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.
*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.
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is the newest entry to the Yu-Gi-Oh! series and it has become an amazing anime. The main aspect is dueling within the Cyberse World constructed with LINK VRAINS program where everyone customizes their avatars and duel while the primary plot follows the fate of the Cyberse World and the connection between humans and AI similar to a videogame setting. The beautiful design and development of the protagonist Yusaku Fujiki (Playmaker) give him an epic dark justice character that differentiates him from any previous Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonist. The desings of the secondary characters is also really wonderful especially Takeru Homura (Soulburner), Skye Zaizen (Blue Angel)
and Emma Bessho (Ghost Girl) and exceeds the previous ones. Apart from the amazing characters VRAINS also has some of the best designed monsters to have ever appeared in the history of card games such as Cyberse Wizard (my personal favorite) and Trickstar Sweet Devil. Another strong aspect of VRAINS is the amazing opening music especially the first opening ''With the Wind'' is a masterpiece. The formation of the team and nakama bonding with such well made characters, the very interesting storyline with the AI and Cyberse World and the menacing antagonists in every arc along with the signtaure Decode Talker monster make the overall setting give a very satisfying feeling and it definately deserves its popularity within the Yu-Gi-Oh! series.
Yugioh VRAINS taps into the older Yugioh fan brilliantly, while creating a compelling and interesting story-line that always keeps the viewer guessing.
When I think of "Yu-Gi-Oh!" I always think back to the original manga, and first decade of the franchise, DM, GX, and 5Ds. I think after 5Ds the direction of the franchise became a lot more light hearted, at least for the beginnings of Zexal and Arc-V which I could never really get into. However, VRAINS brilliantly recaptures what made me fall in love with this franchise. While the show is dark and realistic, it is also funny at times which makes for a
really good balance. The anime has many complex characters so far, and there are countless amounts of mysteries in the storyline and character lines. So far, VRAINS has been the first Yugioh show to really hook me since Yugioh 5Ds, and I am on edge every episode waiting to see what new secrets and plot lines will be revealed! A must watch, especially for any old school Yugioh fan! You will appreciate the dark tones which made Yugioh, Yugioh.
Chances are I'll delete this at a later point and do a more complete review once this anime is finished.
I wanted to wait on at least season 2 to finish before I'd do a review on this series but I felt like giving my thoughts on it so far. If you bother to check my ratings for the previous Yu-Gi-Oh! anime you'll know that a 5 isn't necessarily a bad score for me as I think this genre and show as a whole is very pigeon-holed. It finds itself to be lost in a bubble to create something truly great. With that
said, VRAINS definitely has the potential to be the 5D's 2.0 it wants to be and perhaps even better than that but it falls short on a fair few aspects before accomplishing that.
Story: It's nothing complex but refreshingly well-thought-out compared to the other series. From episode 1 there's a clear focus on its narrative, what it needs to do to get from point A to B and a sensibly fast pace for a Yu-Gi-Oh! series. Some duels can drag on longer than necessary and admittedly the story can be a little dull at times but it never truly loses site of where it needs to go. The story is constantly moving and never feels the need to throw in 5 episodes of filler before moving onto the next plot.
Art: Fine for Yu-Gi-Oh! standards. It's nothing terrible or nothing great. For the most part it's a straight upgrade from Arc-V and the animation doesn't feel as clunky as Arc-V did at times. It's pretty clear when an episode has more budget put into it. The more budget intensive episodes in question have some great still frames of art and animation, like the non-link summoning animations.
Sound: Like the former, it's Yu-Gi-Oh! but unlike the former, Yu-Gi-Oh! is known for having a consistently great soundtrack. VRAINS is no exception to this rule and even more so it deserves merit as the composer is none other than Shinkichi Mitsumune, the original composer for Duel Monsters. There's a great amount of diversity in instrumentation while maintaining a theme on the "cyber" aesthetic that VR entails. While it initially had a few great tracks here and there, over time it's only improved and produced more memorable and well composed pieces. That's not to say that Yu-Gi-Oh! ostensibly contains a masterful soundtrack, it just means that for the anime it is composed for it does exactly the job you want it to.
