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New Series of Yu-Gi-Oh! Announced [Update Dec 13]

by dtshyk
Dec 8, 2010 11:49 PM | 71 Comments
According to Weekly Shonen Jump, a new series of Yu-Gi-Oh! will be announced at a special rerun of Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time to be held on February 20th.

Source: Scan of WSJ

Updated on December 13th
Title: Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
Airing: April 11, 2011
Staff
Director: Kuwahara Satoshi ("Black Jack (2004)")
Series Compositin: Yoshida Shin ("Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's")
Original Character Design: Takahashi Kazuki
Character Design: Takaya Hirotoshi ("Kekkaishi")

Source: Scan of WSJ

20 of 71 Comments Recent Comments

this was surprisingly fun

Oct 18, 2012 10:48 PM by Z-flame

Does this mean that Zexal had to be the first to feature Augmented Reality??

Jul 24, 2012 2:02 AM by mangafreakZX

I hate how they have to explain how to play the game.

Apr 15, 2011 4:52 PM by Ezzy

Thank you God, but I think Yu-Gi-Oh! will never die.

It'll be the same as Pokemon or Digimon, when a show is gonna end a new show will replace that :D

Anyway, the artwork that time is odd ._., it's more to GX than for 5D's.
I think the "masterpiece" of 5D's will die, we'll have again a "teen show". Perhaps the word "teen" sounds like "childish" to me. But his monster ((Was that a monster?)) seems like a phantom. Maybe that time we'll have a "Casper Show" witha stupid snot guy shaking with fear of that. =/

I do not expect anything good from Zexal

Dec 25, 2010 9:17 AM by ReinhardVonMusel

Another line of Yu Gi Oh, I kinda saw this coming since Pokemon Best Wishes came. The one thing I don't understand is why keep making new series which we know may or not suck ass. I'm watching best wishes not because i want to but im fan since i was a kid, the good old days of the first generation pokemon. I do like the 2nd and 3rd but the 1st is always my favorite. Yu Gi Oh is also my favorite i still have the 1st generation cards and the battle city cards as while. I enjoy the first season of Yu Gi Oh, I really did like GX so i didnt watch it ubt for some reason i saw it any ways knowing it may suck but it cool seeing Kiba and Yugi again. 5D's is okay a little better then GX if you ask me. The movie that all 3 main heros from there arc join forces to save the world, I havnt see the movie yet and having a hard time looking for the sub version. Ok im going off topic here lol. Now im seeing another yu gi oh coming out next year around April, that is telling us that 5D's maybe going to end around the last few months until April, I also see members here enjoying 5D's. All I would like to know is what new strange way of dueling they are going to come up next in this another new arc

Dec 20, 2010 11:05 PM by Kilz

Fai said:
HaloX5 said:
It seems that only the Original Yu-Gi-Oh! Series, got the privelage of being fully dubbed.


correction.


The Atem saga episodes would like to have a word with you.

The last season of the original series was dubbed way after they started showing GX. As when GX started they pretty much stopped and jumped to GX.


My apologies then. I didn't know that.
Okay so they did ditch GX, I know a lot of people don't care for that series, maybe that's why they left it. Who knows they may go back to it. Hopefully they won't drop 5D's as well though.
Though they are dubbing the "Bonds Beyond Time" Movie. Though for something thats that short could hardly be considered a Movie, it's more like an OVA or something.

Dec 17, 2010 4:05 PM by Evasion-Finalist

I have to admit that I'm interested in the new Excess monsters, the way they're summoned and how they work, but I certainly hope that they won't make them too overpowered so that they won't completely replace Synchro and Fusion the moment they're released.

It doesn't look that way though, the only part I'm concerned about is the overlay system, since it means that you have to use five to seven different blasting effects at worst in order to get rid of one, and you don't get rid of them with summoning negation. From what I've read thus far, zapping an Excess monster piece by piece weakens it and hence makes it easier to kill and using a Warning or something whacks all the overlay monsters and more or less gets rid of the potentially annoying effects they may or may not have, but it still worries me.

If these are gonna get common in the card game after release I'm gonna start maining Black Horn of Heaven - seriously.

But, that remains to be seen. More information and a couple of episodes of YGO Zexal and we'll find out. I'm sure it'll end up to be another interesting aspect to the game in both the anime and the OCG/TCG.

Dec 17, 2010 1:27 AM by HeVi

HaloX5 said:
It seems that only the Original Yu-Gi-Oh! Series, got the privelage of being fully dubbed.


correction.


