Romin Kirishima

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Romin Kirishima
Romin Kirishima
Names
English
  • Romin Kirishima
Japanese
Japaneseきりしま ロミン
Base霧島 ロミン
Furiganaきりしま ロミン
RōmajiKirishima Romin
Personal
Age11[1]
Gender
  • Female
Relatives
Roa Kirishima (cousin)[2]
  • Career
  • Education
OrganizationRoaRomin
SchoolGoha 7th Elementary
  • Duelist
DeckPsychic
Appearances
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 001: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
Japanese
  • Tomori Kusunoki[1]
Kirishima, Romin

Romin Kirishima (きりしま ロミン Kirishima Romin) is a character in the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime. She is Yuga Ohdo's classmate, and a talented student and sportswoman who is the guitarist of RoaRomin, the Elementary School Band.[1] Romin originally befriended Yuga and his friends with the intention of spying on them for her cousin, Roa.

Design[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Full body view of Romin.

Romin is a slim young girl with purple hair and light blue eyes. She commonly wears several different outfits during the series. In her first and most advertised outfit, Romin wears a short-sleeved black top with exposed shoulders, a short dark red skirt with two brown belts around it that appear to hold a Deck case, lilac tights with a brown belt around her left thigh, and red and black heels. Regardless of outfit, Romin is often seen carrying her guitar over her shoulder in a black case emblazoned with her band's logo in gold. After Yuga gives her the Duel Guitar, Romin carries it in a shorter, more rectangular case than her previous guitar that she wears like a backpack.

Romin is seen in two other outfits that debuted during during "Nanananananana". Her third outfit she is seen wearing in the series is an orange top with exposed shoulders over a sleeveless black top, a short blue skirt, yellow tights, and lilac heeled shoes. The second is a cream hoodie with short sleeves and a green lining over a black shirt, ruffled black shorts, pink and purple striped stockings, and red wedge-heeled shoes, which she wore during her youth at a concert before its present day debut. When she cooks for Luke, Romin ties her hair back with a chef's headband and replaces her hoodie with an apron tied with pink ribbon.

Romin in several different outfits for her music videos.

Romin has also been seen in a number of other outfits during her music videos.

Personality[edit]

Romin is much quieter and more aloof than Yuga and his friends, though she is easily flustered; when Yuga teases her over likely losing to him if they Rush Dueled, Romin was quick to claim that wouldn't be certain unless they tried, despite her claimed dislike for Dueling.[3][4] Romin is also tone-deaf, though she defensively denies this and is absolutely mortified when Yuga deduces it.[5][6] She is inquisitive, taking photos of Yuga, Gakuto and Luke talking about Rush Duels and later hiding in the underground chamber as Yuga installed his rules until Luke spotted her, although she claimed to only have been there to practice guitar.[3]

It is later revealed that Romin was ordered to spy on Yuga by her cousin Roa, and though Romin insists she did so of her own accord and wouldn't have been friends with Yuga, Luke and Gakuto otherwise, she later tries to warn Yuga not to Duel Roa, aware of his plan to have Yuga disqualified.[7][8] Romin is subsequently shown to not only treasure her friendship with Yuga, Luke and Gakuto, but also the friendship the boys have with one another, to the point that she considers leaving the group if it would allow Luke to feel comfortable hanging out with them.[9]

Although talented at most things she puts her mind to, Romin claims to not be interested in Dueling and she shows less knowledge of it than her friends. Despite her claims, she also demonstrates knowledge of some surprising facets of Dueling, though she quickly denies it when questioned by Luke.[3] Romin is very attached to her "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light" card, keeping it in her guitar case as a good luck charm and despite her disinterest in Dueling, she enthusiastically sings a summoning chant for it when she Tribute Summons it for the first time. She later admits that while she isn't interested in Dueling, she enjoyed her Rush Duel with Yuga.[4] Another area Romin lacks expertise in is cooking; in her own words she is an eater, not a cooker, and she has absolutely no idea about harmful substances inside the kitchen, mistaking a bag of flour as rice and causing a dust explosion, and somehow putting the ingredients for gunpowder in the curry she makes.[10]

Romin is famous in their school for her intelligence, athleticism and place in RoaRomin, but does not seem to let this get to her head; she politely thanks another student who congratulates her on RoaRomin's new song and accepts Kaizo's request for an autograph without question.[3][4] The sole exception seems to be to pacify Kaizo when it complains.[11] She can be easily swayed by being embarrassed however; she is mortified when Yuga deduces she is tone-deaf and easily convinced to come to Roa's apartment after he reminds her that she flooded it with Dragias Curry.[6][12]

Romin has a personality disorder which is triggered when under severe hunger, causing her to enter a berserk state turning her into an aggressive guitarist, with a combative and single-minded disposition. Her Dueling skill under this state skyrockets considerably, although she does not remember anything that happened under this condition when returning to normalcy. While struggling against hunger, Romin often hallucinates seeing objects as food and struggles to keep her stomach from rumbling, which seems to trigger this crazed state.[7] It is later revealed that she can enter this state when sufficiently enraged as well, as she did when frustrated that she couldn't express her joy over Luke saving her from Arata Arai's cheating due to Luke's own gloating.

