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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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Sunday, May 22, 2005

* Yugioh GX 32 *

Yugioh GX Ep 32: Kaiser vs. Carmulla: Activate the Door of Illusions


Ok...whoa! Total angst! I never expected Yugioh GX to take this turn, though I suppose it was inevitable, with the revival of the shadow games. But still, it was completely unexpected for me, especially since Kaiser is...well, The Kaiser! I was pretty shocked by the outcome. What about everyone else? I truly wish it didn't have to end this way, and I'm so sad for Shou and Ryou and all the rest of them. It was reminiscent of Kaiba's sacrifice for Mokuba back in the old school Yugioh world, when he choose defeat in order to take up Mokuba's soul. Such brotherly love! Guess it's always going to be a prominent theme in this series. I loved it. But still v sad indeed. -__-


All the students are gathered by Judai's bedside. Judai's still pretty angry about what's happened to Chronos, as Manjoume looks down sadly at the Chronos doll in his hand. "What do we have to do to bring him back?" Judai asks desperately. Datokuji replies that it looks like they must win in a shadow game in order to do that. "But if you lose...you become a doll! I don't wanna...!" he freaks out, gripping tightly at Pharaoh in his arms. The cat jumps out of his arms in surprise.

Daitokuji jumps under the bed in fear, and says that if an invite for him arrives from Carmulla, "tell her I'll be absent!" Misawa quietly observes that shadow games do exist, afterall... Asuka ponders on this, saying it's a duel where one must put their life and soul on the line.

"Damn it! So we gotta win, right??" Judai says.

"Gotta win? Then it's simple!!" Manjoume grabs the covers and throws them over Judai's face. "Then leave it to me, Manjoume-san!

"No, I'm next!" Judai insists, sitting up in bed and tossing the covers from his face.

"Shut up! You're injured, so keep quiet!" Manjoume says with frustration, yanking the covers over him again. He pushes him back to the bed.

"You're too rough with him, Manjoume-kun!" Shou says.

"If you're whining even before the fight, then you're just gonna get in the way," Manjoume insists.

"Who's in the way?" Misawa counters dangerously. "I'm not gonna run away! Whoever it is, and whether it's a shadow game or not...I will win!"

Manjoume: "Hmph."

Judai: (in a muffled voice from under the covers) "That's what I was gonna saaaaay!!"

Manjoume: "Shut up!!"

Judai: (small voice) "Ok..."

Asuka stands up and says that shadow games are indeed dangerous...but that is exactly why one cannot lose. Judai complains that everyone keeps stealing all the words from his mouth... Ryou steps out of the room, and Shou follows after him.

Shou asks, "You're no planning on fighting those scary people, are you?" He looks really concerned. Ryou just smiles affectionately at him and walks off.

Carmulla's bats are watching, and she still has her sights on Ryou...

Back at his dorm, Manjoume's sorting through his deck. For some reason, he is holding on to the Chronos doll, and it's sitting on top of his desk. Ojama Yellow materializes and says "Do your best, Aniki!" whilst rubbing his butt in Manjoume's face. For his efforts, Ojama gets smacked across the room. "What do you want, attack points zero??" Manjoume says in frustration.

"That's no my name! It's Ojama Yellow!" Ojama flies back to Manjoume's side and reassures him, "for I am by your side." Ojama gets smacked back across the room, this time landing on top of the doll, and he can hear a "meep, that hurts!" in a distinctly Chronos accent. Ojama knees beside the doll and pokes at it, and it yelps, "That tickles!"

Manjoume realizes that Chronos isn't quite dead... He hears the rustling of bats in the sky, and he runs outside. He follows after them. The other kids have seen it too, and have now gathered in front of the lake. They bravely venture forward, across the red carpet that's still floating on the surface of the water.

Once inside the dark castle, Carmulla welcomes them. Judai says he's her opponent, but Manjoume steps up, insisting it should be him. "No, me!" Misawa says. "I don't have time for little boys and that girl." Carmulla drawls. "Who's a little boy?" Misawa demands, whipping back to look at Manjoume. "Why are you looking at me??" Manjoume yells.

