Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 58
Well that turned out to be hell of a lacklustre fight, but at least Ai’s puns managed to keep me cracking up. I just wished they had pushed it further with the mind-games, and at least attempted to convince the audience that there might be a chance the Yuusaku we know, could actually be the digital replica of himself. But nah, it was pretty obvious from the get go that it was total bullshit, and Bohman’s memories were completely fabricated. And to top things off, it appears his “Boss” wants to collect data on “Playmaker”, leading me to believe there is a good possibility he is trying to create a perfect Ignis or A.I, by using the exact same methods as Dr. Kogami did to nurture the Ignis’ free-will. This makes me wonder if Bohman is actually an “A.I” who thinks he’s human who had lost his memories.
In the end, Yuusaku (being the intelligent boy his is) asked Bohman about his memory of when and how he was kidnapped. Bohman of course had an answer, but it only confirmed Yuusaku’s suspicions, that someone implanted fake memories. What’s more is that he followed up with saying if someone has the ability to do such a thing, then there’s a chance his memories were replaced too— which is a legitimate concern we should all keep in mind.
In the end, despite having holes in his memories Yuusaku never doubted he was the real one. In fact, they gave us a glimpse of one of his earlier childhood memories, of having met Ryoken as a child after bumping into him on the street. The two of them seemingly had become friends, and Ryoken had ended up becoming his beacon of hope by giving him something akin to a prayer to cling onto: Think of Three Things.
However the head scratcher about this of course, is that they never pointed this out even after Yuusaku discovered Ryoken was Revolver. They only focused on the fact he was the one who saved him. As result, this memory felt as though it came out of nowhere, when they have never bothered to share much of his life before he was kidnapped.
Oh well… at least Ryoken and the Hanoi Knights are coming back. It looks like he will be helping at least one of them escape prison, so they can end their hiatus and regroup. I wonder if Ryoken knows anything about the new enemy, or he has been out of touch with what’s going on in Link VRAINS, and only focused on the best way to efficiently eliminate the Ignis.
And since the Wind World ended up destabilizing, I wonder what ever happened to Windy. They said the world would vanish, soooooooooooo……. does that mean after all that work, Windy is going to have to pick up his things and move again? Whelp.