Kazuki Takahashi’s THE COMIQ in Weekly Shonen Jump

October 15, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Other Stuff | 2 Comments
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Close-up of Ryota Sakamaki in THE COMIQ chapter 1

Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi’s new manga, THE COMIQ, is here! Today, VIZ Media begins simulpubbing this limited series in its Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.

THE COMIQ tells the story of Ryota Sakamaki, a rookie manga creator who just debuted his first title, Pendulum of Love. With the help of his editor, Sakamaki employs an assistant to help him draw his manga’s background art — an assistant that he has never met. When Pendulum of Love catches the eye of a police detective, Sakamaki realizes that his assistant’s background art is hiding a bloody secret…

“For the 50th anniversary of Shonen Jump, I created something with the theme of ‘manga.’ I’d be ecstatic if you give it a chance!” says Takahashi in the magazine’s author comments section.

If you love Takahashi’s work, then give this murder mystery manga a shot! And if you enjoy THE COMIQ, please vote for it each week in VIZ’s WSJ survey. If enough people like it, maybe the chapters will eventually be compiled and sold as a graphic novel.

THE COMIQ Chapters and Weekly Shonen Jump Survey Links

This post will be updated with links to the chapters as they become available. WSJ is $0.99 per issue, or $25.99 for a 48-issue (1-year) subscription.

Chapter 1 in Weekly Shonen Jump No. 46 (October 15, 2018):
* VIZ.com (Web/Android/iOS) / Amazon / comiXology
* October 15 Survey

Chapter 2: Coming soon

Product Summary

THE COMIQ
By: Kazuki Takahashi
Magazine: Weekly Shonen Jump
Publisher: VIZ Media
Translation: Stefan Koza
English Lettering: Sabrina Heep
Manga Editing: John Bae
Editor in Chief: Andy Nakatani
MSRP: $0.99/issue

VIZ Media to Publish Kazuki Takahashi’s THE COMIQ Short Manga Series

October 6, 2018 at 11:30 am | Posted in Japanese, Other Stuff | 3 Comments
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Preview of Kazuki Takahashi's THE COMIQ

Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi is returning to Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump! In honor of the magazine’s 50th anniversary, Takahashi will debut a new manga titled “THE COMIQ.” This limited series will launch in issue #46 of WSJ on October 15. Chapter 1 contains 53 pages. The story is about a rookie manga creator’s manuscript and the secret it possesses. This news was unveiled in issue #45 of WSJ, which hit newsstands in Japan today instead of on its normal Monday date because of the Health and Sports Day holiday.

Also today, VIZ Media announced at its Shonen Jump panel at New York Comic Con that it will serialize THE COMIQ in its English-language magazine.

(h/t ANN. Image from @VIZMedia.)

Yugitubers Hold Charity Stream for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

September 10, 2018 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yugi playing a card from his hand in episode 193

Several Yugitubers and Yu-Gi-Oh! community personalities will be getting together tomorrow, September 11, to live stream for a very good cause. Jonathan Moore of House O’ Champions will be hosting a 12-hour live stream to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There will be special guests joining in throughout the day to participate in segments to help drive fundraising, including Alex “Cimoooooooo” Cimo, Robbie “MKohl40” Kohl, Billy Brake, Jeff Jones, Ryan Levine, Calvin Tahan, Bohdan Temnyk, and Roland Welsh.

To further encourage donations, all donators will receive raffle tickets based on how much they give, with the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes, including:

  • A Super Rare Number 89: Diablosis the Mind Hacker — the 2017 YCS prize card — donated by YGO Singles
  • A 2011 Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG playmat autographed by Dan Green (the voice of Yugi) and Greg Abbey (Yusei) from Jonathan Moore and Billy Brake’s personal collection
  • $100 in store credit for Troll and Toad and for ARG
  • Playmats from GEM and Ophidian
  • Sealed products, boxes, and more!

The 12-hour charity live stream will take place on September 11 and kicks off at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. You can watch the stream on House O’ Champions on YouTube or ZodiacDuelistTV on Twitch. It’s time to d-d-d-d-duel for charity!

