or is not involved, I don’t think we will ever know for certain.

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