2017 Duel Masters Anime Premieres on April 2

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda

The March issue of Shogakukan's Coro Coro Comics magazine revealed on Wednesday that the next anime installment in the Duel Masters franchise — simply titled Duel Masters — will premiere on April 2 at 8:30 a.m. on TV Tokyo networks nationwide.

The website began streaming a trailer for the new series last month. The video introduces the new protagonist, Joe Kirifuda, [Highlight white text to read spoilers] the son of the previous protagonist Katta Kirifuda. It also features an advertisement for the currently airing Duel Masters VSRF anime, where Joe appears at a younger age.

Yumiko Kobayashi, who played both of the previous Duel Masters protagonists, is voicing Joe. Setsuji Satoh (Duel Masters VS R's Naretarō Mina) will play Decky, Joe's companion who holds a secret power, and Toshiyuki Toyonaga (Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters' Rei Katsura) will play Kira, Joe's rival and best friend.

In the new series' story, the balance of the Creature World is starting to crumble. A talking deck case named Decky comes to the human world to search for a Duel Master to preserve equilibrium. There he sees Joe's power to create creatures.

A new manga series (pictured at right) also titled Duel Masters premiered in the same issue of Coro Coro Comics on Wednesday.

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