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Title: The End of the Battle
Series: Yu-Gi-Oh! R
Author/Artist: Akira Ito
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Jonouchi duels it out with the resurrected Bandit Keith, as this whole thing was instigated by Keith as revenge for his death at Pegasus’ hand.
Yugi continues his duel with Yako. It is god card against evil god card. Can Yugi and the power of the cards break through the evil god cards’ influence on Yako?
Either way, there are some great duels ahead.
This was a long volume. At almost 300 pages, it allowed for 2 duels that were both book length in and of themselves.
Neither duel had the impact on me that previous ones had. Part of that was that the ending of each duel was the typical Yu-Gi-Oh ending. Lots of friendship and caring and heart of the duelist. I’d actually say that Ito took this further than his predecessor, Takahashi the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh.
Anzu always played a very small part in this franchise but in this series it felt like Ito didn’t know how to make use of her and so relegated her to a non-existence. Someone with that short a skirt should definitely have more page time!
Overall, I really enjoyed this series. Enough so that I’ll start saving up to buy these in paper. If you liked the original series or the Duelist series, you’ll definitely like this.