Last episode ended with Yuuma losing to Shark and becoming depressed, but he’s back to full spirits by the beginning of ep 11 and duelling Tetsuo. Yuuma loses, but wants to keep duelling. Tetsuo leaves because he is pissed that Yuuma used Numbers in the duel with Shark even though he said he wouldn’t. Aiya, kids these days…
Meanwhile, Shark is sitting in his abandoned arcade hangout while all the other gangsters are duelling. He leaves to go for a walk, and the gang leader shows his true sides, saying that Shark is obviously not a true nakama of theirs since he’s a rich famous duelist.
The next day, Yuuma asks Tetsuo to duel but Tetsuo says that he won’t duel Yuuma again. Tetsuo walks away and Astral comes out to tell Yuuma that he is too fail to win agaisnt anyone in a duel right now. Shark won not only because he is a good duelist, but because he actually formed a strategy to defeat Yuuma’s Numbers, unlike Yuuma who knows nothing.
At the abandoned arcade place, the gang leader and his right hand men are watching a news broadcast about some rare deck in display in a museum and plan to steal it. Shark overhears this conversation. The gang leader has a Numbers (No. 61), and his right hand man has No. 19. The door breaks down and they find out Shark is eavesdropping, so they make him join in on their plan. One of the dudes in the plan is scared and crying, so Shark tells him to leave this town right now.
Yuuma and Kotori find an online article about a duel tournament which reveals that Shark was disqualified from the tournament because he looked at his opponent’s deck. Yuuma believes that Shark wouldn’t so such a thing because through his duel with him, he could see that he wasn’t that type of person (at this point, it cuts to flashbacks all containing Shark’s raepface while dueling). The gangster grunt that ran away came running to Yuuma telling him about Shark’s participation in the plan and how his gang leader changed ever since he got his hand on that Numbers card. Yuuma runs off to find Shark.
Shark, the gand leader and the other gangster guy are riding their
D-Wheels motorcycles to the museum. They jump over the gate to see Yuuma standing in front of the museum. Yuuma challenges them to a duel, saying that he’ll give them his Numbers if they win, but they will leave if he wins.
Shark told Yuuma to not bother him a second time, but Yuuma tries to tell Shark that the gangsters are using him. Shark know this already, but stays with them because he has nowhere else to go to anymore. Yuuma says that he doesn’t belong there, don’t give up, blah blah blah generic protagonist speech, and Shark asks him why he would go so far for him. Yuuma answers with the “BECAUSE WE’RE FRIENDS!!!!!!” line, except it doesn’t sound so impactful when Yusei is not the one saying it…a line like that only sounds touching when a stoic says it to a person they’ve know for a long time. The two gangsters are like “lol it’s 3 vs 1” but Shark decides to duel on Yuuma’s side instead (FANGIRL SHIPPING ALERT). DUEL!! Here, it is revealed through the battle screens that the gang leader’s name is Rikuo and the other guy is Kaio.
Rikuo takes the first turn. He sets a monster face down and two other cards. TURN END.
Yuuma’s turn. He summons Zubaba Knight and declares an attack on the face down monster, but Shark tells him that he cannot attack in a tag duel until all the players got their first turn. Yuuma ends his turn.
Kaio’s turn. He summons Resent Blizzardon. He places 2 cards face down and TURN END.
Shark’s turn (nice music plays). He summons Big Jaws, and since he summoned a fish-type monster, he can special summon Sharksucker from his hand. He overlays them to Exceed summon Aero Shark. He activates Aero Shark’s effect, removing 1 Overlay Unit to deal 400 damage for each card in his hand. You can’t attack on the first turn, but effect damage can be dealt. 1600 damage is dealt to Rikuo, leaving him with 2400 LP. Kaio activates the trap card, Blizzard Egg lv. 5. When a player receives effect damage, he can special summon a lvl 5 monster from his hand, but if he cannot summon a lvl 5 monster (AKA if he doesn’t have one in his deck), he receives 500 points of damage. Rikuo summons Bontan Lavasaurus and activates the trap card Flame Egg lvl 5, which lets an ally to special summon a lvl 5 monster from their hand when you receive effect damage, but your ally takes 500 poijnts of damage if he cannot summon it. Kaio summons Menchi Icebergdon in defense position (2100 DEF).
Rikuo and Kaio brag about their status as an undefeatable duo, which lets Astral and Shark know that something fishy is going on. Rikuo activates the trap card Gantsuke lvl 5, which deals 500 damage to the opponent for each lvl 5 monster on his and Kaio’s side of the field. Since they hav 2 lvl 5 monsters in total, they deal 1000 damage to Shark. Shark places 2 cards face down and TURN END.
Yuuma starts panicking, but Shark tells him to calm down. Kotori and Tetsuo manage to climb the fence to get to the museum. Rikuo’s turn. He flip summons Punch Flamesaurus, which gains 1 level when flip summoned. He overlays Punch Flamesaurus and Bontan Lavasaurus to Exceed summon No. 61 Volcasaurus. He then removes an OLU to activate Volcasaurus’ effect: destroy an opponent’s monster and inflict damage equal to the attack of the destroyed monster. He destroys Aero Shark and deals 1900 points of damage to Shark, dropping his LP to 1100. He then destroys Yuuma’s Zubaba Knight, dealing 1600 damage to Yuuma and ropping his LP to 2400.
To be continued…
Animation was worse than usual this episode, Shark looked pretty off in a few shots. Not as bad as 5D’s episode 151’s faces (warning: QUALITY) though. I actually like Shark, hope he doesn’t permanently join Yuuma’s group as a friend so early though. I want him to stay as a rival who operates separately and occasionally helps out Yuuma for at least a while. Shark’s voice doesn’t sound as unnaturally deep as the first episode (although that might just be me getting used to his voice), and the next episode preview has probably set a few fangirls on fire already (assuming fangirls are actually watching).