Pluto TV Picks Up Rights to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS


Pluto TV has secured exclusive rights in multiple territories to Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, the sixth anime series in the global franchise based on the Yu-Gi-Oh! collectible trading card game.

Making its debut on Pluto TV, Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is bypassing broadcast and other windows in the U.S., Latin America and elsewhere. The deal is part of a larger initiative to launch an exclusive Yu-Gi-Oh! branded channel on Pluto TV. The service will bring the channel to the U.S. later this month, with LatAm to follow.

In Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, a duelist named Playmaker teams up with a trash-talking AI to thwart a nefarious group of hackers determined to destroy the cyber world. Pluto TV’s dubs will feature all original music and effects scored for the Western market.

Pluto TV’s Yu-Gi-Oh! channel will feature over 650 episodes across five series upon its launch, including Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL, Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. The international scope of the deal will allow for content to be released in multiple language dubs, facilitating wider viewership around the world.

Mark Kirk, senior VP of digital operations at Konami Cross Media NY, said: “We are pleased to partner with Pluto TV to release Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS and the dedicated Yu-Gi-Oh! channel that will enable fans to enjoy many of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series.”

Amy Kuessner, senior VP of content strategy and global partnerships at Pluto TV, said: “Yu-Gi-Oh!’s fandom is one of the most loyal and passionate in the world, and to be able to bring Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS to Pluto TV is both an incredible honor for us and a boon for viewers around the world, who can now stream this series for free. We are excited to bring this single channel dedicated solely to Yu-Gi-Oh! and making it easier than ever for longtime and new fans alike to access this world.”