Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 30: ‘The World That Sora Wants!’

January 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Sora Shiunin, furious at Yuya Sakaki,in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 30
Par for the course in the world of Yu-Gi-Oh!

Amid their underwater duel, Sora Shiunin at last reveals to Yuya Sakaki what the power of G.O.D. can truly accomplish.

“It is the creation…of perfect parallel worlds,” says Shiunin. “Countless parallel worlds…and among them the worlds that each person wants!”

It is through this power that he and his sister can remain together forever. Yuya doesn’t accept this.

“But is making a world just for one person really right?” Yuya asks. “Shutting yourself up in a world of your own… Is that any fun?”

Shiunin scowls fiercely at Yuya. He doesn’t see the need to further explain himself to the Dueltainer. Shiunin unleashes a torrent of Frightfur monsters and uses them to call forth his signature monster, Frightfur Daredevil. Its attacks Yuya, destroying his only defense and damaging his life points. As Yuya flounders, he hears a familiar voice.

“Seriously…your heart is too soft!”

In a blink of an eye, Yuri appears and declares himself to be Shiunin’s true opponent. He won’t stand for anyone hurting Yuya. Using his trademark Pendulum Fusion, Yuri summons his own signature monster, Starving Venemy Dragon, and destroys Frightfur Daredevil.

Shiunin regroups, using his Frightfur monsters’ effects to bring more monsters back to his field. He then uses them to summon a deadly new monster: Dangerous Frightfur Nightmary. With the head of a broken doll, a gangly and seemingly hollow body, and hands and arms that float in front of her, this monster is truly a terrifying sight. Strands of Nightmary’s long hair lash out like tentacles, grabbing the memory spheres around the two duelists. Yuri realizes that she increases her strength by absorbing others’ memories.

Shiunin orders Nightmary to attack. She opens her clackity mouth, letting out a shrill cry as apparitions emerge from her body and lunge toward Yuri. She annihilates Yuri’s dragon effortlessly.

Thoughts

Sora Shiunin is so different now. From the moment he dives into the pool, Sora, now in a wetsuit with his hair down, seems like a completely different person. And it’s more than just appearances. With his memories back, he’s so much more determined and vicious. There are numerous expressive and fun Sora faces in this chapter.

Sorry, Yuya, but I don’t understand your reasoning here. Sora only wishes to be with his sister, but Yuya disapproves of this, questioning the value of the existence of parallel worlds and the “fun” behind them. Really? What does that have to do with anything? There must be some information that hasn’t yet been introduced, something that explains the dangers of G.O.D.’s powers in more details. It would be one thing if Sora wanted to use the power for evil, but that doesn’t seem to be his intentions at all.

That Nightmary is one macabre monster. And look at her bangs. They look like Miu’s. Yuri has his work cut out for him fighting this monster. I don’t want the villains to win, but I wouldn’t be surprised if another one of Yuya’s counterparts falls. One by one they could go until only Yuya is left.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 30: “The World That Sora Wants!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 08 (January 22, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 29: “Memory Duel!!”

Next chapter:
Coming soon

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Promo Cards Page

January 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm | Posted in Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Weekly Shonen Jump Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG promo cards listed on VIZ Media's website

Many readers of VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine are also avid Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fans who look forward to receiving promo cards in the mail with their subscription. But information about what Yu-Gi-Oh! cards have been selected and when they are mailed out is sometimes hard to come by.

To address these questions, VIZ Media has launched a new page dedicated to WSJ Yu-Gi-Oh! promo cards at: https://www.viz.com/wsj-promo

This page lists the most recent promo cards, the cut-off dates you must subscribe by to be eligible for the cards, and their expected delivery dates. It also lists your WSJ subscription dates and the mailing address saved in your account settings. Be sure to double-check these details!

Even though VIZ’s WSJ magazine is available in many English-speaking countries, the promo cards are only mailed to annual subscribers with U.S. and Canadian addresses.

