Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 3: "Dark Town - The Stolen Pendulum Summon!!"
Sora is a short, young boy with light teal hair, that is tied up and spiked out. He wears a blue jacket with a yellow and orange trim over a black t-shirt. He also wears a pair of light grey cargo shorts over long white socks and brown shoes. Sora has also been shown to carry a pink/white lollipop around with him.
Sora has also been noted by several characters as being extremely cute to the extent that they will side with him or give him what he wants, such as Yoko Sakaki who gave him Yuya's pancakes and Shuzo Hiragi who changed the Field that Sora and Yuya were Dueling on simply because Sora didn't like it.
Despite his small size, Sora demonstrates an incredible degree of athleticism, being able to knock out three boys much larger than himself using only a lollipop stick, and later displays incredible jumping ability to quickly snatch Action Cards during Duels.
His family name, Shiun'in (紫雲院)(しうんいん), translates roughly to "violet cloud school/temple/house". The kanji for his first name, Sora, (素良)(そら), is gender neutral, but is usually read as 'Motoyoshi' (もとよし) for males.
Sora is first shown to be a huge fan of Yuya, to the extent of obsession. This is shown when he constantly followed Yuya around, wanting to see Pendulum Summoning first hand. At first Yuya declined, causing Sora to spy on Yuya and continuously bother him until he gave in. Sora has also been shown to use his cute appearance to win others over to his side and get his own way. However, it doesn't seem to work on Yuya who only agreed to Duel with him if Sora stopped following him around. Sora is also extremely childish and persists others until he gets his own way. Sora has a habit of misunderstanding situations, often asking "Did I get it wrong?" in response to other peoples' reactions. However, he later becomes more secretive, making sarcastic comments toward the students of Leo Duel School.
Sora also shown exceptional knowledge of Duel Monsters for his age, including the different styles of Summoning and can strategize accordingly. However as such, he doesn't take Dueling seriously unless there's a Duel or Duelist that excites him.
He is also shown to be obsessed with sweet food items or candies to the extent that he is rarely seen not eating them, even to the extent that he eats during lessons.
When Yuya and his friends went to the Leo Duel School, Sora passed Yuya as he was looking at the school's curiculum. He stopped for a moment to look at Yuya before carrying on down the corridor. He later watched Yuya's Duel with Shingo Sawatari, amazed by how the latter managed to perform a Pendulum Summon. He continued to watch the Duel and was excited when Yuya managed to retrieve his "Timegazer Magician" and "Stargazer Magician". After the Duel finished, Shingo attempted to get his friends to assault Yuya and his friends, but was stopped by Sora who knocked them unconscious with his lollipop stick. He then introduced himself to Yuya and declared himself Yuya's apprentice, shocking him and his friends in the process.
The next day, he followed Yuya home to his house, gaining entry by telling Yoko Sakaki that he was Yuya's apprentice. Yuya immediately denied it, and was shocked that Sora had both lied to get into his house and was eating breakfast there. Sora claimed it wasn't that big of a deal and that Yuya's "sister's" pancakes were delicious. Yoko's reaction caused Sora to realize he'd slipped up, and he immediately flattered her, claiming that she looked so young and beautiful he thought she was Yuya's sister. Yoko, appreciating the praise, gave him Yuya's pancakes as well. After that incident, Sora followed Yuya to school as Yuya was explaining what Sora was doing to Yuzu, stating that wherever his teacher went, Sora would follow. Yuya reminded him that he never made Sora his apprentice, but Sora begged him to make Sora his apprentice, expressing an admiration for Yuya's Pendulum Summoning. Yuya explained that one needed Pendulum Cards to Pendulum Summon, so Sora begged Yuya to show him. He tried his flattery tactics again by asking Yuzu to convince Yuya to show him a Pendulum Summon as he thought she was Yuya's girlfriend, however, this led to both denying it and Yuya accidentally insulting Yuzu, and Yuya being swatted by Yuzu's fan, to Sora's surprise and concern. He spied on Yuya in class through binoculars, wondering why he was making such a serious face, and continually harassed Yuya throughout the day. When Yuya went to the You Show Duel School, Sora was there as well, having claimed again to be Yuya's apprentice. He requested to Duel Yuya, who refused (and thus Sora gained the sympathies of everyone present) until Shuzo Hiragi convinced him otherwise. Yuya then imposed a condition on the Duel: if he won, Sora would stop following him around and trying to be his apprentice, but if Sora won, Yuya would take him on as an apprentice. The Duel began, but Sora was displeased by the choice of the "Wild West Duel Town" Field Spell Card, and he requested a fun one, so Shuzo changed it to "Sweets Island". Sora began to swarm the field with his "Toypot," but his attacks were stopped by Yuya, who had been collecting Action Cards while "accidentally" crashing into the scenery. Sora attempted to grab an Action Card himself, only for Yuya to snatch it away. Yuya proceeded to Pendulum Summon during the next turn, much to Sora's excitement, and he reduced Sora to 1800 Life Points with a single attack from "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon." Sora then decided to play seriously, Fusion Summoning his "Des-Toy Scissors Bear."
