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Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Episode 052



Dyueru Kōsutā Bāsasu Bakusō Ressha!!

Japanese translation

The Duel Coaster vs. The Roaring Express!!


Roller Coaster Rampage!

Episode number


Japanese air date

April 23, 2012

English air date

March 9, 2013

Gallery Japanese
Japanese opening

Soul Drive

English opening

Take a Chance

Japanese ending

Wild Child

English ending

Take a Chance

Animation director
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL episode listing (season 1)
Previous Roller Duel
Next Test Your Luck!

"Roller Coaster Rampage!", known as "The Duel Coaster vs. The Roaring Express!!" in the Japanese version, is the fifty-second episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on April 23, 2012, and in the United States on March 9, 2013.

Yuma is attacked and cornered by the Triad of Terror who drastically decrease his Life Points. However the 3 vs. 1 Duel balances itself when Yuma is unexpectedly supported by both Anna and Nistro. Because of the bonds with these two, Yuma is able to Summon a new Xyz Monster and win the match. After that, both he and Nistro pass to the underground section of the Duel Coaster.


Mr. Heartland acts as a commentator for the Duel Coaster. He says the Triad of Terror waited for the late player, Yuma Tsukumo and that the three had used team play tactics to get through the preliminaries. Heartland says it will be a Duel the crowd will not want to take their eyes off of and then yells "heart burning!" Bronk yells for Yuma not to lose, while Cathy tells him to kyattobing. Vetrix giggles, saying he's looking forward to seeing how these bounty hunters will try to take Yuma down. He recalls the meeting he and Quinton had with them. Quinton had said they will pay them any amount they desire. Wolfsbane says that they've established a contract then and says they'll break him just as Vetrix wishes. Vetrix now says that breaking him isn't enough - he wants to see Yuma's true strength. The Triad begins changing lanes to assault Yuma by ramming him. With them blocking him from switching his own lane, he determines he has no choice but to fight.


The powered-up "Magnet Saucer" attacks.

Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Caesar" in Attack Position. He orders it to attack the "Magnet Saucer" in front of him. "Kaiser" dashes through the air while "Magnet Saucer" shoots laser blasts at him. "Kaiser" dodges and destroys "Saucer", dropping Jackal's Life Points to 3600. Yuma is excited, but Astral tells him this isn't the time to celebrate and instructs him to look at their monsters. "Magnet Eagle Delta" and the remaining "Magnet Saucer" have both gained 400 ATK. Yuma asks why that happened and Wolf explains that its the effects of the "Magnet" monsters. He tells him that when certain "Magnet" monsters are destroyed, the ATK of others increases. Coyote laughs and changes lanes so he's in front of Yuma and says the real fight begins now. He orders his own "Magnet Saucer" to attack "Gagaga Caesar", resulting in the destruction of both monsters. The ATK of "Eagle Delta" increases by 400 as a result, so Wolf attacks directly with it, reducing Yuma to 1000 Life Points. Wolf says that with that, the first battle has ended, so the ATK of "Eagle Delta" returns to its original value of 1200.

Vetrix seems surprised, saying that shouldn't be all of Yuma's strength and to show him more power. On another lane, Kite is confronting another finalist. He says he has no time to deal with those that don't possess "Numbers" and attacks his opponent directly with "Reverse Buster", defeating him. He says he will make both Vetrix and Quinton disappear when he gets to them. Dextra passes him in another lane and whispers for him not to push himself. Mr. Heartland says there are battles going on all over, but the most intense one is Yuma vs. the Triad of Terror. He asks if Yuma will become their sacrifice and yells "heart burning" again. Jackal and Coyote Normal Summon "Magnet Ape Epsilon" and "Magnet Crocodile Zeta", respectively. Tori says their monsters have surrounded them again and Yuma adds that even if he destroyed one by battle, the others will just get an ATK boost. Yuma is unsure what to do, but Astral suggests he plays the "Gogogo Golem" he has in his hand, as it isn't destroyed by battle once per turn when its in Defense Position. Yuma says he could try to change lanes after the second attack as well.


