There’s more news besides the Netflix announcement (which is confirmed to be the first season of the English dub).
We will be rolling out additional series, local language versions and subtitled series in the coming months on various digital platforms. This rollout will include international streaming on Yugioh.com.
Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 DVD Box-set coming to the United Kingdom:
Manga UK will be releasing Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 1 on November 17th. Check out their website for more information.
Stay tuned , more international DVD/Blu-ray announcements will be coming shortly.
This may be connected to news about a new Japanese Anime Service:
Bandai Namco Holding inc., Asatsu-DK inc., and Aniplex inc. announced on Thursday that they will establish a joint company called Anime Consortium Japan, Inc. (ACJ). The company’s goal is to develop a new internet streaming platform for overseas markets along with an e-commerce business for official anime content.
The platform will deliver simulcast new anime titles and older series in various languages. The company will launch on November 7 and expects to be in full operation by April 2015. Daisuki, Inc will merge with Anime Consortium Japan with funding by the Japanese government’s Cool Japaninitiative. The initiative will invest one billion yen (about US$9.1 million) in the project.
Additional shareholders include Toei Animation, Sunrise, TMS Entertainment, Nihon Ad Systems, and Dentsu Inc. Bandai Namco Games‘ executive vice president Shin Unozawa will serve as ACJ’s representative.