Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 34: ‘Challenge the Legends!’

May 21, 2018 at 4:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Eve asking Yuto if he wants to be with Yuya in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 34

Yuto stares up at Eve’s three legendary monsters. With their abilities to recover Eve’s life points, clear her opponent’s field, and inflict effect damage to her opponent, his chances of winning seem bleak. Nevertheless, he pushes on with determination in his fierce eyes. Yuto summons Dark Anthelion Dragon, powering it up with its attack-boosting effect and further supporting it with an Equip Spell.

Meanwhile, Yuya, having withdrawn into the recesses of his mind to recover, finds himself in front of a network of roots and glowing orbs in the ground. He sees that these roots have twined and twisted together, forming a mountainous tree off in the distance in front of him. There is a pulsating sensation all around him — it’s the Adam Factor. Yuya wonders why he and Reiji Akaba have the trigger inside them that will awaken Adam. Yuya sadly recalls the destructive final moments of his future following the World Illusion and his escape from that era. He then looks down at one of the glowing orbs.

Yuri and Yugo get a jolt; they sense that Yuya is at the Adam Factor. The pair speed off after Yuya on Yugo’s Duel Runner, but they’re too late. The painful memories that they’ve worked so hard to destroy have been reconstructed by the Adam Factor. And Yuya has at last stumbled upon them.

Back at the duel, Yuto has managed to wound Eve with Dark Anthelion. But Eve uses her legendary monsters’ effects to regain her life points and decrease Yuto’s, putting him in an even worse spot than before. Eve tells Yuto that if he wants to protect Yuya, he needs to hand over the Adam Factor.

Yuya reemerges, taking control of his body again. He thanks Yuto for giving him time to steel himself. All this time, he had believed that the effects of the World Illusion had tampered with his mind and fragmented his personality. But the glowing orb has shown the truth to Yuya.

He, Yuri, Yugo, and Yuto were brothers.

Thoughts

I think I’m going to cry…

Young Yuri, Yuya, Yugo, and Yuto with Yusho Sakaki in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 34

They are so small, so cute, so innocent.

So did Yuya’s brothers die during the World Illusion? Eve calls Yuto “Yuya Sakaki’s tragic guardian,” so something terrible must have happened. But their personalities became bonded with Yuya’s, at least keeping that part of them alive.

Whatever tragedy befell them, they’ve worked so hard to prevent Yuya from remembering it. But now, it’s all starting to fall apart. It’s heartbreaking to see the brothers fail like this, but the story needs for Yuya to discover the truth in order to move forward. This also adds another layer of mystery to Eve since she is apparently aware of all that has happened and is even willing to spill the truth during the duel. Yuya needs to beat her.

Hello, Yuzu fan service. With all of the Sora fan service in previous chapters, I guess balance is needed. Kurosaki and Sawatari, who haven’t seen much of the spotlight recently, seem like the perfect “lucky pervert” types, hahaha.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 34: “Challenge the Legends!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 25 (May 21, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 33: “Eve’s True Skills!!”

Next chapter:
Coming soon

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 33: ‘Eve’s True Skills!!’

April 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 7 Comments
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Yuya and Yuto arriving in Eve's domain in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 33

Yuya Sakaki, restless following his win over Sora Shiunin, calls out to Eve, demanding that she show herself. His voices echoes through the halls of her hideout. A lighted hallway appears before him, inviting him to Eve’s domain. Yuya follows the trail of lights and encounters a vortex at the end of the path. Yuto asks Yuya if he will go after her. Of course he will.

Yuya calmly steps through the vortex. In front of him is a narrow pathway. And all around him is the unending vastness of space, littered with the light of distant stars. Yuto thinks they have entered a gap in space-time, a realm that exists outside their usual time and place. Suddenly, a bright vortex appears above the path just ahead of them. Eve steps through the vortex gracefully.

“You have the Genesis Omega Dragon card,” states Yuya.

“Yes. G.O.D. is in my hands,” Eve responds.

“Ren, Isaac, Sora… All your companions suffered defeat for that card. Is it really worth that much?” asks Yuya.

