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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.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

* Yugioh GX 16 *

Yugioh GX Ep 16: King Goblin of the Dark Night

This week we had yet another 'episodic' show. Guess you could say the same about last week's tennis episode, but this one wasn't as fun. In all, I would say that this is along the lines of the Psycho Shocker episode...as in, you can totally skip it and not miss a thing. That aside, you do get to see a little bit more of how arrogant the Obelisk Blue students are, and some interaction with Ra Yellow students. But nothing really knew in terms of character development, and no further revelations on the plot. So on to the summary...

****

Rumor spreads around school of a giant who hunts down students from Obelisk Blue and takes their rare card upon defeating them! Obviously, this giant has some kind of vendetta against those arrogant blues...and indeed, we see from the first scene of the epsiode that his goal was to give these students an "attitude adjustment." As the giant walks away from his newest victim, a guy watches on from the trees... (I thought for a split second it looked like Manjoume, but it wasn't him, as I later found out).

Chronos is pretty upset about this whole affair, as it makes him look bad...Obelisk students losing to some unknown punk, and having their rare cards taken, to boot? Unacceptable! There upon he spots Judai, and makes him a proffer: "Drop out boy...find this mysterious duelist, and I will excuse you from having to write that report.." Judai accepts, of course...thrilled with the prospect of dueling someone strong AND getting out of writing a report.

Scene switches to the duel auditorium, where an Obelisk blue student is dueling a Ra yellow student. Blue guy has Marauding Captain (1200 atk) on the field, and has 200 LP. Yellow guy has some dino type monster on his field (1400 atk) and 300 LP. Judai and friends come in to watch, and sit behind the yellow guy. Judai thinks that yellow guy could use Earthquake from his hand to clinch the win. Yellow guy thinks he should play it safe and use Earthquake, but he gets intimidated by the taunting of the blue student, and decides to just attack without the magic card. Blue guy activates a trap card Reinforcements, adding 500 atk to his monster and winning the duel. Misawa shows up, and notes how the yellow student (Kohara) is a strong duelist, but always gets too intimidated at a real duel to play as well as he could. Judai notices there's a gleam in Kohara's eyes, and ponders to himself... Kohara storms off, and is comforted by his friend, a really giant looking guy named Ohara. Ohara is trying to be a game designer, not a duelist, Misawa explains. "He couldn't be the guy you're looking for."

Judai goes after him anyways, and challenges him to a duel, accusing him of being the mysterious duelist. "You must be mistaken," he says. But Judai doesn't look convinced...

Nighttime. Judai and friends are staking out for their target and he strikes again! The victim is the same blue student who won against Kohara earlier that afternoon. They catch up with the giant, who's wrapped in numerous layers of Obelisk blue coats. Judai challenges him to a duel, and he accepts! Judai says he'll use Hane Kuribo as his ante: "This is the card I received from the Duel King himself, Mutou Yugi!!" (Ha! To those who didn't think Judai recognized Yugi from Ep 1, you were wrong! Hehehe...)

* Duel *

??: Summons Giant Orc (2200 atk). This monster goes into defense mode after it attacks (0 def).

Judai: Summons Hane Kuribo in defense.

??: Attacks Hane Kuribo with Giant Orc. Then equips Giant Orc with the union monster card Second Goblin, which lets him keep Giant Orc in attack mode.

Judai: Fusion summons Rampart Gunner in defense. He activates its special ability: directly attack opponent while still in defense mode, and deal half its atk (1000) in damage. The coats fly off the giant from the attack, and it's revealed that the guy was Ohara afterall. Except Kohara's been feeding him what to do through a mic the whole time. "Just as I suspected," Judai says. Judai knew all along it was Kohara that was pulling the strings...

"Aren't you actually really strong?" Judai asks. But Kohara says that when he's under the pressure of a real duel, he always breaks, and can't duel as well as he'd like. Ohara is the same, he says...despite his size, he's quite timid when people make fun of him. "Those damn Obelisk Blue guys, making us look like fools!," Kohara rages. The duel continues... (Kohara: LP 3000).

Kohara: Summons King Goblin (0 atk) in attack. He special summons two Gob Goblins (500 def) in defense by discarding two warrior type monsters from his hand. He discards Dai Grepher and Big Shield Gardna. This activates King Goblin's effect, which says its atk and def are determined by the number of demon type monsters on his field x 1000. This brings its attack to 3000. He attacks Rampart Gunner with King Goblin. Then directly attacks with Giant Orc. (Judai: LP 1800). Giant Orc returns to attack mode via Second Goblin's effect.

Judai: Activates Pot of Greed. Summons Sparkman in attack mode. Equips Spark Gun to it, which lets him change a monster's position three times. He uses it to change both Gob Goblins into attack mode (500 atk) and Giant Orc into defense. Activates Warrior Returning Alive to bring back Clayman to his hand, to fusion summon Thunder Giant (so he's got at least 2 Fusions in his deck, which makes sense...). Activate Thunder Giant's ability to destroy one monster with less 2400 atk in the turn it's summoned. He destroys Giant Orc. Attacks Gob Goblin with Thunder Giant. (Kohara: LP 1100). "But my lifepoints still remain!," Kohara shouts. "Nope...this ends now!" Judai activates Defusion to summon back Clayman and Sparkman. Attack other Gob Goblin with Clayman. (Kohara: LP 800). Attack King Goblin (who now has 0 atk) with Sparkman for the win!

* End Duel *

Ohara asks Judai to forgive Kohara, and that he'd take all the blame. Judai of course, doesn't turn either of them in, and says, "Duelists duel alone, but friendship's important too." Awwwww!!!

Shou recognizes that... "Doesn't this mean we have to finish that report afterall?" And sure enough, the next day, Judai and Shou are frantically writing their reports in front of Chronos, who still doesn't believe there was no mysterious duelist afterall. "But what about all those rare cards that were taken?," he wants to know. "Dunno what you're talking about," Judai says. (Kohara and Ohara returned those cards to their owners again...FYI, one of these cards was Perfect Machine King). And the episode ends with another incomprehensible quip from Chronos: "Gaaaah!! What's going on, TARTAR SAUCE????"

Hopefully, we'll see something more interesting next week... ^_^;;;

Next week: Draw, Draw, Draw!!

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