Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Anime Premieres on May 10

posted on 2017-04-20 07:00 EDT 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.

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