Etymology[edit]

Romin's surname means "Mist Island".[1]

Biography[edit]

History[edit]

Romin attended a live show for Princess G, a guitarist who she looked up to. Princess G threw a Duel Monsters card into the crowd during the show, "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light", and Romin caught it. Although she wasn't interested in Dueling herself, she kept the card in her guitar case as a good luck charm.[4]

Romin and Roa formed RoaRomin a year before the series, and they quickly became a popular Elementary School Band. Roa desired to become the King of Duels, and he enlisted Romin's help in doing so, having her whisper the legend of the King of Duels in the ear of a sleeping Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo to set him on the path to discovering the Hologram Man's chamber.[2]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

After releasing a new song for RoaRomin, Romin noticed Yuga Ohdo and Gakuto Sogetsu talking about new Dueling rules at school one day. She spotted Luke spying on them and took photos of the group with her smartphone. After school that day, she apparently went to the roof of the building containing the Hologram Man's chamber to practice with her guitar, but eventually went to the basement where she found Yuga, Luke and Gakuto; the former two installing Yuga's Dueling rules into his Duel Disk. Her presence was noticed by Luke, and a Goha Corporation Drone warned them all that they would be penalized if they didn't close Yuga's Duel Disk. Luke deactivated the drone simply by touching it, much to Romin's surprise, but it soon reactivated. Romin suggested that Yuga could use Real-Time Duel Programming to install his rules, so Yuga challenged the Hologram Man to a Rush Duel. Romin demonstrated unfamiliarity with the different facets of Dueling, including the notability of Yuga repeatedly Summoning monsters and the legendary status of the Hologram Man's "Blue-Eyes White Dragon". She watched as Yuga was able to come back with his ace monster, "Sevens Road Magician", defeating the Hologram Man and installing his Rush Duel rules. Romin took a photo of the installation, and watched as everyone's Duel Disks transformed into the form Yuga's had taken for Rush Dueling and the Hologram Man caused a path to appear.[3] Romin continued taking photos as Luke attempted to take the path (criticizing him for his quick decision alongside Gakuto), but Luke simply walked right into the Hologram Man's dais; the Hologram Man had simply created a holographic door. Romin asked what the King of Duels was, and Luke claimed that they dictated the rules of Duel Monsters and outlined an outlandish plan to get him and Yuga employed by the Goha Corporation. Romin and Gakuto were taken back by Luke's apparent belief in his plan.[13]

The next day at school, Yuga told his friends about Rush Dueling, prompting Luke to barge in and yank him under the desk to try to convince him to keep it a secret. Romin suggested that they settle their argument with a Duel, and she joined them outside to watch the Duel. Before they started, Luke used his power to deactivate everyone's phones and prevent them from recording the Duel. Romin watched the Duel with concern for Yuga, though he was able to survive Luke's attacks and bring out "Sevens Road". Romin was initially confused by Yuga's move, but watched in anticipation as Yuga set himself to win with the same move he'd used against the Hologram Man, only to fail to send enough Attributes to the Graveyard to power up "Sevens Road", leaving Luke with 100 LP. Luke defeated Yuga the next turn with his "Dragias the Striking Dragon". As Luke told Yuga to keep his promise, Romin alerted them that everyone on the net was talking about their Rush Duel, though she denied responsibility for leaking it. Yuga revealed that he'd had the modified Drone from the previous night livestream the Duel, causing Romin to worry that her account would be banned. Luke came to believe that Yuga had let him win on purpose to show him the correct path to using Rush Duels, though Romin and Gakuto privately agreed that Yuga had probably lost for real.[13]

Romin Summons "Prima Guitarna" during her Rush Duel with Yuga.

One morning, Romin took photos of Yuga and Luke discussing the removal of the Rush Dueling videos, suggesting that they hurry to avoid being late to school. Yuga, Luke and Gakuto later approached Yuga with one of Yuga's Roads, a lie detector, though it didn't work as planned. Yuga invited Romin to his Road Laboratory, and Romin agreed to come along after learning that Yuga had invented Rush Duels there. When they arrived, the modified Drone asked Romin for an autograph, and Romin asked Yuga who to sign it to; Yuga eventually named the Drone "Kaizo". Yuga showed Romin his various Roads, though he claimed his best was Rush Dueling. Romin declined the chance to try it, and Yuga claimed that she likely wouldn't have won anyway, annoying Romin enough to agree to Duel after Kaizo offered her a Duel Disk and Yuga lent her his spare Deck. Romin refused to let Kaizo store her guitar case away, taking "Prima Guitarna" from it and adding it to the Deck Yuga had given her for the Duel. Romin managed to draw "Prima Guitarna" on her first turn, but didn't draw enough low-Level monsters to Summon it, while Yuga was able to bring out "Sevens Road Magician" and reduce Romin to 1300 LP. On her next turn, Romin drew enough monsters to both Tribute Summon "Prima Guitarna" and empower both it and all of her monsters to the maximum, destroying all of Yuga's monsters and reducing him to 600 LP. Romin explained the card's history to them, asking Yuga how it felt to be on the other end of a comeback. Yuga was able to shuffle "Sevens Road Magician" back into his Deck and redraw it, before powering it up with its "Elemental Road" effect to destroy "Prima Guitarna" and defeat Romin. Romin was disappointed at losing the Rush Duel, but she admitted that she'd enjoyed it. After the Duel, she sent the pictures she'd taken to Roa.[4]

Romin refuses to sing.

Luke asked Romin to play a backing track for a Rush Dueling promo video, but revealed that he wanted Romin to sing as well when they told Gakuto about the video; Romin had been unaware of Luke's intentions and refused to sing. They managed to film without Gakuto's help; though Romin initially believed the video wouldn't attract much attention, she was proven wrong when Yuga used Kaizo to boost its like count. Yuga and Luke went to ask Gakuto about allocating time for Rush Dueling, but Gakuto revealed that he would be prohibiting Rush Dueling. Yuga instead suggested that Gakuto Rush Duel him to settle the matter. Luke added the condition that Gakuto had to step down if he lost, much to Romin's disapproval, and she and Yuga left Luke behind as he fantasized about becoming Student Council President himself. Gakuto took a while to show up; Romin noticed he was filling in on the school's rugby team, but he eventually returned to the Student Council Office to Duel Yuga. Romin watched the Duel, with Luke explaining more terminology to her. Despite being pushed into a corner, Yuga was able to bring out "Sevens Road Magician" using the effect of "Sevens Road Witch" and defeat Gakuto. As he had promised, Gakuto stepped down, but easily won his position back in the re-election.[5]

Romin tries to distance herself from the newspaper about Rush Dueling.

