Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Anime Premieres on May 10
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's combined 21st and 22nd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is revealing on Monday that the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS television anime series will premiere in Japan on May 10 on TV Tokyo and its affiliates. The anime will air on Wednesdays at 6:25 p.m.
A new program titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Hour will also air on BS Japan starting on May 12, and will air on Fridays at 5:00 p.m. on the station.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is the sixth television anime in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. Masahiro Hosoda (Heroes ~Legend of Battle Disks~ , Nangoku Shounen Papuwa-kun) is directing the anime at GALLOP. Shin Yoshida and Ken'ichi Hara are returning from previous Yu-Gi-Oh! anime to work on series composition and character design, respectively. Masahiro Hikokubo is again handling the duel layout. Yūki Matsuoka (Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V) is serving as sound director and Shinkichi Mitsumune (Yu-Gi-Oh!) is composing the music. Hiroaki "Tommy" Tominaga (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure) is performing the theme song "With the Wind."
Shōya Ishige, a voice actor who has played minor roles in Orange and Seiren, will play the protagonist Yūsaku Fujiki.