Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, ARC-V to Begin Streaming in Japan in AugustJuly 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Duel Monsters, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
TV Tokyo has announced that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime will be streamed online in Japan beginning in August. That’s right, Japanese fans will finally be getting their own legal, official Yu-Gi-Oh! video streams! Websites that will have the shows include Niconico, Amazon Japan Instant Video, Yahoo Japan’s GyaO!, and Rakuten SHOWTIME. A full list of the websites is provided in TV Tokyo’s announcement.
Exact dates and times for the series’ online premieres will vary depending on the distributor. Niconico will live stream episodes 1 through 16 of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V on August 2 and episode 17 on August 9, putting its stream about a week behind TV Tokyo’s telecast. Niconico will also add the Duelist Kingdom story arc of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters on August 20. The streams will only be accessible within Japan.
TV Tokyo first teased fans about the “huge decision” to stream the shows early this morning on its official Yu-Gi-Oh! Twitter account. Huge indeed. Official Yu-Gi-Oh! streams are long overdue for Japan’s video market and it’s fantastic to finally see significant progress being made.