“If happiness exists only in a time that has been lost, then we must rely upon G.O.D.’s power,” says Eve.

Yuya is upset by her words. Yuya doesn’t understand how Eve can manipulate time and space to achieve personal happiness. But Eve contends that the happiness of the world as a whole is only possible thanks to this selfishness. Yuto thinks it’s fruitless to try to change her mind; to get through to her, Yuya must take the G.O.D. card from her. Eve is confident that she will triumph and lays claim to the Adam Factor sleeping within Yuya. With it, she says, she will truly awaken G.O.D.

The two begin to duel. Yuya quickly Pendulum summons, setting up a field where his monsters can be neither destroyed nor damaged. Eve is unimpressed with his “unbeatable” line up.

Eve readies her field by setting her Pendulum scales, then Pendulum summons Mystic Factor Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar.

Eve's Mystic Factor Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar monsters in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 33

Yuya is dumbfounded by the sudden presence of the three high-level monsters before him. But Eve has only just begun. Using these monsters’ abilities to return themselves from the graveyard to the field, Eve is able to use them to Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz summon in succession. In mere moments, Yuya finds himself face to face with three legendary monsters: Phantasm Emperor Trilojig, Timelord Progenitor Vulgate, and No. XX Infinity Dark Hope.

“Only I can control this ultimate deck, because I have spent so long crossing space and time,” proclaims Eve. “Someone like you cannot hope to match an opponent like me!”

Thoughts

This chapter is incredible. Eve and her monsters are incredible. I got chills watching her make her plays. There are so many great callbacks to other Yu-Gi-Oh! series and characters.

When Eve Pendulum, Fusion, Synchro, and Xyz summons, her chants are very similar to ones that have been used by other Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists.

The monsters themselves seem to reference boss monsters used by other villains. Phantasm Emperor Trilojig evokes the name of the Sacred Beasts, but also looks like it would be right at home as an Arcana Force monster. The Timelord monster is obviously like Z-one’s Timelords, but it’s name — “Progenitor” — suggests that it predates the others. Eve even has one of the Numbers, a mysterious “XX,” which presumably represents an unknown value. Even though Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL ended years ago, the Numbers still haven’t all been revealed, yet here is Eve showing up with a new one. Where did it come from?

All of this inevitably leads to the question of whether the worlds in the different Yu-Gi-Oh! series are somehow connected. Or maybe this is just the author doing something fun for the fans. Regardless, Eve is clearly a special character who has lived her life doing extraordinary things across time and space. And the significance of the location where they are dueling isn’t lost on me. It’s some kind of tear existing outside of space-time. Maybe this is like the Twilight Zone, where fantastical characters like Eve and story elements that would otherwise be impossible can exist.

Amid all the excitement of Eve’s deck, let’s not forget Eve’s opening play — the construction of a gate. Last chapter, Adam tells Reiji Akaba about seeing a gate that opens up to a wasteland of planets. How coincidental is that?

I love this page of Eve here as she descends in front of Yuya.

Eve emerging in front of Yuya in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 33

She looks so elegant, but so sad.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 33: “Eve’s True Skills!!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 21-22 (April 23, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: “What Adam Saw!!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 34: “Challenge the Legends!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: ‘What Adam Saw!!’

March 26, 2018 at 3:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 2 Comments
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Adam describing how bad he is at dueling while Reiji Akaba looks on unamused in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 32

While wandering the halls of Eve’s hideout in search of Yuya Sakaki, Reiji Akaba is approached by a ghostly figure. The man, with jet-black wavy hair, materializes in front of Akaba and looks sternly at him. It’s Adam. Suddenly, the pair are standing in another world, surrounded by a network of tree roots and memory orbs. Behind Adam, the roots have coiled up toward the sky and formed a mountainous tree.

Adam introduces himself, revealing that his mind has been wandering through time to escape from G.O.D., and that he is the one who granted Akaba the Adam Factor. This factor, explains Adam, is like a key to releasing G.O.D.’s full power. For now, the power is sealed in a Duel Monsters card, which changes hands through dueling. And all this time, Adam has been waiting for strong duelists to appear to fight G.O.D.

