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Just in time for Christmas, LittleKuriboh has released Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged episode 72 — “Rex & Weevil Do Atlantica” (on YouTube, TFS)! Let’s celebrate with a party! Oh…the party’s canceled I see. It seems that Yami Yugi is no longer the King of Games. Now he’s just an average, super-talented, devastatingly handsome loser with magical powers. If only he hadn’t gone out in the middle of the night to duel Rafael. Now, the gang will need to travel to Florida to fix this mess. Somehow, Kingdom Hearts fanfics and Disney World are involved.
Meanwhile, Rex and Weevil end up joining Dartz’s Oral Costco cult thanks to a misunderstanding. And Kaiba tries building an elevator into space. When he finds out that Yugi lost a children’s card game…well, you’ll just have to see the meltdown for yourself. Wait, why would anyone ever need an elevator into space…?
Convention Update: Kami-Con
LittleKuriboh didn’t attend too many anime conventions this past year; he no longer needs to thanks to his Patreon supporters and now has more time to create new content. Will 2017 be much of the same?
Kami-Con in Birmingham, Alabama, has announced that LittleKuriboh will be guesting at its event, which takes place from January 27 to 29, 2017. LK will share the stage with other guests like Steven Universe’s Zach Callison and Deedee Magno, Vic Mignogna, and Doug Walker. This will be LK’s seventh appearance at Kami-Con. Who knows how many (or how few) anime cons he’ll attend in 2017, so if you’re in the area, don’t miss out!
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“Don’t worry, Yugi. There’s absolutely no reason to even use it.”
Ah, so LittleKuriboh has finally reached this episode — the one where Yami Yugi plays The Seal of Orichalcos. The one where he loses for real. Check out YGOTAS episode 71, “The Break-Up,” now on YouTube and TFS. But watch out, it’s a heartrending one. That Kuriboh metaphor? Hnnnggghh…
This humor in this episode is really old-school. While there are several visual gags present, the core of the story pokes fun at how preposterous some of the elements of the original episode are — Rafael’s justification for his hatred of humanity, his belief that the pharaoh could have been evil, and Yami’s decision to activate the Seal of Orichalcos.
Interestingly, LittleKuriboh leaves out an important element of Rafael’s story that is present in 4Kids’ English version, one that actually does help explain the character’s motivations — namely, that Rafael’s family doesn’t die. Rather, they choose to continue their lives without him even after he returns to civilization, which adds a layer of tragedy that further heightens Rafael’s loss and his disgust for the evils in people’s hearts. But, hey, having that wouldn’t be as funny!
Clocking in at over 14 minutes, this episode is one of the longest YGOTAS episodes to date. LittleKuriboh previewed the first four minutes of this episode during his Patreon live stream earlier this month and explained that he was worried about the episode’s length.
“I often look at an abridged video and say if I can cut something out, I will. If the video doesn’t suffer for it, I will cut it out,” he said. “This one I was a lot more lenient on because this is a pivotal moment in the series. […] A lot of things that happen in this episode are important so I didn’t want to just brush over a lot of it. So, I tried my best to really give it space to breathe and let it do its thing. I feel like as a part of the story, it’s good. I just don’t know if as an abridged episode if it’s good, you know?”
Oh, LK, I don’t think you have anything to worry about.
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Artwork by Kamy2425
Ah, Marik’s Evil Council of Doom. When we last saw the gang back in 2012, Marik’s group was starting to crumble. Bakura had decided to leave Marik and join up with Dartz, much to the horror of fangirls worldwide. Meanwhile, Marik’s fellow evil colleagues began doubting his abilities as a leader. How will this mess resolve itself? After more than four years, LittleKuriboh will be providing an answer in “Counseling Evil,” a five-part series highlighting Marik’s quest to become more evil in an effort to win back Bakura. Part 1 is available now.
