Yuga Ohdo

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Yuga Ohdo
Yuga Ohdo
  • Yuga Ohdo
Japaneseおうどう ゆう
Base王道 遊我
Furiganaおうどう ゆうが
RōmajiŌdō Yūga
  • Male
Favorite foodUdon[3]
  • Education
SchoolGoha 7th Elementary
  • Duelist
Anime debutYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 001: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
Appears in
AnimeYu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS
Voice actors
  • Hiro Ishibashi[2]
Ohdo, Yuga

Yuga Ohdo (おうどう ゆう, Ōdō Yūga) is the main protagonist of Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS. A young boy who loves Dueling and inventing, he is chosen by Otes to become the King of Duels and entrusted with the "Sevens Road Magician" card.[4] To break free from the rigidity of Goha Duels, he creates the Rush Dueling format in hopes of entertaining the world with it.[1][2]



Full-body view of Yuga.

Yuga is a short young boy with spiky reddish-brown hair with a blonde M-shaped front, and green eyes. He wears a light red short-sleeved hooded jacket with a white lining and a large zipper, a white shirt with yellow crown-shaped patterns, black cargo shorts with a brown belt, dark blue finger-less gloves, and dark blue shoes with white laces, and light-red soles and lining. His hood has a zipper down the middle, which he usually keeps open to have the hood hang down his back in two triangular sections.

A young Yuga.

During his younger years, Yuga wore a pink hoodie with white cuffs and drawstrings, as well as a kangaroo pocket that had thick white bars on either side. He also wore slightly rolled-up blue jeans and pinkish-red sneakers.

During his dream of a Dueling robot, Yuga imagines himself wearing a red-and-white jumpsuit with a red helmet and a green visor.


Yuga loves Dueling and inventing, but finds the Duels that adults play to be rigid and uncool, inspiring him to create Rush Duels. Yuga claims that he wants to take back everyone's smiles from the strict Dueling world that they find themselves in. To this end, Yuga challenges the rules and established standards of Goha City, claiming that his penalties are badges of a challenger, and later states that even if Rush Duels were deleted that he'd never give up on trying to install them.[5] He has a habit of terming his creations "roads", and is often distracted by tinkering around. His love of tinkering and inventing is so potent that his friends believed he would eagerly accept their offer to use their Duel ID cards to create Maximum Monsters, and they are surprised when Yuga initially refuses to avoid erasing their accounts.

Yuga generally remains upbeat and cheerful in most situations. When Dueling the Hologram Man, Yuga is excited to battle the legendary "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", though not to the point that he forgets the danger it presents to him.[5] Despite the nature of the situation, Yuga is also unfailingly polite when dealing with Roa Kirishima's blackmail of his cousin, casually evaluating the situation without a care. He is dismayed however when Mimi Atachi appeared to have lied to him about her interest in Rush Dueling. Yuga is shown to express nervousness at being unable to work his way out of a pinch in a Duel despite the confidence his friends have in him, and is terrified and shocked when Nail Saionji performs a Maximum Summon during their Duel, becoming more and more unnerved as Nail explained his views on providence. His loss to Nail shakes him, though Yuga initially tries to laugh it off as bad luck before receiving a stern rebuke from Roa. He is shown to be a very loyal friend; when Gakuto tries to have Rush Dueling banned at Goha 7th Elementary, Yuga is still eager to have a fun Duel with him despite the situation, and though he deduced that Romin was spying on him he treated her normally. This does have its limits however, as he freely admits that he wouldn't give up the title of King of Duels to Luke.

Yuga doesn't initially have any personal interest in trying to become the King of Duels and hadn't even heard of the legend to become it when Luke told him about it; he instead decides to Duel Otes for a chance to install Rush Dueling, and after succeeding, his focus is on the road that has opened before him. In comparison to Luke, who wants to use Rush Dueling to become the King of Duels, Yuga simply wants people to enjoy them and he encourages both Romin and Gakuto to enjoy Rush Dueling during his matches with them. He modified one of his Roads into the Duel Guitar after seeing Romin enjoy it to encourage her to enjoy music and Rush Dueling together, and gave his notebook to Mimi in the hopes it would allow her to enjoy Rush Dueling more. Even after defeating the Hologram Man, Yuga passes up the chance for the title to Luke and starts tinkering around with Kaizo. However, Yuga is confident in his skills at Rush Dueling due to creating the ruleset. Yuga is also pleased that his actions have inspired other people to create their own Dueling rules and tends to be trusting of people that claim to enjoy them. He even doesn't have any desire to own the format despite inventing it, freely agreeing to wager the rights to Rush Dueling in a Rush Duel with Roa. After the reappearance of Otes and his explanation of his goals however, Yuga develops an interest in the title due to the road it has set him on, though he emphasizes that he does not want the title just because Otes chose him. Even then, Yuga doesn't mind if other people wish to attain the title themselves, though he does draw the line at Luke asking him to give it to him if Yuga obtained it and Luke didn't.

Yuga is more intelligent and cunning than he lets on despite his fun-loving nature. He remodeled Kaizo in a single night and used it to livestream his Rush Duel with Luke without telling him, aware of the latter's Pauli effect-like power. Yuga was also aware of the Pauli effect, suggesting that despite challenging the established rules and generally being excited to Duel, he pays attention in school. He tricks Romin into accepting a Rush Duel with him by suggesting that she wouldn't be able to defeat him, and was well aware that she was spying on him and quickly deduced that she was doing so under duress from Roa.[6][7] He similarly deduced Mimi Atachi's identity, though he didn't realize she was an adult. He also suggests to the Newspaper Club that Goha Corp could shut them down in an effort to coerce them into changing their article contents.[8] Despite this, Yuga is also quite innocent, as he does not understand the implications of Mimi's Bubble Era monsters nor Luke's congratulations when he asks Romin to come to the Road Laboratory.[9][6]

Yuga is the first protagonist since Yugi Muto to use the personal pronoun boku; all other protagonists have used ore.


As with all previous Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonists, Yuga's name contains the character「遊」(Yu). His first name effectively translates to "My Game" and his last name to "Royal Road", tying into his habit of calling his creations "roads" and fulfilling the legend of the one who opened the road to becoming the King of Duels.



Yuga came to love Duel Monsters, but the more he continued Dueling, the more he realized how strict it was. He attended the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament in his youth, disheartened by the strict Duels there, but had an epiphany when he saw Otes Duel in the tournament with "Sevens Road Magician", talking about cutting open a new road and pressing onward. Otes made his way to the finals, but was then disqualified. As he was taken backstage, Otes noticed Yuga and told him to follow the road in his heart, before throwing him the "Sevens Road Magician" card.[10]

Inspired by his meeting with Otes, Yuga came up with Rush Duels, aiming to take back everyone's smiles.[5] He even left room in the code, hoping that people would one day add new rules of their own.[11] However, Yuga found it difficult to install the rules for Rush Dueling into his Duel Disk, accumulating four penalties in his attempts.[5] He also worked to obtain more "Sevens Road" cards to accompany "Sevens Road Magician" in his Deck.[4]

Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

After dreaming about piloting a Duel Robot, Yuga attempted to install Rush Duels into his Duel Disk for the fifth time, with a Goha Corporation Drone alerted by the violation and timing him. Although he came close to installing the rules, he ran out of time once again and was penalized for the fifth time. The next day at Goha 7th Elementary, Yuga told Riku and Katsu about his penalty the next day, attracting the attention of Gakuto Sogetsu, who asked about Yuga's Duel Bicycle and lectured him for opening his Duel Disk. Yuga attempted to explain Rush Dueling to Gakuto, but class started before he could and Gakuto told him to come to the Student Council Room after class. Yuga instead headed home, declining Riku and Katsu's requests to Duel, but ran into Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo, who asked to speak with Yuga. Yuga declined Luke's request at well, but suddenly found his Duel Bicycle wasn't working. Luke then claimed he knew somewhere Yuga could install his new rules, catching Yuga's attention. Luke took Yuga to the Hologram Man's chamber, telling him about the legend of the King of Duels, though Yuga was unfamiliar with it. Luke suggested Yuga's Rush Dueling could properly defeat the Hologram Man where Luke had failed, as the legend spoke of illuminating a new path.[5] Yuga recognized the Hologram Man as a depiction of Otes, but he kept this to himself.[10] Seeing that Luke had used up all six penalties, Yuga decided to bet on his last penalty and he began installing Rush Dueling into his Duel Disk again. Gakuto and a Goha Corporation Drone both arrived, and Romin Kirishima revealed herself. Luke deactivated the Drone as Yuga finished his preparations, though he hadn't installed them properly yet. To Yuga's horror, his Duel Disk's battery began dying, so Gakuto retrieved Yuga's Duel Bicycle to power the Disk. The Drone reactivated, so Romin suggested that Yuga could use Real-Time Duel Programming to finish installing Rush Dueling. Yuga then challenged the Hologram Man to a Rush Duel, and he accepted Yuga's challenge. Although Yuga brought out three monsters on his first turn, the Hologram Man Tribute Summoned "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and destroyed all of Yuga's monsters, reducing him to 1000 LP. Gakuto and Luke worried that Yuga would lose, but Yuga explained to them that players drew until they held five cards in Rush Dueling, though he still didn't draw the card he needed. He used the effect of "Mystic Dealer" to draw another card, drawing "Sevens Road Magician" at last and Tribute Summoning it. Yuga began powering up "Sevens Road" with his Spell Cards and its effect, successfully filling his Graveyard with all six Attributes and increasing it to 7000 ATK, destroying "Blue-Eyes White Dragon" and defeating the Hologram Man, installing Rush Dueling. The Hologram Man congratulated Yuga, telling him that a new road would open, and Yuga and Luke's penalties were erased, while Luke and Gakuto's Duel Disks transformed into Rush Duel mode as a door opened before them.[5] Yuga realized that the door was a hologram, so he told Luke that he should be the one to take the path; Luke did so and promptly bumped into the Hologram Man's dais. As Luke explained what the King of Duels was, Yuga started tinkering with the Goha Corporation Drone, noting that it was surprisingly easy. Luke asked Yuga to keep Rush Dueling a secret so that the Goha Corporation wouldn't delete it.[12]

Yuga didn't want to abandon his dream to allow everyone to experience Rush Dueling, so he finished modifying the Drone to obey him. He told his friends about Rush Dueling the next day at school, prompting Luke to yank him under a desk to try and impart on Yuga the importance of keeping Rush Dueling a secret, until Romin suggested Yuga and Luke settle their dispute with a Duel. Gakuto warned them that they would only be able to Duel until the end of recess, though Yuga was confident that he would win the Duel in time. Although Luke had asked Yuga to keep Rush Dueling a secret if he lost, Yuga concealed the modified Drone behind Gakuto and had it livestream their match. He started with a bad hand, only being able to Summon "Dark Sorcerer", while Luke Summoned three Dragons and set himself up to wipe out Yuga's LP in one turn with the effects of his "Twin-Edge Dragons", though Yuga was able to survive the turn. During the Duel, Luke explained his skills and powers as the result of a demon possessing him, though Yuga believed the Pauli effect and simple practice to be responsible. Yuga assembled "Windcaster Torna" and "Sevens Road Magician", setting himself up for a win if he excavated a FIRE or LIGHT monster, but he excavated a Spell Card instead, leaving Luke with 100 LP after his attacks. Luke Summoned his own ace monster, "Dragias the Striking Dragon", which Yuga realized possessed a multi-attacking effect. Yuga believed he'd be able to survive the turn with his "Dark Liberation" Trap Card, but Luke destroyed it, then attacked both of Yuga's monsters, winning the Duel. Romin revealed that the Rush Duel was on the net, and Yuga admitted he'd used his modified Drone to livestream the Duel. He explained that he'd never give up trying to let everyone enjoy Rush Dueling, and Luke came to terms with the idea, asking Yuga if he'd let Luke win on purpose, though Yuga refused to answer.[12]

When Yuga was heading to school, Luke stopped his Duel Bicycle and told him that the videos of their Rush Duel had been deleted. Yuga was unconcerned, but Luke worried that Goha Corp were observing them and he began looking into Romin, believing that she was working for Goha. Yuga agreed that Romin was suspicious, so he used one of his Roads to ask if she was hiding anything, though it failed to determine if she was when she asked a question instead of making a statement. Yuga invited Romin to the Road Laboratory, though he was confused by Gakuto and Luke's reactions. Romin agreed to come after Yuga confirmed that he invented Rush Dueling there, and Yuga's Drone greeted them when they arrived. Upon seeing Romin, the Drone asked for her autograph and asked for a name for her to sign it to; Yuga quickly came up with the name "Kaizo". He showed Romin his various Roads, though he admitted Rush Dueling was his best and suggested Romin tried it. Romin initially refused until Yuga implied that she wouldn't be able to win, and as soon as she agreed Yuga lent her his spare Deck for the Duel. Yuga tried being energetic throughout the Duel, but was distracted by Luke struggling with Gakuto. He brought out "Sevens Road Magician" on his first turn and reduced Romin to 1300 LP, prompting Kaizo, who was supporting Romin and insulting Yuga, to tell him to go easy on Romin; Yuga protested that he couldn't, but reassured Romin that she could always make a comeback in a Rush Duel. To Yuga's shock, Romin proceeded to do so with a card Yuga hadn't given to her; "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light", who boosted the ATK of all of Romin's monsters and allowed her to destroy Yuga's, reducing him to 600 LP. Yuga was caught completely off-guard and drew a dead hand, but gambled on using "Recovery Force" to shuffle "Sevens Road Magician" back into his Deck and attempt to re-draw it. Yuga succeeded, and he powered-up "Sevens Road Magician" and destroyed "Prima Guitarna", defeating Romin. Luke and Gakuto noted that Yuga could have won without using the "Elemental Road" effect of "Sevens Road", though Yuga claimed that an ace should battle an ace. Romin admitted that she'd enjoyed the Duel, so Yuga took out his tools to reset Kaizo for being rude.[6] Despite Romin's apparent innocence, Yuga still suspected that Romin was spying on him.[7]

Luke suggested making a Rush Dueling promo video, so Yuga rushed off to enlist Gakuto to film the video, though complications arose when Romin refused to sing for it. Yuga asked if Gakuto could sing the anthem, but this proved to be a poor idea due to Gakuto's tone-deafness. Despite their roadblocks, Yuga and Luke were able to produce a good video, which Yuga had Kaizo like several thousand times to boost its profile. He asked Gakuto if they could make time for Rush Dueling, but Gakuto instead announced his intentions to prohibit Rush Dueling. Yuga suggested that they settle the matter with a Duel, though Luke added the condition that Gakuto had to step down if he lost. Gakuto wanted to Duel right away, but they had to wait until after school when Gakuto finished his duties. Gakuto Dueled Yuga with his Sogetsu style, ahving Ranze and Rinnosuke carry out his moves, but only Set a single monster; Yuga subsequently brought out three monsters and swiftly reduced Gakuto to 2000 LP. Gakuto began arguing with Ranze as Yuga laughed in enjoyment at the Duel, prompting Rinnosuke to angrily ask if he was mocking them. Yuga clarified his intentions and stated he wanted to Duel the real Gakuto and urged him to enjoy the match. Gakuto Tribute Summoned his ace monster, "Fiendish Commander Yameruler", and used its effect to prevent them from Tribute Summoning Level 7 or higher monsters, sealing off "Sevens Road Magician" and reducing Yuga to 300 LP. Yuga was able to bypass the effect of "Yameruler" by Special Summoning "Sevens Road" with the effect of "Sevens Road Witch", destroying "Yameruler" and defeating Gakuto. He told Gakuto that he didn't need to step down as Luke had been selfish, but Gakuto stepped down anyway, though he soon regained his position after defeating Luke in the emergency election. Following Gakuto's re-election, Yuga modified Kaizo to stamp Gakuto's paperwork and ease his workload.[13]

