New 'Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens' Anime Announced, TCG Master Rule 5 Explained

The world of Yu-Gi-Oh! is about to undergo a major change.

First in a series of announcements, the latest series of the popular anime has been announced. According to the official reveal from the anime's social accounts, the next part of the Yu-Gi-Oh! series will be titled, Sevens.

Not only is this the seventh iteration of the series, (Duel Monsters, GX, 5Ds, Zexal, Arc-V, Vrains) it will also mark the first time in the anime's decades-long history that the protagonist will be in elementary school.

Yuga Oudou is the protagonist for Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens and is only 11 years-old when the show begins. Hiiro Ishibashi (Children of the Sea) will voice Yuga, while Taku Yashiro will voice Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo. Gakuto Sougetsu is voiced by Natsuki Hanae, and Romin Kirishima will be voiced by Tomoro Kusunoki.

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TV Tokyo

With every new Yu-Gi-Oh! series a new way of dueling in the trading card game is introduced. This time "Rush Duels" are being teased. And, while Konami hasn't confirmed what that means, it likely has to do with the recent announcement of changes coming to the TCG.

Here's the official synopsis of Yu-Gi-Oh! Sevens that is expected to be released in Japan in April 2020.

Yuga Oudou is a fifth-grade student at The Seventh Goha elementary school. He calls his invention "Road" and develops various "Road" every day. He has felt that the duels managed by adults are cramped and has completed a new rule that everyone could enjoy. One day, Luke in the next class reports a rumor about "The King of Duel." Being filled with curiosity, Yuga and Luke arrive at a significant stone monument, and a mysterious person appears in front of it. To be recognized as "The King of Duel," they must win at the duels within a limited time! "I can win with 'Rush Duel,' my own idea!" Yuga and Luke, the story of two boys who change the cramped world with new duels now begins.

As for the changes in the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG, a revised rule as been implemented for April 1, 2020.

Players of the TCG have begun calling this "Master Rule 5," unofficially, and its basic function is to eliminate restrictions on Fusion, Synchro and XYZ summoning. Here's the basic breakdown of "Master Rule 5."

Synchro, Fusion and XYZ Summoned monsters from the extra deck do not have to be summoned in the Extra Monster Zone. This frees up decks to not have to rely on Link monsters to get other extra deck monsters on the field.

Link and Pendulum monsters summoned from the Extra Deck still have to go to the Extra Monster Zone first.

For more information on the new rule changes, check out the official YouTube video below.

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