Many anime fans grew up watching shows like Pokémon, Digimon, and Yu-Gi-Oh on Saturday mornings, and grew to cherish those properties throughout their childhood. Luckily, those same fans can enjoy the latter in their adulthood, because Yu-Gi-Oh! is getting a new show very soon.
Comicbook.com is reporting that the latest issue of Weekly Shonen Jump announced the new series based on the popular card game will be release in Spring 2017 and is titled Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS. Here’s there statement, explaining some of the show’s details:
“The new Yu-Gi-Oh! series is taking after projects like Pokemon GO and Sword Art Online. The anime will feature new virtual reality duels which bring the Duel Monster game to life. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS will introduce a new technology that allows gamers to enter a virtual space where duels can be held. The show’s main character Yūsaku Fujiki will be one of the first fighters to introduce this new gaming component to fans…Mirroring previous heroes like Yugi Muto, Fujiki has previously been said to hate standing out amongst his peers. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is said to be aimed for young viewers and will teach them how to pursue their dreams without facing eventual burn-out. The lead will reportedly embody the show’s viewers with his awkward, but the show will follow the hero as he makes friends and opens himself up to the world.”
The message that the producers are trying to spread with the show is great and will always be needed, and the new dueling style sounds like it’ll be interesting to see as well. It may be hard for die-hard fans to accept another protagonist in this show, but if they like what they see, we’re sure they’ll come around.
Are you guys stoked for a new Yu-Gi-Oh! series? What else do you want to see in the show? Sound off in the comment section below, and stay posted for more lit news.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is set to debut in Spring 2017. We’ll let you know when we get an official date.