It was quite fortuitous, then, that Yuya’s father discovered G.O.D.’s destructive powers and used the World Illusion to turn back time. You might even call it destiny, for Yuya and Akaba were able to be transported to the past, without falling into the reversion of the World Illusion, and caught the eye of Adam. This, says Adam, happened so that they could fight G.O.D. It was fate.

Even after wandering through time for so long, Adam has still never seen G.O.D.’s real form. But what he has seen terrifies him.

Adam recalls the moment his experiment spirals out of control and sends him away from Eve and Isaac. On that day, as he merges with the immense energy released, he is drawn into a blinding light where he sees a colossal man-made gate.

“Beyond it,” describes Adam, “I saw desolate stars, dead, black, lifeless planets, and I heard the groans of countless lifeforms. Instinctively, I knew that this monster had destroyed those planets!”

Adam couldn’t let this happen to the earth. And so, he gave up his own life to seize G.O.D.’s power.

Thoughts

Great chapter. It’s very dense, with a lot of new details about Adam, G.O.D., and the mysterious power that Yuya and Reiji possess.

G.O.D.’s powers are revealed to be more than just the seemingly benevolent granting of wishes and manipulation of time. There’s something far more sinister going on. It doesn’t appear that Eve and her companions are aware of this. Or if they are, they are blinded by their quest to find Adam. The only thing keeping the power in check, for now, is the Adam Factor.

What’s up the gate that Adam sees? It’s not just an ordinary gate, but a man-made gate. So some person in this story created the gate, which allowed Adam to catch a glimpse of the destruction that has occurred — and what might be in store for his own world. Who could have made it? There aren’t that many candidates. Yuya and Reiji’s fathers might have something to do with it.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: “What Adam Saw!!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 17 (March 26, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

Previous chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: “Satisfaction and Resignation!”

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 33: “Eve’s True Skills!!”

Also available now:
– Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V in VIZ’s Spring 2018 WSJ Jump Pack

March 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 5 Comments
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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga panel in the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack and a Winged Dragon of Ra promo card
The Winged Dragon of Ra: powerful, but probably not that powerful

Happy first day of spring! This season, VIZ Media is back with another print issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, on sale now at Scholastic book fairs across the U.S. The Spring 2018 WSJ Jump Pack is a 96-page preview of some of the most popular Jump titles available. This edition includes:

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, chapter 4
  • My Hero Academia, chapter 2
  • Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharingan Legend, chapter 1
  • Dragon Ball Super, chapter 2

It also includes all of the usual bonuses for Yu-Gi-Oh! newcomers and collectors:

  • An Ultra Rare The Winged Dragon of Ra Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG card (JMPS-EN006), illustrated and signed by Kazuki Takahashi. This is a reprint of the card included in the January 2011 issue of Shonen Jump.
  • A 22-by-22-inch Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fold-out paper playmat and beginner’s guide.
  • A 20-card Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG demo deck that accompanies the guide.
  • A promo code for $5 off a one-year subscription of VIZ’s digital Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, home of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V simulpub.
  • A coupon for one free Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Starter Deck, redeemable at your local Official Tournament Store (OTS).

Pick up the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack at Scholastic book fairs being held now in schools throughout the U.S. for $10.99. Search for your nearest book fair on Scholastic’s Find A Fair webpage. Don’t forget — you don’t need to be affiliated with a school to shop at its book fair; everyone is welcome, and all purchases made at the book fair help financially support the school.

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

Cover of VIZ Media's Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack

Table of Contents of the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack

Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards and extras included with the Weekly Shonen Jump Spring 2018 Jump Pack

Close-up of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG The Winged Dragon of Ra card included with the Weekly Shonen Jump Fall 2018 Jump Pack

MyAnimeList Opens Digital Manga Store

March 15, 2018 at 6:00 am | Posted in ARC-V, Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yuzu Hiragi holding up a contract in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 4

MyAnimeList, the popular anime and manga database and social community, has launched its own digital manga store in partnership with VIZ Media and Kodansha Comics. The store kicks off with over 200 titles from the two publishers, including VIZ’s Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V. Currently, the first two volumes are available for $6.99 each. Volume 3, which just streeted last week, is not yet available. The publishers tell MyAnimeList that they are working to add more titles to the line-up.