Followers of LittleKuriboh may remember that he originally intended for this new series to be titled #ProjectButtTouch. However, during his Patreon live stream earlier today where he played an unfinished version of this video, LK explained why he decided to change it. This series contains “a lot of not-subtle references” to the current U.S. election and specifically to Donald Trump’s campaign, LK said, and it was written back when LK knew Trump only as someone who spoke about making America great again. He continued:
“A lot of the events that transpired in the past two or three weeks — they’re upsetting for a lot of people. I don’t want to evoke those and I feel like a title like ‘Project Butt Touch’ — which does have a reason for being the title and it will become part of the story as it gets toward the end — honestly it is appropriate for the story but I don’t think it’s appropriate for the series as a title because I feel like it will provoke a lot of people. It’ll provoke discussion about that and that’s the last thing I want to do. I don’t want people to discuss it and I don’t want people thinking about it when they’re watching one of my videos. I make videos to make people laugh.
“I don’t want people to start using that kind of language and I don’t want people to make it a joke at the end of the day. And I don’t want people to think that I think it’s a joke, because it’s not; it’s a serious issue. And that was not what my intention was when I conceived of this. And unfortunately, it just happens to have coincided with that. So, the new title for the Evil Council finale is going to be ‘Counseling Evil.’
“You will see Project Butt Touch feature in the series, but it won’t have anything to do with the title or [this video].”
LK also explained that the series is ultimately about the reunion of Marik and Bakura. Part 2 will feature Bakura “very heavily,” part 3 will feature Marik, part 4 will feature Bakura, and part 5 will have both characters reuniting and finishing the story of the Evil Council.
Don’t miss this special Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged project years in the making! Be sure to follow LittleKuriboh’s YouTube channel, CardGamesFTW, to stay on top of new videos. You can also find a list of LK’s old Evil Council videos and more on my YGOTAS streams and downloads page.
Hooray! It’s a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged! How very convenient; I love season 4. Check out episode 70, “A Convenient Truth,” on YouTube and TFS. Yugi and the gang are now one step closer to discovering the origin of the monster attacks around the world. Hopefully, all of the pieces of this mystery will fall effortlessly into place for them. It would be awful if something bad were to happen to complicate things — like someone losing his soul over this mess!
This episode features a new voice for Rebecca performed by Erika Harlacher (Kurapika in the 2011 Hunter x Hunter, Elizabeth Liones in Seven Deadly Sins). Erika replaces ColonelCheru, who played Rebecca in episode 65. LittleKuriboh loved ColonelCheru for the role and was very sad to recast her, he said on Facebook, though he didn’t offer a reason behind it.
Mai VS Mai
Last week, LK released “Mai VS Mai,” an exceptionally serious and in-depth critical analysis of the Mai Valentine from the beginning of his series and the current Mai Valentine. This video was made possible by his Patreon pledgers, who voted on this topic for LK to explore.
LK recorded this video’s dialogue during his July Patreon live stream and offered his viewers some insight into its writing and production. Mai is LK’s least favorite character to play because of his inability to voice a woman, he said. And he didn’t want to have the old Mai appear in the video alone, or even just talking to the new Mai, because he thought this wouldn’t be funny and would devolve into a bunch of accusations of the old Mai being a sexist joke. While it is important to highlight the breasts joke in discussing Mai’s evolution, it’s also important not to shove that down people’s throats or make people feel bad about themselves, LK explained.
During the live stream, LK noticed that the title of the video, “Mai VS Mai,” sounds like a play on “Spy vs. Spy,” but this was completely unintentional. But if anyone asks, yes, he meant to do that!
Convention Updates: Meta Con
LittleKuriboh has added one new stop to his anime convention schedule! He will be guesting at Meta Con in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from September 2 through 5 alongside other voice actors like Greg Ayres and John Swasey. LK last attended this event in 2012.
