This is certainly a bit of a surprise (to me anyway). The latest film in the Yu-Gi-Oh! series, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, is actually slated to hit movie theaters in the United States and Canada. While the release is a limited one, its still an impressive feat by Screenvision Media and 4K Media.
The release for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions currently includes 500 theaters across Canada and the US which are set to air the film started January 20 next year (2017). Details about the release including a list of participating theaters will be released later this year, the official page reading “Specific ticketing information will be announced this Winter.”
The official page provides a summary about what to expect from the Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions:
In “Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS,” 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. A decade in the making, “Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS” features new designs and an all-new story from the original creator of the global phenomenon, Kazuki Takahashi. His masterful tale features anime’s most beloved characters in their long-awaited return: Yugi Muto, Seto Kaiba and their faithful friends Joey Wheeler, Tristan Taylor, Téa Gardner and Bakura. It’s the most highly anticipated re-YU-nion ever!”
“Fans of the iconic ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ series have been anxiously awaiting the release of ‘Yu-Gi-Oh! THE DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS’ in the U.S. and Canada, and we are delighted to have the exclusive opportunity to share it with them through this special theatrical engagement,” said Darryl Schaffer, Executive Vice President, Operations and Exhibitor Relations, Screenvision Media. “Our robust exhibitor network and storytelling capabilities before, during and after the movies promise to maximize the impact of this exciting launch for both 4K Media and moviegoers alike.”