Posted Jan 1, 2004 @ 12:29 PM
Duel 35: Board Game Deathmatch. It's Yuugi vs. Mokuba in a game of Capsule Monster Chess, with the loser to face "the Experience of Death." Mokuba cheats the exact same way he did in their previous game, by rigging the random monster distributor to give him strong creatures and Yuugi weak ones. Fortunately for Yuugi, he's much better at strategy than the younger Kaiba. By exploiting the abilities of both his and Mokuba's monsters, (and a bit of luck) Yuugi is able to win.
Duel 36: Battle Beyond Hope. With his match against Mokuba over, Yuugi prepares to move on to the next level. Mokuba is unable to accept his loss, with good reason. Seto (via closed-circuit TV) chews him out for being such a loser, and activates the "Experience of Death." For those who might not recall, that's being stuck in a glass box, and bombarded by holographic images of horrific monsters attacking you. It sent Yuugi's grandfather to the hospital. Yuugi pulls Mokuba out of the box. When asked why, he states that he could not have won the match if he didn't have friends pulling for him.
Mokuba pulls out a picture of himself and Seto playing chess at the orphanage, and realizes how very wrong things have gotten. Meanwhile, Jonouchi and Anzu are being shown to their seats in the final arena. Jonouchi, his confidence boosted by Yuugi's easy win in the last chapter, acts cool and uses his pickpocketing skills to steal a goon's cell phone. He then contacts the hospital where Gramps was taken. Hey, a rare Hanasaki appearance! (Kid who's wimpier than Yuugi, big fan of American superhero comics.) The surgery isn't going too well, and Honda isn't answering his cell either.
Okay, we're finally into the first episode of the dub, so this part shouldn't need spoilers. Yuugi and Kaiba exchange glares, then shuffle and cut each other's decks. Yuugi leads with Winged Dragon, Guardian of the Fortress (1400/1200). Kaiba counters with Hitotsu-Me Giant (1200/1000) in attack position. Winged Dragon easily smashes it, costing Kaiba 200 life points, but the young bazillionaire doesn't seem at all worried. To be continued....
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 2:26 AM
Forget a movie...what about showing it a la Kajin Big Battel? Get actos to play the duelists, and guys in monster suits. Camp fun for everyone.
Posted Jan 3, 2004 @ 1:27 PM
(First episode in the block is the conclusion of Kaiba vs. Kentucky Fried Jinzo.)
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Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 1:42 PM
What I didn't like was how easily Mokuba was swayed by Noa. Sure, Noa brainwashed him with the glowy red eyes, but Mokuba doubted Kaiba before Noa did that. Mokuba doesn't care that Kaiba beat him in a plot to take over Kaiba Corp., but one obviously fake image of Kaiba "leaving him" makes him doubt how much Kaiba cares about him? Terrible. The half-reveal we got about Noa's identity wasn't a high point for me, either, since I'd read spoilers long ago.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 2:01 PM
Anyways, was I the only one who was hoping that Jinzo would have taken over Kaiba's body? Even If it had only been for one episode? Because Kaiba with a southern accent would have just been comedy gold.
Edited by DiamondVamp86, Jan 10, 2004 @ 2:13 PM.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 2:06 PM
Not a bad episode, overall. I thought the attack from four of the Big 5 was the real highlight. One thing kind of irked me though. If the duel monster cards and powers can be summoned outside of a duel, why the hell would Joey play a bunch of weak monsters against a bunch of guys that want to steal his body and identity? Probably just a personal nitpick of mine. I'd have loved to see Joey, Serenity, and Tristan go all out in a full-on battle with monsters, magic, and traps, but I doubt that would have flown with the network. Oh well.
At least we got to see SuperEvil!Marik again. I'd almost forgotten about the resident psycho for a while. His reappearance makes me wonder what's up with Odeon, Ishizu, and Mai on the blimp.
Edited by Mysteris, Jan 10, 2004 @ 2:08 PM.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 2:41 PM
(Anybody else notice Tea's (Anzu) changing figure? Sometime's she's Jennifer Love Hewitt, sometime's she's Jennifer Walcott. Sometime's she's just drawn by Jim Lee.)
In the Japanese episode Tristan/Honda rubbed his robot hair-boner right in her chest and said to himself her breasts were as soft as "Candy Floss". I guess you can't digitally turn Serenity's boobs into a dark energy disk or anything. Ah well. This was was of those "So.Much.Talking." episodes I can do without. Just fight, already!
Lantern, I know you have one of your hilarious recaps ready.
SuperEvil!Marik:"Fuck this waiting around shit. Where's the Pringles and the Sam Adams light? Do they have ESPN in this shithole, or not?"