Romin spotted Yuga, Luke and Gakuto being interviewed by the Newspaper Club, and she approached her friends afterwards with concerns about the Club's integrity. Romin's fears were proven right when the Newspaper Club published an unflattering article about Rush Dueling the next day; she was quick to distance herself from her friends as she hadn't been involved in the interview. Despite this, she accompanied them to the Newspaper Club after school to request the article be changed, and when they refused, she and Yuga suggested Goha Corp could shut down the Club, freaking out Bakuro Shinjitsu, the Newspaper Club's chief. He suggested a Duel to decide the article's content, and Luke volunteered to Duel Bakuro. Before the Duel, Kaizo expressed appreciation for Nico's glasses and suggested Romin try them sometime; Romin asked Yuga to do something about the Drone, so Yuga took Kaizo away and tied it up. Romin was worried that Bakuro might win after he brought out three "News Flash Machine Toughroids", but Luke was able to destroy all of them and defeat Bakuro with "Dragias the Striking Dragon". After the Duel, Romin cheekily "interviewed" Bakuro and the rest of the Newspaper Club, but Bakuro vowed to report the truth from then on and published an article praising Rush Dueling, though Romin was sickened to find that Luke had requested an image of him lording over Romin and the others.[14]

Romin watches her friends celebrating the continuation of the Tahayasty Restaurant.

Romin learned that the Tahayasty Restaurant was closing down, so she accompanied Yuga, Gakuto and Kaizo to the restaurant, where they found the despondent shopkeeper, who explained he had been out-competed by the new A.I. Restaurant and that he would close after making a last bowl of ramen. They visited the A.I. Restaurant to see why it was so popular, but Yuga and Gakuto were refused entry, so Yuga disguised Kaizo as a home delivery drone to get him inside. Kaizo was initially unwilling until Romin told it that it looked good. Kaizo came back and explained the A.I. Restaurant's various talking points, so Yuga suggested using various Roads to give the Tahayasty Restaurant its own talking points, though Romin wasn't happy at being subjected to them and she and Gakuto eventually begged Yuga to stop. Menzaburo Oomori then arrived and ordered the last ramen, unaware that the store would be closed if he did so, and he and Yuga Dueled over the last ramen. Romin conveyed the status of the last ramen alongside Gakuto as they Dueled, and Yuga eventually won the Duel. He offered to split the last ramen between everyone, but Luke ate it before he could do so, prompting Romin to call him the worst. The shopkeeper reassured them he had been inspired by the Rush Duel and would remain open, and Romin was pleased to see that he regained several customers due to Menzaburo's word-of-mouth efforts. Yuga later took Menzaburo to the Hologram Man's chamber so he could install his own Dueling rules, but to Romin's shock the relic that had projected the Hologram Man was gone.[11]

Romin catches Mimi stealing Yuga's notebook.

A new student, Mimi Atachi, transferred to Romin and Yuga's class, claiming to like Rush Dueling, though Romin was suspicious of her, particularly after Gakuto revealed Mimi's previous school was unknown. Mimi approached them and asked to become friends, having learned about the group through the Goha 7th Newspaper and offered them gifts; Romin received a cassette player with eurobeat music, though she was slightly confused by the old technology. They took Mimi to the Road Laboratory, but she left suddenly, and Romin suspected she would returned to steal Yuga's notebook, so they lay in wait for her. Sure enough, Mimi returned to steal the notebook, and Romin and Gakuto angrily returned their gifts to her. Mimi claimed she had simply wanted to know more about Rush Dueling, so Yuga offered to lend her the notebook, though Mimi then refused to take it and they decided to settle the matter with a Rush Duel. Romin was quite shocked by the Bubble Era aesthetic of Mimi's monsters, eventually telling her that it was bad for her skin. Yuga won the Duel and lent Mimi his notebook, and Romin seized the chance to take a picture as he did so. The next day, she watched as Yuga, Luke and Gakuto discussed how to make Rush Dueling more entertaining.[15]

One hot day, Romin took the last drink from the vending machine outside the Hologram Man's chamber just before Yuga, Gakuto, and Luke could take it. She suggested they use the machine across the street, but they were opposed by Yoshio Atachi, who bore a grudge against Luke and challenged him to a Rush Duel. Romin watched the Rush Duel with Gakuto and Yuga, witnessing the activation of a Field Spell Card for the first time. Luke was able to gain an early lead with "Dragias the Striking Dragon" despite the disadvantage the Field Spell put him at and Yoshio revealed that he intended for Luke to convince his mother to let him Rush Duel, as the way he had interpreted the advice Luke gave him in the Goha 7th Newspaper had resulted in his mother being horrified by his new demeanour and threatening not to make him his favorite meal. Yoshio reduced Luke to 500 LP, but Luke Tribute Summoned a new ace monster, "Dragonic Slayer", which Romin was appreciative of, and he defeated Yoshio, revealing him to be an underclassman. As Yoshio gushed over the Rush Duel, Gakuto reminded them they still hadn't solved their problem, and Romin realized Yoshio still needed to convince his mother to let him Rush Duel. Yuga offered Yoshio a Road to assist him, but Yoshio declined after Luke asked if he would have been okay with doing so.[16]

Sometime afterwards, rumors on the internet spread of a dinosaur named "Gossie" created by the Goha Corporation, though Romin didn't believe it existed. Nevertheless, she and the equally skeptical Gakuto followed Yuga and Luke around as they looked for Gossie with Kaizo detecting an adventurous spirit, though instead of Gossie they found the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club from Goha 2nd Elementary, who were also looking for Gossie. As they did so, Luke, desperate for clues, almost ate a dog's bone, forcing Romin to take it off him. To Romin's disgust, Luke learned that the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club intended to use Gossie for a Jurassic Duel Land, though Yuga still wanted to tell them where the Relic was, as they believed Gossie to be there, and he Rush Dueled the club's president, Kan Hakubutsu. During the Duel, Yuga claimed that Kan's love for dinosaurs was genuine despite his club's intentions, and they decided to investigate Gossie genuinely at the construction site, at which point Yuga suddenly expressed disinterest in finding Gossie, much to Romin's surprise. Yuga was able to win the Duel, but they still went to the construction site to look for Gossie. Romin was shocked when Gossie seemed to appear before them, but it was revealed to simply be a combination of heating pipes and the noise produced by Yuga's noise-cancelling Road, which was constructed around a guitar. Romin strummed the guitar curiously, resulting in the Road blasting them all with sonic waves. To make up for Gossie being a myth, Yuga brought the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club to the Hologram Man's chamber, and Hanto Goto sneezed, revealing seven emblems carved in the floor that Romin swiftly snapped a picture of and sent to Roa.[17]

Romin is coerced by her cousin.

