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Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS - Episode 064

"The Beginning", known as "Turning Point" in the Japanese version, is the sixty-fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It first aired in Japan on August 15, 2018, and aired in Canada on January 5, 2020.

"The Beginning"
Kolter asks Yusaku to ally with him.
Kolter asks Yusaku to ally with him.
EnglishThe Beginning
Japanese name
RōmajiTāning Pointo
TranslatedTurning Point
SeriesYu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS
Japanese OP"go forward"
Japanese ED"BOY"
English OP & ED"Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS Main Theme"
ScreenplayJunki Takegami
DirectorShigenori Kurii
StoryboardMasahiro Takada
Animation director
Air dates
JapaneseAugust 15, 2018
EnglishJanuary 5, 2020
Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episodes (season 2)
Previous"Scare Tactics"
Next"Pieces of the Puzzle"

Theodore and Yusaku are heading to Kolter's place, but Shima then shows up and starts talking to Yusaku. Thus, Theodore has no choice but to go to Kolter by himself. Theodore then asks Kolter about how he met Yusaku.


Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Knight of HanoiEdit

The Duel is conducted as a Master Duel.

Turn 1: Knight of Hanoi
The Knight Normal Summons "Jack Wyvern" (1800/0). The Knight activates the Equip Spell Card "Big Bang Shot", equipping it to "Jack Wyvern" and increasing its ATK by 400 ("Jack Wyvern": 1800 → 2200 ATK). The Knight Sets a card.

Turn 2: Playmaker
As Playmaker controls no monsters, he Special Summons "Photon Thrasher" (2100/0) from his hand by its own effect. Playmaker Normal Summons "Marauding Captain" (1200/400). As "Marauding Captain" was Normal Summoned, Playmaker activates its effect, Special Summoning a Level 4 or lower monster from his hand. He Special Summons the Level 4 "Exarion Universe" (1800/1900). Playmaker uses "Photon Thrasher", "Marauding Captain" and "Exarion Universe" to Link Summon "Gaia Saber, the Lightning Shadow" (2600/←↓→) to the Extra Monster Zone.

"Gaia Saber" attacks "Jack Wyvern". The Knight activates his face-down Quick-Play Spell Card "Limiter Removal", doubling the ATK of all Machine monsters he controls until the End Phase, but during the End Phase of this turn, those monsters are destroyed, but Playmaker activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Forbidden Lance", decreasing the ATK of a monster by 800 and making it unaffected by the effects of other Spell/Trap Cards. He decreases the ATK of "Jack Wyvern" ("Jack Wyvern": 2200 → 1400 → 1000 ATK). The effect of "Limiter Removal" resolves, but the ATK of "Jack Wyvern" is not doubled. Playmaker activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Limiter Removal", doubling the ATK of the Machine "Gaia Saber" until the End Phase, but during the End Phase, "Gaia Saber" is destroyed ("Gaia Saber": 2600 → 5200 ATK). The attack continues and "Jack Wyvern" is destroyed (The Knight: 4000 → 0 LP).

Featured cardsEdit

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

Differences in adaptionsEdit

  • In the original version, Ai criticizes Theodore for bringing Kolter a snack from a rival store. In the dub, he criticizes its size.
  • In the original version, both Yusaku and Kolter use aliases in LINK VRAINS; Unknown and Unnamed respectively. In the dub, they simply refrain from revealing any kind of alias within LINK VRAINS.


  • In the dub, Unknown makes a reference to Yu-Gi-Oh! GX after defeating the Knight of Hanoi, making a similar gesture to Jaden Yuki after the conclusions of his Duels and telling the Knight "That's game".