Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: 20th Remaster Skips Virtual World ArcMarch 15, 2016 at 4:17 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: 20th Remaster — the HD remastered broadcast of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters anime series — has been playing the Battle City story arc each week in Japan on TV Tokyo and its sister stations since April 2015. In Tuesday’s late-night broadcast, the show reached a turning point by airing “The Location of the Finals – Alcatraz” (episode 122), the first episode of the Battle City semifinals. Why is this significant?
Last week, the show only just aired “One Turn Kill” (episode 97), the final episode of the Battle City preliminaries. Episodes 98 through 121, which encompass Noah’s Virtual World story line, has been skipped. Indeed, TV Tokyo’s official Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Battle City arc website labels “One Turn Kill” as the 47th BC episode of the series and “The Location of the Finals – Alcatraz” as the 48th.
Will Noah eventually get a chance to shine in HD during this momentous year for the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise? Only time will tell, but things aren’t looking too good for him. The official Japanese website celebrating the 20th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh! lists only three story arcs for Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters: Duelist Kingdom, Battle City, and Pharaoh’s Memories. Poor Dartz might get passed over as well.