In the city of Den City, thousands of duelists take part in a virtual reality space known as Link Vrains, where users can create unique avatars and participate in games of Duel Monsters with each other. As a mysterious hacker organisation known as the Knights of Hanoi threaten this world, a high-school student named Yusaku Fujiki battles against them under the guise of Playmaker.
One day, Yusaku encounters a peculiar artificial intelligence program, which he names Ai, who sets off a digital maelstrom in Link Vrains known as the Data Storm. As the appearance of this storm gives birth to Speed Duels, in which duelists surf the wind as they duel, Yusaku battles against Hanoi in order to uncover the truth concerning an incident that happened to him years ago.
It's only another Yu-gi-oh, That is the reason for make a different criticism...
All "Yu-gi-oh" animes involves a different theme. Yu☆Gi☆Oh! VRAINS have this theme "Let's take one step forward and try it!"
It's a very good theme to make a anime. But remember, new yugioh anime is only for money...
The story is not very good. But the anime have characters and duels typical of yugioh series. The anime art it's very good, and the OST is amazing... Yeah, another yugioh anime, not a really good anime, but the production it's as good as any yugioh...
PS: Why all Yu-gi-oh main characters have a strange hair?
This anime screws itself over from almost every 10-9 episode after an arc ends the very get go, but I'll try my best to state the problems.
It doesn't help to have a good chunk of this series to be consisting of recaps non-stop every 10-9 epsiode after an arc ends. The world building is also not very well done. Honestly, it's the garbage version of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5d's with things only worser. Where all they do is just pace is baddly.And reallly starts to get boring with an mini arc and no major one. At least 5d's made me feel for and
have an affinity for the characters that screwed over and i still fell they made it out alive. At this point, it doesn't matter if it stays true to the Director's apoligies on twitter. The new summoning mechanic is kinda ''meh'' and made the card game pretty bad. Even the duels are shitty and not much else, for example: every speed duels ends in 4-3 turns while master duels take 3 freaking episode?!? That's due to the large effect monsters they've made so far.
I will say that the opening theme is pretty good, and that I feel bad that it's wasted on such a trainwreck of a series. There's nothing much else I can say about it. The soundtracks within the actual episodes are decent but due to how poorly the series plays out, they become just a "benchwarmer". Some audio clips are used less and that just seemed to by the only take an importent episode or not much else.
Not much to say about the art, it's kinda good to improve over time, however the show is laking new animators and sadly, Ebina left :(
I do not get how you turn someone who seemed like the MCl in the show to a complete moron/asshole within 31 episodes, with absolutely no smile or reason to have fun.Yusaku aint really interesthing and started to become my least favorite due to the less reason and no amount of PTSD can help it, Go Onizuka is kinda blalent and reminds of Crow Hogan. Only problem with Go is that i have no reason to like the guy. Now we know Ygo has never bean the best with writing girls and Aoi/Blue Angel has a brother compleax problem only to make look worse. Ema is fanservice and nothing more. Naoki is annoying, while Akira is a dick. The villians are boring and the chess dudes are doing nothing interesting in 31 episode das far. Knights of Hanoi are eassly beaten with out a proper reason. Not to mention the amount out screen time in the first 13 episode. In the end. Revolver and Ignis Ai are the ''only'' characters i like so far.
If you read my previous statements, you can already guess my enjoyment level. If not, I'll just say it: if there was an option of 0, I'd pick that, cause that series is honestly one of the worst things I've ever seen.Only focuses on plot and less duels with having moments that shoud focus on duels instead. Most of my salt comes for waiting to watch and then it get's pretty boring over time even after the amount of filer end(s). I haven't found a ygo in my whole life to skip this early.
TWO WORDS: DON'T WATCH
Honestly, you're better off with even the Zexal mess this this abomonation.
And with that, my writing and review is done.
*THERE WILL BE SOME SPOILERS SO BE CAREFUL.. BUT I WILL MINIMISE IT.. *
Spring 2017 season is already over. With the return of the phenomenal Attack On Titan, to the so called ''Trash'' anime Eromanga-sensei, the animes last spring season was quite alright with the shows it offers to us.. But I was not expecting of a return of one of the most famous childhood animes we've been watched, though on this date, almost no one doesn't remember or even care about this collection of animes. That's right. The YuGiOh! franchise... As a fan of the franchise (I still am), Ive watched almost all of
the series ever since I get to like it. Then comes the anime ''YuGiOh! VRAINS''... A very YuGiOh like anime that I bet focused on the ''heart of the cards'' things and of course... A card game. (I still dont know why I watch it). So here's a question.. ''Is this new YuGiOh! anime even worth it? What are the differences?'' We will all come to that.
