Yu-Gi-Oh! Animator Junichi Hayama at Youmacon 2017

November 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, The Dark Side of Dimensions, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Junichi Hayama at a live-drawing panel at Youmacon on November 4, 2017

Junichi Hayama, one of the most popular Yu-Gi-Oh! animators and animation directors among fans, was a special guest at Youmacon in Detroit, Michigan, this past weekend. Not only is Hayama a veteran of the Japanese anime industry with over 30 years of experience, he is also a gifted artist in his own right and has published some famous books cataloging his acclaimed brush illustrations.

Junichi Hayama served as the animation director for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters episodes 94, 124, 161, 167, 173, and 179. He also worked as one of the key animators in Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions. Outside of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Hayama is probably best known for the 13-episode JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure OVA from 1993, where he served as the series’ character designer and one of its animation directors.

At Youmacon, Hayama shared the stage with Mamoru Yokota, a younger animator who has worked on series like Death Note, Naruto, and Gatchaman Crowds. Together, the pair held one Q&A panel and two live-drawing panels where they offered a rare look at their creation process and fielded numerous questions about their careers and the anime industry.

This post compiles all of the Yu-Gi-Oh!-related questions that the audience asked Hayama during his panels and highlights some of his more interesting opinions and responses about his background.

Katsuya Jonouchi, by Junichi Hayama, dated October 4, 2013
By @hayama11 (October 4, 2013)

Meet Junichi Hayama

How did you get started in your career as an animator?

I used to draw a lot of manga and show them to many producers to try to see if I could get them sold. But reading my own manga, I felt like they weren’t interesting or funny enough. So, I felt that I couldn’t become a manga artist myself, that I wasn’t good enough for it. When I graduated high school, I wanted to do something similar so I went into the anime industry instead.

Did you go to school for animation?

No, I went directly to an animation company.

How much freelance work did you do before you entered the animation industry?

I’m still classified as a freelancer, even now. I’m not tethered to any one company.

What was your first job?

Gu-Gu Ganmo.

What has been your most cherished and favorite thing you’ve worked on thus far?

Fist of the North Star. It’s not the project that I like the most but rather is the one that has left the strongest impression on me. This was where I learned a lot of the basics and standard kinds of jobs. It was kind of my stepping stone in a sense.

Is there a person who has been a major inspiration for you?

Masami Suda, from Fist of the North Star, when I first started working in the industry. Suda was an animator who worked on the characters in that project. He was a great animator and had a very cool way of drawing that was very inspirational for me and that led me to where I am today. His work is the standard on which I base my own work today.

Are there any anime or manga that you enjoyed when you were young that inspires your work today?

On the anime side, something that I felt was kind of cool and awesome was Combattler V. The character designs by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko still inspire me today. A lot of my drawings are very much related to his. On the manga side, there’s Chojin Rokku. It’s one of the manga that I used to read. Yuki Hijiri, who worked on that, is someone who’s still inspirational today.

What has been the most challenging project that you’ve worked on so far?

Shonan Bakusozoku. I worked on one of the OVA episodes. This series features a lot of motorcycles and bikes, and there are a lot of fight scenes and gangs in the episodes. In particular, I didn’t know how the structure of motorcycles worked. I never rode one myself and I never really understood how they worked. I spent about two weeks all like, “I don’t know how to draw this. I don’t understand this.” I spent a very long time scratching my head over this. I decided one day I was going to buy a classic model motorcycle to understand the structure. So I bought two plastic models from my part-time job. One of them was a full-fairing version and another one was a very popular version at the time. So, from building these, I was able to finally understand the structure and felt like I was able to fulfill that job. But while I was struggling with that job, I felt like I was never going to finish it and felt a little bit hopeless at the time.

What’s the hardest thing for you to draw?

Things that look like Pretty Cure.

What’s your favorite thing to draw?

The design process of the characters. Drawing them from different angles. That’s the most fun to draw.

When you were a young animator, did you ever think about becoming an animation director?

Yes, I definitely wanted to try it.

How did you feel the first time you worked as an animation director?

I was really nervous. It’s a lot of responsibility because there isn’t anybody else who is checking things over or fixing them for you. You’re the final word, so I was nervous. I was looking forward to it and it was fun, but still nerve-wracking.

