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Xyz got way too much focus.

Yuya should have made Odd-Eyes Wing if not Venom before now.

Yuya gets DRXD in Episode 37, Couldn't he have gotten Clear Wing while he was in Synchro Dimension?

 

For that matter, Reiji was spouting about the next evolution of Pendulums but he didn't combine types until the last duel either.

 

Yuya and Reiji used 3 tailormade ridiculous cards all in a row each to pull out things that shoud have appeared throughout the series, not at the end.


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Ooh, is this "review last episode/series as whole" time?

 

The thing about Arc-V is that it was extremely AMBITIOUS. They were from the get-go, not only introducing a new Summoning mechanic, but doing so alongside all the previous mechanics, and to make it even nicer, the use of the other mechanics was DIRECTLY tied to the plot, due to the Four Dimensions bit. They had a very interesting and diverse cast, and it looked like there could be some major character development, as Yuya started off the series essentially hiding his very blatant insecurities behind the facade of the fool.

 

My biggest problem with Yuya as a character, though, is that his ideals are...I hesitate to say "stupid", but it's ham-fisted at best. Dueling is for entertainment, to make people smile. A wonderful message, but executed in a horrible way for most of the series, making Yuya's speeches very cringe-worthy and some of his Duels descend into a farce.

 

Now, I want to compare Yuya to Yuma (Zexal). Yuma tended to shove his feelings down peoples' throats, too, but I always LIKED when Yuma got REALLY passionate about his ideals and made his speeches about the feelings and hopes given to him by his supporters, and bonding through Duels, and his adamant refusal not to give up, because these ideals he got from his father. Maybe some credit can be given to Yuma's VA, because Yuma as a character tended to be obnoxious as hell outside of serious situations (and his amazingly passionate rants)...whereas Yuya BECOMES obnoxious as hell INSIDE serious situations.

 

And that's what bugs me when I think about it. Yuya doesn't really HAVE some incredible passion buried inside him the way that Yuma and Yusei do. When Yusei gets riled up and passionate, he's awesome. When Yuma gets passionate, it's awesome. When Yuya gets passionate...nothing. I can't think of any awesome speeches Yuya ever gave that reflected his passion towards his ideals and Dueling. The only times I can remember Yuya being badass in that sense is when he's in Berserk Mode, because he's much more forceful and intense.

 

Yuya's ideals are TOO idealistic. Whereas Yusei's passion was about protecting everyone, and Yuma was about bonds and never giving up. Yuya's is so bland and abstract by comparison. "Make people smile through Dueling". That's what it boiled down to. A facial expression and a flicker of amusement or enjoyment. It's not inspirational. They do deconstruct this a lot during the series, and near the end, Yuya IS a much more competent entertainer, but I don't really ENJOY watching Yuya during tense times, because he doesn't make the situation more intense and gripping (outside of his Berserk Mode), he usually does the exact opposite.

 

Story wise...oh boy. Firstly, Arc-V had a ridiculous amount of potential during the first 50 episodes (Sora vs Shun is still BY FAR the best Duel in the series. They never topped it. It's almost literally the only Duel I randomly go and re-watch...but even I think the Duel is only "good" immediately upon Sora Summoning Wheel Saw Lion (and not before that, because Sora imitating Yuya's catchphrases unironically makes me cringe)).

 

It...started to go downhill a little from there, from the beginning of the Synchro Arc, because it seemed to banking too much on the 5Ds nostalgia factor. Like...they literally did 5Ds Story Arc. Yugo (subbing in as the Yusei) gets into a run-in with a police officer for something he didn't really do, but technically is going to get him in trouble regardless, has a Riding Duel.. Ends up winning, losing officer is somewhat disgraced. Unlike Yusei's arc, this is not actually significant in the long-run, other than to have a reason for Security to be hunting down Yuya (same face).

 

Yuya + co get arrested, go to the Facility, break out of the facility. End up forced into a tournament that will fulfill the hidden agenda of the white-haired Security Bureau director, who is totally not a villain. (Am I talking about 5Ds or Arc-V at this point?)

 

The biggest misstep here was the "putting cast in different rooms all the time" bit. So...no chance for characters to shine much. And Sawatari was annoying as hell.

