Yu-Gi-Oh ARC-V Ep 146: Cardgames in Space… Again
Flashback to 5DS Finale Fight with Jack Atlas
If I had to choose between office paperwork or watching this episode again, I would choose office paperwork (and I hate that stuff). I was not even five minutes into the episode when I had the immediate urge to skim through the whole thing. It was just so agonizing to watch. My heart broke when Yuuya started summoning the dragons on behalf of Yuuto, Yuugo and Yuuri. I was also quite annoyed to see how Yuuri all the sudden super melo and not crazy. It felt so out of character because we never got the chance to really see Yuuri all chilled out. In fact, when have we (besides the exception of Yuugo frustrating him). Yeah… I could go on about this all day but I won’t because you already heard me go over this issue a million times.
After this episode, I would say it’s safe to say the boys’ physical presence in this world is long gone. They have essential returned to how they were to begin with, all apart of one individual, Zarc. While Yuuya was given the privileged to be the dominant shell, he is certainly not the same Yuuya we first met in the beginning of the series. He now within his soul are the souls of his three of his counterparts. I suppose one could say this is Zarc’s ‘true’ reincarnation, in a sense that he is whole again, except this time: with a fresh start. However the only thing that hasn’t quite… err, development so to speak, is the evolution of his personality, which I think would be the transition from Yuuya to Zarc.
Honestly speaking, I firmly believe they could have crafted something incredible with the concept of Yuuya evolving into his true reincarnation as Zarc. I only believe this now after seeing Yuuya suddenly finds courage to lead his dragons, with a commanding line: “Don’t be afraid!”
Though I must confess, the first thing I thought was, “WTF, Yuuya’s personality just flipped 360′! Where the hell did that come from?”, but then it hit me and I thought, “He sounded so cool… Aw chucks, this could have been a really cool development. I probably wouldn’t have been as salty about Yuugo, Yuuri, and Yuuto’s being killed of in the physical world.”
I mean think about it: Had they had a different approach to how the story was written and the director and writing staff had their shit together of pacing the series properly, focusing on the main ARC-V characters and actually knew how they were going to get from Point A > Point B > Point C (because clearly they went waaaayyy off track at Point B), Yuuya’s transformation as an individual and as a duelist, it could have been SUPEEERRRR~ BADASS. While we will never get Zarc’s backstory as an individual, and see from his P.O.V how he lived his life to begin with, and how he descended into madness (besides the external instigation)… I always felt with the brief hint of how Zarc went from a nobody to the fearsome Supreme King, that during Zarc’s days of innocence, he was a lot like Yuuya in the ways he handled his loneliness and grief. That’s just the feeling I got from him, which is why I longed for his backstory so much.
tldr; Had they focused and highlighted Yuuya’s and the boys’ becoming Zarc once again far earlier on, it could have been SUPEEERRRR~ BADASS.
Worse Case Scenario: This was the concept the entire time.
And if it were, good lord they went waaaayyyy~ off track.
AKA: Failed Execution
Reason for Failure: They neglected the main characters and their development, choosing to put their focus and resources towards Cameo’s from the Past. Also the fail communication in regards of the Production or whatever the hell took place that created and influx of confusion and uncertainty about the direction the series is going.
Spoiler Alert: Reira absorbing Zarc should have NEVER happened.
To further explain this, let me throw some hypothetical examples. For instance, when Yuuya and Yuuto merged for the first time, instead making Yuuto disappear for like a dozen episodes and then finally xyz episodes later he finally gets to be present and talk again…
They could have, fused them the two of them together, immediately. Make it so Yuuto’s personality becomes a part of Yuuya’s rather than a separate entity. The ‘Beserk’ Episodes as we call it can still happen under this circumstances. This would also force both Yuuya and Yuuto to adapt to these changes as they begin their more ‘obvious’ process of becoming Zarc once again. I think this would also serve as a benefit to help fans like me, accept the boys tragic fate, as after watching this episode, it seems to me this was the intended fate for Yuugo, Yuuri and Yuuto.
As for Yuzu’s and her fellow counterparts grim situation, well that’s an entirely different matter as they were forcefully fused together because of Leo’s selfish wishes, rather than having these dragons seek each other to find their master’s – but…. the dragons were also kind of forcing the boys to merge, THEN AGAIN~ the dragons (probably) would have never sought out each other to become the Supreme King again had Leo never INVADED REALMS!!!
Ah **** it. It’s too damn late in the series to think about this shit.
Oh the irony when you think about Yuugo thinking Clear Wing Dragon was helping him find Rin the entire time when the dragon itself is actually afraid of Ray being revived.
God, it sounds so stupid now that I think about it.
Last thing I have to say are two points: Apparently Reira is in fact a girl, and if so I ****ing called it 100+ episodes ago, and two: I am not surprised (or impressed) that Jack is the one, yet again to get a double episode for his duel with Yuuya. Would honestly rather it to have been against Reiji… Ugh, I really hope there isn’t another round of this shit and go straight to fighting Zarc’s Demons (ugghhhhhhhhhhhh).
Also for the millionth time, I’m so eff’en done with Reira. Stop it. MAKE REIRA SMILE AGAIN IS NOT A THING, IT WILL NEVER BE A THING.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAIN Blurb! :D
So was scrolling through twitter this morning when I saw the news that Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAIN will be airing in May 2017, and they are changing its time-slot from Sundays to Wednesdays. This is good news and bad news.
Good news, my schedule won’t be nearly as packed as it is right now in May, so I will definitely be able to cover the first three to ten episodes of the series (varying on how much I like it).
Bad news, it’s on Wednesdays, which means an average of 1 – 2 days for Fansubs so the release would probably be Thursdays – Friday. That’s rough because Thursdays and Fridays often airs the shows I like and usually end up covering, so when I return (let’s face it, I’m gonna be back full time sooner than I anticipated (shortest indefinite hiatus EVER), i miss blogging full time so much ; A ;), I’m going to have to be extra selective about the shows I choose to cover on those days, ahahaha!
In the mean time in April, Yu-Gi-Oh! Labo (TV Special) will air on April 5th to promote VRAIN, I don’t know what it’s going to be about, but you can count on me to cover that one too.
Just so that I am clear: I WILL BE DOING A FIRST IMPRESSION OF YU-GI-OH! VRAIN :D