Yu-Gi-Oh! Subbed – Episodes 145-184 Complete

January 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Yami Yugi holding a glowing chalice in episode 181

It’s been nearly four months since Crunchyroll and Konami added new subtitled episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. But yesterday, the duo at last reached another milestone by posting the final three episodes of the Orichalcos saga, bring Yugi’s battle with Dartz to a close. Episodes 145 through 184, which correspond to season 4 of 4Kids’ English dub, are available now to both premium and free Crunchyroll users.

If you haven’t already done so, don’t forget to add this anime to your Crunchyroll queue to get episode alerts as we approach the last few story arcs!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Subbed – Episodes 98-144 Complete

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Announced at Jump Festa 2020

December 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Japanese, Konami, SEVENS, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 6 Comments

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS promotional image from TV Tokyo

The seventh Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series — Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS — was announced at Shueisha’s Jump Festa 2020 event in Tokyo this weekend. The two-day celebration of all things Jump included a live-streamed Yu-Gi-Oh! stage show on both days that unveiled the series, which commemorates the anime franchise’s 20th anniversary. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS follows the adventures of fifth grader Yuga Ohdoh and introduces a new way to play the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game called Rush Duels. Four of the anime’s voice actors appeared as surprise guests at the stage shows to introduce their characters and talk about how excited they are to participate in this iconic franchise.

A replay of the December 21 and December 22 hour-long live-streamed shows are available on YouTube.

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS will premiere in April 2020 on TV Tokyo and its sister stations. TV Tokyo has already launched its official website for Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS.

Also beginning in April, the real-life Yu-Gi-Oh! card game in Japan will be divided into two formats. The new Rush Duel format will debut with its own new card products and be promoted together with the SEVENS anime. Master Duels will continue to be offered as usual with the Rise of the Duelist booster set dropping on April 18.

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS: Story

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS takes place in the near future in Goha City, where much of its citizens’ daily lives is influenced by one company: Goha Corporation. As the largest company in the city, Goha Corporation controls everything, from the schools, shopping malls, and arcade centers, to the rules of dueling. It’s a convenient way to live, but feels a bit too restrictive to young Yuga Ohdoh, who attends Goha’s Seventh Elementary School. The fifth grader is a keen duelist and inventor who calls his inventions “Roads.” Yuga develops a new way to duel — the Rush Duel — that allows duelists to continually summon multiple monsters while being able to quickly replenish their hand. Yuga hopes to bring joy to everyone with this new Road.

Goha City, the setting of Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens
Goha Seventh Elementary School (left) and Goha main office building

One day, Yuga’s classmate Luke hears a rumor about a “King of Duels.” The pair heads out to investigate and discovers a mysterious person in front of a stone monument. They learn that in order to become the King of Duels, they must win a duel within a time limit. How will Yuga and his Road, the Rush Duel, take on this challenge?

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS: Characters

Promotional image of Yuga Ohdoh shown at Jump Festa 2020

Yuga Ohdoh, age 11, is the protagonist of this story. His ace monster is Seventh Road Magician. Yuga is played by 15-year-old actor and singer Hiiro Ishibashi. A newcomer to the world of voice acting, Ishibashi’s only other anime role is in the movie Children of the Sea where he plays Umi, one of the main characters. Ishibashi always watched Yu-Gi-Oh! in elementary school when he was growing up. He says his generation of Yu-Gi-Oh! begins in the latter half of 5D’s and runs through ZEXAL, and laughs that he’s too young to remember GX.

Promotional image of Luke shown at Jump Festa 2020

Tatsuhisa “Luke” Kamijo, age 11, considers himself to be his school’s number one duelist. His ace monster is Rengeki Ryuu Doragiasu (Dragon of Continuous Attacks, Drageas). He has a peculiarity about him that causes machines around him to stop working. Luke is voiced by 26-year-old actor Taku Yashiro (Tsukasa Shiba in the Gundam Build Divers series, Natsuo Fujii in Domestic Girlfriend). Yu-Gi-Oh! fans will recognize Yashiro from his roles of Battle Beast in ARC-V and Flame in VRAINS.