 

The series picks up a bit near the end of the Friendship Cup arc, due to the plot remembering that Yuya has a berserk mode, and Academia kind of still needs Yuzu. And...unlike the Standard Battle Royale section, TWICE as many Obelisk Force are sent...and they are repelled with absolutely no casualties, confirming that they do, in fact, follow Conservation of Ninjitsu rules, because later in Xyz, a single 3-man unit of them ends up being the most competent and not "absolute ass-holes) Obelisk Force members in the entire show.

 

Stuff just got rushed near the end, and I don't really want to hold it against the series for that, because once the Professor explained the plot, things got crazy intense and it was awesome. Zarc's Duel DID kind of suck because it was clearly intended to be a "celebration" of all these characters from the different dimensions and seeing them team up against Zarc...but the deck was so stacked in Zarc's favor that it was stupidly unfair, and not in the way that Zone and even Don Thousand were, where the stupid unfairness was entertaining and enjoyable. The unfairness was too "meta", in the sense of "You can't play Yugioh, winning is all that matters". That seemed to have been the point, but because of that, I'd never WANT to go back and rewatch the Zarc gauntlet, whereas Yusei vs Zone and Yuma/Nasch vs Don Thousand are both worth seeing again.

 

They just really screwed with the rest of the cast. Sora had so much potential after his Duel with Shun, and then they just screwed him over after the Standard Battle Royale. Gave him character development and conflict, sure, but then he got shafted at every turn. He helped beat an Obelisk Force trio, but his play was so long-winded to do it that it wasn't really fun, he beat the Pirate captain, who was legitimately not even being portrayed as a competent threat, and then he got beaten by Yuri...who was inexplicably using the Ancient Gear deck against him, and I don't even know how they GOT to that situation, or why the anime writers think Mad Chimera is GOOD enough to be Sora's ace, because it got REALLY irritating to see how often Sora uses that specific Edge-Imp, that LITERALLY only exists for Mad Chimera.

 

Gogenzaka was badass, but they had him lose almost every Duel. Sawatari was amusing, became awesome, then became the cast member that nobody actually likes, is portrayed as competent, but is contractually obligated to lose almost every Duel and look like a colossal smug moron. Wait, did Sawatari ever actually win a Duel against a named character? Lost to Yuya, Lost to Yuto, Lost to Yuya again, Beat Obelisk Force, but didn't really contribute to that victory directly, that was more Gogenzaka and Shun, lost to Security, lost to Yugo, lost repeatedly to Academia forces...good god.

 

I REALLY liked the series...but honestly, I barely remember many Duels that I genuinely enjoyed, especially past the Standard Arc. Zexal had some irritating aspects and recurring trends in their Duels (cough, Hope fetish, cough), but this was only so sinful because of the potential of the premise and how they squandered the hell out of it. Arc-V was BETTER in the Duel department, but it got stagnant a few times because they didn't expand upon it ENOUGH.

 

I don't even want to harp on this much anymore. They had a lot of potential, but rushed several aspects and completely abandoned other plot elements or resolved them too quickly or anti-climactically.


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There's also the fact that Yuya obtained Enlightenment Paladin / Nirvana High during his duels against Shinji/Jack, but do we see them after the Synchro Arc? Nope, they got shafted afterwards. Same goes for Odd-Eyes Raging Dragon; only used during his fights with possessed Serena/Ruri and against Leo Akaba (though I suppose we can say that was Odd-Eyes's Xyz form for Yuya's rage).

 

So yeah, final duel gets a bunch of cards that should've been brought up earlier on; not during the ending; and stuff that got introduced gets shafted and pretty much served as anime plot device. 


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I also felt they squandered Yuya's growth at the end. Spoilers for the next bit.

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I agreed with the rest of your post, and I can even see the logic here... I disagree with it.

 

Yuya is a character who lacked in confidence. He blindly followed the logic of bringing everyone joy, but he never really had confidence in himself or his execution of it, unless he achieved something in doing so. Pendulums, Fusion, Enlightenment, Nirvana, or then there's things like Battle Beast where he manages to move the g

oal to BB instead of himself.

 

You can see this even through the duel with Jack. He's scared of who he is, what he is. He doesn't want to embrace it. But when he accepts who and what he is, he gains the confidence to control and help the parts of him... All four of him. 

 

By commanding them to the degree he did in the last episodes, it shows that he's accepted who he, they are. And he commandsthem with confidence, to the point of sending OEWD in to die just to continue, without so much as flinching.

