Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters ALEX (unreleased Japanese version of anime series; existence unconfirmed; 2006)


Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters ALEX
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English dub title card
Status Existence Unconfirmed

Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters ALEX, known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters outside of Japan, is a 12-episode anime spinoff of Kazuki Takahashi's Yu-Gi-Oh! manga franchise. Produced as a way to promote a Mattel toyline loosely based off of one of the games featured in the manga, the miniseries was a US-Japan co-production between 4Kids Entertainment, Nihon Ad Systems, Studio Gallop, TV Tokyo and Shueshia.[1] The series premiered in western markets on television and as two 90-minute direct-to-video movies in 2006.[2][3] [4]

To date, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters ALEX remains the only entry in the franchise to not be released in Japan. The prior co-production, Yu-Gi-Oh! The Movie: The Pyramid of Light, was released in the country as a TV film. It's been theorized that the spinoff has been denied a domestic release due to it not being in the same continuity as the main series.[5] The same reason is believed to have kept Toei's 1998 Yu-Gi-Oh! anime from being re-released.

It's not actually known if the series has a Japanese version, though Studio Gallop lists the production under a Japanese-specific name.[6] Katsumi Ono, director on this series and various other Yu-Gi-Oh! spinoffs, has expressed interest in seeing the show released in Japan.[7]

See also

References

  1. MATTEL PLANS COLLECTIBLE FIGURE GAME Retrieved May 3, 2017
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh Capsule Monsters DVD in May Retrieved May 3, 2017
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh Movie to Stream Online Retrieved May 3, 2017
  4. 4KidsTV Fall Lineup Retrieved May 3, 2017
  5. Ask John: Why Hasn’t Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters Been Released in Japan? Retrieved May 3, 2017
  6. ぎゃろっぷ作品履歴2009 Retrieved May 3, 2017
  7. 誰か遊戯王ALEX編の日本語版を出そうと企画出す人はいないものか・・・ 「デュエルアーマー・シルエット!!」て日本語で聞きたいぞ。 Retrieved May 3, 2017

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Anonymous user #1

1 months ago
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Where is this called ALEX?
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Echofox

24 days ago
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Both Studio Gallop and the show's director refer to it as ALEX.
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