(h/t VIZ Media via House O’ Champions)

Digital Manga Sale: All 38 Volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh!

January 4, 2018 at 12:00 am | Posted in Duel Monsters, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 6 Comments
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VIZ Media's Yu-Gi-Oh! digital sale January 2018 ad banner

VIZ Media is having a sale on Kazuki Takahashi’s original Yu-Gi-Oh! manga! Through Monday, all digital volumes of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duelist, and Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium World are priced at $4.99 each — that’s almost 30 percent off the regular price of $6.99, and 50 percent off the $9.99 price of a printed volume. Check out VIZ’s list of books with links to all the platforms where you can buy them:

This sale applies to all e-books sold on the VIZ app/website, comiXology, Google Play Books, iBooks, Kindle, and Nook.

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 29: ‘Memory Duel!!’

December 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Sora Shiunin goofing around with his younger sister Miu in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 29

Yuya Sakaki, Reiji Akaba, and their friends enter Eve’s hideout. Its towering front door slams shut behind them, sealing out the glacial Antarctic winds. Inside, the gang finds itself in a cavernous, cathedralesque room with a dome. Everyone marvels at the space’s futuristic trimmings. With no clues as to where Eve and her companions might be, they agree to split up and search.

Yuya and Yuzu traipse through the halls of the base. Yuzu wonders if their enemies from the future might know about her own future, like who she marries. Yuya chuckles.

The pair discover a room with what appears to be a swimming pool with buoy in its center. Yuya decides to step into the water, which barely even reaches his knees. But after taking another step, Yuya suddenly sinks!

“I can’t swim!” he cries out in the water, squeezing his eyes shut and flailing his arms.

Yuzu dives in after him when they discover the strangeness of the situation — they can both speak and breathe normally in this water. All around them are long, thick columns that look like plant roots, extending up to the surface of the pool and attaching themselves to the buoy. Numerous softball-sized orbs are stuck along the length of each root.

Without warning, another person dives into the pool and appears beside Yuya and Yuzu. It’s Sora Shiunin. There is a moment of uncomfortable silence. Shiunin looks different from the first time they met, thinks Yuzu.

Yuya asks Shiunin why he joined Eve’s group. Shiunin guffaws, revealing that he has always been with her. Like Isaac, he has lived his life over and over again using the power of G.O.D.

“If you have power inside you, G.O.D. will awaken your true power,” Shiunin says. “Then, I can live again in a world that G.O.D. creates.”

Shiunin challenges Yuya to a duel, stating that Eve will only show herself if Yuya defeats him. Yuya agrees. Action Cards materialize all around them in the water. The duelists begin by pursuing the cards, but maneuvering in the water is difficult. They each summon monsters to try to one-up the other’s movements.

Yuya asks what the orbs are that all around them. Shiunin throws one at Yuya, which pops against his head. Yuya suddenly finds himself standing in the middle of a road, a truck hurtling toward him honking its horn. He gasps.

Yuya snaps out of it. It was a vision, and the spheres contain the memories from people who cling to G.O.D.’s power, says Shiunin. They were created by Eve and Isaac and act as sensors for G.O.D., who uses memories to select the group’s companions. Shiunin throws another orb at Yuya.

This time, Yuya finds himself in a hospital room, a young girl sitting on a bed in front of him. It’s the same girl in the photo that Shiunin showed him during their previous duel — Sora Shiunin’s younger sister, Miu. She’s playing with her brother and perusing the pages of a travel magazine, wishing that she could see all of the world’s magnificent sites with him. But she can’t. She’s incurably ill and won’t live much longer.

Back in the pool, Shiunin divulges his reason for working for G.O.D. — to have the opportunity to spend time with Miu over and over again. But even though he is able to relive his life, there is still no cure for her disease. Not unless G.O.D. gets back its “true power,” allowing for the creation of a world that each person desires…

Thoughts

Ah, what a wonderful feeling waking up on Christmas Day and finding a new chapter of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V already here, waiting to be read.