Characters: This is where the cracks really start to show. There is actually a lot of groundwork for genuinely great characters but it feels so bare bones that when the effort to create more density and development in the characters is applied it doesn't feel genuine. There are a lot of elements and ideas that are glanced at and pondered that it really makes you wish the characters could actually feel and react to these ideas in a way that you can relate with. The main theme in season 2 is the line between A.I., morals and intuition and how these themes can interact with each other. It's a really interesting concept with the way it's gone about but the characters just aren't interesting. There's been an effort since early season 2 to make the previously established characters have more depth added to them but it still feels forced and contrived. The main problem is having the development of these characters feel natural which is accomplished in some aspects but in most cases it feels almost robotic in execution.
Enjoyment: I'm a fucking sucker for Yu-Gi-Oh! and I don't even know why so I still enjoy this series despite its issues. It's like popcorn anime; it's really engaging, there's always going to be something hype happening in an episode and witnessing pieces of what could be a great show is somehow endearing when referring to Yu-Gi-Oh! which is admittedly depressing, but it is what it is.
Overall: I can't recommend it if you don't like the card game genre, just watch the original series or 5D's if you want to do that. It's not a terrible Yu-Gi-Oh! anime as some people claim it to be, but it's by no means the best in the series. Its story is definitely better than say GX, ZEXAL or Arc-V but comparing its cast to those is a hard task. Revolver's the first rival since 5D's that actually feels like a rival though so that's nice.
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hey man they are trying at yugioh corp. at least they are trying , this isnt really a 9 show . But based of what we have seen this a cool one , i like it at least . dont sleep on this one it's preatty good give it a try . how do you feel about the new link summoning ? for i can tell i can't go back and play my xsaber deck because you can summon only 1 extra deck monster at a time . i like that the xyz
shenanigans are over . i dont know what i can tell you , it's a cool show the rules are cool , i like it man . Dont be a down person , ''fuck the new rules , fuck the new show , yugioh i like true yugioh'' relax guys give it a try you wont regret it.
fujiki yusaku its the new guy , he has a pet like always what do you think about the pet i think he is cool . yusaku is cool also . what about his secret identity , gives it a little spin a little push a little saucy sauce a little spice , if you ask me i like it <3 the villain is cool i like him also .
is a there a way to play links other than ygopro vs links (beta) ? how many links are out there ?
Apparently people decided to give too much of a cold shoulder to the previous series of Arc V due to "how poorly it concluded" and "the internal tension" of the Arc V staff during the second half of the series. So a month of delay was passed and all the internal ygo hype was on Yugioh Vrains. I've watched a good bit of it myself up to a certain point, but I have to break it to everyone here about the reality of this show. While it has not done anything terribly wrong, considering the abnormally good ratings and reviews in Japan alone, it is
not worth trying to follow unless the majority of things you watch are chiefly shonen series. I'll try to give a short rundown while trying not to elongate it or try to be overly biased. This is by no means trying to make any Yugioh fan angry, as I was and am still one myself, but everything I'm about to go into is basically an explanation as to why VRains is probably one of the worst yugioh series so far (yes, even worse than Zexal), despite all the praise it gets in Japan.
STORY: Honestly, the plot is pretty good compared to those from previous yugioh and other shonen series. It has a SAO or Accel World-like vibe to where the danger in VR can also jeopardize one's safety and life in the real world, to a certain extent. Also, there's the villainous group, which also includes the male protagonist's rival, that wants to purge the whole world of electricity in an attempt to destroy a character they consider a threat to humanity, as well as teach people a lesson on relying too much on technology itself. Of course, there's also the main protagonist's disturbing backstory of getting kidnapped and traumatized as a kid to the point of near death. This setup would've been much better, though, if the other components of this series were at least good. Honestly, I'll just say they would've better off had the likes of Kirito and/or Asuna making an appearance themselves within this series, alternate universe versions or not.