 

He earned them due to his struggle as a chararcter. He qwent through a lot of miniature versions of the Hero's Journey while also going through a giant one, almost to a tee (Reira subversion here and there). He didn't earn them due to getting better as a player, he earned them due to maturing as a person through acceptance of who and what he is. A reincarnated monster, four boys in one body, the son of a great entertainer, a lonely boy without a father, a struggling entertainer... someone who lost his best friend (and lover), who wants nothing more than to make people safe and happy.

 

His resolve to use the dragons to PROTECT instead of DESTROY was what he needed to earn them, in addition to accepting himself.

 

And I think that thinking these duels are anything BUT ideaology battles doesn't... work. Say what you will about ZeXal, but I think Arc-V did a decent to good job with these, more often than not, and it should have been obvious since Yuya v. Sawatari (Yosen) that this was the case. Bree and I have had no trouble looking past the fact these aren't actual card games due to this.

 

They really aren't games, at all, despite being presented as such. Jack is another great example of this.

 

i'll concede reiji in the final duel tho, that was just stupid, bree thinks the deck is actually stacked as part of the test
 

Xyz got way too much focus.
Yuya should have made Odd-Eyes Wing if not Venom before now.
Yuya gets DRXD in Episode 37, Couldn't he have gotten Clear Wing while he was in Synchro Dimension?
 
For that matter, Reiji was spouting about the next evolution of Pendulums but he didn't combine types until the last duel either.
 
Yuya and Reiji used 3 tailormade ridiculous cards all in a row each to pull out things that shoud have appeared throughout the series, not at the end.

No, Yuya couldn't have.
 
By having one of the boys be an antagonist, it no longer made sense for Yuya to get more than one of them before getting the fourth, as well. Having Yuri absorb Yugo made far more sense, and even if the series had been handled a little bit more smoothly, he realistically wouldn't have had any of them until the epilogue duels, anyway.
 
blame reiji on expensive VA for some reason
 
I mean, Reiji's cards were shit, but Yuya's were actually dece.

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No, Yuya couldn't have.
By having one of the boys be an antagonist, it no longer made sense for Yuya to get more than one of them before getting the fourth, as well. Having Yuri absorb Yugo made far more sense, and even if the series had been handled a little bit more smoothly, he realistically wouldn't have had any of them until the epilogue duels, anyway.

 

I don't know, with the way Starve Venom was portrayed as the strongest of the dragons (even in terms of ATK), it could have made sense for Yuya to need all three to beat him.

 

Honestly, I think the reason they didn't give Yuya the other dragons earlier is because they were too good. DRXD is tame in comparison.

 

But my biggest problem, absolutely, is the handling of Sawatari. You think he's gonna be like Chazz and actually have character development, and you can see it coming when he has Yosenju and nearly beats Yuya - he doesn't suck anymore!

 

Then he switches decks again, to something the writers clearly had no idea what to do with, as he had, I believe 6 off screen games in a row before jobbing in almost all of his other games.

They gave him character development just to throw it away for no reason.

 

He could have at least pulled some rare and powerful cards from time to time. Maybe he could sacrifice himself by paying for a Solemn card in a Battle Royale, that lets someone else make a comeback. Maybe he evens the playing field with a Torential Tribute, how about a Ghost Rare MST? Even that would be something.

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Preface: Have not watched from 118 through 135 or so, though I plan to. May be missing some things here and there, but Bree has watched some of it, and had very few issues with them.
 

Ooh, is this "review last episode/series as whole" time?
 
The thing about Arc-V is that it was extremely AMBITIOUS. They were from the get-go, not only introducing a new Summoning mechanic, but doing so alongside all the previous mechanics, and to make it even nicer, the use of the other mechanics was DIRECTLY tied to the plot, due to the Four Dimensions bit. They had a very interesting and diverse cast, and it looked like there could be some major character development, as Yuya started off the series essentially hiding his very blatant insecurities behind the facade of the fool.
 
My biggest problem with Yuya as a character, though, is that his ideals are...I hesitate to say "stupid", but it's ham-fisted at best. Dueling is for entertainment, to make people smile. A wonderful message, but executed in a horrible way for most of the series, making Yuya's speeches very cringe-worthy and some of his Duels descend into a farce.

