"The Sparrow, Part 2", known as "Star Robin Is Forever" in the Japanese version, is the eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on May 30, 2011 and in the United States on December 3, 2011.

Yuma's Duel against the Sparrow continues. The Sparrow continues to overpower Yuma with more characters from his TV show. However, Astral, who is aware of the characters' ultimate combination, plans a reversal to win the Duel.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs Nelson Andrews/The Sparrow

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 4: Yuma
Yuma's hand contains "Reserve Cyclone", "Heartfelt Appeal", "Attraffic Control" and "Gagaga Magician". He draws "Kagetokage". Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000). As he Normal Summoned a monster, Yuma activates the effect of "Kagetokage" in his hand, Special Summoning it (1100/1500) in Attack Position. Yuma overlays his Level 4 "Gagaga Magician" and "Kagetokage" to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position. "Utopia" attacks "Beast-Warrior Puma", but Nelson activates his face-down "Wings of Unity", negating the attack as he controls "Esper Star Sparrow" and Special Summoning "Phoenix Beast Gairuda" (2500/1200) from his Deck in Attack Position. Its effect activates as it was Summoned, letting Nelson draw a card. Yuma Sets a card.

Turn 5: Nelson
Nelson draws. He then Special Summons "Ironhammer the Giant" (900/3500) in Defense Position via its own effect as he controls "D.D. Esper Star Sparrow", "Beast-Warrior Puma", and "Phoenix Beast Gairuda". Nelson activates the effect of "Number 83: Galaxy Queen", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Galaxy Queen": 2 → 1 ORU) to allow his monsters to inflict piercing damage this turn and become immune to being destroyed by battle until Yuma's next End Phase. He detaches one "Triple Star Trion". "Gairuda" attacks "Utopia", with the effect of the former card increasing its ATK by 300 during the Damage Step ("Gairuda": 2500 → 2800 ATK). Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Utopia": 2 → 1 ORU) to negate the attack. "Esper Star Sparrow" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Utopia": 1 → 0 ORU) to negate the attack. Nelson activates the effect of "Ironhammer", letting him target a Level 4 or lower monster he controls and allow it to attack directly. "Puma" attacks directly (Yuma: 2400 → 800 LP). Yuma activates his face-down "Heartfelt Appeal" as he was attacked directly, letting him take control of the monster Nelson controls with the highest DEF until his next End Phase, though it may not attack and its effects are negated. Yuma takes controls of "Ironhammer". Nelson Sets a card.

Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma draws "Vector Change". He then activates "Attraffic Control", preventing Nelson from attacking when he controls three or more monsters. Yuma Sets two cards. During the End Phase, "Ironhammer" returns to Nelson's control.

Turn 7: Nelson


"Galaxy Queen" changed to Attack Position.

Nelson draws. He then activates his face-down "Change to Jet Iron", Tributing "Sparrow", "Puma", "Gairuda" and "Ironhammer" to Special Summon "Dimensional Jet Iron" (0/0) from his Deck in Attack Position. Its ATK becomes equal the combined total ATK of the Tributed monsters ("Jet Iron": 0 → 8000 ATK). As an opponent's monster gained ATK, Yuma activates his face-down "Fiery Fervor", equipping it to "Utopia" and doubling its ATK ("Utopia": 2500 → 5000 ATK). "Jet Iron" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates his face-down "Reserve Cyclone" as a monster he controlled switched control and was Tributed, letting him destroy a Spell or Trap Card Nelson controls. He destroys the "Furious Max's Curse" equipped to "Galaxy Queen". Yuma then activates face-down "Vector Change" as his opponent declared an attack, switching the attacking "Jet Iron" to Defense Position and "Galaxy Queen" to Attack Position. Nelson Sets a card.

Turn 8: Yuma
Yuma draws. "Utopia" attacks "Galaxy Queen", but Nelson activates his face-down "Star Sparrow Forever", Special Summoning "Esper Star Sparrow" from his Graveyard in Attack Position with 0 ATK (3000 → 0/1500) and changing the attack target to it (Nelson: 4000 → 0 LP).

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Nelson Andrews/The Sparrow


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor English character name English voice actor
Yuma Tsukumo Tasuku Hatanaka Yuma Tsukumo Eli Jay
Astral Miyu Irino Astral Marc Thompson
Kotori Mizuki Mikako Komatsu Tori Meadows Eileen Stevens
Tetsuo Takeda Makoto Shimada Bronk Stone Sean Schemmel
Fuya Okudaira Yuichi Iguchi Nelson Andrews Wayne Grayson
Fuya's Mother Kaori Yamagata
Young Yuma Mika Ito
Voice Yuriko Yamaguchi
Other Daichi Endo, Manabu Sakamaki, Yasuaki Takumi

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