News Kazuki Takahashi Draws Yu-Gi-Oh! One-Shot Manga Ahead of The Dark Side of Dimensions Film
posted on 2016-03-14 16:49 EDT by Karen Ressler
Manga creator Kazuki Takahashi will publish a new short for his Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The two-part short will link the end of the manga with the upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions anime film. The first part will run in the 19th issue on April 11 and the second part will run in the 20th issue on April 18. The 19th issue will also bundle a Yu-Gi-Oh! card.
Weekly Shonen Jump published the original manga from 1996-2004. The new film will open on April 23 in Japan, and in late 2016 outside of Japan. Takahashi is in charge of the film's script and character designs, and is also serving as chief production supervisor.
4K Media posted the first US trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions on Monday.
The film has sold the highest number of pre-sale tickets of any Toei film. Those who see the film during different weeks will receive specific cards, such as the Lemon Magician Girl card, among others.
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.
The Japanese version of the film will feature the following returning cast and characters:
- 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
Satoshi Kuwabara (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II) is directing the film.
Thanks to ravegrl for the trailer news tip.