Roa ordered Romin to give Yuga, Gakuto and Luke VIP tickets to a RoaRomin concert, so one night after looking at pictures of the emblems at the Road Laboratory, she heading off to prepare for the concert, giving them the tickets as she did so. She returned to Roa's apartment regretting her actions, and Roa abused her once she got home, telling her to follow his orders and that he'd keep her secret about being tone-deaf. He suggested they use suggestion to manipulate Luke again, this time to make him more susceptible to a Ghost Story Duel he would have with Ushiro.[2]

When she arrived at the Seven Hells Hall, Romin looked for food, but the snacks and bento were nowhere to be found.[7] Romin waited for her friends in her dressing room at Seven Hells Hall, and Yuga and Gakuto both gave her gifts; Yuga had modified the guitar-based Road into a Duel Guitar after seeing that Romin liked it, and Gakuto had brought her flowers. Luke was mortified he hadn't brought anything for Romin, though despite her reassurances it was all right, he rushed off to find something. He soon screamed in fear, and Romin stayed in the dressing room while Yuga, Kaizo and Gakuto went to find Luke, leaving before they returned. She did not join her bandmates on stage for the three-on-three Duel that Roa planned to have with Yuga and his friends, but instead remained offstage, apologizing to Luke for manipulating him as Ushiro scared him with his Ghost Story Duel. Although Luke was able to win, Romin was still downcast.[2]

Romin snaps from hunger during her Duel with Gakuto.

Gakuto decided to Duel next, so Romin was brought forward to Duel him. She claimed she would never have been friends with Yuga, Gakuto and Luke had it not been for her mission, though Yuga had deduced that Roa was manipulating Romin somehow and warned him not to, despite Romin's protests. She Dueled Gakuto with the Duel Guitar, claiming she was their enemy, but she was continually distracted by her growing hunger and her confliction over Dueling her friend. Gakuto brought out "Yameruler" on his first turn. preventing Romin from Summoning "Prima Guitarna" and forcing her to end her turn with only Set monsters and cards as she began to hallucinate from hunger. She tried to cover up her stomach rumbling by playing the Duel Guitar, while Gakuto re-used the effect of "Yameruler" to restrict her moves again and destroyed her monsters, reducing Romin to 900 LP. As she tried to declare her next turn she saw everyone holding sushi rolls, which she initially thought to be another hallucination until she realized they had been distributed by Menzaburo's friends Sushiko Maki and Nick Yagi, who Roa had employed to cater for the concert. Seeing Luke enjoying the food, Romin finally snapped and went berserk with hunger, unleashing a rocking Duel on Gakuto. She flipped "Yameruler" face-down with "Lullabind" to dispel its effect and Tribute Summoned "Prima Guitarna" and "Esperaid of the Smashing Light", combining their effects to increase their ATK and destroy most of Gakuto's monsters, allowing her to defeat him. As she cheered at her victory, she accidentally ejected a chocolate bar from the Duel Guitar, which landed in her mouth. After eating the bar, Romin returned to normal with no memory of her final turn. Yuga explained he had designed the Duel Guitar to eject a chocolate bar if she was hungry, and Romin was shocked that this had all been for her. Yuga then asked what secret Roa was holding over her, and Romin refused to tell him, as it was a secret, before realizing that she had divulged its existence to Yuga. Roa congratulated Romin, and she headed back to her bandmates, high-fiving him as she went, before Roa challenged Yuga himself to a Duel.[7]

Aware of Roa's plan to disqualify Yuga by calling the legality of "Sevens Road Magician" into question, Romin tried to warn Yuga not to Duel, though she faced opposition from Luke and Yuga still accepted Roa's challenge, believing that the outcome couldn't be predicted in a Rush Duel. As Roa took his first turn and used stage tricks to enhance his presence, Romin noted that Roa had been doing so from a young age. Roa then asked Yuga where he'd obtained "Sevens Road Magician", prompting Romin to note she wasn't the only one keeping secrets. Roa revealed that Yuga had been given the card by the Hologram Man at the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament and suggested it might be illegal due to the Hologram Man's disqualification from the tournament, something Romin herself was unsure about and she wondered why Yuga was quiet. To her surprise a Goha executive then arrived and she queried Roa over his claims, eventually settling on following the Goha Dueling Rules regarding legality that would ensure Yuga would lose if he drew "Sevens Road Magician". Romin watched the Duel in concern, relieved when Yuga didn't draw "Sevens Road Magician" during Roa's turn.[8] Yuga drew "Sevens Road Magician", but then the Relic emerged from the ground and projected the Hologram Man, who introduced himself as Otes and revealed that "Sevens Road Magician" was a legal card; the Newspaper Club had discovered that Otes was disqualified for being a Goha employee. Roa had in fact been blocking information of "Sevens Road Magician" on the web, and Romin noticed him in footage of the event behind Yuga. Roa then asked why Otes had chosen Yuga to become the King of Duels and not him, though Luke believed Roa's underhanded tactics did not permit him to become King. Yuga however suggested they wager the right to the title on the Duel, which Otes agreed to, prompting Luke to claim even he could become King of Duels, though Romin was skeptical. Roa pushed Yuga into a corner with "Royal Demon's Heavymetal", and Romin reflected that when Roa did get serious, he was extremely strong. However, Yuga was able to defeat Roa, prompting Gakuto to suggest she would be free of influence; Romin claimed she always had been. Later at the Road Laboratory Romin refused to tell Luke and Gakuto her secret, only for Yuga to deduce that it was that Romin was tone-deaf, much to her embarrassment.[6]