Yami Yugi, by Junichi Hayama, dated October 17, 2014
By @hayama11 (October 17, 2014)

Junichi Hayama Talks Yu-Gi-Oh!

Are you enjoying Youmacon so far?

Yes, it’s very interesting. [Hayama points at a couple cosplaying Kaiba and Mokuba sitting in the audience.] They’re one of the interesting parts.

How did you first get to work for Studio Gallop?

I kind of happened to be in between jobs. I got a hold of my friend’s company and kind of asked, “Do you have any jobs or anything that I can work on?” And he’s like, “Well, we have this Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series that we are working on. So why don’t you work as an animation director for it?” And that’s how I got involved with it.

What was your favorite character or scene to draw for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions?

I actually haven’t seen the finished project. I really liked the first half of the movie when Kaiba and Yugi duel each other. Process-wise, I was kind of only involved in the first stage or so, so I wasn’t able to complete the project with them. It’s a little bit of a sensitive subject.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, did you get to draw Aigami?

Who’s Aigami?

[Hayama is taking requests during a live-drawing session.] Can you draw Marik?

[Hayama puts his face in his hands then pretends to cry. He won’t do it. It’s too difficult.]

[Hayama is still taking requests during a live-drawing session.] Can you draw Dark Magician Girl?

Ehh?! No, I can’t!

Who is your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! character to draw?

Hmm, it’s tough to say.

Seto Kaiba, by Junichi Hayama, dated October 17, 2014
By @hayama11 (October 17, 2014)

Junichi Hayama Talks Art and the Anime Industry

What art supplies do you currently use?

Mechanical pencils. Pentel Art Brush pens. I think there are around 16 colors.

How do you decide which colors to use to accent your art?

I don’t use too many colors. Using just a few colors has more impact.

Do you ever do any digital work? Have you felt any differences with the shift to doing more digital work in the industry?

Yes, I’ve used it. About ten years ago, there was a remake of Gaiking and I had to use digital back then too. So I’ve been using it for quite a while now. [Hayama searches for video of the first Gaiking ending to show some of the digital art he did there.]

What do you think of artists who only know how to draw digitally?

They can do as they want. I don’t have a strong opinion about that.

Is it possible for Americans to work in the Japanese animation industry?

Yes, it’s possible, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it because the work-life balance isn’t great and you don’t really have any free time.

Some of the productions you have worked on are based on manga. How often do you interact with the creator?

It’s not impossible to get to meet with creators and manga artists. There are a few occasions. But the majority of the time, I’m usually working with the director. So working with the director and having meetings and such where we can talk together.

What tips would you give to artists who are just starting off?

Just draw what you like. When you’re doing it as a job, you can’t just draw whatever you want so it becomes a little bit more difficult. So when you’re a beginner, just enjoy it.

Are there any changes you would like to see in the anime industry?

The animation industry is known for its very, very long hours and its poor life balance without a lot of free time. I wish that everybody could have an easier time with a more balanced life and enjoy themselves more.

Katsuya Jonouchi, by Junichi Hayama, dated October 17, 2014
By @hayama11 (October 17, 2014)

Junichi Hayama’s Likes

How much do you know about Western animation?

My knowledge isn’t super extensive, but I do like some American animation, in particular The Simpsons.

Are there any current shows that you like?

The American shows Arrow and The Flash. [Hayama searches for illustrations of Green Arrow and the Flash on his phone that he previously made and shows the audience.]

What’s your favorite anime, in general?

Ashita no Joe 2.

What’s your favorite food and drink?

My favorite food is tofu. My favorite drink is Wild Turkey.

What’s your favorite sake?

Wild Turkey.

What kind of hobbies do you have?

Drinking.

What’s your favorite genre?

Action.

What’s your favorite color?

Vermilion.

What’s your favorite movie?

Back to the Future.

Mai Kujaku, by Junichi Hayama, dated October 17, 2014
By @hayama11 (October 17, 2014)

Junichi Hayama Draws Live

Junichi Hayama draws with brush pens. These pens have a reservoir that holds ink, like a fountain pen, but have a tip that emulates the look of traditional Japanese brushes. Hayama’s artwork is so well known that he has published some books focusing solely on his brush techniques and illustrations. At Youmacon, he showed off artwork from two such books: Brush Work and Animation and Design Techniques for Anime Characters.

