Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS - Episode 041

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"I'll Yameruler the Sogetsu Style"
Ranze's fantasy "Roman Holiday".
Ranze's fantasy "Roman Holiday".
Names
Japanese name
Japanese蒼月流ヤメルーラ
RōmajiSōgetsu-ryū Yamerūra
TranslatedI'll Yameruler the Sogetsu Style
Series
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Number41
Season1
Music
Japanese OP"Nanananananana"
Japanese ED"Goha 7th Elementary School Song"
Air dates
JapaneseMarch 20, 2021
Chronology
Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episodes (season 1)
Previous"Give Me Jam ♪"
Next"Space Operations Duel Squadron"
Cards
Featured card"Demonic Hermit Vessel Icezark"

"I'll Yameruler the Sogetsu Style" is the forty-first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS anime. It first aired in Japan on March 20, 2021.

Ranze suddenly requests to leave the Student Council and the Sogetsu Style. In response to the unexpected action, the bewildered Gakuto tells her that she has to defeat him in a Rush Duel as condition. Ranze, who up until then had devotedly served Gakuto and revered him as her lord, starts to display an unusually provoking attitude towards him. In addition to her special ability(!?) "Ranze Eyes", it turns out Ranze also harbors some secret feelings...

Summary[edit]

In her office, Mimi notes that the popularity of Rush Dueling is increasing, and while she's personally fine with it, the reputation of the Goha Corporation is likely to go down the drain at this rate. She asks the President Drone what they should do about this, but it just chuckles. Goha's secretary then enters her office, asking the President to examine this business proposal; a notebook covered in crayon that is scratching out the image of a Duel Disk in Rush Duel mode that reads "My best, most awesome plan". Mimi wonders which stupid employee thought this up, but is floored when she actually reads it as the President Drone chuckles.

As Yuga arrives at school, Gakuto screams "WHAT DID YOU SAY?!" Yuga asks Gakuto, Romin, Luke and his three classmates what's going on, and Romin explains that a friend of a friend of the other students claims to have a Maximum Monster, much to Yuga's surprise. Luke immediately orders the other boys to swear they're telling the truth, and they insist it really was a Maximum, explaining that it was in a newly released pack when Yuga inquires further. Yuga realizes what this means, and takes Gakuto and Luke aside to discuss the situation in the hall before class, wondering if the Goha Corporation are printing official Maximum Monsters now. Gakuto believes they can't be, as Maximums were created during the Duels between Yuga and Nail and are extremely rare; if the rumored Maximum is real, then it means that Goha have officially approved Rush Dueling and they would never do that. Ranze emerges from the Student Council room and politely greets Gakuto; after he returns her greeting she politely asks him to allow her to graduate from the Student Council and the Sogetsu Style immediately. Gakuto, Luke and Yuga initially dismiss her statement and go back to talking about the Maximum, but then they register what she actually said and react in shock, Gakuto in particular given that they were going to make Neo Sogetsu Style more exciting. After Ranze reconfirms her decision, Gakuto asks why she's leaving so suddenly, but the chime of the bell reminds him that he can't afford to be late for class given that he's the Student Council president, so he tells Ranze that they'll continue this in the Student Council room during their lunch break.

At lunch, Gakuto heads for the Student Council room, wondering why Ranze has chosen now of all times. As he enters the room he apologizes for keeping them waiting, but is shocked to see Luke and Kaizo at his desk. Luke claims that he is now the vice-president of the Goha 7th Elementary Student Council, while Kaizo is his aide. Gakuto isn't impressed, but Luke reminds him that Ranze has resigned, and the person that succeeds her is the runner-up of the last election; which was Luke. Gakuto remembers the election that had to be held after he lost to Yuga and promised to step down as Luke and Kaizo cackle madly with power. Gakuto coolly points out that Ranze hasn't resigned yet, though Luke and Kaizo don't listen and head off to make the school more "Dragias-colored". As Gakuto tries to call them back, Ranze arrives, and Gakuto quickly explains the situation to her, but Ranze simply withdraws some books from her desk and politely tells Gakuto - calling him by his last name - that it was a pleasure working with him. Gakuto is shocked that she's treating him like a stranger, but Ranze claims they're no longer master and servant now that she's graduated from the Student Council and Sogetsu Style. As Ranze takes out her Kuroko uniform Gakuto asks her why she wants to quit Sogetsu Style even if he accepted her resignation from the council, though Ranze claims she's no longer obligated to answer as she is no longer someone with any affiliation to him. Gakuto isn't happy to hear that, insisting that she'll have to defeat him in a Rush Duel if she wants to quit so badly, though he has to hurry off to class again. He tells her to wait for him at the dojo after school, inadvertently setting off her "Ranze Eyes". As Ranze tries to bring herself out of it, Rinnosuke zips up behind her in his own Kuroko uniform and begs her to snap out of this, asking if this is really okay and suggesting she tell Gakuto the truth. Ranze insists that it's fine and that she's made up her mind, tossing her Kuroko uniform into the rubbish bin.

