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Recap / Yu Gi Oh Arc V Ep 61 The Man Who Threw Away A Draw

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Yuya continues his duel with the boss of the prison, Chojiro Tokumatsu. Crow and Shinji reveal Chojiro's background as Enjoy Chojiro, a duelist just like Yuya who dueled to bring happiness to others. However, when he tried to make it to the Tops, his opponents used their money to buy rare and powerful cards, and crushed him. The desperate Chojiro resorted to cheating to try and win, and was caught and imprisoned for it.

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Yuya finds an infinate loop combo to avoid the damage from Chojiro's Cardian - Ameshikou, forcing Chojiro to break his combo and draw a card. With his combo gone, Yuya finds a way to destroy No Cheaters Allowed, letting him perform a Pendulum Summon and win the duel. The duel reignites Chojiro's old passion when he sees the Facility prisoners watching and cheering for them, and he becomes Yuya's friend.

Meanwhile, Jean-Michel Roget decides to pay Serena a visit.


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This episode contains examples of:

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Chojiro used to be a great duelist who taught children in the Commons and helped keep peace, then he lost a duel to the Tops duelists while trying to change the system, got mocked and booed at by the crowd after his defeat, cheated in his next duel, and was arrested and sent to prison.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: After being beaten Chojiro is back to his original personality.
  • Fallen Hero: Chojiro.
  • Luxury Prison Suite: Chojiro is more powerful than the guards, and in a more minor example, Serena is placed in a much nicer cell than her comrades.
  • Reality Ensues: It doesn't matter how skilled you are or how enthusiastic you are; if your opponents are rich and can afford to buy the rare and powerful cards you don't have, they'll probably beat you.
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  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: Yuya's philosophy.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Chojiro's philosophy which formed after his defeat with the Tops. He continues to have this mindset until Yuya was able to bring him back to his previous ideals.
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