Coyote and Jackal change lanes to prevent Yuma's escapes.

Yuma Normal Summons "Gogogo Golem" in Defense Position. Wolf says the second battle begins now and Coyote orders "Crocodile Zeta" to attack with "Bolt Bite". It is not destroyed, so Jackal tells "Ape Epsilon" to attack with "Ape Punch". "Gogogo Golem" is destroyed and Astral yells for Yuma to change lanes now before the third attack is declared. Coyote says they knew he would try that. He and Jackal both change lanes, blocking Yuma from doing the same on both sides. Astral says this is the team play of the Triad of Terror. Wolfsbane says Yuma's Life Points are only 1000 and the ATK of "Eagle Delta" is 1200 - if the attack goes through, Jackal says they'll fulfill their agreement with Vetrix and Coyote adds that the big reward will be theirs. Yuma doesn't know what to do and Wolfsbane says its over, ordering "Eagle Delta" to attack. A horn sounds as "Rocket Arrow Express" roars onto the field, nearly crushing "Eagle Delta". A cloaked Duelist changes lanes and ends up between Yuma and Wolfsbane. Yuma asks who it is and the figure says that a 3 vs. 1 Duel is very unfair. She takes off the cloak, revealing herself to be Anna. She gives Yuma a thumbs-up and says she'll help him out.


"Rocket Arrow Express" destroys "Magnet Crocodile Zeta".

Yuma and Tori recall when Anna tried to kill them and Yuma asks why she's here. She says they'll talk later and orders "Rocket Arrow" to attack. Wolfsbane is dumbfounded, as "Rocket Arrow" has 5000 ATK. Coyote changes lanes, interposing himself between Wolfsbane and Anna and saying he'll take this one. Wolfsbane changes lanes and "Rocket Arrow" destroys "Crocodile Zeta", dropping Coyote's Life Points to to 600. The ATKs of "Eagle Delta" and "Ape Epsilon" both rise by 400. Yuma says Anna saved him, but recalls her saying she hadn't entered the World Duel Carnival. She says men shouldn't worry about small details like that. "Rocket Arrow" suddenly explodes and Tori and Yuma question why - no one attacked. Astral says that "Rocket Arrow" destroys itself after battling unless the controller sends five cards from their hand to the Graveyard. Yuma asks how Anna could forget a detail like that and she again tells him not to worry about details.

Coyote asks what they're talking about and activates "Magnet Reborn", which lets him pay 500 Life Points to Special Summon a "Magnet" monster from his Graveyard. "Crocodile Zeta" reappears and attacks Anna directly, with Yuma telling her to run away. She changes lanes and ends up behind Wolfsbane, who calls her annoying and says they'll take care of her first. Yuma yells that Anna hit a Draw Point, so she can draw. She does so and Normal Summons "Lionhearted Locomotive" in Attack Position. Wolfsbane activates "Magnet Fusion" and explains that he can Tribute "Eagle Delta", "ape Epsilon" and "Crocodile Zeta" to Fusion Summon "Electromagnetic Magnedragon". It appears in Attack Position, roaring. Anna is surprised at its 3500 ATK as Wolfsbane smirks. Tori says Anna is in trouble and Yuma says that this time, he'll save her. He Normal Summons "Bull Blader" in Attack Position and tells Anna to wait for him as he changes over to her lane. Jackal changes lanes first, landing right in front of Yuma and saying he won't allow that. Tori says there's another place they can change lanes ahead. Jackal says he won't let that happen and draws. He Normal Summons "Magnet Mannequin", while Coyote draws and Normal Summons "Magnet Jammer". Wolfsbane orders "Magnedragon" to attack "Lionhearted Locomotive" with "Magnet Inferno". "Lionhearted Locomotive" is destroyed and Wolf explains that the effect of "Magnedragon" can inflict damage to the destroyed monster's controller if it destroys a monster by battle. Between that effect and the Battle Damage, Anna's Life Points fall to 500.

