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 cast as Anna in the Japanese dub of Frozen.
    • Shingo Sawatari's Abyss Actor deck is a reference to the fact his seiyuu, Shogo Yano, who is also a stage actor. Word of God also stated that Sawatari's character has been influenced by his seiyuu's personality.
  • Anime First: Just like GX and 5D's, the anime of ARC-V premiered first on 2014 while its mangas (both the official and spin-off) were released on 2015.
  • 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 (must be the Zettai Ryouiki). The dubbers seem to have noticed this and sometimes extend her stockings in later episodes rather than her skirt, which looks far better.
    • Some of Sora's more gruesome card effectsnote  were kept off-screen in their first dub appearances, but then put on-screen in appearances after the Cerberus Syndrome started setting in. This actually worked out rather well, as the sudden increase of disturbing imagery complements the show itself becoming Darker and Edgier.
    • Otherwise, this is surprisingly averted as far as the interdimensional war portion of ARC-V is concerned.
  • Casting Gag: In the English dub, Sawatari's father is, if not voice by the same guy, very clearly channeling Jean-Louis Bonaparte from Yugioh GX's English dub, ironic considering they're both short, fat, balding men with a Hair-Trigger Temper.
  • 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" when performing for the pop duo P☆Cute, she uses her real name when voicing Masumi Kotsu.
    • Same goes for her partner, Rin Aizawa, the seiyuu of Ruri Kurosaki, who uses the Stage Name "Ruri Shirosaki" when performing for P☆Cute.
  • First Name Basis:
    • A lot of fans call Kurosaki by his first name Shun, mostly because he was introduced with that name and the fact that it is short. However, only Heartland characters so far call him by his first name, while everyone else and even the anime staff refer to him by his last name (very prominent in episode 58, where an entire crowd shouts his last name).
    • The same goes for Sawatari, who has only been called Shingo in-universe by his father, yet is often referred to by his first name by the fanbase, albeit to a lesser extent than Kurosaki.
  • 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.
      • Yuzu's manga countepart, on the other hand, has earned the title Jewzu.
    • 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". Another one is "Yu4" and the "Dragon Boys" since them having dragons as ace monsters.
    • 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.
    • Roget resembling Goodwin earned him the nickname "Frenchwin".
      • Fans also call him "Pinocchio" because of his long nose and deceptive nature.
    • Since there are characters who resemble other characters in other works, Olga is called Elsa and Halil Aladdin.
    • Since the reveal that he uses a deck full of bee-related monsters, Shinji has become "Bee Man," or "The Bees" to some.
    • Ever since Sergey's first appearance, the fandom refers to him as Synchro!Barrett due to his resemblance to the latter.
    • Many fans have come to call Dennis The Menace, for obvious reasons. "Bennis" is also popular for some inexplicable reason.
      • It has something to do with Spurdo Sparde and their bastardization of the word "Penis", that's for sure.
    • Due to the way how the Japanese pronounce "City", fans who hate it and its population call it either "Shiti" or "Shitty".
  • 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.
    • Several fans guessed that Dennis helped kidnap Ruri before episode 75 was released, based on the episode summary.
  • Milestone Celebration: The 73rd episode of ARC-V marked the overall 777th episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, which was celebrated with a special opening showcasing all the previous anime protagonists as well as Yuya.
  • Name's the Same: There's a female character in Love Live! also named Shun Kurosaki (and with only one kanji apart from ARC-V's Kurosaki's name on top of that!).
  • One of Us: Kurosaki's dub voice actor, Matt Shipman, plays the card game (using a Raidraptor deck naturally) and often tweets about Yu-Gi-Oh! and other anime and manga.
  • Real-Life Relative: The seiyuus of Yuto (Manpei Takagi) and Yugo (Shinpei Takagi) are twin brothers.
  • Referenced by...: Your usual gaggle of Abridged Series.
  • Relationship Voice Actor:
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise: Several cards during the era were revealed long before they ended up making an appearance in the anime proper. Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon, Enlightenment Paladin, and quite a few of Yuya's Magicians being an example. If the trend keeps up, this means Yuya may also get another Fusion Odd-Eyes monster, another Xyz Odd-Eyes monster, a Synchro Odd-Eyes, and Ritual Odd-Eyes monster at some point in the future (however, these latter Odd-Eyes monsters are in the vein of Odd-Eyes Saber Dragon, who was an Unexpected Character.)
  • 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 Achilles in His Tent tendencies and manipulation in the Battle Royal. Neither was Yuya.
    • It was expected that Dennis would pull out Performage Fusion Monsters. Instead he used Ancient Gear Chaos Giant.
    • This trope is so prevalent that many fans have taken the heartwarming 4th opening and ending as a sign for the show to be an incredibly frightening and depressing Urobochi-written story in the upcoming episodes. Annnnd they were proven right when episode 77, the episode right after the 4th opening and ending were shown, was one of the darkest, disturbing and horrifying episodes in history.
    • Kurosaki's Jerkass attitude in the Synchro Dimension has been a bit of a Base Breaker. Not long after this issue became apparent in the fandom, Kurosaki got called out quite nicely for it.
    • Action Cards have long been a Scrappy Mechanic among the fandom. They get some mixed reviews throughout the series in-universe by characters new to them, and Jack and Sergey's duel has an important point being them ignoring Action Cards, to say nothing about Gongenzaka's opinion of them. It reaches the point where Reality Ensues in episode 104, when Edo grabs an Action Card in an attempt to deflect Dark Requiem Xyz Dragon's game-winning attack, only to discover that its effects will not help him at all.
  • 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.

Misc. Trivia:

  • Yuya has used more Extra Deck summoning methods than any other previous protagonist from any previous series. As of 'The Enlightened Paladin', Yuya is the first Yu-Gi-Oh! protagonist to use all thenote  Extra Deck summoning types.
    • Fun Fact: Yuya has used 'Performapal Silver Claw' as a material for the summoning of monsters corresponding with each Extra Deck summoning type at least once.
  • For the first time in any Yu-Gi-Oh! series, the various Duel Disk designs are actually commented on in-universe by the characters and is used as a way for the characters to determine which dimension they come from, such as when Sora thought Serena, who was protecting Kurosaki, was Yuzu until she activated her Duel Disk and saw it was from Academia.
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