TV Tokyo Sues 4Kids, Strips Them of Broadcasting License for Yugioh

This is slightly old news but I still felt it was important to talk about this issue. On March 24, TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems filed a joint lawsuit against North American media distributor 4Kids Entertainment, accusing the company of “underpayments, wrongful deductions, and unmet obligations” and stating that 4Kids now owes the companies US$4,792,460.36! As a result of this hiatus, TV Tokyo withdrew 4Kids’ license to broadcast the show in the US!

This is, in a positive sense, huge for many reasons: for one, Funanimation will probably be airing Yugioh in the U.S. This is significant because 4Kids took off a lot of the violence and the intensity from the Japanese-dubbed anime to make the show child-friendly. However, Funanimation is more lenient with those kinds of things, as seen with Dragon Ball Z. Hopefully then, future Yugioh episodes will have the freedom to include blood violence, making the show more exhilarating and intense!

Another reason why the revoking for 4Kid’s license is substantial is because now, Yugioh will not be limited to just Channel 11: it will most likely air mainstream on channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. As a kid, I remember having to get up at 7:30 just to watch the new episode of Yugioh (this was before Hulu)! Now, especially if Funanimation takes over, Yugioh will be on everyday and on a majority of animation channels as well! This is huge for fans of the franchise, especially for those who have limited internet access.

I am excited to if and how the new American Yugioh broadcaster will shake things up in the show. All I want to see is more aggression in the show so that it teens can see that Yugioh isn’t just some card game, but an intense card game! I haven’t gotten a strong vibe of that just yet. Hopefully, in the aftermath of this event, Yugioh takes a turn for the better, not worse.

This is slightly old news but I still felt it was important to talk about this issue. On March 24, TV Tokyo and Nihon Ad Systems filed a joint lawsuit against North American media distributor 4Kids Entertainment, accusing the company of “underpayments, wrongful deductions, and unmet obligations” and stating that 4Kids now owes the companies US$4,792,460.36! As a result of this hiatus, TV Tokyo withdrew 4Kids’ license to broadcast the show in the US!

This is, in a positive sense, huge for many reasons: for one, Funanimation will probably be airing Yugioh in the U.S. This is significant because 4Kids took off a lot of the violence and the intensity from the Japanese-dubbed anime to make the show child-friendly. However, Funanimation is more lenient with those kinds of things, as seen with Dragon Ball Z. Hopefully then, future Yugioh episodes will have the freedom to include blood violence, making the show more exhilarating and intense!

Another reason why the revoking for 4Kid’s license is substantial is because now, Yugioh will not be limited to just Channel 11: it will most likely air mainstream on channels such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. As a kid, I remember having to get up at 7:30 just to watch the new episode of Yugioh (this was before Hulu)!Now, especially if Funanimation takes over, Yugioh will be on everyday and on a majority of animation channels as well! This is huge for fans of the franchise, especially for those who have limited internet access.

I am excited to if and how the new American Yugioh broadcaster will shake things up in the show. All I want to see is more aggression in the show so that it teens can see that Yugioh isn’t just some card game, but an intense card game! I haven’t gotten a strong vibe of that just yet. Hopefully, in the aftermath of this event, Yugioh takes a turn for the better, not worse.

Sacred Yugioh Cards

Yugioh, Yugioh GX, and Yugioh 5Ds all had their forms of sacred Yugioh monsters. There were the legendary God cards in Yugioh; the Sacred Beasts in GX, and the Earthbound Immortals in 5Ds. Though Yugioh Zexal just began, I am sure it will continue the trend of having a group of sacred monsters. Today, I’ll talk about which group of legendary monsters were my favorite, and what I expect Yugioh Zexal to come out with.

