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[VRAINS] Major Announcement of Details

Including Staff, Yusaku’s Voice Actor, Music and Plot Outline

The animated series “Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS”, based on the work of Takahashi Kazuki, will have 石毛翔弥 (Ishige Shouya) as the voice of main character Fujiki Yusaku (a.k.a. Playmaker), who is a previously bit role actor in shows like “orange” and “Seiren”

Fujiki Yusaku is a high schoool student who dislikes standing out. In the new VR Space which is the stage for Duels in this new series, he takes on the alias “Playmaker”. Along with this cast announcement, we also introduce the Key Visual of Playmaker.

This animated series’ opening theme will be “With the Wind” by 富永TOMMY弘明 who has song songs for previous animated series like “Jojo’s Bizzare Adventure” (Sono Chi no Sadame.) The Director is Masahiro Hosoda. Series Direction is Yohida Shin. The animation studio is Gallop, and it will begin airing on TV Tokyo starting in May 2017.

Original Idea: Takahashi Kazuki & Studio Dice (Weekly Shonen Jump)
Director: 細田雅弘 Masahiro Hosoda (Directed “Virgin Fleet” and “Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods”, directed various episodes of Kaiji and Xros Wars)
Series Direction: 吉田伸 Yoshida Shin (Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s 27 onwards and Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL)
Duel Compositon: 彦久保雅博 Masahiro Hikokubo
Character Design: 原憲一 Hara Kenichi
Sound Director: 松岡裕紀 Matsuoka Hiroki (Sound Director for Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimensions, as well as ARC-V and ZEXAL)
Music: 光宗信吉 Mitsumune Shikichi (Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Speed Grapher, Familiar of Zero, Rozen Maiden)
Animation Studio: ぎゃろっぷ Gallop
Production: テレビ東京 NAS (TV Tokyo) / (Nihon Ad Systems)


Animated Series “Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS” Story Introduction”
There is a city where network systems have evolved: Den City(デンシティ ). In this city, with the advanced network technology developed by the corporation “SOL Technology”, a Virtual Reality space called “LINK VRAINS” has been developed, and in this VR Space people became excited over the latest way to Duel.

However, in 『LINK VRAINS』, a mysterious hacker group that hacks via Dueling has appeared: ハノイの騎士 (The Knights of Hanoi). Their goal is to destroy the “AI World” known as “Cyberse” that exists somewhere in the depths of the Network.

However, there is one Duelist who stands against the threat to 『LINK VRAINS』. His name is “Playmaker”. He has become famous in the Network World for crushing the “Knights of Hanoi” in fierce Duels, without mentioning his name. But the true identity of “Playmaker” is ordinary high school student “Fujiki Yusaku”, who pursues the “Knights of Hanoi” that appear in VRAINS in order to find out the truth of an incident that happened in the past.



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