At the dojo after school, Gakuto changes into his kimono and waits for Ranze, while Rinnosuke, Yuga and Romin sit on the sidelines. Romin asks if Ranze is really serious about graduating, and Rinnosuke confirms that she is, as she's never kept Gakuto waiting like this before. Ranze arrives, throwing open the door to the dojo and announcing the graduates' entry, bowing, and declaring that they will now hold the graduation ceremony known as a Rush Duel. Gakuto reminds her that she will not graduate if he wins, while Ranze vows to win, and Gakuto declares that he's ready to go, while Ranze calls "Bloom!" and they both insert their Decks into their Duel Disks and call "Rush Duel!" deploying the blades and the green holographic dome.

Romin asks if Gakuto and Ranze are practice partners, and Rinnosuke confirms that they practice every day, which Yuga notes means they will know one another's cards. Romin asks if Gakuto should have the advantage as the head of the Sogetsu Style, but Rinnosuke isn't sure given how crazy his sister is acting. Ranze declares her turn and draws, her hand containing "Flower Fang Wolf Kurobana", "Flower Fang Oni Yuri", two copies of "Flower Fang Ninjitsu Art of Sleeping Sickle", and "Flower Fang Kunoichi Etranzer". She Summons "Flower Fang Wolf Kurobana" and "Flower Fang Oni Yuri", then activates the effect of "Yuri" since she controls "Kurobana", sending the top cards of their Decks to the Graveyard (another "Etranzer" and "Mountain Hermit Yur"). Ranze then Tributes "Kurobana" and "Yuri" to Tribute Summon, chanting "Behind the flowers that bloom in the sunlight are concealed buds that open up in the darkness. Even as they are scattered and cut, let them at least play their dance—a dance of shadows. Flower Fang Kunoichi Etranzer!" Yuga is excited to see Ranze's ace monster, and Ranze Sets two cards, then tells the currents students to stand, much to Yuga and Romin's confusion as they do so. Ranze tells them to bow, they do so, and she ends her turn, bidding them to sit down again. Romin asks what that was, though Yuga has just realized that Luke isn't with them.

Luke is off with Kaizo, now dressed entirely in blue and bidding other students to paint the school building blue as well. Bakuro, Masaru and Nico zip over to interview him, and Luke announces the "Luke Festival"; a two-day congratulations of the Student Council's new vice-president, much to the displeasure of the Newspaper Club. Kaizo proudly claims that they're doing everything in their power to make the school "Dragias"-colored - including the floors and the plants. Luke cackles in joy and Kaizo drowns in the power by dunking himself into a paint bucket, and as the two of them laugh together, Nico takes photographs as Bakuro gasps that this is a scoop.

Gakuto declares his turn and draws, musing that Ranze's Deck should largely contain EARTH monsters as he examines his hand, containing "The Rabbit of Monthly Moonlit Tears", "Lady of the Birth Stars, Re-Earth", "Battle Commander Nandes", "Ultramarine Hermit Makema's Divine Protection", and "Fiendish Commander Yameruler". He Summons "The Rabbit of Monthly Moonlit Tears" and "Lady of the Birth Stars, Re-Earth", before sending the top card of his Deck to the Graveyard ("Fiendish Commander Kimeruler") to activate the effect of "Re-Earth", which Rinnosuke recalls reduces the ATK of his opponent's EARTH monsters by 500 until the end of the turn. Gakuto notes that "Etranzer" will lose 500 ATK, falling to 1800 ATK, and then he Tributes "The Rabbit of Monthly Moonlit Tears" and "Re-Earth" to Tribute Summon, but before he can begin chanting, Ranze comments that Gakuto is about to Summon one of his "Rulers", isn't he? Gakuto stops in shock as Ranze comments that Gakuto is all about those "Rulers", so which one will he Summon? A "Ruler" or a "Ru-loser?" Poor Rinnosuke can only twitch his fingers in embarrassment as Romin and Yuga gape in utter shock and Ranze and "Etranzer" tap their feet in time as Ranze continues to mock Gakuto. Gakuto angrily snaps at her to stop making fun of them (and invoking the name of "Yameruler" in the process), insisting that this is not just any "Ruler" before chanting "Come forth, Fiendish Commander Yameruler!"

