Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 008

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Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 008
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 008



Sutā Robin yo Towa ni

Japanese translation

Star Robin Is Forever


Episode number


Japanese air date

May 30, 2011

English air date

December 3, 2011

Gallery Japanese
Japanese opening


English opening

Take a Chance

Japanese ending

My Quest

English ending

Take a Chance


Shin Yoshida


Takuo Suzuki


Satoshi Kuwabara

Animation director

Keita Saito

Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode listing (season 1)
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"The Sparrow, Part 2", known as "Star Robin Is Forever" in the Japanese version, is the eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on May 30, 2011 and in the United States on December 3, 2011.

Yuma's Duel against the Sparrow continues. The Sparrow continues to overpower Yuma with more characters from his TV show. However, Astral, who is aware of the characters' ultimate combination, plans a reversal to win the Duel.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs Nelson Andrews/The Sparrow[edit]

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Yuma Tsukumo has 2400 LP and controls 1 Set card in his Spell & Trap Zone. Nelson Andrews has 4000 LP and controls "Beast-Warrior Puma" (1600/1000), "Esper Star Sparrow" (3000/1500), and "Number 83: Galaxy Queen" (500/500, ORU: 2) ("Puma" and "Star Sparrow" are in Attack Position, "Galaxy Queen" is in Defense Position), as well as "Furious Max's Curse" (equipped to "Galaxy Queen") and 1 Set card in his Spell & Trap Zones.

Turn 4: Yuma
Yuma's hand contains "Reserve Cyclone", "Heartfelt Appeal", "Attraffic Control" and "Gagaga Magician". Yuma draws "Kagetokage". Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (CG Star.svg4/1500/1000) in Attack Position. As he Normal Summoned a monster, Yuma Special Summons "Kagetokage" (CG Star.svg4/1100/1500) from his hand in Attack Position via its own effect. Yuma overlays "Gagaga Magician" and "Kagetokage" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (Rank Star.svg4/2500/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position.

"Utopia" attacks "Beast-Warrior Puma", but Nelson activates his face-down "Wings of Unity" to negate the attack and Special Summon "Phoenix Beast Gairuda" (CG Star.svg6/2500/1200) from his Deck in Attack Position as he controls "Esper Star Sparrow". As "Gairuda" was Special Summoned, Nelson activates its first effect to draw a card. Yuma Sets a card.

Turn 5: Nelson
Nelson draws. He then Special Summons "Ironhammer the Giant" (CG Star.svg8/900/3500) in Defense Position via its own effect as he controls "D.D. Esper Star Sparrow", "Beast-Warrior Puma", and "Phoenix Beast Gairuda". Nelson activates the effect of "Number 83: Galaxy Queen" to detaching one "Triple Star Trion" ("Galaxy Queen": 2 → 1 ORU) and allow his monsters to inflict piercing damage this turn and become immune to being destroyed by battle until Yuma's next End Phase.

"Gairuda" attacks "Utopia". The second effect of "Gairuda" then increases its ATK by 300 during the Damage Step only ("Gairuda": 2500 → 2800 ATK), but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia" to detach an Overlay Unit ("Utopia": 2 → 1 ORU) and negate the attack. "Esper Star Sparrow" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia" ("Utopia": 1 → 0 ORU) to negate the attack.

Nelson activates the effect of "Ironhammer" to target "Beast-Warrior Puma" (as its Level is at most 4) and let it attack directly this turn. "Beast-Warrior Puma" then attacks directly (Yuma: 2400 → 800 LP). As Yuma took battle damage from a direct attack, he activates "Heartfelt Appeal" to take control of "Ironhammer" (as its DEF was the highest of all the monsters Nelson controls). Nelson Sets a card.

Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma draws "Vector Change". He then activates "Attraffic Control", which prevents Nelson from attacking whenever he controls three or more monsters. Yuma Sets two cards.

Turn 7: Nelson

Nelson draws. On Nelson's Standby Phase, control of "Ironhammer" returns to him. He then activates his face-down "Change to Jet Iron" to Tribute "Sparrow", "Puma", "Gairuda" and "Ironhammer" and Special Summon "Dimensional Jet Iron" (CG Star.svg10/0/0) from his Deck in Attack Position. Due to the first effect of "Dimensional Jet Iron", its ATK becomes equal the combined total ATK of the Tributed monsters ("Jet Iron": 0 → 8000 ATK). As an opponent's monster gained ATK, Yuma activates his face-down "Fiery Fervor", equipping it to "Utopia" and doubling its ATK ("Utopia": 2500 → 5000 ATK). "Jet Iron" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates his face-down "Reserve Cyclone" to destroy "Furious Max's Curse" as a monster he controlled switched control and was Tributed. Yuma then activates face-down "Vector Change" to switch "Jet Iron" to Defense Position and "Galaxy Queen" to Attack Position due to "Dimensional Jet Iron" declaring an attack. Nelson Sets a card.

Turn 8: Yuma
Yuma draws. "Utopia" attacks "Galaxy Queen", but Nelson activates his face-down "Star Sparrow Forever" to revive "Esper Star Sparrow" in Attack Position with 0 ATK (CG Star.svg10/3000 → 0/1500) and change the attack target to it. "Utopia" then destroys "Esper Star Sparrow" (Nelson: 4000 → 0 LP).

Featured cards[edit]

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


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor English character name English voice actor
Yuma Tsukumo Tasuku Hatanaka Yuma Tsukumo Eli Jay
Astral Miyu Irino Astral Marc Thompson
Kotori Mizuki Mikako Komatsu Tori Meadows Eileen Stevens
Tetsuo Takeda Makoto Shimada Bronk Stone Sean Schemmel
Fuya Okudaira Yuichi Iguchi Nelson Andrews Wayne Grayson
Fuya's Mother Kaori Yamagata
Young Yuma Mika Ito
Voice Yuriko Yamaguchi
Other Daichi Endo, Manabu Sakamaki, Yasuaki Takumi