ART: The only thing that can be really called as an actual improvement is the cleaner-looking 3D animation. Otherwise, the animation really isn't that breathtaking as people claim it to be. Honestly, even the low-budget animation from Yugioh GX was almost better than this. There was also the change in directors very early in the series, where there was supposed a huge improvement in everything; apparently, animation wasn't one of them. While they've shortened the Link Summon animation, they've made it a lot less epic-looking and memorable. It's also troubling that during most of the episodes, they show too many scenes of the Duelists "surfing" on their hoverboards on the Data stream just to kill time, or just wasting time with lots of dialogue when it's exactly not even necessary. At the very least, though, they don't reuse certain scenes a lot like how Zexal and Arc V did.
SOUND: There were a handful of good soundtracks, especially the ones themed around Blue Angel / Aoi and Playmaker / Yusaku. However, for the most part, the soundtracks aren't as compelling, even if they're fitting, compared to the previous ygo series or most other shonen series.
CHARACTER: Honestly, the only character I considered having a good development and complexity is Aoi, otherwise known as Blue Angel. The fact that she basically has two different personalities is so compelling and made me only care about the episode in which she's involved. Her "facade" personality as the cheerful and strong-willed Blue Angel is almost the perfect contrast to the more antisocial, shy, brotherly complex real-life version of herself as Aoi. Unfortunately, with most yugioh series, the main female characters often get kicked aside as fodder or setup for the main protagonists to look good defeating the ones who hurt them. Heck, Blue Angel's symbolism and representation would designate her as the appropriate person to defeat Spector....but NOOOOO, the staff was like "heft her and make Yusaku look good exacting revenge cause we need that rigged plot armor"...VERY disappointing route they took with this.
Go Onizuka seemed compelling at first with his motivation to entertain for the kids at the daycare center he often visits; however, that's really the only good thing he actually has going for him. Everything else about him, for the most part, is just cringe, especially his style of "Entertainment Dueling" (heck, Yuya is literally rolling over in his grave right now).
Now for Yusaku: while it is a unique take on where the protagonist is more standoffish and anti-social (he's basically a more emo version of Yusei), Yusaku as a character frustrates me. His acts are something like Batman, but not in such a good impression. While I understood the reason for his personality due to his backstory, I'm really not sure what Yusaku really wants. Does he want friends? Does he just want to be alone saving people as an undercover hero forever? Honestly, this confusion just really hurts his image as a character, to the point where plot armor for him felt more obnoxious than usual.
Revolver? Spector? Knights of Hanoi? They're not that bad of a villainous group, but honestly, they're not as intimidating as most of the other yugioh villains in the past. Even Zarc from Arc V, as badly written out as he was due to time constraints and budget, feel more compelling and exciting as a villain than Revolver is so far, imo.
As for a few other main characters I want to mention, they're pure cringe. Ignis, Naoki, and the pigeon and frog bunch are basically the comic relief characters that you really DO NOT need. Honestly, the way they kill the tension is just extremely offputting, and really ruins the moment. Sure, a series doesn't need to be 100% edgy, but the way they make remarks or do stupid things in the middle of a high-stakes or hazardous situation is revolting and takes away so much from what was supposed to be enjoyable and keeps you on your heels.
Enjoyment: My grade of enjoyment on this series was severely hurt by pretty much everything explained above. How bad was it for me in terms of enjoyment? During a few of Go Onizuka and even Yusaku's duels, I legitimately got lulled to sleep due to the lackluster complexity of the duels themselves. Yea, the duels were actually decent, but not exciting or memorable at all. Only two particular duels, the Master Duel between Yusaku and Revolver, and Yusaku and Akira, were actually kinda exciting, especially when Yusaku first invoked Firewall Dragon to turn the tides of that battle. Otherwise, for the most part, I find myself cringing with each badly misplaced comic relief, to the point where even when the important plot points came, I wasn't as engaged as I was supposed to be. Heck, I have not even mentioned HOW MANY DAMN RECAPS this series has had so far. I heard explanations and excuses for the reasons why all these recaps, but I don't really care, cause the same people didn't give Arc V any sort of pass, for the most part, for its own flaws and internal staff issues.
I'm sorry to say this, but...if you're an anime fan in general, I'll give you the best advice regarding this series:
DON'T WATCH IT, unless you have absolutely nothing else to do; even with the latter, you probably will be disappointed by how many recaps this lackluster series has. Heck, most other anime series get like two at most, EVEN through more than one season. I really felt bad having to call out a series that I had high hopes even after a month's delay before it debuted, but that's the reality of what you'll expect from this series as of right now. At this rate, I don't even see how they'll improve on this series...because it got so much good talk in Japan, the staff would probably felt more settled to not really make any sort of needed adjustments.