There are said to be two different types of artists in Japan: method drawers and talent drawers. Method drawers are artists who can consistently draw the same thing over and over again for everyone. If they practice their method, they can draw very fast. Hayama is a talent drawer. He has an image in his mind, which he translates directly to pen and paper.

This talent of Hayama’s was on full display throughout the live-drawing panels. Not once did Hayama ever sketch out his drawings with a pencil first. Instead, he drew completely freehand. He began each piece by waving his pen over his paper, creating an invisible outline of the image he has visualized in his mind, then immediately started inking. This process makes his illustrations all the more incredible.

Hayama created seven illustrations during his two live-drawing panels. Only one was a Yu-Gi-Oh! piece, but it was a particularly outstanding one featuring Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba:

Illustration of Yami Yugi and Seto Kaiba, drawn live by Junichi Hayama at Youmacon on November 3, 2017

Close-up of Seto Kaiba in an illustration drawn live by Junichi Hayama at Youmacon on November 3, 2017

Close-up of Yami Yugi in an illustration drawn live by Junichi Hayama at Youmacon on November 3, 2017

Fellow animator Mamoru Yokota, who has not worked on Yu-Gi-Oh! before, showed that he has the skills to be hired for the next Yu-Gi-Oh! project by offering his own take on Yami Yugi:

Illustration of Yami Yugi, drawn live by Mamoru Yokota at Youmacon on November 4, 2017

In Japan, animators normally only sell their works in books. But at Youmacon’s Artists’ Alley, Hayama offered attendees something that Japanese fans never get: the chance to commission a piece of art. Not only that, he was willing to draw anything, not just characters from series that he has worked on. Asking animators to draw for them is considered a faux pas in Japan. There aren’t really events like the ones he participated in at Youmacon, said Hayama.

Yami Yugi and Yugi Muto, by Junichi Hayama, dated May 31, 2015
By @hayama11 (May 31, 2015)

Follow Junichi Hayama on Twitter, @hayama11.

And follow Mamoru Yokota on Twitter, @yokotamamoru.

(Questions and answers have been edited for clarity and readability.)

[YGO: TAS] Episode 62 – Winged Dragon Of Rawr! / “Where’s The New Episode?!” – a short film

September 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 2 Comments
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Tea after gawking a little too much at a fully nude Marik
It’s not the new episode that she’s gawking at…

And so, the Battle City tournament ends. I sure hope Kaiba isn’t butthurt about the outcome and doesn’t do something drastic, like blow up the island and kill everyone! Check out LittleKuriboh’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Abridged episode 62, “Winged Dragon Of Rawr!” now available at TeamFourStar.com. New episodes will be available exclusively on TFS for one week before being uploaded to YouTube.

LittleKuriboh had previewed an incomplete version of YGOTAS episode 62 at conventions earlier this year before premiering the full product at Anime Expo in July.

A month ago, LK had stated that he was holding off on releasing the new episode because of some “big news” that he was waiting to announce. For those out of the loop, LK has made Team Four Star’s website his new home for videos after Blip.tv closed his account at the start of this month.

“[W]e wanted to make sure we actually had a place to put the episode before uploading it,” wrote LK’s wife Marianne Miller in a new post on TFS that further clarifies the situation.

To help raise awareness of his move, LittleKuriboh today also released “‘Where’s The New Episode?!’ – a short film” costarring fellow voice actor and abridger xthedarkone. (Why are you watching this when you could be watching the new episode?!)

LittleKuriboh’s home on TFS is gradually coming together as videos continue to be added and he gets his own section in the drop-down menu at the top of the page. I’ve added LK’s newest videos to my page for YGOTAS streams and will update the old links to point to his other TFS uploads once the dust has settled over there. I haven’t decided if I’ll update my YGOTAS downloads page since it doesn’t look like LK will be offering downloads any more. When Blip.tv discontinued support for iTunes distribution earlier this year, neither LK nor YGOTAS fans made a stink about it, so there doesn’t seem to be much demand for downloads anyway.

