"An Imperfect Couple: Part 1", known as "A Fierce-Battle Couple Duel - "That Anna Chick" and I Are a Tag!?" in the Japanese version, is the ninety-second episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on February 24, 2013 and in the United States on January 11, 2014.

Today is Heartland Academy's Cultural Festival. Yuma's class are busy with the "Monster Cafe". A gloomy look crosses the faces of Tori and Cathy, who were enjoying dressing up as monsters until that wild, trouble-making girl, Anna ran into Yuma. As if at almost perfect timing, Ray shows up, mentioning a "Couples Duel tournament". When Anna hears that the opponent is a Pro Duelist Dueling Couple, she forces Yuma to form a team with her.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo and Anna Kaboom vs. Brooke and Mayday Walker


Turn 1: Mayday
Mayday draws and activates the "Iceberg Ocean" Field Spell Card which reduces the DEF of all face-up Defense Position monsters to 0. He then activates "Balloon Party", which Special Summons two "Balloon Tokens" (0/0). He Tributes them to Tribute Summon "Indestructible Airship Hindenkraft" (2900/2000). Mayday Sets a card.

Turn 2: Yuma
Yuma Normal Summons "Gogogo Golem" (1800/1500) and Sets two cards.

Turn 3: Brooke
Brooke activates "Raft Party", which Special Summons two "Raft Tokens" (0/0). She Tributes them to Tribute Summon "Unsinkable Titanica" (2800/3000). As a Level 5 or higher monster was Summoned, Mayday activates the effect of "Hindenkraft", which switches all Level 9 or lower monsters the opponent controls to Defense Position. "Gogogo Golem" is switched to Defense Position. "Iceberg Ocean" reduces the DEF of "Gogogo Golem" to 0 (1500 → 0). Brooke activates the effect of "Titanica", which allows her to destroy a face-up monster with 0 DEF and inflict damage to her opponent equal to half its ATK. She destroys "Gogogo Golem" (Yuma 4000 → 3100). As a single monster was destroyed by a card effect, Yuma activates his face-down "Puzzle Reborn" to Special Summon "Gogogo Golem" (1800/1500). Brooke Sets a card.

Turn 4: Anna
Anna Normal Summons "Night Express Knight" without Tribute via its own effect, at the cost of reducing its ATK to 0 (3000 → 0/3000). She activates "Southern Stars" to change the Level of "Gogogo Golem" to 10. Anna then overlays her two Level 10 monsters to Xyz Summon "Superdreadnought Rail Cannon Gustav Max" (3000/3000) in Attack Position. She activates the effect of "Gustav Max", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Gustav Max" ORU 2 → 1) to inflict 2000 damage to her opponent. She chooses to inflict the damage to Brooke, but Mayday activates his face-down "Engagement Destiny" which halves the effect damage to Brooke, but he takes the other half (Brooke & Mayday 4000 → 3000). Anna Sets a card.

Turn 5: Mayday
Mayday overlays his two Level 10 monsters to Xyz Summon "Skypalace Gangaridai" (3400/3000) in Attack Position. He activates its effect, detaching an Overlay Unit ("Gangaridai" ORU 2 → 1) to destroy a monster and halve its controller's Life Points. He destroys "Gustav Max" (Anna 4000 → 2000). "Gangaridai" attacks Yuma directly.

Duel continues in the next episode.

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Anna Kaboom
Mayday Walker
Brooke Walker
Menu cards

Differences in adaptations

  • All Japanese and English characters on the fair sign and poster are removed, with the exception of the Monster Cafe.
  • When Ray presents the poster, the English characters are removed and the background is altered.
  • The scene where Tori is shown annoyed with Cathy's flirting with Yuma is cut.
  • The scene that show the Floral Design Club's sign is cut.
  • The poster on the bathroom wall is removed.
  • The scene where Anna placed the note on Tori's locker is cut.
  • The song that Scarlett sings is replaced by Take a Chance.
  • The girl that was jumping during the song is placed in a fixed position.
  • The scene where that show was written in the note is cut.
  • When Tori is holding the note, the Japanese characters are altered to English characters.
  • The scene where Anna appears with Tori's uniform, the skirt scene is cut.
  • The scene where Tori and Cathy flatter the love between Brooke and Mayday Walker is cut.
  • The scene where Tori, Cathy and Anna argue over who should be Yuma's partner for the tournament is cut.
  • Astral commenting on Yuma's costume, which annoys the latter, is cut.


The following scenes have the cards with the old card backings. These were corrected in the dub.


  1. This card is seen with Yuma when he talks with Ray.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 This card is shown when she looks through her Deck before Vector appears.

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