But as "Yameruler" appears with 2500 ATK, Ranze activates a Trap Card, "Flower Fang Ninjitsu Art of Sleeping Sickle", reducing the ATK of an Attack Position monster Gakuto controls to zero until the end of the turn and preventing it from activating its effect this turn. Gakuto gasps "What?!" as Ranze crows over "Yameruler" going to sleep, and Yuga notes that Ranze has sealed Gakuto's ace, while Romin notes that he can't do anything this turn. Rinnosuke admits that his sister might be a step ahead of Gakuto even though they know one another so well, and Ranze asks Gakuto what he will do now that he has a "Uselessruler". Gakuto looks at the "Battle Commander Nandes" in his hand, which he had planned to combine with "Yameruler" to defeat Ranze, but is forced to Set it instead, then Sets the remaining card in his hand. He tells the current students to stand, and Yuga, Romin and Rinnosuke do so, then Gakuto ends his turn, returning the ATK of "Yameruler" and "Etranzer" to normal. He tells the students to bow, and then sit, which they do (Romin wondering what on earth this is).

Ranze declares her turn and draws "Flower Fang Monk Mimosa", "Flower Fang Beauty Gekka", "Flower Fang Orchid Lion Gajuumaru", "Attribute Change Blast", and her third "Etranzer". She Summons "Flower Fang Monk Mimosa" and "Flower Fang Beauty Gekka", then pays 500 LP to activate the effect of "Gekka", adding an EARTH Plant monster from her Graveyard to her hand. Falling to 3500 LP and adding "Kurobana" back to her hand, she then activates the effect of "Mimosa", changing a face-down Defense Position monster to Attack Position. "Nandes" is flipped face-up, and Ranze then gains LP equal to its ATK, which Yuga notes is 1200, so Ranze rises to 4700 LP, much to Romin's shock. Ranze crows that a "Nande-less" person like her can easy see through the tricks of Gakuto and his "Rulers", and she Tributes two monsters to Tribute Summon, chanting "An angry lion lurks in the shadows, baring its fangs in the darkness of light. Once it bites, it will never let go! Come forth! Flower Fang Orchid Lion Gajuumaru!" "Gajuumaru" appears with 2400 ATK, and Ranze then activates the Spell Card "Attribute Change Blast", revealing the "Etranzer" in her hand to change the Attribute of a monster Gakuto controls to that of the revealed "Etranzer". Gakuto gasps as "Yameruler" becomes an EARTH monster, and Ranze then sends the "Etranzer" from her hand to the Graveyard to activate the effect of the one on her field, Special Summoning another copy from her Graveyard. Then she sends one of her "Etranzers" to the Graveyard to activate the "Fanged Beast's Shadowbinding of the Soul" effect of "Gajuumaru", who engulfs "Yameruler" in its shadow as Ranze explains that it will reduce the ATK of an EARTH monster Gakuto controls to zero. Gakuto gasps and Romin cries that the ATK of "Yameruler" has been reduced to zero again, Yuga realizing this is why Ranze made "Yameruler" EARTH-Attribute. Ranze then sends another monster from her hand to the Graveyard to activate the effect of her other "Etranzer", Special Summoning another "Etranzer", and as Gakuto grits his teeth Yuga notes that he's in a tough spot.

