Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS airs in
April 2017 on Wednesdays. It has been pushed back to May 2017.
The series will star a new protagonist, Yusaku Fujiki, and takes place in a high-school setting, featuring Virtual Reality Duels in a cyberspace constructed with the latest technology called Link VRAINS.
In this new kind of Duel, the players transform and Duel on some form of hoverboards.
It focuses on (and introduces) a new type of Summoning that is called "Link Summoning".
Yusaku Fujiki is a high-schooler and a hacker who doesn't like standing out.
However, he gets drawn into encounters with people as he tries out Dueling for once.
-Cool-headed and extremely clever. His real skill is in his hacking and cracking abilities. He’s also good at reading people and thinks on his feet.
-When Yusaku enters Virtual Reality Duel, he becomes “Account Name: Playmaker”, radically transforming his appearance.
Link VRAINS is the location where Virtual Reality Duels take place in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS.
It is described as "a cyberspace constructed with the latest technology". Data codes can be seen across the Duel field.
Duelists use boards to Duel and are used to ride the “Data Wind”. Duelists will change forms when they Duel in Link VRAINS, similar to avatars.