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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.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2005

* Yugioh GX 17 *

The coveted Egg Bread Gah! My draw is as bad as my hair!!
DUEL! Hehe...I like this kind of cartoon humor...a flattened Featherman

Yugioh GX Ep 17: Draw! Draw! Draw!

Today's episode was almost as bad as last week's, if not more so. Actually, that's probably not fair to say. I wouldn't call these episodes "bad" exactly, but they're just not as fun as the other GX episodes. Today we had another episodic throw-away story, that really had nothing to do with much of anything except, I suppose, to show more of what "life at Duel Acadamia" is like. I could honestly do without...unless it's like the tennis episode, which introduced a fun new character and an interesting deck / duel. These last two weeks have been disappointing. But next week will bring some fans back from the original Yugioh, I'm sure! We get to see Yugi's old deck in action, and the duel king himself makes an appearance?? XD

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So the episode starts off with Judai running to the school store to try to nab that day's tamago pan (egg bread). It turns out that the store sells mystery bread in unmarked packages, and students get to choose one randomly, hoping to draw the kind of bread they want. The most sought after kind is egg bread, made from a golden egg which the school hen (what kind of school keeps hens??) lays only once a day. Judai has the best track record, having drawn the egg bread every day for a whole week! But lately, he hasn't had much luck... Shou and Judai spot Asuka with two breads in her hand, and they ask her if she likes egg bread too. She denies it, saying she's only trying to improve the luck of her draw. (Why's it so embarassing to like egg bread? Hmmm.)

Tome, the school store lady, comes in to apologize, saying the egg bread is gone for the day. If fact, somebody has been coming in at night and stealing the egg bread every day for the last week. The kids marvel at the thief's ability to pick out just the egg bread, and surmise that he must have some "draw" power.

That night, Judai, Shou, Asuka, Hayato and Tome all stake out the store in hopes of catching the thief red-handed. (Asuka secretly hopes that this may be a missing student, much like her brother, and that he may have some information to help her find him).

After a little wait, sure enough, some Tarzan-looking bulky guy strides in to steal the egg bread. The kids try to aprehend him, but he makes a retreat through the forest (hollaring and swinging on vines like Tarzan.. ^_^;;;) Tome appears to have recognized the boy.

The kids take a short cut and manage to cut him off, and they confront him. He tries to escape by climbing up a waterfall, but he hears Tome calling out his name, and he gets distracted, taking a plunge into the river below. It turns out that this boy is Taizan, a student from Obelisk blue who disappeared about a year ago. Tome remembers how the kid always tried and failed to draw the daily egg bread. (Taizan from a year ago had a really. really. bad. hair. cut. Looks much better as a Tarzan if you asked me). Anyways, he hated how his luck of the draw sucked (e.g., he would draw a trap card when his opponent had Psycho Shocker on the field). So he went into the wilderness to understand the nature of the draw. Apparently, the inevitableness of the draw and mother nature has some connection, in his mind. As a test to check his new draw abilities, he had come down to see if he could snag the egg bread.

Judai challenges him to a duel, saying that by dueling him, he could test his new found ability.

* Duel *

Judai: Summons E-Hero Featherman in attack. Sets one m/t card and ends.

Taizan: Sets one m/t card. Summons Drawer in attackk. This monster's atk/def is determined by the number of cards you take from your hand and return to you deck x 500. He returns all 4 cards in his hand, so Drawer has 2000 atk. He attacks and destroys Featherman. (Judai LP: 3000). Atk mode monsters destroyed by this monster go to the bottom of your deck.

Judai: Fusion summons Rampart Gunner in defense (He does this cool flippy thing with his Fusion card ^_^). He activates its ability for direct attack of 1000. (Taizan LP: 3000).

Taizan: Activates continuous trap card Miraculous Draw. Before his draw phase, he has to guess the card that's coming. If correct, deal 1000 LP damage to opponent. If incorrect, 1000 LP damage to self. He guesses correctly: he draws the magic card Card-Loan. (Judai LP: 2000). He activates Card Loan, which gives 1000 LP to opponent, and takes 1000 LP from self. (Judai LP: 3000, Taizan LP: 2000). He draws a card from his deck, which must go back to his deck in his end phase. He activates the card he just drew, Draw-bo. By this card's effect, Judai has to draw a card, which Taizan has to guess. He guesses correctly - Defusion. Because he's correct, all the cards in Judai's hand and field go back to his deck and shuffled. Direct attack with Drawer (Judai LP: 1000).

Judai: Summons Friendock in defense.

Taizan: By Miraculous Draw's effect, he guesses his next card, as Shield Crash...but it's wrong. He gets Drone instead, which he summons in attack (atk 900). (Taizan LP: 1000). He attacks Friendock with Drawer. (Note: lots of people have told me it's "Friendog," but I'm sticking with Friendock, because that is what the card says. If the animators messed up, then it should've been corrected by now, but Judai keeps saying Friendock...that's how I hear it. ^_~) Judai activates its effect to get back one E-Hero (Burstlady) and Fusion from grave to hand. Direct attack with Drone (Judai LP: 900).

Judai: Fusion summons Flame Wingman. He says the Featherman that went to the bottom of his deck, upon shuffling, has now returned to him once again. Awww! Attacks Drawer with Flame Wingman (Taizan LP: 900). Activates Flame Wingman's effect for the win.

* End Duel *

Taizan despairs, saying he still needs to study the secrets of the draw some more. But Judai tells Taizan that he's always had the luck of the draw...only, he needs to remember how fun it is to duel or to get that egg bread, and that it's not just about winning.

Next day, Taizan is back in student uniform (and BAD haircut), as he and Judai prepare to snag that day's egg bread. But too late...Asuka got to it first! And she looks really happy... ^_^;;;

Rating: Meh...skip it. The Real action starts next week!

Next Week: vs. Yugi Deck (part 1)
This should be good! Chimera and Black Magician are back in action...and the person Judai's dueling against is...YUGI??? What's going ON?? LOL!

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