Those spheres and roots in the pool look familiar, don’t they? They’re just like the ones in the recesses of Yuya’s mind. The same ones that Yuya’s counterparts are always destroying so that Yuya doesn’t remember his past. Suddenly, Yuya and Sora Shiunin seem much alike; they share something in common. What painful, suppressed memories lie in the depth of Yuya’s mind?

Before his first duel against Yuya, Shiunin seemed like a cute, happy boy. But during that duel, he revealed himself to be a little bit…unhinged. Now we start to see why he’s like that. What must it be like to relive your life over and over again, but unable to change a horrible, inevitable outcome? I think that most people, if given the opportunity to go back to their past and redo the actions of their life, would jump at the chance. But what if it’s a meaningless quest? What if, no matter what you do, you really can’t change the past? Would you still go back and try? Shiunin chooses to do so — not just once, but over and over again — and he suffers tremendously for it.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 29: “Memory Duel!!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 04-05 (December 25, 2017). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 28: “The Enemy’s Hideout!!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 30: “The World That Sora Wants!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 28: ‘The Enemy’s Hideout!!’

November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Reiji Akaba using his scarf to rescue Isaac in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 28

As Isaac’s life points spiral toward zero, the force of the attack from Reiji Akaba’s monster hurls Isaac backward into the cold emptiness of space. Akaba whip his scarf at Isaac and catches his arm, but Isaac is none too grateful for the rescue. He declares his love for Eve once more before snapping the scarf’s threads. He won’t let the president use him to pinpoint the location of their hideout. Akaba watches as Isaac’s body drifts further and further away. Just as he is about to disappear from Akaba’s view, Isaac is pulled into an interdimensional vortex. Sora Shiunin saves him.

A short time later, Reiji Akaba’s space shuttle lands back on Earth. Shingo Sawatari and Shun Kurosaki are waiting for him. Yuya and Yuzu arrive on a Duel Runner. Akaba reveals that he has discovered the general location of the enemy group’s base. Before any of them can get an explanation out the president, they find themselves on one of Leo Corporation’s air freighters, ready for takeoff.

In the air, Yuya speaks to Akaba in private about the Adam Factor and its presence within their bodies. Yuya thinks Eve’s group is using G.O.D.’s power to change history, and that his and Akaba’s future timeline was affected by their meddling. Yuya vows to destroy the G.O.D. card if he finds it at Eve’s headquarters. Akaba listens silently as Yuya makes his declaration.

Reiji Akaba still doesn't consider Yuya Sakaki a comrade in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 28

In the recesses of Yuya’s mind, Yuto and Yuri watch over Yugo as he sleeps, still recovering after the taxing duel. Yuto worries about heading into battle without Yugo. He and Yuri vow to protect Yuya with their lives. Over their heads, the power of the Adam Factor pulses loudly from the clouds.

Reiji Akaba’s aircraft eventually finds itself maneuvering through blustery, snowy winds. Below them is an endless view of icy mountains and crevasses. Suddenly a section of the ground splits open, revealing a runway. The aircraft’s passengers are startled by this display as the plane touches down. They’ve landed at Eve’s hideout. In Antarctica.

Within their base, Eve and Sora Shiunin watch Yuya and the gang disembark from their monitors. Beside Eve, there is display of a DNA molecule slowly being assembled within an orb. It’s the Adam Factor. Sora wonders if more time is needed to reconstruct the Adam Factor data. He heads out, ready to take on Yuya and avenge his loss.

Thoughts

First of all, thank you, Shin Yoshida and Naohito Miyoshi, for acknowledging Reiji’s wonderful scarf and giving it an important role in the story. This means so much to the fans of this magical piece of fabric that can transcend the laws of physics.

