April 4th, 2020 —
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Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS is the seventh Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series and the sixth main spin-off series. It began airing on April 4th 2020. An English dub release has not yet been announced, but Darren Dunstan confirmed that the series would be beginning development in early 2021 during a reunion panel with the English cast of Yu-Gi-Oh!.
The series stars Yuga Ohdo as the main protagonist. As with the previous spin-off series 5D's, ARC-V, and VRAINS, SEVENS introduces and focuses on a new type of Dueling: Rush Duel. As with the previous four spin-off series (5D's, ZEXAL, ARC-V and VRAINS), SEVENS introduces a new type of Summoning: Maximum Summoning, though in comparison to the previous series it is thus far comparatively rare and was only introduced at the climax of the Maximum arc.
The opening theme is "Nanananananana" (ナナナナナナナ) by Yusuke Saeki (佐伯ユウスケ), also known as SAEKI YouthK.
Yuga is a fifth-grader who attends Goha 7th Elementary and develops inventions every day that he calls "Roads". Yuga, who thinks the way Duels are run by adults are way too rigid and uncool, decides to change this world which is too cramped for kids, and battles with his road "Rush Duel" while believing in his creations.. In the days that follow, Luke from the next class over hears the rumor of a "King of Duels". Investigating this with Yuga, they run into a mysterious person standing before an important monument... in order to be recognized as a King of Duels, you've gotta win Duels within a limited time!
The story of Yuga and Luke, two young boys about to overturn the world of rigid unfun Duels with a new style is about to begin!!
Long running animation studio Studio Gallop are no longer the head animators for the series; Bridge now serve as the primary animation studio. Longtime Duel compositor Masahiro Hikokubo is still composing the series' Duels. The characters are designed by Kazuko Tadano and Hiromi Matsushita.
- Despite being created within the first episode, all cards used by characters in the show feature the Rush Duel layout, including cards seen before the invention of Rush Duels. This is likely just artistic license for the sake of advertising the product as no one within the show has commented upon the change in appearance.
- Satchmo (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | The Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
- Dunstan, Darren (December 23, 2020). "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Reunion Panel ALL-NEW EXTRA SCENES".
We're still recording VRAINS and we're about to start the next series, Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS...coming soon.
- NeoArkadia (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | More Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Information!". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019.