This episode had several purposes. One was to draw in fans of the original series who wanted to see Yugi and his time frame. Another was for those who like to read duels. The third was to show that Chronicles of Yugoha wasn’t limited simply to stories that are set in Yugoha itself. Making this episode come second was done purposely. The contrast between the sci-fi/action-heavy plot of the first chapter with the more traditional fantasy/card game-based plot of the second was meant to demonstrate the wide range of topics and themes that can be covered by this new series.
An interesting note is on the deck of the episode’s antagonist. The Nameless/Nameless Entity deck was actually a left over deck concept from Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium. There are many fun/crazy deck ideas that I wanted to work into Millennium, but wasn’t able to by the time the series ended. I particularly upset by not being able to do the Nameless deck, because the idea of having a deck based around the manipulation of names just seemed like such a great and fun idea to me. I’d love for cards like that to exist in the real card game. That’s the reason that it was the first deck I created for the Chronicles of Yugoha.