YGOTAS Turns 10
You may have noticed that Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series turned 10 years old last month on July 14, but the date came and went without any fanfare from LittleKuriboh. This was intentional, explained LK in one of his We’re Still Here vlogs. LK had been tremendously dreading the occasion and felt like he had disappointed his viewers. I’m sure many of his friends and fans would quickly disagree with that though.
“I will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of YGOTAS some time later this year,” he tweeted three weeks later. “I’m sorry I wasn’t feeling it for the actual anniversary.”
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Aw, Joey ain’t that bad.
“Here we are!” It’s the newest episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged from LittleKuriboh — episode 69, “Age/Sex/Life Points” (on YouTube, TFS). Mai, now more powerful than ever, seeks to destroy all ties from her former, destitute life that consisted of only money, fame, and friends, and Joey is her first victim. Can he make it out of this duel with his soul intact? Meanwhile, Yami and Yugi debate about the existence of souls and Duke gushes about the success of his dice game. Obligatory “69, dudes!”
Haven’t watched YGOTAS in a long while? Don’t worry, there are tons of callbacks in this episode. Yami’s slaves? Mai’s breasts? Dungeon Dice Monsters? The Dork Side? Ancient laser beamz? It’s like you never missed anything! Check your pulse!
By the way, the Egyptian god that’s half crocodile, half hippopotamus, and half lion? It isn’t 150 percent of craziness — it’s real. Of course. Of course it is.
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“What a lovely day” for a new episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged! LittleKuriboh today uploaded episode 68, “Mad Mai,” (on YouTube, TFS), bringing Yugi and the gang face-to-face with Mai Valentine, who is now under the control of the Orichalcos. Look out for some shiny and chrome Mad Max references.
Mai’s new voice, which made a very brief appearance in YGOTAS episode 66, is performed by LK’s talented friend and roommate Caitlyn Muncy (@Boobsmcbalrog).
LK Anime Convention Update: Anime Southwest, FANdom Con
Bad news for Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged fans who were looking forward to seeing LittleKuriboh in Colorado at the end of this month. LK announced that he has had to cancel his appearance at the first-year convention Anime Southwest — and he’s not the only one. There was apparently some kind of drama or misunderstanding among the con’s organizers that led to staffers either getting fired or quitting, and that caused numerous guests to pull out. What a shame.
On the plus side, LK has added one new stop to his calendar: FANdom Con in Fort Walton Beach, Florida! This event will take place from November 11 through 13. LK last guested at FANdom Con in 2014.
I’ve updated my page dedicated to LittleKuriboh’s convention schedule with these two new developments.
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Thought LittleKuriboh was done with anime conventions this month? Guess again! The creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged will be returning to the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention (MTAC) next weekend, March 25 through 27. LK has been a mainstay of the con since 2014.
Also attending MTAC this year is Eric Stuart, the voice of Seto Kaiba. Don’t expect Eric to get all chummy with LK though — LK is his mortal enemy, haha. Eric last appeared at this hometown con in 2014 with friend and fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! actor Dan Green.
MTAC will take place at the Sheraton Music City Hotel and at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. Online preregistration ends March 24.
Check out my page dedicated to LK’s anime convention visits to see where else he will be dropping by later this year.
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“You may like to pretend to be Kaibaman, Kaiba, but you’ll always just be Kaiba boy.”
Seto Kaiba. Maximillion Pegasus. Fox only. No items. Final destination. It’s time for the rematch of the century in LittleKuriboh’s newest episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged: episode 67, “Toon Pangs“! This episode is only available on TeamFourStar.com for now, said LK when he uploaded the episode yesterday. It won’t be available on YouTube for another two weeks to a month because of “issues with YouTube’s copyright system.”
The stakes couldn’t be higher for Kaiba in this latest episode. If he wins, he will rescue his company’s stock. But if Pegasus wins, he will turn the company into one that specializes in children’s trading cards… for actual children. Oh no! But things aren’t quite as they seem, for Pegasus is actually Alister, who is seeking revenge for his brother’s untimely death at the hands of a random country’s militia. That must have been Gozaburo Kaiba’s fault! Will Kaiba be able to become one with the mighty Critias and use its power to defeat Alister and his Seal of Orichalcos?
