Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 3
The best way to describe this episode is that it felt as if someone had just slammed their foot on the break. It was more or less a breather for Yuusaku, with not a single duel taking place, this episode focused on the casts more or less adapting to the new situation. (Needless to say there were quite a bit of funny moments). Yuusaku spent pretty much the entire episode working on obtaining data from Ignis (who he decided to name ‘Ai’, but I’m just going to stick with Ignis), while his enemies attempt to gather background information on Playmaker and discuss how they intend to deal with him. After his duel with the Hanoi Knight, Playmaker and Speed Duels went viral. Tons of players either wants to copy Playmaker’s avatar and claim themselves to be the real deal, or are pumped up to learn Speed Duels. Interestingly enough Speed Duels is something that was banned in LINK VRAINS, and they moderator bots actually suspended players’ accounts because of it. However Zaizen, Head of Security for SOL Technologies suggested they loosen up the rules so they could set up a battlefield for Playmaker, and attempt to capture him then. In order to do that, Zaizen sought out Gou Onizuka (self proclaimed King), and ‘offered’ a proposal to have him eliminate Playmaker, and retrieve the so-called ‘stolen’ AI (said to have been developed by SOL Technologies). Should he succeed, SOL Techonologies will officially sponsor him. Gou declined, it looks like he will one way or another do the job, be it by his own terms or Zaizen’s. Most importantly however, is that Gou’s manager actually saw right through Zaizen, and straight up told Gou the man came to them intending to threaten them. Damn right he is. One hell of a shady manipulator.
And if that’s not bad enough, he got a lady called Ema to do investigate and attempt to get a hold of Playmaker’s identity.
We did learn however one surprising factor about Ignis: As result of his body being eaten by the Cracking Dragon (the Hanoi Knight’s monster), he had lost most of his memories. These memories however are not lost for all eternity, but are in fact in the Hanoi Knights’ possession. It was through that Revolver was almost able to track down Yuusaku while he was studying Ignis’ memories, where there he saw Ignis’ last encounter with the Hanoi Knights before he had barely escaped. With it being such a close call, Yuusaku had witnessed Revolver flying right over him – luckily for him however, Revolver did not pay any mind to him. However if he is as sharp as I suspect him to be, there is a possibility he may put the pieces together sooner and later and realize Yuusaku is Playmaker. Another important note to mention is that we learned
three two little tidbits. One: he has a weird red mark on his hand, (I am itching to find out if Yuusaku has one of his own that we haven’t seen yet.) Two: His mission is related to his father’s wish. At this time, it looks like his father is in a coma of a sort – worse case scenario: in a vegetative state. And three: Real-World Revolver has Yusei’s hair.
Although this episode was a uneventful, next week should be… interesting to say the least. Yuusaku made the decision to leave his dueldisk (that’s hold Ignis) at home, locked up in a box…. However, pffth… Ignis is up to his own shenanigans again, this time looking for a way to break out. How he intends to do this? Well with the help of a robot of course! He tells the (cute) robot to become his follower, and in return he will make it into a better AI. And it gets better: THE ROBOT SAID IT WILL BE HIS FOLLOWER!!!!! Of course we don’t know how reliable the robot is though, so we will have to wait and see what happens when Yuusaku gets home – because he went flying out of the classroom like superman when he heard the news that the Hanoi Knights are searching for him in VRAINS. While Yuusaku would rather stay low for the time being, he really wants to find out how Ignis’ Exstitence, Data Storms and the Knights of Hanoi all tie together. He is hoping if he can meet Revolver (as anticipated by Revolver himself), everything will come together and become clear. He is dead set on getting answers about the truth about the incident that happened to Kusanagi’s little brother.
Lastly, we received a confirmation that yes, the card data a player can obtain from the Data Storm can be manifested into a physical card, and from its output alone! This is a pretty critical secret because should this information of the conditions required to obtain one go viral, there are going to be a lot reckless players diving into Data Storms in attempt to draw a card… And it won’t end well.
Oh and one more hing: Ignis consuming the Hanoi Knight was freaking HILARIOUS!!!!!
AND YUUSAKU LOOKED SO UNIMPRESSED AHAHAHAHAHAHA!