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No you know what, I don't even care. This show ended two years ago but it still hurts dammit

I am SO mad at Arc-V. I was literally singing this shows fucking praises at the beginning. Finally, a series that knew what it was doing with the plot. Finally an MC that wasn't too genki but wasn't too stoic. Finally a great main boy and girl dynamic, the best in the entire franchise. And let's not fucking forget how connected Yuzu was to the plot than Yuya was at the beginning either.

Oh and of course the secondary characters, ALL those secondary characters who had actual character beats, development, rivalries that weren't just with the main character, ACTUAL SIDE PLOTS THAT MATTER? All that fucking development. And then it fucking explodes with the Xyz world reveal. My god, a show that has all the previous seasons of Yu-Gi-Oh in it. Yuya vs. Reiji round 2 when Yuya gets completely demolished is so goddamn satisfying and sets up the next arc so well. So much possibility, so much intrigue, so much story in a children's card game show.

EVERYTHING WAS RIGHT THERE. IT WAS RIGHT THERE. HOW DO YOU IMMEDIATELY FUCK THIS UP? HOW? I'M SO GODDAMN MAD
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>>184567382
The plot was too big and incredible to handle it properly. Eventually, the writers lack of experience fucked ARC-V. Yeah i know it hurts anon but let's remember what it was, what it could have been and move on hoping next anniversary series gets things right
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>>184567382
You know you are not alone anon. I hope the manga recives a better treatment though (Haven't read it yet) Some stuff in the manga of 5Ds and GX was better handled than in the anime, so who knows, but I am still in the manga of Zexal so I can't really tell yet.
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>>184567748
>I hope the manga recives a better treatment though (Haven't read it yet)
You should, is very short and right now its on the last duel. So far i would say is fun but not a replacement to the Anime in any way
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>>184567748
Thr manga is too much of a Yuya wankfest to be enjoyable. Absolute Gary Stu
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>>184567520
>The plot was too big and incredible to handle it properly.
I KNOW

But goddamn, I really hate how much potential there was and how much it was wasted
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>>184567814
Thanks for the heads up, I will. I just have to finish Zexal manga first.
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What did they do. I stop watching Yugioh with GX
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It's all this fucking card's fault
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>>184567382
Arc-V was such a waste.
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>>184567520
After watching GX. It's quite evident they cant handle multiple characters.
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>>184567953
Best first season (~40 episodes) followed by an average second season (boring with some great moments) ending with pure trash season (which was supposed to be the climatic battle(
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>>184567953
Waaaaaaay too much stuff to list (seriously, someone needs to make some kind of chart as to how Arc-V fucked up) but in summary the first 52 episodes of the show are really good and showcase a lot of potential for the story to go down but the next arcs just get shittier and shittier and waste all the potential it had.

What makes it especially worse is that it was a crossover season so it kind of affected the previous seasons interpretations as well. (pic related) Ultimately, it was too ambitious for it's own good
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At least Roger and Sergei stayed consistently good characters until their end.
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>>184567382
I'm still mad that the show wasn't a broken time line of Avengers Level crossovers!
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>>184568311
I didn't even need the crossover shit, they're the ones who put that in there. I just wanted a good show and not completely fucking over anything interesting about it.
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>>184568209
Im glad he died and stayed dead unlike other Yugioh characters
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>>184568311
That would have been cool but too much of a pain in the ass to handle
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>>184568209
Holy shit, can't unsee Pearl from Steven Universe.
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>>184568259
This is Canon
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>>184568209
Roger was part of the problem though. Like the majority of Synchro arc has very little to do with the overall story and most of that comes from Roger
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>>184567382
Despite shitting the bed so fucking hard i will forever remember and be grateful of ARC-V for creating such a cute looking couple. ARC-V is probably the most Hetero Yugioh will ever be and im thankful for that. And is even more funny considering how effeminate Yuya looks
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>>184567382
Let it go Anon, the anger and disappointment will eat you up. 5Dsfags still mad after all these years.
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>>184567382
I dropped it right after they turned him into a full edge lord and made him the final villain. I just couldn't after that. The message of the show was thrown into the trash along with a lot of other good stuff because of that for me
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>>184567382
I don't understand why the writers thought that all the Yuyas and all the Yuzus being fused together was a happy ending. It isn't, those people were all individuals with their own lives, personalities, and loved ones. Shun will never see his best friend or his sister ever again, yet he's smiling?
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>>184568726
Is Yuri being a bad father Canon too?
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>>184567382
I really hated how arc v handled akaba leo.
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>>184568855
>I dropped it right after they turned him into a full edge lord and made him the final villain
You weren't alone. At that point the threads just really couldn't handle that shit anymore.
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>>184568791
>When you realize before this moment, the last time they interacted was when the first tournament started in like the mid 20s or something
Why the fuck did this show hate them being together so much?
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>>184569168
>Why the fuck did this show hate them being together so much?
It actually happened around ep 40 but yeah. I guess even the show knew if they were to be together too much time the show would stop being for kids
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Both of these guys got fucked over the hardest
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>>184568895
>I don't understand why the writers thought that all the Yuyas and all the Yuzus being fused together was a happy ending
I agree but personally i liked how they all fuse. IMAGINE THE SEX.
>those people were all individuals with their own lives, personalities, and loved ones
Oh come on, outside of Ruri Hugo, Ute, Joeri, Rin and Serena had no one. Sucks for Shun tho
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>>184569285
Shun more than Sora
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>>184567382
Yeah, so many secondary characters got the shaft. Masumi and Yuzu had an interesting rivalry, and she had a motivation to find out what happened to her teacher, but that was all forgotten, they never even acknowleged that Reiji branwashed a bunch of people. I wanted Gem-Knight pendulums and more shojo shennanigans damnit.
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>>184569339
>Hugo, Ute, Joeri
Thanks for reminding me of this
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>>184569381
I still remember everyone hoping they would tag along too.
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>>184569381
Yeah Masumi is one of those wasted potential things that makes me mad thinking about it. I remember in the threads people were so hype to figure out where she was gonna go and if her mindwipe would wear off
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>>184568993
Joeri is too busy being evil to raise a family so probably
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>>184569369
"I'll be the one to save Ruri"