Maximum[edit]

Following the Duel with Roa, Romin tries to apologize to Luke for spying on them, though he continued to reject her apologies. She and Gakuto sought Yuga's counsel, and he suggested cooking something for Luke. He had Kaizo investigate Luke's favorite food, which was discovered to be curry rice. Romin thanked Kaizo for its help, causing the Drone to dash through the door in pure joy with Yuga following him. As she was house-sitting for Roa at the time, Romin went to his apartment to cook with Gakuto and his assistants, who provided help to Romin by gathering ingredients. Romin's extreme ignorance of even the most basic of cooking knowledge quickly showed, and Gakuto and his assistants were forced to aid her after she seasons the curry with ingredients for gunpowder and caused it to explode. At another attempt at cooking the curry, she succeeded, albeit having turned it blue. Fearing the taste, the Student Council insisted that Romin taste it first, to which she complied and deemed it delicious. Before the rest of them could taste it, Yuga arrived with Luke who was about to leave after seeing Romin when he smelled the curry and made his way to the kitchen. Luke found the curry delicious, and Yuga revealed that Romin made the curry and shoved her forward to talk with Luke. Luke agreed it was delicious and asked for seconds, and Romin obliged. Luke was so moved by the curry he decided to name it the "Dragias Curry" due to the blue coloration. Before Romin could serve another serving, she decided to season it some more. The mix, however, turned out disastrous as the curry erupted and spread throughout the entire building complex.[10]

One day at school, Romin was hanging out with Yuga, Gakuto and Luke as the latter discussed his odd feeling as though he couldn't become the King of Duels anymore. Gakuto suggested it was due to Yuga's acceptance of trying to gain the title, and Romin asked Luke what he would do when he became the King, something Luke clearly hadn't considered. Kaizo then arrived, claiming it had found information on where the Relic would next appear and led them to the harbor, where they boarded a ship that Kaizo stated would take them to the island where the Relic would appear. However, they then met the ship's captain, Nanami Maguro, who explained that the ship was the Goha Fishing Elementary and that it wouldn't return for a month. To Romin's surprise, Maguro then fished the Duel Bicycle out of the ocean, and Romin's suggestion that it was oversized trash prompted Maguro to accuse Yuga of polluting the ocean and Rush Duel him. Maguro gained a significant advantage with his "Big Ocean" Field Spell Card, which made Luke think he was drowning, much to Romin's irritation. She watched the Rush Duel in significant concern for Yuga, though he was able to barely survive Maguro's attacks. Romin agreed with her friends that Yuga would likely win despite his situation, and he proved her right by defeating Maguro with a new monster, "Lightning Bolcondor". After the Duel, Yuga examined the Duel Bicycle and discovered it contained what remained of Kaizo's data; the original Kaizo had been stolen and replaced by a fake, which had tricked them into going out to a non-existent island; Romin was quick to warn Luke she had nothing to do with the trap. After the fake Kaizo escaped, they realized the real Kaizo in the Duel Bicycle had tried to warn them, though Yuga would be unable to repair it without its original data. Fortunately, Yuga had a transmitter in Kaizo and Maguro took them back to shore on a speedboat, a trip that Romin did not enjoy.[18]

Romin Dueling Arata Arai after Luke frustrates her into a rage.

After getting back to shore, Romin accompanied Yuga, Luke and Gakuto as they followed the fake Kaizo's transmitter to the A.I. Restaurant.[18] They were able to get inside with Mimi's help, and Romin was enchanted by the holographic rooms as they ate, though she was unimpressed by the mountain of food that Luke consumed. Although Luke believed they would be able to pay for it with the 66 yen promotion price after Mimi went to the bathroom, their waiter Drone informed them the deal had just ended. Romin blamed Luke for not thinking of anyone else, and Luke rushed off after comparing their situation to Romin spying on them, leaving Romin, Yuga and Gakuto alone and unable to pay their bill. As a result, they were put to work washing dishes under Arata Arai to pay their bill. As they worked, Romin wondered if Luke still didn't want to be near her, and she accidentally broke some plates, adding more to their bill. Arai offered to forget their bill if one of them could defeat him in a Rush Duel, which he called a stain on Dueling, but they would have to clean dishes forever if they lost. Romin volunteered to Duel, still believing the situation to be her fault, and she quickly brought out "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light", but Arai reduced its ATK and her LP by repeatedly recycling his "White Foam - Bleach Motor" Spell Card. Yuga then accused Arai of cheating by swapping out any cards he Set with "Bleach Motor", though Romin believed it to be karma for her betrayal of her friends. Luke then revealed that he and Mimi had been watching the Duel and he used his power to deactivate the cheating function of Arai's Duel Disk. Despite this, Arai Tribute Summoned "Clean Beret - Mop Colonel" and returned "Bleach Motor" to the top of his Deck, then destroyed "Prima Guitarna". Although she wanted to thank Luke, Luke gloated over saving her and suggested she thank him. Enraged by her inability to cry in joy, Romin erupted in rage and she brought out three "Romance Picks", using their abilities to amass the monsters she needed, then also Summoned "Esperaid of the Smashing Light". Arai was able to negate the effect of "Esperaid", but Romin Tribute Summoned two "Romic'n'Roller" and used their effects in combination with "Self Fan Club" to Summon two of her monsters to Arai's field and weaken all of his monsters, then enhance them with "Greater Piercing!!", a move she had recalled from her Duel with Gakuto. Arai accused Romin of cheating herself, though Romin stated such a play wouldn't excite her audience and she defeated him. As Gakuto, Yuga and Mimi noted that Romin would also become enraged when she was frustrated over not being able to cry, Romin denied wanting to, only for Mimi to point out her eyes were swollen. Luke then managed to extract Kaizo's location from Arai, a door that led to an underground chamber, where they were greeted by Nail Saionji.[9]