As quickly as Reiji returns to Earth, he is off again. He’s so gung-ho about taking on Eve that it seems he couldn’t care less if he is accompanied by the other passengers on his trip. Speaking of which, it’s great to see Sawatari and Kurosaki join up with the main characters again. I hope they get to play a bigger role in this story.

Yuya is looking as cute as ever. His card tricks are cute too.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 28: “The Enemy’s Hideout!!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 52 (November 27, 2017). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 27: “Reiji’s Goal!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 29: “Memory Duel!!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in VIZ’s Fall 2017 WSJ Jump Pack

October 30, 2017 at 10:00 am | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga panel in the Weekly Shonen Jump Fall 2017 Jump Pack and a Slifer the Sky Dragon promo card
An Egyptian God, but not the G.O.D. Yuya seeks

VIZ Media’s biannual Weekly Shonen Jump print magazine is back with another 96 pages of manga previews, and once again Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is included alongside three other hot titles. The Fall 2017 Jump Pack includes:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, chapter 3
  • Dragon Ball Super, chapter 1
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations, chapter 2
  • My Hero Academia, chapter 4

Like previous Jump Packs, this one includes plenty of goodies for the manga enthusiast and the Yu-Gi-Oh! beginner and collector:

  • An Ultra Rare Slifer the Sky Dragon Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card (JMPS-EN005), illustrated and signed by Kazuki Takahashi. This is a reprint of an immensely popular WSJ subscriber-exclusive promo card from 2012.
  • A Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fold-out paper playmat with beginner’s guide.
  • A 20-card Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demo deck that accompanies the guide.
  • A coupon for one free Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Starter Deck, redeemable at your local Official Tournament Store (OTS).
  • A promo code for $5 off a one-year subscription of VIZ’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, normally priced at $25.99. Read your Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V simulpubs here!

The WSJ Fall 2017 Jump Pack is available now for $10.99 exclusively at Scholastic book fairs in schools throughout the United States. Anyone can buy from these book fairs; you don’t need to be affiliated with the school. All purchases made at Scholastic book fairs help financially support the host school, so not only are you getting some great manga and Yu-Gi-Oh! stuff, you are also improving the education of young minds. Don’t miss it!

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Transcend Game (Part 1) Printed in Spring 2017 WSJ Jump Pack

Cover of VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump Fall 2017 Jump Pack

Table of Contents of the Weekly Shonen Jump Fall 2017 Jump Pack

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards and extras included with the Weekly Shonen Jump Fall 2017 Jump Pack

Close-up of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Slifer the Sky Dragon card included with the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2017 Jump Pack

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 27: ‘Reiji’s Goal!’

October 23, 2017 at 12:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Reiji Akaba and Isaac dueling in space in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 27
Card games in space!

With the power of the Transcendent Pendulum Summons, Reiji Akaba has called forth the card that his father left him: Super-Dimensional Sovereign Emperor Zero Paradox. He attempts to take down Isaac, but Isaac employs his Reflector combo to keep Akaba away.

Isaac again recollects his final moments with Adam. He could have saved Adam… But, he didn’t. Perhaps, thought Isaac, if Adam weren’t around, Eve might have eyes for him. But Eve never did forget the one man she loved. And so Isaac continues to live his life searching for that man, all the while carrying the burden of this secret that he’s unable to tell Eve.

It’s Isaac’s turn. He summons three Mirror Imagine Prism Coat 8 monsters, who steal Zero Paradox’s attack strength and neutralize Akaba’s spells and traps. Isaac powers up his Mirror Imagine Catadioptricker 7 and confidently attacks Zero Paradox.

“I will save Adam and Eve!!” howls Isaac. “This is the end, Reiji Akaba!!”

“I disagree,” Akaba replies calmly. He reveals that during the entire duel, he has been monitoring Isaac and tracing the location of his comrades. Akaba expressly selected the space colony as their duel stage knowing that it would give him the quiet environment he needs to keep an eye on all of the information Isaac was sending back to his team. Slowly, numerous floating cameras descend around Isaac. The researcher is furious.