Gakuto alerted Yuga and Luke to more Rush Duel videos being deleted, and Yuga noted that the Goha Corp were likely responsible. When they got to school that day, the Newspaper Club interviewed them; Yuga was open to the prospect as an analog medium would be more difficult for Goha Corp to censor. Romin warned Yuga that the Newspaper Club didn't have the best reputation; sure enough, the Newspaper Club published an article decrying Rush Duels as childish and simple. Although disheartened, Yuga was encouraged by the effect physical media seemed to have on the students, so they visited the Newspaper Club's office to have the article changed. The Newspaper Club refused, so Yuga implied that Goha Corp could shut the paper down, starling the club's chief, Bakuro Shinjitsu, into agreeing to Duel over the article's content. Yuga was eager to Rush Duel Bakuro, but Luke asked to Duel instead, so Yuga allowed him to. Before the Duel, Yuga was forced to restrain Kaizo after he began suggesting Romin should wear glasses like Nico did. Luke was pushed into a corner by Bakuro, worrying Gakuto and Romin, though Yuga still believed in Luke's chances to win the Duel. Luke was able to destroy Bakuro's "News Flash Machine Toughroids" and bring out "Dragias", defeating him. Bakuro, who had come to enjoy Rush Dueling, agreed to change the article, and Yuga was pleased to see its positive reception among the other students, though he wasn't happy to see that Luke had requested a photo painting him as lording over him, Gakuto and Romin.[8]

When Yuga arrived at school one morning, Luke showed him the newspaper, asking him to help come up with a name for his new column, but Yuya was horrified to see that the Tahayasty Restaurant was closing down, and he, Gakuto, Romin and Kaizo hurried to the restaurant. The despondent owner explained that he would be closing after making one last bowl of ramen due to competition from the new A.I. Restaurant, so Yuga decided to investigate the competition, though he was refused entry due to being considered a troublemaker, a system that impressed him. Gakuto was refused entry as well, so Yuga disguised Kaizo as a home delivery robot to allow him to infiltrate the Restaurant and learn of its talking points. Yuga suggested giving Tahayasty Restaurant a talking point of its own using various Roads, but all his attempts failed. Menzaburo Oomori then arrived, recognizing Yuga from the Goha 7th Newspaper despite being from Goha 3rd Elementary, and he expressed a desire to create rules of his own; impressing Yuga with how far the newspaper had reached. Menzaburo ordered the last bowl of ramen, unaware of its significance, so Yuga asked if he could have the bowl, as he liked the ramen from the restaurant, but after hearing that Yuga preferred udon, Menzaburo refused to give Yuga the last ramen unless he defeated him in a Rush Duel. Yuga quickly Summoned "Sevens Road Magician" against Menzaburo's "Masked Fiery Noodle" monsters, but Menzaburo reduced its ATK to prevent him from attacking, which the shopkeeper made the last ramen as they Dueled. Menzaburo launched a strong offensive on the next turn with his "Masked Fiery Noodle Jonin Gockboot", but Yuga was able to prevent "Sevens Road" from being destroyed and remain in the Duel. He combined "Sevens Road" with his "Road Magic" cards to reduce Menzaburo's LP and switch "Gockboot" to Defense Position, allowing him to increase the ATK of "Sevens Road" and use "Piercing!" against the 0 DEF "Gockboot" and defeat Menzaburo just as the last ramen was finished. Yuga offered to share it with everyone, but Luke had arrived and ate the ramen himself. Fortunately, the shopkeeper had been inspired by the Duel to continue making ramen, and with Menzaburo's help the restaurant became popular again. Having realized Menzaburo's wish to create his own Dueling rules was sincere, Yuga took him to the Hologram Man's chamber, only to find it empty.[3]

A new student, Mimi Atachi, transferred to Yuga and Romin's class, claiming to love Rush Dueling and that she had learned about Yuga and his friends through the Goha 7th Newspaper. Yuga was eager to befriend Mimi, but Gakuto and Luke were more suspicious as there were no records of Mimi's previous school. Mimi offered the group gifts to get to know them better, though Yuga refused Mimi's offer of cash. He took her to the Road Laboratory, but Mimi answered a call from a phone in her bag and left abruptly. Romin convinced Yuga to wait if Mimi returned to steal his notebook, and to Yuga's dismay, Mimi did indeed return and they caught her taking his notebook. Mimi claimed she had only wanted to know more about Rush Dueling, so Yuga offered to lend her the notebook, telling her she should have simply asked. Mimi abruptly refused to take the notebook, so they decided to settle the matter with a Rush Duel. Yuga brought out "Sevens Road Magician" early and combined it with "Piercing!" to deplete most of the LP Mimi had gained, but Mimi Summoned her ace monster "Dian Keto the Gold-digging Master" and reduced the ATK of "Sevens Road", allowing "Dian Keto" to destroy it, though Yuga was able to destroy Mimi's monsters with "Dark Liberation". He Tribute Summoned "Brave of Dawn, Lydacross" on his next turn, but this allowed Mimi to revive "Dian Keto", so Yuga combined "Lydracross" with "Hilt the Noble Arms Bearer", destroying "Dian Keto" then winning the Duel with direct attacks. As he'd won the Duel, Yuga lent Mimi his notebook, promising that she would love Rush Dueling even more after reading it.[9]

Yuga took Kaizo to investigate the Hologram Man's chamber with Gakuto and Luke, but they found no traces of the Relic that had projected the Hologram Man. As they left the chamber, they searched for a vending machine to help endure the day's heat, finding Romin having emptied one. As they headed for one across the street, they were opposed by Yoshio Atachi, who claimed to have a grudge against Luke and refused to let them near the vending machine unless Luke defeated him in a Rush Duel. Yoshio pushed Luke into a corner with his use of a Field Spell Card, revealing that his grudge stemmed from Luke's advice leading from his mother forbidding him to Rush Duel and threatening not to make his favorite napolitan spaghetti. He reduced Luke to 500 LP and destroyed "Dragias the Striking Dragon", but Luke was able to come back with "Dragonic Slayer" and destroy Yoshio's "Beast Gear World", defeating him. Yoshio expressed admiration over Rush Dueling afterwards and of Yuga after learning he'd created them, though Gakuto pointed out they still needed to convince Yoshio's mother to let him Rush Duel. Yuga offered to help with a Road, but Yoshio declined his offer after Luke asked if this was what he really wanted.[14]

Yuga tested a noise-cancelling Road made from a guitar at a construction site, hoping to cancel out the construction noise with another noise. Some time afterwards, Luke told him about "Gossie", a dinosaur that had apparently been created by the Goha Corporation which had appeared in the city. Eager to go on an adventure to find Gossie, Yuga modified Kaizo to detect an adventurous spirit, which led them to the Tahayasty Restaurant. They met the Goha 2nd Elementary Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club, led by Kan Hakubutsu, who was also looking for Gossie with the help of Hanto Goto and Kaseki Hotta. Kaseki suggested they team up, and Yuga enthusiastically agreed, though their search bore little fruit, despite Kaizo continuing to react. Gakuto eventually suggested that Gossie could be near the Relic, but after Luke and the Dueling & Dinosaur Club went to the bathroom, Luke returned and revealed that the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club were planning to use Gossie for money. Despite this, Yuga offered to tell them where the Relic was if Kan could defeat him in a Rush Duel. Kan accepted his challenge, beginning by swarming the field with Aqua monsters. Yuga was able to gain an early lead and destroy all of Kan's monsters, but Kan came back with his Dinosaur monsters, Summoning "Super King Rex" and destroying all of Yuga's monsters. Yuga noted that Kan's enthusiasm was genuine and unlike the duplicity he'd shown before, citing Kaizo's detection of Kan's adventurous spirit as proof. Kan agreed, and Hanto suggested they look at the construction site where Gossie had reportedly been spotted. This caused Yuga to realize that "Gossie" was likely a product of his noise-cancelling Road, and he suggested they stop looking for Gossie, as he didn't want to disappoint Kan and his friends, though Luke simply accepted Yuga's wish to stop and teamed up with the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club. Yuga decided to stop them by winning the Duel, and he brought out "Fullmeteor Impact" to destroy Kan's Dinosaurs. However, Kan was able to protect "Super King Rex" from destruction and increase its ATK to 4000, forcing Yuga to reduce its ATK and increase the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" high enough to defeat Kan. Despite Yuga's victory, Luke and the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club still went to the construction site and learned the truth behind Gossie, much to their anger. As they berated Yuga over the confusion he had inadvertently caused, Romin strummed the guitar and blasted them all with the sonic wave as no other sound was being inputted. To make it up to the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club, Yuga took them to the Hologram Man's chamber, where Hanto sneezed, revealing seven emblems that had been carved into the floor of the chamber.[15] Yuga enlisted the help of Kan, Hanto and Kaseki in examining the emblems, and they overlayed them to create the logo of the Seven Hells Hall, which Yuga theorized would be where the Relic would appear next.[4] Having taken note of Romin's apparent interest in the guitar that made up his noise-cancelling Road, Yuga began to modify it to function as a Duel Disk, terming it the Duel Guitar, while Luke and Gakuto examined photos of the emblems at the Road Laboratory. Luke's suggestion that one of the emblems resembled "Dragias" attracted Yuga's attention, but before they could examine the emblems more closely, Romin told them she was leaving and gave them VIP tickets to the weekend's RoaRomin concert at the Seven Hells Hall, and though he was initially hesitant, Yuga eagerly agreed to come, privately theorizing that the Hologram Man would appear due to the concert taking place on a full moon.[16][4]

