Twitch Kicks Off New 'Yu-Gi-Oh' Holiday Marathon

The holidays are approaching, so you know what that means. Winter vacations are kicking off around the country, but Twitch just made it harder for anime fans to leave their homes. After all, the site did just start a massive Yu-Gi-Oh! marathon.

Over on Twitch Presents, you can catch a slew of Yu-Gi-Oh! seasons and series for free. The site confirmed it will be hosting an anime marathon from December 20 to January 16. Twitch will run “each season three times before moving on to the proceeding one” until all of its content has been shown.

You can check out the schedule for the Yu-Gi-Oh! marathon below. Twitch plans to air portions of GX, 5D, and Zexal before its closes.

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 1 - Dec 20, 12:00 PM - Dec 23, 6:24 PM
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 2 - Dec 23, 6:24 PM - Dec 27, 12:50 AM
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Season 3 - Dec 27, 12:50 AM - Dec 30, 5:43 AM
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Season 1 - Dec 30, 5:43 AM - Jan 3, 6:11 AM
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Season 2 - Jan 3, 6:11 AM - Jan 6, 11:09 PM
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Season 1 -Jan 6, 11:09 PM - Jan 10, 1:02 AM
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Season 2 - Jan 10, 1:02 AM - Jan 13, 2:54 AM
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Season 3 - Jan 13, 2:54 AM - Jan 16, 3:17 AM

You may notice that several seasons are missing from the list. Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will not be airing its fourth season during the marathon. A few seasons of 5D are also missing, but Zexal will air in its entirety. No reason for the omission has been released yet, but fans are assuming it has to do with either licensing reasons or time constraints.

This is not the first time Twitch has held a Yu-Gi-Oh! marathon. Earlier this year, the streaming platform did a marathon of the original anime following New York Comic Con. The marathon came after Twitch’s partnership with Crunchyroll kicked off to massive success. The companies teamed up to do marathons of hit series like Yuri on Ice and Mob Psycho, and more are surely in the future.

Will you be tuning into this Yu-Gi-Oh! binge-fest? Hit me up on Twitter @MeganPetersCB to let me know and talk all things comics, k-pop, and anime!