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Episode 91, part 2, this would be such a fun duel if it wasn’t for the murder #justYGOthings

Part 1, focusing on Mai’s flashback early in the episode, is here!

Shit’s already super fucked-up, Yami Malik stylz

Mai can’t hear or see Anzu. I’m pretty sure this is a sop to the viewers to show where Anzu should be, and not actually what Mai sees.

But Mai is determined and battles onwards nonetheless.

Wow that’s … some name. And her attack is called Dance of Betrayal. #IblamePegasus

Yami Malik isn’t rattled by such things as counterattacks or human conversation.

oh, fuck off, edgelord

you were never even really a child, you’re just a magical mental illness

Anyway, he’s quickly able to destroy Mai’s Monster, matching her move for move.

… didn’t think I’d ever say this, but Yami Malik makes a good point.

But tragically, the upshot of Mai losing this Monster, and therefore another fragment of her own memory, is that glowing, floating memory!Jounouchi explodes like a wine glass that abruptly met a bullet

Don’t worry, she copes well!

lol jk

T___T

(right before the exploding-Jounouchi is when she has her flashback, which I recapped separately, when she realises what’s about to happen)

Meanwhile Jounouchi doesn’t even know why Mai’s no longer responding to his (near-constant) yelling

“How the hell would I know?”

Wait HOW THE HELL DID HE KNOW??

Can he see the illusions? Yami Malik says only the people in the game can, but, as we’re about to see, he doesn’t account for Yami’s dark magic abilities elsewhere.  Can he somehow sense what’s happening? Or does he read Mai as well as Yami Malik does, and also read Yami Malik, and guess that that’s what’s happening?

… Wait didn’t Yami Malik TELL Mai out loud with words what’s happening? So then this changes from “Yami’s incredible control of dark magic or Yami’s superlative observation skills?” to “why the fuck is everyone else so fucking dense?”

Either way, Yami says that outsiders can’t interfere with a Dark Game…

YEAHHHH :D I fuckin love when Yami gets all Dark Sorcerer up in other people’s business

Yami Malik is not delighted.

WHY IS HE CALLING HIM YUGI FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS RIGHT AND GOOD AND NARRATIVELY CONSISTENT WHY THE FUCKITY FUCKING FUCK CAN NO ONE GET THIS RIGHT I SWEAR TO THE GODS OF WRITING-SHIT-THAT-MAKES-ANY-KIND-OF-SENSE I COULD NOT BE MORE ENRAGED BY THE COMPLETE AND TOTAL DISREGARD THE WRITERS PAY TO THE FACT THAT MOST OF THESE FUCKING FUCKERS KNOW. DAMN. WELL. THAT THE MAGIC-WIELDING DUEL-WINNING SMACK-TALKING ROYAL-ASS ASS IS THE GODDAMN PHARAOH AND NOT IN FACT “””YUGI””” YOU FUCKING MOTHER-FUCKING-FUCKERS

fucks sake

anyway

Yami butts in to the floating green void that idk symbolises the Dark Game somehow and delivers some motivational slogans to Mai

He tells her that the horrible things that are happening are illusions based on her fears. She listens and starts to feel hopeful again, and it jogs her memory, although imperfectly: she’s now able to hear Jounouchi but not see or remember him.

well that’s sweet!

Just in case things get too sweet and touching, Yami Malik moves on to Phase 2: The Kinky Shit

great.

It’s the emphasis on “slowly” that makes this weird.

…. I’m just saying, he’s DEFINITELY getting off on this. Good to know he’s a masochist as well as a sadist. Or maybe this is like, an emotional-control kink as a Dom? idk

Mai didn’t object to Yami visiting the green void, but she’s determined to do this herself.

Jounouchi grabs Yami and asks him what the hell is going on, specifically what Yami Malik means by saying that, if Mai loses, she’ll fall into a “slumber”.

That’s… not a very informative answer.

But look at his body language: he stiffens up and looks away, turns his whole face away, so he’s not looking Jounouchi in the eyes. Even though he was perfectly comfortable identifying and even interfering in the Dark Game, he’s very uncomfortable talking about it here. I wonder if he’s ashamed of how he used to run his own Dark Games and inflict similar punishments on people, even though he thought at the time he was doing the right thing, while Yami Malik is pretty explicitly just really into fucking people up.

But hey, one slick combo later!

BOOM!

Even Yami Malik is impressed

Actually he’s been very complimentary throughout. When he’s not being a sadistic creep, which is rare. But he gives her credit for all her good moves, and even does so politely.

Unlike SOMEONE I can mention

RUDE. (so cute tho)

Meanwhile, speaking of people getting off on weird shit

good lord, he’s so into this

But when she summons it, it doesn’t exactly go the way she’d hoped and everyone is shocked

pictured: adorkable Pharaoh, shocked

and Yami Malik laughs so hard his entire cloak blows up in the air to join him in merriment:

you could even say, he’s having a BALL

OKAY RE: THAT GUT-WRENCHING PAGE I JUST POSTED OF MOKUBA’S INNER MONOLOGUE.

this part seems like a parallel to yugi. think back to yugi, lying battered, holding the last piece of the millennium puzzle in his hands, wishing on it for some true friends.

here we have mokuba, lying battered, holding the last piece of a metaphorical puzzle, wishing on it for his family back

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OKAY IMAGINE THIS

IMAGINE IF YUGIOH DUEL MONSTERS WAS REBOOTED/REANIMATED (like a Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood reboot) SOLELY BY THE COMPANY THAT ANIMATED DARK SIDE OF DIMENSIONS????? LIKE I LOVE THE NOSTALGIA OF THE ORIGINAL BUT IMAGINE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WOULD BE!!!!! WHO ELSE WOULD BE KEEN TO SEE THAT????

[ i just think they’re neat ]

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An illustration of a future tidbit of the movie’s story.


Since graduation four years have passed, Yugi as expected wins at the world game contest, and begins walking the achieved dream path of a game creator. Yugi’s game is given a high valuation, so what ends up happening is Kaiba Corporation embarking on joint development.

Yugi’s invented sphere-faceted-model fighting game = Spherium II prototype model is complete, so right now Kaiba and Yugi commence the fight on the stage of space!

From now on Yugi Muto becomes the new Yu-Gi-Oh! = GAME KING  has departed for his goal~! END


This is just one possible future story.

Thanks for cheering on the Yu-Gi-Oh! movie this year~~!

It’s great to have drawn an illustration of what Yugi’s prospective future felt like together with Kaiba!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BL-vpcBgD0s/

  • Kaiba: *Grumbling* I don't know why Yuugi insists upon acting like I'm one of his troupe of friends.
  • Mokuba: Big brother, you give him a free duel disk as soon as you make a new one, you personally invite him to major KaibaCorp events, you barely even looked at his game proposal before you said you'd fund it...
  • Kaiba: So?
  • Mokuba: Well...those are all friendly things to do, aren't they?
  • Kaiba: IT IS A STRICTLY BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP.