Annecy Spotlight: Konami Cross Media NY


The Konami Cross Media NY offering features an array of series from the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise.

Yu-Gi-Oh! GO RUSH!! sees an extraterrestrial arrive on Earth after learning that the only way to stop the battle on his homeworld is through rush duels.

The storyline of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters focuses on games pitting mystical creatures against each other.

Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS centers on the fifth grader who invents rush duels, a faster and simpler way to battle.

“Fans are captivated by [Yu-Gi-Oh!’s] themes of friendship, inclusivity, self-power and self-expression,” says Mark Kirk, senior VP of distribution. The popularity of the brand is demonstrated by the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card championship setting the Guinness World Records title for the most entrants in a trading card game tournament in April 2024.

Kirk adds, “With its legendary characters, Yu-Gi-Oh! has become a multigenerational brand.”