Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Rank 049

ZEXAL Rank 49




Atarashii Kibō!!

Japanese translation

A New Hope!!


A New Hope!!



Release date(s)
  • Flag of Japan December 20, 2014
  • Flag of the United States December 22, 2014
Cover date(s)
  • Flag of Japan February 21, 2015
Card Gallery English
Chapter listing Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL chapter listing
Previous The Four Powers!!
Next God of Despair!!

"A New Hope!!" is the forty-ninth chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga.

This chapter was first printed in Japanese in the 02/2015 issue of V Jump, released on December 20, 2014, and in English in the 12/22/2014 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.


Shark somehow manages to counterattack using the "Number" Kyoji trusted him; however, that's not enough to defeat E'Rah, and Shark ends up defeated, passing the baton to Kaito and Yuma. Kaito goes next and begins a new counterattack with his new "Number".

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo, Kaito Tenjo & Ryoga "Shark" Kamishiro vs. E'Rah

Duel continues from the previous Rank.

Turn 9: E'Rah
E'Rah has just declared a direct attack on Yuma. Shark activates his face-down "Spirit Coup", enabling him to select one Trap Card in the Graveyard and use its effect. He chooses Kaito's "Route Change", making himself the new attack target (Shark 800 → 0). During the End Phase, the second effect of "No. 37: Hope Woven Dragon Spider Shark" activates, Special Summoning all other monsters that were destroyed during the same turn as it; "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" (3000/2500) and "No. S39: Utopia the Lightning" (2500/2000) are Special Summoned back to the field. E'Rah then activates the effect of "Sea of Rebirth", allowing her to Special Summon an equal number of monsters from her Deck. She Summons "Strain Filament" (???/0) and "Strain Huge" (???/0).

Turn 10: Kaito
Kaito activates "Revelation of Hope"; by sending one Dragon-Type non-Xyz Monster he controls to the Graveyard, he can Xyz Summon one Xyz Monster with a Rank equal to that monster's Level. He sends "Galaxy-Eyes" to the Graveyard to Xyz Summon "No. 38: Hope Harbinger Dragon Titanic Galaxy" (3000/2500). E'Rah activates the effect of "Sea of Rebirth", but Kaito activates the effect of "Titanic Galaxy", negating the effect of E'Rah's Spell Card and banishing that card and itself. Kaito then activates "Galaxy Journey", allowing him to Special Summon his banished "Titanic Galaxy". The effect of "Titanic Galaxy" activates, attaching "Sea of Rebirth" to itself as an Xyz Material. "Titanic Galaxy" then attacks and destroys "Strain Filament". E'Rah activates the effect of "Sky of Endless Night", but Kaito activates the effect of "Titanic Galaxy", negating E'Rah's Spell Card's effect, and banishing both cards. The effect of "Galaxy Journey" then activates again, Special Summoning "Titanic Galaxy", with the latter's effect attaching "Sky of Endless Night" to itself as an Xyz Material. "Titanic Galaxy" then attacks and destroys "Strain Huge". Kaito proceeds to activate the Quick-Play Spell "Serial Claw"; as "Titanic Galaxy" destroyed a monster, "Serial Claw" increases its ATK by 500, and allows it to attack again ("Titanic Galaxy" ATK 3000 → 3500). "Titanic Galaxy" attacks and destroys "Utopia the Lightning E'Rah", with E'Rah's Life Points decreasing per the effect of "Shifting Land" (E'Rah 4600 → 1500). Next, "Utopia the Lightning" attacks and destroys "Galaxy-Eyes E'Rah", with E'Rah activating her face-down "Last Groan", which, as she controls no monsters, allows her to Special Summon one "Strain" monster from her Deck. She Summons "Strain Desmosome" (?/???), who's effect makes its own ATK equal to half Kaito's current Life Points ("Strain Desmosome" ATK ? → 1000). Due to the effect of "Shifting Land", E'Rah's Life Points are equal to the combined ATK of all monsters she controls (E'Rah 1500 → 1000).

Turn 11: E'Rah
E'Rah activates the effect of "World Cycle", drawing and destroying "Strain Endo". She activates the effect of "Endo", destroying all cards on her field and Special Summoning as many "Anti" monsters as possible from her Deck, as it was destroyed when E'Rah's Life Points were lower than her opponents'. E'Rah Special Summons "Anti the Abyss" (100/100), "Anti the Earth" (100/100), "Anti the Ray" (100/100) and "Anti the Sky" (100/100). She then activates the effect of "Anti the Ray", layering it with other "Anti" cards on the field to Special Summon another "Anti" monster. She layers all four of her "Anti" monsters and begins to summon "Anti-Hope, God of Despair".

Duel continues in the next Rank.

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Ryoga "Shark" Kamishiro
Kaito Tenjo



The "Titanic Moth" card as it appears in this chapter (in the English version).

  • In the above scene, the "Titanic Moth" card shows its ATK as 2800, whereas it was previously shown to have 2400 ATK in Rank 36.
  • When the four "Anti" cards are shown above E'Rah, "Anti the Abyss" has the artwork of "Anti the Sky" instead of its own, and the names of all four cards were swapped (this error is only present in the English version).

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