Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V - Scale 006

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"Feeling Alive!!"
Title page
EnglishFeeling Alive!!
Japanese name
RōmajiIkiteiru Jikkan!!
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V
Japanese magazineV Jump 2016 #3
English magazineWeekly Shonen Jump
Volume1: "The Name is Phantom!"
Release dates
JapaneseJanuary 21, 2016
EnglishJanuary 25, 2016
Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V chapters
Previous"Assault! Raidraptors!!"
Next"Genesis Omega Dragon!"
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"Feeling Alive!!" (生きている実感!! Ikiteiru Jikkan!!) is the sixth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V manga.

This chapter was first printed in Japanese in the March 2016 issue of V Jump, released on January 21, 2015, and in English in the January 25, 2016 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.

When it seemed Shun was on the verge of defeat, he Summons his ace monster and corners Yuya, who stands against it with his "Odd-Eyes" monsters.


In Deception Valley on the outskirts of Maiami City, Yuya Sakaki continues his Duel against Shun Kurosaki, a member of the Leo Corporation task force, while Yuzu Hiiragi continues to make her way up the tree tower created by the Action Field to save her father Syuzo. Yuya's Pendulum Summon has proven its power, having reduced Shun's LP to 100 in only a single turn. But the pain caused by the attack doesn't faze Shun, because this is the sort of pain that makes him get serious.

Back in the Leo Corporation tower, where the Duel is being observed, Shingo Sawatar is confused and a bit disturbed by what Shun means, and Reiji Akaba explains that Shun Duels better in worse situations. Back at the Duel, Yuya thinks to himself that Shun is a bit of a weirdo, and Yuto doubts he has very many friends. Shun encourages Yuya to hurt him even more. In this world, he explains, you can drift by and never know if you're truly alive or not, but in these moments, in these difficult battles, Shun knows the truth for sure - that he's truly alive.

Yuya admits that he understands Shun's perspective. He himself only ever truly feels alive when he sees an audience enjoying his style of Entertainment Dueling. In this way, he thinks, he and Shun aren't that different at all. Shun is disgusted by this idea - Yuya is nothing like him, and is only a sacrifice to his thirst for battle. Yuya wonders if he possibly struck a nerve as Shun takes his next turn. Yuya scans the environment for the next Action Card from his floating island, and spots it on a neighboring island.

Yuya doesn't have any flying monsters like Shun's Raidraptors, but he always has a trick up his sleeve. In this case, he has a magically extending magician's baton, which he uses to swing over to the Action Card. However, Shun, employing some lateral thinking, simply commonds his Raidraptor - Napalm Dragonius to destroy the island and snag the Action Card in the smoke, letting Yuya fall victim to gravity. Yuya's lovely assistants Uni and Corn rush to catch his baton before he can fall, but Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon merely lays its tail on the baton, holding Yuya in place.

Shun declares that Yuya isn't safe yet as he Summons a second copy of Napalm Dragonius. Using his two Level 4 monsters, Shun builds the Overlay Network to Xyz Summon Raidraptor - Blade Burner Falcon. Yuya wonders at why Shun didn't use his Napalm Dragonius' effect to inflict 600 damage to him, but Yuto notes that his monster's 1000 ATK is more suspicious. Shun activates his monster's effect. As his LP are at least 3000 less than Yuya's, Blade Burner Falcon gains 3000 ATK, increasing its ATK to 4000. Yuya notes that if he had used Napalm Dragonius' effect, his 3100 LP would be reduced to 2500, and there wouldn't be a difference of 3000. Yuya thinks that Shun is playing a risky game, and Shun thinks that Yuya is finally starting to figure him out.

Shun destroys Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon with his monster's Fire Bomb, reducing Yuya's LP to 1600. Yuya's ace monster has been destroyed, but Yuya reveals that instead of being sent to the Graveyard, Pendulum Monsters are sent to his Extra Deck face-up. Reiji Akaba back at the tower takes notes on this, and Sora Shiunin wonders what the benefit of such a thing could be. As his monster destroyed a monster, Shun activates its effect to destroy as many monsters on the field as it has Overlay Units. He has two, and so he can destroy two monsters. Uni and Corn are caught in his monster's Fire Tornado, and Yuya's lovely assistants take their final bow.

Shun activates his Action Card Second Attack, allowing Blade Burner Falcon to (as one might expect) make a second attack during this turn. Shun attacks Yuya directly with Blade Burner Falcon. Yuya notes that with this attack, he would lose. Thankfully, that won't be the case, as his lovely assistants Uni and Corn are back for an encore performance. With Uni's effect, by banishing the two from his Graveyard, he can reduce the battle damage from this attack by their total DEF. Combined, they have 2500 DEF, and so Yuya only takes 1500 damage, reducing his LP to 100. Yuya thanks the girls for their service as they leave the show.

Meanwhile, Yuzu has made it to the top of the tree tower where her father is hanging from a branch. She has been trying to reach her father to help him down, but the branch they're on has started to crack. She calls to Yuya to help them, but too late, as the branch snaps, sending the two plummeting. But at that moment, Shun reveals his true heart of gold and saves the pair from their fate, grabbing them with Blade Burner Falcon and setting them down on a nearby island. He then screams at them that they're interrupting a good Duel and to get lost, so perhaps it's more a heart of pyrite.