Promotional image of Gakuto Sougetsu shown at Jump Festa 2020

Gakuto Sougetsu, age 12, is a sixth grader and the student council president. A serious student who is never late or absent, Gakuto wields Mashou Yameruura (Demon General, Yameruler) as his ace monster. He thinks that the way of dueling as it exists today is correct and proper, a belief that is at odds with Yuga’s. Gakuto is played by 28-year-old voice actor Natsuki Hanae (Ken Kaneki in the Tokyo Ghoul series, Taichi Yagami in the Digimon Adventure tri. movies, Takumi Aldini in Food Wars!). Hanae played Hokuto Shijima (Dipper) in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.

Promotional image of Romin Kirishima shown at Jump Festa 2020

Romin Kirishima, age 11, is another classmate of Yuga’s. She excels academically and athletically and is a popular guitarist in her school’s band, RoaRomin. She says she’s not interested in duels, yet there’s something mysterious about her. Romin is voiced by 20-year-old voice actress Tomori Kusunoki (Setsuna Yuki in the Love Live series, LLENN in Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online).

Promotional image of the Seventh Road Magician Rush Duel card shown at Jump Festa 2020
Seventh Road Magician Rush Duel card

Promotional image of the Rengeki Ryuu Doragiasu Rush Duel card shown at Jump Festa 2020
Rengeki Ryuu Doragiasu Rush Duel card

Promotional image of the main characters shown at Jump Festa 2020

(Note: All romanized names in this write-up are not official.)

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS: Staff

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS includes many new people in its production staff.

Animation production is by Bridge. Its most notable works include Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Z, Fairy Tail, Muhyo & Roji, The Royal Tutor, and Shonen Ashibe.

(News from @yugioh_anime, TV Tokyo’s Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS website, Jump Festa’s Yu-Gi-Oh! stage shows)

AnimePlaza’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe Returns to Tokyo

December 20, 2019 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Japanese, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Banner for Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe at AnimePlaza Ikebukuro

AnimePlaza’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe was a wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh!-themed dining experience that celebrated the franchise’s 20th anniversary in 2016. With special dishes inspired by the series’ characters, fancy dueling decor, and limited edition merchandise, the cafe held three successful runs in four locations in Japan.

Today, ADORES, the entertainment company behind AnimePlaza’s Collaboration Cafe ventures, is bringing the Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe back to its AnimePlaza store located in Tokyo’s Ikebukuro shopping district! Taking place from December 21, 2019, through January 31, 2020, the cafe will feature new character goods to collect — like coasters, placemats, and keychains — and will wow diners with its clever themed dishes.

Ikebukuro’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Cafe Revival Menu includes old favorites from the cafe’s previous runs, new variations of previous dishes, and entirely new creations inspired by Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Here’s a list of what’s cooking!


Jack Atlas's Blue-Eyes Mountain drink and scone at the AnimePlaza Ikebukuro Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe
At just ¥630, Jack Atlas’s favorite coffee won’t make your wallet cry (unlike the ¥3,000 item at previous Yu-Gi-Oh! cafes).

  • Yami Yugi – “Millennium Puzzle Drink” – Purple melon soda, mixed berries, whipped cream, chocolate slices, adzuki bean wafer.
  • Jonouchi – “Dark Mega Flare!!” – Cola, strawberry sauce, blackcurrant sorbet, silver dragées, adzuki bean wafer.
  • Judai – “Gotcha☆ Let’s Duel!” – Cola, strawberryade, strawberries, whipped cream, tortilla chips.
  • Yusei – “For now, I’d Like Some Milk…” – Milk.
  • Jack – “Blue-Eyes Mountain with Service Scone” (pictured above) – Blue-Eyes Mountain coffee, scone, blueberry sauce, cream cheese.
  • Yuma – “I’m Gonna Kattobing!!” – Sprite, pink melon syrup, whipped cream, blue edible glitter, cherry.
  • Yuya – “The Real Fun Has Just Begun!” – Melon soda, Blue Hawaii syrup, vanilla ice cream, star nata de coco, whipped cream, mini tomato.


