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Kensho Ono, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yuuna Inamura Star in Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V

posted on 2014-02-17 04:15 EST
Kids train to be pro duelists in Japanese cram schools in anime debuting April 6

The April issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine is announcing on Friday that Kensho Ono, Yoshimasa Hosoya, and Yuuna Inamura are starring in the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television anime.

Ono will play the main lead Yūya Sakaki, a second-year middle school student who loves to entertain people. Although he is small, he has been training his tough body and Action Duelist arms with weapons. His dream is to become an "Entertainment Duelist" who makes people smile.

Hosoya plays Reiji Akaba, the second-generation president of the big Leo Corporation. He is an Elite Duelist with a brilliant mind.

Inamura plays Yuzu Hiiragi, a powerful girl who was Yūya's childhood friend. Her father runs Yūshō Juku ("Game Victory Cram School"), and she trains her Duel arms with Yūya.

The story is set in Maiami City on the coast of Japan. Leon Corporation is run by its president Akaba. Thanks to the spread of the company's "Solid Vision with mass," "Action Duels" are born in Maiami City and has reached worldwide popularity.

Children look up to star-level Pro Duelists, and they learn summoning and duel styles at various large and small cram schools, including the Yūshō Juku that Yūya attends and the largest such school, Leo Duel School (LDS).

One day, Yūya ends up fighting an exhibition match with the current champion of Pro Duel world…

The original story is credited to Kazuki Takahashi and Studio Dice (Weekly Shonen Jump). Naohito Miyoshi created the original character designs, and Katsumi Ono is directing. Tsutomu Kamishiro is in charged of the series scripts. and Masahiro Higokubo crafted the duels.

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television series will premiere on April 6 on TV Tokyo and affiliated stations. There will be two specials before the anime series on March 21 and March 30. Also, Anime Japan 2014 will host a special stage event during the March 22-23 weekend in Tokyo Big Sight.

The current Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, premiered in Japan in October 2012. Konami began airing this series on The CW's Vortexx programming block in the United States in August.


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