|Anime series: Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS|
4th April, 2020 —
|No. of episodes||
Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS is the seventh Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series succeeding Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, and the sixth main spin-off series which began airing in Japan on April 4, 2020. A trademark for the English adaptation was filed on June 1st, 2020.
As with all Yu-Gi-Oh! spin-offs, Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS introduces a new protagonist, Yuga Ohdo and a new mechanic called Rush Duel, which uses a new version of a traditional Yu-Gi-Oh! card as its counterpart. Like the previous 4 spin-offs (5Ds, ZEXAL, ARC-V and VRAINS), the series introduces a new type of summoning called Maximum Summon later on in the first season.
By the second season, SEVENS introduces the gameplay of the Extra Deck starting with a new version of the Fusion Summoning from the traditional rules while introducing new types such as Cyborg and Magical Knight.
In the not-so-distant future, Goha City is governed by its largest corporation, "Goha Corp", everything from schooling, to Dueling rules, to much of daily life. The Megacorp, Goha Corp, runs the metropolis called "Goha City". Goha Corp doesn't just control Dueling, they also have a major say in the daily necessities of its city’s citizens, such as food, clothing and even shelter.
Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS follows Yuga Ohdo, who attends Goha Seventh Elementary, decides to change this world which is too cramped for kids, and battles with his road "Rush Duel" while believing in his creations.
Yuga Ohdo, who attends Goha 7th Elementary, is a 5th grader who spends his time following his own "road", inventing inventions he calls "Roads". Yuga, fed up with the stifling rules Adults have placed on Duels, creates new rules that let you go all-out in a Duel from the very start. However, Yuga finds he's unable to install the data needed for these new rules into his Duel Disk. Yuga's tried to install them plenty of times, but he keeps running out of time and gets penalized.
But then one day, Luke, the self proclaimed "#1 Duelist of Goha 7th Elementary", stops Yuga while he's on the way to his lab, and tells him about the rumor of a "King of Duels". What awaited the curious boys when they arrived at a major monument was a mysterious person!
"Try, if you dare... And see if you are worthy of being a King of Duels..."
If he could just install his new rules, Yuga could be recognized as a King... ...but if he installs them, he'll have to beat his opponent within a limited amount of time!
"In that case, I'll Rush Duel, the Road I invented!"
Yuga and Luke, these two young boys are about to begin their story as they try to change a stuffy, suffocating world with a brand new way of Dueling!!
Japanese Opening Theme 1: Nanananananana
- Performer: Saeki YouthK
- Episodes: 001-052
Japanese Opening Theme 2: Harevutai
- Performer: The Brow Beat
- Episodes: 053-
Japanese Ending Theme 1: Goha 7th Elementary School Song
- Performer: Hiiro Ishibashi, Taku Yashiro and Natsuki Hanae
- Episodes: 001-012, 014-52
Japanese Ending Theme 2: Never Looking Back
- Performer: Shizukunome
- Episodes: 053-
Japanese Special Ending Theme 1: Miniscape
- Performer: Kazuki Furuta
- Episodes: 013
Blu-ray & DVD
- This is the first series to air in the 2020s, the first since the Toei anime to be animated by a company other than Studio Gallop (in this case, Bridge), and the first to air in the midst of a worldwide pandemic in some way (in this case, COVID-19 as while said sickness started in the last 1.5 months of 2019, the Coronavirus went widespread in 2020).
- This series is far more comedic and lighthearted than the previous series, VRAINS.
- The series' name is a literal word referencing to number 7, making the 7th Yu-Gi-Oh! series in the franchise (with the Toei's Yu-Gi-Oh! anime will be counted, the series will be 8th in the franchise).