In here, you will be able to discuss the latest anime series in the YGO franchise, SEVENS!
This thread is for discussion of SEVENS and previous YGO Anime.
What is Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS?
Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS is the seventh Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series and the sixth spin-off series, which will begin airing in Japan in April 4, 2020 on TV Tokyo. As with all Yu-Gi-Oh! series this one introduces brand new characters, cards, settings and a brand new story unrelated to the previous shows.
The series is animated by studio Bridge, making it the first ever Yu-Gi-Oh! anime not animated by Studio Gallop. Resulting in a brand new look for the series. Possibly because of the major issues that took place during production of "Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS"
"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 Odo, 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 Odo
Our new protagonist! Yuga is an 11 year old boy who loves Dueling and inventing, frustrated by modern duels and their strict rules, he designs the new Rush Duel format in hopes of entertaining the world with it. Unfortunately, Goha City's conservative views of dueling and strict security measures makes it hard for him to hack his Duel disk and adapt it to this brand new format, which he believes is his ticket to title of King of Games.
That's right, just make your own rules and bullshit your way to the title. Yugi would be proud!
He plays a "Magician" Deck with "Seven Road Magician" as his ace card
- Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo
Curious about the legendary "King of Duelists", Luke has only one goal, to be the very best like no one ever was. His search for strength makes him take an interest on Yuga's Rush Duel format. Unlike Yuga though, he is a technophobe that would rather destroy electronics and other machines.
He plays a "Destruction" deck, with "Destruction Dragon Dragears" as his ace.
- Gakuto Sogetsu
The generic "dude in uniform" design every single card game anime likes so much. Gakuto is a disciplined, serious individual, who has not been late to school a single day. He passes this virtue to his Dueling style, and believes the current Master Duels are fine as they are....Wait he likes YGO as it is? forget about everything, He's the best.
- Romin Kirishima
As a model student and the guitarist of the "Roaromin" band, Romin doesn't have the time to care about Duels much, but she gets involved with Yuga and his friends. She also has a mysterious aura around her persona. Given this description, and the franchise's past treatment of female characters, you can expect a well developed, strong and fulfilled character....That she will be cheerleading.
- Mr. Goha
The president/CEO of the worldwide mega corp, Goha Corporation, who has expanded into multiple business fields, including one heavily focused on Dueling. He always wears a mask, and none of his staff, even the topmost executives of the company, have ever seen his face.
Rush Duel Format
Unlike previous Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime, SEVENS will NOT introduce any new game mechanics into the existing card game. Instead it introduces a new way to play the game that is marketed as a completely separate game from the classic YGO game played by Yugi through Yusaku. Rush Duels are a new way to experience the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, largely inspired by the success of "Speed Duels" from the mobile game "Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links"
(It's important to note that Rush Duel will not, in any way, replace the current Yu-Gi-Oh! game which will still be supported with expansions and decks through the year but it will no longer be promoted by this anime)
To drive the point home that these format is completely separate from the main game, the cards for Rush Duel Format have their own unique, modernized layout for both new and old cards, as shown below:
The point where Rush and Master Duels are different is in the ruleset. Rush Duels are intended to be frenetic, encouraging the players to use all their available cards in hand in a single turn!
The Main Rules for the Rush Duel Format are as follows:
- Players can Normal Summon as many monsters as they want in a single turn. Level 5 and higher monsters must still be Tribute Summoned normally.
- At the beginning of the turn the player draws cards until their hand is holding five cards.
- Like the game "Duel Links" only 3 Monster Zones and 3 Spell and Trap card Zones are available, no Extra Monster Zone or Pendulum Zones are in this format.
- Only cards produced for Rush Duel products will be legal in Rush Duels, you may not use classic cards unless they have been printed with the new layout so for example to use "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" you must use it's new Rush version only.
- The field is similar to that of Speed Duels. Players have three Monster Zones and three Spell & Trap Zones. Although no Extra Deck cards have been revealed for Rush Duels yet, there is an Extra Deck Zone. There are no Pendulum Zones or Extra Monster Zones.
- Unlike Speed Duels however, players start with 8000 LP and can have 40-60 cards in their Deck.
- The effects of monsters on the field can only be activated once per turn while they are face-up on the field
- Card effects list their activation requirements and costs on a separate line to their effect to make it easier to understand.
- If 2 or more Trap Cards can be activated at the same timing, only 1 of them can be activated. The non-turn player chooses first whether or not to activate a Trap Card. If they do not, the turn player can then choose whether or not to activate a Trap Card.
- Like Speed Duels, there is no Main Phase 2. Rush Duels also do not include the Standby Phase.
- Some cards are specifically marked as Legend Cards. A Deck can contain a maximum of 1 Legend Card.
Where To Watch?
Japanese Schedule: Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens will air on TV Tokyo every Saturday at 7.30am (Japan Time GMT+9) starting from April 4. It will also be aired on BS TV Tokyo every Friday evening at 5.28pm (Japan Time GMT+9) starting from April 10.