Konami Animation Established, Releases Yu-Gi-Oh Anniversary Short

    Titled Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game The Chronicles.

    Konami has officially established its own anime studio, simply titled “Konami Animation.” Their first release is an anniversary short for Yu-Gi-Oh, titled “Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Game The Chronicles.

    Nobuhiro Kondo has been directing the recent Yu-Gi-Oh series at Bridge. The first episode of the series, titled Yu-Gi-Oh Go Rush, initially aired in April 2022. It is the eighth spin-off in the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise. Kondo will be returning for the series’ third year. The anime’s staff will likely reveal more about the upcoming series in the coming months.

    Konami Animation Releases Yu-Gi-Oh 25th Anniversary Short

    On February 3, Konami released an anniversary short for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise. The anniversary short, titled Yu-Gi-Oh Go Rush, commemorates the franchise’s 25th anniversary. Additionally, Konami has established their own anime studio titled Konami Animation. The studio has the tagline “Add (+) Anime to Konami.”

    According to Anime News Network, Konami will “invest the CG technology and know-how it fostered from game development into animation. The studio plans not only to work on Konami’s own intellectual properties but in other properties as well.” Check out the anniversary short below:

    Anime News Network describes Yu-Gi-Oh! Go Rush as follows:

    The anime is set in the birthplace of the popular card game Rush Duel, Mutsuba-cho. Twins Yūhi and Yuamu run UTS (Uchūjin Trouble Sōdansho or Alien Trouble Consulting), a group that (supposedly) gets rid of troublesome aliens from distant sectors of the galaxy via Rush Duel battles.

    However, one day, they find an actual spaceship, and inside they find Yudias, an alien from the Belgar Cluster. Yudias has come to Earth to search for Rush Duel to hopefully lead him and his friends (who have been chased out of their star system) into a new future. However, Yudias himself knows nothing about Rush Duel. Yūhi then challenges Yudias to a duel.

    Lastly, Konami Animation will reveal more of their upcoming line-up in the coming months.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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