The story of this anime VRAINS is very simple and yet it's a detailed one. Guy has a horrible past then after 10 years he becomes a terrorist/hacker invading the so called SAO of YuGiOh which is ''Link VRAINS'' to try and find out who was behind what happened to him and his friend. Simple.. But dark as well.. You see in the YuGiOh franchise, its mostly about gaining superpowers and partners (counterparts) like Yugi with his counterpart, Jaiden with his so called ''sharingan'' eyes, Yusei with his dragon mark, Yuma with his ''ghost'' partner and Yuuya with his 3 counterparts, are all... Common.. That's why VRAINS offers us ''Playmaker'' or Fujisaki Yuusaku where his only power.. Well.. Pure talent in dueling. He is indeed in fact a hacker but you can't hack on to someone's deck when dueling am I rite? The story is fast forward itself. No cliched duels and all. Straight to the point that is why VRAINS is very unique among all the other franchises (and its almost like SAO, though not the plot of SAO just the VR + Card games)
Simplicity as its finest. Its a good thing they still followed the same art style from the previous YuGiOh franchises because if they don't, well.. it will be ruined. Not only the character's art involves here but also how they represent VRAINS itself to be like a massive city of data. It's impressive.
A fair sound. For some reason when I hear the opening, the sound just cracks on some parts not only on the opening but some parts of the anime. Ive checked so many times if I have problem with my headphones and all but it was not the gadget's problem. Its the anime. Though I can proudly say that the sound tension when they duel is quite pleasing and impressive.
As I said earlier on the ''story'' part, the main character is very unique among all the other YuGiOh main characters/protagonists, but what lacks here is the development of other characters. Hacker will be a hacker, duel idol will be a duel idol. It was quite rigid though the MC's spotlight is important as well. Since this is still an airing anime, we might see lots of things about the character's traits and all so get ready!.
It's not only the duels that are enjoyable to this show (well almost any YuGiOh franchise out there), but its ending when the MC is on the verge of defeat gives you thrills then when the ending song starts, you are like ''Give me the next episode please!!''
Overall.. I rate this anime as a good old 7/10. With its sound being fair, to the MC being different than others and the story's uniqueness of blending the dueling with straight to the point fights.
First impression of the VRAINS series is that the anime has a more mature theme much like the 5D's series, which in my opinion is a plus. So far the story is about the high school student Yuusaku who secretly works as a hacker fighting against the criminal hacking organisation "Knights of Hanoi" due to a yet unexplained background that involved these two. Duels are now carried out in a futuristic VR system called the VRAINS that allows players to manifest as an avatar inside the cyber realm.
The story so far is very well-paced and enjoyable - all the duels have had meaningful for the
story and all of them have been very exciting precisely for that very reason. I also think the show's brilliance lie in the very well-done introduction of the characters. The protagonist is very likeable character who is cool and serious but at the same time not emotionless and able to show his enjoyment in dueling (much like Yusei from 5D's). The rivals have all got a few episodes of introduction which covers why they are the way they are and what reason they have to duel and be part of the VRAINS community. And finally, the villains have been excellently antagonised early in the series by first hinting that they have a valid humane reason for their criminal activities, and then dissipating our sympathy by showing just how ruthless and inhumane they are in achieving their goals.
In the animation department, needless to say that since it's a Yu-Gi-Oh series, you can expect top-notch battle scenes that can probably be considered as another upgrade from the past series. As another plus, the music is also amazing (and I think the general concensus would agree with me on this one) that I don't actually skip both the opening and ending song in each episode, which is a pretty rare case for me.
TL:DR The show so far has been great - the story is very enjoyable and well-paced, and the characters are well-introduced and very relatable to the audience. Animation and duel scenes are amazing as usual, and the music choice is also one of my personal favourite this season. As a Yu-Gi-Oh fan I'm immensely enjoying the anime so far, as it seems to be another step-up from the past series.