1. The Egyptian God Cards – Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon, The Winged Dragon of Ra

Sure they were virtually indestructible in the anime and every time they would appear, there would be epic music, flames, lightning bolts, etc… However, their real life versions aren’t nearly as good, and the playable of version of Slifer the Sky Dragon hasn’t even been released yet. So, while they were awesome in the anime, they are not really used by many duelists and serve as antiques more than anything. The original versions were abysmal, as they couldn’t even be used…

2. The Sacred Beasts – Uria, Lord of Searing Flames; Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder; Raviel, Lord of Phantasms

I would say the Sacred Beasts are my favorite legendary beast archetype because they can be useful in many ways. You can specifically make a deck revolving around them, or you can use them in other decks (i.e. Raviel can be great in Yubel decks). Their effects are on par, if not even better than that of the Sacred Beasts and finally, their artwork is epic!

3. Earthbound Immortals – Aslla Piscu, Ccapac Apu, Ccarayhua, Chacu Challua, Cusillu, Uru, Wiraqocha Rasca

They’re not my favorite, but I still like the Earthbound Immortals because they are flexible monsters. For one, you can make several decks revolved around each Earthbound Immortal. Or you can make one deck revolving around all the Earthbound Immortals with cards like Hundred Eyes Dragon, which if made well, can be a very powerful deck. The artwork for the Earthbound Immortals are pretty nice to, so overall, I’d say they are a pretty good archetype.

Those are the three current legendary beast archetypes. Yugioh Zexal’s sacred monsters will probably be exceed monsters and I have a feeling they will revolve around science and/or technology. The reason why is because Zexal is set in the deep future and some of the upcoming powerhouse monsters (Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Thunder-End Dragon, etc…) are constructed that way.

Yugioh, Yugioh GX, and Yugioh 5Ds all had their forms of sacred Yugioh monsters. There were the legendary God cards in Yugioh; the Sacred Beasts in GX, and the Earthbound Immortals in 5Ds. Though Yugioh Zexal just began, I am sure it will continue the trend of having a group of sacred monsters. Today, I’ll talk about which group of legendary monsters were my favorite, and what I expect Yugioh Zexal to come out with.

yu-gi-oh-egyptian-god-cards1. The Egyptian God Cards – Obelisk the Tormentor, Slifer the Sky Dragon, The Winged Dragon of Ra

Sure they were virtually indestructible in the anime and every time they would appear, there would be epic music, flames, lightning bolts, etc… However, their real life versions aren’t nearly as good, and the playable of version of Slifer the Sky Dragon hasn’t even been released yet. So, while they were awesome in the anime, they are not really used by many duelists and serve as antiques more than anything. The original versions were abysmal, as they couldn’t even be used…

2. The Sacred Beasts – Uria, Lord of Searing Flames; Hamon, Lord of Striking Thunder; Raviel, Lord of Phantasms

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I would say the Sacred Beasts are my favorite legendary beast archetype because they can be useful in many ways. You can specifically make a deck revolving around them, or you can use them in other decks (i.e. Raviel can be great in Yubel decks). Their effects are on par with the anime version of the Egyptian God Cords and finally, their artwork is epic!

yu-gi-oh-earthbound-immortals3. Earthbound Immortals – Aslla Piscu, Ccapac Apu, Ccarayhua, Chacu Challua, Cusillu, Uru, Wiraqocha Rasca

They’re not my favorite, but I still like the Earthbound Immortals because they are flexible monsters. For one, you can make several decks revolved around each Earthbound Immortal. Or you can make one deck revolving around all the Earthbound Immortals with cards like Hundred Eyes Dragon, which if made well, can be a very powerful deck. The artwork for the Earthbound Immortals are pretty nice to, so overall, I’d say they are a pretty good archetype.

Those are the three current legendary beast archetypes. Yugioh Zexal’s sacred monsters will probably be exceed monsters and I have a feeling they will revolve around science and/or technology. The reason why is because Zexal is set in the deep future and some of the upcoming powerhouse monsters (Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Thunder-End Dragon, etc…) are constructed that way.

Yuma Character Comparison

I don’t know about you guys, but my first impression of Yuma was “what a loser…” This is weird because the previous three characters who have starred on Yugioh have all been what the modern world calls “hard-ass”. I knew Yugi/Pharaoh would be a beast when I witnessed their epic millennium puzzle transformation. With Jaden, he looked a bit aloof at first sight, but one he dominated Dr. Crowler in the first episode, you could tell that he was a tough duelist. As for Yusei, you didn’t even have to watch him duel to know to see that he was a monster. His tough attitude and relentless spirit was enough evidence for me to conclude that he would be an unstoppable duelist. Yuma seems the polar opposite of all three of these characters.