Duel Academia's Deluxe Draw Break at the AnimePlaza Ikebukuro Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe
Duel Academia’s most famous sandwich makes its third appearance at the Yu-Gi-Oh cafe.

  • Jonouchi – “Jonouchi Deluxe! Friendship Curry!” – Rice and curry, beef, parsley, milk potion.
  • Anzu – “Anzu’s If You Tell, Then… Burger” – Burger buns, hamburger, teriyaki sauce, mayonnaise, green leaf lettuce, tomato ketchup.
  • Duel Academia – “Duel Academia’s Deluxe Draw Bread” (pictured above) – Burger buns, fried egg, sliced cheese, green leaf lettuce, mayonnaise, tomato ketchup.
  • Kiryu – “This Will Have to Satisfy Me! Kyosuke Kiryu Satisfaction Pasta” – Pasta, meat sauce, carbonara sauce, seafood, mini tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, basil.
  • Number 39: Utopia – “The Bearer of the White Wings of Hope!” – Omelet, chicken and rice, white sauce, mint cherry, tomato ketchup.”
  • Ryoga – “Revive! Therapeutic Meal Before the Revival Duel” – Bread roll, cream stew, potato salad, green leaf lettuce, melon sorbet, green tea.
  • Yuya – “Sakaki Family Pancake” – Hotcakes, breaded pork cutlet, tartar sauce, green leaf lettuce, tomato ketchup.


Yugi's Marshmallon toast dessert at the AnimePlaza Ikebukuro Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe
Cannot be destroyed in battle, but can be devoured.

  • Yugi – “Marshmallon’s Sugary Marshmallow Toast” (pictured above) – Pan loaf bread slice, marshmallows, cocoa powder, chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, colored sugar pellets, star sprinkles, adzuki bean wafer.
  • Blue-Eyes White Dragon – “Burst Stream of Destruction Parfait” – Blue salt ice cream, bananas, strawberries, blue gelatin, whipped cream, Blue Hawaii syrup, corn flakes, white chocolate sauce, silver dragées, adzuki bean wafer.
  • Kuriboh – “Kuriboh & Winged Kuriboh’s Mont Blanc” – Mont Blanc, chocolate Mont Blanc, whipped cream, colored sugar pellets, adzuki bean wafer.

New Menu Items:

Playmaker's drink at the AnimePlaza Ikebukuro Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe
It transforms!

  • Playmaker Drink – “Seize the Wind, Playmaker!” (pictured above) – Butterfly pea flower tea, pink lemon syrup, whipped cream, sliced lemon, star nata de coco.
  • Soulburner Drink – “Duelist Clad in Flames” – Sprite, blue lychee syrup, orange gelatin, whipped cream, dried strawberries.
  • Seto Kaiba Drink – “Kaiba Corporation Employee ID Soda” – Calpis (Calpico) soda, Ramune syrup, whipped cream, silver dragées, adzuki bean wafer.
  • Go Onizuka Food – “Hero Recovery Go Onizuka Plate” – Rice, grilled seaweed, star-shaped hamburger, potato salad, rolled omelet, mini tomatoes, broccoli, green leaf lettuce, grapefruit, oranges.
  • Revolver Food – “Appear! The Red Pasta That Satisfies My Appetite!” – Fettuccine, shrimp, cabbage, tomato sauce, garlic butter, black pepper, adzuki bean wafer.
  • Playmaker Dessert – “Hot Dog Shop Deluxe – Dessert Dog” – Hot dog bun, banana, whipped cream, strawberry sauce, white chocolate sauce, strawberryade, blue icing, colored sugar pellets.
  • Ai & Roboppi Dessert – “Bro’s and My Fusion Plate” – Donuts, orange slice, whipped cream, blue icing, black vanilla ice cream, pink feuilletine (crunchy crepe flakes), blueberry sauce.
  • Lightning Dessert – “Appear, The Waffle Circuit That Guides the Light!” – Waffle, diced apples, mango sauce, white chocolate, vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar, tortilla chips.

