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Duel Masters Versus Revolution TV Anime to Premiere in April

posted on by Egan Loo
Katta Kirifuda returns & faces new enemy in mysterious theme park

The official website for the ongoing Duel Masters Versus television anime announced on Saturday that the new Duel Masters VS R (Duel Masters Versus Revolution) anime will begin airing in April. The website is streaming a teaser video for the next anime based on Shogakukan and Wizards of the Coast's Duel Masters trading card game (TCG) franchise:

Narrator and Text: In 2015, a revolution will occur in Duel Masters?
Narrator and Text: A theme park of mysteries that suddenly appeared!?
Narrator and Text: Appearing before Katta Kirifuda…
Narrator and Text: A new enemy attacks…!
Narrator and Text: That Fang begins invading the Duel Masters…!?
Narrator and Text: What do you do!!? Katta Kirifuda!!!!
Katta: It's an exploding duel revolution!!
Katta: Duel Masters Versus Revolution
Katta: A revolution begins in April 2015!

Katta Kirifuda, the younger brother of the previous franchise lead Shōbu Kirifuda, has been starring in the various television anime since 2011's Duel Masters Victory. His name is pronounced the same way as the Japanese phrase for "the trump card won the game."

In Japan, Duel Masters has already spawned 11 television anime series since 1999: the first Duel Masters anime, Duel Masters Charge, Shinseiki Duel Masters Flash, Zero Duel Masters, Duel Masters Zero, Duel Masters Cross, Duel Masters Cross Shock, Duel Masters Victory, Duel Masters Victory V, Duel Masters Victory V3, and Duel Masters VS (Duel Masters Versus). The Cartoon Network ran the first anime series in the United States, but none of the later anime came to North America.

Hasbro confirmed in 2012 that it has no future plans to release the Japanese Duel Masters manga and anime in the United States. It relaunched the franchise in the country in 2011 with the Kaijudo TCG. To support the game, Hasbro Studios produced an animated series called Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters in the United States. However, Hasbro cancelled the Kaijudo TCG last year.

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