More Places to Watch Yu-Gi-Oh! (March 2018): Amazon Prime, Netflix, ¡Sorpresa!

March 31, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Posted in 5D's, ARC-V, Duel Monsters, English dubbed, Spanish, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 7 Comments
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Gong hugging Yuya enthusiastically in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 38

March has been a great month for the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series, which are getting picked up by more and more networks for free viewing — and not just for fans in the United States.

Amazon Prime Video is now streaming the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters season 4 and season 5. This follows the addition of seasons 1 through 3 in January. Furthermore, Amazon Prime now also has Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V season 1 in English.

Not to be outdone, Netflix has added seasons 3 through 5 of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. After years of only carrying the first two seasons, the world’s most dominant video subscription network at last has the entire series! Netflix is also swinging into action with Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V season 1 for its American audience. But — viewers in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom have access to both seasons 1 and 2! (In the U.S., season 2 is still only on Hulu as of this writing.)

Finally, the American Spanish-language children’s TV channel ¡Sorpresa! (“Surprise!”) announced that it has acquired the broadcast rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s. The dueling will take place weekdays at 6 pm ET/3 pm PT starting April 2. Check SorpresaTV.com for more network and scheduling information.

And as reported earlier this month, there is plenty more Yu-Gi-Oh! to watch on Tubi TV and YouTube.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: ‘What Adam Saw!!’

March 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Adam describing how bad he is at dueling while Reiji Akaba looks on unamused in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 32

While wandering the halls of Eve’s hideout in search of Yuya Sakaki, Reiji Akaba is approached by a ghostly figure. The man, with jet-black wavy hair, materializes in front of Akaba and looks sternly at him. It’s Adam. Suddenly, the pair are standing in another world, surrounded by a network of tree roots and memory orbs. Behind Adam, the roots have coiled up toward the sky and formed a mountainous tree.

Adam introduces himself, revealing that his mind has been wandering through time to escape from G.O.D., and that he is the one who granted Akaba the Adam Factor. This factor, explains Adam, is like a key to releasing G.O.D.’s full power. For now, the power is sealed in a Duel Monsters card, which changes hands through dueling. And all this time, Adam has been waiting for strong duelists to appear to fight G.O.D.

It was quite fortuitous, then, that Yuya’s father discovered G.O.D.’s destructive powers and used the World Illusion to turn back time. You might even call it destiny, for Yuya and Akaba were able to be transported to the past, without falling into the reversion of the World Illusion, and caught the eye of Adam. This, says Adam, happened so that they could fight G.O.D. It was fate.

Even after wandering through time for so long, Adam has still never seen G.O.D.’s real form. But what he has seen terrifies him.

Adam recalls the moment his experiment spirals out of control and sends him away from Eve and Isaac. On that day, as he merges with the immense energy released, he is drawn into a blinding light where he sees a colossal man-made gate.

“Beyond it,” describes Adam, “I saw desolate stars, dead, black, lifeless planets, and I heard the groans of countless lifeforms. Instinctively, I knew that this monster had destroyed those planets!”

Adam couldn’t let this happen to the earth. And so, he gave up his own life to seize G.O.D.’s power.

Thoughts

Great chapter. It’s very dense, with a lot of new details about Adam, G.O.D., and the mysterious power that Yuya and Reiji possess.

G.O.D.’s powers are revealed to be more than just the seemingly benevolent granting of wishes and manipulation of time. There’s something far more sinister going on. It doesn’t appear that Eve and her companions are aware of this. Or if they are, they are blinded by their quest to find Adam. The only thing keeping the power in check, for now, is the Adam Factor.

What’s up the gate that Adam sees? It’s not just an ordinary gate, but a man-made gate. So some person in this story created the gate, which allowed Adam to catch a glimpse of the destruction that has occurred — and what might be in store for his own world. Who could have made it? There aren’t that many candidates. Yuya and Reiji’s fathers might have something to do with it.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: “What Adam Saw!!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 17 (March 26, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: “Satisfaction and Resignation!”

