…Whelp, I honestly don’t have much or anything good to say about this episode. I just wished they didn’t spent the entire episode on a freaking duel that was unfortunately a complete absolute snooze fest. Aside from the introduction (in this series anyways) of Field Spell and showing off Rook’s new monster Dragonic Slayer, that has a real slick design, this episode had little to offer and I struggled to sit through the entire thing.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t feel a bit frustrated about the lack of attention and progression in regards to the missing Stone Relic. It was good to see them show us that the group is looking for clues of how it may have disappeared, but I wish they would be spend a bit more time addressing it. (Especially since it was mysteriously never mentioned last week’s episode). Obviously Yuuga’s group are limited of what they can do at the moment, but it does feel like they are stalling out the plot on purpose. And a part of me wonders if it’s because they want to finish introducing the rules of the game. I have noticed they are taking their sweet time with it by delivering the information in pieces as opposed to dumping all the information on the audience at once. Of course that isn’t a bad thing, and it’s important to remember up until they they had been doing just fine– it’s just both episode 7 & 8 were unfortunately the weakest
(and dumbest) episodes to date.
I mean, we all kind of expected to see Mimi’s son (Yoshio) sooner or later, but I definitely didn’t expect him to be the immediate follow up. The whole point of this was to “convince his mama” (Mimi) that Rush Duels are fun since she forbid him from playing it, threatening to never make him his favourite Napolitan spaghetti again.
Unfortunately unlike the Ramen Kid, Yoshio couldn’t be more bland and his favourite character from a television series was a Post-Apocalyptic Revolutionary King who calls himself, (have mercy on our souls…) “Good Max”. Surely, as someone who has watched YGO VRAINS, I was not the only one who cringed at the memory of “Brave Max”, ugh…
Anyhow, the only way I can see this event having an actual pay-off if it contributes to encouraging Mimi to risk her promotion she has been vying for in order to speak up in defense of Rush Duels. Not only would it promote growth for her character, but it could potentially help move the plot-along. That is really the only thing I can think of and hope for in order to make both their characters’ involvement worth-a-while.
That’s all I got to say about this one. Sadly this one didn’t do it for me. Unfortunately it looks like we’re likely to be sitting in for another “filler-like” episode next week. I would certainly like to be proven wrong, but if not, then I suspect we’re probably going to have to wait until around episode 10 – 13 (as per usual) before they finally start addressing the plot.
At least they are consistent with their jokes, as the two girls from school are still keeping tabs on Mimi stalking Yuuga’s group.