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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 ...

4Kids unveils Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Season 1 Intro for Toonzai lineup
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4Kids unveils Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal Season 1 Intro for Toonzai lineup

It wont be long now – just a few more days until fans get their look at the new Yu-Gi-Oh! series, as 4Kids readies Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal. Set to debut on October 15th, the story is set in Heartland city, following the adventures of Yuma Tsukumo. Like the main characters in each series of the franchise, Yuma hopes to become a champion of all Duel Monsters. Certainly helps matters when he teams ...

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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 ...

4Kids preps Toonzai for September 17 Yu-Gi-Oh!, Tai Chi Chasers, Sonic
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4Kids preps Toonzai for September 17 Yu-Gi-Oh!, Tai Chi Chasers, Sonic

They’re not out yet! Despite getting hit with some serious bad news, and then worse news, in the past few months, 4Kids is still trucking along, getting ready to unveil a brand new Saturday Morning lineup on September 17th when Toonzai hits the CW4Kids network! The fall programming will include Tai Chi Chasers, Sonic X, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Dragon Ball Z Kai, and Magi-Nation. The block will also ...

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Tai Chi Chasers changes it up on Toonzai starting September 17

4Kids Entertainment will spice up their CW4Kids Toonzai Saturday Morning block with the debut of Tai Chi Chasers, an Asian co-production between Korea Broadcasting System, and Toei Animation. The 39 episode series follows the story of two conflicting races of beings – the peaceful Tigeroids, and the dangerous Dragonoids in an alternate universe. Rai, a member of the Tigeroids gets caught ...

4Kids and P&R roar with Dinosaur King
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4Kids and P&R roar with Dinosaur King

There might still be a messy legal battle with Yu-Gi-Oh!, not to mention the whole filing for bankruptcy thing, but 4Kids is still kicking! To prove there’s still some might in their step, the company recently signed a deal with P & R to spread the fun of Dinosaur King around the world. The deal includes a number of Dinosaur King branded products, from stickers to books to candy and ...

Al Kahn moves from 4Kids to Baby Genius
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Al Kahn moves from 4Kids to Baby Genius

The former CEO of 4Kids Entertainment didn’t stay retired long. Al Kahn moves from running the Toonzai network to serving as an exclusive consultant for Pacific Entertainment’s Baby Genius. After leaving 4kids in January of 2011, Kahn dodged a number of woes to recently fall upon the company; 4Kids filing for bankruptcy and a messy legal battle over the Yu-Gi-Oh! brand. Now, Kahn ...

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, ...

4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
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4Kids files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

From Fox Kids to Fox Box to 4Kids TV to Toonzai to… Chapter 11? The path 4Kids has traveled over the past few years has not always been kind to the animation giant. Now, after a series of lows including the loss of TMNT and Winx Club, the chaos of Chaotic, and the recent lawsuit and legal trouble with Yu-Gi-Oh!, 4Kids is now filing for bankruptcy under chapter 11. While it sounds scary, ...

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