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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions movie to open in Japan on April 23rd

The official Japanese Twitter for the Yu-Gi-Oh! anime announced yesterday that the franchise’s new movie addition, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, will open in Japan on April 23rd 2016.

Outside of Japan, it’s set to be released in late 2016. You can see the official English teaser trailer for the film below:

The creator of the original manga, Kazuki Takahashi, has provided the screenplay and his original character designs, and is also executive producer. Satoshi Kuwahara, of the anime’s fifth series Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal, is on board as director. And as you would hope from a return to the classic characters we know and love, the cast of the original Japanese TV series will be taking up their roles again, including:

Shunsuke Kazama as Yūgi Mutō
Kenjiro Tsuda as Seto Kaiba
Hiroki Takahashi as Katsuya Jōnōchi
Maki Saitou as Anzu Masaki
Hidehiro Kikuchi as Hiroto Honda
Rica Matsumoto as Ryō Bakura
Junko Takeuchi as Mokuba Kaiba

The film is set six months after the end of the manga, described as an “after episode” of the original TV series, and Shueisha’s Shonen Jump has teased what will take place:

In the past Yūgi Yami and Kaiba have clashed many times!! Yami Yūgi, who resides in Yūgi Mutō’s body, and Kaiba will have a duel that bets their prides and accepts each other’s mutual experience.

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