Kaijudo is an American animated action/adventure TV series which is related to the Kaijudo collectible card game issued by Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro since 1999. It is a re-imagining of the widely successful Duel Masters franchise. It is 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. The series, partly owned by Hasbro, aired on the Hub Network in the United States from June 2, 2012 to December 28, 2013. The show's first season is titled Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters. The second season, premiered on June 21, 2013 on the Hub Network, is titled Kaijudo: Clash of the Duel Masters.
|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|
Andrew R. Robinson
|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
On August 29, 2014, the series was cancelled after two seasons. The official website closed on December 3, 2014.
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|
Collectible card gameEdit
- Liu, Ed (October 22, 2012). "PR: "Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel Masters — Creatures Unleashed" DVD Coming December 5, 2012". ToonZone. Retrieved August 2, 2013.
- "Tatsurion Vs. Razorkinder Battle Decks—In Stores Now!". Retrieved 2012-07-01.