If you would like to donate to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention directly, please visit AFSP.org.

(News from House O’ Champions)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Family Nights at Ovation Brands Restaurants, Furr’s Fresh Buffet

July 2, 2018 at 1:00 pm | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 4 Comments
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Promotional image for Yu-Gi-Oh! Family Nights from Ovation Brands and Furr's Fresh Buffet

It’s time to e-e-e-e-eat! Ovation Brands, the owner of several American buffet chain restaurants, and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are bringing Yu-Gi-Oh! to the dinner table with their upcoming Family Night promotion. Every Thursday night, from July 5 through August 9, kids of all ages can participate in various educational and interactive activities at each restaurant. Each week has its own theme:

* Week 1, July 5, “Going to Japan”: Since Yu-Gi-Oh! originated in Japan, kids will learn about Japanese culture, art, food, and more. They’ll also learn about origami, the art of paper folding, and make origami shapes and animals.

* Week 2, July 12, “Ani-Me”: Kids will learn about anime like Yu-Gi-Oh! and get to draw their own anime characters.

* Week 3, July 19, “Puzzle Me This”: Just like how Yugi solved the Millennium Puzzle, kids will be challenged to solve a variety of puzzles. Then, they will create their own puzzles to share with other children to solve.

* Week 4, July 26, “Manga! Manga!”: Before it became a hit card game, Yu-Gi-Oh! began as a manga. Kids will learn about manga and popular comics, both Japanese and American.

* Week 5, August 2, “Time Travel with Monsters”: Many Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters are inspired by myths, legends, and history. Kids will learn about such monsters, then get to create their own.

* Week 6, August 9, “Dueling Cards”: As a team, kids will develop cards inspired by the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. The cards will include different monsters and children will assign powers to each. Then, they will all get to play the card game.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Family Night will take place on each listed date from 5 to 8 pm at all of Ovation Brands’ restaurants and all Furr’s Fresh Buffet restaurants. Visit their websites to find a location near you:

Yu-Gi-Oh! is just one of numerous children’s properties that Ovation Brands and Furr’s Fresh Buffet have partnered with over the last few years. The restaurants have previously held Family Night events featuring Beyblade, Jumanji, Home Alone 2, The Sandlot, StoryBots, Thumbs Up Johnnie, and more.

(News from Bradley Vazquez, Ovation Brands spokesperson)

Gemini Elf Prize Card Sold for $175K

May 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Photo of the genuine Gemini Elf T3-04 Asia Championship card
Photo by @youkiozisan

A very old, one-of-a-kind Yu-Gi-Oh! card is off the market. Japanese Yugituber Yuuki (@youkiozisan) revealed that he has purchased the “T3” Gemini Elf for 19 million yen, or about $175,000. This Gemini Elf was the fourth-place prize in the 2001 Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game Asia Championship.

Not only does Yuuki own the card but also the accompanying trophy. He has now placed both items on display at Card Shop Spiral, a trading card store in Akihabara, to thank his followers and let anyone stop by and marvel at these extraordinary pieces of Yu-Gi-Oh! history.

This Gemini Elf is part of the same set as the one-of-a-kind Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon that was on sale for $400,000 earlier this year. BEUD was the first-place prize card in the same 2001 tournament. Yuuki points out that that card is now in the hands of another Japanese Yugituber, Takucchi (@takutti0214), who is aiming to sell it for 1 billion yen, or about $9.17 million.

(h/t Maha Vailo Breaking News)

MyAnimeList Opens Digital Manga Store

March 15, 2018 at 6:00 am | Posted in ARC-V, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yuzu Hiragi holding up a contract in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 4

MyAnimeList, the popular anime and manga database and social community, has launched its own digital manga store in partnership with VIZ Media and Kodansha Comics. The store kicks off with over 200 titles from the two publishers, including VIZ’s Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. Currently, the first two volumes are available for $6.99 each. Volume 3, which just streeted last week, is not yet available. The publishers tell MyAnimeList that they are working to add more titles to the line-up.

According to the FAQs, manga may be purchased by users in the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand. Once purchased, the manga may be viewed in any country.

