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

Crunchyroll’s Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Sweepstakes

March 3, 2018 at 2:00 am | Posted in Pyramid of Light, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Seto Kaiba holding a card in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie’s return to theaters is just a week away and Crunchyroll is giving away five pairs of tickets to the special event! For a chance to win, simply follow @Crunchyroll and retweet the linked giveaway tweet by March 4, 2:59 ET/March 3, 11:59 pm PT. Check the official rules for the full details.

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie, newly remastered for the big screen, will play in nearly 800 theaters across the U.S. on March 11 and 12. The event will also include the premiere of the English dub of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Check the Fathom Events website for participating theaters and to buy tickets. Don’t forget to pick up the exclusive Pyramid of Light T-shirt too.

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

February 27, 2018 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Konami, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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An image of Noa Kaiba in the sky in episode 143

Today, Crunchyroll added three more episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters subbed, bringing us to another milestone in the anime’s release — the completion of the Virtual World and Battle City story arcs! Episodes 98 through 144 correspond to season 3 of 4Kids’ English dub.

The next story arc has already kicked off with episode 145 as Yugi’s three Egyptian God Cards are stolen and real monsters begin menacing the world!

I’ll continue to add links of the newest episodes to my Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters – SUBBED page, but don’t forget to put the show in your Crunchyroll queue to be alerted of updates even faster.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Subbed – Episodes 50-97 Complete

ShopYuGiOh.com Gets Revamp, New Shirt Designs, Movie Exclusives

February 26, 2018 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Pyramid of Light, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments

New front page of ShopYuGiOh.com

Today, ShopYuGiOh.com — 4K Media’s official Yu-Gi-Oh! store — received a face-lift and several new T-shirt designs, including one to celebrate Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie’s return to theaters on March 11 and 12.

Available for a limited time is the exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light design. It features Yami Yugi posing in front of a stone tablet of the titular item. This design is available on short- and long-sleeve T-shirts in both men’s and women’s cuts. Prices start at $23.95. Grab one before it disappears forever, like Anubis’ artifact!

Exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light T-shirt

ShopYuGiOh.com also has five all-new designs from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters showcasing the Blue-Eyes White Dragon, Duel Disk, and more. All are available on a variety of short- and long-sleeve T-shirt styles and hoodies. Prices start at $23.95 for the T-shirts and $39.99 for the hoodies.

Which design is your favorite?

Blue-Eyes White Dragon and Duel Disk shirt designs

Dueling Team and Millennium Items shirt designs

Yami Yugi shirt design

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

4K Media’s Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Sweepstakes

February 24, 2018 at 8:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Konami, Pyramid of Light, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 3 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Sweepstakes banner from YUGIOH.com

Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie returns to theaters across the U.S. in three weeks! Have you bought your tickets yet? To celebrate the return of the digitally-remastered Pyramid of Light movie, 4K Media has launched a sweepstakes featuring all Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters goods. One lucky winner of the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie Sweepstakes will win a prize pack containing the following items:

  • One Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Legendary Duelists: Ancient Millennium booster box. This set was just released yesterday and contains cards used and inspired by Pegasus, Weevil Underwood, Bandit Keith, and more. The box contains 36 packs, each with five cards.
  • Two Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG 2017 Mega-Tins — one Yugi and one Kaiba.
  • One Yami Yugi Ani*Statue figure by Kotobukiya.
  • One Dark Magician snapback baseball cap by Bioworld.
  • One Yami Yugi backpack by Bioworld.

This sweepstakes is open to all residents of the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., ages 6 and up. The entry period ends March 13. Check the official rules for more information.

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

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.

[YGO: TAS] Episode 79 – YGO Kiwami

February 16, 2018 at 6:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, GX, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | Leave a comment
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Kaiba's check worth All of Joey Wheeler's Money in YGOTAS episode 79

Everyone, you must chill! …And watch LittleKuriboh’s latest episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged, “YGO Kiwami“! In episode 79, Joey chases after Valon and the two engage in a duel to decide who is truly Mai’s better friend. There’s a 100 percent chance that Valon will go into a tragic exposition about his childhood and how some Yakuza destroyed his church in a super-violent-video-game-style fight scene. Beware of British slang.

Meanwhile, Yugi and the gang set out to find Joey using the least efficient method possible. But Kaiba doesn’t want anything to do with the Pot of Dweebs and their frugal means of transportation and ventures off with his only buddy. Will the gang be able to reunite with Joey in a reasonable number of episodes?

LittleKuriboh Watches GX

Since his last YGOTAS episode, LittleKuriboh has launched two new video projects. First is “LittleKuriboh Watches Yu-Gi-Oh! GX,” a weekly series where he summarizes and reviews one episode of the English dubbed anime in about half an hour. While this series has no connection to YGOTAS, LK’s trademark smart-alecky humor is very much present. There’s one new episode every Friday.

LittleKuribohVS on Twitch

LittleKuriboh’s second new video project is his Twitch channel, LittleKuribohVS. Every now and again, LK live streams some digital children’s trading card games and answers fan questions. So far he has only been playing Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links, but he has talked about streaming Legacy of the Duelist as well. His channel is still very new and he has yet to set up a streaming schedule, so be sure to follow him to be alerted when he goes live.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1-13 Complete

February 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 1 Comment
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VIZ Media's Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1 Edition, volumes 1 and 13, surrounded by some Millennium Items

Want to start collecting the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga in print? There’s no time like the present to kick things off. Today, VIZ Media released the final volume of its Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1 Edition graphic novels — an affordable, space-saving collection of Kazuki Takahashi’s story. VIZ’s 3-in-1 omnibuses are the same trim size as its standard volumes, but are much less expensive with a suggested retail price of $14.99 each.

On its website, VIZ lists all 13 Yu-Gi-Oh! omnibuses with links to various online vendors where you can order the books:

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1 Edition is available only in print, not digital.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Gets 3-in-1 Omnibus Re-release from VIZ Media

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