Update (September 29): YGOTAS episode 62 is now available on YouTube. More of his videos will soon be added to TFS, LittleKuriboh tweeted.

Anime Convention Update: Youmacon 2014

In a move that surprised nobody, Detroit anime convention Youmacon announced last week that LittleKuriboh will return as a guest to help celebrate the con’s 10th year! Also in the guest line-up are the members of Team Four Star and loads of anime voice actors, including Steve Blum, Caitlin Glass, and Johnny Yong Bosch.

Attendees of last year’s Youmacon got a special treat when LK announced that he had obtained the full script for Naruto The Abridged Movie (yes, the real Naruto The Abridged Movie) from MasakoX. As longtime followers of Naruto Abridged know, Vegeta3986 announced the production and casting of the movie back in October 2009. The movie was only partially completed and the subpar eight-minute clip that was made became a running joke among abridgers for its quality and long production time.

LittleKuriboh, Team Four Star, and Linkara performed a live reading of the script at Youmacon 2013, including the parts that never made it onto video, getting about halfway through the script before their panel time ran out. Lanipator and LK haphazardly suggested that they would finish the reading this year. Will attendees get to hear the thrilling conclusion to the story that was never be produced? I sure hope they continue. What kind of awful people would they be if they just left it on a cliffhanger?

Youmacon will be held on October 30 through November 2 at the COBO Center and the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. This will be LK’s sixth Youmacon appearance.

More Anime Cons for 2015: AOD, MomoCon

LittleKuriboh also has two more cons booked for 2015. First is Animation on Display (AOD), which will be held on January 31 and February 1, 2015 in Burlingame, California. Joining LK in the spotlight will be Marianne Miller and Robbie Daymond, who plays Tuxedo Mask in VIZ’s new production of Sailor Moon.

Then, from May 28 through 31, LittleKuriboh will be returning to MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia. LK had hinted earlier this year that MomoCon would be a possibility, and it’s exciting to see him welcomed back. Other guests announced so far include comic and animation writer Greg Weisman and actors Keith David, Crispin Freeman, and Steve Blum.

My page for LK’s Anime Convention Schedule is now updated with these latest stops.

[YGO: TAS] Which Side Video Should Little Kuriboh Release at Youmacon 2012?

August 8, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | Leave a comment
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Joey choosing a door in episode 122

Here’s your chance to influence which side video project Little Kuriboh might offer his fans in the near future! On Facebook, LK asks:

Which of these side videos would you want to see released at Youmacon this year?
1: Cr@psule Monsters 3
2: Evil Council 6
3: Season Zero 3
4: Evangelion Abridged 2
5: Naruto The Spoof Sequel Movie

Hmm, this is a tough choice! Evil Council 5 ended with a dramatic cliffhanger, so I’d love to see how that plays out. But seeing another Cr@psule Monsters episode would be one heck of a treat, especially since the last video was released four years ago! Then again, the most recent Naruto Spoof episode really reminded me how crazy awesome and fun that series is. And as a Yu-Gi-Oh! fanatic, how could I not want to see more Season Zero? And…

Wha? Evangelion Abridged 2 is really an option? You mean it wasn’t just a one shot?! Fans always seem to ask him if he’s making more, LK tweeted, and he did have fun making the first one, so he’s tempted to make another. At one point in my life, I was completely obsessed with Evangelion, and now that LK has opened the door to making more episodes, that part of me is itching for more.

Ack, life is filled with such hard decisions. Vote, vote, vote!

Youmacon 2012 will take place between November 1 and 4 in Detroit, Michigan. This year, Little Kuriboh was invited as a guest for the fourth year in a row.

[YGO: TAS] Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Abridged

November 7, 2011 at 12:00 am | Posted in Bonds Beyond Time, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 3 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Abridged logo

Youmacon has really established itself as the convention to be for creators and fans of abridged series. This year’s event certainly didn’t disappoint — not with yesterday’s premiere of Little Kuriboh’s long-awaited abridged movie, Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time Abridged in 3D! See it only on YouTube (for now) divided into three separate videos: part 1, 2, 3. Lots of laughs? Check. Plenty of new music? Check. Killer original animation? Check. No homo? We’ll see about that.

