Konami Cross Media NY has inked a deal with Disney XD and Hulu that will see animated adventure series Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS make its US debut next month.
The 89 x 22-minuter is about a young kid who invents a new way for everyone to duel with their monster companions, but he has to contend with a corporation that wants to control the way everyone plays.
Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS will launch June 6 on Disney XD, joining Hulu’s lineup a day later. The show premiered in 2020 on TV Tokyo in Japan, where it ran until earlier this year.
The Yu-Gi-Oh! brand, which has generated around US$20 billion in total revenue since launching in 1999, has spawned multiple TV series over the years. New York-based AVOD network FilmRise picked up more than 500 episodes cherrypicked from these titles earlier this year. In 2021, PhatMojo came on board as the IP’s master toy licensee, and will launch a range of new products including playsets and plush in the US and Canada this holiday season.
Kristen Gray took charge of Konami Group NY as president last September. She has since been busy working to expand Yu-Gi-Oh! and other brands in the company’s portfolio, such as Frogger, into multimedia franchises.