But Rinnosuke is worrying over his sister, realizing that she's really serious about this, and Ranze confirms that she is; her time with everyone will come to an end on her graduation ceremony. But in her "Ranze Eyes", she sees Romin, Rinnosuke and Yuga smiling happily, and she swoons and falls to her knees, Gakuto gasping her name. In her Ranze Eyes, Ranze cheerfully declares that she will now graduate from the Sogetsu Style, remembering the times she has spent with her friends...and embellishing them dramatically, a sports day, a pillow fight, a Roman holiday, stopping Armageddon, and as the seven Duelists who fought against bandits together (with Galient as part of their group). Gakuto has absolutely no idea what Ranze is talking about as she fawns over the embellished memories, and Romin awkwardly asks what is going on. Rinnosuke explains that the Nanahoshi family have lived by serving other people for generations, and their pride comes in working from the shadows as supporting actors in other people's plays, but his crazy sister had a taste of the spotlight and entered a fictional world where she was the dramatic protagonist, and Romin and Yuga sweatdrop as Rinnosuke insists that Ranze has gone completely insane. Gakuto tells her to get ahold of herself as Rinnosuke laments that Ranze has been like this for a while and questioned whether she could serve Gakuto, if it was her fault that he had abandoned Sogetsu Style, and surely it was her fault Gakuto hadn't grown as a person. Poor Gakuto can only ask what is going on as Ranze offers him cheers to his lovely eyes - and then she orders "Gajuumaru" to attack "Yameruler" with "Orchid Lion's Spinning Slash", destroying it and reducing Gakuto to 1600 LP. Then Ranze orders an "Etranzer" to attack "Nandes", who destroys it with a blast of petals and reduces Gakuto to 500 LP. Ranze declares "See you in hell, baby" and orders her other "Etranzer" to attack Gakuto directly, blasting petals at him.

Gakuto activates a Trap Card, "Ultramarine Hermit Makema's Divine Protection", which absorbs the petal blast as Rinnosuke gasps that it can only be used when the player is attacked directly, allowing them to Special Summon two monsters with different Levels from their Graveyard. Gakuto revives "The Rabbit of Monthly Moonlit Tears" and "Mountain Hermit Yur" in Defense Position, allowing the petal blast to continue on and strike "Yur", destroying it. Ranze stands straight and tells the current students to stand; Romin, Yuga and Rinnosuke do so, and Ranze ends her turn, returning the Special Summoned "Etranzers" to the bottom of her Deck. She tells them to bow and then sit, and they do so, poor Romin asking what is going on again and noting the LP deficit between Gakuto and Romin.

Hanging his head in shame, Gakuto laments that the reason Ranze has become like this is because of his immaturity, and he vows to show her how distinguished he can really be, declaring his turn and drawing "Soul of Death Reversal", "Fiendish Commander Semeruler", "Demonic Hermit Vessel Icezark", "Takegumi of the Fiendish Commander Squad", and "Blue Falcon Tengu". He Summons "Soul of Death Reversal" and activates its effect, sending two cards from the top of his Deck to the Graveyard and then Special Summoning a monster with zero ATK from his Graveyard. Sending another "Mountain Hermit Yur" and "Turtle Keeper of Traditions" to the Graveyard, he revives "Yur" in Defense Position. Then he Tributes "Soul of Death Reversal" and "The Rabbit of Monthly Moonlit Tears", chanting "To attack, if attacking, when attacking — that is where I can find my new self. Now is the time to attack and raise a cry of victory! Depart for battle! Fiendish Commander Semeruler!" Just as she did on his last turn, Ranze activates her Trap Card, "Flower Fang Ninjitsu Art of Sleeping Sickle", and Gakuto cries "What?!" as "Semeruler" glows with a blue light and falls to zero ATK. Romin laments the Trap being used again and Yuga notes that now "Semeruler" has no ATK and can't use its effect, while Ranze taunts Gakuto over his "Rulers" being losers and suggests that he give up. Gakuto indignantly reminds her that he said he would show them the true and distinguished Gakuto Sogetsu, and he Tributes "Semeruler" and "Yur" to Tribute Summon, chanting "The days I swore to never waver, that I would never forget, that it wouldn't do not to fly towards a challenge! Come forth! Demonic Hermit Vessel Icezark!" "Icezark", a crystalline bird appears with 2000 ATK, and Yuga and Romin celebrate Gakuto bringing out his new ace. Ranze is shocked that Gakuto hasn't Summoned a "Ruler" and she finally sees reality with Rinnosuke's confirmation. Gakuto returns "Yameruler" and "Kimeruler" from his Graveyard to the bottom of his Deck to activate the "Invitation to a Fiendish Rendezvous" effect of "Icezark", Special Summoning "Semeruler" from his Graveyard. Then he activates the effect of "Semeruler", sending a card from his hand to the Graveyard to Special Summon the zero ATK "Takegumi of the Fiendish Commander Squad" from his hand, and have it gain ATK equal to its 1800 DEF. Ranze flinches backwards in shock as Gakuto activates the effect of "Takegumi", sending the top card of his Deck ("Scroll of Simultaneous Salutations") to the Graveyard to increase the ATK of "Icezark" by 200 times the number of monsters with zero ATK in his Graveyard, and with five, it gains 1000 ATK, rising to 3000 as Yuga observes. Ranze can only stare in shock at Gakuto's three monsters, and this time her entranced view is not tainted by fantasy, wishing for Gakuto to shine even brighter. Gakuto orders "Demonic Hermit Vessel Icezark" to attack "Flower Fang Orchid Lion Gajuumaru" with "Fiendish Hermit: Icy Flight of Love", and "Icezark" destroys "Gajuumaru" by whipping up an icy wind, reducing Ranze to 4100 LP. Then he orders "Fiendish Commander Semeruler" to attack Ranze directly with "Fiendish Commander: Earthshaking Event", and "Semeruler" cuts Ranze down with a blade of energy from its sword and reduces her to 1600 LP. As the smoke fades, Ranze thinks in adoration that Gakuto has become such a splendid man. Gakuto orders "Takegumi" to finish her off, and as "Takegumi" brings down its weapon, Rinnosuke calls out to his sister and throws her kuroko uniform to her. Ranze catches it as the attack strikes, reducing her LP to zero.

