A brand new anime series in the long-running Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is prepared to duel.
The official Yu-Gi-Oh! Twitter account posted a teaser visual, giving card game fans a first look at the series’ colorful characters and new monsters. Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!! is set to premiere in April 2022 and will, for the first time in the franchise’s history, feature an alien as the main protagonist.
The story will follow Yudias, an alien from the planet Belgar. He travels to Earth to find Rush Duel, which he hopes will help him and his friends find a promising future after they were forced out of their home star system. However, when he arrives on Earth, Yudias encounters siblings Yuama and Yūhi, who are part of a group that gets rid of aliens.
Bridge, the studio behind the previous series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens, is producing Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!! with Nobuhiro Kondo (Muhyo & Roji’s Bureau of Supernatural Investigation) serving as director and Naoto Hashimoto (Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie) serving as assistant director. Toshimitsu Takeuchi is overseeing series composition, Hiroshi Yamamoto (Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens) is the sound director and Kazuko Tadano and Hiromi Matsushita are designing the characters. Masahiro Hikokubo is in charge of duel layout.
Several members of the voice cast have been revealed. This includes Arthur Lounsbery as Yudias, Takuya Eguchi (Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train) as Zwijo, Koko Fukushima as Yuama and Toshiki Kumagai as Yūhi.
The original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga by Kazuki Takahashi was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from September 1996 to March 2004. Since then, Yu-Gi-Oh! has transformed into a massive multimedia franchise that includes a wealth of manga and anime series, tie-in films, video games, books and a trading card game.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!! isn’t the only official development in the franchise that was recently announced to the delight of fans: a pillow version of the iconic duel disk is now available to purchase at the Kaiba Corporation Shop and Yu-Gi-Oh! MASTER DUEL, a new game that will allow users to play the popular trading card game digitally, is scheduled for release this winter.
While fans will have to wait until next year to see Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush!!, other anime entries in the franchise are available to stream on Hulu, Crunchyroll and Netflix.
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