After that incredibly annoying duel with Eita, today’s opponent was like a breath of fresh air. Houchun Meiru is a fortune teller duelist, who so happens to be pretty darn accurate when it comes to reading her opponent’s state of mind solely by observing their card’s positions. While the overall episode was fairly calm and uneventful, it was still pleasant to watch. Meiru is such an adorable character and I am a huge fan of her monster’s designs. It was exciting to see the Ritual Summoning since I can’t remember how long ago it has been since I’ve last saw it used in the series, I think the last time I saw something like that was in Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, but that was like years ago (and I skipped GX and ZEXAL so I wouldn’t know if they used it in their titles at all). It was very entertaining to see her go on about determining whether Yuuya is her ‘fated one’ while he doesn’t have a clue what she is talking about. We also learned today that Yuuya doesn’t believe in fortunes, and sure as hell doesn’t want to believe that he will experience a grave failure and will be engulfed in darkness, so he vows that he will change whatever fate he is supposedly destined to experience. But the one thing that stood out the most was Meiru’s warning. She claims that he needs to stop what he is doing otherwise his life will be in danger. With the way things are going in the story right now, I actually trust her word on that. The danger may take place within this duel, but it certainly may happen some point in the future.
Next week, as we all more or less expected, Yuuya has (most likely accidentally) added Polymerization to his deck. It is safe to say that this card will most likely be responsible for the next stage of Pendulum’s Summoning Evolution. I am curious of what kind of results we will get from it, and whether it will work from the get go, given that I am quite sure it will pop up when he is in a serious pinch. It also looks like at some point in the duel, Yuuya is going to end up (unintentionally) charming Meiru and it will probably wrap up with the two concluding that you can’t always predict what’s going to happen in the future, especially when unexpected events (such as Polymerization popping up in his deck) occur.
On the extra note, it suddenly occurred to me while I was watching the episode that the music today and the constant change of settings per duel reminded me of Pokemon’s Gym Battles.