Ehh, I forgot to watch it right after school today since I was busy playing the friggin’ amazing RPG Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, so I apologize for the late blog post. Also, the episode isn’t on Youtube at the time of watching, so I watched it on watchanimeon. “Crappy” is an understatement of the video quality.
Episode 5 left off in the middle of the duel between Yuuma and Tokunosuke, after Yuuma sees Tokunosuke’s true side and the annoying kid takes control of Yuuma’s Kibouou Hope. Tokunosuke starts glowing with the Possessed-by-Numbers purple aura, and as it turns out, he got possessed by No. 39, Kibouou Hope! So I guess when normal people use Numbers, they get possessed. Astral starts getting some extreme headache because Tokunosuke took Kibouou Hope.
Full Elf is level 2 and Gagaga Magician is level 4, so Yuuma can’t do anything else this turn. TURN END.
Tokunosuke’s turn. He uses Kibouou Hope to attack Yuuma’s Full Elf. Yuuma’s LP drop to 1900. He places a monster in face-down defense position and TURN END.
Yuuma’s turn. He summons Rai Rider (lvl 3), then uses Gagaga Magician’s effect, which allows it the become any level from level 1-8 until End Phase. Gagaga Magician becomes level 3, and is overlaid with Rai Rider to summon Revise Dragon. However, Tokunosuke activates the continuous trap Uragiri (literally “Betrayal,” I couldn’t get a proper screenshot). When the opponent successfully special summons a monster (Exceed counts as special summoning), the user can take control of that monster. Tokunosuke takes control of of Yuuma’s Revise Dragon. So, instead of taking people’s ace monsters after the duel like Yuuma, Tokunosuke prefers doing it in the middle of the duel, huh? Well, now the annoying kid (urrgh stupid verbal tic) is possessed by both No. 39 and No. 17, and Astral is kinda dying in the back. Not sure if dying is the correct word to use here, since he is a duelling spirit.
Back to Kotori and Tetsuo’s investigation, they find out the pictures are Photoshopped through the use of some Photoshop-detecting program or something of the sort. Bleh, future technology confuses me. They suspect Taichi and call him, but he looks kinda in pain in the video-chat (because their cellphones are automatically video-chat) and he hangs up. Kotori hears the sound of the school bell in the vchat, so she and Tetsuo go off to find Taichi.
Meanwhile, back at the duel, Astral is still dying and eveloped in some blue orb. Yuuma asks why is Tokunosuke doing all this, and he responds with some flashback of when he was a little kid and hung out with gangster kids and they taught him the Ante Rule (where the winner takes the loser’s rarest card). Then they used it on him and took his cards. From then on, he duels to win only, and found out that everything has a hidden side. Lesson to be learnt here? Don’t hand out with people who are twice as big as you and obviously look like gangsters in training. Then we cut to a scene of Kotori and Tetsuo looking for Taichi at school, and then cut back to the duel.
Tokunosuke trained himself in doing things from the hidden side, got better at card games, and beat the dudes who beat him and took back his cards. Then the gangster kids started following him because he is good at card games. Back at school, Kotori and Tetsuo looked everywhere except the old gymnasium. They go there, and shock Taichi into setting off his extremely long chain of dominos. Wut. He reveals that he’s waiting for Tokunosuke, and Kotori and Tetsuo immediately figure out that Yuuma is in trouble.
Yuuma is thinking that he should use Release Release, which lets him release a monster if it is the only monster on the field, and lets him summon a level 3 monster from his deck. He is thinking of releasing Baby Tragon to somehow summon Terabyte, but Astral tells him to keep Baby Tragon. Yuuma listens, and changes Baby Tragon to defense position. He places one card face down and TURN END.
Tokunosuke’s turn. He activates Revise Dragon’s effect to remove an overlay unit and raise its attack by 500. Then he flip summons Urautan (“ura/hidden side” and “orangutan,” probably), whose flip effect changes all defense position monsters to attack position. Baby Tragon is now in attack position. Tokunosuke attacks Baby Tragon with Revise Dragon, but Yuuma activates the trap Half Unbreak, which prevents the destruction of a monster for this turn, and damage taken as a result of battling that monster is halved for the user. Yuuma takes 800 damage from the attack, dropping his LP to 1100. Tokunosuke attacks once again with Kibouou Hope, dropping Yuuma’s LP to 300. Then the annoying kid uses the spell card Ura no Sho (“Book of Flip-side/hidden side”), allowing him to put a monster with a flip effect back into face-down defense position, letting Urautan to be used again next turn. TURN END.
At this moment, Kotori and Tetsuo arrive at the duel. Yuuma’s turn. He draws Hari Kenshi (“Needle Warrior,” but if you romanize it as Hariken Shi, you get Hurricane ), which he believes isn’t any use to him at this point. Tokunosuke mocks Yuuma about how the only monster on his field is the shitty Baby Tragon (his exact words, not mine) which can’t do anything, but then Yuuma realizes why Astral told him to protect Baby Tragon. Yuuma summons Hari Kenshi. He activates Baby Tragon’s effect, removing one Overlay Unit to allow a level 1 monster to directly attack the opponent. He uses Hari Kenshi to directly attack Tokunosuke, dropping his LP to 2200. At this moment, he activates Hari Kenshi’s effect. When it carries out a direct attack, it returns all of the opponents’ spell and trap cards to his hand. With Uratora C and Uragiri gone, Revise Dragon and Kibouou Hope return to Yuuma’s field. Since the Numbers are back to Yuuma, Astral returns to normal. Then Yuuma attacks the face-down Urautan using Revise Dragon, and finally executes a direct attack with Kibouou Hope. Yuuma wins.
Astral congratulates Yuuma on protecting the Numbers, but Yuuma goes all tsun and says the “…I didn’t really do it for you” line. He also tries to return Baby Tragon to Tokunosuke, who is now touched by the fact that Yuuma doesn’t have a hidden side (hoh, is this the writers trying to tell us that Yuuma’s character won’t have any depth?). Yuuma doesn’t get pissed at the annoying kid, and even says that his is strong. Tokunosuke starts crying. He lets Yuuma take Baby Tragon, saying that it is a sign of friendship (for real, this time). Yuuma…makes this face:
and spins round like a madman. Him and Tokunosuke are now buds because he gave him a free card. Astral thinks that this is Yuuma’s “hidden side” trololol (hopefully he gets a REAL hidden side).