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Post by Nash » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:23 pm

BEEN WAITING FOR REVOLVER TO COME BACK, BUT I DID NOT EXPECT THIS
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Post by Nash » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:27 pm

Is anyone else still watching? I don't want to be the only one posting about it!
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Post by MysticJhn » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:56 pm

I'm watching, but I am way too far behind to really comment.
I did see a clip on YouTube of the first Synchro Summon, so that was cool.
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Post by Nash » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:46 am

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I'm watching, but I am way too far behind to really comment.
I did see a clip on YouTube of the first Synchro Summon, so that was cool.
Very cool, nope you catch up soon, I'm loving this arc!
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Re: VRAINS!

Post by MysticJhn » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:57 pm

Last episode I saw was the end of the Yusaku vs. Earth duel.
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Post by MysticJhn » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:33 am

Well, I am now caught up to the current episode, and holy cow is this season intense.
It didn't go a single way I thought it would, and even went some really weird ways.

The end of episode 75 in fact... that was actually sad.
That was a lot heavier an ending than I remember ever from Yu-Gi-Oh before.
I'm highly invested now.

Also, by now we have a really good idea which Ignis belongs to which character.
Spoilers for anyone who hasn't seen this yet.
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Yusaku and the Dark Ignis, Ai. Known since we learned Ignises were connected to kids from the Lost Incident.
Takeru and the Fire Ignis, Flame. Also known since the character existed.
Jin and the Light Ignis, Lightning. Revealed after Windy lost.
Spectre and the Earth Ignis, Earth. When Earth was killed, Spectre felt it and shed a tear. It was suspected before, but now it's certain.

The two not entirely certain ones are Windy, the Wind Ignis and Aqua, the Water Ignis.
Windy I suspect is matched with Blood Shepherd.
We know now Windy tried to kill his human counterpart in a car accident, and we know Blood Shepherd's mother was killed in an accident
when Blood Shepherd trusted an AI to drive them, which is also why Blood Shepherd hates AI.
Aqua I suspect is the counterpart to Aoi Zaizen.
Frankly the preview for episode 76 makes that all but certain and she apparently was in the Lost Incident all of a sudden, but forgot it.
We see a scene of Revolver irl talking to Aoi, and Aoi's name is a play on the word for blue, so she's almost certainly the Water Ignis.
I presume he's talking to Aoi and forcing her to remember the Lost Incident.
Still, this season is turning out a lot better than season 1 and my interest is renewed.
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Post by MysticJhn » Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:57 pm

Episode 76, and another very interesting episode.
First, my interpretation of last episode's next episode preview was off, and Aoi is not the origin of Aqua.
Instead we find out it was a friend of Aoi's from childhood, Miyu.
Miyu is in a coma caused by Lightning, but does this mean Miyu might be a future character with Cyberse monsters?
If she was in the Lost Incident, she should be a good duelist.

Another fact we learned late is that Blood Shepherd is Emma/Ghost Girl's brother, unless I am understanding that wrong.
If I'm correct about Blood Shepherd being in the Lost Incident himself and the origin of Windy, was that Emma's motivation
for becoming a hacker or cyber treasure hunter?
This season is a bit darker and nowhere near as predictable as the first season.
They've stepped up their game to keep hings interesting.

Blood Shepherd vs. Ghost Girl next episode in a "Player Killer" duel.
Loser loses their VRAINS account and the inability to log into VRAINS again.
However, if such a thing happened in reality, what's to stop a person from creating a new account?
It just seems silly, like an empty penalty.
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Post by Nash » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:31 pm

This weeks episode was very interesting, especially the outcome of the duel, and also the end of the episode itself. I thought something big would happen next week, but I was wrong
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Post by Nash » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:30 am

Also, I was on the subreddit a few weeks ago, and they REALLY hate Go Onizuka.....
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Post by MysticJhn » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:16 pm

I haven't watched the most recent episode yet, but I'm split on Go Onizuka.
They basically threw out his character this season with his obsession with Playmaker and his shift to this AI-hybrid character.
It doesn't match his deck or aggro style at all, as there's not much AI you need to be a super beatdown deck.
They also completely forgot about his dedication to the orphanage and even his manager.
Go Onizuka, as presented to us in season 1, wouldn't do all this just for revenge.
I do like how he's similar to Bowman where he makes the line between AI and humans fuzzy and is a similar next generation being,
but then again we already have Bowman representing that fuzzy line.