“Sora!! Wipe out this colony!!” Isaac exclaims, startling the boy watching the duel from afar. Sora uses a Solid Vision trick to vaporize the colony. In a blink of an eye, the gargantuan mass disappears and Akaba and Isaac are floating in space, the cards of their decks now scattered high and low. The two duelists are kept alive by helmets that Sora materializes for them.

But Akaba reveals that he expected this to happen all along. He plays a trick of his own, the spell card Zero Gravitation. This allows him to treat both duelists’ decks as one. The cards that had been strewn all around them are suddenly pulled into the space between the two men, forming a neat pile. Akaba then activates a new effect of Zero Paradox, one that would allow him to use Isaac’s Pendulum cards as his own. Akaba uses Issac’s Mirror Imagine Secondary 9 to special summon a Mirror Imagine monster from their combined deck. He calls Mirror Imagine Reflector 1.

Isaac is mortified. He knows exactly what Akaba is about to do.

Akaba turns Isaac’s own Reflector combo against him before powering up Zero Paradox. Akaba’s ace demolishes Catadioptricker 7.

Thoughts

I admit that I’m far from being an expert of the Yu-Gi-Oh! card game, but even I can tell when things are getting ridiculous during a duel. And this duel is ridiculous. Combining decks? C’mon! It makes dueling in space without spacesuits seem perfectly acceptable.

Isaac, don’t you know that jealousy never pays off? Pfft.

I was not expecting to read a Japanese parable in this manga! Yuya tells the tale of Mori Motonari, a real feudal lord who lived in the 1500s.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 27: “Reiji’s Goal!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 47 (October 23, 2017). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 26: “The Transcendent Duel!!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 28: “The Enemy’s Hideout!!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Editor Yoshihisa Heishi at NYCC 2017

October 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Japanese, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yoshihisa Heishi at the Weekly Shonen Jump panel at NYCC 2017

In Japan, manga editors are more than just people who know the nuts and bolts of the publishing industry. Editors work intimately with manga creators, exchanging story ideas and guiding the creators to success, and even look after the creators’ health and well-being. When Kazuki Takahashi’s Yu-Gi-Oh! manga was first serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in Japan, its founding editor was Yoshihisa Heishi. Heishi eventually rose through the ranks to become the magazine’s editor in chief, and today still works at Shueisha’s shonen manga department as its director.

This past weekend, Heishi attended New York Comic Con where he was a guest at VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump panel. He offered some tidbits about Yu-Gi-Oh! and Takahashi during a brief Q&A.

“How did Egypt become such an important theme in the story?” asked Urian Brown, an editor at VIZ and the panel’s moderator.

“Before the manga started, Takahashi-sensei was really interested in Egypt and Egyptian culture,” explained Heishi through his translator, English WSJ Editor in Chief Andy Nakatani. “The Millennium Puzzle was originally not supposed to be used. It was going to be a different item. But since he ended up using the Millennium Puzzle, Egypt became a more important part of the story.”

“What was it supposed to be originally?” asked Brown.

“I can’t say,” Heishi laughed.

“What was it like working with Takahashi-sensei?” Brown continued. “Can you give us any details about his creative process?”

“When Takahashi-sensei was making the manga, I didn’t really see him having trouble or questioning himself when he was creating the manga,” replied Heishi. “He would go through the struggle unseen, not out in the forefront. Every week, they’d be playing card games and video games and things. He would play every week with his assistants. […] The ideas came from that.”

“Did you try out any of the dangerous Shadow Games in the manga, like yo-yos on the roof or the nitroglycerin air hockey?” asked Brown.

“No! Kids, please don’t do this at home.”

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Check out video of the full panel for discussions and insights about even more Shonen Jump titles, like Rurouni Kenshin and My Hero Academia.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 26: ‘The Transcendent Duel!!’

