Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Gets Theatrical Screenings in Japanese with English Subtitles

April 10, 2017 at 9:00 pm | Posted in Japanese, Konami, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 33 Comments
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Yugi drawing a card in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions and the Eleven Arts logo

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions is getting a limited run in U.S. theaters in Japanese with English subtitles! 4K Media (Konami) has teamed up with film distributor Eleven Arts to bring the movie to select theaters around the country for a one- or two-day special event, with screenings beginning as early as this Friday, April 14.

4K Media announced this event on Facebook last Friday, but has since removed the post. (Update: 4K Media has clarified that the said announcement is geo-targeted; only Facebook users within 50 miles of a participating theater can view the post.) 4K Media confirmed by email earlier today that it is still awaiting the final list of participating theaters from Eleven Arts as some venues are still not finalized or have not yet scheduled a screening time. Eleven Arts was supposed to post its list of theaters today, but it has not.

Update (April 11): Eleven Arts’ official list of theaters is now available at:

The following is the most current list of confirmed theaters:

(Last updated: May 8 @ 1:30 pm ET/10:30 am PT)




District of Columbia






New Jersey

New York

North Carolina







If you’re lucky enough to be near one of these showings, by all means go see it. Show your support for Yu-Gi-Oh! and subtitled theatrical anime releases!


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  1. I hope Orlando, FL or any city in Florida would be on the list cause it be awesome to see DSOD again. I’m going to keep an eye out for any updates from Eleven Arts.

  2. Definitely. I hope you get to see it. Not gonna lie, I’m kind of annoyed that Eleven Arts is so slow in putting up the list of theaters. Screenings start in four days. Most people probably only have one chance to see this and they might even need to make special plans to travel or take time off work.

  3. I didn’t even find out about this until today. Someone on Twitter posted a link and screenshot from Facebooks on April 7 or 8. Honestly, this announcement is too last minute. Even for me. Right now, I have some free time on my hands, but I have no clue if I can plan anything in time.

    On the other hand, at least this is a good chance for people who missed back in January to go see it now.

  4. I didn’t know about it.

  5. They should’ve announced it earlier than later.

  6. I know, right? This is coming way too late. I was waiting all day for Eleven Arts to release the official list so I could publish my own post here and link to it, but it never happened. There’s no upside in waiting any longer.

  7. Hope you don’t mind, but I shared this blog post on Twitter and Tumblr. I’m hope this news reaches out to as many fans as possible. At this point, the word of mouth is the only way people will know about it.

  8. Of course it’s fine. I decided to publish this post now because I want to get the word out about this event ASAP. Just be aware that the list of theaters and dates could still change. I will link to Eleven Arts’ list when it goes up and keep this post updated.

  9. I thought we already had this film release before? lol

    Why do it now….

  10. The previous screenings were all English dubbed. This time they are in Japanese with English subs, something that has never been done before in the United States. Yu-Gi-Oh! history is being made!

  11. Thanks for taking the time to form this list, ravegrl! It is a little disappointing that not all the locations and times have been finalized yet, since the delay will inevitably affect attendance numbers, but it is heartening that 4K knows there’s a demand for this.

  12. Thanks for your support! The list I originally came up with only included 14 theaters. The rest were provided thanks to 4K Media. Ultimately, everyone (4K Media included) is just waiting for the finalized list from Eleven Arts. I really wish things were moving more quickly. As you say, the less time there is to promote this, the worse the attendance numbers will be.

  13. Eleven Arts’ official theater list is now available at: http://www.elevenarts.net/yugioh/. I’ve updated my list to match the official list. No additional theaters have been added. The Columbus, Ohio, and Portland, Oregon, theaters have been removed. No dates have changed.

  14. Well, this sucks. The nearest theater to me that’s showing it is in Plano, a 5 hour drive from Houston. Much of the dub showings were sold out here in Houston, so I’m kinda pissed that they didn’t bother to get at least 1 theater here.

  15. Awww, well, I hope you’ll try to make the Plano showing if you can. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

  16. Update: Dates have changed for the Raleigh, North Carolina, and El Paso, Texas, theaters.

  17. Update: The Columbus, Ohio, theater is back on the list except it is now showing the dub. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, theater is now showing the dub.

  18. Thanks so much for keeping everyone updated with the dates! It looks like all of the theaters listed so far now have ticket buying options linked at the Eleven Arts website. Just bought my ticket for the SF showing — hope my time off request gets approved! :D

  19. It’s better than nothing. lol I can’t wait for some of my friends to watch it.

  20. @Jo Hooray! I hope you have fun.
    @King Trump Of course it’s better than nothing lol. They’ll love it. Spread the Yu-Gi-Oh! love.

  21. Update: New dates for the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; El Paso, Texas; and Richardson, Texas, theaters.

  22. Really disappointed right now. I drove to Milwaukee tonight, got a hotel room, and made a last minute request to ask off work tomorrow. When I got to the showing, it had been cancelled due to a corrupted file. They gave me a refund and will still have the showing on Thursday, but it’s not realistic for me to make another trip.

    Really wanted to support this release, but I guess it was not to be.

  23. OMG! I’m so sorry that happened to you. :'(

  24. Yeah, not quite sure who was behind the corrupted file (4K Media or Eleven Arts). But given the other comments above, it sure feels like this release could have been handled much better.

    At least there is the home video release to look forward to.

  25. Update: Three new locations have been added. Tempe, Arizona, and Cerritos, California, are showing the sub while Wichita, Kansas, is showing the dub.

  26. Update: Two new locations have been added. Anchorage, Alaska, and Los Angeles, California, are both showing the dub.

  27. Well, the closest showing to me would be Atlanta. Still hopeful for a Florida showing though.

  28. My fingers are crossed for you!

  29. Update: The Portland, Oregon, theater that was removed from the list last week is back. New to the list is Atlanta, Georgia. Both locations are showing the sub.

  30. Update: The Anchorage, Alaska, theater has extended its showings by one extra day to May 4. The Atlanta, Georgia, theater has extended its showings by two extra days to May 7.

  31. Update: The screening at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, theater today (May 8) is canceled.

  32. If I had known about this I would have gone, in my state it was showing in the same main theaters where I saw the dubbed version. Plus I would have been able to watch other movies for free after it, using my ninja techniques. Did it come with the Obelisk card too?

  33. I think a lot of people didn’t know about these screenings. News about them came the same week the screenings started. Some theaters gave out “Encore Engagement” movie posters and/or post cards, but not Obelisk.

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