For regular updates about this Yu-Gi-Oh! Collaboration Cafe, including information about reservations and openings, check out the AnimePlaza Ikebukuro Twitter, @ad_anipla.

Previous AnimePlaza Yu-Gi-Oh! Cafe menus:
Ikebukuro: April 2 to May 31, 2016
Sapporo: May 3 to 31, 2016
Machida/Sapporo: August 5 to 31, 2016
Akihabara: October 1 to November 30, 2016

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions Comes to Duel Links

September 26, 2019 at 11:00 am | Posted in English dubbed, Japanese, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions playmat in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

In Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game, the Duel Links World is a creation of Seto Kaiba’s that he uses to elevate his mind to a higher plane of consciousness in hopes of crossing over to the realm of the dead. And although Kaiba’s undertaking fails, he is given another chance to pursue this experiment and find Atem in The Dark Side of Dimensions.

…Even though that is merely a story from the mind of Kazuki Takahashi, today, Seto Kaiba has transcended the boundaries of fiction to come to our real-life Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links game. Wild! And quite meta. Are we all just pawns fueling Kaiba’s creation?

Yu-Gi-Oh! fans can now journey to the world of The Dark Side of Dimensions, where they can meet Kaiba, Mokuba, Scud, and other duelists from the movie. To unlock the DSoD Duel World, you, as Yugi Muto, need to win a very special duel against Yami Yugi using a very special deck. For your victory, you will receive a DSoD playmat (pictured above), sleeves, a prismatic Dark Magician card with the DSoD artwork, and more. Once you visit the new DSoD World, you will also unlock the DSoD version of Kaiba and his Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

In Japan, the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions movie is returning to theaters starting in October for a limited run to promote the game. Yu-Gi-Oh! fans in the West can still buy the movie on Blu-ray and DVD and numerous digital platforms. American Yu-Gi-Oh! fans can also stream the movie on Hulu.

Today’s Duel Links update follows the addition of the 5D’s world almost exactly one year ago.

Yugi Muto and Yami Yugi fight in the Ceremonial Duel in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Seto Kaiba and the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions logo in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Seto Kaiba and Blue-Eyes White Dragon in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Voice Actors Bid Viewers Farewell

September 20, 2019 at 11:00 am | Posted in Japanese, VRAINS, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS's Japanese voice actors posing for a photo after their final recording session

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS will air its final episode next week on September 25. Today, the cast released a group photo from their final recording session and discussed their favorite memories from working on the anime.

Shouya Ishige (Playmaker) cherishes the relationship his character had with Ai, especially how this relationship changes in the pivotal moments of the show. He’s very happy to get to meet his character, this series, and everyone who worked on it.

Takahiro Sakurai (Ai) enjoyed meeting his character and his castmates. He felt so much passion from Yu-Gi-Oh! fans and is pleased to be able to take part in such a historic franchise.

Yuki Kaji (Soulburner) found it tough to choose just one favorite memory. Soulburner’s first duel, fighting alongside Playmaker, meeting and parting with Flame, and getting to settle the score with Revolver are all unforgettable for him. Plus, he cherishes the time he spent with his castmates — having lunch together, birthday and wedding celebrations, his bond with Ishige, and the kind words he exchanged with Sakurai.

Subaru Kimura (Kusanagi) enjoyed having lunch with his castmates every week after recording and growing closer to them through their conversations. He hopes that viewers, from watching the show, felt these same emotional ties that he felt with his castmates.

Shunsuke Takeuchi (Revolver) is happy to have met so many people, especially Ishige and his rivals. His time on the show has been an irreplaceable experience thanks to the wonderful cast, staff, and Yu-Gi-Oh! fans.

Viewers will get to hear all of the major human characters’ voices one last time in episode 120. TV Tokyo’s summary of the final episode shows that all of them are included in the cast list in this final episode.

