Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions Film's New Video Previews Duel
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions film began streaming a special promotional video for Toho Cinemas on Tuesday. The video features a duel between Yugi and Kaiba from the film, but it reworks the dialogue to promote Toho Cinemas' Cinema Mileage membership service. In the video, Yugi informs Kaiba of his Cinema Mileage card, which earns him one free film screening after watching six films.
The official website previously streamed the second teaser trailer for the film.
The staff had streamed the first teaser video in Japanese and English in July.
The previously announced returning cast and characters include:
- Shunsuke Kazama as Yūgi Mutō
- Kenjiro Tsuda as Seto Kaiba
- Hidehiro Kikuchi as Hiroto Honda (Tristan Taylor)
- Hiroki Takahashi as Katsuya Jōnōchi (Joey Wheeler)
- Junko Takeuchi as Mokuba Kaiba
- Maki Saitou as Anzu Masaki (Téa Gardener)
- Rica Matsumoto as Ryō Bakura
Actor Kento Hayashi in his first voice acting role as Aigami, a mysterious boy who appeared before Yūgi and the others as they went about their usual daily life.
Kana Hanazawa as Sera, a mysterious girl who accompanies Hayashi's character Aigami.
Satoshi Hino as Mani, who travels with Aigami to perform their mission.
Kendo Kobayashi as Kudaragi
Jungle Pocket as minions of the Kudaragi Group
In December, the film sold 50,000 advance tickets on the first day that 130 theaters began selling them. The film has sold the highest number of pre-sale tickets of any Toei film.
Pre-sale tickets included a rare "Blue-Eyes Alternative White Dragon" card (an evolved version of the Blue-Eyes White Dragon used by Yūgi Mutō's rival Seto Kaiba in the film) printed specifically for the film. Only 200,000 copies were printed. 130 theaters in Japan participated in the promotion. Those who pre-order tickets starting on May 3 will receive a different as-yet unrevealed present.
Additionally, those who see the film during different weeks will also receive specific cards:
- April 23-29 - Gandora X the Dragon of Destruction card
- April 30-May 6 - Lord Gaia the Fierce Knight card
- May 7-13 - Lemon Magician Girl card
- May 14-20 - secret card
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine previously teased the film's story, which takes place six months after the end of the manga:
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.
Yu-Gi-Oh! manga creator Kazuki Takahashi is in charge of the film's script and character designs, and is also serving as chief production supervisor. Satoshi Kuwabara (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II) is directing the film.
The film will open on April 23 in Japan, and in late 2016 outside of Japan.
Source: Anime! Anime!
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