Yuga finished the Duel Guitar before the concert and he and Kaizo joined Gakuto and Luke at the Seven Hells Hall, discussing the disused building's age. They met Romin in her dressing room, and Yuga presented the Duel Guitar to Romin, explaining why he'd made it and hoping she could enjoy both music and Rush Dueling with it. Gakuto had also brought Romin flowers, but Luke hadn't bought anything and rushed off to find something despite Romin's protests. He soon screamed in terror, and Yuga, Kaizo and Gakuto left Romin in her dressing room and left to find Luke, finding him sitting in a dark corridor. Luke seemed convinced Romin was in danger, and she had left the dressing room by the time they got back, though the concert began before they could look for Romin. They took their seats, and Mimi, who had come to watch the concert on her own, joined them in the VIP section as RoaRomin's leader and Romin's cousin Roa Kirishima took the stage and announced his intention to Rush Duel Yuga for the rights to Rush Duels and become the King of Duels. Yuga accepted Roa's challenge, as he didn't mind whether or not Rush Dueling belonged to him and saw the event as a publicity boost for the format. Roa suggested they have a three-vs.-three team Duel, so Luke volunteered to Duel first, facing RoaRomin's bassist, Ushiro Omaeno. Ushiro's ghost stories scared Yuga as he Summoned his Zombie monsters, but Yuga soon became distracted by the Duel, as Ushiro's monsters had zero ATK. Ushiro controlled the Duel, steadily depleting Luke's LP and restricting his move while scaring him by shouting his name, and eventually Luke realized that Ushiro was calling his name, not shouting "Behind You!" after Ushiro activated his "Behind You!" Trap. He was able to win by bringing out "Dragias" and "Shocklead Dragon", scoring one win for Yuga's team, though Roa promised the next Duel wouldn't be so easy.[16] Yuga volunteered to Duel, until Gakuto asked to be allowed to Duel. Gakuto's opponent was Romin, who claimed to have been spying on them of her own accord, and Kaizo once again sided with her, much to Yuga's irritation. Kaizo mocked Yuga for not realizing he was being spied on, prompting Yuga to confirm he'd been aware of Romin's duplicity and warn Roa not to blackmail Romin. Romin protested that she was acting of her own accord, though Yuga was more interested that Romin was using the Duel Guitar. Gakuto swiftly gained an early lead over Romin with "Fiendish Commander Yameruler", but Yuga noticed that Romin seemed hungry and tried to encourage her to eat the chocolate bar hidden in the Duel Guitar, though she was unable to hear him over her guitar playing. Menzaburo and his friends Nick Yagi and Sushiko Maki then arrived to cater for the event, and the abundance of food caused Romin to snap and Duel in a frenzied hunger. Yuga once again tried to get Romin to open the Duel Guitar's compartment, but she didn't hear him in her hunger and she defeated Gakuto, releasing the chocolate bar in her celebrations and catching it in her mouth. Romin returned to normal after eating the bar, and Yuga explained the guitar's function to her and asked what secret Roa was holding over her. Romin protested that it was nothing, as she couldn't tell him since it was a secret, confirming Yuga's suspicions that Romin was being blackmailed. Roa then declared that he and Yuga would Duel next.[7]

Before the Duel, Menzaburo and his friends apologized to Yuga for their role in Gakuto's defeat, though Yuga and Gakuto both reassured them that Roa wouldn't have taken two defeats lying down. Romin tried to warn Yuga that he couldn't win his Duel with Roa, though Yuga was confident that they wouldn't know until the Rush Duel ended. After Roa theatrically introduced them to the audience, they began their Duel, though Roa Set all the cards in his hand on his first turn and commented that Yuga didn't understand he couldn't win. Yuga replied that Roa was the one who didn't understand, asking what was so great about owning Rush Duels. On his turn, Yuga Summoned "Lydacross" and combined it with "Hilt" and "Hydro Magician" as he had against Mimi, something Luke praised as serious, though Roa claimed Yuga wasn't being serious if he didn't bring out "Sevens Road Magician". Yuga destroyed Roa's Set monsters and damaged his LP, though Roa was able to blunt the damage and force Yuga to draw a card with his "King's Management" Trap, asking if he'd drawn "Sevens Road". Yuga noted Roa's interest in his ace monster, and Roa asked where he'd got it, so Yuga recounted the tale of how he'd met Otes (whose image Roa had projected on the screen, informing his friends that Yuga had met him in the past). Roa emphasized that Otes had been disqualified and suggested that it had been due to "Sevens Road Magician" being an illegal card. One of the Tops of Hexagon then arrived and asked if Roa was sure if "Sevens Road" was illegal, though she was able to find any information on the card. Roa explained that if Yuga drew "Sevens Road Magician" he would lose, shocking Yuga for the first time. Though his friends began to doubt him, Luke rallied them to search for information on "Sevens Road Magician" and encouraged Yuga to keep Dueling. Roa then began using hand destruction techniques to force Yuga to draw more cards and amplify his chances of drawing "Sevens Road Magician" on his next turn, and he succeeded in doing so.[10]

As Yuga was about to be disqualified, the Relic emerged from the ground as Yuga had hoped it would. As the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club began examining the Relic, Yuga explained to his friends that he had theorized it would appear at the Hall, and his deductions were praised by the Hologram Man, who materialized from the Relic and confirmed that he was Otes. Yoshio then arrived with the Newspaper Club at Luke's request, and they played news footage of Otes's disqualification that clarified Otes had been disqualified for being a Goha employee; Otes himself confirmed that he had created "Sevens Road Magician" as an employee of Goha Corp and that it was a legal card, much to Yuga's joy. Roa was revealed to have been obstructing information on "Sevens Road Magician" on the web, and Romin noticed Roa in the footage of the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament, causing Yuga to realize that Roa's true goal had been to talk to Otes as well. Roa asked Otes why he hadn't been chosen to be King of Duels despite being at the tournament, though Luke claimed Roa's underhanded tactics disqualified him. Despite this, Yuga stated that Roa could still be the King and asked Otes if they could bet the title on the Rush Duel. Otes accepted Yuga's idea, but warned him that losing would prevent him from becoming the King of Duels. Continuing the Duel, Yuga Tribute Summoned "Sevens Road Witch" and used her effect to Special Summon "Sevens Road Magician", which unleashed the full power of its "Elemental Road" effect, though Roa negated its attack. Despite the setback, Yuga was pleased, as he felt the Rush Duel wouldn't have been as interesting if he'd won then. On his next turn, Roa reduced the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" and Tribute Summoned his own ace, "Royal Demon's Heavymetal", destroying "Sevens Road Witch" and absorbing her ATK and attacking "Sevens Road Magician", though Yuga was able to stay in the Duel with "Curtain of Sparks". On his next turn, Yuga drew "Sevens Road Mage" and was able to return "Sevens Road Magician" to his field, though Roa prevented "Sevens Road Magician" from using its special ability. Yuga took advantage of the high number of monsters Roa had sent to his Graveyard to lower the ATK of "Heavymetal", allowing him to defeat Roa. After the Duel, Yuga thanked Roa for the match, stating that it was the most exciting Duel he'd had. Roa agreed to Duel Yuga again at some point, and asked the crowd to congratulate him. The Relic then vanished into the ground before Goha could capture it, Otes telling Yuga that he had only taken his first steps to becoming the King of Duels. Yuga admitted that he hadn't been interested in the title before, but he was now as his road had set him on it. As Otes vanished, he told Yuga to look for the key to a new world. Later at the Road Laboratory, Luke and Gakuto were pressing Romin for the secret Roa had been holding over her, which Yuga had already deduced to be that she was tone-deaf, much to Romin's embarrassment.[4]


