Move over, King of Games–there’s a new duelist in town, and his name is Yūsaku Fujiki.
The newest anime in the franchise that began with Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga will be coming in spring 2017. According to an official press release, the theme of the new anime–which is the sixth series in the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise–is “Let’s take one step forward and give it a try!”
The new anime will feature new protagonist Yūsaku Fujiki, a boy who hates standing out more than anything, and luckily for him, he doesn’t stand out at school at all. However, he starts meeting new people through the Duel Monsters card game.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V is currently broadcasting in Japan, as well as in the United States and Australia. The film based on the first season of the anime–Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS–will premiere in the United States and Canada on January 27, 2017, in Australia on February 2, in Italy on March 10, and in Germany on March 12. If you’re just too excited for the movie, read our interview with the Japanese voice actor of Seto Kaiba as he talks about his involvement with the series and the content of the movie.
[Update: This article initially noted that the anime would be coming in July. This was incorrect, and has been fixed.]