Yu-Gi-Oh ARC-V Episode 36
I can’t tell you how freaking grateful I am to see Yuuya putting aside his anger and focused on communication. I was so relieved that he did not ignore Sora’s shady behavior and immediately began firing questions to him (even after he teamed up with him for the duel) after Sora bitched at him to go away. But what takes the cake tonight was the fact Yuuya recognized the fact that Yuuto actually didn’t want to fight, nor had any intention of doing harm. And to put a cherry on top: Yuuto tells gives Yuuya the option to either strike him down to simply call off the duel, and naturally Yuuya says, “There’s no way I could!”, and from there the two are able to have a proper conversation and allow Yuuya to be OFFICIALLY caught up with the plot, just on time for Yugo, from the Synchro Dimension to join the fray!
We learned today that the conflict of the story involves what I would call “Dimensional Invasions”. Yuuto and Shun are from the XYZ Dimension and Sora is from the Fusion Dimension. The antagonist is Academia who resides the Fusion Realm. They are an organization of Duel Soldiers, trained to invade and conquer realms. Yuuto shares us the story of how before Academia invaded their homeland, they were all living peaceful lives, and dueling was an activity that everyone could enjoy for the fun of it. When Academia attacked, they burned down their cities, imprisoned the citizens into cards, and crushed anyone who tried to defy them. To make matters worse, Academia’s ambition is to take over all of the realms, and their next target is the Yuuya’s world, otherwise known as the Standard Dimension, the very foundation of all that exists, and the one leading the invasion is no other than Akaba Leo, Reiji’s father.
This brings me to a theory I have been considering: Could it be that Reiji wasn’t initially from this world either?
I can’t help but wonder how his father wounded up in the Fusion Dimension, or whether or not he was born there. So far, Reiji has been having limited screen time, making it difficult to figure out his character. As of right now, we are only given hints based on his attitude towards this mission, his emotional response when Academia and the Fusion Dimension are brought up, along with how he always tells Espurr-Kid to watch closely. It would be interesting to find out whether or not he and Espurr-Kid had at some point fled the dimension together… But then again it would all come back to question, how was LDC/LDS was formed and prospered in the first place.
If you were wondering what Sora was doing while all of this was happening, well… The little shit was teleported back to Academia.
Why so suddenly? Well, there is a mechanism installed in his duel-disk to forcefully drag anyone back whenever they reveal too much information to their enemy, which in this case Sora did while having his ridiculous hissy fit. But as result we were able to learn something crucial: the doctors/scientists actually investigate their soldiers’ memories to gain information on their enemies. I am willing to bet that probably explains Sora’s psycho side of him. I mean seriously, that’s some dodgy stuff going on there. Another thing that is worth to mention: Sora was furious when he heard that Yuzu has been in contact with Yuuto and was the one who shared the majority of the information to Yuuya, who is now questioning him with that information. So depending on whether or not Sora comes back with his memories intact, I get the feeling that Yuzu could potentially become a target.
The whole resonating scene was brief, but didn’t reveal too much. In fact, it only raised even more questions. Yuuya and Yuuto both felt really hot and their Dragons reacted to each other. The scene of the dragons fighting against one another actually had given my the chills. It was unique situation of one dragon being unable to attack while the other negates the opposition’s attack or won’t attempt to deliver any hits. Although it was short, I must say, it was beautiful.
NOW YUGO! AHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Oh my goodness, I can tell you right now that I was extremely amused with his entrance. He crashed into a street lamp, and has such an adorable entry. He’s looking around and then he sees Yuuto and was like:
We will have to wait until next week to find out whether or not he is a charming dork, or another little shit. I will be looking forward to seeing who is stronger, and whether or not Yuuto is making the guy run for his money.
With Yuuya, Yuuto and Yugo now all together, it makes me excited for what there is to come. Imaging the three of them working together at some point is both fun and exciting (I mean, that last scene was just freaking hilarious). So I am quite excited to learning more about Yugo’s personality since he at first appears to be that laid back mellow kind of guy, but is stuck on a mission as he is supposedly (or so indicated in the preview) Academia’s pawn of fusion. I will also be crossing my fingers that Yuuya and Yuuto will start to work together- mind you, not necessarily fighting just yet because Yuuya is totally against that, but get along like brothers… if they are able to co-exist with each other… it appears it’s only an issue when they are dueling against one another (as it was also hinted in the preview that perhaps all three of them will be affected next week while Yuuto and Yugo duel against each other).
Also, despite the fact Yuuya claims Yugo and Yuuto looks similar to him, I actually find that Yugo is the only one that doesn’t even look remotely alike.. Or is that just me????
PS: Yuuto not giving a single fuck about Sora is the best thing ever.