Entertainment Announces Yu-Gi-Oh! GX to Air on
Cartoon Network; All-New Yu-Gi-Oh! Series Debuts
2005--4Kids Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: KDE), a
global provider of children's entertainment and
merchandise licensing, announced the next
chapter of the successful Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise
with the premiere of Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Set a
generation in the future and appealing to a
younger audience, Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will debut on
Cartoon Network beginning this October.
"We're extremely excited to begin the next
chapter in the wonderful world of Yu-Gi-Oh!,"
said Alfred R. Kahn, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of 4Kids Entertainment.
"Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will bring a new, brighter look
that should resonate with the younger viewers.
It's a great extension for the franchise and
we're confident that fans of the original series
will fall in love with GX as much as first time
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX will chronicle the lives of
students at the famous Duel Academy, where
hundreds of children learn the intricate and
popular art of dueling. Supported by a major
trading card program and an extensive licensing
and merchandising campaign, the series will
build on the momentum and popularity of the
original Yu-Gi-Oh! series.
"We think Yu-Gi-Oh! GX is an awesome new
series," said Terry Kalagian, vice president of
acquisitions and co-productions for Cartoon
Network. "Yu-Gi-Oh! has been a top-rated series
on our air and we are excited to have GX
premiere on Cartoon Network."
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Synopsis
A generation in the future, in a land
inaccessible to the rest of the world, is the
premiere dueling high school Duel Academy! This
special boarding school educates promising young
duelists to achieve their full potential.
However, little do people realize that one of
the greatest duelists of all time is about to
arrive in the incoming class.
The students, based on a combination of duelist
rankings and exams, are separated into three
dorms. The most advanced students reside in
Obelisk Blue. The second tier lives in Ra
Yellow. The duelists with the lowest grades are
in Slifer Red. Class conflicts have stood for
many years with the higher-ranked dorms teasing
the lower dorms, but the status quo is about to
turn on its head with the newest arrival!