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Name: Yukimura Seiichi
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Yukimura is a wonderful character that has lots of potential... His name is quite fitting to his character as well. "Yuki" is the kanji for peace or happiness, and "mura" means village. I think this reflects the serenity of his nature very well.

The more interesting part about his name is the fact that it stems from the historic Japanese war hero, Sanada Yukimura. A brilliant tactician and expert in the art of war, he almost led a successful campaign against the then-shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. He is ultimately betrayed and meets a tragic end. I think it's interesting indeed, that the powerhouse tennis team Rikkaidai's Captain (Yukimura) and Vice Captain (Sanada) are named after this true life hero.

"Sei" means soul or life force. This of course, speaks to Yukimura's passionate feelings toward tennis, and his incredible will to overcome his suffering to become greater than he is. Ichi is a common ending for a boy's name.

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

* Yugioh GX 15 *

Yugioh GX Episode 15: Duel Tennis of Youth

Ah, a fun little sports episode that reminds me of the Prince of Tennis! Hehe. I really liked this episode, and Ayanokoji is a fun new character! But it turns out that Judai is a clueless guy when it comes to love. Ah, and a new hint to Manjoume's whereabouts? I'm glad they haven't forgotten about him. Since there's been mention of him in most eps since his disappearance, I'm betting my fave character's gonna have some great screen time real soon! Here's a summary of this light hearted little story...

Story opens with Judai and company playing doubles tennis for class. Judai complains about having to play tennis at a duel academy: "what's this got to do with dueling? *grumbles*" One of his shots goes astray, and almost hits Asuka, when a student jumps in between and hits the ball away from her...and this ball ends up hitting Chronos in the eye! Meanwhile, this new kid (who we later learn is the captain of the tennis club, Ayanokoji Mitsuru) is smitten by the lovely Asuka! Asuka's friends do a little research on the hottie, and say he's a 3rd year Obelisk Blue student, who's heir to the Ayanokoji Motors corporation, and his dueling skills are said to compare to Marufuji Ryou.

Meanwhile, Judai is being grilled by Chronos again, and as punishment, he has to practice with the tennis club, under the direction of Ayanokoji. Shou, Momoe and Junko go to watch. Asuka goes too, but not before being stopped by Daitokuji, who says he's got something to tell her...

At the tennis court, Asuka arrives and goes straight to Judai, much to Ayanokoji's fury. Asuka tells Judai that Daitokuji said he heard that someone spotted Manjoume...but she doesn't get to finish, because Ayanokoji interrupts them, and challenges Judai to a duel. He says only someone like himself is qualified to date Asuka, the Fairy of the Obelisk Blue. (Shou gets a nasty vision of little Obelisks with wings flying around ^_^) "The victor will become Asuka's fiancee!" he says. Judai accepts the duel, saying that's what men do when challenged!


Ayano: Plays the magic card "Service Ace", which lets him pick a card from his hand, and the opponent must guess what type of card it is. Judai guesses magic..no, trap! It turns out to be a monster card, and he is dealt 1500 LP damage (the monster card Ayano chose is removed from the game). Ayano sets a m/t card face down and ends his turn. (Judai: 2500 LP)

Judai: Summons E-Hero Featherman for direct attack. Ayano reveals trap card "Receive Ace", which lets him negate a direct attack and inflict 1500 LP damage to opponent in exchange for discarding 3 cards from his deck. Judai sets one m/t card and ends. (Judai: 1000 LP)

Ayano: Activates magic card "Smash Ace", which lets him draw one card from top of his deck, and if that card is a monster card, it deals 1000 LP damage to his opponent. He draws, and it's a monster card. (Judai: "Dang, his luck is too good!") Judai activates his trap card, "Feather Wind," which negates the effect of magic cards. (Ayano: "You are indeed a worthy rival!" *laughs histerically* Judai: "You, my rival?? That's a laugh!" *also laughs histerically*)

Judai: Fusion summons E-Hero Rampart Gunner. Direct attack with both Rampart and Featherman. (Ayano: 1000 LP)

Ayano: Activates continuous magic card "Deuce." You can activate this when both players are at 1000 LP. Each player can only attack with one monster per turn. The player who can consecutively inflict LP damage twice in a row wins the duel. He summons "Legendary Big Server" (3 stars, earth type). This monster can directly attack even if there are monsters on the field. He directly attacks Judai (LP 700, Advantage - Ayano). He then activates the second effect of this monster, which lets him acquire the magic card Service Ace into his hand, at the cost of having his opponent draw a card (Judai draws "Feather Shot") . He activates Service Ace, but this time, Judai guesses correctly. Ayano equips his monster w/ "Dekarake" (big racket) to his monster. This negates damage/destruction on equipped monster once.

Judai: Activates Defusion, and separates Rampart into Burst Lady and Clayman. He then activates the magic card Feather Shot, which lets his Featherman attack as many times as there are monsters on his field (3). He attacks Legendary Big Server twice (Advantage - Judai), then direct attacks for the win per Deuce.

* end Duel*

Ayano runs off crying, poor thing. The girls are wondering...is Judai now Asuka's fiancee? Judai makes his way toward Asuka, and they all think, "He's gonna confess his love to her!!" But instead, the kid says, "What's a fiancee???" Hehehe...

The episode ends with Ayanokoji crying at the edge of a cliff, and yelling, "I HATE DUELING!!" Awwww....!!

Next week: King Goblin of the Dark Night

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