Next chapter:
Coming soon

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in VIZ’s Spring 2018 WSJ Jump Pack

March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 5 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga panel in the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack and a Winged Dragon of Ra promo card
The Winged Dragon of Ra: powerful, but probably not that powerful

Happy first day of spring! This season, VIZ Media is back with another print issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, on sale now at Scholastic book fairs across the U.S. The Spring 2018 WSJ Jump Pack is a 96-page preview of some of the most popular Jump titles available. This edition includes:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, chapter 4
  • My Hero Academia, chapter 2
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend, chapter 1
  • Dragon Ball Super, chapter 2

It also includes all of the usual bonuses for Yu-Gi-Oh! newcomers and collectors:

  • An Ultra Rare The Winged Dragon of Ra Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card (JMPS-EN006), illustrated and signed by Kazuki Takahashi. This is a reprint of the card included in the January 2011 issue of Shonen Jump.
  • A 22-by-22-inch Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fold-out paper playmat and beginner’s guide.
  • A 20-card Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demo deck that accompanies the guide.
  • A promo code for $5 off a one-year subscription of VIZ’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, home of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V simulpub.
  • A coupon for one free Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Starter Deck, redeemable at your local Official Tournament Store (OTS).

Pick up the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack at Scholastic book fairs being held now in schools throughout the U.S. for $10.99. Search for your nearest book fair on Scholastic’s Find A Fair webpage. Don’t forget — you don’t need to be affiliated with a school to shop at its book fair; everyone is welcome, and all purchases made at the book fair help financially support the school.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in VIZ’s Fall 2017 WSJ Jump Pack

Cover of VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack

Table of Contents of the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards and extras included with the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack

Close-up of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG The Winged Dragon of Ra card included with the Weekly Shonen Jump Fall 2018 Jump Pack

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Streaming for Free on Tubi TV Again

March 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, English dubbed, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Zuzu Boyle whispering to an overly excited Yuya Sakaki in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 3
“Psst, it’s back…”

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V has returned to Tubi TV! All 49 episodes of season 1, English dubbed, are available now on the video streaming network. Watch it for free on the web or on any of Tubi TV’s numerous apps.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V made its first appearance on Tubi TV in late June 2017, but was suddenly removed less than a month later. Although the links to the episodes remained on Tubi TV’s website afterward, attempting to play the episodes resulted in an error message, and the show did not appear when searching or browsing Tubi TV’s catalog. Until now!

The English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is also available on Hulu.

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)

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Manga Volume 3 Available Now

March 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Cover of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 3, from VIZ Media, digital edition

Out today from VIZ Media is Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 3: “Swinging Pendulums of Destiny!!” This newest graphic novel collects chapters 14 through 19 originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump. Pick it up for $6.99 for the digital edition or $9.99 for the print.

In this volume, Yuya Sakaki finally regains consciousness back at his hideout after a tough duel. But his downtime is short-lived as Reiji Akaba suddenly shows up, and the pair disappear underground for a long and dangerous duel. Yuya will surely need help from his counterparts and some new dueling tricks if he wants to best the president of the Leo Corporation. As the duel progresses, the history between these two mysterious characters is slowly revealed. What is their connection to Genesis Omega Dragon and the cryptic Adam Factor?

Bonus content in this volume includes early design sketches and comments from artist Naohito Miyoshi of Futoshi, Ayu, Tatsuya, and Eve. Some of the designs look pretty different compared to the final versions! The print volume also includes an Ultra Rare card — D/D/D Destiny King Zero Laplace, Reiji Akaba’s boss monster who makes its debut in Scale 17. This card is only available in the book’s initial print run while supplies last, so don’t miss it.

But the best part of this book might be the comment from duel coordinator Masahiro Hikokubo: “Reiji’s D/D/D is an abbreviation for Different Dimension Demon! It doesn’t stand for Duel Daisuki Desu (I Love Duels) or Dondon Detekuru Dodekai Monster (Huge Monsters Show Up One After Another)!”

I don’t know about you but I am a-okay with these alternate meanings!

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Manga Volume 2 Available Now

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: ‘Satisfaction and Resignation!’

February 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yuri proclaiming that he and Yuya's other counterparts will always be there to help him in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 31

Sora Shiunin’s most deadly monster, Dangerous Frightfur Nightmary, has destroyed Yuri’s Starving Venemy Dragon. Shiunin mocks Yuri, confident in his Nightmary’s immense 5,900 attack points. Yuri Pendulum Summons Yuya’s three Odd-Eyes Dragons — Phantom, Persona, and Mirage. He attempts to use Persona’s special effect to block Nightmary’s attack-boosting powers. But Shiunin is ready for him with Nightmary’s own effect; by banishing a Frightfur unit from his extra deck, Nightmary can no longer be targeted by effects.

