The official website for the Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V television anime series began streaming a promotional video on Saturday. The same video debuted at this weekend's Jump Festa event. The anime will feature a new protagonist, Yūya Sakaki, as "the curtains rise on a Duel revolution!!"【ニコニコ動画】新番組!遊戯王アーク・ファイブ
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The video begins by introducing the four previous series (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monster GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) before introducing this fifth Yu-Gi-Oh! project. (The very first Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime from Toei Animation and TV Asahi in 1998 is often not grouped with the others, and the Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II sequel is combined with the first Zexal series.)
The narrator then proclaims, "And so, history advances to a new stage... Ladies and gentlemen, 2014 is the year of the entrance of a new star! His name? Yūya Sakaki!"
The television series will premiere next spring on TV Tokyo and affiliated stations.
The current Yu-Gi-Oh! television anime, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, premiered in Japan in October 2012. Konami began airing this series on The CW's Vortexx programming block in the United States in August.
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