Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V to Premiere on April 6 in Japan; Characters, Cast, & Crew RevealedFebruary 21, 2014 at 7:47 am | Posted in ARC-V, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
“Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: raising the curtain on the duel revolution!
Yuuya Sakaki: the succeeding duelist of the fifth series!
Premieres Sunday, April 6 at 5:30 pm on TV Tokyo,
and Friday, April 11 at 5:00 pm on BS Japan during the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Hour.”
TV Tokyo today updated its website with new information about the characters, cast, and crew for the upcoming new anime series Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.
The show will star Kenshou Ono (Tetsuya Kuroko in Kuroko’s Basketball, Hakuryuu Ren in Magi, Daniel Radcliffe’s role in the Harry Potter movies) as 14-year-old Yuuya Sakaki, an eighth grader who wants to become an “Entertainment Duelist.” Joining him are Hosoya Yoshimasa (IV in Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Dick Pitt in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Reiner Braun in Attack on Titan, Arata Wataya in Chihayafuru) as Reiji Akaba, the 16-year-old president of a major technology company and an elite duelist; and Yuuna Inamura (Kyoko Sasagawa in Reborn!) as 14-year-old Yuzu Hiiragi, Yuuya’s longtime friend whose father runs the dueling school that they attend.
Notable members of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V’s production staff include:
- Character Planning: Naohito Miyoshi (Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga artist)
- Director: Katsumi Ono (Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters and 5D’s director)
- Series Layout: Tsutomu Kamishiro (a script writer for Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL)
- Duel Layout: Masahiro Hikokubo (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s manga author)
- Character Design: Akemi Yokota (an artistic director and character designer for Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL)
- Monster Design: Seiji Handa (Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL monster design)
- Chief Artistic Director: Ken’ichi Hara (a prolific artistic director and/or character designer in every Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series since Duel Monsters)
- Visual Director: Takashi Nakamura (Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL visual director)
- Audio Director: Yuuki Matsuoka (Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL audio director)
- Music: Koutarou Nakagawa (Planetes, Gun × Sword, Code Geass, Hayate the Combat Butler, Cross Game composer)
TV Tokyo’s update complements the release of today’s issue of V Jump, which was leaked earlier this week. The magazine provides more details about the characters, setting, and story, as well as the new Pendulum Summoning mechanic coming to the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game.
Separately, 4K Media (Konami) announced at the children’s entertainment industry conference Kidscreen Summit last week its plans to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V to the west. It has since amended its original February 7 announcement on YUGIOH.com to include details it unveiled at the conference about the show.
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V will premiere in Japan on Sunday, April 6, taking the place of Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL II.