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Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V Anime's 1st Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Egan Loo
Next spring's "5th" anime series to feature new protagoinist Yūya Sakaki

The official website for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television anime series began streaming a promotional video on Saturday. The same video debuted at this weekend's Jump Festa event. The anime will feature a new protagonist, Yūya Sakaki, as "the curtains rise on a Duel revolution!!"

(To turn off the scrolling comments, select the word balloon icon on the bottom right corner of the video.)

The video begins by introducing the four previous series (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) before introducing this fifth Yu-Gi-Oh! project. (The very first Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime from Toei Animation and TV Asahi in 1998 is often not grouped with the others, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II sequel is combined with the first Zexal series.)

The narrator then proclaims, "And so, history advances to a new stage... Ladies and gentlemen, 2014 is the year of the entrance of a new star! His name? Yūya Sakaki!"

The television series will premiere next spring on TV Tokyo and affiliated stations.

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.

Image © Kazuki Takahashi Studio Dice/Shueisha, TV Tokyo, NAS

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