Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 004

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 004
5Dx004 Yusei VS Jack



Unmei no Taiketsu! Tachihadakaru Sutādasuto Doragon

Japanese translation

Fated Showdown! Stardust Dragon Blocks the Way


A Blast From The Past Part 1

Episode number


Japanese air date

April 23, 2008

English air date

October 4, 2008

Gallery Japanese
Featured card

Multiple Piece Golem

Japanese opening


English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending


English ending

Hyper Drive

Animation director
Mechanical animation director
Prop design
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 1)
Previous Pipe Dreams
Next A Blast From The Past, Part 2

"A Blast From The Past Part 1", known as "Fated Showdown! Stardust Dragon Blocks the Way" in the Japanese version, is the fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime series and is the first two part Duel. It aired in Japan on April 23, 2008.

Yusei finally manages to meet Jack in New Domino. Here, they hold a Turbo Duel with Yusei's "Stardust Dragon" on the line. Yusei is determine to have his card back and get his revenge on his former friend.



5Dx004 Yusei meets Jack

Yusei and Jack's reunion.

After crossing the pipeline, Yusei arrives in New Domino. Here he meets Jack. In the Japanese version, Jack asks how long has it been, to which Yusei replies, "Two years"; Jack admires Yusei's new Duel Runner, saying he's built quite the Duel Runner, that's not suprising; Yusei reminds Jack that he stole the first one he built, after all; Jack smiles saying that a King never lets a chance slip by; Yusei asks where it is and Jack tells him it's obviously already broken; Yusei clenches a fist; He's slightly upset but calmly asks about his card; Jack holds up the card "Stardust Dragon" and Yusei tells him it was part of their friends in Satellite and their dreams; Jack looks down upon Yusei for still pondering on that "childish nonsense"; Now that he is King he no longer needs the card, he says. In the Engish version; Jack says the he hopes Trudge wasn't too much on an inconvenience, he just doing what he's paying him to do; He then asks what brings Yusei here; With a tone of demand, Yusei replies that he wants his "Stardust Dragon" card back; Jack asks about the Runner, but Yusei hotly responds that he doesn't need it and asks how its running; Jack states that Yusei never could never let go of anything; Yusei replies that he never was one to forgive and forget; Jack tries Yusei's patience asking if he want to catch up on old times, as Yusei continues to demand "Stardust Dragon"; Jack holds up the card; Disgusted, Yusei asks how could he to which replies that he couldn't leave it in the hands of losers; Not satisfied, Yusei reminds him how it was the only hope their friends had of getting out of the Satellite; It was meant to help them all; It certainly helped him, Jack says.

Jack then throws it down to Yusei. Yusei stares at the card and shuts his eyes for a second. In the Japanese version, Jack asks what's wrong and tells him to put it back in his Deck. In the English version he asks if Yusei's having second thoughts. Yusei throws it back. In the Japanese version, he says that he'll get it back in a Duel and that he bets Jack had the same thing in mind. In the English version, Yusei says that he wants the card, but he also wants Jack to pay for what he did and when he beats him, he'll take the card back. Jack agrees and they head to a Duel stadium.

On the way Jack shows Yusei the skyscrapers of New Domino. In the Japanese version he tells Yusei how the city never sleeps and continues to grow; And that he will continue to rule as King. In the English version he describes how it's a step up from Satellite.

Goodwin, Zigzix, Mina and Lazar

5Dx004 Akutsu's demonstration

Zigzix's demonstration.

Meanwhile Zigzix energetically gives a presentation to Rex Goodwin about the benefits of Ener-D. In the Japanese; He pauses to catch his breath and Goodwin calmly explains that he understands his love of Momentum, but insists that he get to the point. He sent for them that late at night because he had something important to tell them. In the English; Goodwin gets impatient with Zigzix and tells him to get to the point before he decides to replace him. Zigzix shows him a screen and says that at Kaiba Corporation's Ener-D Research and Development Department, they had finaly completed the New Domino City Absolute Momentum Project. In the Japanese he says; This will give New Domino the mightiest of all energies and wisdom of god himself...; He is interrupted by Goodwin grunting and greatly tones down his excitement and says Goodwin has all the details by looking at the project documentation. In the English; He says it will make them the masters of the universe, before correcting himself and saying it will make Goodwin the master of the universe. They are int erupted by Mina who whispers something to Goodwin, causing him to have to leave Zigzix early.

5Dx004 Watching the Duel

Goodwin, Lazar and Mina watch the Duel.

Mina informs Goodwin about Jack and Yusei's encounter. Goodwin says that it cannot become known that Jack was in contact with a Satellite resident, it would be bad for his reputation. Mina begins to tell Goodwin what happened, but he scolds her for making excuses. In the Japanese; Goodwin seizes Mina by the jaw.

