Yu-Gi-Oh ARC-V Episode 137
This episode in a summary: A whole lot of nothing!
Everything played out exactly as I predicted to happen. Shun and Kaito got their asses kicked, and the baton been passed to the Synchro Duelists Gongenzaka and Jack.
It is quite unfortunate how they need to stall these battles, especially when we all know who will emerge victorious. Taking away the suspense only takes away purpose of watching, especially when nothing super significant is going on, resulting an incredibly boring episode. Knowing how the pattern is right now, if I were not covering it, I would have probably chosen to wait a couple of weeks just so I could watch Episode 136 – 140 back to back presuming, by Episode 140 the story will be back on the freeway.
Of course it’s not like absolutely nothing is happening. Little progress is being made, but it frankly speaking, no one gives a crap about the on-going progress of the Dimensions warping and merging together once again. We aren’t tuning in because we care about that, we want to see Zarc wreck havoc as the invincible God-like, Supreme Dragon King he has made himself to be. (Seriously, he’s immune to everything, defying the laws of the game itself). Seeing everyone experiencing the instability, such as people from various realms are being sucked into vortexes all over the place is meh – especially when you see characters being astonishingly stupid, like beyond stupid, I can’t even comprehend how freaking oblivious they are of their surroundings. Sayaka pointing to the sky saying, “LOOK IT’S SHUN!” was equivalent to, “Oh look a butterfly!” as a volcanic ash-cloud comes charging down like a tsunami from behind. It was without a doubt the dumbest moment of the episode. And don’t even get me started on the dumb look on her face.
The joke continues with the baton being passed and the mantra of, “WITH THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP” that is never going to work because two of the four who have fought can’t even be considered friends with Yuuya. They are all convinced that they can reach Yuuya by conveying their feelings through the duel, just as he had taught them. But what’s really getting under my skin is how everyone’s focus is on Yuuya’s soul. Yes, Zarc is using his body, but there’s not enough attention being addressed to the other three, Yuuto, Yuugo and Yuuri. And to be quite frank, it is downright depressing, and irritating when you have characters who were closer to the others, such as Yuuto and Kaito. Shun called for Yuuto, but not Kaito, which makes NO SENSE AT ALL. Kaito should be calling for Yuuto, not Yuuya. And now Yuugo and Yuuri going to be neglected once again, all because there has been no relationship established among any of the other characters.
With Reiji and Reira just wandering around in circles because of the dimensions distortions, I have become more inclined to believe Sawatari is likely to be the one to represent the Pendulum duelists. Actually it’s something I would much rather see happening for the heck of it. My glimpse of hope of Sawatari getting back into the game again is based on a brief reaction he had during this episode. He heard something- most likely the dimension distortions – but one can hope for something actually important, right? I’m grasping straws here.
On the plus side, the OST was good, especially the tracks for Shun, as per usual. Also, I think Zarc’s Dragon Mutant Form is growing on me.
Next week, Jack and Gongenzaka gonna get annihilated in high fashion, because there is only room for one King.