Yuma seems to be like Jaden from the first half of the series: goofy, silly, and a loudmouth; only difference is Jaden could back up his words with his dueling while Yuma can’t. Yuma is also similar to Yugi in the sense that Yuma utilizes Astral, similar to how Yugi relied on Pharaoh. However, Yugi became a greater duelist even without Pharaoh’s help, and Yuma hasn’t been able to do that yet. Yuma’s differing qualities from his predecessors is one of the reason I have been following the show. I am keen to see how he will evolve as a character and how his relationship with Astral transforms as well.

yu-gi-oh-yumaI don’t know about you guys, but my first impression of Yuma was “what a loser…” This is weird because the previous three characters who have starred on Yugioh have all been what the modern world calls “hard-ass”. I knew Yugi/Pharaoh would be a beast when I witnessed their epic millennium puzzle transformation. With Jaden, he looked a bit aloof at first sight, but one he dominated Dr. Crowler in the first episode, you could tell that he was a tough duelist. As for Yusei, you didn’t even have to watch him duel to know to see that he was a monster. His tough attitude and relentless spirit was enough evidence for me to conclude that he would be an unstoppable duelist. Yuma seems the polar opposite of all three of these characters.

Yuma seems to be like Jaden from the first half of the series: goofy, silly, and a loudmouth; only difference is Jaden could back up his words with his dueling while Yuma can’t. Yuma is also similar to Yugi in the sense that Yuma utilizes Astral, similar to how Yugi relied on Pharaoh. However, Yugi became a greater duelist even without Pharaoh’s help, and Yuma hasn’t been able to do that yet. Yuma’s differing qualities from his predecessors is one of the reason I have been following the show. I am keen to see how he will evolve as a character and how his relationship with Astral transforms as well.

New Booster Pack: Extreme Victory

Following the release of the Nordic Gods in the booster pack Storm of Ragnarok, the booster pack Extreme Victory that was released yesterday in TCG has lived well up to expectations. Though its cover monster, Junk Beserker, is not the strongest of monsters, the release of Antinomy’s cool Tech Genus cards make Extreme Victory one of the most exciting booster packs in the series. Let’s not forget that this pack also debuts Life Stream Dragon, a.k.a the “6th dragon”, as well as Aporia’s beast Meklord Astro Dragon Asterisk.

The Tech Genus monsters are really powerful when played correctly, as you can tell from the way that Antinomy really beat down Yusei when they dueled. Though not all of the Tech Genus monsters and support cards have been released in this pack, this archetype still has the potential really strong. The two crucial monsters that were released in this pack were the accel synchro monster T.G. Blade Blaster and the delta accel synchro monster T.G. Haldberd Cannon. Both monsters have great stats with 3300 attack and 2200 defense points a piece, but they have stellar effects as well (Blade Blaster, Haldberd Cannon). The Tech Genus monsters are going to be a force to be reckoned with as long as those cards aren’t banned!

Besides the T.G. monsters, the debut of Life Stream Dragon is very exhilarating as well. I was in awe when I heard that Life Stream Dragon had been revealed for its image had been online for ages, but once Blackwing Dragon had been introduced, I figured that was the end of Life Stream Dragon. When Life Stream Dragon is summoned, you have the option to make your life points 4000, which can be a huge game changer. Plus, any effect damage you take becomes zero and if Life Stream Dragon gets destroyed, you can remove an equip spell instead. All these monsters and new releases makes Extreme Victory a pack worth getting!

yugioh-extreme-victory-booster-boxFollowing the release of the Nordic Gods in the booster pack Storm of Ragnarok, the booster pack Extreme Victory that was released yesterday in TCG has lived well up to expectations. Though its cover monster, Junk Beserker, is not the strongest of monsters, the release of Antinomy’s cool Tech Genus cards make Extreme Victory one of the most exciting booster packs in the series. Let’s not forget that this pack also debuts Life Stream Dragon, a.k.a the “6th dragon”, as well as Aporia’s beast Meklord Astro Dragon Asterisk.

