Toei Releases YU-GI-OH!: THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS Images
The YU-GI-OH! franchise celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2016 with a new anime feature film, YU-GI-OH!: THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS (遊☆戯☆王 THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS). A decade in the making, the long-awaited movie features new designs and an all-new story from Kazuki Takahashi, creator of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga.
YU-GI-OH!: THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS will be released theatrically in Japan during the Golden Week holiday (spring 2016).
Back to the stage of battle!
Long ago, when the pyramids were still young, Egyptian kings played a game of great and terrible power. These Shadow Games erupted into a war that threatened to destroy the entire world — until a brave and resourceful Pharaoh locked the magic away, imprisoning it within the mystical Millennium Items.
Centuries later, a boy named Yugi Muto unlocks the secret of the Millennium Puzzle. Infused with ancient magical energies, he summons forth the spirit of the Pharaoh from eons ago, for destiny has chosen him to defend the world from the return of the Shadow Games.
Teamed with an eclectic group of loyal friends against an extraordinary array of formidable foes, Yugi and the Pharaoh together battle to defeat forces of unimaginable evil. They ultimately succeed and prevent the world from plunging into darkness forever.
With their mission complete, Yugi and the Pharaoh hold one final match against each other to determine whether Yugi is capable of standing alone without the Pharaoh’s help. When the ritual duel of destiny ends with the Pharaoh’s defeat, the magical Millennium Items are buried deep beneath the Egyptian sands and the Pharaoh’s soul returns to whence it came.
And thus the story came to an end. Until now.
The stakes have never been higher; the rivalries never as fierce; the risks never so great. One wrong move — one card short — and it’s game over for good.
Japanese Release Date: Golden Week, 2016
Yugi Muto: Shunsuke Kazama
Seto Kaiba: Kenjiro Tsuda
Original Screenplay, Character Design and Executive Producer: Kazuki Takahashi
Director: Satoshi Kuwahara
Animation Production: Studio Dice
Production: “Yu-Gi-Oh” Movie Production Committee (Nihon Ad Systems, TV Tokyo, 4K Media)
Theatrical Distributor: Toei
© Kazuki Takahashi ・ Studio Dice/ 2016 “Yu-Gi-Oh” Movie Production Committee
About Toei Company, Ltd.
Established in 1951, Toei Company is not only producing and distributing films, but it is also one of the major exhibitors in Japan. The company owns two film studios located in Tokyo and Kyoto. The films produced cover wide range of genres, exceeding 20,000 titles.