MyAnimeList, a subsidiary of the Japanese mobile and web services development firm DeNA, opened its manga store first to Canadian users on March 8 and has since rolled it out to other English-speaking countries like the United States.

(News from ANN)

Real-Life Pot of Greed at YCS Atlanta

February 18, 2018 at 6:00 am | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Dimitrius Scameheorn holding his Pot of Greed clay sculpture at YCS Atlanta, February 2018

A special guest made an unexpected appearance at this weekend’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series event in Atlanta, Georgia: Pot of Greed! The clay sculpture of the legendary card was handmade by Dimitrius Scameheorn, a senior at Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tennessee, for his art class.

For bringing along his cool creation, Scameheorn was selected as one of the “Bounty Duelists” at the tournament, giving him and his opponents a chance to win booster packs for dueling.

Check out more close-up shots of the Pot of Greed on Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG blog.

Get Yugi Hair Anytime with Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links’ Facebook Camera Effect

February 5, 2018 at 9:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Link's Yugi hair camera effect in action

Instant Yami Yugi hair and perfect bottom eyeliner are now possible thanks to a new Facebook camera effect from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links. In addition to transforming you into the King of Games, the effect can also add an attacking Dark Magician by your side. Give it a try!

(News from @YuGiOh_DL_INFO)

Toei’s 1998 Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime Given New Life by 200+ Animators

January 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Other Stuff, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments

Yu-Gi-Oh! Reanimate title card by Hailey 'Squiggly' Lain

What happens when over 220 animators and illustrators (and two cosplayers) get together to recreate an episode of Toei’s 1998 Yu-Gi-Oh! anime? “Yu-Gi-Oh! Reanimate” is a collaborative project featuring these talented Yu-Gi-Oh! fans. Each participant remade a shot from episode 2 of that series, commonly called “Season 0” by fans, and reimagined it with their own style, humor, and magic. Check out the final product on YouTube and Vimeo!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Reanimate was spearheaded by Phui Jing Ling, a Malaysian animator and cartoonist, and kicked off in September 2016. It includes the talents of 226 participants.

If you enjoyed Yu-Gi-Oh! Reanimate, check out these other creative crowdsourced collaborations:

  • Star Wars Uncut,” an Emmy Award-winning remake of A New Hope, released in 2009, and The Empire Strikes Back, released in 2014.
  • Moon Animate Make-Up!,” a remake of episode 28 of DiC Entertainment’s Sailor Moon anime. Released in 2014.
  • Seven Star Re-Animate,” a remake of Dragon Ball episode 8. Released in 2016.
  • The Mama Luigi Project,” a remake of the final episode of the Super Mario World cartoon, which is the origin of the infamous Mama Luigi meme. Released in 2017.

(News from the YGO Reanimate Tumblr)

Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon Prize Card on Sale for $400K

January 10, 2018 at 6:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Photo of the genuine Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon T3-01 Asia Championship card
Photo by @saku06s

The owner of one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! cards in existence is graciously putting it on display at a card shop in Japan — and on sale for a hefty price. Hassaku (@saku06s) is the owner of the “T3” Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon, which was the first-place prize in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Official Card Game Asia Championship of 2001. Only one copy of this card, sealed in a custom-made case, exists in the world and it was presented to the winner of that tournament.

Yesterday, Hassaku announced that the card is now on display at Card Shop Spiral, a trading card store in Akihabara. It is also available for purchase — for 45,000,000 yen, or about $400,000.

This isn’t the first time that this Blue-Eyes Ultimate Dragon has gone on the market. Hassaku first obtained the card in August 2016 and attempted to sell it for 999,000,000 yen (about $9 million). At the time, Hassaku included an autograph and sketch of Yugi from Kazuki Takahashi, the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh!. Takahashi presented the card to the tournament winner and apparently also created the sketch and signature right on the spot, explained Hassaku. After one week and no takers, Hassaku offered a 99 percent off discount, dropping the price to a measly 9,990,000 yen (about $90,000).

Some collectors must be kicking themselves for not buying it back then.

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