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Kaijudo is a 2012 American animated series and trading card game that serve as a spin-off and relaunch of the Japanese Duel Masters franchise. The animated series was produced by Hasbro Studios, animated by Moi Animation in South Korea, and developed by Henry Gilroy and Andrew R. Robinson for Wizards of the Coast.
|Also known as||Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters (season 1)|
Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters (season 2)'
|Based on||Duel Masters|
|Developed by||Henry Gilroy (season 1)|
Andrew R. Robinson (seasons 1-2)
Marty Isenberg (season 2)
|Voices of||Scott Wolf|
Dee Bradley Baker
James Arnold Taylor
|Theme music composer||John Jennings Boyd |
Eric V. Hachikan
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||52 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hasbro Studios|
|Budget||US$400,000 (per episode)|
|Original network||Hub Network|
|Original release||June 2, 2012 –|
December 28, 2013
Previously, Hasbro Entertainment licensed and produced an English-language adaptation of the 2002 Duel Masters anime series with Plastic Cow Productions in 2004, as well as an American-exclusive second season, Duel Masters: Sacred Lands, with Elastic Media Corporation. Wizards of the Coast also launched the companion Duel Masters Trading Card Game in the United States in the same year; the series would eventually be discontinued in 2006.
Kaijudo premiered on the Hub Network, a joint venture between Hasbro and Discovery, on June 2, 2012. The companion trading card game was issued by Wizards of the Coast and first released on June 26, 2012. The franchise was discontinued in 2014, with the TV series cancelled after its second season.
The series follows the adventures of a young boy named Ray Okamoto from San Campion who possesses the rare ability to summon and duel alongside fantastical creatures from a parallel dimension. Ray and his two best friends Allie and Gabe join the ranks of the mysterious Duel Masters to ensure the survival of both races.
|Season||Episodes||First aired||Last aired|
|1||26||June 2, 2012||December 15, 2012|
|2||26||June 21, 2013||December 28, 2013|
Shout! Factory began releasing the series in December 2012. United Kingdom-based Clear Vision has rights for the first two seasons through Region 2, including most of Western Europe and the Middle East.
|Region||DVD title||Episodes||Time length||Release date|
|1||Creatures Unleashed||1–5||110 minutes||December 4, 2012|
|1||Dragonstrike||6,7,23,25,26||110 minutes||April 30, 2013|
|1||Darkness of Heart||8,9,18,19,20||110 minutes||September 24, 2013|
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