Yu-Gi-Oh! at San Diego Comic Con 2015 – Master Post

July 19, 2015 at 11:25 pm | Posted in Site Updates, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Comic Con banners hanging in the San Diego Convention Center

For Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, San Diego Comic Con 2015 might as well have been called Yu-Gi-Oh! Con. It was a historic event for the franchise that warranted special attention and was worthy of a more comprehensive level of coverage. This post contains a list of all things Yu-Gi-Oh! at SDCC 2015 that I covered.

SDCC 2015 Coverage:

* Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi held an hour-long panel, his first ever in the United States. This is my rundown of the extraordinary gathering, from start to finish.

* Epic TV anime news! Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters will finally be released in its entirety in Japanese with English subtitles. It’s available now on Crunchyroll.

* Epic movie news! Takahashi gave SDCC attendees the exclusive scoop on the new movie, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions.

* Takahashi was awarded SDCC’s prestigious Inkpot Award for his contributions to the worlds of anime and manga.

* Takahashi signed autographs for the luckiest of his fans.

* After much confusion and uncertainty, UDON Entertainment announced a release date for Takahashi’s Duel Art Yu-Gi-Oh! book at its panel.

* Yu-Gi-Oh! had a strong presence in SDCC’s exhibit hall and beyond.

Pre-SDCC 2015 Posts:

* Kazuki Takahashi is announced as a special guest at SDCC 2015. This is what started it all.

* Takahashi will be on a panel about the new Yu-Gi-Oh! movie.

* There will be a limited number of copies of Duel Art available for sale at SDCC.

* Hype machine, activated! The trailer for the new Yu-Gi-Oh! movie will premiere at SDCC.

* Have your questions for Kazuki Takahashi answered live on stage at his panel. 4K Media launches its #‎yugiohQA‬ Twitter campaign.

It’s hard to believe that Comic Con 2015 ended one week ago, and that everyone has since returned to seven days of normal life. It felt like it was only yesterday that the Yu-Gi-Oh!-sphere was abuzz with excitement about the news from Takahashi’s panel. Will the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise ever again see another event of this caliber?

While it is ultimately up to the Japanese and the American Yu-Gi-Oh! rights owners, don’t underestimate the power of the fandom. Keep supporting Yu-Gi-Oh! and who knows what the future might bring!

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