Together they meet Lazar who shows them a live recording of Yusei and Jack meeting at the Duel Stadium. In the Japanese; Lazar asks if they should contact Security but Goodwin says it hasn't come to that yet. In the English; Lazar points out how its illegal to duel against Satellite residents; Goodwin says he wants to see how Jack handles this, but keep the guards on standby.

The Duel

In the Japanese version: Jack tells Yusei that as King he must defend his throne and attacking is much easier than defending; He adds "Stardust Dragon" to his Deck saying that Yusei's chance to get it back is as good as lost and Yusei has made a foolish choice. In the English; he describes the stadium being full of fans chanting your name and tells Yusei that's not something he's going to expierence, because after this Duel, only his loser friends in Satellite will be cheering them, provided they don't leave him when he returns without "Stardust Dragon"; He continues to tease Yusei about how his friends will react after he tells them he had the card, but gave it back to get a chance to duel Jack; He finally insists Yusei will regret coming here, after he beats him with his own card, as he slides it into his Deck.

In the English version: While they duel, after Yusei makes a move, he reminds Jack how he used the save move to save him from Sector Security before; Jack tells Yusei that was a setup, to get him closer to taking his Duel Runner and the "Stardust Dragon" card. With Yusei on the offense and Jack on the defense, the Duel seems evenly matched until Jack summons his "Multiple Piece Golem" and uses its effect to swarm the field with smaller "Golem" monsters. He also Summons Tuner monsters, and uses them and the "Golem" monsters to bring out "Stardust Dragon" and "Red Dragon Archfiend" at the same time.

Featured Duel: Yusei Fudo vs. Jack Atlas

Turn 1: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 0; Jack's SPC: 0) Yusei's hand contains "Graceful Revival", "Quillbolt Hedgehog", "Defense Draw", "Speed Warrior", and "Harmonia Mirror". Yusei draws. He then Normal Summons "Quillbolt Hedgehog" in Defense Position (800/800) and ends his turn.

Turn 2: Jack
(Yusei's SPC: 1; Jack's SPC: 1) Jack draws. He then Normal Summons "Mad Archfiend" (1800/0) in Attack Position. Jack then attacks and destroys "Quillbolt Hedgehog" with "Mad Archfiend". "Mad Archfiend" then inflicts Piercing Damage to Yusei due to its effect (Yusei 4000 → 3000 Life Points). Yusei loses one Speed Counter (Yusei's SPC 1 → 0). Jack's hand contains "Twin-Shield Defender", "Big Piece Golem", "Medium Piece Golem", "Dark Resonator", and "Sinister Sprocket". Jack ends his turn.

Turn 3: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 1; Jack's SPC: 2) Yusei draws. He then Normal Summons "Junk Synchron" (1300/500) in Attack Position. He then uses the effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog" to revive itself in Defense Position (800/800). He then uses both of them to Synchro Summon "Junk Warrior" (2300/1300) in Attack Position. Due to the effect of "Quillbolt Hedgehog", it is removed from play. "Junk Warrior" then attacks and destroys "Mad Archfiend". (Jack 4000 → 3500 Life Points).[Notes 1] Yusei ends his turn.

Turn 4: Jack
(Yusei's SPC: 2; Jack's SPC: 3) Jack draws "Spacegate". He then Normal Summons "Twin-Shield Defender" in Defense Position (700/1600). He then Sets 1 card and ends his turn.

Turn 5: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 3; Jack's SPC: 4) Yusei's hand contains "Ghost Gardna", "Harmonia Mirror", "Speed Warrior", "Counterattack Beacon", and "Meteor Stream". Yusei draws "Spacegate". Yusei Normal Summons "Speed Warrior" (900/400) in Attack Position. "Junk Warrior" gains ATK equal to "Speed Warrior's" ATK ("Junk Warrior": 2300 → 3200/1300) (Junk Warrior's effect works differently in the anime: in the TCG the card only gets the extra attack the moment it is summoned). "Speed Warrior's" ATK is doubled for the Battle Phase only ("Speed Warrior": 900 → 1800/400). "Speed Warrior" attacks and destroys "Twin-Shield Defender". "Twin-Shield Defender's" effect activates, so "Junk Warrior's" ATK is halved until the end of the Turn ("Junk Warrior": 3200 → 1600/1300). "Junk Warrior" attacks Jack directly (Jack 3500 → 1900 Life Points). Jack loses 1 Speed Counter (Jack's SPC 4 → 3). Jack activates his face-down "Spacegate". Now for each of Yusei's monsters that attacked during Jack's Battle Phase, Jack can place one Gate Counter on "Spacegate". During Jack's Main Phase, he can send "Spacegate" to the Graveyard to Special Summon one monster from his hand whose Level is equal to or lower than the number of Gate Counters on "Spacegate". Since Yusei attacked with two monsters during Jack's Battle Phase, Jack adds 2 Gate Counters to "Spacegate". Yusei ends his Battle Phase and this causes the effect of "Speed Warrior" to wear off, decreasing its ATK back to normal ("Speed Warrior": 1800 → 900/400). Yusei Sets 1 card and ends his turn. On Yusei's End Phase, the effect of "Twin-Shield Defender" wears off, so "Junk Warrior" regains the ATK "Twin-Shield Defender" removed ("Junk Warrior": 1600 → 3200/1300).