-Kaito
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>>184568209
Reminder that Sergey had the most brutal death in ARC-V
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>>184569620
Well yeah Shun was in a coma at that time
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>>184568000
Yeah I also saw the similarities with GX in that aspect. They both suffered from having casts grow too large and the writers not having a clue what to do with them.
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>>184569733
They can't even handle multiple characters in 5Ds
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>>184569809
I think they learned their lesson and thats why VRAINS cast is so little problem is. Its good to have a small cast but not for more than 50% of the show. Also people have to give a fuck about them
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>>184569880
The smaller cast in VRAINS would work out if the characters were allowed to do something outside of dueling and traveling to duels and the plot wasn't structured like a mission select screen
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>>184569880
They learned their lesson but the cost is that the story is really really boring.
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at least the doujins were semi decent. props to japan for having good taste.
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>>184569911
Remember when we thought the Quiz faggot was the worst it could get?

Also episode 92 just fucked everything forever
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>>184570010
Yeah, ARC-V is the first Yugioh series with Hetero doujins. Not many mind you but still
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>>184570037
There was still hope after 92. What truly fucked the series was when Yuya turned a Hitler army into good guys
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>>184569943
>Tokens
>Overlay
Ree.
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>>184569880
Not only is the cast much smaller, a lot less characters get their cards released. We still don't have Sunavalons, Armatos Legio, or Hydrives.
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>>184570257
Seriously, Yugioh is ultimately about friendship and kizuna and all that shit but it is usually reserved for the close friends. Yuya was just pulling that shit to everybody he met and it was getting ridiculous
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Even JACK ATLAS can't save the show.

That's how fucked up the plot is after Synchro.
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>>184570037
>>184570257
There was enough good stuff after 92. Jack vs. Sergey and Yuya vs. Jack were both really, really good.

Then Yuzu gets pulled away from Yuya AGAIN and they go to the Xyz Dimension and Shun basically gets fucking replaced and the solution in the Xyz Dimension is to egao at the fucking genocidal army. And then when they get to the Fusion Dimension, Yuzu gets separated from Yuya after five minutes AGAIN and Yuya fights a pirate captain, and now we're officially at the point where it's impossible to take this shit seriously.

Battle Beast was pissing on the grave and Leo and Z-ARC were some level of super level 4 necrophilia.
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>>184570612
What about Crow?
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>>184570612
Jack himself was just fucked over as well
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>>184570191
Zexal had a bunch though
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>>184569047
Not only that, his deck was so boring (I don't even remember what his archetype was called) that I've never seen anybody request his cards be released, unlike Z-One, Don Thousand and other villans.
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>>184570680
Get that fucker out of here
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>>184570718
God bless Zootan, Chicago_x and Oda Kozuki
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>>184570686
The only ones that got fucked over were Aster and Alexis
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>>184570677
>Jack vs. Sergey and Yuya vs. Jack were both really, really good.
See the thing is in retrospect, I hate everything about those duels now because the second tournament as a whole was just one big mistake. It was just an excuse to get a Yuya vs. Jack fanwank duel.