The only bad duels for Yuya were Q&A Cunt, Shinji (on Shinji more than Yuya), and possibly Kachidoki. I can't think of one that was a farce, and his speeches were from a layman that wants the world to change, a child. They were supposed to be weaker, which is why they really only worked when they were DEMONSTRATED.
 

Now, I want to compare Yuya to Yuma (Zexal). Yuma tended to shove his feelings down peoples' throats, too, but I always LIKED when Yuma got REALLY passionate about his ideals and made his speeches about the feelings and hopes given to him by his supporters, and bonding through Duels, and his adamant refusal not to give up, because these ideals he got from his father. Maybe some credit can be given to Yuma's VA, because Yuma as a character tended to be obnoxious as hell outside of serious situations (and his amazingly passionate rants)...whereas Yuya BECOMES obnoxious as hell INSIDE serious situations.
 
And that's what bugs me when I think about it. Yuya doesn't really HAVE some incredible passion buried inside him the way that Yuma and Yusei do. When Yusei gets riled up and passionate, he's awesome. When Yuma gets passionate, it's awesome. When Yuya gets passionate...nothing. I can't think of any awesome speeches Yuya ever gave that reflected his passion towards his ideals and Dueling. The only times I can remember Yuya being badass in that sense is when he's in Berserk Mode, because he's much more forceful and intense.

And this is where I think people begin to impose what they want on the series, as opposed to what it actually was.
 
Arc-V is not like 5D's or ZeXal, ironically. It's not about the flashiness of the actions, it's about the desire and intent put into the actions. And this is very clear with Yuya.
 
He doesn't have passion like Yuma or Yusei, but that's because of the insecurities you mentioned. They never leave him, he struggles with them CONSTANTLY. This is very much a coming-of-age story, about the struggles and hardships Yuya faces, and people want it to be a story that's really more than that. It's... not, other than a basic moral of "hate is bad smiles are good mmkay".
 
And, as I touched on, he DEMONSTRATED his passion, instead of giving a speech. You can tell when he's passionate because he's smiling, getting into the groove, and just being fun to watch. He's not trying to use words in those moments, because he isn't a good orator, not at all... He's a fledgling entertainer, so he uses his performer's mask to deliver the message.
 
Referncing Berserk Mode actually makes this more apparent, because it goes back to wanting him to be a Yusei/Yuya. Yuya isn't like them, he's more like Yugi/Atem and late-series Jaden. The amount of love letter moments this series has for DM reinforce this as well, because Yuya is struggling with morality and ideaology, not with physical enemies. This is why he has such a hard time fighting back against even Academia, at times. He struggles with Shinji's rage, Sora and Dennis' betrayal, the loss of Yuzu, Jack and Reiji's condescencion and strength, Crow's different ideals, and so on.
 

Yuya's ideals are TOO idealistic. Whereas Yusei's passion was about protecting everyone, and Yuma was about bonds and never giving up. Yuya's is so bland and abstract by comparison. "Make people smile through Dueling". That's what it boiled down to. A facial expression and a flicker of amusement or enjoyment. It's not inspirational. They do deconstruct this a lot during the series, and near the end, Yuya IS a much more competent entertainer, but I don't really ENJOY watching Yuya during tense times, because he doesn't make the situation more intense and gripping (outside of his Berserk Mode), he usually does the exact opposite.

And this doesn't do it justice, either.
 
It's about smiles, but it's the sort of over simplification an adolescent (he's 14, so) would use. Let's go back to his insecurities again, for me to actually draw a map.
 
His father disappeared when he was 11. He lost any friends he had, other than Yuzu. Gong joined in, but he was still a lonely child, with low self-esteem.
 
He began to emulate his father blindly, despite doubting his ability to do so. To the point of shutting down entirely at times, because of a crippling fear of failure.
 
But then... this magical power called Pendulum appears, just for him. He can use it, he's special, and he feels confident to move forward, once he learns how to use it.
 
... Only to have it stolen from him physically, and later stolen entirely by Reiji. These were huge blows to him, because they made him not special anymore. They made him a normal human being who had to face his flaws again.
 
But! He made a new friend thanks to this power! And he showed lots of care for that friend. He never went on big, shonen-ass rants about why he valued his friends, but he ended up showing a desire to help them, save them, be there for them throughout the series. He couldn't articulate more than "Smiles", but he showed a desire to truly make things right.
 
