After taking rights to The Hive as part of its expanding children’s DVD strategy, digital distributor Cinedigm is now partnering with 4K Media to bring anime brand Yu-Gi-Oh! into the US home entertainment marketplace for the first time in five years.
Plans include a strategic rollout of all 600 episodes of the popular series onto DVD and BluRay in the US and Canada, followed by distribution on digital and VOD platforms.
The home entertainment push is part of an overall Yu-Gi-Oh! band resurgence that’s included expanded TV distribution and a renewed licensing program.
Cinedigm and 4K Media officially launched the home entertainment program for Yu-Gi-Oh! during Comic-Con International in San Diego. The first DVD release, Yu-Gi-Oh! Classic Season 1 Boxset, will be available in September 2014.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! anime series originated from the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series created by Kazuki Takahashi. The Japanese collectible trading card game, developed and distributed by Konami, has sold more than 25 billion cards.