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New 'Yu-Gi-Oh!' Movie Release Date Annouced: 2016 Marks 20th Anniversary

By Thomas Swan t.swan@classicalite.com on May 06, 2015 11:04 AM EDT

Next year, 2016, will be the 20th anniversary of one of the best manga series ever produced, Yu-Gi-Oh! To celebrate, 4K Media has announced a new feature film that will air in Japan in 2016. The new film, currently titled Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Movie will feature an original story depicting a duel between Yugi and Kaiba (Big surprise, I know).

When the film will make its way to the United States is anyone's guess. To go along with the film, the original anime series is being remastered as well. It will be odd to think that a new product will be made, and it might not ever feature American actor Dan Green as the voice of Yugi Moto. Though Yu-Gi-Oh! is Japanese in origin, there is no possible way that the Japanese actors who portrayed Yugi and Seto Kaiba could possibly top their American counterparts.

Though it was a secondary part in the manga, the Duel Monsters aspect of the story is what people caught onto most and it was, in my view, the Duel Monsters aspect easily the most enjoyable aspect of the story. Possessed by a one-time pharaoh Yami, who has lost his memory, Yugi and Yami must work together to find out what happened. They battle evil and win at Duel Monsters in an effort to help Yami remember who he is and help Yugi fullfil his destiny.

So, as we look forward to the new movie and hope against hope that it gets brought over to America, there is still a whole wealth of Yugi that we can and will continue to enjoy. Yugi may be 20 but he has in no way lost his appeal.

What do you think? Are you eagerly anticipating a new Yu-Gi-Oh movie?

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TagsYu-Gi-Oh, Yugi Moto, 20th Anniversary, film, Duel Monsters, Seto Kaiba, Dan Green, Eric Stuart

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