Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 073

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Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's - Episode 073



Shinkuro Shōkan wo Fūjita Saki ni...

Japanese translation

After Sealing Synchro Summoning...


Synchro Straits

Episode number


Japanese air date

August 26, 2009

English air date

October 16, 2010

Featured card

Sword Master

Japanese opening


English opening

Hyper Drive

Japanese ending


English ending

Hyper Drive

Animation director
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's episode listing (season 2)
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"Synchro Straits", known as "After Sealing Synchro Summoning..." in the Japanese version is the seventy-third episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's. It first aired in Japan on August 26, 2009.

Yusei recalls his fight with Ghost before and challenges Jack to a Duel. Yusei tries to find ways to fight without using Synchro Summoning, but Jack ends up cancelling the Duel, as he feels not using Synchros is weak. There, a masked man watches the worried Yusei. Later on that day, the gang goes to the WRGP party.


Yusei is still greatly bothered by not only Ghost and his "Meklord Emperor Wisel", but also by Sherry's words to him during their Duel. He is unable to get rid of his fear of Ghost, so he asks Jack to Duel him. He chooses not to use Synchro Monsters during the Duel in order to help him find a counter to the Synchro-absorbing effect of Ghost's "Meklord Emperor". The Duel ends by Jack's request due to Yusei's state of mind. Jack tells Yusei he should still use Synchro Monsters, with Crow noting that the effect of "Wisel" is still a problem. Unknown to all of them, a mysterious individual was watching the whole time.

Later at the party, the WRGP is being announced to all the people of New Domino City and the gang meet Team Unicorn, specifically Andre and have a brief talk with the group. During all of this, Yusei is still greatly bothered and Akiza knows that Sherry's words to him are still greatly bothering him and something needs to be done about it. Yusei also notices someone passing by him but doesn't get a good look at him.

Featured Duels

Yusei Fudo vs. Ghost

The Duel is shown from an unspecified point. Yusei has 1800 Life Points remaining and both players have 5 Speed Counters. The opponent controls "Tiger Dragon" in Attack Position(2400/1800) while Yusei controls "Speed Warrior"(900/400) in Attack Position, "Shield Warrior"(800/1600) in Attack Position and two set cards("Scrap-Iron Scarecrow" and "Urgent Tuning").

Turn ?: Enemy
Enemy has just Tribute Summoned "Tiger Dragon" in Attack Position. The effect of "Tiger Dragon" activates, destroying Yusei's two set cards. "Tiger Dragon" attacks and destroys "Speed Warrior"(Yusei 1800 → 300 Life Points). Enemy ends his turn.

Turn ?: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 6; Enemy's SPC: 6)
Yusei's hand contains "Turbo Booster" and "Limiter Overload". He draws "Debris Dragon" and subsequently Normal Summons it in Attack Position (1000/2000). Yusei then activates the effect of "Debris Dragon" to Special Summon "Sonic Chick" from his Graveyard in Attack Position with its effects negated (300/300). Yusei then tunes his "Shield Warrior" and "Sonic Chick" with "Debris Dragon" to Synchro Summon "Stardust Dragon" in Attack Position (2500/2000). At this point, the enemy is changed into Ghost while the Enemy's "Tiger Dragon" is changed into "Meklord Emperor Wisel"(0/0) in Attack Position, "Wisel Top" (500/0) in Attack Position, "Wisel Attack" (1200/0) in Attack Position, "Wisel Guard" (0/1200) in Defense Position, and "Wisel Carrier" in Attack Position(800/600). Due to the effect of "Wisel Infinity", "Wisel Infinity's" ATK becomes equal to the combined ATK of all the other Wisel monsters that Ghost controls ("Meklord Emperor Wisel": 0 → 2500/0). Yusei ends his turn.

Turn ?: Ghost
(Yusei's SPC: 7; Enemy's SPC: 7)
Ghost draws. He then activates the effect of "Meklord Emperor Wisel", equipping itself with "Stardust Dragon" and increasing its ATK by the ATK of "Stardust Dragon" ("Meklord Emperor Wisel": 2500 → 5000/0).

The Duel, at this point, ends with no result as it turns out to be a nightmare that Yusei had and he had woken up from it.

Yusei Fudo vs. Jack Atlas

Turn 1: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 0; Jack's SPC: 0)
Yusei draws "Shield Wing" (0/900) and subsequently Normal Summons it in Defense Position. He then sets a card in his Spell & Trap Card Zone and ends his turn.