September 25, 2017 at 4:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Close-ups of Isaac and Reiji Akaba in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 26

Reiji Akaba and Isaac are locked in combat. Isaac has unveiled to Akaba his perplexing Mirror Imagine monsters, who work together to neutralize Akaba’s monster effects and attacks. Now, Isaac goes on the offensive, using his monsters’ effects to power up his ace, Mirror Imagine Catadioptricker 7, to an overwhelming 7000 attack!

As Akaba is about to bear the brunt of Isaac’s game-ending energy beam assault, Akaba bets his life on his next draw. Isaac is amused.

“Hmm… Entrusting yourself to fate now?” Isaac asks the president.

“No, not at all! Fate isn’t what I call my predictions for the future!!” Akaba retorts.

As Reiji Akaba dauntlessly draws from his deck, Isaac sees a shadowy figure materialize behind Akaba. It’s Adam! Akaba draws the card he needs, vaporizing Catadioptricker 7’s attack and saving him from defeat. As the smoke from the attack clears, Adam’s image fades away with it. Isaac wonders if Adam blames him for not stopping the experiment that led to his disappearance all those years ago…

Isaac is mystified by the card Akaba has drawn. Akaba doesn’t wait to demonstrate its power. It’s a new monster that can only be summoned when the total of his Pendulum scales exceeds its level.

“Come!! Transcendent Pendulum Summons!!” Akaba cries out. “Come forth, D/D/D/D Super-Dimensional Sovereign Emperor Zero Paradox!!”

Thoughts

After two chapters with plenty of exposition and flashbacks, it’s back to a chapter of intense dueling. So many monsters in this manga look creepy, Reiji Akaba’s especially. The cool but creepy category gets a new addition this month with Zero Paradox. What is that thing?! We’ve seen this monster before — in Scale 18, just as Ren interrupts Yuya and Reiji’s duel. Back then, its identity was still a mystery since only its hand was shown. And, as the flashback in this month’s chapter reveals, Zero Paradox was shown even before that in card form; it’s the card that Reiji picked up at the end of Scale 13.

Reiji Akaba summoning D/D/D/D Super-Dimensional Sovereign Emperor Zero Paradox

It’s clever that these two scientists both use monsters whose names and designs reference measurements, lenses, and mirrors. Reiji’s actions here make me wonder what he has “seen” of the future.

If Adam is helping Reiji because he blames Isaac for what happened to him, does this mean Adam doesn’t want to be found by Eve and her organization? Have they been wasting their efforts all these years? They must know something about Adam that’s yet to be revealed…

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 26: “The Transcendent Duel!!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 43 (September 25, 2017). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 25: “Adam and Eve!”

Next chapter:
Coming soon

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Manga Volume 2 Available Now

September 5, 2017 at 2:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Cover of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 2, from VIZ Media, digital edition

Yuya “The Phantom” Sakaki’s adventures continue today in the latest Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V graphic novel! Available now from VIZ Media is Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 2, which compiles chapters 7 through 13 of the manga. Grab it in print format for $9.99 at your favorite bookstore, or download the digital version for $6.99.

In this volume, we are introduced to Yuya’s other two personalities — the handsome and cunning Yuri, and the confident Turbo Duelist Yugo. As Yuya continues his quest to find Genesis Omega Dragon, he is lured into a duel by the Leo Corporation’s third assassin, Sora Shiunin. Don’t be fooled by this boy’s playful Duel Field and friendly face. Things aren’t quite what they seem! Then, when the mysterious masked hacker Ren infiltrates Yuya’s Duel Disk and mind, it’s up to Yugo to fend off the intruder. But Ren seems to know a whole lot about Yugo and Yuya…

Extras in this volume include early character design sketches from illustrator Naohito Miyoshi of Shun Kurosaki, Sora Shiunin, Yuri, Yugo, and Ren. The print edition of this book also includes an Ultra Rare Clear Wing Fast Dragon card, Yugo’s ace monster seen on the cover — available while supplies last.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Manga Volume 1 Available Now

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