The Tech Genus monsters are really powerful when played correctly, as you can tell from the way that Antinomy really beat down Yusei when they dueled. Though not all of the Tech Genus monsters and support cards have been released in this pack, this archetype still has the potential really strong. The two crucial monsters that were released in this pack were the accel synchro monster T.G. Blade Blaster and the delta accel synchro monster T.G. Haldberd Cannon. Both monsters have great stats with 3300 attack and 2200 defense points a piece, but they have stellar effects as well (Blade Blaster, Haldberd Cannon). The  Tech Genus monsters are going to be a force to be reckoned with as long as those cards aren’t banned!

Besides the T.G. monsters, the debut of Life Stream Dragon is very exhilarating as well. I was in awe when I heard that Life Stream Dragon had been revealed for its image had been online for ages, but once Blackwing Dragon had been introduced, I figured that was the end of Life Stream Dragon. When Life Stream Dragon is summoned, you have the option to make your life points 4000, which can be a huge game changer. Plus, any effect damage you take becomes zero and if Life Stream Dragon gets destroyed, you can remove an equip spell instead. All these monsters and new releases makes Extreme Victory a pack worth getting!

Numbers Battle: Aspiring Emperor Hope VS. Revise Dragon

Episode one of Yugioh Zexal featured No.17 Revise Dragon, the first exceed summon in Yugioh history, while episode two featured the second one, No. 39 Aspiring Hope. Though the owner for Aspiring Hope, Yuma, eventually wins the duel, which of the two exceed monsters is the superior?

1. No. 17 Revise Dragon

I had praised this monster pretty highly when I talked about it a while ago, however I have since changed my mind. It is a sold 2000 attack point monster and its effect, by removing an exceed material monster (two), allows Revise Dragon to gain 500 attack points for each monster removed. However, once Revise Dragon has no more exceed material monsters, it can no longer attack so its effect is pretty useless. Unless you need Revise Dragon for quick life point damage, it is quite useless.

Artwork: 8/10, Power: 7/10, Playability: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 3/10, Game Changer: 5/10. Revise Dragon gets an overall score of 6.8/10 – D+.

2. No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope

I had figured that since this was supposed to be Yuma’s key monster, you know the Elemental Hero Neos to Jaden or the Junk Warrior to Yusei, that Aspiring Emperor would be pretty strong. I was wrong. Aspiring Emperor Hope is not terrible, but it’s not nearly as good as I expected it to be. Yes it has 2500 attack and 2000 defense points, but an effect that can save the player and destroy him in the same turn! You can remove an exceed material monster from Aspiring Emperor Hope (two) in order to negate an attack. That sounds great right? Except, once the two exceed material monsters have been removed, Aspiring Emperor Hope is destroyed when it is selected as an attack target (which be a by monster weaker then Aspiring Emperor as well).

Artwork: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Playability: 9/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 5/10, Game Changer: 7/10 (its effect could be used in a pivotal position). Overall, Aspiring Emperor Hope gets a 7.6/10 – C.

Though both monsters are pretty mediocre, Aspiring Emperor Hope wins.

Episode one of Yugioh Zexal featured No.17 Revise Dragon, the first exceed summon in Yugioh history, while episode two featured the second one, No. 39 Aspiring Hope. Though the owner for Aspiring Hope, Yuma, eventually wins the duel, which of the two exceed monsters is the superior?

1. No. 39 Aspiring Emperor Hope

I had figured that since this was supposed to be Yuma’s key monster, you know the Elemental Hero Neos to Jaden or the Junk Warrior to Yusei, that Aspiring Emperor would be pretty strong. I was wrong. Aspiring Emperor Hope is not terrible, but it’s not nearly as good as I expected it to be. Yes it has 2500 attack and 2000 defense points, but an effect that can save the player and destroy him in the same turn! You can remove an exceed material monster from Aspiring Emperor Hope (two) in order to negate an attack. That sounds great right? Except, once the two exceed material monsters have been removed, Aspiring Emperor Hope is destroyed when it is selected as an attack target (which be a by monster weaker then Aspiring Emperor as well).