Tori says that Anna will lose if this continues. Astral says they are surrounded on all sides, but Yuma says he'll open a path. He attacks and destroys "Mannequin" with "Bull Blader", dropping Jackal to 3000 Life Points. Jackal explains that the effect of "Mannequin" inflicts 200 damage when its destroyed, so Yuma's Life Points fall to 800. Then Jackal activates "Magnet Reborn", paying 500 Life Points to revive "Magnet Mannequin". Jackal tells them to bring it on and that they'll continue to deplete Yuma's Life Points. Yuma says if they keep doing this, their Life Points will hit 0 as well. Jackal says they are fine with that and Coyote says they are a team - it doesn't matter if he and Jackal are defeated as long as Wolfsbane remains. Wolfsbane says they'll get a huge reward for defeating him. Yuma and Astral are both surprised. Wolf says they don't care for victory, only money. Yuma asks who hired them and Wolfsbane responds with "who knows?" while Coyote and Jackal laugh. Anna draws "Express Train Trolley Olley" and remarks that this is the only monster she can Summon. She says it can't be helped and does so in Defense Position. Wolfsbane says a DEF of 1000 can't defend her against "Magnedragon". Yuma orders "Bull Blader" to attack "Mannequin", dropping Jackal to 1900 and Yuma to 600, the latter via the destroyed monster's effect. Jackal says they can't break their formation and Coyote adds that Wolfsbane will defeat Anna now. Wolfsbane says this the end and begins to order an attack with "Magnedragon".


Nistro arrives with "Heroic Challenger - Spartan".

Nistro storms in on Yuma's lane, saying Yuma isn't looking too good. He orders the "Heroic Challenger - Spartan" he controls to attack "Magnet Jammer". Everyone is shocked to see yet another Duelist get involved and Coyote activates the effect of "Jammer", returning it to his hand and "Spartan" to Nistro's. Nistro calls that a weak play and tells Yuma he'll take care of Coyote. Yuma thanks him and says he'll surely pay him back later. He changes lanes and says that he'll pay back Anna right now. He orders "Bull Blader" to attack. Wolfsbane asks if he's an idiot - "Bull Blader" has 1600 ATK and "Magnedragon" has 3500. Yuma says he can defeat it - "Bull Blader" has an effect that negates the Battle Damage and destroys the opponent's monster. Wolfsbane changes lanes in response. Anna tells Yuma not to do stupid things and asks if he really thought Wolfsbane would have defeated her. Tori says they were just trying to help and Anna asks if they forgot that she helped them first. Yuma thanks her and Anna blushes, saying she didn't want to be praised. Tori asks why she's so happy.


Yuma uses his allies' monsters for an Xyz Summon.

Wolf says they are underestimating the Triad of Terror and that they will break Yuma yet. He says they will negate the effect of "Bull Blader" first and orders "final formation!". Jackal and Coyote both respond with "Roger!" and proceed to draw and Normal Summon "Magnet Chameleon" in Attack Position. Wolf changes to Yuma's lane and explains that as long one "Magnet Chameleon" remains in Attack Position, the effect of the other will negate the effect of "Bull Blader". Nistro asks if they really thought he would let that happen. He draws and Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Extra Sword" in Attack Position. Nistro announces that Yuma will not become their prey and orders "Extra Sword" to attack and destroy Coyote's "Magnet Chameleon". Coyote's Life Points fall to 0 and he's ejected from his coaster via parachute. Wolfsbane curses and Anna says Wolfsbane is her target. Nistro changes lanes and appears behind Anna, saying he'll lend a hand here too. Yuma says that even if all three of them are in one lane, only Yuma can attack him since he's closest to him. Astral points out that this lane has three Level 4 monsters on it. Astral says they should gather their feelings into one and Yuma overlays his "Bull Blader" with Anna's "Trolley Olley" and Nistro's "Extra Sword" to Xyz Summon "One-Eyed Skill Gainer" in Attack Position.

