All posts tagged: yu-gi-oh!

Yu-Gi-Oh!’s Sixth Series Revealed Courtesy Of Official Twitter

Yu-Gi-Oh!, unlike many Trading Card Games of late, has withstood the test of time. Originally appearing within the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump back in the later months of 1996, Yu-Gi-Oh! has continued long into the new age, albeit with every new iteration spearheaded by someone other than it’s original creator Kazuki Takahashi, who moved on from it quite some time ago. As time continued to move ever forward, more and more Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime and Manga were produced alongside that of the actual Trading Card Game, the cards of which can be found almost everywhere around the world. Yu-Gi-Oh!, like Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon, is a worldwide phenomenon that simply will never end, and yesterday that was confirmed thanks to the series’ official Twitter account which revealed that, in 2017, Yu-Gi-Oh! will return in a brand-new Anime series. So far unnamed, the sixth Yu-Gi-Oh! series will follow the life and times of a young Duelist named Yusaku Fujiki; a somewhat shy boy who wishes to be as far removed from the spotlight as …

Yu-Gi-Oh! Movie Promotion Gives Shinjuku Public Transporters A Grand Look At The Series’ History

When Yu-Gi-Oh! was first shown back in 1996 within the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump no one expected it to become what it now is today, but I suppose the same could be said about many of the successful series’ that once called Shonen Jump their home. What began as a story simply about a masterful game-playing spirit quickly became the card game-centric story we know it to be today. The Manga series then spawned an Anime series, which then spawned countless games, and story offshoots that, while no longer written by the original creator Kazuki Takahashi, still retain the “over the top” essence of the original. On the 23rd of April, only about a week away, the new movie Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side Of Dimensions will open up in Japanese theatres across the great country. While we don’t know the more intricate details of the film’s story, what we do know is that it will take place some time after the original series, and feature both an older Yugi Mutou and Seto Kaiba, …

Yu-Gi-Oh! Legacy of the Duelist Review

It’s time to duel. Get your game on. Feelin’ the flow. At one time or another, these phrases have carried with them the promise of victory, the affirmation that hope remains alive until the very end. Throughout stories of ancient pharaohs, high school turmoil and wars between dimensions, one hero after the other has taken up the mantle to show that a simple card game is anything but and that a single draw can save worlds…also that no hairstyle is too bizarre. In case the nostalgia hasn’t struck a chord with you, then I’ll assume you are either super young or particularly averse to card based series. Regardless, this is Yu-Gi-Oh! people, a franchise whose name relates strongly to the initial series and has come to serve as an artifact banner for those who proceeded it. For clarification, Yu-Gi-Oh isn’t the name of the card game, that’s Duel Monsters, or the main character, though Yugi is remarkably close…wait a minute, maybe they meant it to be. Those clever ducks. Regardless, whether you knew from the …

It’s Time to (Action) Duel! – Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V English Opening Revealed

From Pharaohs, to human/card hybrids, to warriors from beyond the stars, Yu-Gi-Oh! has certainly provided us with quite the colourful cast. So you can only imagine what might happen when such a series decides to completely embrace its flair for the dramatic…and flair. With the release of Arc-V, the latest instalment in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, comes the concept of Entertainment Duelists. As the title may suggest, these characters combine their passion for Duel Monsters with a desire to excite an audience, a natural economic progression in a world such as this. A new technology known as Solid Vision also allows duelists to give their monsters actual physical form, which has always been a bit of an unclear area in previous series, especially during the creation of the original Duel Disk (still not sure why that was such a dangerous technology to build, what with the monsters being holograms and all). Of course, as per the norm, our protagonist possesses a mystically powered necklace and is inevitably drawn into a conflict much larger than themselves. But enough …

‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Manga (3-in-1) Volume 1 Review

Known world wide for its trading card game, not many know that there was a time when Yu-Gi-Oh! was not entirely about card games. With the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga we get a look into the bizarre origins of what would ultimately go on to become a trading card games colossus. Never released in English there was a little known first season of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series dubbed by fans as ‘Season 0’ it follows Yugi and friends during high school as Yugi finds himself entangled in a number of ‘shadow games’. Essentially Yugi and his darker ‘Yami’ side would engage in all manner of competitive games in order to solve whatever problems faced them. What many might not know is that what resulted was far from the kid-friendly card games anime many know and love, in fact the original Yu-Gi-Oh! was downright sinister and with this first omnibus volume of the manga we get a deep look into the dark world that existed before ‘Duel Monsters’. This first volume proves to be a compelling read for …

