Yu-Gi-Oh! Film Scheduled For 2016, Focuses on Yūgi, Kaiba
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
The third issue of 2015 of Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the upcoming new Yu-Gi-Oh! film will premiere in 2016 — 20 years after Kazuki Takahashi began his original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga in the same magazine. The film will focus on first series protagonist Yūgi Mutō and his rival Seto Kaiba. The magazine notes that the film will have a completely original story. The Jump Festa 2015 event will also host an announcement event for the film.
The issue also describes the film as follows:
In the past Yūgi Yami and Kaiba have clashed many times!! Yami Yūgi, who resides in Yūgi Mutō's body, and Kaiba will have a duel that bets their prides and accepts each other's mutual experience.
In addition, the issue reveals that the 2000 Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series will be re-mastered, also in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The re-run will re-master certain famous battles, such as Jonochi (Joey) vs Marik and Yūgi vs Kaiba. The re-mastered program will premiere on February 7, 2015 on TV Tokyo and other related channels.
International distributor 4K Media Inc. announced in June that a new Yu-Gi-Oh! movie is in development in Japan. Kristen Gray, 4K Media Inc. senior vice president, commented, “We're thrilled to bring the Yu-Gi-Oh! characters back to theater screens for their enthusiastic fan base.”
4K Media was shopping for a distributor for all territories outside of Asia, and promoted the card game and anime franchise at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.
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