Yu Gi Oh Zexal Ep 21: Yuuma befriends a Robot- are you $@&!@$& kidding me?


My name is Eva, I've been watching Anime since 2003, and I became a fan later in 2005. I am a passionate writer, so it's a wonderful experience and incredibly thrilling to blog reviews/critics and just express myself about the series.

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  1. mitzirocker says:

    Just when you can’t take the filler, Shark shows up and makes it all better, eh?

    On a more serious note, this episode offended me on a personal level, for the simple reason that I’m watching this as I’m watching DM, and this episode came up alongside Yugi v Possessed Jounouchi (the second episode, specifically). I cried through the whole DM episode. I spent the whole ZeXal episode pretend-shooting the screen. Do you want to know why, Studio Dice? Do you want to know why the 76th episode of DM is vastly superior to the 21st of ZeXal? Do you want to know why the latter was an incredible insult to the former and not the bloody homage you acted like it was? Eh?

    Because Yugi KNEW Jounouchi. Because Yugi went through Duelist bloody Kingdom with Jounouchi. Because Yugi got through Death-T with Jounouchi by his side! Because Yugi gave up a metric ton of money for the sake of Jounouchi’s sister! Because Jounouchi stood by him even though Yugi ended up with an international criminal organisation/cult out for his blood!

    Because WE knew Jounouchi! Because we knew what he stood for! Because we knew how he cared! Because they showed us that he cared! Because he was a person, a real breathing human, to the people who watched him! Because we cheered him on when he kicked Bandit Keith’s ass! Because we yelled at him to stop moping about and do something when he lost his Red Eyes and went BSOD! Do you want to know why we did that?! Because Jounouchi had 50-80 episodes of characterisation, so we cared about him, and what happened to him!

    Obomi’s just a trash bot they picked off the street and had a full minute of characterisation before you expected us to care. To even think about comparing it to the vibrant, deep character that is Katsuya Jounouchi is a horrible insult to Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Monsters in its entirety, and the idiots who thought this up should be drowned. I came out of the DM I-know-you’re-in-there-somewhere priming my air crossbow for Malik Ishtar’s head(you can whinge on about your childhood for as long as you like, pretty boy, NOTHING excuses that.) I came out of the ZeXal I-know-you’re-in-there-somewhere ready to translate the credits and find out exactly who to kill.

    You know what, Dice? Stop with the homages. They’ve crossed the line between cute in a pathetic sort of way to what is for the many people who watched DM as children an active rape of their childhoods. Just stop it. If I wanted to watch DM, I’d watch DM. Let ZeXal grow into its own show with its own story, not one following the pattern of that which has come before.

    Sorry about the rant there, I just had to get this off my chest.

    • Eva says:

      *GRINS AND APPLAUDS* Rant is approved. >:D
      Funny and bias enough that it was Shark’s character that got me this far. I probably would’ve dropped it ages ago since I really can’t stand Yuuma, which is pretty stupid since he’s the main character. XD

      • mitzirocker says:

        It’s not so much that I don’t like Yuma (fairly neutral about him) as that he’s too close to Judai in character. One of him’s enough, thank you.
        Wait a minute, if he’s just like Judai… ZeXal’s going to turn into EVA in about a hundred episodes! Yes!

  2. mitzirocker says:

    What’s the connection between Yugi being experienced and Ju-, uh, Yuma being inexperienced? :is confused:

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