Synonyms: Yugioh, Yuu Gi Ou! Arc-V, Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc Five
Japanese: 遊戯王 アーク・ファイブ
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 2014 to ?
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.031 (scored by 1769 users)
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SynopsisYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V centers around Yuya Sakaki, as he tries to escape from harsh reality by smiling. But one Duel leads him to make a determination to confront the difficulties and he will get the power of infinite possibilities. The show's main theme is "Take a step forward with courage!!"
Yuya is a student at a preparatory school, learning to become an "entertainment Duelist," a type of professional Duelist.
The story is set in Miami City on the coast of Japan. Leo Corporation is run by its president Reiji Akaba. Thanks to the spread of the company's "Solid Vision with mass," "Action Duels" are born in Miami City and has reached worldwide popularity. Children look up to star-level Pro Duelists, and they learn Summoning and Duel styles at various large and small cram schools, including the You Show Duel School that Yuya attends and the largest of such schools, Leo Duel School (LDS).
(Source: Yu-Gi-Oh! Wikia, paraphrased from the V-Jump synopsis)
Related AnimeAdaptation: Yu-Gi-Oh! Arc-V
Other: Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters GX, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal
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15 episodes have come out until now, so I can't be 100% about how the anime will proceed but... Well done Konami, seriously Kudos.
If you don't know what Yugioh is you might as well stop reading here. At this point, the game is so advanced (synchros, xyz, fusion, rituals and now pendulums) that it would be a nightmare for someone to begin learning now. For the rest of you who dropped yugioh at some point along the series... Arc V is by far the best until now.
First of all we finally have a series that is an actual anime instead of a 20 minute long commercial by Konami (except maybe for 5ds). Don't get me wrong, the main purpose is still to sell cards, but until now Konami completely ignored that what they were making was supposed to be an anime. Characters with zero-depth, forced stereoptypes etc etc. In Arc V we actually have quite a bit of depth. The protagonist has gone through mini depressions twice in a matter of 15 episodes, the female lead actually duels and the side characters are actually notable. Oh keep in mind, compared to zexal, the first series, gx etc, the cast is actually pretty big this time. Propably bigger than 5ds. And it's still growing. Also noteworthy is that the show actually has GOOD HUMOR for once. Those of you who have watched the previous series will easily relate when I say that it always felt too forced until now. Once again, kudos.
You could say that konami got the best part of all yugioh series and mixed them together to create something that's actually pretty good. And talking about mixing... Remember how 5ds pretended dueling is all about synchros, zexal only ever showed xyz and gx only ever showed fusions? Well Arc V shows all of them together! Konami FINALLY decided to stop pretending its previous products don't exist in order to make the new one sell (well, that said pendulums actually work pretty well with all 3 of the summon types, so this may not exactly be a good-hearted move by the company... but still). In addition Konami, for the first time in a loooooooong while, decides to show old decks instead of completely new things. For example, Mobius Monarch, Gem-knights, X-Sabers, Constellars and DDs have all been used already (and by people who actually knew what they were doing, the constellar guy did a pleiades spam and the X-sabers guy summoned 3 Gottoms). Again, kudos.
What impressed me most is how the series actually takes place outside of Japan. In episode 15 it is mentioned that the city is actually Miami (yes, that Miami, the one where Dexter walks around murdering people). Interesting choices Konami... Oh and beause of that we actually have black casts (the Gem-Knights girl).
To sum it up Arc V has corrected quite a few mistakes of the old series while combining the best parts of each of them and introducing the pendulums (a pretty welcomed addition). I really hope it doesn't get worse as time goes by, right now I love it.
Also well done for the black girl's voice acting. read more
So this is my firtst review woo~~
First, if you cant stand card game animes, you are not missing anything here. This show is going to focus on the yu-gi-oh card game as always. Bye.
Anyway if are still reading and if you enjoy yu-gi-oh animes, give this show a try, as I didnt regret to start watching it. However, I find it not so good as 5 ds.
Story - 7: nothing really great so far. However we can hope for a later development like Zexal.
Art - 9: Yup it is great.
Sound - 6: sound duel is nice but the OP/ED are pretty forgettable.
Character - 7: The only characters I have hope are Yuzu, Gongenzaka and Reiji. Apart from these, no other stand out.
Enjoyment - 9: The duels keep drawing me to watch week after week. It is fun and I find this show really entertaining.
Overall - 8
On this series, similar to 5ds with the riding duel, we get a new approach to dueling, 'action duels', where the solid vision is actually solid, which means the monsters summoned by the players get 'solidified' and they can interact physically. So nothing exciting here but I'm curious to see how this is going to develop. The new summoning mechanic (http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Pendulum_Monster) is also really interesting, lets see how this works out.
As awlays, the art is the strongest point of the series, it is great at my view, it keeps zexal standards. The duel sound is nice, however I didnt like the OP/ED musics. The previous series musics were so better. Maybe as the next seasons come we get to see better songs. The characters propably won't get explored in depth as the anime's focus is the card game. Those kids that are all the time cheering at yuya really annoys me, however, like zexal, i got used to their annoyance. I loved Yuzu a ton (lets just say she is a better version of kotoril), and Gongenzaga really has a lot of potential, his duel was so nice to watch. Lets see how things unfold.
My overall enjoyment is great, because I like a lot of the ygo franchise. I cant miss all those promising duels involving all the summoning ways (synchro, xyz, fusion and so on). I have managed to keep going with zexal and it really surprised me; so l'll probably watch arc V untill the end. Lets say you are probably going to like this if you enjoyed previous ygo series.
I'll certainly edit this as the show goes on. Thats it, thanks for reading.
Edit: After watching ep.10, I'm liking this even more. We got some nice duels and some mystery around. It seems I was wrong and this show probably is going to have a faster development than Zexal.
So i'm at ep #13 and wow. what a duel. No doubt Reiji-san is the character with the most potential. I cant wat to see all those summoning types used along with the pendulum summoning.
At this point i'm already familiar to all the 'entertainment' dueling Yuya is trying to show. Once you ignore the childish part of the anime, it turns really enjoyable. Well, it worked for me with Zexal and it is working here as well. read more
Both have the same card based anime.
Both involves dueling in a card battle.
One was more of a shoujo type of card battle, while the other one was more of a unisex card battle.
In one anime the player can use multiple avatar, while in the other anime the play rely only on one avatar.
Pretty obvious, both involves card game based animes, except Yu- Gi Oh! Arc was more of shounen, while WIXOSS was for shoujo.
Both are the same fighting card themed anime, but, one anime is a spin off of the long running Yu Gi Oh franchise, while the other one is just limited to a 12 ep anime and the players are mostly girls who uses active avatars.
Opening Theme#1: "Believe X Believe" by Choutokkyuu (超特急, Bullet Train) (eps 1-30)
#2: "Burn!" by Choutokkyuu (eps 31- )
Ending Theme#1: "One Step" by P☆Cute [Pendelum☆Cute (Masumi Kuratsushi & Ruri Shirosaki)] [闇津ますみ・白咲るり] (eps 1-30)
#2: "Future fighter" by Yuuya Sakaki (Kensho Ono) & Reiji Akaba (Yoshimasa Hosoya) (eps 31- )
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