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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Season 2 (2009/Flatiron/Cinedigm DVD Box Set)

Picture: C+ Sound: C+ Extras: D Episodes: C+

After saving the world from the Dark Signers, peace comes at last to New Domino City. With the city being rebuilt Yusei and his friends can now synchro summon and race at the same time, but once more as before another group of mysterious players know only as the 'Emperors' challenge Yusei and his friends and destroy the world.

Welcome to Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's, where games are played while racing on bikes while summoning 'Synchro Monsters' to combat each other in virtual/real world in a city with transforming streets. Yusei is the main protagonist who controls the all powerful Stardust Dragon and he is joined Jack, Crow, Akiza, Luca and Luna to form team 5D. Together, they dual race together as friends and rivals. New Domino City is attacked by the 'Emperors' and they must defeat their Machine God Cards which can absorb any Synchro monsters/cards. The Emperors tell Yusei that they are from the future, and in the future Synchro Monsters has caused the world to be destroyed, and thus they came back in time to destroy the past before it can destroy the future.

This was another card game playing animation (English only) that follows the usual pattern of a group of friends playing games with cards, only find out the world is in danger and only they can save the world. Each episode/game is more like which player can one up another, by canceling, trapping or using some special card. In this particular series, the opponents have God/Cheat cards which can absorb and steal their opponents cards, but in the end (as usual) it is always the good guys who win through teamwork, friendship and their faith in each other.

Thus, it is no better or worse than the Zexal version of the series reviewed at this link, down to similar picture and sound quality:


There are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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