(News from Animedia)

Animedia Magazine Confirms Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Ends on September 25

September 10, 2019 at 12:30 am | Posted in Japanese, VRAINS, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 7 Comments

Ai, dejected as he looks at Playmaker's lifeless body in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 94

The October issue of Gakken’s Animedia magazine confirmed today that Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS will broadcast its final episode on September 25. The series will end with its 120th episode.

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS’s time slot will be filled on October 2 by a new anime, Ahiru no Sora.

Voice actor Yuki Kaji, who plays Takeru Homura (Soulburner), announced that he had recorded the final episode of a “certain show” on August 12. Although he did not name the show, fans noted that the only show that fit the bill was Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Coincidentally, Kaji has been cast as the lead character in Ahiru no Sora.

(News from ANN)

Kazuki Takahashi Authors New Story for Marvel, Shonen Jump+ Collaboration

September 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm | Posted in Japanese, Other Stuff | 3 Comments

Announcement banner for Marvel and Shonen Jump Plus collaboration
Marvel x Shonen Jump+
Super Collaboration!!
Japan and America’s two mega giants present a miraculous collaboration!!!
Seven Jump authors will draw their own Marvel story!!
Tuesday, September 3 >>> Wednesday, November 27

This fall, Marvel and Shueisha’s online publication Shonen Jump+ are partnering to produce several original manga stories that feature Marvel characters. Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi is participating in this collaboration with his work, SECRET REVERSE, a two-parter that will be published on September 4 and November 27.

The full line-up for this collaboration is as follows:

* September 3: Interview with Marvel’s Editor in Chief by Takeshi Sakurai (The Right Way to Make Jump)

* September 4: SECRET REVERSE, Part 1, by Kazuki Takahashi

* September 18: Gag Reel by Hachi Mizuno (Akuten Wars illustrator)

* October 2: Interview with Heroes by Ken Ogino (Lady Justice)

* October 16: SAMURAI by Sanshiro Kasama and Hikaru Uesugi (Tsugihagi Quest author and illustrator)

* October 30: Halloween Avengers by mato (The Emperor and I)

* November 13: Ant-Man+ by Toyotaka Haneda (Vocchi-men)

* November 27: SECRET REVERSE, Part 2, by Kazuki Takahashi

These stories are free to read in Japanese on Shonen Jump+ (click the red 読む!!! arrow beneath each title). There’s no word on whether they will see an English release in the future.

(h/t Bleeding Cool)

Ahiru no Sora Anime Takes Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Time Slot on October 2

August 27, 2019 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Japanese, VRAINS, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment

Ai flailing his arms in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode 50

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is losing its Wednesday, 6:25 pm JST, time slot on TV Tokyo on October 2.

An advertisement released today for the upcoming anime Ahiru no Sora reveals that this new show will premiere in Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS’s current time slot on October 2.

There is not yet any confirmation whether this means Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS will be ending the week prior or seeing a schedule change.

(h/t Starlight Breaking News)

Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 4

July 22, 2019 at 6:00 am | Posted in Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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A tease of Kazuki Takahashi's Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show pieces included in this post

Even though Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi didn’t attend the opening of Gallery1988‘s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show himself, he nevertheless made his presence felt by leaving a special message for visitors along with a stunning set of never-before-seen artwork.

At the center of the exhibition was an acrylic display that featured a quote from Takahashi and a brief history of Yu-Gi-Oh!. The display also spotlighted Takahashi’s recent illustrations of Yugi and Kaiba from V Jump and his upgraded versions of Magician of Black Chaos and Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, coming soon to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG.

Kazuki Takahashi's message and art display at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's V Jump Yami Yugi illustration at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's illustration of Magician of Black Chaos MAX at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Takahashi’s message reads:

For the past 20 years since the creation of Yu-Gi-Oh!, I have been given the opportunity to interact with fans worldwide via manga, anime, and card games. Now, I am delighted to hold this Yu-Gi-Oh! art exhibit.