According to the FAQs, manga may be purchased by users in the United States, Canada, the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand. Once purchased, the manga may be viewed in any country.

MyAnimeList, a subsidiary of the Japanese mobile and web services development firm DeNA, opened its manga store first to Canadian users on March 8 and has since rolled it out to other English-speaking countries like the United States.

(News from ANN)

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Manga Volume 3 Available Now

March 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Cover of Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 3, from VIZ Media, digital edition

Out today from VIZ Media is Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Volume 3: “Swinging Pendulums of Destiny!!” This newest graphic novel collects chapters 14 through 19 originally published in Weekly Shonen Jump. Pick it up for $6.99 for the digital edition or $9.99 for the print.

In this volume, Yuya Sakaki finally regains consciousness back at his hideout after a tough duel. But his downtime is short-lived as Reiji Akaba suddenly shows up, and the pair disappear underground for a long and dangerous duel. Yuya will surely need help from his counterparts and some new dueling tricks if he wants to best the president of the Leo Corporation. As the duel progresses, the history between these two mysterious characters is slowly revealed. What is their connection to Genesis Omega Dragon and the cryptic Adam Factor?

Bonus content in this volume includes early design sketches and comments from artist Naohito Miyoshi of Futoshi, Ayu, Tatsuya, and Eve. Some of the designs look pretty different compared to the final versions! The print volume also includes an Ultra Rare card — D/D/D Destiny King Zero Laplace, Reiji Akaba’s boss monster who makes its debut in Scale 17. This card is only available in the book’s initial print run while supplies last, so don’t miss it.

But the best part of this book might be the comment from duel coordinator Masahiro Hikokubo: “Reiji’s D/D/D is an abbreviation for Different Dimension Demon! It doesn’t stand for Duel Daisuki Desu (I Love Duels) or Dondon Detekuru Dodekai Monster (Huge Monsters Show Up One After Another)!”

I don’t know about you but I am a-okay with these alternate meanings!

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: ‘Satisfaction and Resignation!’

February 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm | Posted in ARC-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! | Leave a comment
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Yuri proclaiming that he and Yuya's other counterparts will always be there to help him in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 31

Sora Shiunin’s most deadly monster, Dangerous Frightfur Nightmary, has destroyed Yuri’s Starving Venemy Dragon. Shiunin mocks Yuri, confident in his Nightmary’s immense 5,900 attack points. Yuri Pendulum Summons Yuya’s three Odd-Eyes Dragons — Phantom, Persona, and Mirage. He attempts to use Persona’s special effect to block Nightmary’s attack-boosting powers. But Shiunin is ready for him with Nightmary’s own effect; by banishing a Frightfur unit from his extra deck, Nightmary can no longer be targeted by effects.

Yuri is annoyed by the outcome, but is ready with his own counter. He plays Polymerization, fusing Yuya’s three Odd-Eyes Dragons.

“This is my trump card! Or rather, our trump card!” exclaims Yuri. “Come forth, triple Odd-Eyes Ultimate Fusion Dragon! Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon!!!”

Yuri activates Lethal Dose Dragon’s effect to negate all of his enemy monsters’ effects, but Shiunin laughs it off. Once again, Shiunin removes another Frightfur unit from his extra deck to prevent Nightmary from being targeted.

The two duelists continue their attempts to one-up the other, with Yuri setting off Traps to destroy Nightmary and Shiunin foiling Yuri’s attempts with his own Traps.

Yuri looks over at his Starving Venemy Dragon now in the Pendulum zone. It’s pulsating. It’s almost time, he thinks to himself.

Yuri orders Lethal Dose Dragon to attack Nightmary. But with only 2,500 attack points, how will it stand up to Nightmary’s 5,900? Shiunin sends Nightmary to kill the Dragon, but she stops short in her tracks. Shiunin looks up at her and is aghast by what he sees. Grotesque blood vessels swell out of Nightmary’s face as she trembles and begins to keel over.