Yuya is relieved that his troublesome manager is safe at least, and wonders to Yuto if he and Shun could be friends, if Shun would only acknowledge his style of Dueling. Yuto would rather not at the moment. With his attacks finished, Yuya takes his turn. The fourth and final Action Card appears high in the sky, and Shun grabs it immediately. Yuya declares that it's showtime once again and performs a Pendulum Summon. However, he reveals the true power of his Pendulum Summons: not only can he Pendulum Summon monsters from his hand, but also any face-up Pendulum Monster in his Extra Deck. Yuya Pendulum Summons Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon back from the Extra Deck in Attack Position. Shingo and Sora at the tower are shocked by this Summon's power, while Reiji acknowledges its threat.

Shun isn't fazed though, as his monster still outclasses Phantom Dragon. In addition, he grabbed the Action Card Sky Meteor, which will allow him to banish any monster with at least 2500 ATK. And a banished Pendulum Monster doesn't go to the Extra Deck. Yuto is worried that Shun has already found a counter to their cards, but Yuya has one of his own ready. He activates the Pendulum Effect of Odd-Eyes Persona Dragon in his Pendulum Zone. With a bit of magic, Persona Dragon in his Pendulum Zone and Phantom Dragon on the field swap places. Without its target, Sky Meteor fizzles out.

Yuya then activates Persona Dragon's monster effect to negate Blade Burner Falcon's effects. Without its effects, its ATK returns to 1000, making it weaker than the 1200-ATK Persona Dragon. Yuya destroys Blade Burner Falcon with Persona Dragon, and Shun's LP fall to 0. Shun is initially infuriated at being bested, but he catches a glimpse of Yuya's smiling face as he falls. He acknowledges his defeat with a silent "well played", as he begins to fall to the ground far below. However, Yuya swoops in with a slow-falling umbrella he pulled from his metaphorical hat and saves him as thanks for saving Yuzu earlier. He acknowledges that Shun's hardcore style of Dueling is just as valid as his own, but asks if Shun had any fun Dueling him anyway.

As the two land, Yuzu congratulates Yuya on his victory, and tells him to say the catchphrase she came up with previously. It's less of a catchphrase though, and more of a long-winded advertisement for the Syu Zo Duel School that goes on for an uncomfortable amount of time. As it ends, and in the awkward silence afterwards, Yuya exclaims how embarrassing it was to say all that and puts up a smokescreen. Yuya and the Hiiragis abscond. Shun promises Yuya that someday he will pay Yuya back for this defeat, but even as he says so, he starts to smile genuinely. However, after what he heard, he refuses to go to that school.

Back in the safety of the Duel School, Yuto teases Yuya for his lack of a dramatic exit. Syuzo admits to Yuzu that Yuya's a special kind of Duelist, but he has doubts about letting him teach at their school, above all for how often he seems to talk - argue, in this case - with himself, wondering if perhaps he has a double personality disorder. Yuto, who nobody but Yuya can hear, thinks they may be talking about him, and Yuya assures Syuzo that he doesn't have a double personality disorder. No, in his case, it would be a quadruple personality, to Syuzo and Yuzu's shock.

Featured Duel: Yuya Sakaki vs. Shun Kurosaki[edit]

Duel continues from the previous Scale.

Turn 3: Shun
Yuya attempts to catch an Action Card, but Shun intercepts him using "Raidraptor - Napalm Dragonius" and catches the Action Card himself. Shun Normal Summons a second copy of "Napalm Dragonius" and Overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Raidraptor - Blade Burner Falcon" (1000/1000). As Shun has 3000 or more LP less than Yuya, the effect of "Blade Burner Falcon" increases its ATK by 3000 ("Blade Burner Falcon" ATK 1000 → 4000). He attacks and destroys "Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon" with "Blade Burner Falcon" (Yuya 3100 → 1600), with "Phantom Dragon" going to Yuya's Extra Deck. Since it destroyed a monster by battle, the effect of "Blade Burner Falcon" activates, allowing Shun to destroy Yuya's "Enter-Mate Uni" and "Enter-Mate Corn". Next, Shun activates the Action Card "Second Attack" from his hand, allowing "Blade Burner Falcon" to attack twice. "Blade Burner Falcon" attacks Yuya directly, but Yuya activates the effect of "Uni" in his Graveyard, banishing her alongside "Corn" in order to reduce the battle damage by their total DEF (Yuya 1600 → 100).

Turn 4: Yuya
Yuya Pendulum Summons "Odd-Eyes Phantom Dragon" from his Extra Deck. Shun catches an Action Card, "Sky Meteor", and activates it, attempting to banish "Phantom Dragon", but Yuya activates the Pendulum Effect of "Odd-Eyes Persona Dragon", Special Summoning it (1200/2400) and placing "Phantom Dragon" (PS: 4) in his right Pendulum Zone, thus causing "Sky Meteor" to miss its target. Yuya then activates the effect of "Persona Dragon", negating the effect of "Blade Burner Falcon" ("Blade Burner Falcon" ATK 4000 → 1000). "Persona Dragon" attacks and destroys "Blade Burner Falcon" (Shun 100 → 0).

Featured cards[edit]

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