Jango Arisugawa

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Jango Arisugawa
Jango Arisugawa
  • Jango Arisugawa
RōmajiArisugawa Jango
  • Unnamed cousin
  • Career
  • Education
OccupationStudent Council (formerly, president)
SchoolGoha 6th Elementary
  • Duelist
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 31: "Rebelli-Ant Is Mine"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
  • YouthK Saeki
Arisugawa, Jango

Jango Arisugawa (ありがわジャンゴ Arisugawa Jango) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime. He is the former president of the Student Council at Goha 6th Elementary, who holds the "Dark Rush Duel Tournament" in defiance of the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club's stance on Rush Dueling.[1]



Full-body view of Jango.

Jango is a skinny young boy with blue eyes and green and brown hair that sticks up in messy spikes. He dresses in smart clothing, but in an unkempt manner, wearing an untucked white collared shirt with the collar sticking up, a crooked red tie hanging limply around his neck, a blue jacket with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows, blue pants that bag around his ankles with his brown belt being untucked, and simple brown shoes. He also wears a yellow hexagonal badge on his left lapel.


Jango has a laid-back and careless disposition, though he is more serious than this initial impression. He shows himself to be somewhat dramatic, directly referring to his past as his "tragic backstory" and expositing about it when given the slightest opportunity. He likens himself and his fellow students to ants capable of rebellion against those that oppose them, in a somewhat similar manner to Shinji Weber.

After he was kicked off the Student Council, Jango was traumatized by his defeat in the Duel and his body became reliant on the sensation of drawing cards. Unless Jango regularly draws cards he goes into spasms and must be calmed by being provided cards to draw. Jango experiences a euphoric joy when drawing a card, to the point that he has to be prevented from drawing more cards than is legally permitted during a Duel, and he even asks permission to draw Luke's cards for him during their Duel. The introduction of Rush Dueling has soothed this trauma, though Jango is still reliant on the sensation.


Arisugawa was the surname used by a now-extinct branch of the Japanese imperial family. The first character, ari, is an homophone of the Japanese word for "ant".



Jango was the president of Goha 6th Elementary's Student Council and he enjoyed Dueling with his friends until they were challenged by Asana Mutsuba and the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club one day. Jango and his friends were defeated and removed from the Student Council. The incident caused Jango to develop a trauma that required him to regularly draw cards lest he break out in seizures.[1]

Jango learned about Rush Dueling through the Goha 7th Elementary given to him by a friend of a relative who lived next to his cousin, and he became enamored with them as they helped to ease his trauma. He and his fellow students began Rush Dueling in secret at the old Goha 6th campus in defiance of the school's stance on the format.[1]

Goha 6th Elementary[edit]

Jango decided to hold a Dark Rush Duel Tournament, and he disguised his invitations to the tournament as advertising a "Trumpet Duet Tournament". As his friends Dueled at the tournament, Yuga Ohdo, the format's creator, and his friends Luke, Romin Kirishima, Gakuto Sogetsu, Kaizo and Sebastian arrived, having been fooled by Jango's false notice. Jango apologized for the misunderstanding and explained his history and the purpose of the tournament after he had a seizure. He asked to Duel Yuga, but was instead challenged to a Rush Duel by Luke, who was angry that his preparation for the so-called Trumpet Duet Tournament had been for nothing. Jango accepted Luke's challenge, believing a friend of Yuga's would be of similar strength as a Duelist. Luke opposed Jango's ant monsters with powerful Dragon monsters, angry at Jango's request to draw his cards for him, and Jango was able to destroy all of Luke's monsters with "Gi-Ant Revolution". He attempted to defeat Luke on his next turn with "Antbellion of the Rebellion", but Luke was able to not only Special Summon "Attack Volcano Dragon" to defend him, but reduce the ATK of Jango's "Oppressed Ants" and survive the turn, though Jango was confident that his second "Gi-Ant Revolution" would protect him. To his shock, Luke Summoned the zero ATK "Leather-Life Dragon", which also grew stronger depending on the number of monsters on the field, and its effect prevented it from being destroyed by a Trap, allowing it to defeat Jango. As Jango lamented over his loss, Luke offered him a hand up, reassuring him that he'd put up a fight, and Jango got to his feet himself before taking Luke's hand. The building then began to shake around them.[1]


Jango uses an Ant Deck, composed of Insect monsters with 100 ATK that are based on the Huge Revolution series. His general strategy is to Summon as many low-Level monsters as possible to bait his opponent into attacking, allowing him to destroy their monsters with his "Gi-Ant Revolution" Trap Card and leave them wide open on his next turn, allowing him to increase the ATK of his Insect monsters with 100 or less ATK with the effect of his ace monster, "Antbellion of the Rebellion".


Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo 31 Lose


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 31: "Rebelli-Ant Is Mine"


  1. A second copy is seen in his hand in episode 31.