Hey, how does Pegasus know what kind of bed sheets Kaiba uses? O.o
Update (February 23): YGOTAS episode 67 is now available on LK’s YouTube channel.
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Today, LittleKuriboh launched a brand new Let’s Play series featuring everyone’s favorite YGOTAS evil villain! “Marik Plays – Star Wars – Knights of the Fallen Empire” features the Midriffed One playing the latest expansion pack in the Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG series. Marik allies himself with the “special snowflake” team and plays as one of the Thundercats. (Why not choose one of those “hentai people” instead?!) Sadly, the game did not allow his his username to be Neko Neko Marik.
This is only part 1 of the series and doesn’t yet show any actual gameplay, but don’t be put off by that. There are some real gems in this video, like hearing Marik sing about Bakura to the tune of the Main Theme of Star Wars. Sadly, Bakura himself doesn’t make an appearance, but since he’s in the video’s thumbnail, I’m guessing it’s only a matter of time before he injects himself into the action.
Be sure to subscribe to LittleKuriboh’s YouTube channel to see more of this and his other Let’s Plays.
LK Anime Convention Update: SunnyCon
LittleKuriboh has added one more anime convention guest appearance to his 2016 line-up: SunnyCon in Newcastle upon Tyne, England! LK will be flying across the pond to take part in the con’s exciting fifth year between June 17 to 19. Also guesting at the event will be Marianne Miller, Johnny Yong Bosch, and TeamFourStar’s Lanipator, MasakoX, and Takahata101.
Which other cons is LK heading to this year? Check out the small but growing list on my page dedicated to LK’s anime con appearances.
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“Warning. Contains filler plot details.”
“Oh god, not another filler arc! The last one took like three years to get through!” Let’s hope not, Joey. LittleKuriboh seems to be making good time and staying on top of his Patreon promises. He just uploaded his newest video — Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged episode 66, “United Sucks” (on YouTube, TFS) — earlier today! Check it out!
As the planet gets overrun by real monsters, Yugi and the gang decide that it is perfectly safe to hop on a plane and make their way to Pegasus’ mysterious personal compound somewhere in California to get some answers. But all is not well with Pegasus when someone with an unfamiliar voice shows up unannounced at his office. Then, Kaiba receives word that Pegasus has been buying up all of Kaiba Corp.’s shares, and the only way for him to get them back is to duel Pegasus in a perfectly innocent, not-at-all creepy card game challenge. Yeesh!
Kaiba Plays FNAF2 Resumes
Earlier this year, LittleKuriboh launched a new Let’s Play series featuring Kaiba and the survival horror game Five Nights At Freddy’s 2. But after only one installment, the series seemed to have stalled… until now! Last week, LK started KAIBA PLAYS – Five Nights At Freddy’s 2 back up with episode 2. Does Kaiba fare any better this round, or do the cartoon bunnies get the best of him once again? Maybe he can get some words of wisdom from a certain fan of cartoon bunnies…
Will poor Kaiba ever make it through the night successfully? Subscribe to LK’s YouTube channel, CardGamesFTW, to find out how far LK will take it!
It was less than two weeks ago that LittleKuriboh reached his glorious $3,000 milestone on Patreon, sending him to “full-timer” status and allowing him to cut back on convention visits in favor of making more videos. But now, his monthly income seems to have dipped by nearly $500. What happened?
No, a bunch of patrons did not suddenly disappear. As it turns out, Patreon simply changed the way it displays pledges to show the exact income creators receive: the total amounts pledged less various processing fees. But have no fear. Even though he is no longer at the full-time tier, LK has been fulfilling his schedule for that tier anyway and will continue to do so for as long as he can.