"Ishizu, get your ass in the kitchen and make me some pie!" (CartmanSuperEvil!Marik)
Why injection fairy lily doesn't ride a rocket
These are a direct link to individual episodes on a webpage that's slow to update, somebody posted the main link about two months ago. The guy seems to be working on translations in a very odd order. Some of it is very spoilery, other than KidsWb! will undoubtedly change some of it to make it more "Kid" friendly. Link to Kaiba vs. Hillbilly Jinzo
Edited by DoctorNeon, Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:43 PM.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:00 PM
I figured the things Honda was saying were toned down/changed. At least 4Kids didn't digitally remove Serenity's breasts a la Mistress Centipede from Inuyasha.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:21 PM
I wondered if I was the only one who noticed Tristan's face in Serenity's cleavage.
Heh-Heh. Yeah I noticed it too. Since Tristen is "just a robot monkey", the censors probably let it slide. If he had been in human body with his face stuck in her cleavage, that would have gotten cut I guarantee it. :D
Not a bad episode, overall. I thought the attack from four of the Big 5 was the real highlight. One thing kind of irked me though. If the duel monster cards and powers can be summoned outside of a duel, why the hell would Joey play a bunch of weak monsters against a bunch of guys that want to steal his body and identity? Probably just a personal nitpick of mine.
Well it was obvious that Joey was in a rush when he whipped those cards out so he didn't take to time to look for the more powerful ones. I have doubts that using more powerful ones would had made a difference anyway I believe. Even though the Big 5 are in the forms of Duel Monsters, their powers didn't seem to be limited to just the powers of their "host" monster.
Edited by Zerowing, Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:23 PM.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:32 PM
Marik probably entertained himself by torturing "Shute" from SD Gundam.
"Taste the power of the Millennium Rod, nancy-boy!"
And watching episodes of "Boy Meets World".
Up until now, I thought maybe the secret of Noah was that he was one of those Culkin kids, you know, Home Alone 5, CyberSpace!
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:39 PM
Mokuba: I love my brother! He could whipped me like a rented mule, and I'd still-
Noah: (eyes light up) You do not love your brother.
Mokuba: I do not love my brother.
Noah: Those are not the droids you're looking for.
Noah: Old joke. Never mind.
I dunno how Part II of Noah's Big Exposition will make sense. Right now,I'm guessing that Kaiba's memories of Noah were wiped out, Weapon X-style. Or maybe Kaiba snapped Noah's neck and then repressed the memory. Who knows with this show?
Tristian: yeah, I laughed. What a pervert he is. Show some restraint, man!
Judging from the preview months ago, we got at least two battles ahead: Big Five lodging in Tristian's head, and Gozaburu taking on Kaiba and/or Yugi. And I guess Evil!SoDamnEvil!marik got tired of raping everybody else on the blimp, and decided to check things out. Ever read "24 Hours" from The Sandman? Marik probably did the same thing.
ETA: Almost forgot...I got inspired again
Edited by Lantern7, Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:42 PM.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 3:49 PM
I'm guessing in the KidsWb! that Noah isn't going to be dead from being hit by a car, it'll probably be like he got trapped in cyberspace or something. Also I know a really unfair duel between Not!Tristan vs. Yugi and Joey is coming up, the Big 5 all take turns in Tristan's body, essentially making it five against two. And Kaiba fights Gozaburo , and he utilizes something called "Necross Exodia", which is not the instant win monster the regular Exodia is. Then Kaiba says (after the finals after over) "Fuck Duelist Tower. I'm redecorating. Call the Fab Five." And he blows the hell out of it.
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Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 7:46 PM
*Did like how Joey DIDN'T want to helped Seto because he right, Kaiba wouldn't give a damn about his butt. Still Duke coming out saying the same thing was lame. He only been around Kaiba a short time so he needs to SHUT THE HELL UP!
*Tristen I gotta give you the ole' thumbs up, buddy. Copping a feel is hard enough but noe that you're a cuddley monkey and Serenity is ok with it, then got for it!
*Noah partly hidden secret and Seto confusion were great! I guess not reading all the spoiler have made the episodes special for me.
*Mocuba you are too damn easy too manipulate! Geez, even w/o the hypnosis or whatever, you were still totally buying Noah bullshit!
*Duke and I can't say this enough, SHUT THE HELL UP! I was hoping something outta the water was gonna drowned your butt!
A pretty decent episode but KidsWB should've went with the 2 new episodes so the continuation could've flowed better!
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 8:37 PM
Duke Devlin is less annoying as "Otogi", at least from the translations I read. Still, I wonder if Japan's Hot Topic sells all that dice-themed gear. Probably in 20 years they'll sell Yu-Gi-Oh! shirts like they sell 1980's cartoon shirts now. Nah, by then the cool kids will be running around with strategically placed holograms on.