Artwork: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Playability: 9/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 5/10, Game Changer: 7/10 (its effect could be used in a pivotal position). Overall, Aspiring Emperor Hope gets a 7.6/10 – C.

2. No. 17 Revise Dragon

I had praised this monster pretty highly when I talked about it a while ago, however I have since changed my mind. It is a sold 2000 attack point monster and its effect, by removing an exceed material monster (two), allows Revise Dragon to gain 500 attack points for each monster removed. However, once Revise Dragon has no more exceed material monsters, it can no longer attack so its effect is pretty useless. Unless you need Revise Dragon for quick life point damage, it is quite useless.

Artwork: 8/10, Power: 7/10, Playability: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Effect: 3/10, Game Changer: 5/10. Revise Dragon gets an overall score of 6.8/10 – D+.

Though both monsters are pretty mediocre, Aspiring Emperor Hope wins.

New Yugioh Video Game: World Championship 2011

A couple of weeks ago, Konami came with Over the Nexus, another installment to the renowned Yugioh World Championship video game series. Just like the two previous World Championship games, Stardust Accelerator and Reverse of Arcadia, Over the Nexus has a campaign mode following a certain storyline. Though I have not yet played the game, I have read about online and it is supposed to have (by far) the longest storyline compared to previous games and Over the Nexus apparently has some cards from the upcoming Extreme Victory pack as well!

Just like the last two World Championship games, Over the Nexus allows players to select and duel duelists from the series, friends, and people around the world not just in a regular format, but through turbo racing as well! I believe the game is also out for the Nintendo 3DS, which will make the dueling experience even more riveting! In terms of the storyline, the game follows a young duelists path form being a low-life in Crash Town, to becoming a big-shot duelist in the WGRP tournament. Along the way, the duelist encounters Team Satisfaction, saves Crash Town from being ruled by Lawton, and has to fight Team New World and ultimately ZONE to save the world. It’s a great story mode and the best part is that it is a very lengthy one!

It was recently my birthday and I got a $25 Best Buy gift card. After reading this, I guess you know how I am going to be using that card…

yu-gi-oh-yugioh-world-championships-over-the-nexusA couple of weeks ago, Konami came with Over the Nexus, another installment to the renowned Yugioh World Championship video game series. Just like the two previous World Championship games, Stardust Accelerator and Reverse of Arcadia, Over the Nexus has a campaign mode following a certain storyline.  Though I have not yet played the game, I have read about online and it is supposed to have (by far) the longest storyline compared to previous games and Over the Nexus apparently has some cards from  the upcoming Extreme Victory pack as well!

Just like the last two World Championship games, Over the Nexus allows players to select and duel duelists from the series, friends, and people around the world not just in a regular format, but through turbo racing as well! I believe the game is also out for the Nintendo 3DS, which will make the dueling experience even more riveting! In terms of the storyline, the game follows a young duelists path form being a low-life in Crash Town, to becoming a big-shot duelist in the WGRP tournament. Along the way, the duelist encounters Team Satisfaction, saves Crash Town from being ruled by Lawton, and has to fight Team New World and ultimately ZONE to save the world. It’s a great story mode and the best part is that it is a very lengthy one!

It was recently my birthday and I got a $25 Best Buy gift card. After reading this, I guess you know how I am going to be using that card…

End of Yugioh 5Ds Marks the Start of Yugioh Zexal

Episode 154 of Yugioh 5Ds marked the last 5Ds episode and it was possibly one of the best episodes of the series. In episode 154, also known as Shining Forth to the Future, the main characters all part ways and it shows how they are all doing in the future. It emphasizes friendship and bondage so it was a very sentimental yet feel-good episode. Now that Yugioh 5Ds is over, Konami is making a new series, Yugio Zexal. The first episode was released a few days ago and to tell you the truth, it didn’t look very good.

