Yu-Gi-Oh! fans, get your decks into shape, because it’s time to d-d-d-d-d-d-d-duel (again)! That’s right, the latest film installment of the franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions will come back to theaters for a limited second run starting Friday, April 14.
Production and distribution company Eleven Arts Inc. has teamed up with Yu-Gi-Oh! brand and sales management company 4K Media Inc. to launch the second, limited theater run in light of the film’s upcoming US and Canada DVD release. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the passionate Yu-Gi-Oh! fans to get another look at the film on the big screen,” said Kristen Gray, Senior Vice President of Operations and Business and Legal Affairs of 4K Media.
Here is the film’s official synopsis:
“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!”
First released in Japan in April 2016,Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions has since enjoyed wide commercial success during its first theater run back in January and February of this year in the west when it showed in over 500 theaters throughout the US and Canada.
This second limited run is intended to focus on indie/art theaters. “Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions is a stellar example of the type of quality anime feature that true fans want to experience again and again,” said President and CEO of Eleven Arts Inc., Ko Mori. “By focusing on art house theatre engagements, we’re honoring the anime art form and validating the passion that movie goers have for this genre.”
The full list of participating theaters, locations, and ticket prices can be found here.