Nail explained that he oversaw Goha Duels and would return Kaizo's data to them if they could defeat his Duelists, but if they lost six times their Duel accounts would be deleted. They soon encountered Nail's first Duelist, Schrödinger Nekoyama, who Luke Rush Dueled. Although Luke quickly brought out two high-Level monsters, Nekoyama used his "Lost Cat" Trap to block his attacks, which forced Luke to guess the type of the top card of his Deck to attack successfully. Romin was worried that Luke would find the Trap difficult to deal with, a worry that was proved when Luke began to worry himself. Luke was unable to get past the Traps, and Nekoyama easily reduced him to 100 LP on his next turn. Gakuto then realized Luke was worrying over whether Yuga would give him the title of King of Duels, something Romin wasn't surprised to hear. After Yuga confirmed he wouldn't give Luke the title but encouraged him to claim it for himself, Luke became focused again and used "Bunker Strike the Thrustriking Dragon" to arrange the top cards of his Deck to counter Nekoyama's Trap. To Romin's exasperation, Luke had forgotten the card order by the time Nekoyama activated "Lost Cat" again, though he was able to successfully call the card and defeat Nekoyama. After his defeat, Nekoyama was dropped down a trapdoor by Nail, who returned Romin and her friends to the surface and told them to return another day.[19]

The next day Romin went to the Road Laboratory and discussed Nail with Luke and Gakuto. Romin asked Yuga what he would do if he couldn't retrieve Kaizo's original data and Yuga admitted he wouldn't even be able to restore Kaizo to a normal Drone, though he could still make a new one. Romin accompanied Yuga to the Hologram Man's chamber to search for clues to the key that Otes had mentioned, but then Roa called her and asked her to come to his apartment, coercing her by reminding her that it still smelled of curry. Romin gave a hasty excuse to Yuga, Luke and Gakuto and hurried to Roa's apartment, where he asked her to ask Yuga to create a high-performance drumming robot for him to replace Getta, who he'd been unable to contact. Romin and Roa were then dropped into the Garden of Providence by Nail, and they eventually found Yuga, Luke and Gakuto facing off against Getta. Getta confirmed he'd left RoaRomin due to Roa's mistreatment, so Roa decided to Duel Getta. Romin was shocked by the flashy performance Getta put on during the Duel, having had no idea he wanted such a thing. Roa was pushed into a corner, but he asked to borrow the Duel Guitar from Romin to sing Getta a song about how he was his friend. He defeated Getta with his new ace, "Royal Demon's Invasion" and tried to save him from Nail's trapdoor, claiming he couldn't function without Getta. This reminded Romin of Roa's request, and she quietly conveyed it to Yuga and the others to prevent Getta from finding out, only for Luke to loudly blurt out the request and for Getta to subsequently spurn Roa's help by falling into the trapdoor. After they were returned to the surface, Roa departed, amending his request to a Duel Disk drum set.[12]

The following day Yuga told Romin about the Super Rush Robot he had seen in a dream. Romin was a bit exasperated that Yuga was making another Road given all the ones he kept in a messy pile around the Road Laboratory and suggested he dispose of the useless ones, though Yuga claimed there were no useless Roads. Kaizo grew despondent over its perception of Yuga not taking its situation seriously as Yuga suggested using it as part of the cooling system for the Super Rush Robot, and it ran outside. Romin followed it, only to find four Comforting Harmonious Massage Chairs outside that Luke quickly convinced them all to try. However they were then taken down to the Garden of Providence, Romin bringing Kaizo with her, and opposed by Sebastian, an A.I. operating Nail's massage chair who challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel. Romin found Sebastian's calm demeanor unnerving as he destroyed all the monsters on both player's fields and combined his "Dayu the Dark King of Chairs" with "Throne of Darkness" to increase it to 4000 ATK, though to her relief Yuga was able to barely survive the attack. Sebastian began acting madly after his failure to end the Duel, and he returned Yuga's "Sevens Road Magician" to his hand with "Power of Throne" and hid it in Kaizo, hiding the rest of the cards in Yuga's hands in duplicates of Kaizo and challenging him to pick the real Kaizo out of them. Sebastian dismissed Kaizo as junk for his fearful reaction when Sebastian took his data, and Romin angrily insisted that Kaizo wasn't useless, though she was somewhat unsure as to his loyalty. Fortunately, Yuga was able to choose Kaizo correctly and Special Summon "Sevens Road Magician" back to his field, and Romin admitted that Kaizo could be unreliable, though as Gakuto clarified, they still loved him. Yuga defeated Sebastian, returning them to the surface, and Romin assured Kaizo that they would retrieve his original data.[20]

After Yoshio asked Luke for advice at school one day, they were dropped into the Garden of Providence again, to Duel Number Six, the Goha executive who had appeared during Yuga and Roa's Duel. Romin was eager to Duel Number Six, so she and her friends played Rock-paper-scissors to decide who would Duel, but Yoshio, who had fallen with them into the Garden, won the game and Dueled Number Six. Number Six's use of Aqua monsters to regain LP caught Romin's condition, and she realized that Number Six was likely Mimi, though she didn't voice her suspicions. Number Six pushed Yoshio into a corner, but after declaring that he dreamed to grow up to be as strong as his mother, Yoshio was able to make a comeback and win the Duel, passing out from exhaustion afterwards. Number Six's helmet split open after the Duel, confirming Romin's suspicions that she was Mimi, though Romin was shocked to learn that Mimi was Yoshio's mother. To Romin's surprise they were all penalized, which Nail explained was due to the system recognizing Mimi as one of Yuga's friends. Mimi took Yoshio home afterwards, asking Romin and her friends not to tell him her identity and bribing Luke with coupons for the A.I. Restaurant.[21]

