|Yu-Gi-Oh! - Episode 007|
Sea God Leviathan
Attack from the Deep
|Japanese air date||
May 30, 2000
|English air date||
November 10, 2001
|Episode listing||Yu-Gi-Oh! episode listing (season 1)|
Attack from the Deep, known as Sea God Leviathan in the Japanese version, is the 7th episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! second series anime (known as Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters in Japan).
Joey celebrates his two Star Chips. Téa wonders if there's a time limit on how long he gets to crow, but Tristan tells her to cut him some slack, asking did she ever believe Joey would actually beat Mai in a Duel? Yugi says he knew Joey could do it, and tells Joey he's proud of him.
Joey's stomach starts to growl. and he asks if any of the others brought any food with them. Finding out no one did, Joey wonders, how will they get through the rest of the competition with nothing to eat? Téa starts to freak out, saying they'd better do something fast, saying that she's got to have her five basic food groups. (Japanese, Anzu ticks off the tournament organizers for not providing food for the participants.) Tristan says he's got it covered, but in fact all he's brought is an outdoor survival guide. Tristan says it lists all the roots and berries they can eat. No one's impressed. But then Joey smells something cooking, and takes off. Téa thinks Joey's hallucinating, but Tristan reminds them it wasn't Joey's brain that beat Mai, it was his nose. They all follow Joey.
At the edge of a cliff overlooking the ocean, they find three fish cooking over a fire. Joey rushes to dig in, saying they should eat first and ask questions later. (Japanese, Jounouchi says the gods laid that food there for them to eat.) Téa protests, and Tristan says some people have no self-control. Then he takes off after Joey. Soon they're all sitting around the fire, while Joey and Tristan prepare to dig in, calling out, "Feeding frenzy!". (In the Japanese version they say itadakimasu, a typical statement made before eating.)
But before they can take a bite, the catcher of the fish rises up out of the sea, telling the fish thieves to enjoy themselves, this is their last meal. How dare they eat his fish!
But as he rails at them, a wave washes over the rocks and sweeps him away. Joey's wondering if they can eat now, when a hand rises over the rocks. The fisherman stalks over to them, and Joey tries to calm him down, but he goes on telling them off, shaking his fist. Yugi notices his dueling glove, and realizes it's Mako Tsunami, the top-ranked ocean duelist. (Japanese Yugi says that Kajiki came in third in the national championships.)
He asks who they are, insisting he's not a "freaky fish guy," as Joey says (Japanese, Jounouchi says Kajiki's a drifter), even as an octopus crawls over the top of his head. Téa giggles, telling him he's got company, and he snatches the creature off his head and flings it into the sea, to Joey and Tristan's dismay, they'd have liked to eat it. Mako can't believe those two are here as duelists. Yugi introduces himself, apologizing about Mako's fish, and Mako is delighted to meet the duelist who beat Seto Kaiba. He says it will be his honor to duel Yugi, and invites him and his friends to join him for a meal, which they happily do.
But as they enjoy the fish, Mako smiles to himself.
When they're finished, the happy crew ask Mako how he learned to cook like that. Mako tells them that he's had to fend for himself since he was a tadpole. His father taught him how to fish and cook. Yugi asks him what brings him to the competition, and he says that his dream is to win enough money to buy his own boat. (Japanese, Kajiki says once he wins the competition and buys himself a great boat, he'll catch fish like they've never seen before. Yugi asks if he's really going to buy a boat, and he says he'd like to get one of the newer models, so he can go back out to sea. Then every day will be big-catch day.)
They thank him for the meal, and start to leave, but he stops them by throwing his harpoon to land at a frightened Yugi's feet. He treated them to dinner, he says, now perhaps they'll honor him with a Duel. Joey thinks he's nuts. Mako says he's not, but he is an expert fisherman, and they've taken his bait. He laid out his fish and lured these three right in. But he never expected to catch Yugi Mutou. Joey tells Yugi to forget this crazy chicken of the sea. And Tristan wonders if they can't just give the guy back a few fish. Mako says a Duel against Yugi would be a true test.
Yugi's Puzzle activates, and Yami takes over. (By now, in the Japanese version, they don't show the whole transformation when Yugi's puzzle goes off and the spirit comes out to duel—all we see is Yami appearing in a cone of light. But the US version continues to add back the entire sequence of the puzzle turning, Yugi's hair flying up, the magic circle spinning under a cone of light, and then Yami appearing.)
Yugi accepts Mako's challenge.
A dueling arena rises up out of the sea, its playing field half land, half sea. They each wager two stars, and Mako thinks that finally he's met an adversary of real merit.
Mako's monster remain hidden under water. Yugi's a bit thrown by having to duel against monsters he can't see. How can he know which monster to play when he can't see what he's fighting? When Yugi plays "Full Moon" to power up "Silver Fang" the Full Moon also causes the sea levels to rise. Mako continues to flood the field.
All men give pause before the savage power of the mighty ocean, Mako says. Even the greatest of fishermen. Yugi realizes Mako is talking of his father, and Mako says his father was a great fisherman, who taught him his love of the sea—until one day, the sea took him. (Japanese Kajiki says that now the fear of the sea is written all over Yugi's face, just as it once was on his. Yugi asks what he means, and Kajiki says his father was the best fisherman in their village, but he lost him to the sea.)
Mako says he used to love going out to sea with his father, just the two of them on their boat. In flashback, Mako's father looks out over the waves and tells little Mako there's a storm blowing in. Suddenly, Mako recounts, the calm, friendly sea turned into a raging maelstrom, pitching their boat as if it were a toy.
