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Germany’s YEP!TV to Air Boy-Targeted Toons

From September 4, the new German media company YEP!TV will begin broadcasting children’s and family programing on free-TV channel ProSieben MAXX. The outlet will primarily target ... Continue Reading →
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Cinedigm, 4K Media to Offer ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ in Sept.

Cinedigm and 4K Media Inc. joined forces to bring the massive Yu-Gi-Oh! Franchise into the home entertainment marketplace for the first time in five years. Plans include a strategic ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Debuts on Nicktoons: Popular series Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal has officially joined the Nicktoons lineup in the U.S. The new deal with Nicktoons includes a pick-up of two seasons ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Director Arrested for Making Bomb Threat

Anime director Masaki Kitamura has been arrested by Osaka police for allegedly threatening to crash his truck into pedestrians and to “stab whoever I can with a knife before committing ... Continue Reading →
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Producer Roger Slifer in Intensive Care After Accident

Roger Slifer, the 57-year-old producer of Jem and the Holograms and G.I. Joe was taken to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center this Saturday after being struck by a car in an alleged ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shonen Jump Alpha’ Hits Web

Anime/manga champ VIZ Media has launched the first issue of its new digital manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, available now at VIZManga.com. The digital mag will allow fans to ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The legal dispute over the licensing for Yu-Gi-Oh! has taken a toll on 4Kids Entertainment, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York. The filing stays the Yu-Gi-Oh! ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Hit with Lawsuit Over ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ License

Yu-Gi-Oh! creators TV Tokyo Corp. and Nihon Ad Systems have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against 4Kids Entertainment and terminated the company’s license for the show, according ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time’ Gets Limited Theatrical Run

Yu-Gi-Oh! 3D: Bonds Beyond Time is coming to theaters in a limited release in digital theaters. The movie will play in 250 theaters nationwide on Feb. 26-27 and March 5-6, thanks to ... Continue Reading →