Don't you just hate spoilers? I do, too. That's why I always try to include warnings. However, I sometimes ramble a bit too much here or there and maybe a few (or many) key plot points slip without me giving proper notice. So I'd like to include a blanket spoiler warning for the weary internet travelers of the world: Here There Be Spoilers. You've been warned.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Yu-Gi-Oh!, Vol. 5: The Heart of the Cards by Takahashi Kazuki

First post of the year from my Otaku House, folks! Hopefully, there will be many more to come. 

At this rate it will be decades before I finish this manga or any manga for that matter, but that's not to say I've been ignoring the world of manga entirely. I've just been reading a mammoth of a book called The Count of Monte Cristo and trying to keep this blog or my other blog populated with posts about stuff isn't always easy. 

So manga has just been sacrificed a bit. Honestly, I had to read my previous blog entries just to remember where I was when I continued with this volume, but it didn't take me long to retain a bit of the suspense from the previous volume. 

Death-T, Kaiba's amusement park dedicated to his screwed up quest for revenge continues towards its ultimate climax. No, it's not the Capsule Monster Duel between Mokuba and Yugi. I'm talking about the Duel Monsters game between Yugi and Kaiba. 

With Honda seemingly sacrificing himself so the rest of the group can move on, Yugi is pissed off and ready for his own brand of revenge. He vows to punish Kaiba no matter what. 

The next stage of Death-T is the aforementioned duel between Mokuba and Yugi, but Yugi blows through that and goes to the final level of Death-T. 

Kaiba has three Blue-Eyes White Dragons, though. Yugi doesn't have anything that strong in his deck. The duel is doomed from the start. Or is it? Yugi's deck actually belongs to his grandfather so surely there must be something that can help him. 

Yup, I'm talking about Exodia the Forbidden One. 

It's definitely an epic moment that is familiar to fans of the anime, but this time the situation is slightly different since the anime itself was changed a bit. 

That's not all to this volume, though. The volume continues with a cute story about Anzu's feelings toward Yami Yugi, the Egyptian Pharaoh that possesses Yugi when it comes time to kick ass and take names.  I really liked that one. There's also a chapter about Jonouchi getting a chance to appear on a gameshow where his chances at winning are practically doomed from the get-go. 

Certainly an enjoyable volume and I'm hoping I can keep some manga posts coming. I'd like to make volume ten before the end of 2015. Nyuk-nyuk-nyuk.  

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