Turn 6: Jack
(Yusei's SPC: 4; Jack's SPC: 4) Jack's hand contains "Big Piece Golem", "Medium Piece Golem", "Sinister Sprocket" and "Dark Resonator". Jack draws "Speed Spell - Speed Fusion". Since Jack has 4 Speed Counters, he is able to activate "Speed Spell - Speed Fusion", Fusion Summoning "Multiple Piece Golem" (2600/1300) in Attack Position by sending "Big Piece Golem" and "Medium Piece Golem" from his hand to the Graveyard. "Multiple Piece Golem" attacks and destroys "Speed Warrior". Yusei activates his face-down card, "Defense Draw". Due to its effect, Yusei does not receive Battle Damage and he draws 1 card. Because "Speed Warrior" was removed from the field, "Junk Warrior" loses the boost it got from the presence of "Speed Warrior"("Junk Warrior": 3200 → 2300/1300). Jack then activates "Multiple Piece Golem's" effect, returning "Multiple Piece Golem" to the Extra Deck to Special Summon "Big Piece Golem" (2100/0) and "Medium Piece Golem" (1600/0) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. Since both Piece "Golem" monsters are face-up, Jack is allowed to use the effect of "Medium Piece Golem" to Special Summon "Small Piece Golem" from his Deck (1100/0) in Attack Position. Jack then Normal Summons "Dark Resonator" (1300/300) in Attack Position. He then uses "Dark Resonator" with "Big Piece Golem" to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" (3000/2000) in Attack Position. Then, by sending his face-up "Spacegate" with 2 Gate Counters to the Graveyard, he can Special Summon "Sinister Sprocket" from his hand (400/0) in Attack Position. Jack then tunes together "Small Piece Golem" and "Medium Piece Golem" with "Sinister Sprocket" to Synchro Summon "Stardust Dragon" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. Jack ends his turn. (Note: Red Dragon Archfiend's effect worked differently in the anime; apparently its effect that activates during the End Phase would not take into consideration monsters that didn't have a chance to attack).

continued next episode...

Featured cards

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Yusei Fudo
Jack Atlas


Japanese character name[1] Japanese voice actor[1]
Yusei Fudo Yuya Miyashita
Jack Atlas Takanori Hoshino
Rex Goodwin Shinya Kote
Yeager Tetsuya Yanagihara
Akutsu Koichiro Yuzawa
Mikage Sagari Aiko Aihashi
Other Keisuke Kogo, Masayuki Iwashita, Koichi Yokota, Masafumi Oku, Hisato Fukuda

Differences in adaptions

  • In the Japanese version, while showing Yusei the skyscrapers, Jack tells Yusei how the city never sleeps and continues to grow; And that he will continue to rule as King. In the English version he describes how it's a step up from Satellite.
  • The stadium that Yusei and Jack are dueling in is called the Kaiba Dome in the English version. Its name was not mentioned in the Japanese version.
  • In the English version, Jack says the he hopes Trudge wasn't too much on an inconvenience, he just doing what he's paying him to do. In the Japanese version, Jack shows no authority over Ushio (Trudge) and this line did not exist.
  • In the Japanese, Goodwin tolerates Akutsu's (Zigzix's) wild behavior. In the English version, he becomes impatient over it.
  • In the Japanese version, when Mikage (Mina) said she tried to stop Jack, Goodwin seizes her by the jaw, after which she apologies. This scene was cut from the English version.


  • In the original Japanese airing, when Jack summons Stardust Dragon, it's moving down. This is changed on the Japanese DVD to show Stardust moving up, and that's the version 4Kids dubbed.


  • There are inconsistencies with the cards in Yusei's hand whenever it is shown. The first shot shows Yusei's hand containing "Graceful Revival" and "Defense Draw" in hand, but the next time Yusei's hand is shown, it shows that those two cards were replaced with "Counterattack Beacon" and "Meteor Stream". Also Yusei draws "Spacegate" on the fifth turn, but by process of elimination that should have been "Defense Draw".


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Episode 4: "Fated Showdown! Stardust Dragon Blocks the Way"


  1. In the TCG/OCG, the effect of "Mad Archfiend" would have activated here, switching itself to Defense Position.

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