Trivia: Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V

  • Acting for Two:
    • Yuuna Inamura voices both Yuzu and her Fusion counterpart, Serena.
    • Kensho Ono voices both Yuya and his Fusion counterpart, Yuri.
    • Yui Ishikawa voices Olga and Reira Akaba.
    • Manabu Sakamaki voices both Tsukikage and Hikage.
    • Many minor characters share the same seiyuus.
  • Actor Allusion: Yui Ishikawa as Olga might be a reference to her almost being casted as Anna in the Japanese dub of Frozen.
  • Bowdlerization:
    • Nico Smiley's toothbrush mustache in the dub has been extended to the entire length of his upper lip, to avoid any resemblance to Adolf Hitler (and then it goes and gives him a Charlie Chaplin voice anyway; go figure.)
    • As per usual, any skirts in the dub have been lengthened considerably, regardless of their original length. Wasn't unreasonable with Kotori, but with Yuzu, it just looks silly considering it was already originally as long as Kotori's dub skirt.
  • Creator Thumbprint: The director Katsumi Ono also directed 5D's which also heavily featured Dragons.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices:
    • Sora is voiced by Mie Sonozaki.
    • The other children are also voiced by women, regardless of the gender.
  • The Danza: Subverted. While Arisa Kiyoto uses the Stage Name "Masumi Anzu/Yamitsu/Kurashitsu" when performing for the pop duo P☆Cute, she uses her real name when voicing Masumi Kotsu.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Within moments of his reveal, Reiji Akaba has been christened by many as "Hipster Kaiba", especially when he wears that trendy hoodie while eavesdropping in episode 9. Just take one look at him and no further explanation is needed.
    • Yuya has been nicknamed "Tomato Head" by many. Once again, such a name needs no explanation.
      • Posts with Yuya being sad, uncomfortable or upset are often tagged as wilting/rotting tomato, and posts of him injured are "bruised tomato".
    • The Dark Duelist Yuto is also referred to as the Goth Duelist, Eggplant, Eggyuya, Purple Kotori, or Dark Yuya. As of Episode 35 and the duel splash screen that renders his name as "Ute", the less-serious nickname "yoot yoot" has also been making rounds.
      • Due to the infamous "Duel with Smiles" scene, some fans started calling him "Mr. Egao" or "egaoplant".
    • Immediately after his appearance without the helmet was revealed, fans started calling Yugo "Banana Head" due to his bangs, or "blueberry-banana" in reference to his entire hairdo.
    • The alternate Yuzus are known as Fuzu (Serena), Xyuzu (Ruri), and Synczu (Rin). Yuzu herself is usually named "the citrus" (which her name literally means), to go with the tomato.
      • In contrast, the Yuyas all have some sort of fruit or vegetable nickname; there's Yuya's Tomato, Yuto's Eggplant, Yugo's Banana, and Yuri is generally referred to as Cabbage, or occasionally Cabbage Brows due to his distinctive fluffy pink eyebrows.
    • Some fans who both followed the anime and know Five Nights at Freddy's have started to call Sora's deck "Five Nights At Sora's". It does help that his ace is a box puppet, like That One Mook "The Puppet" in Five Nights at Freddy's 2.
    • Futoshi is universally known throughout the fandom as "Shivers Kid." Largely because no one remembers his name or anything about him besides his catchphrase.
    • The Raid Raptors/Raidraptors are called "RuriRaptor", or "RaidRuris" by the fans, due to Kurosaki's obsession of rescuing his sister. Kurosaki's picked up the nickname of "the imoutoman" in some circles, for the same reason. Revolution Falcon on the other hand, given its MO, has earned the nickname of "carpet bombing", to the point that fans will often jokingly denounce Raidraptor decks without it as not having enough carpet bombing.
    • People has nicknamed Yuya and his counterparts from each dimension the "Yu Squad"
    • Whenever Yuya or his counterparts use their Superpowered Evil Side, everyone calls this their "Berserk Mode" or "Berserker Mode".
    • Fans have taken to calling Yuya/Yuzu and his/her counterparts the "King/Queen of" based on which dimension they come from.
    • The Obelisk Force have picked up the fairly accurate nickname "Jobelisk Force", due to the fact that they keep jobbing to the important characters.
    • Rin got the nickname green cabbage or apple when her design was released. Apple is more common, as it fits to Yugo's "Banana".
      • Her or Yugo's D-Wheel are also called "Rin-Go" by the fans, as it is a pun to "Ringo" which means "apple" in Japanese. "Rin-Go" literally means "Unit Rin".
    • Due to Sawatari calling himself "New Sawatari" and "Neo New Sawatari", fans tend to extend his name to make it more ridiculous.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!:
  • I Knew It: Due to numerous theories, there were some that were bound to be right. One of the more popular theories that was proved correct was that Yugo and Yuto's hatred of the other was because they mistook the other for Yuri.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Possibly Invoked and Fridge Brilliance by the creators. The members of the pop duo P☆Cute are known by the Stage Names Ruri Shirosaki and Masumi [er, yeah, for her last name, see above]. Their real names are Rin Aizawa and and Arisa Kiyoto, respectively, the latter being Masumi Kotsu's seiyuu. Ruri Shirosaki and Masumi [unknown true reading of the last name] look also awfully similar to Yuzu Hiiragi and Masumi Kotsu, respectively. And we know that Yuzu's two of her Identical Strangers are Ruri Kurosaki and Rin, and that the band is exclusively created for this series.
    • Hokuto Shijima's dub name is Dipper, which has gotten many comparisons to another Dipper.
  • Real-Life Relative: The seiyuus of Yuto (Manpei Takagi) and Yugo (Shinpei Takagi) are twin brothers.
  • Relationship Voice Actor: Know that Yuya and Sora were Vaan and Ashe in previous lives makes their dynamic very interesting.note 
  • Talking to Himself:
  • Teasing Creator: The showrunners seem to know exactly what will annoy the fans and lampshade or address it. Examples include:
    • Yuya's Ass Pull of getting his Pendulum Monsters mid-duel is considered as such in-universe.
    • Futoshi, who is considered The Scrappy by many, and is a wee bit of a Fat Idiot, usually gets a few derogatory comments thrown his way.
    • Kyuando is another scrappy who earned attention from the creators. While Yuya's other opponents during the Qualifying arc (Michio, Mieru and Gongenzaka) appear in the second opening, Kyuando is left out.
    • Quite a few fans weren't impressed by Reiji's Orcus on His Throne tendencies and manipulation in the Battle Royal. Neither was Yuya.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Word of God stated that Yuto and Yugo were intended to appear in the first episode. Their clash is later shown as a flashback in episode 18.
    • Kensho Ono was originally going to voice Yuya and all of his counterparts. It was later decided that he should voice Yuya and Yuri since they are polar opposites in terms of personality and the Takagi twins would voice Yuto and Yugo in the voice similar to Ono's.
    • Yugo was supposed to have white hair but the creators opted to have his D-Wheel and his suit white instead.
  • Your Size May Vary: In episode 24, Hidekazu Ebina (the episode's animation director) said that he intentionally made Yuto taller than Yuzu despite that he's supposed to be shorter than her. His reason was that this was supposed to give Yuto's exposition a sense of seriousness.
  • Yuya has used more Extra Deck summoning methods than any other previous protagonist from any previous series.