Romin and Gakuto came to Yuga for advice on how to get Luke to accept Romin's apology for spying on them while Yuga was working on a modification for the Duel Bicycle. Yuga wasn't surprised to hear Luke was being stubborn and suggested cooking something for him to apologize. He connected Kaizo to the Duel Bicycle and had Kaizo search Luke's favorite food, which was discovered to be curry rice, but after Romin thanked Kaizo it drove away in excitement with Yuga frantically running after it. He found Kaizo in Robot Mode Dueling against three Goha Corporation Drones combined into TO-3 mode and watched the Duel quietly. Kaizo eventually won the Duel, but then transformed back into the Duel Bicycle and remained unresponsive until Yuga suggested they check on Romin and flew off, leaving the drained Duel Bicycle behind. As they went to Roa Kirishima's apartment, where Romin was doing her cooking, they ran into Luke on the way, who asked if Yuga wanted to Duel. Yuga instead took the opportunity to take Luke to the apartment to get him to taste Romin's cooking, though Luke was not happy to see Romin and tried to leave until he smelled Romin's cooking. Yuga was quite surprised to see the curry Romin had made was blue, but Luke seemed to enjoy it and Yuga eventually tried some as well, admitting that it was unusual, but tasted nice. After Luke dubbed it "Dragias Curry", Romin added more spices to the curry, but this resulted in the entire apartment becoming filled with blue curry.[17]

As Yuga was rebuilding his Deck at school after almost being late one day, Kaizo came to him, Luke, Romin and Gakuto with news of the Relic's next location. Kaizo took them to the harbor, claiming the Relic would appear on an island, and they boarded a ship that was heading there. To their shock, the ship's captain, Nanami Maguro, informed them that they were on the Goha Fishing Elementary and would not return for a month. The Duel Bicycle was then fished out of one of Maguro's nets in Robot Mode, much to Yuga's surprise, and he admitted it was one of his Roads, but this made Maguro think Yuga had thrown it into the ocean and he challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel. Maguro gained a field advantage with his "Big Ocean" Field Spell, which reduced the ATK of all non-WATER monsters, so Yuga tried to counter him with his own WATER monster, "Hydro Magician". However, Maguro countered him with "Killer Bite Ball", and retrieved the Trap Card from his Graveyard on his next turn while Setting another, and Tribute Summoned his ace monster "Hydrocannon Big Magurom", launching an attack that would wipe Yuga out. Fortunately, Yuga was able to increase his LP enough to survive the attacks, but he was still worried that he wouldn't be able to win despite his friends' support. He Tribute Summoned "Lightning Bolcondor" on his next turn and used its effect to reduce the ATK of Maguro's monsters low enough to destroy them and wipe Maguro out. After the Duel, Maguro warmly congratulated Yuga on his victory despite the disadvantage he faced and he admitted he didn't believe Yuga capable of pollution. Yuga explained he wasn't sure why the Duel Bicycle was in the ocean and he examined a memory fragment in it, learning that Kaizo's data had been stolen, with only a fragment remaining in the Duel Bicycle, while a fake had been inserted in Kaizo's body. Realizing that must have happened when he found Kaizo Dueling the Drones. Maguro then confirmed the island the Relic was supposed to appear on did not exist, and the fake Kaizo then left as it had been discovered, returning to Goha City. Fortunately, Yuga had placed a transmitter in Kaizo earlier due to him running off all the time, and Maguro gave them a lift back to the shore on a speedboat, a ride Yuga didn't have the stomach for.[18]

Once they were back on shore, Yuga took the Duel Bicycle with him on a trolley and tracked Kaizo's body through the city on his phone, eventually arriving at the A.I. Restaurant.[18] Although Gakuto was worried they wouldn't be able to get in, Luke spotted Mimi entering the restaurant and asked for her help to get in. As he couldn't bring the Duel Bicycle into the restaurant, Yuga transferred the remains of Kaizo's data into the seat and brought it with him, thanking Mimi for her help. After Mimi went to the bathroom, Luke consumed dozens of plates of food, resulting in a bill of 666,666 yen due to the special 66 yen price expiring, and he and Romin argued over whose fault it was before Luke ran off. Unable to pay the bill, Yuga, Romin and Gakuto were put to work washing dishes under Arata Arai, but Romin accidentally broke a stack of plates, adding even more to their fee. Arai offered to forget about the bill if they could defeat him in a Rush Duel, which he called a stain on Dueling, so Romin accepted his challenge under the condition that she would have to wash dishes for the rest of her life if she lost. Although Romin quickly brought out "Prima Guitarna of the Colorful Light", Arai was able to weaken it by continually re-using his "White Foam - Bleach Motor" Spell, which Yuga deduced to be due to cheating with a function of his Duel Disk. He accused Arai of cheating, but Arai denied it until Luke revealed he and Mimi had been watching the Duel and Luke used his Pauli effect power to deactivate the cheating function, allowing Romin to survive the turn. As Luke gloated over saving Romin, she went into a rage and defeated Arai; Yuga realized that frustration could also set Romin off and this time it had been due to wanting to cry happily over Luke saving her. Yuga then heard Arai confess he'd seen Kaizo's body fly through a door in the hallway, which Yuga was able to unlock with his Duel Disk.[19]

Once they entered, they were greeted by Nail Saionji.[19] Nail explained that he oversaw Goha Duels and had the data of Kaizo, which he would return if they could defeat the Duelists in the Garden of Providence, though their Duel accounts would be deleted if they lost six times. Before Nail left, Yuga asked if any of his other Duelists would cheat as Arai had and if Nail couldn't just delete the accounts of anyone who Rush Dueled; Nail replied that was not his providence and commented that Yuga was as expected of someone that Otes had chosen. Yuga and his friends quickly found the first Duelist, Schrödinger Nekoyama, and though Yuga was eager to Duel him, Luke asked to be allowed to Duel, so Yuga agreed. However, despite Luke Summoning two high-Level Dragons on his first turn, Nekoyama's "Lost Cat" Trap forced Luke to guess the card type of the top card of his Deck to make his attack succeed, and the notion stressed Luke out considerably. Nekoyama further added to Luke's worries with his Schrödinger's cat philosophy, which Yuga recognized. After Luke was reduced to 100 LP, Gakuto asked Luke if he was worried over whether Yuga would give him the title of King of Duels and encouraged him to ask Yuga himself. Yuga confirmed that even though Luke was his friend, he wouldn't give him the title of King of Duels, though he encouraged Luke to try attain it himself. Emboldened by this and vowing to take his own "daor", Luke used "Bunker Strike the Thrustriking Dragon" to confirm the top cards of his Deck and allow his attacks to go through, but after "Dragias the Striking Dragon" reduced Nekoyama to 100 LP he activated "Lost Cat" anyway. Although Luke had forgotten the order he'd returned his cards in, he was able to guess correctly and defeat Nekoyama, who was dropped down a trapdoor by Nail for losing. Nail then returned Yuga and his friends to the surface, telling them to return the next day, though Yuga believed they would still come out on top.[20]