Yuri is annoyed by the outcome, but is ready with his own counter. He plays Polymerization, fusing Yuya’s three Odd-Eyes Dragons.

“This is my trump card! Or rather, our trump card!” exclaims Yuri. “Come forth, triple Odd-Eyes Ultimate Fusion Dragon! Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon!!!”

Yuri activates Lethal Dose Dragon’s effect to negate all of his enemy monsters’ effects, but Shiunin laughs it off. Once again, Shiunin removes another Frightfur unit from his extra deck to prevent Nightmary from being targeted.

The two duelists continue their attempts to one-up the other, with Yuri setting off Traps to destroy Nightmary and Shiunin foiling Yuri’s attempts with his own Traps.

Yuri looks over at his Starving Venemy Dragon now in the Pendulum zone. It’s pulsating. It’s almost time, he thinks to himself.

Yuri orders Lethal Dose Dragon to attack Nightmary. But with only 2,500 attack points, how will it stand up to Nightmary’s 5,900? Shiunin sends Nightmary to kill the Dragon, but she stops short in her tracks. Shiunin looks up at her and is aghast by what he sees. Grotesque blood vessels swell out of Nightmary’s face as she trembles and begins to keel over.

Yuri reveals that his Dragons’ poisons have infected Nightmary. Whenever a card leaves the field, both Starving Venemy Dragon and Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon put a Venemy counter on each monster. Then, during battle, all monsters that aren’t Venemy monsters lose 100 attack points for each counter.

Shiunin gasps, his confident smirk now gone from his face. Shiunin thought he was saving Nightmary by cleverly parrying Yuri’s card effects, but the more cards they played, the more she actually weakened. Now, Nightmary has only 1,200 attack points remaining.

Yuri uncovering Sora Shiunin's lies in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 31

Yuri, calm and collected, tells Shiunin an uncomfortable truth: he’s doesn’t actually care for his sister Miu any longer, does he? Shiunin is incensed.

Why is Shiunin here dueling, asks Yuri. After all, his contract with G.O.D. lets him live his life with Miu over and over again, as he wished.

“Sometimes, ‘satisfaction’ is merely ‘resignation,'” states Yuri. “You got tired of sharing your sister’s suffering and gave up on staying with her! You have had your fill of living with your sister! That’s why your contract with G.O.D. ended!!”

Sora Shiunin — a young man who spent an eternity beside his sister. Who watched her suffer and succumb to her illness innumerable times. Who realized that there was nothing he could for her. Who realized that this life he lived was all for naught. Who decided that he had had enough…

“It’s time for you to notice that the baseness of your own heart has transformed your sister into that monster!” Yuri asserts, pointing at Nightmary.

Shiunin looks at Nightmary bewilderedly, her face filled with suffering and her body wilting from the poison. That is Miu?

Yuri reveals one more effect of Lethal Dose Dragon; it gains 100 attack points for each Venemy counter on the field, powering up to 7,500. It attacks Nightmary.

Thoughts

This is a little upsetting. I sympathized with Sora Shiunin and wanted more for him. I hoped for the best for him and his sister. But in the end, Sora’s selfishness is on full display. And if there’s anything that we’ve learned from Yu-Gi-Oh! baddies, it’s that those with dark, selfish hearts won’t succeed. Too bad for him.

But how about that Yuri? What a good boy. Three cheers for Yuri! Once again, the handsome one proves that he is a brilliant mind and able to see the truth in people’s hearts. He’s a cunning strategist as well, never giving up even though Sora countered all of his attempts to target Nightmary.

Before Yuri attacked Sora, he asked him where he thinks souls go after they are abandoned by G.O.D. If this is really the end of Sora Shiunin, whatever happens to him next, I hope he doesn’t suffer. He has suffered so much already and it seems like it would be cruel for it to continue.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: “Satisfaction and Resignation!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 13 (February 26, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 30: “The World That Sora Wants!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: “What Adam Saw!!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Subbed – Episodes 100-148 Complete

February 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 4 Comments
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Yuya Sakaki entertaining the crowd in his duel against Reiji Akaba in ARC-V episode 148

At long last, the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime has been fully subbed! Today, Crunchyroll uploaded the last four episodes of the series, bringing Yuya Sakaki and his friends’ dimension-hopping adventures to a close. Episodes 100 through 148 correspond to season 3 of the English dub, which is currently airing on Nicktoons.