... Then he lost that friend. Sure, he made more, but he lost some of them as well. Some to betrayal, some to "death"... And he had to struggle with his losses, again. I know I posted a big theory post about this a ways back, but it rings true.
 
Yuya has a constant cycle of gaining confidence and comrades, only to lose them again. He has no confidence in himself without them, and it makes it difficult for him to make it through those times. It was clear that he was in a bad place during most of Synchro, with the facility being one of the few times he seemed better. Because he was alone those other times.
 
It's not the same pronounced moral of friendship other series have, but it's still there. It shows how they encourage him, make him feel confident, and how he struggles when he doesn't have that backp, because he is so insecure.
 
It's not just smiles. It's about forming bonds, having fun, and being good people. But he can't articulate that, he's regularly shown to be bad at this. But he can show it through his actions, and those speak louder than words.
 

Story wise...oh boy. Firstly, Arc-V had a ridiculous amount of potential during the first 50 episodes (Sora vs Shun is still BY FAR the best Duel in the series. They never topped it. It's almost literally the only Duel I randomly go and re-watch...but even I think the Duel is only "good" immediately upon Sora Summoning Wheel Saw Lion (and not before that, because Sora imitating Yuya's catchphrases unironically makes me cringe)).
 
It...started to go downhill a little from there, from the beginning of the Synchro Arc, because it seemed to banking too much on the 5Ds nostalgia factor. Like...they literally did 5Ds Story Arc. Yugo (subbing in as the Yusei) gets into a run-in with a police officer for something he didn't really do, but technically is going to get him in trouble regardless, has a Riding Duel.. Ends up winning, losing officer is somewhat disgraced. Unlike Yusei's arc, this is not actually significant in the long-run, other than to have a reason for Security to be hunting down Yuya (same face).
 
Yuya + co get arrested, go to the Facility, break out of the facility. End up forced into a tournament that will fulfill the hidden agenda of the white-haired Security Bureau director, who is totally not a villain. (Am I talking about 5Ds or Arc-V at this point?)
 
The biggest misstep here was the "putting cast in different rooms all the time" bit. So...no chance for characters to shine much. And Sawatari was annoying as hell.

Going to agree with most of this, really. Not much to disagree with.
 

The series picks up a bit near the end of the Friendship Cup arc, due to the plot remembering that Yuya has a berserk mode, and Academia kind of still needs Yuzu. And...unlike the Standard Battle Royale section, TWICE as many Obelisk Force are sent...and they are repelled with absolutely no casualties, confirming that they do, in fact, follow Conservation of Ninjitsu rules, because later in Xyz, a single 3-man unit of them ends up being the most competent and not "absolute ass-holes) Obelisk Force members in the entire show.

Same, really. It's not a shock that we eventually found competent ones, but...

 

Stuff just got rushed near the end, and I don't really want to hold it against the series for that, because once the Professor explained the plot, things got crazy intense and it was awesome. Zarc's Duel DID kind of suck because it was clearly intended to be a "celebration" of all these characters from the different dimensions and seeing them team up against Zarc...but the deck was so stacked in Zarc's favor that it was stupidly unfair, and not in the way that Zone and even Don Thousand were, where the stupid unfairness was entertaining and enjoyable. The unfairness was too "meta", in the sense of "You can't play Yugioh, winning is all that matters". That seemed to have been the point, but because of that, I'd never WANT to go back and rewatch the Zarc gauntlet, whereas Yusei vs Zone and Yuma/Nasch vs Don Thousand are both worth seeing again.

I actually disagree here, but this may be more personal.

 

It's not a celebration of the cast, at all. It's a celebration of who Yuya (and Yuto and Yugo) touched with his life. It's not about the characters themselves, but about who Yuya is, despite what he's become. It's about struggling, clawing, and doing all they can to save him... Like he did for Yuzu, Sora, Reira, and others.

 

I found them enjoyable. With the exception of the sora section and crow, I feel it was very well written, and conveyed the battle well, as they slowly chipped away at saving Yuya, while also being a DM reference.

