Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Manga Volume 1 Available Now

April 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Cover of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 1, from VIZ Media, digital edition

Out today from VIZ Media is Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 1, a new Yu-Gi-Oh! manga from writer Shin Yoshida and illustrator Naohito Miyoshi. This graphic novel collects chapters 1 through 6 and is available in print format for $9.99 and digital format $6.99. The physical book includes an Ultra Rare Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon card, Yuya’s signature monster.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is a monthly title serialized in VIZ’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. It has an original story that’s completely different from the anime. In the world of the manga, Yuya Sakaki is a hacker on the run from the LEO Corporation’s Reiji Akaba. As a master of a new form of summoning — the Pendulum Summons — Yuya is on the hunt for Genesis Omega Dragon, a card that’s said to determine the fate of the world. This story and its characters are hot.

If you’ve been reading Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in WSJ, is it still worth it to pick up the graphic novel? Of course! In addition to touched-up artwork and lettering, English sound effects, and translation fixes, the graphic novel includes early design sketches of Yuya Sakaki, Yuto, Reiji Akaba, and Yuzu Hiragi by illustrator Naohito Miyoshi. Some of their looks are pretty different from the final product.

Going forward, new volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V will be published twice a year, says a press release from VIZ. Too slow? Prefer reading simulpubs instead? Subscribe to Weekly Shonen Jump!

Shonen Jump Digital Manga Sale: $2 Off Everything

If you’re looking to start or grow your digital manga collection, this week is the best time to do it. From today, April 4, through April 10, all Shonen Jump manga volumes are $2 off* on every platform. Yes, that includes all of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, which are now just $4.99 per volume. Check them out:

*Except most of the books that just streeted today. Yes, that means Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 1, isn’t on sale. Sigh.

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  1. Like I said? Never read Yugioh and I’m afraid I could get lost on the storylines and card system madness! lol

  2. I think you can still enjoy it. You don’t really need any background knowledge to read this manga, other than basic familiarity of the card game. This manga doesn’t have anything to do with the anime, so none of the stories or personalities found in the anime apply to the manga. Actually, none of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga have anything to do with their their anime counterparts, except for the original Yu-Gi-Oh!. As long as you know a little bit about the card game, all the manga stories are pretty easy to get into.

  3. Ditto and understood!


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