Ryō Kitamura, Shuuto Miyazaki, Ryō Matsuda Perform Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V's New Opening Theme

posted on 2016-02-08 07:15 EST
New 3-man vocal unit consisting of actors performs song debuting in April

Japanese entertainment news website Comic Natalie revealed on Monday that the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television anime series will receive a new opening theme song in April.

A three-man unit consisting of actors Ryō Kitamura (pictured below, at left), Shuuto Miyazaki (pictured below, in center), and Ryō Matsuda (pictured below, at right) will perform the song titled "Kibō no Hikari" (Light of Hope). Hyadain (Nichijou - My Ordinary Life, Toriko, Kuroko's Basketball), also known as Ken'ichi Maeyamada, is producing the song.

Although the three are signed to different talent agencies, they are all affiliated with the Japan 2.5-Dimensional Musical Association. Additionally, Kitamura and Miyazaki appeared together in the Yowamushi Pedal Inter High Chapter: The Second Order stage play in March 2014 as Jinpachi Tōdō and Hayato Shinkai, respectively.

The Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V anime, the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series inspired by Kazuki Takahashi's original manga, premiered in Japan in April 2014. The series premiered in Canada last August and is slated to debut in Australia at a later date.

The series will premiere in the United States on the Nicktoons channel later this month.

Viz Media began publishing Naohito Miyoshi's Yu-Gi-Oh Arc-V manga series last August in its digital English edition of Shonen Jump. The manga debuted in Japan last August in Shueisha's V Jump magazine.

The story is set in Maiami City on the coast of Japan. Yūya is a second-year middle school student who loves to entertain people. Although he is small, he has been training his tough body and Action Duelist arms with weapons. His dream is to become an "Entertainment Duelist" who makes people smile. One day, Yūya ends up fighting an exhibition match with the current champion of Pro Duel world.

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