Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Volume 6 Advance manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux
August 29, 2014 - 09:59

Viz Media
Writer(s): Masahiro Hikokubo, Taylor Engel and Ian Reid, HC Language Solutions
Penciller(s): Masashi Sato
Letterer(s): John Hunt
ISBN: 978-1-4215-6919-2
$9.99 U.S., $12.99 CAN, £6.99 U.K., 208pp B&W, paperback
Rating: T (Teen)

Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Volume 6 cover image

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Rated “T” for “Teen”

In the Yu-Gi-Oh! franchise, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s follows Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and preceeds Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal.  Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s is set in New Domino City and focuses on Turbo Duel, that city’s hottest game.  Turbo Duel is fought on Duel Runners, which are motorcycle-like vehicles (also called Duel Disks).  Players battle using cards that can summon assorted fantastic creatures and beings. Yusei Fudo, the toughest duelist in Satellite (a district on the outskirts of New Domino City), is the newest Turbo Duel hero.

Yusei has been competing in the D1 Grand Prix, the battle to determine the toughest duelist in the world.  Rex Goodwin, host of the Grand Prix, plans use it to revive the Ultimate God.  As Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s, Vol. 6 (The Way to the King of Sky's Lock!!; Chapters 40 to 46) opens, Goodwin moves that plan  forward, as he sets up a match between Akiza Izinski, the duelist known as the “Queen of Queens,” and Sect Ijuin, Yusei's young friend who is now possessed by dark Shadowsense.

Akiza and Sect's duel is supposed to mirror a fateful duel that took place five thousand years ago.  Now, Goodwin's elder brother, Roman Goodwin (also known as the Skeleton Knight), has come to observe this duel.  Meanwhile, Yusei, and Jack Atlas, the turbo duelist known as “the King,” try to stop the resurrection of the Ultimate God.  To do so, they will have to reach Aerial Fortress Seigal, but there is someone standing in their way.

[This volume includes a Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card.]

THE LOWDOWN:  The more I read of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s manga, the more I like.  I've been saying this for several volumes now.  I still can’t figure out the rules of the Turbo Duels, and I wonder if there are really rules to the drawing and withdrawing the cards in the duel decks.   Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s Volume 6 even informs me that there are different types of card decks, in relation to what monsters/creatures a particular player likes to use.

Well, I like it.  I guess I'm not supposed to think about the story too much.  The duel is the thing.  I just have to take what the characters say as the triple-truth.

POSSIBLE AUDIENCE:  Anyone who has been reading the other Yu-Gi-Oh! manga series will want the Shonen Jump title, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s.

Rating: B/10

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