Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL - Rank 053

ZEXAL Rank 53




Yūma no Takutikusu!!

Japanese translation

Yuma's Tactics!!


Yuma's Tactics!!



Release date(s)
  • Flag of Japan April 21, 2015
  • Flag of the United States April 27, 2015
Cover date(s)
  • Flag of Japan June 21, 2015
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"Yuma's Tactics!!" is the fifty-third chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL manga.

This chapter was first printed in Japanese in the 06/2015 issue of V Jump, released on April 21, 2015, and in English in the 04/27/2015 issue of Weekly Shonen Jump.


The Duel between Yuma and Astral continues. Despite Astral's overwhelming field of "Numbers", Yuma shows his value and still manages to fight back using the "Utopia" monsters. It is when Astral brings forth the "King of Numbers"...

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Astral

Duel continues from the previous Rank.

Turn 2: Astral
Astral activates the effect of "No. 50: Black Ship of Corn", detaching 1 Xyz Material to destroy Yuma's "Gagaga Magician" and inflict its ATK as damage to Yuma. Yuma activates his face-down "Gagaga Escape" to negate the effect of "Black Ship of Corn", but Astral activates the effect of "No. 22: Zombiestein", detaching 1 Xyz Material and discarding 1 card to negate "Gagaga Escape". Yuma in turn activates his face-down "Gagaga Barrier", negating the effects of "Black Ship of Corn" for as long as "Gagaga Magician" is on the field. Astral attacks "Gagaga Magician" with "Zombiestein", but Yuma activates the other effect of "Gagaga Escape", banishing it from the Graveyard to switch "Gagaga Magician" to Defense Position, and making it indestructible by battle this turn. Astral activates "Xyz Spiral". "Gagaga Magician" is not destroyed by the attack, but due to the effect of "Xyz Spiral", Yuma takes damage equal to the Rank of "Zombiestein" x200 (Yuma 4000 → 2400). Next, Astral attacks "Gagaga Magician" with "No. 72: Line Monster Chariot Hisha" and "Black Ship of Corn"; "Gagaga Magician" is not destroyed, but the effect of "Xyz Spiral" inflicts damage to Yuma equal to the Ranks of "Chariot Hisha" and "Black Ship of Corn" x200 (Yuma 2400 → 1200 → 400). Once the Battle Phase ends, the last effect of "Xyz Spiral" allows Astral to draw 1 card. Astral Sets 2 cards.

Turn 3: Yuma
Yuma activates "Gagaga Academy Emergency Network", Special Summoning "Gagaga Girl" (1000/800) from his Deck. Yuma proceeds to activate her effect, making her Level equal to that of "Gagaga Magician" - 4. Yuma overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "No. 39: Utopia". Next, Yuma performs a Shining Xyz Evolution, overlaying "Utopia" to Xyz Summon "No. S39: Utopia One". He activates its effect, detaching all of its Xyz Materials and making his Life Points 1 (Yuma 400 → 1) to banish all monsters Astral controls and inflict damage to Astral equal to their ATKs. Astral chains with his face-down "Rank Gazer", increasing his Life Points by 300 times the Ranks of the Xyz Monsters he controls (Astral 4000 → 9400). The effect of "Utopia One" resolves, banishing "Zombiestein", "Chariot Hisha" and "Black Ship of Corn" (Astral 9400 → 300). Astral activates the other effect of "Rank Gazer", using the 3 banished Xyz Monsters as materials to Special Summon "No. 91: Thunder Spark Dragon" (2400/2000) from his Extra Deck. Yuma activates "Rank-Up-Magic Shining Force" to Rank-Up "Utopia One" into "No. S39: Utopia the Lightning" (2500/2000), whose ATK becomes 5000 due to its effect. "Utopia the Lightning" attacks "Thunder Spark Dragon", but Astral activates his face-down "Spirit Xyz Spark", doubling the latter's ATK (2400 → 4800). "Thunder Spark Dragon" is destroyed (Astral 300 → 100).[Notes 1]

Turn 4: Astral
Astral activates "Numbers Evaille", using "No. 10: Illumiknight", "No. 14: Greedy Sarameya", "No. 21: Frozen Lady Justice" and "No. 48: Shadow Lich" as materials to Xyz Summon "No. 93: Utopia Kaiser" (2500/2000).

Duel continues in the next Rank.

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo


  1. At this point, the effect of "Spirit Xyz Spark" would make Astral draw 1 card. However, he is shown with no cards in his hand before conducting his normal draw for the next turn. This may have been an error.

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