The following day Yuga gathered his friends to inform them of why they had been penalized. Romin and Ranze agreed that it was rather sad that Mimi had Dueled Yoshio, and she was incensed when Luke called Mimi a "traitorous spy" as he called her. After everyone agreed to help, Yuga, Luke and Gakuto were dropped into the Garden of Providence; Menzaburo tried to save Romin, but they both fell in despite his efforts. Once they recovered, they were approached by Advisor M, who Romin realized was Mimi. Advisor M told them to find the Gate of Providence, which was where Nail's haven was located. However, three hours later the group hadn't found anything until Menzaburo smelled ramen and found the Space House ramen shop. Romin was suspicious that it might be one of Nail's traps and exasperated that Menzaburo immediately jumped in line for it. The Space House was run by Noodle Sorako, who claimed to be an alien, though Romin believed it to be an act. After having a bowl of ramen that Romin enjoyed in spite of herself, Sorako challenged them to a Duel which Menzaburo accepted. Menzaburo gained an early lead, but Sorako revealed that her ship was powered by her LP and would be inoperable if she lost. Sorako Tribute Summoned her ace monster, "Cosmic String Noodle-Druidess" and pushed Menzaburo into a corner, and Romin realized something was worrying him. As they had done for Luke, she asked Menzaburo what was worrying him, and he blurted out that he was torn between wining the Duel or sparing Sorako to journey around the galaxy with her to sample ramen. Yuga encouraged Menzaburo to choose his own path, and Menzaburo regained his enthusiasm and defeated Sorako. After he did, Romin told Sorako to stop acting like an alien, but to their shock she was transported away by a blue light, causing Romin to wonder if she had been an alien after all. The group subsequently resumed their search for the Gate of Providence.[22]

Luke decided to treat his friends to a meal at the A.I. Restaurant using the coupons Mimi had given him, though his power caused some difficulties around the restaurant. While they were eating, a waiter Drone splashed water on Luke and took him away to clean him up. After Luke had been gone for a while, the holograms in their VIP room began to break down, and their screens showed Luke Rush Dueling Arai, who was cheating even worse than when he had Dueled Romin. Romin believed Luke would be fine, as he could use his power to stop Arai's cheating, but Yuga explained he believed the power was connected to Luke's wristwatch, which Luke had lent to Yuga to look at before being kidnapped. Yuga was able to use Kaizo to lever the door open and they managed to get to the dishwashing room as Arai prepared to Deck out Luke, a term Romin was unfamiliar with. Yuga tried to invoke the power of Luke's watch, but was unable to, so Romin tried to do so herself, though she and Gakuto also failed. Luke decided to defeat Arai with skill instead, and he was able to stop Arai's combo with a Trap Card, then defeat him on his next turn with three of his ace monsters. After the Duel, Yuga tricked Arai into revealing where the Gate of Providence was and Luke used his power to open the reinforced door, causing Romin to wonder if his power was connected to a devil after all. Arai was dropped down a trapdoor by Nail, and Romin accompanied her friends to the Gate of Providence.[23]

When they arrived at the Gate, they were surprised to find a street of shops staffed by Drones selling items branded with providence. Gakuto suggested they take the opportunity to learn about Nail's providence, though Romin was initially worried this was underhanded until one of the Drones assured her this was the shops' purpose. However, many of the goods the Drones sold differed from the normal, including suggesting a shirt with mismatched sleeves was still a shirt. As they continued to experience the shops, Romin became more confused as to the definition of Nail's providence, but Yuga claimed he understood it, and they advanced into Nail's haven. They found the haven in ruins, only for Gakuto to realize that the damage was simply Solid Vision. Nail and Sebastian emerged to greet them, Nail claiming that they wouldn't be able to have the Rush Duel that Yuga wanted as Yuga would be unable to win. Yuga gave Romin Kaizo to hold during the Duel, as Nail explained his definition of providence; the source of all creation. Despite going to severe lengths to protect one of his Trap Cards during his Duel with Yuga, Nail's "Quantum Hole" only allowed him to draw cards; Romin wondered if this draw was as important as the providence that Nail spoke of. Nail's Cyberse monsters focused on this strategy too, and Romin realized that the Levels of Nail's monsters were continually decreasing as they approached zero, or providence, as Gakuto clarified. Nail then Maximum Summoned "Yggdrago the Heavenly Emperor Dragon Tree‎‎‎‎", defeating Yuga.[24] Nail explained that he had installed the Summoning method using a gap in the code of Rush Duels that Yuga himself had left in. Nail then returned them to the surface, warning them that they had two penalties now.[25]

Although Romin, Gakuto and Luke had promised Yuga they would work with him to discover a way to defeat Maximum Summoning, Yuga was not at the Road Laboratory when they went there the next day. Romin noted that Yuga was likely shocked by his loss, and with the three of them unable to find Yuga, they decided to look for hints on how to defeat Maximum Summoning on their own. Romin visited the DUEL Café and Seven Hells Hall to ask Getta and Ushiro about Maximum, but found no information. Eventually she realized that Otes was the most likely person who would know about Maximum Summoning and she headed to his chamber to contact him. To her surprise, Gakuto was already there and Luke arrived as well, having had the same idea, and Otes appeared to them after they had gathered. He confirmed that he knew about Maximum Summoning and agreed to tell them how to defeat it if they all defeated him in a Rush Duel, though he warned them that the system would penalize them all regardless of the results, as Otes was counted as one of Yuga's allies. Despite the risk, Romin, Gakuto and Luke all agreed to Duel, and Otes split in three to Duel them. Otes opposed Romin with "Red-Eyes Black Dragon" and reduced her LP with "Inferno Fire Blast", then after Romin Tribute Summoned, used "Black Dragon's Bellow" to increase the ATK and DEF of "Red-Eyes" and return "Inferno Fire Blast" to the top of his Deck, ensuring that Romin would lose on his next turn. Remembering how Yuga had treated her normally despite knowing of her duplicity, Romin was able to defeat Otes with "Esperaid". Gakuto and Luke won their Duels with Otes as well, and Otes congratulated them before vanishing, telling them that the hint to defeating Maximum was within them all along. As they considered Otes' words, they realized that all three of them had found the resolve to continue, and they wondered if this was what Otes meant.[25] Romin, Gakuto and Luke decided that the best way for Yuga to defeat Nail would be for him to use Maximum himself, and that he could their Duel ID cards to create the necessary Maximum Monsters.[26] They returned to the Road Laboratory to wait for Yuga, who finally returned that evening and apologized to them. Romin reassured Yuga that they had found a way to defeat Nail's Maximum Summon, and they encouraged him to accept their resolve and win.[25] They explained their idea to Yuga, and Romin offered him her Duel Guitar to eject her ID card from, though to her surprise Yuga was unwilling to rewrite the cards and erase their accounts. Romin reassured Yuga that he wouldn't let Rush Dueling end here, and Luke was able to convince Yuga to go through with their plan. Yuga was able to successfully hack into Romin's Duel Guitar and allow her to eject her Duel ID card after Gakuto took out a Goha Corporation Drone that had detected them, and she gave the card to Yuga, telling him that he would definitely win.[26]