Yuri reveals that his Dragons’ poisons have infected Nightmary. Whenever a card leaves the field, both Starving Venemy Dragon and Starving Venemy Lethal Dose Dragon put a Venemy counter on each monster. Then, during battle, all monsters that aren’t Venemy monsters lose 100 attack points for each counter.

Shiunin gasps, his confident smirk now gone from his face. Shiunin thought he was saving Nightmary by cleverly parrying Yuri’s card effects, but the more cards they played, the more she actually weakened. Now, Nightmary has only 1,200 attack points remaining.

Yuri uncovering Sora Shiunin's lies in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga chapter 31

Yuri, calm and collected, tells Shiunin an uncomfortable truth: he’s doesn’t actually care for his sister Miu any longer, does he? Shiunin is incensed.

Why is Shiunin here dueling, asks Yuri. After all, his contract with G.O.D. lets him live his life with Miu over and over again, as he wished.

“Sometimes, ‘satisfaction’ is merely ‘resignation,'” states Yuri. “You got tired of sharing your sister’s suffering and gave up on staying with her! You have had your fill of living with your sister! That’s why your contract with G.O.D. ended!!”

Sora Shiunin — a young man who spent an eternity beside his sister. Who watched her suffer and succumb to her illness innumerable times. Who realized that there was nothing he could for her. Who realized that this life he lived was all for naught. Who decided that he had had enough…

“It’s time for you to notice that the baseness of your own heart has transformed your sister into that monster!” Yuri asserts, pointing at Nightmary.

Shiunin looks at Nightmary bewilderedly, her face filled with suffering and her body wilting from the poison. That is Miu?

Yuri reveals one more effect of Lethal Dose Dragon; it gains 100 attack points for each Venemy counter on the field, powering up to 7,500. It attacks Nightmary.

Thoughts

This is a little upsetting. I sympathized with Sora Shiunin and wanted more for him. I hoped for the best for him and his sister. But in the end, Sora’s selfishness is on full display. And if there’s anything that we’ve learned from Yu-Gi-Oh! baddies, it’s that those with dark, selfish hearts won’t succeed. Too bad for him.

But how about that Yuri? What a good boy. Three cheers for Yuri! Once again, the handsome one proves that he is a brilliant mind and able to see the truth in people’s hearts. He’s a cunning strategist as well, never giving up even though Sora countered all of his attempts to target Nightmary.

Before Yuri attacked Sora, he asked him where he thinks souls go after they are abandoned by G.O.D. If this is really the end of Sora Shiunin, whatever happens to him next, I hope he doesn’t suffer. He has suffered so much already and it seems like it would be cruel for it to continue.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: “Satisfaction and Resignation!” is available now in VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump No. 13 (February 26, 2018). Grab the issue from VIZ, Amazon, comiXology, and Google Play Books.

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

Next chapter:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 32: “What Adam Saw!!”

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

Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga 3-in-1 Edition, Vol. 1-13 Complete

February 6, 2018 at 12:00 pm | Posted in Duel Monsters, Series 1, Yu-Gi-Oh! | 1 Comment
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VIZ Media's Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1 Edition, volumes 1 and 13, surrounded by some Millennium Items

Want to start collecting the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga in print? There’s no time like the present to kick things off. Today, VIZ Media released the final volume of its Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1 Edition graphic novels — an affordable, space-saving collection of Kazuki Takahashi’s story. VIZ’s 3-in-1 omnibuses are the same trim size as its standard volumes, but are much less expensive with a suggested retail price of $14.99 each.

On its website, VIZ lists all 13 Yu-Gi-Oh! omnibuses with links to various online vendors where you can order the books:

The Yu-Gi-Oh! 3-in-1 Edition is available only in print, not digital.

Previously:
Yu-Gi-Oh! Manga Gets 3-in-1 Omnibus Re-release from VIZ Media

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:
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V, Scale 31: “Satisfaction and Resignation!”

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)

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