One-Eyed Skill Gainer‘s effect

The effect of "One-Eyed Skill Gainer".

Wolfsbane points out that it has only 2500 ATK - not enough to beat "Magnedragon". Nistro laughs and explains that when "Extra Sword" is used an Overlay Unit for a Warrior-Type Xyz Monster, that monster gains 1000 ATK. Anna says that "Trolley Olley" can do the same for any Type of monster by 800. The ATK of "Skill Gainer" rises to 4300. Astral tells him to activate its effect and Yuma does so by detaching an Overlay Unit. "Skill Gainer" can copy the effect of "Magnedragon". Wolfsbane says that isn't good - he'll lose via One Turn Kill if Yuma attacks. Yuma says this is the power of his friends and Jackal changes lanes, appearing between Wolfsbane and Yuma. He says that big brother Wolfsbane won't be defeated as "Skill Gainer" destroys "Magnet Chameleon", dropping Jackal's Life Points to zero and ejecting him from the Duel. Wolfsbane is furious, but peels off by changing lanes. Anna calls him a coward and yells for him to come back. Nistro says its all right - they've won.


Wolfsbane and "Electromagnetic Magnedragon" return.

Mr. Heartland continues his commentary, saying that it's wonderful - Yuma gathered the power of his friends to defeat the Triad of Terror. The crowd loudly cheers. Wolfsbane curses and smashes the console of his coaster with his fist three times. He says he won't forgive them. Nistro says Anna isn't a real finalist then, as she had just explained that she took another finalist's place. Tori says that's something that Flip would do. Anna says it can't be helped and blushes, saying she really wanted to meet Yuma again. Nistro interrupts her as he sees Wolfsbane speeding directly towards them in Yuma's lane. Wolfsbane says he'll take revenge for Coyote and Jackal. Nistro says this doesn't look good and Wolfsbane activates "Direct Magnet". He explains that by halving both his Life Points and the ATK of "Magnedragon", this card will let it attack directly. His Life Points fall to 2000. Anna leaps from her coaster and lands on the front of Yuma's. She Special Summons "Construction Train Signal Red", explaining she can do so in Attack Position when a direct attack is declared. It will become the new attack target. "Signal Red" is destroyed and Anna falls from the coaster as her Life Points hit zero. Yuma yells her name, but Anna's cannon deploys itself in flight mode and she lands on it safely. Wolfsbane is furious and says he'll try a real direct attack. He speeds his coaster up in order to ram them but Yuma orders "Skill Gainer" to attack "Magnedragon" with "Dark Blade"


The entrance to the next stage of the Duel Coaster.

Wolfsbane loses and his coaster is dropped down as he flies off in the parachute just before it impacts Yuma's coaster. Anna, flying on her cannon next to them, says that Yuma did it. Yuma thanks her again and Anna says she believes in him and tells him not to lose. They both smile and Anna flies off. Vetrix says he now understands - Yuma's true strength is his friendship and bonds. Heartland says that the Park Section of the Duel Coaster has come to an end. The surviving Duelists will now head into the underground section, "Dragon's Den". Yuma vows to win and yells "kattobingu".

Featured Duel: Duel Coaster

Duel continues from the previous episode.

See Duel Coaster for rules. The Duel begins with Wolfsbane, Jackal and Yuma on the same lane.

Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Caesar" (1800/600). "Gagaga Caesar" attacks and destroys "Magnet Saucer" (Jackal 4000 → 3600). The effects of the other "Magnet Saucer" and "Magnet Eagle Delta" activate, increasing their ATKs by 400 as a "Magnet" monster was destroyed ("Magnet Saucer" 1400 → 1800, "Magnet Eagle Delta" 1200 → 1600).

