Yu-Gi-Oh ARC-V Episode 121

A/N: Sorry for the delay, wanted to get it out last night but a major storm happened and I lost power ever since.

It was exactly five minutes into the episode when I realized this was going to another one of those stupid episodes. And sure enough it was, but at each passing moment, it felt like it was just getting worse and worse, and worse. By the time we reached the fifteen minute mark, I was so done, 100000% done with this episode- and much to my dismay, this god damn fight is not over yet. We still have another episode of this shit. And frankly, I hardly expect any improvements, if anything it’s going to be corny as Yuuya has finally identified a familiar feeling he has experienced during the days he was trying to find his own identity and deal with the disappearance of his father. I just hope they actually make a believable backstory, because everything that took place today was not convincing whatsoever.

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On a total random note: Jack looks really handsome here

Red flags began popping up the second we heard the explanation of why Jack came to the Fusion World.
The Crow’s kids told him to leave rebuilding the city to ‘them’ (hopefully it was meant to be referring to the citizens,  otherwise that would be the dumbest thing I ever heard) and help save the world! Regardless what they meant by that, I still face-palmed. They also conveniently left out how he was able to use the Dimension Traveling Device, as I think Reiji would have mentioned Jack was with them had he jumped in at the same time.

The second red flag was when battle Beast had this dumbfounded look on his face upon Jack’s arrival. My guess he never seen a D-Wheel before. It was funny for a moment, but then this happened: Suddenly, Counter Traps are considered ‘new’ to Academia folks.

Wait… What?
You expect me to believe, ACADEMIA, OF ALL ORGANIZATIONS, THE ONE WHO IS TRYING TO MERGE ALL THE REALM- DOES NOT KNOW ABOUT A TRAP THAT CAN BE ACTIVATED ON THE TURN IT’S SET?! THAT MAKES NO SENSE. THEY AREN’T NEW LIKE PENDULUM SUMMONING!!! When I realized the writers decided to dumb down both Battle Beast and Instructor Sanders, followed by Battle Beast tilting once Superior Sanders joined the fight, that’s when I knew for certain: This was going to be a dumb episode.
And they weren’t just about to stop there!

Battle Beast begins acting weird, and Yuuya senses it- BUT, before we get into that- the writers, decided, “OH, LET’S THROW IN YUUYA’S DELIMINA ABOUT HIS ROLE IN REVIVAL ZERO, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIGHT.”

ygo-arc-v-ep-121-img-0007Dear Writers, what the hell were you thinking?! Why now?! WHY IN THIS VERY FIGHT MUST YOU MAKE HIM DO THAT? There is a time and place to do it, BUT THIS IS NOT THE TIME AND PLACE! Oh my god, this is such an important and relevant plot subject to be addressed, but episode was already so so so stupid, I just wished they didn’t make Yuuya daze out in a middle of the fight like that only to have a very serious discussion with Yuuto about the matter- like no. NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! Hell, they even had Jack call him out on it because they knew someone had to call him out on this bullshit. I don’t care that Instructor Sanders was having a bitchfit at Battle Beast while Yuuya and Yuuto were talking, it simply not the time and place to do it, because it is a serious topic that needs to be discussed in the appropriate circumstances. The problem however, is the fact it appears to not be a priority for the writers to create such time and place for them to do so. These kinds of things make me want to cry because I do love this series so much but they are rushing so much it’s killing me inside.

Finally, they go back to Yuuya identifying the familiar feeling he got from observing Battle Beast earlier.  As mentioned in the beginning, he was able to connect with the familiarity of the isolation and loneliness, and the struggle for self identity.
What follows could be seen from miles away. It was so freaking obvious. Battle Beast then attacks Superior Lancer after he is threatened to be Carded- and before we can see him attempt to card the instructor…
The episode ends there.

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I really don’t want to go through another episode of this fight. I really, really really don’t. I just want it done and overwith. PLEASE, I AM BEGGING YOU. Also since they added add Jack into this fight, can they at least make it epic? Otherwise what’s the point? For god sake, Gongenzaka could have done just as much!

I think one of the other saddest things about this episode was the debut of a new track. Or at least I think it’s new because I don’t remember hearing it before- or maybe it was because it was the only thing I liked in the episode. Man what a shame this track was debuted in such a crappy episode and circumstances, because it’s a wonderful track, gorgeous music.

Oh and did you guys hear about the 6th Opening Theme Song coming up? I hope it’s good! I look forward to what will be featured in it!!!

Eva

Blogging Anime since Summer 2009, & Founder of AngryAnimeBitches Anime Blog

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marsh381
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To be fair though, its not the fact that its a counter-trap (because as you know traps regardless can’t be activated the turn they’re set), its the fact that it was activated on the same turn it was set. While not unheard of, there’s only like a few cards I can think of on one hand that actually do that. So I wouldn’t hold that against the episode because frankly, those type of traps aren’t really played that much, and even the most Meta of players would do a “Huh?” if an opponent did that.

Wilfredo Sifr Starduster
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Jack: Oh the rules say you can’t activate a Trap during the turn it’s set? Well FUCK YOU!

Wilfredo Sifr Starduster
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Za Kingu returns to avenge Bird Jesus and Synchros show their Contact Fusion Granddaddy who’s the boss. It’s time to welcome the return of ZA KINGU!!! Synchro VS Contact Fusion! Grandchild VS Granddaddy! The Wheel of Fortune is turning! Heaven or Shadow (Purple) Realm? LET’S DUEL!!! • Time really flows fast as we are only one month away for a new opening don’t we? I love AND I will miss this one. • IT’S TIME FOR THE RETURN OF ZA KINGU!!! 😀 • Jack must’ve been influenced by Yugo (or vice versa?) because he also rides his Wheel of Fortune…… Read more »

aramire77
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Don’t worry. The next episode is the end of the Duel against BB, and finally the plot will move again and soon the mysteries about the four dimensions, Yuya and Yuzu and their counterparts, all will be revealed in a few weeks 😀

Firestorm
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Firestorm

I like these three episode because I like when character play meta deck ^^.

Firestorm
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Firestorm

Eva, i think you didn’t understand about the trap. I play often yugioh in competition and I see a lot of card and a trap that can be activate the turn is set didn’t exist until now

elior1
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eva in case you dont know there was anoucment about 122 sub. here it is: With no raw to work with, it’s impossible to actually work on the episode let alone release It is unknown what will happen to 123 or 124. so the subs might take a while and what a shame just when we getting to the good moments after the battle beast fight

Becs
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Becs

Yeah this episode was mostly uninteresting. I liked that they at least SHOWED why Jack was in the fusion dimension unlike with Kaito. but yeah problematic like you say. And yeah, that serious conversation Yuya had with Yuto was VERY out of place. It definitely felt like they were trying to squeeze the plot into this pointless duel. I was like ‘Uh, that’s great and all that you’re deciding to find out more about this but there is a TIME AND PLACE!’ and Jack rightly shouted at him for it. I am kind of tired of seeing parallels to Yuya’s… Read more »

Wilfredo Sifr Starduster
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“I liked that they at least SHOWED why Jack was in the fusion dimension unlike with Kaito.” As much as I hate Arc V Kaito, I’m afraid you’re seriously misinformed. Kaito did arrive at the Fusion Dimension after the absurd ending of the Heartland arc along with Yuya and co. via a trans-dimensional transporter, but JACK, he just suddenly rammed into the place without any info on how did he even arrive there. “Also want to see Selena, Yuzu and that!” Serena, YES, but Yuzu, nah I don’t want her to zap away all four Yutagonists anymore! We’ve seen ENOUGH… Read more »

Yugioh Fan
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Yugioh Fan

Wow Eva you really went in for this one, I mean I suspect you’d have a problem with them try to redeem BB after what he did to Moon Shadow(Tsikikage) and Crow, but I didn’t think more plot information and Jack being a bad ass like always, would get to you. However, you are allowed to think your own opinion, and I’m not going to try and change your opinions because that’s not right, I’m just going to express my own views on the episode in order to compare it with yours so that we both can have a better… Read more »

aramire77
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I get what you’re saying. I think the theme of this arc, as you said, is forgiveness. I totally agree that forgiveness is the only way to truly end any conflict. While I got the message and it’s a good one, I think the way it’s trying to convey the message is not so good. When Yuya Duel Tyler Sisters and Edo, I don’t mind with his Entertainment Duels since they were properly done, but I can’t say the same for BB because mainly it’s being dragged too long and Yuya’s decision to try to reach out to him feels… Read more »

Yugioh Fan
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Yugioh Fan

Yeah I know hat you mean, I feel this duel against BB should have ended by now, I thought once Jack arrived in episode 120 it would end next episode but it didn’t. That’s Arc V’s main problem it’s pacing, I liked the Synchro arc but it was too long and Xyz was too short, I mean I predicted it would be short because of how destroyed Heartland was and how few people there were for Yuya and the Lancers to interact with, but even then I though the arc would at least be 15 to 20 episodes but it… Read more »

elior1
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dont worry the next episodes after BB dual will be much more intresting

Yugioh Fan
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Yugioh Fan

I know, I read the spoilers, while I won’t talk about them hear, so I won’t spoil Eva and the others who don’t want to know whats coming up, I will say after reading them I’m hype for whats to come in the next few episodes after the duel with BB.

aramire77
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Has Monosibs upload the translated episode 122 yet? Or there’ still problem with the Encoding? Sorry but to be honest, after watching today’s episode, I really want you to finish your review for episode 122 already and quickly write review for episode 123. I won’t spoil anything about today’s episode since you don’t like spoiler, but I think you’re going to like this week’s episode (I personally think this is the best episode after the previous ones since Yuya arrived in Fusion Dimension) 😀

elior1
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eva it seems they subbed 122 123 and 124 in the same week with good subs

elior1
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eva update from monosubs. he subbing episode 122 and 124 right now but 123 will be subbed in Friday is this mean you will do review for alll 3 episodes or for now double review for 122 and 124?

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