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Japanese name
Other language names
Tetsuya Kakimoto
  • Male
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 3: "Trade Bait: Part 1"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
Japanese voice
  • Takumi Watanabe[1]

Kakimoto is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. He is a student of Leo Institute of Dueling and is one of Sylvio's friends.



Kakimoto wears the Paradise Prep School students' uniform with a pastel blue shirt. He has brown eyes and purple/brown hair. He is shorter than Sylvio.


Pre-Arc League Championship[edit]

Kakimoto was first seen soon after Sylvio took Yuya to LID. Kakimoto wished to see Yuya's Pendulum monsters, but Sylvio wouldn't allow him to keep them. He later helped Sylvio capture Yuya's friends and witnessed the ensuing Duel,[1] and was surprised to see Sylvio lose. Kakimoto, Ootomo, and Yamabe tried to attack Yuya but all three got knocked out by Sora Perse.[2]

Later on, Kakimoto lost to Sylvio in a Duel. Kakimoto wondered why he lost to Sylvio's Deck, but Sylvio told him that it wasn't the Deck but the Duelist that defeated Kakimoto. He, Sylvio, Ootomo, and Yamabe began to fool around after that. After Ootomo and Yamabe brought Sylvio some food, Kakimoto witnessed Sylvio Duel and lose against a Duelist who resembled Yuya.[3]

Kakimoto and his friends visited Sylvio in the hospital and spread the word that Yuya was the one who attacked him. Claude rewarded the LID students by giving them rare cards.[4]

Arc League Championship[edit]

Kakimoto, Ootomo, and Yamabe cheered Sylvio on during his first round Duel against Yuya, expressing admiration for his "Yosenju" Deck, but Sylvio was defeated.[5][6]

Duel Academy[edit]

After Z-ARC's defeat and the rebirth of the Standard Dimension into the "Pendulum Dimension", Kakimoto is seen watching Yuya's Duel against Jack Atlas with Ootomo and Yamabe.[7] He cheered when Yuya won and watched Yuya and Declan's Action Duel.[8] He applauded when Yuya won the Duel and witnessed Zuzu's revival.[9]


The only known card shown in Kakimoto's Deck is "Power Dart Striker". This is likely due to Sylvio changing his Deck and giving his old rare cards to his friends.


Opponent(s) Episode(s) Outcome
Sylvio Sawatari 7 Lose


  1. a b Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 3: "Trade Bait: Part 1"
  2. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 4: "Trade Bait: Part 2"
  3. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 7: "Mr. Mystery"
  4. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 8: "Bad Business"
  5. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 31: "The Pendulum Swings Both Ways: Part 1"
  6. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 32: "The Pendulum Swings Both Ways: Part 2"
  7. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 146: "One Way Street To Defeat"
  8. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 147: "One Last Duel"
  9. Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V episode 148: "That's A Wrap"