I said this earlier, but a very large amount of things ultimately did not matter in Synchro arc in the overall story and that just sucked
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I wanna punch whoever came up with this shit
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>>184569880
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>>184570257
>>184570677
Activate this card when you take battle damage from an attack involving a "Gladiator Beast" monster. Destroy all cards you control, except "Gladiator Beast" cards. All other face-up "Gladiator Beast" cards in your Spell & Trap Zone become Continuous Spell Cards named "Gladiator Beast's Assault Fort" with the effect listed below. (The original effects of those cards are negated.) Then, choose a number of "Gladiator Beast" monsters from your Deck equal to the number of other "Gladiator Beast's Assault Fort" you control and place 1 of them underneath each other "Gladiator Beast's Assault Fort". If this card is destroyed: You can destroy as many cards you control as possible, and if you do, activate 1 "Gladiator Beast's Great Fortress" from your hand, Deck, or Graveyard.
Effect of the Continuous Spell Card "Gladiator Beast's Assault Fort"
Once per turn: You can shuffle 1 card underneath this card into the Deck; inflict 1000 damage to your opponent. Once per turn, if this card has no cards underneath it: You can place 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster from your Deck underneath this card. Once per turn, during either player's turn: You can target 1 "Gladiator Beast" monster you control, then activate 1 of these effects;
● If the targeted monster battles: It cannot be destroyed by that battle, also you take no battle damage from that battle.
● If the targeted monster is targeted by a card effect: It cannot be destroyed by that effect.
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>>184570948
I'm going to have to stop you right there
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>>184571079
Huh. I guess I activated your trap card. weird
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>>184568816
>5Dsfags still mad after all these years.
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>>184568816
>5Dsfags still mad after all these years.
Damn straight I am, fucking cults.
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>>184571385
BUY BLACKWINGS
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>>184571395
Oh yeah, I forgot Crow was in that one Arc-V opening. Like he was here to take over another show
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>>184571802
I've never seen 5D's but was pretty cool in ARC-V.
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God I miss this ost

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoqGWbZsPhk
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbzGbIP26S0
www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7NIh_qpQ0g
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>>184567382
Sawatari is still the king though.
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>>184571395
BUY RAID RAPTORS
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>>184567382
Fuck the ending the most. Arc V ended with a duel that wasn't even an actual duel and killed 6 characters but that was a good ending guys, everyone is happy. Egao more.
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>>184568791
>ARC-V is probably the most Hetero Yugioh will ever be
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>>184571896
Always
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>>184572203
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>>184568855
I dropped it after Yoko turned out to be the worst mom ever, right before they went to Synchro. It was surreal coming back to the threads for them entering Xyz.
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>>184572203
Remember when they kept spamming Action cards?

>>184572261
That's at the end of the series though. Yuya and Yuzu were eyefucking and were the most importannt person to each other and everything
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>>184569381
Even if they didn't flub it after leaving Standard, I think the most you would have gotten would be Yuzu using Crystal Rose instead of tossing it into the forgotten gift pile with Totem Pole and Armored Xyz.
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There once was a time where EMs were the pinnacle of degeneracy
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>>184572430
What were they thinking?
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>>184572406
There once was a time when Action cards were actually kind of cool (again largely in the first arcs). When they had to use the monsters to actively go for them and when they had to make an actual show and performance out of the duel. It was dumb but there was some ingenuity in the idea of having to actively move and grab them.

Then they just use Cross Over forever and the whole fun terrain thing just goes out the window
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>>184570612
All they had to do was play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibHU7K2mnVg and it would have worked. That's all they had to do.
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arc-v was the only anime ever in all my years that's threatened the health of my blood pressure due to how horribly it treated the cast.
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is there a single yu-gi-oh anime that doesn't drop the ball?
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>>184572894
Depends on what kind of ball. Like a stumble the anime (somewhat at least) recovers from or crossing a point of no return where it all just keeps tumbling
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>>184572957
5Ds ball
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>>184571846
Watch 5D's and get angry and frustrated with the plot after episode 64.
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>>184572894
Well Vrains has technically not dropped the ball as it never had the ball to begin with. It's just been one long bore

The general consensus is

DM: Great as long as it's adapting the manga but shit in the filler arcs
GX: Good season 1, not as good season 2, great season 3, questionable season 4
5Ds: Definitely drops the ball after Dark Signers
Zexal: Never had the ball and then slides into the ball in Zexal II and slowly picks it up
Arc-V: Had the biggest ball and just throws it over a cliff
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I feel like everybody just forgot when the Yuzus got mindbroken by unironic NTR brain bugs.