Turn 2: Jack
(Yusei's SPC: 1; Jack's SPC: 1)
Jack draws. He then Normal Summons "Twin-Sword Marauder" (1600/1000) in Attack Position. "Twin-Sword Marauder" then attacks "Shield Wing", but due to the latter's effect, it is not destroyed by the attack, however "Twin-Sword Marauder" still inflicts piercing damage to Yusei due to its effect (Yusei 4000 → 3300 Life Points). Due to the effect of "Twin-Sword Marauder", it can attack a second time as it attacked a Defense Position monster. "Twin-Sword Marauder" then attacks "Shield Wing" once again. Due to the effect of "Shield Wing", it is not destroyed by the attack, however "Twin-Sword Marauder" then inflicts piercing damage to Yusei (Yusei 3300 → 2600 Life Points). Jack then Special Summons "Sword Master" (1200/0) in Attack Position from his hand via its own effect as "Twin-Sword Marauder" attacked "Shield Wing", but was unable to destroy it by battle. "Sword Master" then attacks and destroys "Shield Wing" as the latter's effect had already been used twice this turn. "Sword Master" then inflicts piercing damage to Yusei due to its effect (Yusei 2600 → 2300 Life Points). Jack ends his turn.

Turn 3: Yusei
(Yusei's SPC: 2; Jack's SPC: 2)
Yusei draws "Junk Synchron" (1300/500) and subsequently Normal Summons it in Defense Position. Yusei then activates "Junk Synchron's" effect, Special Summoning "Shield Wing" (0/900) from his Graveyard in Defense Position with its effects negated. Yusei then Special Summons "Backup Warrior" (2100/0) in Attack Position via its own effect as he controls at least two monsters. He then activates his trap "Synchro Deception", sending "Junk Warrior" from his Extra Deck to the Graveyard in order to increase the ATK of "Backup Warrior" by half of "Junk Warrior's" ATK until the End Phase ("Backup Warrior": 2100 → 3250/0). "Backup Warrior" then attacks and destroys Jack's "Sword Master" (Jack 4000 → 1950 Life Points). Yusei ends his turn. On Yusei's End Phase, the effect of "Synchro Deception" wears off, returning the ATK of "Backup Warrior" back to normal("Backup Warrior": 3250 → 2100/0).

Turn 4: Jack
(Yusei's SPC: 3; Jack's SPC: 3)
Jack draws. He then Normal Summons "Dark Bug" (100/100) in Attack Position. Jack then activates "Dark Bug's" effect, Special Summoning "Sword Master" (1200/0) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. Jack then tunes all of his monsters together to Synchro Summon "Red Dragon Archfiend" (3000/2000) in Attack Position. "Red Dragon Archfiend" then attacks and destroys "Backup Warrior" (Yusei 2300 → 1400 Life Points).

Jack, at this point, cancels the duel.

Primo vs. Dobocle

Duel already in progress. Primo controls "Machine Emperor Wisel Infinity", who is in Attack Position, and its four separate parts: "Wisel Top", "Wisel Attack", "Wisel Guard", "Wisel Carrier".

Turn ?: Primo
"Machine Emperor Wisel Infinity" attacks Dobocle directly (Dobocle ? → ?). Primo then uses an unknown card effect to allow his "Machine Emperor Wisel Infinity" to attack again. "Machine Emperor Wisel Infinity" attacks Dobocle directly again (Dobocle ? → 0).

Tenth anniversary tribute

The first 15 seconds of this episode features Yusei and his most famous cards (Stardust Dragon, Junk Synchron, Nitro Synchron, Turbo Synchron, Road Synchron, Hyper Synchron, Tuningware, Stardust Xiaolong, Junk Warrior, Nitro Warrior, Turbo Warrior, and Road Warrior).

Differences in adaptations

  • In the English version, the Three Pure Nobles openly admit to each other that they plan to steal the Duel Energy of the contestants in the WRGP. The conversation in the Japanese version was far more cryptic.
  • In the English versions of this and the next episode, it is mentioned that Yusei has been searching for the "Synchro Solution." In the Japanese version, Yusei is looking to "surpass his own limits."
  • The scene where Dobocle is on fire and crashes is cut in from the English version.


  • In the preview for this episode, Yusei was shown to have "Power Invader" and "Twin-Sword Marauder" in his hand. This was fixed when the episode aired.
  • In the English version, when Yusei played Stardust Dragon in his dream, level 1 was shown instead of level 8.

Featured cards

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

Yusei's nightmare
Yusei Fudo
Jack Atlas
Akiza Izinski

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