Yuga tinkered with Kaizo the next day, confirming to Romin that he wouldn't even be able to return Kaizo to a normal Drone without his original data, though he entertained the idea of creating another Kaizo, much to the displeasure of the original. Yuga then took Luke, Romin and Gakuto to the Hologram Man's chamber to search for clues to the "key" that Otes had mentioned, though Romin had to leave. As Yuga and Gakuto discussed whether Otes and Nail had a connection, a trapdoor opened beneath them and dropped them into the Garden of Providence where Luke had Dueled Nekoyama. Nail appeared to them over hologram, confirming that they were continuing from where they had left off. Yuga asked Nail if the "key" was in the Garden, though Nail had no knowledge of the "key" despite Luke's belief he was lying. Yuga deduced that Nail's haven was likely under the Goha Corporation Main Office (despite Luke's intuition pointing him the other way) and he and Gakuto led the way following Gakuto's GPS. They eventually encountered Getta Taira, RoaRomin's drummer, and Romin and Roa arrived, having also been brought to the Garden, and Getta explained he had left RoaRomin and joined Nail due to Roa mistreating him. Yuga was eager to Duel Getta, but Roa decided to Duel Getta instead. Yuga was impressed by both Duelists' strategies and flair, and he watched as Getta pushed Roa into a corner. Roa then sang a song to Getta about how he was his friend, before defeating him with "Royal Demon's Invasion". After Getta's loss Nail dropped him down a trapdoor as he had Nekoyama, but Roa tried to save his friend, claiming he was hopeless without him. Romin then revealed to Yuga, Luke and Gakuto that Roa had wanted to ask Yuga to make a high-performance drumming robot, a fact that Luke blurted out despite their efforts to stop him and that caused Getta to refuse Roa's help and swear revenge. After they were returned to the surface, Roa departed, and Yuga asked if he still wanted him to make the drumming robot. Roa amended his request to a drum-shaped Duel Disk, though he denied waiting for Getta to return.[21] That night Yuga dreamed of the Dueling robot again when it came to help him open the door to a new world that Otes had mentioned, and he decided that was the key Otes had asked him to find, waking up and beginning work on the blueprints immediately, though he tripped over the charging Kaizo.[22]

Yuga named his concept the "Super Rush Robot", and he told Luke, Romin and Gakuto about it the next day. Romin suggested Yuga needed to dispose of some of his useless Roads, though Yuga denied that any of them were useless, including Kaizo, who he intended to use as the cooling system in the robot's crotch, much to Kaizo's displeasure. Kaizo hopped out of the Road Laboratory in a huff, and when Yuga and the others followed him out, they found four Comforting Harmonious Massage Chairs that Luke quickly convinced them to try. However, as soon as they did they were taken into the Garden of Providence, where Yuga was challenged to a Rush Duel by Sebastian, the A.I. that operated Nail's massage chair. Sebastian vowed to put Yuga in his rightful place, while Yuga was impressed by Sebastian's Robot Mode. Sebastian only Summoned three 0 ATK monsters on his first turn, and though Yuga brought out enough monsters to defeat him, Sebastian destroyed all of their monsters and forced them to discard cards from their Deck with "Collapse Chair". Sebastian lectured Yuga on the importance of chairs and the worth of humans that sat on them, denouncing Yuga as only worthy of sitting on a bicycle seat like the one Kaizo was contained in, combining "Throne of Darkness" and "Dayu the Dark King of Chairs" to raise the ATK of the latter to 4000. Yuga was able to survive the attack with "Curtain of Sparks", and he brought out "Sevens Road Magician" on his next turn. Angered at being unable to finish Yuga off, Sebastian returned "Sevens Road Magician" to Yuga's hand with "Power of Throne" and hid it in Kaizo, then hid the rest of the cards in Yuga's hand in duplicates of Kaizo, challenging him to pick Kaizo out from the copies to Special Summon "Sevens Road Magician" back to his field. He revealed that he had been the one who stole Kaizo's data and taunted Yuga over the fear Kaizo had felt when he did, much to Yuga's anger. Yuga's friends insisted Kaizo wasn't useless, and Yuga declared that he'd be able to find his own Road, successfully picking him out of the copies and returning "Sevens Road Magician" to his field. He defeated Sebastian, who began to repeat himself as Yuga and the others were returned to the surface. Afterwards Yuga moved Kaizo in his designs of the Super Rush Robot, but to the robot's posterior as a deodorizer, much to Kaizo's dismay.[22]

Yoshio asked Luke for advice at school one day, but after he did, they were all dropped into the Garden of Providence to Duel Number Six, the Goha executive who had appeared during Yuga's Duel with Roa. Yuga was eager to Duel her, but lost the game of Rock-paper-scissors they played to decide to Yoshio, who had fallen into the Garden with them. By this point, Yuga had suspected that Number Six was really Mimi, and his suspicions were confirmed when she used Mimi's Bubble Era monsters to gain LP on her first turn, something Romin and Gakuto also noticed, though Luke remained oblivious. Although Yoshio was unable to make use of his Field Spell as he had against Luke, he was able to destroy all of Mimi's monsters and inflict significant damage, Mimi brought out "Dian Keto the Gold-digging Master" on her next turn and destroyed all of Yoshio's monsters, reducing him to 100 LP and urging him to surrender. Yoshio refused to do so, as he wanted to find his dreams in the Duel, and he dreamed to be as strong as his mother, who still had big dreams even as an adult. He defeated Mimi with "King Convoy Ligeon, Conqueror of the Beast Gear World", but passed out after his victory and Number Six caught him as her helmet shattered, revealing that she was indeed Mimi, though Yuga had not expected that she was also Yoshio's mother. They were all then penalized, which Nail explained was due to the system recognizing her as one of Yuga's friends. After they returned to the surface, Mimi asked them not to divulge her identity to Yoshio and admitted that she had been happy to be called Yuga's friend, though she would still oppose them as a Goha employee.[23] Yuga explained the situation to Yoshio at school the next day, while keeping Mimi's identity secret from her son.[24]

After school, Yuga called all his friends who had also been penalized by Mimi's loss to the Road Laboratory so he could explain what had happened. To his joy, everyone volunteered to help him, but he, Luke and Gakuto were then dropped into the Garden of Providence again, with Romin and Menzaburo also falling in with them. They encountered "Advisor M", who Yuga realized was Mimi, and she told them that Nail's haven was in the Gate of Providence. After three hours of fruitless searching, Menzaburo found the Space House ramen shop ran by Noodle Sorako, who claimed to be an alien. After Sorako served them ramen, she challenged them to a Duel, which Menzaburo accepted. Menzaburo gained an early lead, but the damage she took caused Sorako to reveal that her ship was powered by her LP, much to Yuga's shock. Sorako pushed Menzaburo into a corner, and Gakuto and Luke realized he was worrying over something. Menzaburo blurted out that he couldn't decide whether to win the Duel, or spare Sorako and travel outer space with her in search of ramen. Yuga admitted he would chose outer space, but it was Menzaburo's decision to make and his road to take. Reinvigorated by his new road, Menzaburo defeated Sorako, who bid them goodbye before being retrieved by her mothership. Yuga was unfazed by the revelation that Sorako may have been an alien after all, and suggested they continue looking for the Gate of Providence.[24]

Luke decided to treat his friends to a meal at the A.I. Restaurant using the coupons Mimi had given him, though his power caused some difficulties around the restaurant. While they were eating, Yuga asked Luke about his wristwatch, as he had been thinking about Luke's power and how he'd never stopped his Duel Disk from working when he Dueled. As Luke gave Yuga the wristwatch, a waiter Drone splashed water on Luke and took him away to clean him up. After Luke had been gone for a while, the holograms in their VIP room began to break down, and their screens showed Luke Rush Dueling Arai, who was cheating again and forcing Luke to draw cards. Romin and Gakuto believed Luke would be fine, as he could use his power to stop Arai's cheating, but Yuga explained he believed the power was connected to his wristwatch. After Yuga and Gakuto failed to get the door open themselves, Yuga was able to use Kaizo to lever the door open and they managed to get to the dishwashing room as Arai prepared to Deck out Luke. Yuga tried to invoke the power of Luke's watch, but he, Romin and Gakuto were all unable to, so Luke decided to defeat Arai with skill instead, and he was able to stop Arai's combo with a Trap Card, then defeat him on his next turn with three of his ace monsters. After the Duel, Yuga tricked Arai into revealing where the Gate of Providence was and Luke used his power to open the reinforced door, causing Yuga to note that only Luke seemed to be able to use the watch on command. Arai was dropped down a trapdoor by Nail, and Yuga and his friends headed to the Gate of Providence.[25]