And with that, I end my review, and I apologize to someone who may have gotten very upset reading all of this, cause I am by no means trying to make people triggered or spiteful...I am simply stating my honest opinion about what's probably the last ygo series we'll ever have, unless Konami says otherwise.
Oh hey, this is my first review on this website. Let's start by reviewing the 6th series of the Yu-Gi-Oh franchise, aka Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS. *minimal spoilers btw*
Story: 2-5, 6-8 for YGO fans
This is the part that always breaks the YGO animes; card games are never meant to be taken THIS seriously. For non-YGO fans, this will tend to be a turn-off, and honestly, if I wasn't a long-term fan, I probably would've given VRAINS a score of 2 or 3. Overall, the story has potential, and honestly it's a breath of fresh air because it starts out pretty dark (unlike the past two series). However,
the series, like most previous YGO animes, suffers from trying to take itself too seriously. Don't take this the wrong way; I'm just speaking from the perspective of a non-YGO fan. General consensus right now amongst YGO fans is that VRAINS has had a pretty great start, and is still going on strong.
This would've been a lot higher if not for the recent characters (who I believe, had insane potential). Let's look at our main cast:
Yusaku - He's very similar to Yusei and Atem, yet he isn't. One thing that ticked me off about both of them was their constant blabbering about kizuna and nakama. Yusaku does not do any of that, and is more cold and calculative. I would say that he's... "Edgy (in a good way)." Let's stick with that for now. However, the show hints that despite his edginess around others, deep inside, he still wants to be a hero of Link VRAINS. I find his character to be pretty interesting due to this dynamic.
Aoi - A female protagonist with complexity and actual dueling skills???????? What's going on? The only time that has ever happened is Aki (who became Mrs. Cheerleader by the end of the series). I love her dynamic with her brother Akira; those two have been my favorites so far in VRAINS.
Ai - Comic relief for now. Emphasis on "for now."
Revolver - Honestly, he needs more screentime for someone who's supposed to be the main rival. Design is cool but really, nothing else to say.
Go - Great and lovable character, absolutely HORRIBLE design. Seriously, WTF were they thinking -.-
Ema - Holy crap, another female who's actually competent. Great design, and interesting character. VRAINS lacks the goody-two-shoes that the past series have had too much of; it's nice to see a character like Ema.
I would talk about the new characters (Vyra, Faust, and Dr. Genome) and why they were disappointing, but that would be way too spoiler-heavy. It does feel pretty bad though, they could've been great.
Sound - 8/10
Not really a music critic, but all I can say is that the OP and ED's have been both catchy. The OST's are fairly standard, but the voice acting has been great. Aoi's voice is a bit high-pitched but that's a minor gripe.
Art & Animation - 6.5/10
The first 13 episodes had way too dragged out summon animations. Yusaku's landing animations were also very clunky and low-effort. However, after ep 13, there was a director change, and ever since, the animation has been great. The character designs are pretty good, considering that YGO series tend to have wacky character designs. Again, Go's design is the only one that I have a major gripe with.
Enjoyment - 7/10
I like the series so far. I'm looking forward to its future, and hoping that it doesn't end up like ARC-V (which had a great start, but had a god-awful ending). As if it wasn't emphasized enough in the beginning, if you're not a YGO fan and have no experience with the franchise, you will NOT enjoy this series nor any of the other installments.
VRAINS is awesome to watch you have to watch it, it has amazing story plot my rate is 9.5/10 it's better than original show it's probably my best anime ever.
The best episode so far is 1-3, 8-12, 18-20, 28 and 35.
And i don't have any complaint in this show.
it's like you not watching Yu-Gi-Oh it's brutal.
it has dark ton sad and scary backstory.
