“Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions” is a 2016 Japanese card game battle action film based on Kazuki Takahashi’s game battle manga “Yu-Gi-Oh!” (serialized in “Weekly Shōnen Jump” in 1996–2004). It was the fourth “Yu-Gi-Oh!” movie version.
Directed by Satoshi Kuwabara. The character designer and animation director is Takahiro Kagami. Animation produced by Gallop. 130 minutes.
Yugi Mutou had awakened his another personality “Dark Yugi (Atem)” by finishing “the Millennium Puzzle”. After going through lots of deadly battles against Seto Kaiba (the president of the Kaiba Corporation) and other peers, Yugi parted his ways with Dark Yugi, and the Millennium Puzzle was sealed deep in the ground.
When Yugi is close to graduation from high school, he finds a mysterious boy named Aigami appearing in his class. Meanwhile, Kaiba tries to excavate the Millennium Puzzle to revive his rival Atem. Yugi, Kaiba and Aigami duel with each other for their beliefs.
The original author Kazuki Takahashi presided over the production, and he joined in its character design, screenplay and storyboards too.
The film is an original episode which is a sequel to the last episode of the original manga. It is not linked to the story of the TV anime series.
The beautiful images with brilliant drawings and 3DCG, and impressive battle action sequences are worth seeing.
The film was also screened in 4DX and MX4D.