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PR: "Yu-Gi-Oh!" Returns to Home Market with New DVD Releases

YU-GI-OH!,

ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ANIME SERIES OF ALL TIME,

RETURNS TO HOME MARKET WITH NEW DVD RELEASES

Season 1 Lands in Stores September 10;

Season 2 Follows on November 5

Yu-Gi-Oh Season 1 Vol. 1 DVD ArtYu-Gi-Oh Season 1 Part 2 DVD(LOS ANGELES, August 27, 2013) – This fall, YU-GI-OH!, one of the top-selling anime series of all time, returns to the home market with the release of new DVDs from Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM) and 4K Media Inc.

First up is YU-GI-OH! CLASSIC: SEASON 1 and SEASON 1, VOLUMES 1 and 2, arriving in stores on September 10.  YU-GI-OH! CLASSIC SEASON 2 and SEASON 2, VOLUMES 1 and 2, follow on November 5.

The YU-GI-OH! anime series, a global fan favorite, originated from the YU-GI-OH! manga series, created by Kazuki Takahashi.   The Japanese collectible trading card game was developed and distributed by Konami and has grossed over $20 billion, with more than 25 billion cards sold.  The game and subsequent series features a play pattern that incorporates a combination of monsters, spells and traps to defeat opponents.  It is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the best-selling trading card game of all time.

The series has aired on US television starting in 2001 and is currently seen on Vortexx, the WB Network’s Saturday morning cartoon block.  Previous YU-GI-OH! DVD releases have scanned as many as 600,000 units.

The DVD episodes follow the adventures of a boy named Yugi and his friends, who are obsessed with the newest card game that is sweeping the nation. But the adventures really begin when Yugi solves an old Egyptian puzzle that infuses him with the energy of an ancient spirit.

Marketing Highlights

·         Cross-promotion with multiple related properties, including an active videogame franchise, a manga series, and the wildly-successful trading card game the series was based on

·         Marketing and PR are generating an estimated 10MM impressions through major promotion at the recently completed San Diego Comic-Con and the upcoming New York Comic-Con. cross promotion with licensed partners, social media outreach through Yu-Gi-Oh! Facebook and paid advertising targeting fans

DVD Product Information

YU-GI-OH! CLASSIC SEASON 1

Language: English (dubbed)                        Color/ B&W: Color

Audio Format: Stereo                    Widescreen: No

Length: 16 hours, 55 mins.                           Units Per Carton: TK

Year:  Various                                    Genre: Anime

Format: DVD 6-PK Swing

Packaging: 6 Pack Swing + O-card

SRP:  U.S. $44.95, CAN $52.95

CAT NO:  NNVG294940    UPC: 7-67685-29494-9

DVD Product Information

YU-GI-OH! SEASON 1, VOLUME 1 AND SEASON 1, VOLUME 2

Language: English (dubbed)        Color/ B&W: Color

Audio Format: Stereo                    Widescreen: No

Length: 8 hours, 16 mins. / 8 hours, 39 mins

Year:  Various                                    Genre:Anime

Format: DVD 3-PK Swing

Packaging: 3 Pack Swing + O-Card

SRP:  U.S. $24.95 , CAN $29.95

VOLUME 1   CAT NO. NNVG294430    UPC 7-67685-29443-7

VOLUME 2   CAT NO. NNVG294440    UPC 7-67685-29444-4

YU-GI-OH! CLASSIC SEASON 2

Language: English (dubbed)        Color/ B&W: Color

Audio Format: Stereo                    Widescreen: No

Length: 16 hrs. 32 mins.                 Units Per Carton: TK

Year:  Various                                    Genre: Anime

Format: DVD 6-PK Set

Packaging: 2xTriple Swing Amarays in Slipcase

SRP: U.S. $44.95, CAN $52.95

MAT NO. 88129534000    UPC 025192209864

DVD Product Information

YU-GI-OH! SEASON 2, VOLUME 1 AND SEASON 2, VOLUME 2

Language: English (dubbed)        Color/ B&W: Color

Audio Format: Stereo                    Widescreen: No

Length: 8 hrs. 16 mins./8 hrs. 16 mins.

Year:  Various                               Genre:Anime

Format: DVD 3-PK Set

Packaging: Triple Swing Amaray

SRP: U.S. $24.95 , CAN $29.95

VOLUME 1   MAT NO. 88129535000    UPC 025192209871

VOLUME 2   MAT NO. 88129536000    UPC 025192209888

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