Yuga took Romin, Luke and Gakuto to the Goha Corporation Main Office, as he wanted to visit the Goha Duel Museum. Romin in particular enjoyed the Duel Museum, as she was unfamiliar many aspects of the history of Duel Monsters. To her surprise, Nail was also visiting the Duel Museum, though she had to tell Luke that Nail was real and not a model. Yuga accepted Nail's challenge to Duel, giving Romin Kaizo to hold again, and he began defensively playing. Nail Maximum Summoned "Yggdrago the Heavenly Emperor Dragon Tree" and brought them to the top of the Goha Main Office, explaining how Maximum Mode worked and that it gave his monster three effects. These effects protected "Yggdrago" from Yuga's Trap and allowed Nail to dismantle Yuga's defense, though Yuga was able to survive the turn. To Romin's joy, Yuga drew their ID cards and they were rewritten into Maximum Monsters, which caused Nail to believe that Yuga had sacrificed Romin and her friends' accounts; Romin and Gakuto explained that they had entrusted their accounts to Yuga. Yuga's Duel Disk began to fail from the strain of Real-Time Rush Duel Programming, so Kaizo squirmed out of Romin's arms and Romin realized that Kaizo indicating for Yuga to use his processing power to stabilize the installation. Yuga was initially reluctant until he remembered that defeating Nail would return Kaizo's original data and he was able to complete the installation successfully with Kaizo's aid. Romin then aided Yuga in Maximum Summoning "Super Magitek Deity Magnum Over Road [L]".[26]

Deck[edit]

Psychic[edit]

After betraying Yuga and her other friends, Romin revealed her true Psychic Deck. Her Deck puts an emphasis on managing her own LP, paying LP to generate advantage, such as destroying cards or increasing ATK, and using cards that increase LP to mitigate the cost. Her ace monster is "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light", which can increase the ATK of all monsters she controls by the number of monsters her opponent controls by paying 1000 LP. After her Duel with Gakuto Sogetsu, Romin added "Greater Piercing!!" to her Deck to use in combination with her ATK-manipulation effects.

Deck

Spellcaster[edit]

At first, Romin pretended to not own a Deck of her own, but still acquired "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light" from Princess G and kept the card as a good-luck charm. For her first Rush Duel, she uses Yuga's spare Spellcaster Deck, adding "Prima Guitarna" to it and focusing on Summoning it as quickly as possible to empower her monsters.

Deck

Duels[edit]

Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Yuga Ohdo 3 Lose
Gakuto Sogetsu 11 Win
Arata Arai 16 Win
Otes 24 Win

Trivia[edit]

  • Similar to many previous Yu-Gi-Oh! heroines, Romin uses a performance-themed deck, in this case, her musician-themed Psychic Deck with "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light" and "Esperaid of the Smashing Light" as her aces.
    • In ARC-V, Zuzu Boyle and Celina used "Melodious" and "Lunalight" Decks, respectively. The former archetype has a musical performance theme, while the latter has a dance performance theme.
    • In VRAINS, Skye Zaizen used the idol-themed "Trickstar" Deck as Blue Angel and Blue Gal.
    • In the GX anime, Alexis used the "Cyber Girl" series, who are based on dance-related sports performance.
    • In the ZEXAL anime, Tori Meadows's ace monster, "Fairy Cheer Girl", is based on cheerleading, which is a type of performance sport.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 NeoArkadia (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | More Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Information!". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 10: "A Terrifying Ghost Story Duel"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 1: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 3: "Romin's Secret"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 4: "Farewell, Student Council President!"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 13: "Another King"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 11: "No More Holding Back!"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 12: "The Forbidden Ace"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 16: "The Man Who Washes Duels"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 14: "Romin's Kitchen"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 6: "I Beg Your Noodle! Ramen Duel!"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 18: "Sorry, Gett-A Chance"
  13. 13.0 13.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 2: "The Man Who Possesses a Demon"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 5: "Luke, a Manly Battle"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 7: "The Transfer Student Is an Elementary Schooler?"
  16. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 8: "Post-Apocalypse and Napolitan"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 9: "Wonderful Jurassic"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 15: "Setting Sail! Goha Fisheries Elementary"
  19. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 17: "The Cat in the Garden of Providence"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 19: "The One Who Is a Throne"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 20: "It's Tough Being an Adult"
  22. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 21: "Close Encounters of the Noodle Kind"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 22: "The Sealed Devil"
  24. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 23: "What Lies Beyond Providence"
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 24: "Resolve"
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 25: "Dreams, Courage, and Friendship"

Notes[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard by the effect of "Romance Pick" in episode 11.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 This card is sent from the Deck to the Graveyard by the effect of "Romance Pick" in episode 16.
  3. Romin adds this card to her Deck sometime before episode 16 after Dueling Gakuto Sogetsu in episode 11.
  4. 4.0 4.1 This card was Set in episode 3, but was not activated.