Coyote and Wolfsbane
Coyote moves to Yuma's lane and attacks "Gagaga Caesar" with "Magnet Saucer", destroying both monsters. The effect of "Magnet Saucer" activates, increasing the ATK of all face-up "Magnet" monsters by 400 ("Eagle Delta" 1600 → 2000).

Wolfsbane attacks directly with "Eagle Delta" (Yuma 3000 → 1000). The ATK of "Eagle Delta" returns to its original value (2000 → 1200).

Kite and Unknown Finalist
Both players control no cards, Kite has an unspecified amount of Life Points and the Unknown Finalist has 600 Life Points. Kite Normal Summons "Reverse Buster" (1500/0), who attacks directly (Unknown Finalist 600 → 0). 18 Duelists Remain.

Jackal, Coyote and Yuma
Jackal Normal Summons "Magnet Ape Epsilon" (1700/500) and Coyote Normal Summons "Magnet Crocodile Zeta" (1600/1200). Yuma Normal Summons "Gogogo Golem" (1800/1500) in Defense Position. "Crocodile Zeta" attacks "Gogogo Golem", who is not destroyed by battle once per turn via its effect as its in Defense Position. "Ape Epsilon" attacks and destroys "Gogogo Golem". "Eagle Delta" prepares to attack directly, but Anna arrives in the same lane as Wolfsbane. She controls "Rocket Arrow Express" (5000/0) in Attack Position. "Rocket Arrow" attacks "Eagle Delta", but Coyote intercepts by changing lanes, making "Crocodile Zeta" the new target (Coyote 4000 → 600). As a "Magnet" monster was destroyed, the effects of "Eagle Delta" and "Ape Epsilon" activate, increasing their ATKs by 400 each ("Ape Epsilon" 1700 → 2100, "Eagle Delta" 1200 → 1600). "Rocket Arrow" destroys itself as Anna cannot pay its Maintenance Cost of sending five cards from her hand to the Graveyard.[Notes 1]

Coyote vs. Anna & Jackal and Wolfsbane vs. Yuma

Electromagnetic Dragon - Magnedragon00:19

Electromagnetic Dragon - Magnedragon

"Electromagnetic Magnedragon" is Summoned.

Coyote activates "Magnet Reborn", paying 500 Life Points (Coyote 600 → 100) to Special Summon a "Magnet" monster from his Graveyard. He Special Summons "Crocodile Zeta" (1600/1200) in Attack Position. He attacks Anna directly, but she changes lanes to the same one that Wolfsbane is in. Anna draws and then Normal Summons "Lionhearted Locomotive" (2400/2100). Wolfsbane activates "Magnet Fusion", Tributing "Eagle Delta", "Ape Epsilon" and "Crocodile Zeta" to Fusion Summon "Electromagnetic Magnedragon" (3500/1500) in Attack Position. Yuma draws and Normal Summons "Bull Blader" (1600/1200). He attempts to change to Anna's lane, but Jackal blocks him, draws and Normal Summons "Magnet Mannequin" (1000/1000). Coyote draws and Normal Summons "Magnet Jammer" (1200/1600). "Magnedragon" attacks and destroys "Lionhearted Locomotive". The effect of "Magnedragon" activates, inflicting damage to Anna equal to her destroyed monster's ATK in addition to the Battle Damage (Anna 4000 → 500).

Yuma attacks and destroys "Mannequin" with "Bull Blader" (Jackal 3600 → 3000), whose effect activates, inflicting 200 damage as it was destroyed by battle (Yuma 1000 → 800). Jackal activates "Magnet Reborn", paying 500 Life Points (Jackal 3000 → 2500) to Special Summon a "Magnet" monster from his Graveyard. He Special Summons "Mannequin" (1000/1000) in Attack Position.

