Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Gets U.S. Premiere on Nicktoons in February

January 24, 2016 at 10:05 am | Posted in ARC-V, English dubbed, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Yuya Sakaki dramatically summoning the Nicktoons logo

The English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is finally getting its long-anticipated and long-overdue U.S. premiere! The cable and satellite network Nicktoons is airing a 30-second teaser announcing a February 2016 release for this latest anime series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The teaser does not specify an exact premiere date and time.

Nickelodeon’s website provides the following synopsis of the ARC-V series (though it is inexplicably listed on the webpage dedicated to the Classic Yu-Gi-Oh! series):

Swing into action with Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V!

Yuya Sakaki’s dream is to follow in his father’s footsteps and become the greatest “duel-tainer” in history — and he just might pull it off when he suddenly discovers Pendulum Summoning, a never-before-seen technique that lets him summon many monsters at once! But when countless rivals emerge to steal his spotlight, Yuya needs to gear up his game because dueling has evolved into a non-stop world of action!

In the all-new Action Duels, monsters literally come to life with advancements in holographic technology! Duelists no longer stand by and let their monsters battle for them on the playing field — they now ride their monsters as they race through real locations to take down their opponents with their Action Cards! From exotic castles to dense jungles, Yuya and his friends better prepare for any possibility because there’s no telling where the next battle will be!

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Where dueling gets REAL!

The English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V has been airing in Canada since July 2015 and in Australia since October 2015. Fans in the U.S. were able to catch the first two episodes of the dub during the live streams of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 150th YCS and North American World Championship Qualifier events in mid-2015.

Nicktoons reaches almost 68 million U.S. homes and pulls in the highest concentration of boys ages 2 through 11 across all television. The Viacom-owned network previously launched Classic Yu-Gi-Oh! in March 2013 and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL in April 2013. Neither show is airing anymore in its current line-up.

Update (January 27): Maybe Nick’s Yu-Gi-Oh! webpage isn’t only for Classic Yu-Gi-Oh! after all, but for all things Yu-Gi-Oh!-related. It now includes two Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V video clips from episode 1.

Update (January 28): The title of Nick’s Yu-Gi-Oh! page has been changed from simply “Yu-Gi-Oh!” to “Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.” Looks like it will be the home of the new series after all.

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  1. What about the UK? Crunchyroll??

  2. Nothing yet, I’m afraid. I fully expect that we will be able to watch the show somewhere online though. Hopefully sooner rather than later.


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