Mako's father tied him to the mast to keep him on the boat, but a huge wave swept his father out to sea. Mako is convinced his father is still alive, and is determined to buy a boat so he can search the seven seas until he finds him. (Japanese Kajiki says that after the storm, the boat had drifted back to shore, but his father was nowhere to be seen. Now, he has to take his father's place, and battle against the sea himself. Someday, he'll become the country's greatest fisherman, one who won't lose to any seas, no matter how rough. But he needs a boat for that—that's why he can't let himself lose.) Yugi understands Mako's determination, and now Joey and the others also see that Mako is fighting for someone other than himself.
Yugi eventually gets his "Giant Soldier of Stone" to attack the Moon. Once the Moon is destroyed the field is dried up and Yugi uses "Curse of Dragon" combined with "Burning Land" to destroy Mako's monsters and reduce his Life Points to 0, winning the Duel.
Mako's disappointed, but accepts defeat gracefully, telling Yugi that destroying his own Moon was a brilliant and unexpected move. He laughs, saying it was a grand duel, and Yugi tells him the duel was not easily won. Mako's down to one Star Chip, but he intends to start over again. He and Yugi shake hands and part as friends, then Mako leaps back into the sea and swims away to catch some more fish. Tristan says he wishes Mako would bring them some more fish, but Yugi points out they'd have to duel him again. The four friends walk away together.
Featured Duel: Yami Yugi vs. Mako TsunamiEdit
Turn 1: Mako
Mako Normal Summons "Fiend Kraken" in Attack Position (1200 ATK / 1400 DEF). "Fiend Kraken" gains a Field Power Bonus since the area is part water ("Fiend Kraken": 1200 → 1560 ATK / 1400 → 1820 DEF). "Fiend Kraken" then hides underneath the sea area of the Dueling Arena.
Turn 6: Yami Yugi
Yami draws. He then equips "Horn of the Unicorn" to "Feral Imp". "Horn of the Unicorn" increases "Feral Imp's" ATK and DEF by 700 points ("Feral Imp": 1300 → 2000 ATK / 1400 → 2100 DEF). Yami switches "Feral Imp" into Attack Position. "Feral Imp" attacks Mako's Set monster. However, the monster is revealed to be "Jellyfish" (1200 ATK / 1500 DEF). "Jellyfish" gains a Field Power Bonus since the field is part water ("Jellyfish": 1200 → 1560 ATK / 1500 → 1950 DEF). Due to the effect of "Jellyfish", it is not destroyed by the attack as it can absorb electrical attacks.
Turn 7: Mako
"Fiend Kraken" attacks "Feral Imp". Because "Feral Imp" is battling a monster with a Field Power Bonus, the effect of "Horn of the Unicorn" is negated ("Feral Imp": 2000 → 1300 ATK / 2100 → 1400 DEF). "Feral Imp" is destroyed (Yami 1740 → 1480 Life Points).
Turn 8: Yami Yugi
Yami draws. He then Normal Summons "Silver Fang" in Defense Position (1200 ATK / 800 DEF). He then activates "Full Moon", increasing the ATK and DEF of "Silver Fang" by 300 ("Silver Fang": 1200 → 1500 ATK / 800 → 1100 DEF).
Turn 9: Mako
Mako draws. He then Normal Summons "Kairyu-Shin" in Attack Position (1800 ATK / 1500 DEF). "Kairyu-Shin" gains a Field Power Bonus since the area is part water ("Kairyu-Shin": 1800 → 2340 ATK / 1500 → 1950 DEF). "Kairyu-Shin" attacks and destroys "Silver Fang". A tidal wave occurs during the attack, reducing the land part of the Dueling Arena to 5%.
Turn 10: Yami Yugi
Yami draws. He then Normal Summons "Giant Soldier of Stone" in Defense Position (1300 ATK / 2000 DEF). Although the land area has been reduced, "Giant Soldier of Stone" still receives a Field Power Bonus since there is still some land left in the area ("Giant Soldier Stone": 1300 → 1690 ATK / 2000 → 2600 DEF).
Turn 11: Mako
Mako draws. He then Normal Summons "Great White Terror" in Attack Position (1500 ATK / 1200 DEF). "Great White Terror" gains a Field Power Bonus since the area is part water ("Great White Terror": 1500 → 1950 ATK / 1200 → 1560 DEF). Mako's monsters surround "Giant Soldier of Stone".
Turn 12: Yami Yugi
Yami draws. He then switches "Giant Soldier of Stone" to Attack Position. "Giant Soldier of Stone attacks the Full Moon, causing the tide to reverse and water to recede. With no water on the field, Mako's monsters lose their Field Power Bonus("Fiend Kraken": 1560 → 1200 ATK / 1820 → 1400 DEF)("Jellyfish": 1560 → 1200 ATK / 1950 → 1500 DEF)("Kairyu-Shin": 2340 → 1800 ATK / 1950 → 1500 DEF)("Great White Terror": 1950 → 1500 ATK / 1560 → 1200 DEF). Yami then Normal Summons "Curse of Dragon" in Attack Position (2000 ATK / 1500 DEF). He then activates "Burning Land" to allow "Curse of Dragon" to attack all monsters Mako controls once each. "Curse of Dragon" then attacks and destroys all of Mako's monsters (Mako 2000 → 0 Life Points).
Differences in adaptationsEdit
- The text on Tristan's survival book are erased from the dub.
- A close up of a fish wriggling on Mako's harpoon is cut from the dub.
- In the Japanese version when Yami comes out of the puzzle, he is seen in the cone of light. In the dub the whole transformation sequence is added.
- Yugi has more land in the dub
- The sequence showing the storm clouds moving in is reversed in the US version.
- The background for Mako's Great White Terror is changed in the dub.
- Mako's Great White Terror card has 1500 ATK in the Japanese version. In the dub it has 1600 ATK.
The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.