Information just came in for the new upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime where we got a new visual along with the voice actor of Yusaku, the theme song name, singer, staff and even the storyline for the show!
New Visual revealed for Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
The main protagonist Fujiki Yusaku, also known as Playmaker, will be voiced by Ishige Shouya (石毛翔弥). He had voiced minor roles in Orange and Seiren. Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS will be his voice-acting debut in a main role.
The new animation song is titled “With the Wind” will be performed by Hiroaki “Tommy” Tominaga (富永TOMMY弘明). He had performed the Opening Theme songs “JoJo ~Sono Chi no Sadame~” (ジョジョ ～その血の運命～) and “JoJo Sono Chi no Kioku ~end of THE WORLD~” (ジョジョ その血の記憶～end of THE WORLD～) for JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.
The story will take place in Den City (デンシティ) which has highly developed Network Systems. In the City, major corporation “SOL Technology” has utilised advanced network technology to create a VR space titled “LINK VRAINS” (リンク ヴレインズ), where people can experience a new form of dueling in the VR space.
In “LINK VRAINS”, a mysterious group of hackers named “Knights of Hanoi (ハノイの騎士)” appeared where they performing hacking by dueling. Their aim is to destroy the “AI’s World known as Cyverse” which exists somewhere deep in the network.
However there is a single duelist who stands up to them inside “LINK VRAINS”. His handle is “Playmaker”. He duels with the “Knights of Hanoi” and crushes them, then leaves without saying anything, making him famous in the Network World. The “Playmaker”‘s real identity is high school student Fujiki Yusaku, who aims to find out the truth of an incident from the past and pursues the “Knights of Hanoi” to do so.
Original Creator: Kazuki Takahashi (高橋和希) / Studio Dice (Weekly Shonen Jump)
Director: Masahiro Hosoda (細田雅弘)
– Episode Director for Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Dragon Ball Z, Hunter X Hunter and One Piece.
– Director for the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Series Composition: Shin Yoshida (吉田伸)
– Series Composer for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL.
– Manga Writer for Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga.
Duel Layout: Masahiro Hikokubo (彦久保雅博)
– Duel Layout Artist for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.
– Manga Writer for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s manga.
Character Design: Kenichi Hara (原憲一)
– Animation Director for Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions.
– Chief Animation Director for Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.
– Character Designer for Yu-Gi-Oh! GX.
Sound Director: Yuki Matsuoka (松岡裕紀)
– Sound Director for Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions.
Music: Shinkichi Mitsumune (光宗信吉)
– Music Composer for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Zero no Tsukaima, Rozen Maiden and Amagi Brilliant Park.
– Notable music written for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters are “Passionate Duelists” (熱き決闘者たち), “God’s Anger” (神の怒り) and “The Fang of Critias” (クリティウスの牙).
Animation Production: Studio Gallop
– Produced Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: Pyramid of Light, Yu-Gi-Oh!: Bonds Beyond Time, and Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions.
Production: TV Tokyo (テレビ東京) and NAS (Nihon Ad Systems)