Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Rank 044

ZEXAL Rank 44




Oretachi no Mondai da!!

Japanese translation

It's Our Problem!!


It's Our Problem!!



Release date(s)
  • Flag of Japan July 21, 2014
  • Flag of the United States July 21, 2014
Cover date(s)
  • Flag of Japan September 21, 2014
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"It's Our Problem!!" is the forty-fourth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga.

This chapter was first printed in Japanese in the 9/2014 issue of V Jump, released on July 21, 2014, and in English in the 07/21/2014 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.


After falling through the portal to the Ocean of Otherworlds, Yuma and Astral cooperate with Kaito Tenjo and Ryoga Kamishiro in a 3 vs. 1 Duel against Kyoji Yagumo, with the fate of the Astral World on the line.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo, Kaito Tenjo & Ryoga "Shark" Kamishiro vs. Kyoji Yagumo

Because this is a 3 vs. 1, Kyoji begins with 12000 Life Points, whilst Yuma, Kaito and Ryoga each begin with 4000.

Turn 1: Kyoji
As he controls no monsters, Kyoji Special Summons "Mother Spider" from his hand in Defense Position (???/2300). He then activates its effect, Tributing it to Special Summon three "Baby Spiders" from his Deck and increase their Levels to 5. Next, he activates the Spell Card "Aracno-Cannibalism", allowing him to Tribute one of his "Baby Spiders" to increase the Levels of his other two by its Level, to 10. Kyoji overlays the remaining two "Baby Spiders" to Xyz Summon "No. 35: Ravenous Tarantula" (?/?). He then proceeds to use the Spell Card "Sacrifice Level-Up", banishing two Xyz Materials from "Ravenous Tarantula" to Special Summon one Xyz Monster from his Extra Deck that is one Rank higher than it; He Summons "No. 84: Pain Gainer" (?/?). Due to the effect of "Ravenous Tarantula" all of Kyoji's Insect-Type monsters' ATK and DEF become equal to half the greatest difference between his and his opponents Life Points ("Ravenous Tarantula" ? → 4000/? → 4000) ("Pain Gainer" ? → 4000/? → 4000).

Turn 2: Shark
Shark activates the Spell Card "Shed the Situation", allowing him to Special Summon one Level 8 or higher even Leveled monster from his hand, but its ATK and Level will be halved and he will be able to treat it as two monsters for an Xyz Summon. He Summons "Kaiser Sea Snake" (2500 → 1250/1000, Level 8 → 4). Due to the effect of "Pain Gainer" Shark takes 300 damage as he activated a Spell card (Shark 4000 → 3700), and because the difference between Ryoga and Kyoji's Life Points has increased "Ravenous Tarantula" increases the attack of all Insect-Type monsters by half the difference (4000 → 4150/4000 → 4150). Shark then overlays "Kaiser Sea Snake", treated as two Xyz Materials, to Xyz Summon "Bahamut Shark" (2600/2100). He then activates the Spell Card "Overlay Regeneration", attaching it as an Xyz Material to "Bahamut Shark". At this point the effects of "Pain Gainer" and "Ravenous Tarantula" activate again, the former reducing Ryoga's Life Points by 300 (Shark 3700 → 3400) and the latter's increasing both their ATK by the difference between their Life Points (4150 → 4300/4150 → 4300). Shark activates the Spell Card "Flash Fang", increasing the ATK of "Bahamut Shark" by 500 (2600 → 3100/2100). The effects of "Pain Gainer" and "Ravenous Tarantula" activate for a third time, the former reducing Shark's Life Points by 300 (Shark 3400 → 3100) and the latter's increasing both their ATK by the difference between their Life Points (4300 → 4450/4300 → 4450). Shark then activates the Quick-Play Spell Card "Compulsory Circulation Device", detaching two Xyz Materials from "Bahamut Shark" to banish Kyoji's "Ravenous Tarantula" and "Pain Gainer". Since Shark activated a Spell Card, "Pain Gainer" inflicts 300 more damage to Shark's Life Points (3100 → 2800). Shark attacks Kyoji directly with "Bahamut Shark" (Kyoji 12000 → 8900). At the end of the Battle Phase, "Ravenous Tarantula" and "Pain Gainer" are returned to the field, with the former's effect increasing their ATK (? → 3050/? → 3050). Shark activates the second effect of "Flash Fang", destroying "Ravenous Tarantula" and "Pain Gainer" as they have less ATK than the amount of damage Kyoji received.

Duel continues in the next Rank.

Featured cards

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

Ryoga "Shark" Kamishiro
Kyoji Yagumo

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