Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS Episode 94
YES! NOW THIS IS WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT!!!!! FINALLY!! This is the exactly what I have been waiting for from Takeru’s duel, the energy, the passion and the emotions! This episode was lit! Best of all I very much enjoyed the way Bohman interacted with them. You can tell he’s having fun, and is soaking in their acknowledgment of his very existence. For Bohman, their fury towards him validates he has a personality, an identity of his own, which is exactly what he desires. The more Bohman duels and interacts with Humans the more he develops his own character.
Last week I was puzzled as to why (the preview) Lightning would leave Yuusaku to be, but I am glad they gave us a fairly reasonable explanation I can get behind: Play fair and square, so that there’s no excuses. Do that, and it will prove they can rule over Humanity. It no surprise, it’s Bohman who said this. Also they didn’t actually just let Yuusaku be, had it not been for Bohman, Lightning would have continued beating him up in attempt to wake him up (who is presently still conscious).
Finally, for namesake, we finally got to truly experience Takeru’s soul burning up! He is someone who is fiercely protective of those he cares about, and I’m all about Takeru being unleashed. He definitely tapped into his tough side that we saw more of from him when he was a thug. I would say I definitely enjoy watching him perform this way more than his sassy quips with Flame, perhaps because of all the members of the group, Takeru is the most emotional one of them all. I don’t know about you, but I like seeing his emotional outbursts, it’s what makes him different from the others. He isn’t supposed to be the cool-and-collected type, and perhaps that’s why his earlier duels never really resonated with me. Of course, he needs to make sure he doesn’t allow his emotions to get the better of him, but the drive and passion behind it can still be controlled and used efficiently.
On the contrary of that, we saw Flame, who in contrast of Takeru, is usually cool under fire, but today when Bohman brought out Paradox Hydrive Atlas, Flame absolutely lost it. He was outright triggered because it was the monster responsible for destroying the Cyberse World. So when Bohman extended his invitation that even if Flame loses, he will accept him, Flame fired back with, “HAVE NO INTENTION OF CO-EXISTING WITH YOU!” That was a great scene, hell this whole episode was fantastic. Loved it to bits. It was so much fun to watch!
But it wasn’t just the script and the duel, but the setting and the animation as well. First of all, when Bohman set their stage to be underwater, I thought: ‘Way to put out the flames, am I right?’ I just love the whole symbolism behind it. Another bit I enjoyed was some really nice new angle shots and details in the animation.
Next week, Takeru and Flame’s friendship will be drawing out a new power with the radiance of the phoenix, but will it truly be enough? Regardless how you feel about Takeru’s character, be it you love him, hate him or are indifferent, I think we can all agree that Takeru defeating Bohman here would not benefit the story whatsoever. I strongly suspect we will witness Bohman use Storm Access since the Hanoi Knights have been able to break the barriers, and allow the Data Storms to be used again and may end up playing into one of the factors of why he wins. However, as I thought of this, I realized OH: What if Flame is able to use Storm Access because he has taken in Windy’s data? That would certainly be a fun twist to blow everyone’s minds!
I hope they keep the momentum going! Really excited for what we might see next week!