The Atem saga episodes would like to have a word with you.

The last season of the original series was dubbed way after they started showing GX. As when GX started they pretty much stopped and jumped to GX.

Dec 16, 2010 11:46 PM by Fai

Eww the new character design!

Yusei and everyone else is better. 5Ds is like badass in card games

Dec 16, 2010 9:59 PM by Rand0mless

malvarez1 said:
Too bad, I like 5Ds. It totally beats GX. Anyway, so far I am not digging the designs of Zexal.

@HaloX5: Ugh, I hope not. It was bad enough they dropped GX.


Surely you can see it Malvarez. I mean they dropped GX when they only had to what? Dub like 25 Episodes? I mean I dont see why they didnt finish. Since they already dubbed the previous 155 (Oh my bad it was 154 wasnt it. Since they didnt bother to dub the last episode of Season 3 >_>).
4KIDS are all about the money. They think "Oh a new YGO! This one will make more money, so let's stop dubbing this thing and move onto this one". I mean remember the stunt they pulled with Pokemon? Firing all the voice actors because they wanted to pay less money... Or was it a Company Rights switch? I forget.
The Company speaks for itself. I dont even think I need to say this.

Dec 16, 2010 5:05 PM by Evasion-Finalist

biakudryavka said:
The first Yu-gi-oh series was good, but c'mon, there is no need of a new anime of it.

The only point we need more seriesis the card game... if it dosent have Anime we don't get more card. only form the manga (Gx,5d's) so we need somting to get card.

The main character look like: Yusei,Atem and Judai is....*He hit him self because he think yaoi scan..*..

But i like the new summon mode:
"An Excess Summon can be conducted when there are two or more monsters of the same Level on the field. Those monsters can be used as Material Monsters to Summon an Excess Monster whose Level is equal to the combined Levels of the monsters on the field.

Material Monsters are not sent to the Graveyard. Instead, they are used as overlay."

Dec 16, 2010 12:45 AM by Haou-Judai

Too bad, I like 5Ds. It totally beats GX. Anyway, so far I am not digging the designs of Zexal.

@HaloX5: Ugh, I hope not. It was bad enough they dropped GX.

Dec 15, 2010 4:25 PM by malvarez1

Baby_Naruto said:
4Kids or FUNimation will be english dubbing this new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.


You know what that means. To people who like watching Yu-Gi-Oh! Dubbed. Will probably be forced to watch it in Japanese due to the fact 4KIDS will drop 5D's like a ton of bricks and fly to ZEXAL like moths to a flame. Which really bugs me you know, I mean what's the point of dubbing something if you aren't going to finish it. (I'm not bothered though. I just don't see any point in it though). The same will happen to ZEXAL as well, if they make a new series after that. It seems that only the Original Yu-Gi-Oh! Series, got the privelage of being fully dubbed.

Dec 15, 2010 5:56 AM by Evasion-Finalist

I was hoping 5D's would continue. GX reached 180 episodes which did not had any potential & 5D's that has, will end around episode 154? Lame.

The new series seem to return to the standards of GX, which I hated.

Dec 14, 2010 5:00 PM by MillaMaxwell

blt071289 said:
yugioh is the shit anybody that says otherwise doesn't know what they are missing.
And there goes people who only know how to critique anime by their flaws and not by their strengths... *sigh* Whenever a series gets so popular, so many haters appear. lol ^_^

Dec 14, 2010 2:35 PM by VerneJules

yugioh is the shit anybody that says otherwise doesn't know what they are missing.

Dec 14, 2010 7:28 AM by blt071289

Yehey!!! NEW Yu-Gi-Oh! SERIES!!!! (O_O)

Really, Yu-gi-oh! is now becoming like Gundam! (having many series) ^_^

Dec 13, 2010 11:39 PM by VerneJules

I can only imagine the evil things 4kids might possibly do when it dubs it.

It's starting to seem like each series is lasting less and less episodes too.

Please give me a Jack Atlus cameo to make me feel better about this. D:

Dec 13, 2010 10:49 PM by soulless4now

I Do Not Like this new Character design. Its too much of a rip-off of Yusei.

Dec 13, 2010 8:28 PM by Winley

4Kids or FUNimation will be english dubbing this new Yu-Gi-Oh! anime.

Dec 13, 2010 8:20 PM by Toddler_Naruto

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