The film stars TheAzureCrow (Semisoma) as Yusei, ShadyVox as Jaden, and Little Kuriboh as Yugi and Paradox. The original animated sequences were created by CrikeyDave, MasakoX, and The Amazing Rinbo.

Thought TheAzureCrow was also going to voice Paradox like in the original trailer? Nah, that wasn’t meant to be a permanent thing, says LK. And whatever happened to “Jaden and Yusei’s Excellent Adventure“? LK simply changed his mind about that. It happens. (The fact that he hadn’t seen the movie back then probably had a hand in it, haha).

The Unoriginal 3D Spoof Movie Soundtrack

Enjoy the songs? ShadyVox has the MP3s and master tracks for “Stronger,” “Freestyle Time,” and “Beelzeboss” on YouTube. Just check the description for each video. Download away and get cracking on those remixes!

Where are the Other Goodies…?

Late Friday evening, the members of Team Four Star hosted The Roast of Little Kuriboh, with Kirbopher, Psyguy, and other special guests also in attendance. Fans agree that the hilarity — the uproariousness — of the 18+ panel was brought to a whole different level with LK showing up to the event completely plastered. Unfortunately, there has yet to be any footage of the panel made available, with some attendees indicating that any unofficial filming was not allowed. This won’t stop LK’s fans from camping out on YouTube though!

And sadly, despite his original plans, Little Kuriboh did not hold a Naruto Spoof panel at this year’s event. Maybe another time!

[YGO: TAS] Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Movie Abridged Trailer – Youmacon 2011

September 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Posted in Bonds Beyond Time, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 1 Comment
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Screenshot from the trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D Bonds Beyond Time Abridged

He hasn’t forgotten about it. Yesterday evening, Little Kuriboh uploaded a trailer (on YouTube, Blip.tv) for his upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time Abridged movie! (Haha, it’s going to be in 3D?) The video is also available for download via Blip.tv in AVI, M4V, and MP4 formats.

Need another reason to go to this year’s Youmacon? The abridged movie will premiere at the Detroit, Michigan anime convention, to be held on November 3 through 6.

ShadyVox and TheAzureCrow (Semisoma01) are still on to play Jaden and Yusei respectively. The song in the trailer is “Stronger,” with lyrics and vocals by ShadyVox. The song is a take off of Kanye West’s “Stronger,” which in turn samples Daft Punk’s “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger.”

With video in hand, Little Kuriboh is focusing all of his efforts on creating the highly anticipated final product. Will it live up to the expectations that have been building over these last couple of months? Will we end up seeing a lot of YGOTAS fanart of this?

Previously:
Jaden & Yusei’s Excellent Adventure Teaser
10th Anniversary Abridged Trailer

[NTACFSSS] Naruto Spoof Youmacon 2011 Promo

September 2, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Posted in Other Stuff | Leave a comment
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Logo for Youmacon 2011

Some of Little Kuriboh’s best creations include a catchy song, and LK certainly doesn’t disappoint with his newest video uploaded yesterday evening to YouTube: a promo for the upcoming Youmacon 2011 event! David Bowie-sensei-kun tells you all about the convention in the form of one of his signature psychedelic musical numbers.

Guests at this year’s Youmacon, held between November 3 and 6 in Detroit, Michigan, will include TeamFourStar, Vic Mignogna Migderpaderp, Fred Gallagher, and of course Little Kuriboh. This will be LK’s third year in a row attending the Detroit anime convention. Also present will be Kroze, Kirbopher, and much of the cast of the Wha-Chow! podcast.

Update (September 4): LK uploaded one more Youmacon promo this morning. Guess who’s in it? It’s Kroooooze!

[YGO: TAS] Ask Marik Ishtar Anything on Formspring

August 21, 2011 at 8:27 am | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 2 Comments
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Marik Ishtar in Bakura's mind in episode 79

Have you ever wondered what Marik Ishtar will do once he takes over the world? Or what tattoos he has on his body, other than that large, crazy one on his back? Or whether there is anything more than friendship between him and Bakura? Find out the answers to these questions and more on Marik’s Formspring account, then ask your own! The account was created yesterday morning by Little Kuriboh.

So why did Marik suddenly join Formspring? “I wish to spread myself all over the Internet,” he said. Hmm, who or what else would he like to spread himself all over?

