UK Japanese animation distributor Manga Entertainment has teamed up with 4K Media to distribute the latest card-battling feature Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions to over 120 cinemas across the United Kingdom and Ireland. The limited-time theatrical engagement kicks off February 1, 2017.
“Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions is the film fans have been waiting 10 years for, and we are absolutely delighted to be bringing this to audiences in the UK and Ireland. This is an amazing opportunity for us to work closely with 4K Media to showcase this fantastic film to original fans as well as introduce the brand to a whole new generation,” said Andrew Hewson, Marketing Manager of Manga Entertainment. “For a limited time only you can catch your favorite Yu-Gi-Oh! characters up on the big screen in their latest action-packed adventure!”
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!
In further Yu-Gi-News, 4K has expanded the brand’s international presence with new licensing partnerships:
P. & R. Permissions & Rights Ltd./Prava i prevodi will introduce stickers and promotional sticker albums in the fourth quarter of 2016, based on artwork developed from the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL series. (Available in Eastern Europe, including Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia, and Macedonia.)
And Sakami Merchandise will release plush toys based on the characters appearing in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V series and be available in Q1 2017. Focusing on specialty retailers and hobby shops that sell manga, the Yu-Gi-Oh! plush toys will be designed to appeal to both younger boys and avid collector/gamers in many European countries.