Yugioh Zexal revolves around a boy named Yuma who unlocks some sort of spirit from his dream world that helps him duel, similar to Yubel who later acts as an aid to Jaden. The show also introduces a new type of monsters known as exceed monsters; all of them are pretty easy to summon and some of them have stellar effects. Despite this introduction, Zexal looks pretty boring and the storyline is kind of repeating that of Yugioh and Yugioh 5Ds, where the duelists duel with some sort of spirit.

Though I criticized Yugioh 5Ds, which I enjoyed later or, when it was released, Yugioh Zexal just looks stupid. The characters look very hollow and there doesn’t seem to be an intense rivalry. Yes, there is a boy named Shark that Yuma forms a rivalry with but it just doesn’t seem nearly as intense as the rivalry between Yugi-Kaiba, Jaden-Zane, or Yusei-Jack.

yu-gi-oh-zexalEpisode 154 of Yugioh 5Ds marked the last 5Ds episode and it was possibly one of the best episodes of the series. In episode 154, also known as Shining Forth to the Future, the main characters all part ways and it shows how they are all doing in the future. It emphasizes friendship and bondage so it was a very sentimental yet feel-good episode. Now that Yugioh 5Ds is over, Konami is making a new series, Yugio Zexal. The first episode was released a few days ago and to tell you the truth, it didn’t look very good.

Yugioh Zexal revolves around a boy named Yuma who unlocks some sort of spirit from his dream world that helps him duel, similar to Yubel who later acts as an aid to Jaden. The show also introduces a new type of monsters known as exceed monsters; all of them are pretty easy to summon and some of them have stellar effects. Despite this introduction, Zexal looks pretty boring and the storyline is kind of repeating that of Yugioh and Yugioh 5Ds, where the duelists duel with some sort of spirit.

Though I criticized Yugioh 5Ds, which I enjoyed later or, when it was released, Yugioh Zexal just looks stupid. The characters look very hollow and there doesn’t seem to be an intense rivalry. Yes, there is a boy named Shark that Yuma forms a rivalry with but it just doesn’t seem nearly as intense as the rivalry between Yugi-Kaiba, Jaden-Zane, or Yusei-Jack.

Surprising Results of the ‘Your Favorite Synchro Monster’ Poll

If you guys haven’t noticed yet, I recently put up a new poll on Yugioh Cards Blog inquiring about people’s favorite synchro monsters. The results were quite surprisingly actually; most people checked Red Nova Dragon as their favorite synchro monster. Though it’s  a strong monster, I don’t understand why Red Nova Dragon is everyone’s favorite synchro monster; though it has great effects, Red Nova Dragon is really hard to bring out. Shooting Star Dragon is in second place, which is even more surprising as it is a pretty bad synchro monster. Odin, the Father of the Aesir and Life Stream Dragon are in second-to-last and last place respectively which makes sense since both are average monsters. The two top sycnhro monsters should be Brionac, Dragon of the Ice Barrier and Goyo Guardian due to their crazy strong effects. Of course, that’s what I think; check out the polls and vouch for your favorite sycnhro monster!

Exceed Monster Lockdown

Cards such as Gravity Bind and Level Limit Area – B do not not allow any monsters over level four from attacking. So I was thinking, couldn’t people use Exceed monsters to make those lockdowns broken? Here is my reasoning: Exceed monsters do not have levels, they have ranks. A rank is the average of the merger between two levels, so it is not qualified as a level. I’m not really familiar with a lot of Level Limit Area – B lockdowns but there are many Gravity Bind lockdowns, such as the Darkness Neosphere lockdown, that would be virtually unbreakable with Exceed monsters. Maybe that’s why Konami is making Exceed monsters a bit weaker than synchros, it’s because they add new aspects to the game like this one. What do you guys think?

Cards such as Gravity Bind and Level Limit Area – B do not not allow any monsters over level four from attacking. So I was thinking, couldn’t people use Exceed monsters to make those lockdowns broken? Here is my reasoning: Exceed monsters do not have levels, they have ranks. A rank is the average of the merger between two levels, so it is not qualified as a level. I’m not really familiar with a lot of Level Limit Area – B lockdowns but there are many Gravity Bind lockdowns, such as the Darkness Neosphere lockdown, that would be virtually unbreakable with Exceed monsters. Maybe that’s why Konami is making Exceed monsters a bit weaker than synchros, it’s because they add new aspects to the game like this one. What do you guys think?

