Anime lovers, get ready to duel! If you have been dying to watch the newest Yu-Gi-Oh! anime, then you can stop pining thanks to Crunchyroll. Not long ago, the popular anime-centric site announced it has gotten simulcast rights for the shonen series. So, if you want to watch Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, you can start binging the ongoing show starting today.
"The latest addition to Crunchyroll's anime simulcast lineup is ready to duel! Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is officially live, with episodes 1-3 now available to free users," Crunchyroll released in a statement. "Episode 4 will be exclusive to Premium Members until next Wednesday, and future episodes will launch on Wednesdays. "
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS will be available for Crunchyroll users worldwide save for in Asia, France, Canada, Australia, and Italy.
If you are not familiar with Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS, then you can brush up on the series easily. The show is the franchise's latest installment following the end of Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V. The new series follows a young boy name Yusaku, a quiet high school student who moonlights as a talented Duel Monsters player who fights digital vigilantes. The tech-savvy series has stunned fans so far with its use of virtual reality storylines, and audiences are excited to see future duels from the series.
You can read the synopsis for Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS below:
"There is a city where network systems have evolved: Den City. 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: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."
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is headed up by a team of anime veterans. Takahashi Kazuki created the original idea along with Studio Dice. Masahiro Hosoda will director, and fans will know the man his work on Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.