A new Yugioh anime will start in spring, called YGO Zexal. The X is silent, so it’s pronounced “zeh-al” or something like that. It seems like they’ve returned to a younger, more energetic/hot-blooded looking protagonist (possibly 5D’s got low viewer ratings?) whose hair is even more crazy. It’s like a mix of Yugi and Yusei’s hair, and the new guy seems like a typical shounen anime protagonist.
I’m looking forward to seeing the rival character in Zexal, and I’ll refrain from making actual judgements until I see the anime. I’m just sad that 5D’s will end so soon. I heard that it was doing poorly in Japan, but I wonder why? Nostalgia goggles? Or is it because little boys prefer younger protagonists? Well, whatever the case may be, I’ll just have to hope that they don’t screw up on Zexal. I’m not fond of the character design and huge eyes so far, but that isn’t enough for me to make judgement of the plot. Speaking of plot, where and when will Zexal be set? Even further into the future?
The rival…He’s not even awesome looking, unlike JACK ATLAS or Kaiba! And the girl…She’s a generic looking loli! She’s not hot like Aki or Asuka, and she doesn’t even look moe enough like standard lolis! And here I thought YGO was going to become more nad more original…At least I’ve still got hopes on the plot and duels (what’s after synchro monsters?). Maybe. On a good news (although your mileage may vary), Viz had licensed the 5D’s manga. Time to spend money collecting it! I’ve got so many series I didn’t finish collecting, it’s not funny.