When they reached the Gate, all of them expected to face a challenge, but to Yuga's surprise the Gate contained a street of shops staffed by Drones, selling products branded with Nail's philosophy of providence. Gakuto suggested they use the shops to learn more about Nail, a sentiment the Drones encouraged, so Yuga began asking around at the shops, only to have difficulty with the strange definitions and products the Drones had, including a blank fortune that a Drone told Yuga represented the destiny he had to make for himself. After briefly seeing himself with his "Sevens Road" monsters and "Blue-Eyes White Dragon", Yuga believed he had gained some understanding of Nail's providence and Nail himself despite his friends' confusion over the subject and he became even more eager to Rush Duel Nail. They entered Nail's haven to find it in ruins, though this was quickly revealed to be Solid Vision as Nail and Sebastian came out to meet them. Leaving Kaizo with Romin, Yuga admitted he had come to understand Nail's providence and wanted to Rush Duel him, though to his surprise Nail claimed they wouldn't be able to have that Duel, as Yuga had no chance of winning. Nail started simply with his "Femtron" and two Set cards, which Yuga tried to destroy with "Wave Crest Madoor", though Nail used "Trap Hole" to save his other Trap. Yuga Tribute Summoned "Sevens Road Magician" and increased its ATK significantly, inflicting severe damage to Nail, though he simply used his other Trap, "Quantum Hole", to draw more cards. Nail claimed that everything was under they sway of all creation, and that this was providence, continually Summoning monsters and cycling through his cards. He told Yuga that providence created everything in the universe, shocking Yuga, and proceeded to perform a Maximum Summon to bring out "Yggdrago the Heavenly Emperor Dragon Tree‎‎‎‎", terrifying Yuga. "Yggdrago" destroyed "Sevens Road Magician" and defeated Yuga in one attack, bringing him to his knees.[26] Nail explained that he had installed Maximum Summoning by using the code gap that Yuga had left in the code of Rush Dueling and sent them back to the surface, leaving them all with two penalties.[11]

Although his friends promised to help him find a way to defeat Maximum Summoning, Yuga left Kaizo and his phone at the Road Laboratory and went walking through the city. He found himself at Roa's apartment, and Romin called Roa looking for Yuga, so Yuga asked Roa to conceal his presence. Roa agreed to, and he asked Yuga to tell him about Maximum Summoning, having learned that Nail used it to defeat him. Yuga explained about the code gap he'd left, having intended for more fun rules to be added, and Roa suggested he was frustrated at having the opportunity stolen. Roa derided the man who had been chosen by Otes losing his resolve over a single loss, and despite Yuga trying to laugh it off as bad luck, Roa grabbed Yuga by the collar and angrily asked if this was all his desire to become King of Duels amounted to. Soon afterwards both of them were penalized three more times, and Yuga worried that his friends were in trouble a rushed back to the Road Laboratory, apologizing to Roa as he left. Yuga found Luke, Gakuto and Romin at the Road Laboratory and apologized to them, but was shocked to learn they had all Dueled and defeated Otes to find a way to defeat Maximum, causing the penalties. They asked Yuga to accept their feelings of resolve and encouraged him to win, and Yuga agreed.[11] To Yuga's shock, his friends suggested he install Maximum Summoning himself to combat Nail's, and they offered their own Duel ID cards to him to rewrite them into Maximum Monsters. Yuga refused, as he didn't want to erase his friends' accounts, something they found amusing as they had assumed Yuga would eagerly agree to their proposition. Luke reassured Yuga that protecting Rush Dueling was more important, even more than his own dream of becoming the King of Duels, and he told Yuga that he wanted to see what lay beyond his road. Convinced by his friends' wishes, Yuga hacked into their Duel Disks and Romin's Duel Guitar to enable voice command mode, allowing them to eject the cards once Gakuto took out the Goha Corporation Drone that tried to penalize them. Yuga added his friends' ID cards to his Deck, planning to rewrite them during his next Duel using Real-Time Rush Duel Programming.[27]

Yuga took his friends and Kaizo to the Goha Duel Museum as he had always wanted to go, something Gakuto suggested was in case he lost to Nail again. As they visited the Duel History exhibit, Nail approached them, admitting he hadn't expected to see them here. After Nail made some disparaging remarks about Luke and told them to enjoy the Duel Museum while they could, Yuga challenged Nail to a Duel, revealing his five penalties and warning Nail that they didn't intend to let him end Rush Dueling. Nail accepted Yuga's challenge, declaring that this would be the last Rush Duel. Wary of Nail's "Yggdrago", Yuga played defensively with "Bascule the Moving Fortress" and prepared "Magiquartet Shock" to destroy "Yggdrago" when Nail Summoned it. Nail told Yuga that his roads and Rush Dueling were insignificant compared to providence, and he quickly amassed the cards he needed to Maximum Summon "Yggdrago", taking them to the roof of the Goha Main Office to continue the Duel. Yuga attempted to destroy "Yggdrago" with "Magiquartet Shock", but "Yggdrago" proved to be immune to his Trap and Nail explained that a Maximum Monster was three monsters combined as one, with three effects as a result. Nail used the second effect of "Yggdrago" to destroy "Bascule" as he had "Sevens Road Magician" in their last Duel, and switched Yuga's "Stray Familiar" into Attack Position with the final effect of "Yggdrago", though Yuga was able to survive unscathed with his "Trick Guard". Though he had survived the turn, Yuga knew that conventional means wouldn't be enough for him to defeat Nail and he had no choice but to use his own Maximum. To his relief, he drew his friends' three Duel ID cards on his next turn, and they were rewritten into his Maximum Monsters. Showing the cards to Nail, Yuga explained how his friends had entrusted their accounts to him, but then his Real-Time Rush Duel Programming began to take a toll on his Duel Disk. Kaizo then leapt out of Romin's arms and indicated that Yuga should use him to complete his installation. Yuga was initially reluctant, as doing so would erase Kaizo, but after Kaizo hit him over the head and indicated Nail, Yuga remembered that winning the Duel would return Kaizo's original data, Yuga connected him to his Duel Disk, stabilizing the installation. Yuga's friends then joined him in Maximum Summoning his new Maximum Monster, "Super Magitek Deity Magnum Over Road".[27]


Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo[edit]

Yuga and Luke strike up a fast friendship, though they initially butt heads over whether to keep Rush Dueling a secret; Yuga wanted to spread it to everyone, while Luke wanted to keep it secret. Yuga resorted to livestreaming his and Luke's Rush Duel over the matter, so he was able spread word of it even though Luke defeated him. Yuga quickly adjusts to Luke, becoming familiar with his Dueling skills and eccentricities. Yuga initially has no interest in becoming the King of Duels, but once he does gain interest in the title he impresses on Luke that while he wouldn't give him the title, he encourages him to attain it himself.

Gakuto Sogetsu[edit]

Initially Yuga only saw Gakuto as a source of authority to avoid or rebel against, while Gakuto saw Yuga as a rule-breaker requiring discipline. After Gakuto experienced Yuga's Rush Dueling however, he gradually became open to the concept, though he did at one point try to ban the format. Yuga encourages Gakuto to enjoy Rush Dueling, and often confers with him on more serious topics. Over time the two of them became better friends, offering each other support when needed.

Romin Kirishima[edit]

Although Romin is the only one of his main group of friends that is in his class, Yuga pays her little mind compared his other friends until Luke raises the possibility of her spying on them. Although this assumption was apparently disproven, Yuga still suspected that Romin was spying on him and eventually became aware enough to confirm it. He does not hold this against her due to her cousin Roa's role in blackmailing Romin, and asks Roa not to continue to do so. However, he also cheerfully dropped the material Roa had been holding over Romin without warning, much to her embarrassment. Yuga took notice when Romin seemed to like the guitar he had used for a noise-cancelling Road and modified it into a Duel Guitar for her despite knowing she was spying on him, including a candy bar receptacle in the Duel Guitar for Romin when she got hungry. Romin in turn had grown fond of Yuga and tried to dissuade him from Dueling Roa, knowing what he had set up. After Yuga defeated Roa and deduced Romin's secret of being tone-deaf (much to her embarrassment), the two of them have remained friends, with Romin appreciating Yuga for treating her normally despite knowing of her deception.


