• In episode 59, Yuma Tsukumo uses this card during his Duel against Nistro. He Xyz Summons this card by overlaying "Gagaga Magician" and "Grandram". Yuma then activates this card's second effect to detach an Overlay Unit and inflict 800 damage to Nistro. Later Nistro activates "Fighter's Charm" to switch this card to Attack Position and make its ATK equal to its DEF. "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" then attacks this card and Nistro takes 200 damage due to "Desert Field". Yuma then activates "Overlay Buster" to increase this card's ATK by 500, but Nistro activates the effect of "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" to negate and destroy "Overlay Buster" and increase its ATK by 500. Yuma then activates "Fighting Fund" to prevent this card from being destroyed in battle though he still takes damage. On Nistro's End Phase, the effect of "Fighter's Charm" and "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" expire, returning the ATK of this card and "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" to their original value (shortly after the Field Spell changes to "Sunset Showdown"). Later Yuma activates this card's first effect to detach an Overlay Unit and increase this card's ATK by 1000 as well as decrease the ATK of "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" by 500. This card then attacks "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi", but Nistro activates "Heroic Change" in response. Nistro then activates the effect of "Heroic Champion - Kusanagi" to negate and destroy "Heroic Change" and increase its ATK by 500. This causes both monsters to be destroyed in a Double KO. Due to the effect of "Sunset Showdown", both players take 300 damage. Nistro then activates "Xyz Xtreme !!" to allow both players to Special Summon one Xyz Monster from their Extra Deck with the same Rank as their destroyed Xyz Monster. Nistro Special Summons "Heroic Champion - Excalibur" while Yuma Special Summons "Number 39: Utopia".
    • This card also appears in a flashback Yuma has when he realizes that Nistro kept his Dueling style the same regardless of the circumstance in contrast to him due to him seeing the Duels the other finalists participated in.
  • In episode 82, this card is shown when Yuma is rearranging his Deck.
  • In episode 85, Yuma uses this card during the Battle Royal between Yuma, Shark, and Rio Kastle against the brainwashed students controlled by Girag. He uses this card to attack a brainwashed student directly, defeating him in the process.
  • In episode 88, this card is shown on Yuma's desk while Ray Shadows explains to Yuma he could see Astral from the beginning when he met Yuma.