 

They just really screwed with the rest of the cast. Sora had so much potential after his Duel with Shun, and then they just screwed him over after the Standard Battle Royale. Gave him character development and conflict, sure, but then he got shafted at every turn. He helped beat an Obelisk Force trio, but his play was so long-winded to do it that it wasn't really fun, he beat the Pirate captain, who was legitimately not even being portrayed as a competent threat, and then he got beaten by Yuri...who was inexplicably using the Ancient Gear deck against him, and I don't even know how they GOT to that situation, or why the anime writers think Mad Chimera is GOOD enough to be Sora's ace, because it got REALLY irritating to see how often Sora uses that specific Edge-Imp, that LITERALLY only exists for Mad Chimera.

Agree with all of this.

 

Gogenzaka was badass, but they had him lose almost every Duel.

There's a reason for that, I think. 

 

Sawatari was amusing, became awesome, then became the cast member that nobody actually likes, is portrayed as competent, but is contractually obligated to lose almost every Duel and look like a colossal smug moron. Wait, did Sawatari ever actually win a Duel against a named character? Lost to Yuya, Lost to Yuto, Lost to Yuya again, Beat Obelisk Force, but didn't really contribute to that victory directly, that was more Gogenzaka and Shun, lost to Security, lost to Yugo, lost repeatedly to Academia forces...good god.

I think that's the point, and the in-universe reaction to him doing something to Zarc, albeit unsuccessful, should show the intent.

 

Sawatari is a mix between Chazz and the character people want Yuya to be; Flashy, appealing (when not whining about his dad), special, entertaining. He plays a deck similar to Yuya AND Reiji, after finding his preferred deck, and he's always trying to be the star, trying to be loudmouthed.

 

And he had good scenes, even if he was never a credible threat as a duelist. This goes back to Gong, though...

 

I think Gong and Sawatari lost because they don't really have any ideals to speak of. "Help Yuya", "Be the star", "Lancer"... That's it. They weren't given proper motivation or ideals, and it cost them duels.

 

I don't neccesarily agree with this tactic, but I can see why and understand it happening. I just think they should have written ideals onto them, instead.

 

I REALLY liked the series...but honestly, I barely remember many Duels that I genuinely enjoyed, especially past the Standard Arc. Zexal had some irritating aspects and recurring trends in their Duels (cough, Hope fetish, cough), but this was only so sinful because of the potential of the premise and how they squandered the hell out of it. Arc-V was BETTER in the Duel department, but it got stagnant a few times because they didn't expand upon it ENOUGH.
 
I don't even want to harp on this much anymore. They had a lot of potential, but rushed several aspects and completely abandoned other plot elements or resolved them too quickly or anti-climactically.

I remember a lot I enjoyed, and most of them are in the first part or very ending, and I'm told anything Yuri is good. I do think this goes back to expecting the duels to be, well... DUELS, though. If you expect there to be non-ideaology battles, it just isn't going to happen, and I feel it adds to the idea of a world based around a CARD GAME, as opposed to taking away from it.

 

also they literally made 65+ ppals in the anime, plus magicians and ED bosses and stuff, they definitely expanded a lot, it's just that a number of those were plot devices/SPIKE EAGLE

 

Hell, Performages have like 20 monsters.

 

I still think it was rushed, but going over it in my head/hearing Bree actually enjoy the majority of the episodes we skipped that she's seen has kinda made me like it more, in retrospect, despite its flaws.

 

EDIT: I also want to mention how Arc-V is a character driven story. Very much so.

 

We're given a world with normal people (yes, Yuya is constantly made out to be normal, even with the qualifiers he has throughout to be special) and a few out of place special people (reijiiii) trying to get through it.

 

The world is fucking crazy, but Gong, Yuzu, Shuzo, Yuya, Sora, Shun, and so on.... are characters who aren't unrealistic, but they're changed by what they've experienced, been through. Even in cases where it's just not enjoyable to watch them be realistic, like Shun and Shinji.

 

This is why Reiji failed so hard. They didn't use him enough, and he was more like a boss character than not, with plans out the ass, which makes him stick out like a sore thumb. Not to mention his knowledge of the plot and connection to Leo.

 

The execution wasn't perfect, but the idea is good, and I enjoyed it for what it was.



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Lisa Ortiz was in 4 different yugioh series. She was not in this one.

 

SHE'D BETTER VOICE AOI IN VRAINS! It could be perfect for her.

 

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There's no guarantee that Ortiz will be voicing anyone in VRAINS, let alone Aoi (or whatever this gets changed to for dub purposes). What is to say that she chose not to do any dubbing roles this generation? (Also you're the only one in here who even cares about the VA for the dubs)

 

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