Saturday, July 1, 2017

Shinta's Take on Yugioh: Battle City Quarterfinals

Battle city continues with a lot of people getting mindscrewed!  As the Original take on things makes villain motivations FAR more clear.

Shinta's Take on Yugioh: Battle City Quarterfinals by ShintaReviews

And next week...


  1. Awesome review of this continuing arc, and yeah I love that opening too. First off, I would like to say that the duels themselves tell me a great message, that the God Cards are really not that powerful or invincible, and they are still winnable by using good strategies.

    Also I would like to think during the Mai vs Yami Malik's duel, Mai can't summon Ra because Harpy Lady Sisters count as 1 monster card, so she only sacrificed 2 monster cards which is not enough to summon a God Card.

    And speaking of that, Malik is really not a good duelist as he only use the pain of his opponents to his advantage. Heck, Bakura could have won or at least survive longer if he hadn't sacrifice Ra, sure Ra has 0 attack points but he could still use that as a shield considering Ra's defense is still high.

    And we later see the battle Yami Malik vs Jounichi, Malik has almost lost. Also another thing, Bakura's deck during his duel with Yami Yugi, that deck is almost unbeatable.

    Now I have no idea of the upcoming filler arc aside from the abridged series, but I really am interested to see why it is widely disliked.

  2. To me, there are three kinds of yugioh villains: the omnipotent darkness overlord, the sympathetic but ultimately evil villain and the ones with a personal grudge against the protagonist. The latter being the ones that get redeemed the most often, and the former being the one that's never redeemed. Marik fits easily into the third one, Pegasus in the second one, and dark bakura/Zorc necrophades fitting in the third one. With that said, am I the only one who thinks Malik was forgiven way to easily? Like, yeah it was all a misunderstanding but that doesn't excuse all of the crap that he did trought this arc. Any who yeah I definitely prefer the way mai was treated in the anime over the manga. Though then again the effects of the game of darkness were changed (with the manga's version being essentially a gorier version of the ones from later series) but still. That being said, we now have to move on to filler, and unfortunately, it's not good filler...