Yu-Gi-Oh ARC-V Episode 9
– Hokuto VS Yuuya = VICTORY: YUUYA
It is quite funny to say that I had genuinely thought Yuuya was going to end up losing with the way the duel was unfolding. However as per usual, he managed to turn the tables thanks to taking the risk of going into the collasping building where the Action-Card he so desperately needed at that point (though it would have been terrible had it been one of those trap-cards). This isn’t the first time we have seen Yuuya struggle with his game when he isn’t staying true to his style. For most of the duel, he was so caught up with being determined to protect their dueling school that he even said to Sora, ‘Now isn’t the time to entertain!’, but that was crucial mistake on his part because being a serious duelist isn’t his style. Once he had remembered his father’s words and finally got his hands on an action-cards (without it being destroyed on him), the tables turned and Yuuya changed up his game and was able to take full advantage of Magician of Astronomy’s effect without worrying about raising his opponent’s attack points as well. This is because Hokuto’s monsters were XYZ Summons which as explained by Sora, doesn’t have levels, but ranks. And I must say, there was nothing more satisfying to see a giant cat deliver the final blow.
I am glad that Yuuya won because Hokuto was such a douche. He is an aggressive player who will use whatever means to win, even if it puts his opponent in a dangerous position. At the same time, this episode once more displayed the dangers of the new solid-vision field. It is so realistic that participants can actually get hurt if they aren’t careful. Another factor they have shown is that there is a certain loop of repetition that works on the fields where action-cards typically fall and land at a certain place. If one like Hokuto, played at the same field over and over again, they would be able to memorize exactly where the action-cards will land.
Next week Yuzu will be up against Matsumi, a Fusion Duelist. Oh man, it makes me worried because she is second and they might use this opportunity to make her lose her match to even out the scores… Ugh I hope not. I pray that she wins, I would hate to see her lose! YUZU FIGHTO! You know what, let’s have a perfect three win victory and crush the LDS aces while we’re at it!