But this time, Ryou is determined to take down Carmulla himself. The rules are the same...loser gets sealed into a doll. The duel begins...

* DUEL *

Carmulla: Summons Vampire Lady in defense. (def: 1550). Sets one m/t.

Ryou: Activates Power Bond to fusion summon Cyber End Dragon (atk: 4000). (Um...wow, he has the miraculous draw of Kaiba, it appears. He had all 3 Cyber Dragons in his hand!). Atk points double to 8000 by Power Bond's effect. Shou thinks to himself that his brother always respects his opponents, and gives it his all in a duel. But thinks that today, it's different: his brother is truly angry.

He attacks Vampire Lady (recall, Cyber End's trample ability. If this attack goes through, he could win it in one turn). She activates her trap card Red Moon of Deception. This lets her negate the attack, end battle phase, and add the attacking monster's atk points to her LP. But Ryou activates Defusion from his hand, separating Cyber End into 3 Cyber Dragons, canceling the attack. He sets one m/t.

Everyone's pretty impressed by Kaiser's dueling prowess. Carmulla's impressed as well, and says he's got what it takes to have landed in her sights. "Sorry, but I have my taste also," Ryou replies. "How cold...but that makes it even more amusing for me when you are mine," Carmulla says.

Carmulla: Sacrifices Vampire Lady to summon Vampire Lord. Removes him from the game to special summon Vampire Genesis. She praises Ryou for his combo, but says that he's obviously at a disadvantage, since he's lost his key card. Attacks one Cyber Dragon with Genesis. Ryou says that he's been sorely underestimated, if she thinks that Cyber End is all he's got.

He activates trap card Attack Reflector Unit, which lets him sacrifice his Cyber Dragon and summon in its place Cyber Barrier Dragon (atk: 800). When this monster is in atk position, negate opponent's attack once per turn.

Ryou: Activates Pot of Greed. Activates instant magic Photon Generator Unit. Sacrifices 2 Cyber Dragons to special summon Cyber Laser Dragon (atk: 2400). This monster lets you destroy a monster with more def or atk points than itself once per turn. He destroys Genesis by this effect. Directly attacks with both his monsters. (Carmulla LP: 800). Sets one m/t.

Carmulla: Her face is getting weird again. She activates Gate of Illusions from her hand. This is a card that no one has ever seen before. It allows her to destroy all monsters on opponent's field. This card also lets her summon without drawbacks any monster that has been used during this duel. She chooses Cyber End Dragon (it's at atk: 4000). In exchange, she must sacrifice her soul to the card if she loses. But she decides to use Shou's soul in her place. Ryou tells him to run, but it's too late...she nabs poor Shou, and uses him as her shield... She tells him that if she loses, Shou's soul will never be able to return to this world.

Ryou's face down card is Call of the Living Dead. If he activates it and brings back Cyber Barrier Dragon, he could live out one more turn. But he realizes that even if he did this, it would make no difference for Shou.

Shou and Ryou have at touching exchange here, where Shou tells his brother not to sacrifice himself for a no-good brother like himself. He says that he's just an embarrassment for Ryou, being a drop out boy from Osiris Red. Ryou tells him he has improved his duel, so much so that it can't even compare to his past duels. "Have more confidence in yourself," he says to him, "Do your best in the future too, Shou..."

Ryou rests his hands at his side. "NO, Oniisan!!" Shou screams.

Carmulla attacks with Cyber End Dragon, wiping out Ryou's LP in one move... His soul is sealed into the doll, and his body dissipates into the shadows.

"The key and doll are mine. I shall take good care of them..." Carmulla laughs as she disappears.

By the lake's shore, Shou cries for his brother. Judai angrily shouts into the air: "Duels are supposed to be fun, right? Why does Shou have to cry? Why does this have to happen to Kaiser? I will never forgive those who made us duel this way! I'm gonna win, and bring back all the souls that were taken! Shit! Just you wait, Carmulla...just you wait, Seven Stars! Your next opponent is... ME!"

Next episode: Shine! Shining Flare Wingman

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