Blue Eyes White Dragon and Dark Magician Are Back For The 2016 Yu-Gi-Oh! Feature Film

Did you know hat there’s a brand-new “Yu-Gi-Oh!” film currently in development? You’re smart, I bet you did already know that. Did you know that it’s set for a release in 2016? Once again, I’m sure you’re already aware. Did you know that the movie will star both Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba from the original series? What am I saying? Of course you know that! Well, OK, how about this: Have you seen the new designs for the legendary monster cards “Blue Eyes White Dragon” and “Dark Magician”? Now I’m sure you remember the way they used to look back in the original Anime and Manga series but times have changed and so have they! The latest issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine happens to feature a new promotional image from the upcoming movie that shows the new designs for aforementioned monsters and their both looking damn fierce! While “Blue Eyes White Dragon” hasn’t changed too much, “Dark Magician” has had a slight colour change and has put on about fifty kilos of muscle…like I …

New Yu-Gi-Oh! Film Set for 2016

No you didn’t read wrong folks, a new Yu-Gi-Oh! film is headed our way circa 2016. Having been previously teased by an official countdown clock, it has finally been revealed that said movie will feature an original story featuring two characters crucial to the franchise; Yugi Muto and Seto Kaiba. Don’t those names just take you back? No word yet on the specifics of the film, but you can be sure that more info will be revealed all the way until its release. But for now, all we’re left with is one visual and the promise that the King of Games and the King of Business will return. -30-

Countdown Begins for New Yu-Gi-Oh! Film Project

Yu-Gi-Oh!, an anime that showed a generation that card games are not limited to blackjack and poker…though considering kids were watching it they probably shouldn’t have known about those games anyway. 52 pick-up, that’s an innocent one. It showed people that card games are not limited to 52 pick-up. Anyway, it’s looking like some members of the original series are on their way back into our lives, with the announcement that a new film project is in the works. A teaser site has revealed a countdown set to end on December 14th (Pacific Standard Time). No word yet on what the project will actually detail, but we won’t have to wait too long until the truth is revealed. I’m excited. Are you excited? If you are, why not keep an eye on the countdown site? I know I will. I mean, I’ll do other things to, but I’ll still keep an eye on it. -30-

Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Tag Force Special – Announced For The PlayStation Portable and Vita

It seems odd for a contemporary video game company to still be developing for older console models like the PlayStation Portable but I suppose stranger things have happened. It has just been announced through an early scan of Japan’s ‘V Jump’ magazine that a new ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ video game is set to be released this Winter for the PlayStation Portable and the PlayStation Vita. This game, titled ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Tag Force Special’, will bring together the much-loved protagonists of past and present ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ series’ for one huge battle royal. Not much regarding story has been divulged but one would assume that some sort of time and space overlap has caused all these heroes to come together to fight some greater evil…or not. Either way, I bet it’s going to be one hell of an awesome game especially because it will feature most, if not all, of the ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ cards currently in circulation. This means you’ll be able to use over seven thousand cards to construct and master your perfect deck. Specifically developed for the Portable, gamers …

Let’s Go, Buddy! Trading Card Games invade SMASH! 2014

Stand up, my Vanguard! Let’s go, Buddy! It’s time to duel! Pokemon, Go! Those were the battle-cries heard at SMASH! 2014 in Sydney at the Rosehill Gardens during the weekend’s intense Trading Card Game tournaments which wowed attendees and captivated them with the intensity of play on show from these skilled TCG players. The TCG booth as it were was decorated head to toe in the latest TCG craze, Future Card Buddyfight, the newest Card Game from Bushiroad, the people who have brought us Cardfight Vanguard and Weiss Schwartz. It was quite clear that Buddyfight was going to make quite the impact considering how heavily it was being promoted at the event. While Buddyfight did prove to be a popular new game among players at the TCG booth, it was evident that the real star of the show was Cardfight Vanguard, the clear fan favourite. The Vanguard tournament was a real barn-burner with intense battles that would cause you to break a sweat just by watching it. The participants all cardfought their hearts out and all …