He took out Yuya's "Performapal Hip Hippo" to reduce his mobility and equipped it to his "Scissors Bear" to power it up. When Yuya tried to counterattack, Sora used two copies of "Jack in the Box" to bypass the effect of "Timegazer Magician," weakening "Odd-Eyes." Sora then equipped his "Scissors Bear" with "Toy Parade" to allow it to attack multiple times for each Equip Card it had equipped, a combo that would allow him to win the Duel. Yuya attempted to grab an Action Card, but Sora revealed previously unseen agility and snagged it himself. He then used it to prevent Yuya's own Trap Card from affecting "Scissors Bear" and destroyed "Odd-Eyes." With Yuya despondent and "Odd-Eyes" destroyed, Sora attempted to equip the Dragon to "Scissors Bear," but to his surprise, he was unable to. Yuya then began laughing, and he also realized that "Odd-Eyes" had been sent to the Extra Deck instead of the Graveyard, preventing it from being equipped. Sora ended his turn, and Yuya weakened "Scissors Bear" on his next turn with "Performapal Sword Fish" and "Performapal Cheermole" before destroying it with "Odd-Eyes," which he had Pendulum Summoned from the Extra Deck. Sora had lost, and agreed to honor his promise, but he decided to simply become Yuya's friend instead, calling Yuya by his first name (much to Yuya's anger) and enrolled into the You Show Duel School. Yuya attempted to find where Sora had learned to Fusion Summon, seeing as he hadn't been to LDS, but Sora evasively replied that it was normal where he came from, irritating Yuya once again.
He continued attending You Show Duel School, and when LDS Chairwoman Himika Akaba arrived, claiming that Yuya had attacked Shingo Sawatari and that the two Duel Schools would Duel to settle the ownership of the You Show, Sora nominated himself to represent You Show, pointing out to Noboru Gongenzaka that he wasn't technically a You Show student. He wanted to Duel first, but Yuya instead went first, facing Xyz user Hokuto Shijima. During the Duel, Sora protested that it wasn't very entertaining, recieving swift rebuke from Yuya in response. He also explained about Xyz Monsters and Ranks to Ayu Futoshi and Tatsuya. After Yuya defeated Hokuto, Yuzu was up next, facing Fusion user Masumi Kotsu. Unfortunately, Yuzu lost the Duel, and Gogenzaka encouraged Sora to win the third Duel against Synchro user Yaiba Todo. Claiming that the Duel disinterested him, Sora instead allowed Gongenzaka to Duel Yaiba, much to Gongenzaka's happiness. As with the previous Duels, he slyly commented from the sidelines regarding Dueling information that the children weren't aware of, musing that with only 100 Life Points and no cards in his hand "Gon-chan" didn't have a chance towin, until Gongenzaka's use of his "Superheavy Samurai Soul" monsters surpassed Sora's expectations and caused him to drop his lollipop in shock. Gongenzaka ended the Duel in a draw, so Himika Akaba proposed a tiebreaker between Yuya and Masumi. A mysterious grey-haired Duelist, Reiji, revealed himself, stating that he would put an end to this. He used "DD" monsters against Yuya, Sora noting that the title stood for "Different Dimension." He was shocked when Reiji performed a Fusion Summon to bring out "DDD Temujin the Blaze Overlord." Despite Reiji being set up to take 4000 damage from his own cards, Sora wasn't convinced that Reiji was overconfident enough to take the risk and he was proven correct. Reiji later set himself up to take 3000 damage, enough to wipe him out, but again, Sora knew that Reiji would evade the damage. But even Sora was shocked when Reiji unveiled his own Pendulum Monsters and gained an edge in the Duel. Fortunately, a call regarding an LDS teacher reached the ears fo Reiji, who revealed his name and forfeited the Duel before departing. Sora was impressed at Reiji's Pendulum Summoning, and as Shuzo reassured the students that they'd saved their Duel Shcool, Sora pointed out that only Yuya had contributed to doing so. Tatsuya, Ayu and Futoshi immediately rebuked him, pointing out that he couldn't complain because Sora didn't fight for them. Sora brushed off the remarks and walked off.
