Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 027

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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 027
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 027



Tatakau Otoko, Shima Naoki

Japanese translation

Naoki Shima the Fighter


The Brave Battler

Episode number


Japanese air date

November 15, 2017

English air date

December 1, 2018

Gallery Japanese
Japanese opening

With The Wind

Japanese ending

Writing Life


Mitsutaka Hirota


Yusuke Onoda



Animation director

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"The Brave Battler", known as "Naoki Shima the Fighter" in the Japanese version, is the twenty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on November 15, 2017, became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day, and will air in Canada on December 1, 2018.

As the Another phenomenon begins to affect the real world, everyone begins to panic, and LINK VRAINS is put on high alert. Due to something, Naoki Shima decides to fight against the Knights of Hanoi...

Featured Duel: Lonely Brave vs. Knight of Hanoi[edit]

Lonely Brave VS Knights of Hanoi.png

The Duel is conducted as a Master Duel.

Turn 1: Knight of Hanoi
The Knight's hand contains three copies of "Steelswarm Mantis", "Steelswarm Hercules", and "Hand Destruction". Brave's hand contains three copies of "Green Baboon, Defender of the Forest" and two copies of "Yellow Baboon, Archer of the Forest".

The Knight activates "Hand Destruction", making both players send two cards from their hand to the GY and draw two cards. The Knight sends two copies of "Mantis" to his GY and draws "A Feather of the Phoenix" and "Soul Charge", while Brave sends two copies of "Green Baboon" to his GY and draws "Yellow Baboon" and "Wild Nature's Release". The Knight activates "A Feather of the Phoenix", discarding a card to return a card in his GY to the top of his Deck. He discards "Mantis", then returns "Hand Destruction" to the top of his Deck. The Knight activates "Soul Charge", Special Summoning any number of monsters from his GY, then losing 1000 LP for each monster Special Summoned, but the Knight cannot conduct his Battle Phase this turn. He Special Summons three copies of "Mantis" (2200/0) (The Knight: 4000 → 1000 LP). The Knight Tributes three copies of "Mantis" to Tribute Summon "Steelswarm Hercules" (3200/0).

Turn 2: Lonely Brave
Brave draws "Cyberse Wizard" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1800/800). Brave activates the effect of "Wizard", changing an Attack Position monster the Knight controls to Defense Position, but monsters Brave controls will not be able to attack this turn, except to attack that monster, also Cyberse monsters will inflict piercing battle damage this turn. He changes "Hercules" to Defense Position. "Wizard" attacks and destroys "Hercules" (The Knight: 1000 → 0 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Lonely Brave (Naoki Shima)
Knight of Hanoi

In other languages[edit]

Language Title
Germany German Naoki Shima, der Kämpfer
Brazil Portuguese Naoki Shima, o Lutador
Mexico Spanish Naoki Shima, el hombre que pelea