Congratulations to 4K Media and Crunchyroll for completing another series! It took a little longer than expected, but it’s done at last and available to Yu-Gi-Oh! fans worldwide to enjoy for free.

As usual, I’ve updated my Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V – SUBBED Episodes page with links to CR’s new videos.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Subbed – Episodes 50-99 Complete

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Season 1 & 2 English Dub Coming to Hulu

January 31, 2018 at 5:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, English dubbed, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 6 Comments
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Hulu logo and Yuya Sakaki giving the V hand sign in ARC-V episode 14
That’s right, Yuya, season 2!

At last, the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is available online. 4K Media has confirmed that both season 1 and 2 will be streaming on Hulu starting tomorrow, February 1. This is welcome news to American Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, who up until now have had no way to watch season 2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is currently airing on Nicktoons, but the network jumped to season 3 earlier this month after completing season 1.

The English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V has had a rocky presence online. Previously, Tubi TV began streaming season 1 in June 2017, but abruptly removed it less than a month later. On the other hand, the original Japanese version of the anime is available worldwide on Crunchyroll and is nearly complete.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 30: ‘The World That Sora Wants!’

January 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Sora Shiunin, furious at Yuya Sakaki,in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 30
Par for the course in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Amid their underwater duel, Sora Shiunin at last reveals to Yuya Sakaki what the power of G.O.D. can truly accomplish.

“It is the creation…of perfect parallel worlds,” says Shiunin. “Countless parallel worlds…and among them the worlds that each person wants!”

It is through this power that he and his sister can remain together forever. Yuya doesn’t accept this.

“But is making a world just for one person really right?” Yuya asks. “Shutting yourself up in a world of your own… Is that any fun?”

Shiunin scowls fiercely at Yuya. He doesn’t see the need to further explain himself to the Dueltainer. Shiunin unleashes a torrent of Frightfur monsters and uses them to call forth his signature monster, Frightfur Daredevil. Its attacks Yuya, destroying his only defense and damaging his life points. As Yuya flounders, he hears a familiar voice.

“Seriously…your heart is too soft!”

In a blink of an eye, Yuri appears and declares himself to be Shiunin’s true opponent. He won’t stand for anyone hurting Yuya. Using his trademark Pendulum Fusion, Yuri summons his own signature monster, Starving Venemy Dragon, and destroys Frightfur Daredevil.

Shiunin regroups, using his Frightfur monsters’ effects to bring more monsters back to his field. He then uses them to summon a deadly new monster: Dangerous Frightfur Nightmary. With the head of a broken doll, a gangly and seemingly hollow body, and hands and arms that float in front of her, this monster is truly a terrifying sight. Strands of Nightmary’s long hair lash out like tentacles, grabbing the memory spheres around the two duelists. Yuri realizes that she increases her strength by absorbing others’ memories.

Shiunin orders Nightmary to attack. She opens her clackity mouth, letting out a shrill cry as apparitions emerge from her body and lunge toward Yuri. She annihilates Yuri’s dragon effortlessly.

Thoughts

Sora Shiunin is so different now. From the moment he dives into the pool, Sora, now in a wetsuit with his hair down, seems like a completely different person. And it’s more than just appearances. With his memories back, he’s so much more determined and vicious. There are numerous expressive and fun Sora faces in this chapter.

Sorry, Yuya, but I don’t understand your reasoning here. Sora only wishes to be with his sister, but Yuya disapproves of this, questioning the value of the existence of parallel worlds and the “fun” behind them. Really? What does that have to do with anything? There must be some information that hasn’t yet been introduced, something that explains the dangers of G.O.D.’s powers in more details. It would be one thing if Sora wanted to use the power for evil, but that doesn’t seem to be his intentions at all.

That Nightmary is one macabre monster. And look at her bangs. They look like Miu’s. Yuri has his work cut out for him fighting this monster. I don’t want the villains to win, but I wouldn’t be surprised if another one of Yuya’s counterparts falls. One by one they could go until only Yuya is left.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 30: “The World That Sora Wants!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 08 (January 22, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 29: “Memory Duel!!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: “Satisfaction and Resignation!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

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