I admire Kaito’s respect towards his opponent and his respect to all the friendship’s he’s formed through his use of his Galaxy-Eyes.
Also loved the music in this scene.
In response to the stack of people already responding to Arc-V character announcements with “ew they’re just like the original”:
-Short and a protag does not a Yugi expy make. Just from what we see here, Yuya is by necessity more interested in the entertainment part of a duel than the game. Yuya is not a nerdy loner, as Yugi started off, but rather a guy who is already taking his life and courage into his own hands to stand on stage and duel despite his own problems.
-Though we know hardly anything about Yuzu, there is a heavy implication from her apparently close partnership with Yuya plus her father owning the duel school she and Yuya attend that she will be at least a decent duelist, if not on the same tier as Yuya starts. On the other hand, Tea dueled rarely and primarily functioned in a support role.
-While skilled CEO genius does sound very Kaiba, the fact that the first series synopsis heavily implies that Yuya faces off against him from the first episodes could be potentially setting up for an incredibly humbling fall and a Jack or Kaito-style turn of friendship (mostly Jack, though) or beating Yuya and later having some kind of crushing defeat dealt to him via probably the first arc’s villain or something.
We cannot assume similarity from one to two sentence character summaries, and really, none of the previous characters have been expies to the point that some of the fandom believes them to be. Give it a little time before you start reaming the show for being a rehash (or, preferably, deal with it.jpg).
We have some Arc-V characters other than Yuya! Specifically, lady friend and possible rival.
MORE INFO (from ygorganization.com):
The setting for the story is a city on the shoreline of Japan called “Maiami City”. The development of their technology is mostly focused on Dueling.
Akaba Reiji is the CEO of Leo Corporation. This company has developed something called “Solid Vision with Mass”, and with its spread around Maiami City, “Action Duel” was born, and is widely popular all around the world.
The children adore Pro Duelists like stars, and they learn the many ways of Dueling and Summoning in different cram schools like “Yuushuujuku” which the main character Sakaki Yuya attends, or “Leo Duel School”, the most influential one around.
One day out of nowhere, Yuya got himself into an Exhibition Duel with the current Pro Dueliest Champion…?
I don’t think this will ever not be my favourite monster.
Go fly a Kite.