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.
  • 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:
  • Role Reprisal: The alternate universe versions of GX, 5D's, and ZEXAL characters who appear in this series are voiced by the same Japanese voice actors who originally voiced them in their respective originating series.
  • 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. And in episode 114 he does get a Performage Fusion Monster.
    • 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 episodes 104 and 105, when both Edo and Kurosaki grab an Action Card, only to discover that its effects will not help them at all.
    • A few people were dissatisfied with Serena's Boring but Practical dueling strategy. As it turns out, not only does Serena do this deliberately, but Yugo calls her out on it.
  • 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 are 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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