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New Canadian Channel ToonAVision Adds Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal As its 1st Anime

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series originally aired from 2011-2014

The new Canadian television channel Toonavision revealed on Thursday that it will air the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal anime series as the first anime on the channel. The anime will air in HD on weekdays at 4:30 p.m. and on weekends at 9:00 a.m.

Toonavision launched as a free cable TV service in Canada last June. The channel is on channel 749 through Eastlink. The channel describes the series:

When aspiring duelist Yuma meets Astral, a mysterious visitor from another universe, it seems like destiny. Yuma needs Astral to teach him how to duel, and Astral needs Yuma to help him regain his memories! They would be dueling's greatest tag team…. except they don't get along! This dueling duo better get their act together quickly because ZEXAL is a whole new duel with greater challenges than ever before! Fantastic new monsters! Powerful new cards! Augmented reality-powered duel technology! Together, it takes dueling to the next level! But don't worry if you've never dueled before: As Astral walks Yuma through the basics, new viewers can follow along and learn how to duel. And for seasoned pros, there are plenty of never-before-seen strategies that they can use in real life! Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal – New Rules, New Duels!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal premiered in April 2011 and aired for 73 episodes. The Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II anime then premiered in October 2012 and also aired for 73 episodes.

Thanks to jlaking for the news tip.

Sources: ToonAVision, World Screen (Alison Skilton), Animation Magazine (Mercedes Milligan)

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