A non-canon Yu☆Gi☆Oh! 5D's special from the 2008 Super Jump Anime Tour. Yuusei Fudou and Jack Atlas face off in a Riding Duel for the title of Duel King, with Aki and the twins watching. The ace dragons, Stardust Dragon and Red Daemon's Dragon, clash once again, and this time gain the power to 'evolve' using the Buster Mode trap card, becoming "Stardust Dragon/Buster" and "Red Demon's Dragon/Buster."
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: The Second Spin-off of Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. And this special proves so.
For example. we start out with the Atemu-like protagonist, Yusei Fudou, and the Kaiba personality/Raphael looking Jack Atlus. And they're dueling with their most valuble cards, Stardust Dragon and Red Demon's Dragon.
Honestly, I am a bit ticked off at the fact that the creators and writers would go a long way just to re-enact one of the past episodes. But the animation really does make up for that, believe me. Basically, watch the series before watching the special.
I enjoyed this special, actually. And the Booster effects and such. It's not exactly what I had expected, but it was fairly a good special.
First off, let me start by saying that I am a huge Yu-gi-oh! fan. So much so that I once played the game and owned cards from Japan before the US dub had even been a twinkle in WBs broadcasting eye. Also, Ive watched countless unreleased episodes on YT from the original series.....with that....comes the review.
Ok, so, from what Ive gathered about 5Ds is that the new way to duel is on stupid motor bikes, on a track, and each player has their LP, deck, "speed counter" and all that jazz on their bike's dashboard. The top dueler is the leader and the lower ranked is the follower/pursuer. There are entirely new monsters and abilities and summonings etc. Kaiba is either dead or became a bigger loser than he already was and Yugi is probably off in ancient Egypt getting Pharaohed by Yami-Yugi...XD
The new gimmicks that whomever has added has totally made this franchise a complete loss in my opinion. Everything has had its lame factor multiplied by like 100 bajillion and I cannot foresee them making Duel Monsters ever worse, but this is Japan were talking about, they can make Hello Kitty! vibrators so...yeah...
The animation is somewhat ok, the 3d cg cut scenes are awful and look like a kid made them using an 8bit prog with some extra add-ons...The story is obviously stupid since we know the underdog will win and unsurprisingly beat the king. If there was crying I forget but most likely someone somewhere was crying in this lame excuse for an OVA. The entire OVA in itself is nothing more than one duel and I take it that knowing a lot of the back-story and cards would help to raise the enjoyment factor. The constant comments from the main characters peanut gallery was also annoying and stupid.
Overall, I can't see this gaining any attention except by little kids that don't know any better or complete Yugi-losers that think that changing everything and adding stupid gimmicks to something will make it better *coughMTGcough*. I only watched this steaming pile because I was bored and wondered what had become of my beloved Duel Monsters; I regret having that curiosity, sadly. read more