Tuesday, 28 February 2017


 Yu-Gi-Oh! DX Season 2
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Running Time: 846.00 Mins
Audio: English DD 5.1 Japanese DD 2.0
Release Date: Out Now!
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes 

I cannot believe how many impressive albeit strange characters are in this series. Jaden loves nothing more than to duel, and in this series he gets to play the very best or should I say the great good and very bad.

Here players are judged by how many good cards they have in their deck. Jaden acts as teacher in the first episode, and unknown to him there is a budding student who secretly wants to use him to get the experience he needs to beat others.

This one time at duel camp. Nothing like s bit of pop movie trivia that adults will only get.
Jaden comes across as arrogant yet he is wise beyond his years. He encourages his students to listen to his cards if they want to progress at Duel Academy.

It surfaces that there is a bully off campus who forces students to duel with him and if the other duelist loses his disc is taken from him. As he has never been spotted, the guy could be made up by someone being pretty malicious. Then again Sai might have got himself involved in a fight and lost his own disc.

What happens when Jaden arrives is funny to watch as he confronts the bully. I thought of the troll bridge fairy story. Most who try to fight Jaden come out of it worse off as he might be short but he knows his cards.

For kids who want to forget about school and all its problems, this anime is perfect to get into as its academy is the sort of place most would want to be a part of. Most of the time the academies good guys are trying to earn a place as the greatest fighters and have to engage in several trials. An early one is challenging a cook to beat him in a duel, and as they are famished after being given awful rations, how can we blame them for wanting to get at a rich stew?

It also doesn't take much to see that a couple of the characters wouldn't look out of place in one piece. Of the characters Cyrus is the cutest and has done the most to help his friends like Jaden when he needs him most. His intention to go it alone to find him among dangerous snakes and bats, and even more dangerous enemies is admirable. He's got a duel coming up with Hassleberry he will not forget in a hurry, but whether he will win is debatable.

Cyrus has it worse than most as his brother has lost ten games in a roe and he is showing no sign of getting better. Lucky for Cyrus someone else has faith in him.

What might interest viewers is that the anime closely resembles the manga and has kept it to the original look as much as possible and as it has a shonen demographic, it is full of quality battles that are larger than life.

Bonus Material: None.

Summary: Like the first set, this is enjoyable, fun and kick ass - just as it should be!