Yu-Gi-Oh ARC-V Episode 113
This match felt almost as though it was a filler due the fact I believe most of us thought Kachidoki Isao was long over and done with, and was likely to never been seen again. But I suppose it was nice they wanted to tie up the loose ends, especially since it was the first step for Yuuya to make up for the terrifying ordeal that took over him. I presume this is one of the basic first step forward to ensuring Yuuya does not fall into that darkness again, but what was also great was seeing how much he had grown.
What I loved the most about this unexpected match-up was how we are able to see how much Yuuya has grown, compared to Kachidoki. In fact, I am surely not the only one who had noticed distinct similarities to how Yuuya used to be and how Kachidoki is behaving now. It is crystal clear Kachidoki lacks self-confidence, and the reason that is is because he refuses to accept his loss. Instead he bears a grudge, and is desperate to win by any means. As result, we witnessed him heavily depending on Action Cards, just the same way as Yuuya had in the past. In contrast to this, we were able to see how just much Yuuya had grown. When he lost out on the action cards, he didn’t panic, he resorted to using his monster effects more often, had a trap card laying in the wait which would result the victor to be determined by luck (which is better off than Kachidoki’s method of self-destructing so it ends as a draw). Yuuya was also seriously concerned about Kachidoki’s well-being, and he wanted to make sure he delivered properly since the last time they dueled, he was overtaken by Beserk-Mode, which only scared the living shit out of Kachidoki instead of bringing about smiles.
It was kind of funny to see how stupid Kachidoki was behaving. All that pent up frustration and jealousy he harbored towards Yuuya since he saw him by the riverbed. When he brought it up, Yuuya was completely lost about it because he never saw him- so of course he didn’t remember him! Kachidoki was also super over-dramatic, and looked more like he was a child taking a temper tantrum. The thing I didn’t find funny was when he start “self-inflicting” harm on himself because, that’s never a healthy thing to see. Yuuya was equally concerned about him, and you could just tell he knew he needed to do something to help him in someway. Fortunately with the way the duel had concluded, Kachidoki wasn’t scared to death and now was able to get closure he needed to accept his loss.
I am sure some were a bit irritated to see how the Academia fodder Dennis had sent after Yuzu got distracted and got sucked into watching Yuuya duel. But hey, to be fair- think about it, when was the last time these kids got to see a entertaining spectacle? One that had FIREWORKS! Hell even the crowd in the plaza were mesmerized by the show. (It was also good to see they plug them in because we know the city isn’t supposed to be a ghost town.) So I can forgive and overlook the corny event.
Now that Kachidoki has lost to Yuuya, he wanders off to god knows where, and he will be in for a rude wake-up call if he finds Dennis. Who wants to bet Dennis or someone else will card him for failing to deal with Yuuya?
Oh and I just realized Shun is suffering from the same thing as Aki in 5DS, Coma Substitution. Where one is in a coma and another character is substituted in. I think it happened around this time too…
Random Note of the Week: WHOA YUUYA DEFYING GRAVITY, ARE THOSE DEFYING GRAVITY BOOTS?