Episode 109: Clash of Order

Read episode 109 here.

When a small debate turns into a heated argument between Yuni and Ma’at, things get pretty strained between the two of them. Interrupting this argument, comes another member of the Hand of Order, this one challenging Ma’at to a duel. The duelist’s unique deck and finely tuned strategy quickly puts Ma’at into a tough corner, where victory seems impossible.

Until next time, duel on!

Episode 108 Review

This episode starts the Odyssey of Order sub-season, of the name being taken from this episode’s title. What do I mean by sub-season? I’m referring to a confined story arc, similar to a season, but smaller. This one is meant to parallel the KC Grand Championships arc of the original series. I’ll be completely honest, I’m not a giant fan of structuring the season like this. I have big plans for the final season, and it seems like a shame to start with an unrelated plot, but this is one of those times were I have to remind myself that part of my point in writing this is to parallel the original series. My original plan for this sub-season included Yuni fighting four elite duelists, all specializing in a special type of deck (a relic of which is Utu’s milling deck). For you Pokémon fans out there, think of it as some kind of Duel Monsters version of the Elite Four. An interesting result of the duel was learning that Yuni only keeps 40 cards in his deck. To anyone who has looked at the Card Database, it is obvious that Yuni has used many more cards than this. This infers that Yuni is constantly changing his deck. In fact, it is possible that Yuni never duels with the same deck twice.

Until next time, duel on!

Season 5 Premiere: Episode 108: Odyssey of Order

Season 5, the final season, is now out! Read the first episode here.

In this season Yuni and Ma’at must first embark on an Odyssey of Order in the Realm of Order and face a threat who seeks to destroy both Chaos and Order as we know it. Then it’s a journey across time and space as Yuni, Seto, and friends race to save the galaxy from a dark threat as old as Yugoha itself, gathering allies from the past along the way.

In this episode, Yuni and Ma’at begin their Odyssey of Order when they are pulled into the Realm of Order against their will. There they find an opponent who claims to be a part of secret sect of the Guardians of Order and seeks to destroy Ma’at and Yuni.

Until next time, duel on!

Movie Review

It was around Season 3 that I first decided that I wanted to write a “movie.” I figured that since I was trying to write this as if it were an actual TV series, I should go all the way and include a tie in movie. My initial idea was actually to have the return of the Millennium Items. This would of course entail a cameo appearance by Yami Yugi/Atem. As I thought it over though, it seemed like the story would borrow too much from the original series, and seemed a little stereotypical for a fan fiction. There was another reason too, but I’ll keep that one as a surprise for now. I was currently planning for the finale of Season 3, and thought it could be interesting to build upon Yuni giving into his dark half once more, so the concept that I ended up using was born. I personally thought it was a great idea because while it built upon the series, it was also able to stand alone. Also the story allowed me to incorporate Yugoha and Chaos, the two most major plot points of the series. In the end, this movie was really my way of celebrating the coming of the final season. I hope you guys enjoyed it.

Until next time, duel on!

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium The Movie: Into the Darkness

It may have taken a while, but the wait is over! The Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium movie is finally out. Make sure to read it here.

A feature-length episode from the Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium series! In this epic story Yuni is put face-to-face with specters from the past, both his and of the ancient Prince Yu-Gi-Oh’s, throwing him into a life or death fight for survival. With the help of his friends, Yuni must face his greatest fear: conquering the Darkness within him.

Until next time, duel on!

Episodes 105-107 Review

Sorry it’s been so long, writing the movie took quite a while.

These episodes were obviously inspired by the finale of Season 4 of original Yu-Gi-Oh, the duel with Dartz, just as this season was based off of that season. It’s always bugged me that in those episodes that it’s Yugi and Kaiba fighting Dartz. They spent the entire season building up Yugi, Kaiba, and Joey as being the three heroes, and yet Joey gets completely ignored. I made sure not to make the same mistake. Perhaps the biggest take out from these episodes were the new Yugohan Lord(s), and the new effect to Another Hope. When I initially planned the series, Versal was to appear back in season 3, just as Ra did in the original series, but I just couldn’t think of a way to make it work. Once I decided that season 4 would be based on an alien invasion, I thought that it would be the perfect opportunity to introduce Versal. Empyrean was another odd case. Obviously it is inspired by Horakhty, which didn’t appear until the series finale of the original series. I needed a replacement for the Knight of Destiny and had different plans for the finale, so I decided it would be best to premier Empyrean here.