Yuuya finally remembers his Valentine.
Well there is some good news and bad news. The bad news: Yuzu is still MIA. Flashbacks don’t count as a “re-appearence”, in fact her absence only makes me sadder. The good news, this episode was probably the most solid one I have watched in what feels like an eternity, and I actually managed to get a few laughs out of it. The highlights for me were Sawatari and Gongenzaka. As always, Sawatari’s commentary was hilarious, and really helped break the ice with the bitter tensions I have been having with this show. And that remark was actually “Hah! It’s just one monster riding another”, so I found it more funny than it was probably meant to be. His mistakes were also fun, with how his buff to ‘help’ Tsukikage actually backfired on them big time. The way he apologized made me consider for a second that he may had done it on purpose, (wouldn’t put it past him though, hahaha). But I think it is fair to say the true star of the episode was actually Gongenzaka. He was quick on his feet, being first to notice something amiss with Yuuya, and then when Shuuzou made everyone (including himself) remember Yuzu, the first thing that crossed his mind was to end the duel ASAP for Yuuya’s sake. And boy, Gongenzaka went HAM today because he basically just 2 V 1 (Tsuikage and Sawatari). However I am not 100% certain whether or not Gongenzaka decided this course of action because he thinks Zarc is still within Yuuya (which would be the appropriate reaction as he has witnessed firsthand on many occasions on what triggers Yuuya’s beserk state) or he thinks Yuuya is going to have such a meltdown, that the other two will defeat him before he gets the chance to 1 V 1 him.
Reiji’s and Yuushou’s decision to challenge Yuuya in attempt to jog his memories were definitely questionable, especially when they could have so simply did what Shuuzou did, outright tell him the magic words, “Yuzu is gone!”. Anything that correlates with Yuzu will open the floodgates of all the memories that has been tucked away. But by the end of the episode they explained to us why Reiji and Yuushou were acting the way they were. It was to prepare him to fight against Zarc’s soul, and make Reira smile since that is where Zarc currently resides. Nevertheless, I still find the reasoning for it to be just as stupid. They could have easily just made him remember simply by snapping their fingers and say, “YUZU!” and then tell him that they need to make sure Yuuya is ready to go up against the Supreme King Zarc. This probably would have been the better way anyways just because I got an icky feeling that the next episode will basically be Yuuya having a meltdown of everything he has done as Zarc and then by the end of the episode, understand that he must face him once more, but on his own two feet…. Err… well sorta. It’s probably going to be one of those “Internal Souls” battle since uh, Reira is a baby and last time I checked, even in the Yu-Gi-Oh! universe, babies don’t duel.
Unless they plan to change that, god help us if they were to do stuff an outrageous thing.
Though this episode was a lot more bearable to watch, there was one glaring problem that continued to irk me. The moment everyone remembered Yuzu, WE DIDN’T GET ANY ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO HER. All we know is that Reira willingly expelled Ray’s soul from his body. That’s it. We got absolutely nothing of what had happened to her afterwards. It’s alllll~ about Reira! How he was reborn into a baby, lost his smile and all that crap.
WHAT ABOUT YUZU?!
Is Yuzu good as dead? For god sake! Professor Leo basically killed her and her counterparts, by eliminating their bodies in attempt to revive Ray. But his grand plan failed because the only thing that it did was put her soul back together again. Knowing that, I’m dreading that Yuzu could actually be dead, dead – all for the dumbest reasons ever. Anyhow, we need answers, and fast.
The next episode is entitled, “Soul of the Supreme King”, so I am not holding my breath for any information whatsoever, but it would be nice if they could at least indulge us to the current situation Yuzu is facing right now.
Random Note of the Week: Baby Reira reminds me of Rugrats