Coyote vs. Anna and Nistro & Jackal and Wolfsbane vs. Yuma
Anna Normal Summons "Express Train Trolley Olley" (1000/1000) in Defense Position. Yuma attacks and destroys "Mannequin" with "Bull Blader" (Jackal 2500 → 1900), with the effect of "Mannequin" inflicting 200 damage to Yuma (Yuma 800 → 600) as it was destroyed by battle. Then, Nistro arrives at the same lane as Coyote; he controls "Heroic Challenger - Spartan" (1600/1000), who attacks "Magnet Jammer". Coyote activates the effect of "Jammer", returning both monsters to their owner's hands. Yuma changes lanes and attacks "Mangedragon" with "Bull Blader" as the latter card can reduce Battle Damage to 0 and destroy the monster it battles. Wolfsbane changes lanes to avoid this.

Coyote and Jackal each draw and Normal Summon "Magnet Chameleon" (700/700). As long as there monsters with the same name on the field, the other may negate an opponent's monster's effect - in this case, that of "Bull Blader". Nistro draws and Normal Summons "Heroic Challenger - Extra Sword" (1000/1000). "Extra Sword" attacks and destroys Coyote's "Magnet Chameleon" (Coyote 100 → 0). 17 Duelists Remain.

Anna, Nistro and Yuma vs. Jackal and Wolfsbane

One-Eyed Skill Gainer00:27

One-Eyed Skill Gainer

The Summoning of "One-Eyed Skill Gainer".

Since, at this point of the Duel, Nistro, Anna and Yuma are in the same lane, Yuma is able to overlay his "Bull Blader" with Anna's "Trolley Olley" and Nistro's "Extra Sword" to Xyz Summon "One-Eyed Skill Gainer" in Attack Position. The effect of "Trolley Olley" increases the Summoned Xyz Monster's ATK by 800, while the effect of "Extra Sword" increases it by 1000 as it is a Warrior-Type (2500 → 4300/2600). Yuma activates the effect of "Skill Gainer", detaching an Overlay Unit to allow him to give "Skill Gainer" the effect of "Magnedragon". "Skill Gainer" attacks "Magnedragon", but Jackal changes lanes and "Magnet Chameleon" becomes the new target (Jackal 1900 → 0). 16 Duelists Remain. Wolfsbane changes lanes.

Anna, Nistro and Yuma vs. Wolfsbane
Wolfsbane changes lanes back to Yuma's. Wolfsbane activates "Direct Magnet", halving his Life Points (Wolfsbane 4000 → 2000) and the ATK of "Magnedragon" (3500 → 1750) to allow it to attack directly. "Magnedragon" attacks Yuma directly. Anna changes lanes by jumping from her coaster to Yuma's. She activates the effect of the "Construction Train Signal Red" in her hand, Special Summoning it (1000/1300) in Attack Position as an opponent declared a direct attack. It becomes the new attack target and is destroyed (Anna 500 → 0). 15 Duelists Remain.

Yuma attacks and destroys "Magnedragon" with "Skill Gainer" (Wolfsbane 2000 → 0). 14 Duelists Remain.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Anna Kaboom
Kite Tenjo



The card design used at the beginning of the series and the hand mistake.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal Epi. 52 Error

D-Gazer error

  • After Yuma praises Anna for saving him from being defeated, one can see that Anna's D-Gazer has rounded edges instead of the angular shape it normally has.
  • After Anna lost her Life Points, the backs of Wolfsbane's cards were shown with the card design used at the beginning of the series and he has more cards in his hand. The card design is corrected in the dub, but the hand mistake was not corrected.


  1. The written Japanese anime lore of "Rocket Arrow Express" shown in episode 29 makes no mention of this effect.
  2. 2.0 2.1 This card can be seen in his hand after the effects of Anna's and Nistro's Monster Cards power up Yuma's "One-Eyed Skill Gainer".
  3. This card can be seen in Wolfsbane's hand only in the dub.

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