News 4Kids Subtitles Yu-Gi-Oh! #13 in English for 1st Time
posted on 2009-08-05 10:30 EDT
The North American television licensing and distribution company 4Kids TV has posted an English-subtitled "test" version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters episode 13 on the YouTube website on Monday. This is the first full Yu-Gi-Oh! episode to have official English subtitles added since the English-subtitled DVDs ended production after 12 episodes in 2004. Episode 13 is available with directly encoded "hard" subtitles or with switchable "soft" subtitles. (In the linked video, select the menu icon in the bottom right corner of the video window and select "CC.") 4Kids has since added optional English subtitles to episode 14 as well. The episodes are viewable worldwide except in Asia.
4Kids is promising to offer episodes of Sonic X and Yu-Gi-Oh! with English subtitles and "without any content edits." The company already posted Yu-Gi-Oh! episodes in the original Japanese as well as a "work-in-progress" Sonic X video clip with English subtitles.