At least we have an even better Revolver this time around who's motivation is more clear and isn't doing things so ridiculous as the Tower of Hanoi.
Not only that, we've seen him interact more with people in the real world, so it's easier to see him becoming a good guy by the end.
Well, maybe not good exactly, more like an anti-hero.
Aoi and Ghost Girl being a team also feels like a good change, and Aoi seems less stuck up and bratty than season 1.
They give me a less crazy sensation of Poison Ivy and Harley teaming up, only as heros instead of villains.
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Re: VRAINS!

Post by MysticJhn » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:08 am

Alright, I just finished watching Ep. 77, and I feel a bit disappointed that Blood Shepherd didn't eliminate Ghost Girl.
I thought she might win to keep her in the anime, or at the very least end in a draw, but they just wimped out on the actual Player Kill aspect.

Blue Girl taking on Aqua as her Ignis to duel on Miyu's behalf was cool, and we get to see her reborn into a third persona, Blue Maiden.
I have to wonder now, will she play Aqua's Cyberse cards, essentially Miyu's deck, or will she still use Trickstars?
Either way she keeps getting better as a character, and Blue Maiden reminds me of Maiden with Eyes of Blue.
Love Blue Maiden's new skin to use a Minecraft term.

Next week will be weird with the preview showing Blood Shepherd dueling Revolver. Did not expect that.
They seem to be dueling to see if Blood Shepherd will join the Knights of Hanoi, but with him being a SOL technologies mercenary,
what would SOL Technologies do when/if he switches teams?

On a side note, is this Synchro Season or what?
This duel BOTH Ghost Girl AND Blood Shepherd Synchro Summoned in their decks that previously didn't.
It's like the world of VRAINS just realized Synchro Summoning was a thing.
How much you wanna bet that next season everyone will suddenly have Xyz Monsters? :D
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Post by Nash » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:53 pm

I feel like we'll get all summoning methods besides Pendulum for some reason this season.
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Post by MysticJhn » Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:45 pm

I feel like they are giving us other Summoning methods in the order we got them in the game.
They've gone Ritual, Fusion, and Synchro. Next would be Xyz Summon.
Alright, so technically we got Fusions in the game first (Yay Gaia the Dragon Champion!), but close enough.
They had to expand the main deck first.

Bonus thought: What type of card do you think WON'T make an appearance in VRAINS at all?
I'll say they never get around to Gemini Monsters.
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Post by MysticJhn » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:23 am

Episode 78 and... meh.
Not bad, but nothing that really advanced the plot much.
We had a duel between Blood Shepherd and Revolver, but unlike most duels in this anime, it was started and ended in the same episode.
It was mostly background to revolver trying to recruit Blood Shepherd and talk to him about the Ignis and Links Spells.
Blood Shepherd also started the episode learning about Onizuka becoming a human-AI hybrid and SOL Technologies' plans for the Ignis.
Seems he might split from working for SOL Technologies, but it's unclear yet what he'll do.
Overall, not much really happened.
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Re: VRAINS!

Post by MysticJhn » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:25 am

Episode 79
It was a little more interesting this time, but it was still only part 1 of a duel.
Lightning vs. Blood Shepherd, and literally everyone is watching.
High stakes duel, as the winner basically gets the loser as a prize.
Blood Shepherd's consciousness data vs. Lightning's self.
Lightning plays an interesting deck.
They all look like Roman soldiers, although they are probably Cyberse Type and not Warrior since all the Ignises seem to play Cyberse.
The main deck monsters all look like statues, though, which is neat.
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