As Rinnosuke whispers "Sister..." sadly, Romin cries that Gakuto won, and Yuga realizes what this means. Gakuto walks up to Ranze and whispers her name, and then she straightens up with her veil on and throws confetti over him, praising him, but still addressing him by his full name. Gakuto asks if she's changed her mind, but Ranze tells him that she hasn't, as she severed their master-student relationship even though she wasn't in her right mind and she cannot return to his side, though this time she addresses him with honorifics again. She bows, thanking him for everything and asking him to take care of himself before leaving the dojo. As they watch her leave, Romin asks if Gakuto is okay with this, and Gakuto replies that it was unavoidable, but wishes he had understood Ranze's feelings earlier and vows to become an even more distinguished Duelist.

After changing back into his school clothes, Gakuto, Yuga and Romin leave school, Yuga and Romin trying to urge Gakuto to cheer up a bit, but Gakuto laments that the world has been painted as blue as his mood...and they they realize that the school has been painted blue. They hear cheering and turn to see Luke sitting in a throne held by some other students, much to Gakuto's fury. Luke tells Gakuto that he has time to wield his power if he has time to be depressed, using his "gamma-ray burst" of power to turn Goha 7th Elementary the color of "Dragias" as an example and crowing over abusing his power with Kaizo. But then he hears something behind him, and turns in terror to see Tiger standing behind him with her bassoon planted firmly in the ground, and naturally, he makes the mistake of calling her his big sister, resulting in her yelling him and Kaizo into the wall with a reminder to call her Tiger. As Luke and Kaizo fall from their crash point, she turns away and tells him to be trampled by those powers for the rest of his life.

But then a blonde girl who resembles Noodle Sorako pops up on the building's videoscreen and greets the people of the modern era. Romin mistakes her for Sorako, while Yuga wonders who she is and the damaged Kaizo mistakes the girl for Finger Chikako. The girl introduces herself as Sweets Kakoko, claiming to be an ancient from a bygone civilization, though she tells them they can call her "Kako-chan", a name Kaizo repeats before deactivating from damage. Kakoko claims to be bringing them the latest news from ancient times; the Goha Corporation is hosting a Rush Duel Tournament. Yuga repeats her words in shock, and Kakoko comments that the future looks pretty fun before compressing into her dogu dress and flying away. Romin asks Yuga what that was about, and Gakuto wonders if Goha has finally accepted Rush Dueling, something that Yuga considers.

Meanwhile in Haven, Ranze offers her services to Nail, though Nail, sitting in the repaired Sebastian, notes that this isn't within his providence.

Featured Duel: Gakuto Sogetsu vs Ranze Nanahoshi[edit]

Turn 1: Ranze
Ranze's hand contains "Flower Fang Wolf Kurobana", "Flower Fang Oni Yuri", two copies of "Flower Fang Ninjitsu Art of Sleeping Sickle", and "Flower Fang Kunoichi Etranzer". Ranze Normal Summons "Flower Fang Wolf Kurobana" (800/1300) and "FLower Fang Oni Yuri" (500/500). As Ranze controls a Plant Normal Monster, she activates the effect of "Yuri", sending the top card of each player's Deck to the GY. Ranze sends "Flower Fang Kunoichi Etranzer" from the top of her Deck to the GY and Gakuto sends "Mountain Hermit Yur" from the top of his Deck to the GY. Ranze Tributes "Kurobana" and "Yuri" to Tribute Summon "Flower Fang Kunoichi Etranzer" (2300/1000). Ranze Sets two cards.