Yuzu later found him trying to get into LDS to Duel Reiji, whose strength had interested Sora. She pointed out that it wouldn't be that easy, something that Sora had noticed earlier when he'd seen guards all over the place. Yuzu took Sora to the warehouse where the Dark Duelist had attacked Shingo, and begged him to teach her to Fusion Summon. Sora was quite bewildered, askign if this had been because Yuzu lost to Masumi. Sora wasn't sure if it was okay to do so, but he eventually gave Yuzu a "Polymerization" card and explained to her how to Fusion Summon. Before the explanation could progress further, he noticed the Dark Duelist evesdropping and chased him around the warehouse before clashing with the Duelist using their Duel Disks. Sora noted that the Duelist "wasn't from around here" and the Duelist replied that Sora wasn't either. Yuzu then spoke up, remembering the Duelist from before, much to Sora's surprise. Yuzu explained that the Dark Duelist had attacked Shingo Sawatari, and Sora asked him if he was behind the recent incident as well. Before they could get any info out of the Duelist, a vengeful Masumi arrived, ready to Duel the Duelist for what he'd allegedly done to Professor Marco. She revealed that the Duelist was an Xyz user, to Sora's interest. Yusu and Masumi argued over who was talking to the Duelist, and Yuzu's bracelet activated, causing the Dark Duelist to vanish while they weren't looking. An instant later, Yuya arrived, having been looking for Yuzu and he was surprised to see everyone else there. When Masumi interrogated Yuya, believing him to be in league with the Duelist, Sora distracted her by claiming that he'd seen the Duelist run off. Sora explained to Yuya that he was giving Yuzu Fusion Summoning lessons. Yuya revealed that his next four Duels had been set up to allow him to qualify for the Junior Youth Championship. Sora decided to qualify too, being told that he had to win six Duels in a row to do so and deeming it an easy task. After eating breakfast at Yuya's house again and conversing with him, Sora set off to qualify, accomapnied by Yuzu, and he defeated a sumo wrestler Duelist with his "Des-Toy Scissors Bear. He defeated his second Duelist, a performer Duelist, but noticed that Yuzu was still preoccupied and not paying attention to his Dueling.
|Yuzu Hiragi||18||No result|
- ↑ "Character". TVTokyo. February 21, 2014. http://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/yugioh-arcv/chara/index.html.
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 3: "Dark Town - The Stolen Pendulum Summon!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 4: "A Ray of Hope! Block Spider"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 5: "Aspiring Apprentice!? A Strange Fanboy, "Sora Shiun'in""
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 6: "Innocent Toy - Des-Toy Scissors Bear"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 8: "You Show Duel School's Crisis!! LDS Invasion"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 9: "Judgment of the Stars! Xyz User "Hokuto Shijima""
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 10: "Knight of the Secret Stone! Fusion User "Masumi Kotsu""
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 11: "At One With The Sword!! Synchro User "Yaiba Todo""
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 12: "DDD: King of the Different Dimension"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 13: "Magical Sages Galilei & Kepler"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 14: "Hotblooded!! Shuzo Theater"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 15: "The Aim is the Junior Youth Championship!!"
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 16: "Genius Master Chef "Michio Mokota""
- ↑ Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V Episode 17: "An Exciting Performance!! A Fulfilling Meal!"