Virtual World Arc Gets Yu-Gi-Oh! DM: 20th Remaster HD Treatment After All

January 6, 2017 at 10:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments

Noah making a creepy face as he chats with Seto and Mokuba in episode 103

Last March, while TV Tokyo was broadcasting the Battle City story arc of its Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: 20th Remaster series, it notably skipped the entire Virtual World arc, jumping from the Battle City preliminaries immediately to the semi-finals. Was Noah’s story doomed to be forgotten, never to receive an HD remaster?

Nah. As it turns out, Noah is very much still loved. TV Tokyo will air episode 98, the first episode of the Virtual World arc, as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: 20th Remaster continues its broadcast of the entire series from start to finish. Whew.

The remastered Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Battle City Story Arc series ended last August.


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  1. I didn’t really care that they left out most of the filler, but Kaiba’s backstory seemed to be too important to completely skip over. I sort of expected them to edit it down into another special that only focusses on Seto’s and Gozaburo’s past, but getting the whole arc isn’t bad either.
    Except of course for the pointless 16:9 cropping, as long as they do that I consider the original version of the episodes to be the definitive version even if it has a lower resolution.

  2. I love how the HD treatment brings the show to a new generation of viewers, but I hate the 16:9 cropping too. The original SD version is absolutely the definitive version. The show was animated for 4:3 and meant to be watched in 4:3 — just like Dragon Ball and every other 4:3 series out there that has been hacked up for the sake of “HD remastering.”

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