Animated Version of Haste’s Yugi Muto from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

November 5, 2019 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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One of the many transformations in the Yugi Muto video installation from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Tribute Art Show NYC

Yugi Muto was originally a painted wall mural at Konami and Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show in Los Angeles earlier this year. Even though the 12-foot-tall creation by graffiti artist Haste is no more, the design was revived as a video installation by Ryan Kelly for the show in New York last month.

Yesterday, Konami uploaded the complete animated version of Yugi Muto to share with the world. Now accompanied by some soothing music, the video shows Haste’s creation unhurriedly transforming and warping with the use of numerous digital effects over the course of 14 minutes. Check it out!

I knew the animation was long, but I had no idea it was that long. I’m embarrassed to say that when I first saw the video installation in New York, I thought it was a just a static image of Haste’s original art because I happened to look at it when it was in its unaltered state. I sure felt silly after being told that it changes ever so slowly. Well of course it does!

A 7-by-8-inch giclee print reproduction of the original Yugi Muto is still available for sale from Gallery1988 for $20.

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