Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens Anime Gets Manga About Rook
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The October issue of Shueisha's V Jump magazine revealed on Friday that Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens, the new television anime for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, will get a new manga in the magazine starting in the November issue on September 19. Tasuku Sugie is drawing the manga, and Masahiro Hikokubo is writing the story. The manga is titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens: Rook! Bakuretsu Hadō Den!! (Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens: Rook! Legend of Exploding Military Rule!!). The character's name can also be romanized as "Luke."
The manga is the second manga based on the anime. Megumi Sasaki launched a comedy spinoff manga titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens: Boku no Road Gakuen (My Road Academy) in the September issue of Shueisha's Saikyō Jump magazine on August 4.
The anime premiered on TV Tokyo on April 4, and on BS-TV Tokyo on April 10. The fifth episode aired on May 2. On May 1 the anime's official website announced that the anime was suspending production due to safety concerns related to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). TV Tokyo then resumed broadcast on June 13 and aired episodes 6-9. TV Tokyo then aired new episodes starting from episode 10 on August 8.
The anime features a protagonist in elementary school for the first time in the franchise. The anime has a new "Rush Duel" rule and takes place in the future in the town of Gōha. Yūga Ōdō, a fifth-grade student, loves both inventions and dueling. His classmate Rook is a self-styled "number one duelist at Gōha 7 Elementary School." Gakuto is the school's student council president, and Romin is Yūga's classmate.
The new anime commemorates the 20th anniversary of the anime franchise. Konami had announced the series with the teasing phrase, "the history of the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series will change."
Source: V Jump October issue and magazine's website