Turn 2: Gakuto
Gakuto's hand contains "The Rabbit of Monthly Moonlit Tears", "Lady of the Birth Stars, Re-Earth", "Battle Commander Nandes", "Ultramarine Hermit Makema's Divine Protection", and "Fiendish Commander Yameruler". Gakuto Normal Summons "Moonlit Tears" (0/1400) and "Re-Earth" (1100/800). As Ranze controls an EARTH monster, Gakuto activates the effect of "Re-Earth", allowing him to send the top card of his Deck to the GY to choose a face-up monster Ranze controls to have it lose 500 ATK until the end of this turn. He sends "Fiendish Commander Kimeruler" from the top of her Deck to the GY, then chooses "Kunoichi Etranzer" ("Kunoichi Etranzer": 2300/1000 → 1800/1000). Gakuto Tributes "Moonlit Tears" and "Re-Earth" and Tribute Summons "Fiendish Commander Yameruler" (2500/2500). As Gakuto Summoned a monster while Ranze controls a Level 7 or higher monster, she activates her Set Trap "Ninjitsu Art of Sleeping Sickle", allowing her to choose a monster Gakuto controls to change its original ATK and DEF to 0 for the rest of this turn, and if she chooses a Warrior monster with this effect, that monster cannot activate its effects this turn. She chooses "Yameruler" ("Yameruler": 2500/2500 → 0/0). Gakuto Sets a monster. Gakuto Sets a card. At the end of the turn, the ATK of "Kunoichi Etranzer" and "Yameruler" return to normal ("Kunoichi Etranzer": 1800/1000 → 2300/1000)("Yameruler": 0/0 → 2500/2500).

Turn 3: Ranze
Ranze draws "Flower Fang Monk Mimosa", "Flower Fang Beauty Gekka", "Flower Fang Orchid Lion Gajuumaru", "Attribute Change Blast", and "Etranzer". Ranze Normal Summons "Flower Fang Monk Mimosa" (1000/1000) and "Flower Fang Beauty Gekka" (0/1300). Ranze activates the effect of "Gekka", paying 500 LP (Ranze: 4000 → 3500 LP) to choose an EARTH Plant Normal Monster in her GY and add it to her hand. She adds "Kurobana" to her hand. As Ranze controls a Level 7 or higher Plant monster, she activates the effect of "Mimosa", choosing a Defense Position monster Gakuto controls to change it to Attack Position, and if she changes a monster to Attack Position with this effect, she gains LP equal to that monster's original ATK. She changes Gakuto's Set "Nandes" (1200/1000) to Attack Position (Ranze: 3500 → 4700 LP). Ranze Tributes "Mimosa" and "Gekka" to Tribute Summon "Flower Fang Orchid Lion Gajuumaru" (2400/1500). Ranze activates the Spell "Attribute Change Blast", revealing a monster from her hand to choose up to three face-up monsters Gakuto controls and change their Attributes to the revealed monster's Attribute. Ranze reveals the EARTH "Kunoichi Etranzer" and chooses "Yameruler", changing its Attribute to EARTH. Ranze activates the effect of "Kunoichi Etranzer", sending a Plant monster from her hand to the GY to Special Summon another "Flower Fang Kunocihi Etranzer" from her GY, but that monster will be placed on the bottom of her Deck at the end of this turn, also the "Kunoichi Etranzer" that activated its effect cannot attack directly this turn. She sends a "Kunoichi Etranzer" from her hand to the GY and Special Summons a "Kunoichi Etranzer" (2300/1000) from her GY in Attack Position. Ranze activates the effect of "Gajuumaru", sending an EARTH Plant monster she controls to the GY to choose a Level 8 or lower EARTH monster Gakuto controls and change its original ATK to 0 until the end of this turn. She sends the Tribute Summoned "Kunoichi Etranzer" to the GY and chooses "Yameruler" ("Yameruler": 2500/2500 → 0/2500). Ranze activates the effect of "Kunoichi Etranzer", sending "Kurobana" from her hand to the GY and Special Summoning a "Kunoichi Etranzer" (2300/1000) from her GY in Attack Position. "Gajuumaru" attacks and destroys "Yameruler" (Gakuto: 4000 → 1600 LP). A "Kunoichi Etranzer" attacks and destroys "Nandes" (Gakuto: 1600 → 500 LP). The other "Kunoichi Etranzer" attacks Gakuto directly, but as a monster with 2000 or more ATK declared a direct attack, Gakuto activates his Set Trap "Ultramarine Hermit Makema's Divine Protection", Special Summoning Normal Monsters with 0 ATK that have different Levels from his GY. He Special Summons "Mountain Hermit Yur" (0/2000) and "The Rabbit of Monthly Moonlit Tears" (0/1400). A replay occurs and "Kunoichi Etranzer" attacks and destroys "Yur". At the end of the turn, the two "Kunoichi Etranzers" are placed on the bottom of Ranze's Deck.

