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Contest Giveaway Launched for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters 15th Anniversary

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters TV anime will be celebrating its 15th anniversary, and they plan to make the celebrations extra special by launching a “jackpot”-style prize giveaway starting next month. The nifty prizes one can expect to win, should he or she be lucky enough, include the following: An original illustration autographed by Yu-Gi-Oh! manga author Kazuki Takahashi (1 prize) An entire ...

Monsuno Premieres on TV Tokyo
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Monsuno Premieres on TV Tokyo

Pacific Animation Partners has recently announced that Monsuno, their new action animated series created as a joint venture with JAKKS Pacific and Dentsu Entertainment USA, will be premiering on Japan’s TV Tokyo in October this year. ...

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BakuTech! Bakugan brawls in Japan

BakuTech! Bakugan is a brand new Bakugan anime series currently airing in Japan. The 5 minute series airs every Saturday on TV Tokyo in the Ohacoro Up! block alongside A Penguin’s Troubles, Hyper Yo-Yo Kingdom, and Keshikasu-kun. The first episode, entitled Critical K.O., sees Harubaru and his Flare Dragaon save a kid named Tatsuma from getting hit by a car. Now with a soon to be sidekick ...

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Duel Masters Victory V takes Japan this weekend

Are you hyped for the premiere of Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters on The Hub this June? Well, that’s not the only Duel Masters fun the world will be seeing this year. TV Tokyo, ShoPro, and Takara Tomy have jointly announced that a brand new Japanese Duel Masters series, Victory V, will begin broadcast this Saturday at 8:30AM JST. The series is a sequel to last year’s Duel Masters ...

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4Kids and TV Tokyo Finally Settle Dispute Over Yu-Gi-Oh License

Global Children’s Entertainment and Merchandise Licensing company 4Kids Entertainment, Inc., and Asatsu DK Inc and TV Tokyo have jointly announced that they have finally reached a settlement of the lawsuit ADK and TV Tokyo originally brought against 4Kids regarding the license of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Property. The lawsuit was originally filed against 4Kids last year after TV Tokyo (licensors of the ...

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Little Battlers eXperience Boosts onto PSP

Level-5’s robot battling franchise, The Little Battlers eXperience has created big business for the Japanese video game publisher. The franchise spawns a hit anime series, a video game on PSP that’s at 300,000 units and counting, a toyline that has amassed more than 1.5 million units in sales, card games, arcade games, and more. So it should come to no surprise that more LBX is on ...

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal evolves on 4Kids Toonzai starting October 15th

Despite an ongoing legal dispute with Japanese partners, 4Kids Entertainment has decided to continue on with production of the English version of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal. The series will air on the company’s CW4Kids Toonzai block, with a global debut set for 2012. The series will be the focal point of the company’s showcase at this year’s MIPCOM. There will be 52 episodes of the series ...

Dentsu brings Little Battlers eXperience (LBX) and Danball Senki to US
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Dentsu brings Little Battlers eXperience (LBX) and Danball Senki to US

The Little Battlers eXperience isn’t so little in Japan. In fact, it’s grown so large, it’s spread over toy lines, video games, manga, and animation. And now, the LBX could be heading across the seas and around the world, as Dentsu Entertainment looks for deals in North America and South America. Known primarily in Japan as Danball Senki, LBX is produced by Level-5, TV ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game turns 10
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game turns 10

Sure, there’s a whole on-going legal nightmare with 4Kids, TV Tokyo Corporation and Nihon Ad Systems – but that wont stop the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise from moving forward! Especially as the mighty Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game reaches it’s 10th anniversary! That’s right, we’re talking ten years for Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, and there’s already big plans in motion. Konami ...

4Kids deals Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL their way
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4Kids deals Yu-Gi-Oh ZEXAL their way

In the ongoing battle between 4Kids and Yu-Gi-Oh! (specifically, TV Tokyo Corporation and Nihon Ad Systems, Inc.) the courts apparently haven’t reached a final decision just yet. The popular anime property has been wavering back and forth between owners, and NAS recently tried to take full control, once and for all. But the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has ...

Yuma gets ready to Duel on Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
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Yuma gets ready to Duel on Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal

In the future, Augmented Reality Duels are all the rage across the Heartland, using D-Gazers and D-Pads to produce Super-Charged Monster Duels. Chief amongst them is Yuma Tsukumo (sorta like this era’s Yugi). When Yuma meets up with Astral, he is set on a quest to find the 99 Numbers Cards, which introduce Number Monsters. So where does this leave Yuma in his duels with others, like ...

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal to 4Kids: Time to Duel!
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal to 4Kids: Time to Duel!

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, ...

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