4Kids has known the fateful power of Yu-Gi-Oh! duels for years now, but never from a defensive side! That all has changed in the past few months, as various lawsuits from Nihon (NAS) and TV Tokyo split the once mighty 4Kids / Yugioh bond. Next week, the duels take a new step as ADK (Asatsu DK) hopes to wrestle control of the anime away from 4Kids. The fourth spinoff series to the franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (following Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, and Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s) will be promoted by hook or by crook in the upcoming weeks, and everyone wants a piece! It will be up to the courts to decide who can rightfully be attached to the brand.
Regardless of where you end up seeing the toon, we’ll be sure to get you caught up on the world of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal!