Created 10/20/2002 - 23:00
4Kids Entertainment has signed an agreement with DreamWorks Records to release an album based upon the music in the YU-GI-OH! animated television series. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the album, titled YU-GI-OH!: MUSIC TO DUEL BY, will be available at retail on October 29, 2002. The album will contain the YU-GI-OH! theme songs as well as orchestral passages and other songs from the television series. Also on the album will be some new music scheduled to be included in future episodes of YU-GI-OH! DreamWorks senior executive Michael Ostin said, "If you've been around kids, you can't help but notice the incredible popularity of the YU-GI-OH! television show. In addition to being the top-rated kids' show, it's a real cultural phenomenon. We are eager for the opportunity to offer fans an album of audio accompaniment to their dueling experience." YU-GI-OH!, based on the Japanese comic book series, follows Yugi and his friends as they challenge their minds by playing Duel Monsters, using logic and strategy to pair up different mystical creatures with one another in wild, magical duels. The show currently airs in the U.S. on the Kids' WB! and has held the number one spot in its 11:00 am time period with Boys 2-11, Boys 6-11 and Tweens 9-14 since the new season premiered on September 14, 2002.