Yugioh Junk Warrior VS. Elemental Hero Flame Wingman

I just watched the awesome Yugioh movie Bonds Beyond Time and I really wanted to do a monster card comparison between monsters from two of the characters. I decided to do a comparison on Junk Warrior and Elemental Hero Flame Wingman, two of the most clutch monsters owned by Yusei and Jaden respectively.

1. Junk Warrior

It’s easy to summon, strong, and has a great effect. It’s safe to say that Junk Warrior is a cool monster. Not to mention that he was the first card to be created in the 5Ds series! Junk Warrior is one of the best sidekicks a duelist can have with 2300 attack points and 1400 defense points Plus, when it’s synchro summoned, Junk Warrior gains attack equal to all the level two and lower monsters you control. A great effect if you need something going for you on offense! I also love Junk Warrior’s futuristic design as well!

Artwork: 7/10, Playability: 9/10, Effect: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Game Changer: 7/10. Junk Warrior gets an overall score of 8/10 – B-.

2. Elemental Hero Flame Wingman

Ah, whenever I look at Elemental Hero Flame Wingman, it brings back fond memories of the good old Yugioh GX days. Flame Wingman is another ferocious monster. With 2100 attack points, it not only is a powerful, easy-to-summon fusion monster, but it has a great effect too. Whenever Flame Wingman destroys a monster, your opponent loses life points equal to the destroyed monsters attack points, an effect that can be very clutch in a close duel. Oh, and have you seen it’s artwork? Phenomenal.

Artwork: 9/10, Playability: 8/10, Effect: 9/10, Power: 7/10, Deck Adaptation 7/10 (Elemental Hero decks aren’t as popular), Game Changer: 9/10. Elemental Hero Flame Wingman gets an overall score of 8.2/10.

As much as I like both monsters, Flame Wingman wins this overall battle. However, statistically speaking (Artwork is excluded), Junk Warrior wins 41/50 to Flame Wingman’s 40/50.

I just watched the awesome Yugioh movie Bonds Beyond Time and I really wanted to do a monster card comparison between monsters from two of the characters. I decided to do a comparison on Junk Warrior and Elemental Hero Flame Wingman, two of the most clutch monsters owned by Yusei and Jaden respectivelyyu-gi-oh-junk-warrior.

1. Junk Warrior

It’s easy to summon, strong, and has a great effect. It’s safe to say that Junk Warrior is a cool monster. Not to mention that he was the first card to be created in the 5Ds series! Junk Warrior is one of the best sidekicks a duelist can have with 2300 attack points and 1400 defense points Plus, when it’s synchro summoned, Junk Warrior gains attack equal to all the level two and lower monsters you control. A great effect if you need something going for you on offense! I also love Junk Warrior’s futuristic design as well!

Artwork: 7/10, Playability: 9/10, Effect: 7/10, Power: 8/10, Deck Adaptation: 10/10, Game Changer: 7/10. Junk Warrior gets an overall score of 8/10 – B-.

yu-gi-oh-elemental-hero-flame-wingman2. Elemental Hero Flame Wingman

Ah, whenever I look at Elemental Hero Flame Wingman, it brings back fond memories of the good old Yugioh GX days. Flame Wingman is another ferocious monster. With 2100 attack points, it not only is a powerful, easy-to-summon fusion monster, but it has a great effect too. Whenever Flame Wingman destroys a monster, your opponent loses life points equal to the destroyed monsters attack points, an effect that can be very clutch in a close duel. Oh, and have you seen it’s artwork? Phenomenal.

Artwork: 9/10, Playability: 8/10, Effect: 9/10, Power: 7/10, Deck Adaptation 7/10 (Elemental Hero decks aren’t as popular),  Game Changer: 9/10. Elemental Hero Flame Wingman gets an overall score of 8.2/10.

As much as I like both monsters, Flame Wingman wins this overall battle. However, statistically speaking (Artwork is excluded), Junk Warrior wins 41/50 to Flame Wingman’s 40/50.