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currently,vrains is much more interesting then most of it's previous series(Arc v and Zexal) arc v is good in the beginning episodes and ending episodes after around the time where they dimension hope,it got boring. zexal is straight b***shit. since 5ds,they have not made any really good series but vrains,took the high school setting and mix in with the mature themes in 5ds which is really good.the art style for the characters are still the same but the CG is really good,where you compare the CG with pass series like zexal or Aec v,where both series have decent CG only some time they did't include
it,vrains CG make them look so old school.the character them self are a little plain other AI.There is the edgy main character who only have one friend and forgotten about his past,the main character's friend who is quite useless who is just there so that the MC will have a goal to fight the bad guy,the girl who obey the brother but also rebel against him,the brother who is famous and have authority,the useless big size rival and the usually bad guy organization
Warning: This review is going to be from the words of an SAO fan.
Story: As far as story is concerned, the Yugioh writers seem to hype up their game. Inspite of the recap episodes, it has managed to stay consistent with its pacing and storytelling. Already, it is a massive improvement from Arc-V, with had a strong beginning and fell flat at the end. Also, its plot seems to take the Yugioh series in a different direction, to the direction of VR (which SAO established first), but inspite of that, it succeeds at doing its own thing, without much linkage to SAO.
Art: The art is
quite spectacular, with top-notch summoning animations that felt like an upgrade from the previous series, however I have watched several anime (including DSoD) with stellar animations, so this one is kinda meh, especially since it doesn't bring its big guns often, but when it matters, it makes a huge impact.
Sound: Oh boy, what can I say? I was definitely invested in the openings and endings as of this moment.
Character: Now this is a more controversial topic, but I'm going to do my best on this.
Yusaku: Blah blah blah, he's the new Kirito/Yusei. I think we've all heard this before. But I don't think Yusaku resembles Kirito in any way aside from being good with computers. He more so resembles Reki Kawahara's 3rd protagonist (who doesn't have an anime adaptation yet), Minoru Utsugi. They both have a troubled past that led them to be excluded from others. While this isn't a spectacularly written style of character, it's interesting to see Yusaku change his perception of Ai, even little by little.
Ai: Ai is the centerpoint of VRAINS. The plot is focused on him and his Ignis brethren. He also provides most of the comic relief of the show (until Takeru and Flame). As for him specifically, maybe it's because I was used to Yui, but I didn't really feel that Ai would be special until the end of season 1.
Aoi: If Yusaku is Minoru, then Aoi would be Yumiko Azu (again from the not-animated series known as the Isolator). Sadly, she seems to be on the receiving end of writers bias (as most female characters are), so she may never resolve her character, which up until Season 1, has been to get recognition from her brother, and now it's to help others.
Takeru: Best sidekick in all of Yugioh (especially with his dynamic with Flame).
Revolver: Best rival in all of Yugioh.
Everyone else: Only relevant if the plot makes them so.
Enjoyment: Originally it was a 7-8, but with a war about to happen, it immediately shot up to 10.
So, I started watching this anime because i didn't completely understand how Link summons worked (And I was too lazy to read about it :P), but I ended up actually digging it a lot, so I will stick to it for a bit longer and see what happens.
This isn't so much a review as it is a first impressions, because the anime isn't over yet and I believe it would be unfair to judge it as such.
So what can I say about this show?...
I know that sounds dumb, but at the end of the day the point of the show is just to make
you want to play the card game. As far as I'm concerned it does a pretty fine job at that.
I was surprised at how mature it was for you know... A show about children's card games. Makes me think that maybe Konami does understand its audience, if just a little bit.
One thing that jumps out immediately however is that this show was also made to advertise the Duel Links app. I'm not sure how I feel about that.
Limiting the zones to 3 cards and giving skills to all characters, as well as ignoring the main phase 2 altogether (Which is one of the most important stages in competitive Yugioh) just comes as cheap and overly simplistic, but I eventually got over it.
The art looks cleaner than I had anticipated, and the sound is pretty good. I especially enjoy the pseudo classical or electronic music that plays in some of the earlier duels.
Story is fine. As I said, more mature than I had thought. Think something along the lines of Tron meets Yugioh meets Code Geass meets Digimon.
So yeah, it's by no means perfect, but it gets the job done, and can be madly entertaining or even suspenseful at times.
I say watch it. If it's not your cup of tea, then fine, you lose nothing by trying.