It has finally been confirmed, Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Side of Dimensions Film will be slated for release in theaters outside of Japan early next year.
The long awaited film is cited to be an original story written by Kazuki Takahashi which will take place approximately six months after the end of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters manga. Among other things it will feature redesigns for both legendary monsters The Dark Magician and the Blue Eyes White Dragon.
In the past Yūgi Yami and Kaiba have clashed many times!! Yami Yugi, who resides in Yugi Muto’s body, and Kaiba will have a duel that bets their prides and accepts each other’s mutual experience.Film's story tease as by Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump
The film itself is scheduled for release on April 23rd 2016, just a short few weeks from now, to theaters in Japan. The Japanese cast has long been announced for the beloved characters with whom most of us started this card game adventure:
- 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
The film will also introduce a few new characters who will no doubt be bringing new challenges into the lives of Yūgi and his friends.
- Kento Hayashi as Aigami
- Kana Hanazawa as Sera
- Satoshi Hino as Mani
- Kendo Kobayashi as Kudaragi
From Left to right: Kudaragi, Mani, Sera, Aigami
Yu-gi-oh! Dark Side of Dimensions marks the reappearance of Yūgi and friends from the original Duel Monsters (2000) series. It is the third theatrical release of the series alongside Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time (2010) and Yu-Gi-Oh the Movie: Pyramid of Light (2004).
The Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise has seen a lot of success over the years as an anime, manga and real life card game and it’s no wonder why. The series was one of the first to have viewers believe that there could be more to a children’s game, continuing to build on that to this day with its latest installment Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
For those of you in Japan this nostalgic adventure is only a few weeks away from the big screen. For the rest of us westerners, our sights are set on early 2017. Until then, I for one have already dusted off my deck and game mat because, in the immortal words of the immortal pharaoh Atem himself, IT’S TIME TO DUEL!!