One More British Anime Con…

At Nom-Con in Dublin, Ireland earlier this month, Little Kuriboh said that he might not be attending another anime convention in the British Isles unless “some crazy miracle happens.” Well guess what? In a “secret last-minute guest announcement,” the British anime convention Alcon has announced LK as one of its guests this year! LK will be returning to Leicester, England for a third year in a row to attend the event between September 8 and 11. MasakoX will be there, too! And unlike last year’s event, which had an adults-only age restriction, Alcon 2011 will be open to anyone 16 years old and over.

…And Some U.S. Anime Cons, Too

Thought Little Kuriboh wouldn’t be heading to any U.S. anime conventions for the rest of this year? Guess again! In the past few days, LK has announced some great stops that he will be making in America. First up is Youmacon in Detroit, Michigan on November 3 through 6. TeamFourStar will be present as well, and they’ll be roasting poor LK at an 18+ panel! Oh man, I hope fans get some video footage of this! Listeners of Wha-Chow! can also rejoice, for Psyguy and many of the other podcast regulars will also be attending, too (though not as guests). Next, LK will head to Anime Vegas, taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 11 through 13.

He’s not done there. LK has also already announced plans for cons in early 2012. Between February 3 and 5, he’ll be dropping by the Dartz-favorite Kami-Con in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for the third year in a row! Then, it’s off to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Anime Milwaukee between February 17 through 19.

Whew! Once he gets some free time (lol), I hope he makes some promos for all these events!

Related:
Follow Marik on Twitter

[YGO: TAS] YGO INCEPTION SPOOF

October 3, 2010 at 8:35 am | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | Leave a comment
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Screenshot from LK's YGO INCEPTION SPOOF video
“I think I’ve found a way home, and this last card game… that’s how I get there!”

Little Kuriboh Pictures is back with a new movie trailer: “YGO INCEPTION SPOOF” (on YouTube, Blip.tv)! As “Mind Heist” plays in the background and images of a cool-headed Kaiba and well-uniformed Joey roll by, LK reminds us that he and TeamFourStar will be at Youmacon 2010 at the end of this month. Download this trailer today and compare it with the actual Inception trailer that it parodies!

With its witty one-liners and original artwork, this new video surely tops LK’s Watchmen trailer as the superior display of the badassery that Yu-Gi-Oh! can achieve.

[4Kids-YouTube] Yu-Gi-Oh! Episodes 138-140, English dubbed

September 13, 2010 at 10:01 pm | Posted in 4Kids, Duel Monsters, English dubbed, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Marik taunting Yugi in episode 138
“New episodes? Gimme!”

At last, the final showdown of Battle City is here! Yugi and Marik square off for the Battle City crown in episodes 138, 139, and 140, made available yesterday on 4Kids’ YouTube channel. Kaiba gives Yugi his Fiend’s Sanctuary card, but will it be enough to defeat Marik? The fate of the whole world hangs in the outcome of this wicked Shadow Game!

As usual, you can find the links for these dubbed Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes on YouTube’s Shows portal and my page for streaming dubbed episodes.

Youmacon 2010 logo

Well, Alcon 2010 wrapped up yesterday… And so ends Little Kuriboh’s world tour via anime cons, a trek that crossed three countries on two continents! Fittingly, his last con of the summer then brought him right back home to England.

LK’s next convention visit won’t be until the end of October when he attends Youmacon, an event that he has said means very much to him. Last year, LK premiered two new episodes at Youmacon. What goodies will he bring as a guest to this year’s con? Hopefully, we’ll see a promo video for the event soon!

Youmacon 2010 will be held in Detroit, Michigan from October 28 to 31.

[YGO: TAS] Youmacon 2009 – Oct 29th to Nov 1st

October 24, 2009 at 8:15 pm | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | Leave a comment
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Bakura and Marik chatting in episode 68/LK's Youmacon 2009 commercial

Little Kuriboh will be attending Youmacon 2009? And he’ll be premiering two new YGO: TAS episodes there?! Yeah, yeah, we already know… but, a new video about it makes it official! Woohoo! All it really needs is a some blaring rock music and roars of “Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!” (lol, does anyone actually remember those commercials?). And who the bloody hell is Kroze?!

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