Yuga was the one who modified Kaizo from the Goha Corporation Drone that it initially was, but the two express dissatisfaction for one another early on. Kaizo is very smitten with Romin Kirishima and supports her over Yuga multiple times, prompting Yuga to try and reset Kaizo, to no avail. Yuga for his part considers Kaizo a failure because of this trait, and has little hesitation about modifying Kaizo for the task at hand, often to its detest. When Kaizo's original data is stolen by Nail Saionji, the remnants try to warn Yuga of being stranded by the fake Kaizo. After encountering Nail, Kaizo worries that Yuga shows little urgency in retrieving his original data, and was angered by the embarrassing locations that Yuga placed him in the blueprints of the Super Rush Robot. However, when Yuga learned that Sebastian stole Kaizo's original data he reacts with anger and defends Kaizo after Sebastian insults him.

Roa Kirishima[edit]

Roa functions as one of Yuga's main rivals, as he was present at the event where Yuga was given "Sevens Road Magician" and passed over as the candidate to become the next King of Duels. Yuga by comparison only learned of Roa's existence through Romin's espionage. Although Yuga does not like Roa's more manipulative actions, citing a dislike of his blackmail of Romin in particular, he does not seem to hold this against him too much, as he freely tells Roa that he could still become the King of Duels. Yuga later seeks advice from Roa following his defeat by Nail and Roa offered him criticism and encouraged him not to lose again.

Nail Saionji[edit]

Nail's mysterious demeanor and "providence" intrigues Yuga from the moment they meet, and Yuga is often quick to justify Nail's actions that his friends find underhanded as he senses that Nail acts out of a sense of duty rather than malice. As Yuga learns more about Nail's unusual view of the world and providence in particular, he becomes eager to Rush Duel him. However, Nail's explanations about what providence are put Yuga more and more ill at ease as their Rush Duel continues, and he is left shocked and terrified by Nail's Maximum Summon. The two of them share a mutual respect for each other and their ideals.


Yuga calls the inventions that he creates "Roads". The following are the known Roads he has created.

  • Rush Dueling. Yuga claims this is his greatest Road.
  • Kaizo (modified from a Goha Corporation Drone). Yuga claims that Kaizo is a failed Road due to his admiration of Romin Kirishima. He modifies Kaizo for several different functions depending on the task at hand.
  • Duel Bicycle. Yuga later modifies this Road to be compatible with Kaizo.
  • Super Rush Robot (conceptual stage). Yuga believes this to be the "key to open a door to a new world" that Otes mentioned to him after seeing it in his dreams.
  • Lie Detectorinator. A lie detector suspended from a fishing rod, though it is not entirely successful and can be disabled by questions.
  • A capsule capable of hairstyling, though it seems to be overly powerful.
  • Rotating chairs intended to give the Tahayasty Restaurant a talking point, though Gakuto, Romin and Kaizo declared them unsuccessful.
  • Mannequins that can be linked to a single human to give the impression of more people than are actually present.
  • An unknown Road to help the Tahayasty Restaurant that Gakuto and Romin stopped Yuga from making.
  • Several half-finished Roads in the Road Laboratory with unknown purposes.
  • Duel Guitar. Yuga initially designed this Road as a noise-canceling device that uses the guitar as the base, which functions by cancelling a loud noise with another. If the guitar is strummed however, it produces a significantly powerful sonic wave. Yuga later modifies this into its present form after seeing Romin Kirishima appreciate it and gives it to her.


Birth of Rush Duels[edit]

Yuga uses a Spellcaster Deck, composed of monsters with varying Attributes to facilitate the effect of his ace monster, "Sevens Road Magician", which he was given by Otes. He also includes several Spells to increase the ATK of his monsters and that require precise manipulation of the cards in his hand and Graveyard to activate, including the "Road Magic" series of Spells. Though Yuga's Deck is largely composed of Spellcasters, he also includes a small number of monsters of other Types.[1][2]



After his Duel against Roa Kirishima and his acceptance of the right to the title of King of Duels, Yuga rebuilds his Deck. He still uses a Spellcaster Deck, and his overall strategy has not changed; he includes a wide variety of monsters of different Attributes to increase the ATK of "Sevens Road Magician" in addition to cards that take advantage of these Attributes. He also includes a wider variety of monsters of other Types, including a new ace monster, "Lightning Bolcondor", which can take advantage of the opponent only controlling a singular Attribute.

When Yuga is defeated by Nail Saionji using Maximum Summoning, his friends convince him to rewrite their Duel ID cards into Maximum Monsters of his own using Real-Time Rush Duel Programming. Yuga subsequently does so during his second Duel with Nail, creating the second known Maximum Monster: "Super Magitek Deity Magnum Over Road".



Opponent Episode(s) Outcome
Hologram Man 1 Win
Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo 2 Lose
Romin Kirishima 3 Win
Gakuto Sogetsu 4 Win
Menzaburo Oomori 6 Win
Mimi Atachi 7 Win
Kan Hakubutsu 9 Win
Roa Kirishima 12-13 Win
Nanami Maguro 15 Win
Sebastian 19 Win
Nail Saionji 23 Lose
Nail Saionji 25-26 Win


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Satchmo (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | The Next Yu-Gi-Oh! Anime". YGOrganization. Retrieved December 22, 2019. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 NeoArkadia (December 21, 2019). "The Organization | More Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS Information!". Retrieved December 22, 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 6: "I Beg Your Noodle! Ramen Duel!"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 13: "Another King"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 1: "Let's Go! Rush Duel!"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 3: "Romin's Secret"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 11: "No More Holding Back!"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 5: "Luke, a Manly Battle"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 7: "The Transfer Student Is an Elementary Schooler?"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 12: "The Forbidden Ace"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 24: "Resolve"
  12. 12.0 12.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 2: "The Man Who Possesses a Demon"
  13. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 4: "Farewell, Student Council President!"
  14. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 8: "Post-Apocalypse and Napolitan"
  15. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 9: "Wonderful Jurassic"
  16. 16.0 16.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 10: "A Terrifying Ghost Story Duel"
  17. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 14: "Romin's Kitchen"
  18. 18.0 18.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 15: "Setting Sail! Goha Fisheries Elementary"
  19. 19.0 19.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 16: "The Man Who Washes Duels"
  20. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 17: "The Cat in the Garden of Providence"
  21. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 18: "Sorry, Gett-A Chance"
  22. 22.0 22.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 19: "The One Who Is a Throne"
  23. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 20: "It's Tough Being an Adult"
  24. 24.0 24.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 21: "Close Encounters of the Noodle Kind"
  25. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 22: "The Sealed Devil"
  26. Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 23: "What Lies Beyond Providence"
  27. 27.0 27.1 Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 25: "Dreams, Courage, and Friendship"


  1. This card is discarded to activate the effect of "Mystic Dealer" in episode 1.
  2. This card is discarded to activate the effect of "Road Magic - Explosion" in episode 6
  3. This card is seen in Yuga's Graveyard in episode 13
  4. Two copies can be seen in Yuga's hand in episode 13
  5. This card is sent to the GY by the effect of "Sevens Road Magician" in episode 19.
  6. This card is sent to the GY by the effect of "Sevens Road Magician" in episode 23.
  7. This card was created by rewriting Luke's Duel ID card in episode 25. It was removed from Yuga's Deck in episode 26.
  8. This card was created by rewriting Romin Kirishima's Duel ID card in episode 25. It was removed from Yuga's Deck in episode 26.
  9. This card was created by rewriting Gakuto Sogetsu's Duel ID card in episode 25. It was removed from Yuga's Deck in episode 26.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 This card is sent to the GY by the effect of "Collapse Chair" in episode 19.