Global warming and all that making clothing unnecessary. Probably.
Posted Jan 10, 2004 @ 11:50 PM
Cody adds new episodes as she can, trying to add new ones as KidsWB airs them and also fill in the blanks when she has time. She also adds summaries for new episodes from Japan as she gets the DVDs.
Posted Jan 11, 2004 @ 12:48 PM
It was cool! I was like, Finally, why didn't you idiots decide to do this in the first place!
I thought the attack from four of the Big 5 was the real highlight.
And I agree the Big 5 wasn't gonna let the duel monsters stop them that timw.
I like you, Doctor Neon. I think the ever-changing figure of Tea is used to draw in the male to the series. I've seen better but I'm not complaining!
Anybody else notice Tea's (Anzu) changing figure? Sometime's she's Jennifer Love Hewitt, sometime's she's Jennifer Walcott. Sometime's she's just drawn by Jim Lee.)
In the Japanese episode Tristan/Honda rubbed his robot hair-boner right in her chest and said to himself her breasts were as soft as "Candy Floss". I guess you can't digitally turn Serenity's boobs into a dark energy disk or anything.
Posted Jan 11, 2004 @ 2:10 PM
Posted Jan 11, 2004 @ 2:45 PM
I never asked anybody here if they actually play duel monsters. I've watched a few games but don't want to shell out the $$$ to play the cards. The videogames are okay, though.
Posted Jan 11, 2004 @ 6:54 PM
175-176: Yuugi continues his duel with Raphael. Raphael unleashes a monster that gains strength from the cards in Yuugi's graveyard. Can Yuugi overcome the darkness?
177-178: Kaiba joins the chase. He and Yuugi trace Dartz to a mysterious island, and start a duel with the enemy. The past is revealed....
And to keep up the "suspense", Honda/Tristan still isn't mentioned in the previews this month.
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Posted Jan 17, 2004 @ 11:31 AM
The Big Five want to duel Yugi, and they want to duel him all night long. Feista, forever. Joey picks a lot of cards that Mai would've used, Yugi breaks out the Aussie Super Scrunch, and "It's time to duel!!"
Meanwhile, Kaiba wanders around the abandoned set of Disney's "Hercules", and the broccoli he's been eating helps keep his coat fully inflated to full flatulence flutter.
Posted Jan 17, 2004 @ 12:48 PM
I thought Yami and Joey dueling was great! Its nice seeing other tag-team with Yami other than Kiaba all the time(*remembering their duel with those lying twins and the maze*). At first, I was thinking a 3 way duel w/Kaiba in the mix, oh well. Dueling with his friend will help Joey from "pulling one outta his ass", I hope.
Like the mind-switch or maybe body-switch with the Big 5, it reminded me of the Yugi/Yami duel with Pegusas.
I've been liking this Kaiba Arc since it began, only one episode disappointed me so far.
Posted Jan 17, 2004 @ 12:53 PM
Anyway, nice to see the Big Five stay on and flog us with their backgrounds.
Gansley: You boys have a lot to learn about the business of Duel Monsters! I will downsize you fuckers until you hit the unemployment line! Believe me, I'm the Chairman of the Board here! You're fired!
Krump: I've crunched the numbers, and I know that the odds of you winning are a zillion-to-one! And I'm take over your body and waddle to freedom!
Johnson: My name is Jonhson. Big Johnson. Giant, pulsating- oh, I can't use that here? Shit. Well, I'll prosecute the fuck out of you boys, throwing the book at you until judgement rules in my favor!
Nesbit: Poor meat sacks. Poor, pitiful sacks of meat and shit Know that machines rule all. Know that I will battle you. Know that not even a T-101 cyborg will save your meaty asses. For I am Nesbit.
Lechter: The fuck? I don't get any bold to show off my schtick? I forgot...I just made Mistah Kaiba's lil fella raw every few nights, and that was it. Well, Mistah Wheeler and Mistah Moto, I will defeat you! The South shall rise again! (making motions with his hands to suggest firing guns(
Serenity: Quick question...Trisitian thinks that the longer he's in that monkey body, the more monkey he becomes.
Tea: (rolling eyes) Uh huh...
Serenity: So why is he licking himself? I remember seeing a wildlife documentary right before I went blind, and I don't remember seeing that.
Tea: Actually, he did that to himself when he was human.
Duke: That's it. I quit. Get me the hell outta here.
Kaiba: (struggling) Can't...move...or talk...in normal...tone...vengance woody...unable to...move...stand up...(breathing hard) Gonna liberate you lil...ow...OW...
Edited by Lantern7, Jan 17, 2004 @ 12:54 PM.