Turn 4: Gakuto
Gakuto draws "Soul of Death Reversal", "Fiendish Commander Semeruler", "Demonic Hermit Vessel Icezark", "Takegumi of the Fiendish Commander Squad", and "Blue Falcon Tengu". Gakuto Normal Summons "Soul of Death Reversal" (0/1000). As he controls another monster with 0 ATK, Gakuto activates the effect of "Soul of Death Reversal", sending the top two cards of his Deck to the GY, and if he sends a monster with 0 ATK to the GY this way, he can Special Summon a Normal Monster with 0 ATK from his GY. Gakuto sends the 0 ATK "Mountain Hermit Yur" and "Turtle Keeper of Traditions" to the GY, then Special Summons "Yur" (0/2000) in Defense Position. Gakuto Tributes "Soul of Death Reversal" and "Moonlit Tears" to Tribute Summon "Fiendish Commander Semeruler" (2500/2000). As Gakuto Summoned a monster while Ranze controls a Level 7 or higher monster, she activates her Set Trap "Ninjitsu Art of Sleeping Sickle", choosing to reduce the ATK of "Semeruler" to zero and prevent it from activating its effect this turn ("Semeruler": 2500/2000 → 0/0). Gakuto Tributes "Semeruler" and "Yur" to Tribute Summon "Deomnic Hermit Vessel Icezark" (2000/2000). Gakuto activates the effect of "Icezark", placing two Level 7 or higher Warrior monsters with different names on the bottom of his Deck in any order to Special Summon a Level 7 or higher Warrior monster from his GY. He places "Yameruler" and "Kimeruler" on the bottom of his Deck and Special Summons "Semeruler" (2500/2000) from his GY in Attack Position. Gakuto activates the effect of "Semeruler", sending a card from his hand to the GY to Special Summon a monster with 0 ATK from his hand, and if he does, that monster gains ATK equal to its original DEF until the end of this turn. He sends "Blue Falcon Tengu" to the GY and Special Summons "Takegumi of the Fiendish Commander Squad" (0/1800 → 1800/1800). As Gakuto has a monster with 0 ATK in his GY, he activates the effect of "Takegumi", sending the top card of his Deck to the GY to choose a monster he controls and have it gain 200 ATK for each monster with 0 ATK in his GY until the end of this turn. Gakuto sends "Scroll of Simultaneous Salutations" from the top of his Deck to the GY and chooses "Icezark", and he has five monsters with 0 ATK in his GY ("Icezark": 2000/2000 → 3000/2000). "Icezark" attacks and destroys "Gajuumaru" (Ranze: 4700 → 4100 LP). "Semeruler" and "Takegumi" attack Ranze directly (Ranze: 4100 → 1600 → 0 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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

Trivia[edit]

  • This episode's title reflects a running gag with Gakuto's signature monster, "Fiendish Commander Yameruler". The name "Yameruler" is a play on "Yameru" (止める), which means "to stop (an activity)", "to cease" or "to quit".
  • At various points during the episode, Ranze references or quotes several movies:
    • The sequence where she remembers increasingly improbable activities the characters did together references Roman Holiday, Armageddon, and Seven Samurai.
    • Her line "Cheers to your eyes." is a quote from the Japanese version of Casablanca ("Here's looking at you, kid." in the original English).
    • Her line "See you in hell, baby." is a quote from the Japanese version of Terminator 2: Judgment Day ("Hasta la vista, baby." in the original English).

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