Like, what the fuck was up with that?
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>>184573163
>Brainwashed Rin defeats Yugo in a duel
>After the duel, the Doctor and brainwashed Rin just leaves Yugo alone
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>>184573123
>GX is unironically the best series when it comes to consistency
top jej
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>>184573163
I mean at least that gave us this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lShHba0LY1A
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>>184573410
What? GX is super inconsistent. I guess it's pretty consistent in it's first two seasons when like 70% of it is filler
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>>184573519
And it's still the best series because at least it never went full retard for half or more of its airtime like all the others.

That's what top jej about it.
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>>184573601
gx is fucking great. the dub and sub are like two separate entities and it's wonderful. the dub doesn't take itself seriously and is just a fun time besides the censorship. the sub is great for the plot and duels.
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>>184573736
kino
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my cute yuuya~
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>>184567382
Laziness and nostalgia pandering.

I doubt anything in YGO could beat the "Make the baby smile in order to save the word" as a final premise.
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>>184573163
>Yuzu's was literally there just to give Yuya a new card which honestly didn't do anything different especially since the girls were still brainwashed.

>Serena didn't even use her own deck

>Rin being the only one that won yet did absolutely nothing to Yugo despite the fact that Leo ended up being worried about that kind of situation

>Ruri subconsciousness came right the hell out of nowhere just to give Shun a pity win and never came back again especially after seeing Shun getting tazed and seeing Yuto again
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>>184575407
You know I actually totally forgot about that shit with the baby
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>>184572894
Zexal only got better.
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>>184573123
>>184573410
No it isn't they threw away the plot of the first 100 episodes and redid DM. Total lack of direction all around. all hacks
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>>184576567
I don't understand. What are they doing? Where are the duel disks?
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>>184576401
>and redid DM
This is what someone would say if they never saw GX and only knew about the "Judai goes evil" thing
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>>184576567
GX was weird...
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>>184570787
>Yuya: my greatest friends: these people I've been dozens of episodes with... and Crow.
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Can you make the baby smile like Yuya did? I don't think so dog
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>>184569285
Why did Sora turned to the good side again?
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>>184570787
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>>184577542
Cause he was popular or something
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>we need to defeat Zarc
>Oh I know! I'll enter mid duel and pay a penalty just because, that will show him.
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>>184578185
>Zarc
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>>184569168
>Why the fuck did this show hate them being together so much?
Because Yu-Gi-Oh was, has been and will always be a Fujo-core franchise. That's also why Aki gets benched so badly in 5DS.
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>>184578270
no
Anki bench because BUY BLACKWING
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>>184578237
>CAC Tier Monster
man I used to make CACs with my friends all the time and we would've balked at this motherfucker.
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>>184578270
There's a lot of behind the scenes stuff and changes to 5Ds' overall story and merch pushing made that explain why Aki got benched.

>Because Yu-Gi-Oh was, has been and will always be a Fujo-core franchise.
That doesn't change that Yuya and Yuzu wanted to bone
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What they needed was couple of episodes of some stupid SOL stuff in the middle, just everyone having fun, but no, they used it all in the beginning. At least the EDs were something to imagine about
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>>184578270
Man if this franchise was fujo-core then Carly would've at least gotten to bed Jack.
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>>184578736
>The diner from Arc of Smile
>The napping hill from Speaking
It hurts.
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What's the worst Yugioh? tell me /a/
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>>184580474
Vrains
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>>184578736
How does Arc-V have the cutest girls but the worst monster designs?
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>>184581632
Clear Wing Synchro Dragon doesn't look THAT ugly
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>>184578759
In my head she did.

>>184580474
None.
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Well, maybe Japanese puns will prevail and we'll get Arc V-II

Which is both Arc 7, and Arc 5-2
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>>184581788
As if the ending didn't irreversibly damage Arc-V.
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>>184581788
>yfw it's Arc-V but with time travelling and more legacy characters
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>>184567953
50 episodes of great set up falls flat on its fucking face.
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>>184570739
I think it was pendulum spirits? Which barely even made sense.
>Tfw those numeron gate cards (numbers 1-4) may never be released
Why even live?
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