Animate’s new Yu-Gi-Oh! apparel collection will make fans and duelists look as cool as the franchise’s iconic monsters.
According to Comic Natalie, the clothing line features multiple items such as T-shirts, stadium jackets and hoodies, and the designs are inspired by classic monsters such as Dark Magician Girl and Blue-Eyes White Dragon. The pieces also pay homage to fan-favorite characters Yami Yugi (aka Atem) and Seto Kaiba. With prices ranging from 1650 yen (approximately $12) to 10,780 yen (roughly $78), the new Yu-Gi-Oh! the collection is available for preorder on Animate’s website until July 23rd. Shipping will begin towards the end of September.
Based on the iconic manga by the late Kazuki Takahashi, the Yu-Gi-Oh! series by Gallop initially aired from April 2000 to September 2004, becoming a cornerstone anime of the early 2000s and kicking off a massive multimedia franchise. Along with multiple spin-offs and sequels, the franchise includes a myriad of novelizations, guidebooks and video games. for example, Yu-Gi-Oh! Dueling Masters, a free-to-play title, dropped in January 2022 and is playable on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and mobile devices. The game allows fans to play Duel Monsters digitally and collect cards.
How Yu-Gi-Oh! Is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary
The multimedia franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, with several special cards getting released for the official trading card game to commemorate the milestone. Notably, the new KaibaCorp Ultra Rare Blue-Eyes White Dragon features Yugi’s main rival standing before his signature monster while the powerful beast spreads its massive wings in the background.
The Reprinted Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Contain Errors
However, unfortunately, the reprinted cards have featured multiple misprints and errors, including parts appearing in different languages, frustrating many fans and consumers. Moreover, the celebratory re-releases have predominately been for more recent additions to the official trading card game. While the 25th Anniversary Legendary Collection will contain six classic booster packs, many are hoping for reprints of even older cards.
Takahashi’s story focuses on high school student Yugi Muto, who lives in a gaming shop with his grandpa. After completing the Millennium Puzzle, he awakens the magical item’s long-dormant spirit, which is eventually revealed to be a powerful Egyptian Pharaoh. Working together, the duo master the trading card game Duel monsters, defeat other skilled duelists, discover the secrets of the Pharaoh’s past and save the world multiple times.
the Yu-Gi-Oh! the anime is available to stream on Crunchyroll and Netflix, and the manga is distributed in North America by VIZ Media.
Source: Comic Natalie, via Crunchyroll