Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 4
Aye, aye, those kids are not loyal fans to Onizuka at all. They switch over to the next hottest duelist in VRAINS within a heartbeat. It’s all about who’s winning and who looks the coolest, and for pretty much the entire episode, everyone forgot about Onizuka’s style – showing just how little faith they had in him. And really… it is quite cruel for Onizuka. We learned how he is selfless guy with a big heart. He was raised in a orphanage, and now as a professional duelist, he sends money to the kids at the orphanage, along with gifts and so on. And what does he get in return? Not one loyal fan among the kids (like come on, you’d think there would be at least ONE who would have uttermost faith in him!) You have to feel for the guy and understand why he has such an ego about being the best. Worst off people consider his entertainment duel style outdated, so that got to hurt. Onizuka’s style makes it so he deliberately takes damage early on, in order to build up the hype of his ultimate comeback – when in reality he was prepared for it all long.
Yuusaku had no intention of dueling Onizuka, but he was baited out by Onizuka’s and Zaizen’s collaboration to disguise him as a Hanoi Knight. However as soon as he realized it was a trick, he showed absolute no interest and had every intention of walking away without a care in the world. Of course neither Zaizen or Onizuka was going to let that happen, so they set up preventative measures to ensure that Playmaker is unable to log out. But little do they know, Kusanagi is in the process of dismantling the trap and creating a window for Yuusaku to escape. I don’t know about you guys, but I was absolutely thrilled by this possibility. I want to see Yuusaku run away from this duel. What makes this so exciting is because they made it immediately clear that Yuusaku has zero interest in this done. none. Nada. If he’s given the opportunity to log out, you can bet your damn dollar he would do it. It wouldn’t matter whether he’s winning or losing, we know there is an opportunity to get out – and I do hope they choose to do this, because let’s be honest with ourselves here: It would be freaking hilarious – and not to mention, would serve to be beneficial for Playmaker because it would taint his image as a hero and may tone down the hype that grown around him.
However given the way the duel is unfolding, I am getting the impression that while Yuusaku doesn’t particularly care for dueling, he does have his pride. So I would think it is safe to assume that even if he is given the opportunity to log out, he would choose not to because he wants to make a statement that he is superior to Onizuka. Should he choose to do this, this would definitely give us a bit of insight of perhaps the kind of duelist Yuusaku has been before he decided to quit dueling for a hobby.
As whole the episode was okay, not particularly amazing, and was fairly predictable. We’re already four episodes in, and I already knew the build up was a set up for the Skill to be used. As mentioned earlier, I think it would be an excellent twist to see Yuusaku log out in the middle of the duel. I know for fact I will get a good laugh out of that.
And lastly, I am sure some of us were a bit disappointed to see that Ignis did not get far with his grand escape. Instead, he had a lewd moment with the robot (i got a good laugh out of it though). I do wonder if it’s going to become a bit of a running joke, but time will tell. There will be another time for it however since he was able to get back into his cell before Yuusaku noticed.
UPDATE: Well we got news for YGO VRAINS! Crunchyroll has officially announced it will be simulcasting it!
The latest addition to Crunchyroll’s anime simulcast lineup is ready to duel! Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is officially live, with episodes 1-3 now available to free users. Episode 4 will be exclusive to Premium Members until next Wednesday, and future episodes will launch on Wednesdays.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is available worldwide except for Asia, France, Canada, Australia, and Italy (including Vatican and San Marino).
Me: 🇨🇦 …
… Well at least they are doing it, definitely a step in the right direction.
Seriously why must the rest of us be left out. God damn licensing restrictions…