When creating new works, my focus is to design a universe in which story, characters, and monsters interact with each other.

Since Yu-Gi-Oh! spans a wide variety of mediums, many creative people work together to create a world filled with countless characters and monsters — in which to draw inspiration for new artwork.

In this exhibit, I am excited to see how these talented artists depict their own views of the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank you for visiting the Yu-Gi-Oh! art exhibition today.

Kazuki Takahashi's V Jump illustration of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's illustration of Blue-Eyes Alternative Ultimate Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

The paragraphs detailing the history of Yu-Gi-Oh! describe its origins as manga to its prominence today as a global hit:

Kazuki Takahashi created and serialized the manga “Yu-Gi-Oh!” in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996 to 2004. Through these eight years, Yu-Gi-Oh!’s uniquely original storyline and rich characters fascinated and entertained fans around the globe. Its theme of gaming and friendship appealed to all ages and cultures, forming the backdrop of the eternal rivalry between Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba.

Celebrating 20+ years since its initial launch, the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! continues to wow fans and audiences around the world.

The animated TV series “Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters” began airing in 2000, with five successful spinoffs to follow. The 6th TV series — Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS — currently airs worldwide.

The feature-length animated film “Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions” was released in theaters on April 23, 2016. Mr. Takahashi played multiple roles in its production, serving as chief executive producer, screenplay writer and character designer. This effort was richly rewarded, with longtime fans not only praising the movie for its cinematic beauty but also for its endearing storyline — one filled with action-packed adventures, mesmerizing monsters and friendships that know no bounds.

The “Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game” is based on “Magic & Wizards,” a card game introduced in the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga. The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG sparked a card game revolution not only in Japan, but throughout the world. New cards and game mechanics are still being released to this day.

Ever working, Mr. Takahashi’s passion for illustration, design and gaming can be seen as he continues to express his creativity on new artistic pieces — based on Yu-Gi-Oh! and other interests.

As exciting as it was seeing Takahashi’s V Jump and card illustrations enlarged for the exhibition, the bigger attraction was undoubtedly the four new pieces of artwork that he created specially for this art show.

Mixing digital art with paint, Takahashi presented his new takes on the classics: Yugi, Black Luster Soldier, Kaiba, and Blue-Eyes White Dragon.

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Yugi at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Yugi at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Black Luster Soldier at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Black Luster Soldier at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Seto Kaiba at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Blue-Eyes White Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show
Untitled, 2019, by Kazuki Takahashi
Paint on digital print
12 x 20 inches

Close-up of Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork of Blue-Eyes White Dragon at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Close-up Blue-Eyes White Dragon's body in Kazuki Takahashi's new artwork at the Gallery1988 Yu-Gi-Oh! art show

Beautiful, breathtaking, and inspiring!

That’s it from me. Special thanks to Konami and Gallery1988 for putting on a stellar show and for providing additional information about the event that made this series of posts possible.

There are still a few limited edition screen prints available for sale from Gallery1988, so don’t miss out on those.

If you could own any piece of art from Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! art show, which would you choose?

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Back to the beginning:
Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 1

Inside Gallery1988’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Art Show, Part 3

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime Series Coming in 2020

July 21, 2019 at 2:00 am | Posted in Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 6 Comments

Screenshot from Konami's new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime announcement video at Konami's Jump Victory Carnival 2019

A new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series is in the works and will premiere in 2020! That’s the word from Konami, who presented a teaser at its Jump Victory Carnival panel today with the announcement.

The voice-over in the teaser states: “The soul of the duelist has been inherited. Now, the history of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series is changing. The 20th anniversary of the anime. Production on a new anime series has begun. Scheduled to premiere in 2020.”

The announcement does not provide any further information about the series.

Jump Victory Carnival is an annual exhibition sponsored by Shueisha that highlights the publisher’s many Jump properties and their latest developments. A recording of Konami’s full hour-long live streamed panel, which includes the teaser, is available for viewing.

(News from @yugioh_anime)

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