YU-GI-OH: BONDS BEYOND TIME (2011 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.2|5.0 Starsììì

YU-GI-OH: Bonds Beyond Time—the animation is great; the special effects good for the 10-year-old and up, but not the best for adults—gives its audience an opportunity to examine a popular Japanese anime. The story seems small with a strong yearning to be a kid’s action anime. The best words to describe this film, however, seem to be: childish, difficult to watch, comical when comedy is not the intention. The narrator did not support this story well.

Storyline

Yusei Fudo (voice of Gregory Abbey) time travels to preserve the present by correcting the past.

Additional Thanks


Thank You to Director Ken’ichi Takeshita for directing efforts. Additional characters/cast include: Jaden Yuki (voice of Matthew Labyorteaux), Yugi Moto/Yami Yugi (voice of Dan Green), Paradox/Professor Viper (voice of Sean Schemmel), Jack Atlas (Ted Lewis), Crow Hogan (voice of Tom Wayland), Akiza Izinski/Dark Magician Girl (Erica Schroeder), Luna/Leo/Yubel (voice of Eileen Stevens), and Lyman Banner/Solomon Moto (voice of Wayne Grayson).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The anime has plenty of ‘Flash and Dash’; but when you get down to real reasons for this movie’s production and how it connects to children’s entertainment, the question of why is this relevant seems to dominate.

Ben Meyers

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