Yu-Gi-Oh!, unlike many Trading Card Games of late, has withstood the test of time. Originally appearing within the pages of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump back in the later months of 1996, Yu-Gi-Oh! has continued long into the new age, albeit with every new iteration spearheaded by someone other than it’s original creator Kazuki Takahashi, who moved on from it quite some time ago.
As time continued to move ever forward, more and more Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime and Manga were produced alongside that of the actual Trading Card Game, the cards of which can be found almost everywhere around the world. Yu-Gi-Oh!, like Dragon Ball Z or Pokemon, is a worldwide phenomenon that simply will never end, and yesterday that was confirmed thanks to the series’ official Twitter account which revealed that, in 2017, Yu-Gi-Oh! will return in a brand-new Anime series.
So far unnamed, the sixth Yu-Gi-Oh! series will follow the life and times of a young Duelist named Yusaku Fujiki; a somewhat shy boy who wishes to be as far removed from the spotlight as possible, but with a hairdo like the one he’s currently sporting…I’m not sure it’s going to be that easy. Across the series’ story he learns to embrace attention, as he moves forward in an attempt to fulfil his life’s dream. Whatever that may be.
This particular iteration of Yu-Gi-Oh! will run with a theme revolving around accomplishing one’s dreams. Specifically, it will attempt to inspire girls and boys who, thanks to the modern era’s distinct ability to crush the whimsicality of young minds, have given up on what makes them truly happy.
Unfortunately you’ll be waiting until the Spring of 2017 to even catch a glimpse of the new series, that’s when it is planned to air across Japan. Chances are though, some Western digital distributor will pick it up for a legal release. It IS Yu-Gi-Oh! after all. Until then, enjoy the eccentric hairstyle of out new protagonist as we wait for more information of the series to be disclosed.