Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special V-Jump Cover Art

Yu-Gi-Oh! Creator Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Special V-Jump Cover Art

Special V-Jump Cover Art Posted

V-Jump’s April 2019 issue will have a whole feature on Yu-Gi-Oh! as the the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise is celebrating a huge milestone.. 2019 marks the 20th anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game.

V-Jump April 2019 cover

In addition to the V-Jump Cover, Konami is preparing to honor its trading card game this year, the franchise plans to gift fans with some impressive presents. Including a new Yu-Gi-Oh! video game announced for the Nintendo Switch this year, as well as the franchise being in the middle of its on-going anime title Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.

Started in 1999 under Konami, the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game uses the Duel Monsters created by Takahashi for duels. In 2009, it was named the top-selling trading card game worldwide by Guinness World Record as more than 22 billion cards have been sold worldwide. As of March 2011, 25.2 billion cards have been sold, and Konami continues to role out new decks and booster packs to boot.

Yu-Gi-Oh! was originally created by Kazuki Takahashi for Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and ran from September 1996 to March 2004. The series follows Yugi Mutou, a young boy who solves an ancient puzzle and is possessed by the spirit of the Egyptian pharoah. Being skilled at deadly games, the Pharoah goes on to create and solve problems for Yugi based on deadly games of chance.

Sources:  twitter, comicbook.com

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