Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL - Chapter 007

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"Preliminaries of the Duel Tournament!!"
Title page
EnglishPreliminaries of the Duel Tournament!!
Japanese name
RōmajiDyueru Taikai Yosen!!
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL
Japanese magazineSaikyō Jump 2012 #11
Release dates
JapaneseOctober 3, 2012
Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL chapters
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"Preliminaries of the Duel Tournament!! (決闘デュエルたいかいせん!! Dyueru Taikai Yosen!!) is the seventh chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL manga. It was first published October 3, 2012, in the Saikyō Jump magazine.


Yuma and his friends decide to participate in the Team Duel Tournament. Whilst wondering on how to register, the group notice Gauche defeating a Duelist. It turns out that in order to gain entry to the tournament, a member of the team must defeat Gauche in a Duel.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Gauche[edit]

Turn 1: Yuma
Yuma's starting hand contains "Gagaga Girl", "Marauding Captain", "Gagaga Caesar", "Metallizing Parasite - Soltite" and "Xyz Soul". He draws "Gogogo Golem". He Sets a monster.

Turn 2: Gauche
Gauche's starting hand contains "Heroic Challenger - Double Lance", "Heroic Challenger - Spartan", "Heroic Challenger - War Hammer", "Grandsoil the Elemental Lord" and "Heroic Retribution Sword". He draws "Heroic Challenger - Night Watchman". Gauche Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Night Watchman" (1200/300) in Attack Position and attacks the face-down monster, which is "Gogogo Golem" (1800/1500). The effect of "Night Watchman" destroys "Gogogo Golem" before Damage calculation. Gauche Sets a card.

Turn 3: Yuma
Yuma Normal Summons "Marauding Captain" (1200/400), and activates its effect, Special Summoning "Gagaga Caesar" (1800/600) from his hand. Yuma Overlays his 2 monsters to Xyz Summon "Melomelody the Brass Djinn" (1400/1600) in Attack Position. It attacks "Night Watchman", but Gauche activates his face-down "Heroic Retribution Sword", targeting "Night Watchman"; with that, although "Night Watchman" is destroyed, Yuma takes the same Battle damage as Gauche (Gauche 4000 → 3800, Yuma 4000 → 3800), and "Melomelody" is destroyed as well after the damage calculation. Yuma Sets 2 cards.

Turn 4: Gauche
Gauche Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Double Lance" (1700/900), and uses its effect to Special Summon a second copy from his hand. He Overlays his 2 monsters to Xyz Summon "Heroic Champion - Excalibur" (2000/2000) in Attack Position, and activates its effect, detaching its 2 Xyz Materials to double its ATK (2000 → 4000). Gauche attacks Yuma directly with "Excalibur", but Yuma activates his face-down "Damage Diet", halving the damage (Yuma 3800 → 1800).

Turn 5: Yuma
Yuma activates "Monster Reborn", Special Summoning "Gagaga Caesar" (1800/600) from his Graveyard. He Normal Summons "Gagaga Girl" (1000/800), and then Overlays his 2 monsters to Xyz Summon "Muzurhythm the String Djinn" (1500/1000). Since "Gagaga Girl" was used as an Xyz Material with another "Gagaga" monster, its effect activates, reducing the ATK of "Excalibur" to 0. Yuma activates "Xyz Soul", targeting the Rank 3 "Melomelody the Brass Djinn"; "Muzurhythm" gains 600 ATK (1500 → 2100). Yuma attacks "Excalibur" with "Muzurhythm", activating the latter's effect; by detaching an Xyz Material, it doubles its ATK until the End Phase (2100 → 4200). "Excalibur" is destroyed (Gauche 3800 → 0).

Featured cards[edit]

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


  1. a b This card is among the Rank 3 Xyz Monsters which Astral questioned Yuma which one he was going to Xyz Summon.