List of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal episodes

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Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal (遊☆戯☆王 ZEXAL (ゼアル) Yūgiō Zearu?) is the fourth Yu-Gi-Oh! anime television series by Nihon Ad Systems and TV Tokyo. It is directed by Satoshi Kuwahara and produced by Studio Gallop. The series aired in Japan on TV Tokyo between April 11, 2011 and September 24, 2012. A second series, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal II, began airing from October 7, 2012. The show also premiered on Toonzai in North America on October 15, 2011. The story follows the young duelist Yuma Tsukumo who partners up with an ethereal spirit named Astral, as they search for the 100 Number Duel Monsters cards, which will restore Astral's memories.

Six pieces of theme music are used for the series: three opening and three ending themes. For episodes 1-25, the opening theme is "Masterpiece" (マスターピース Masutāpīsu?) by mihimaru GT whilst the ending theme is Boku Quest (僕クエスト Boku Kuesuto?, lit My Quest) by Golden Bomber.[1] For episode 26-49, the opening theme is "Braving!" by Kanan whilst the ending theme is "Setsubou no Freesia" (切望のフリージア Setsubō no Furījia?, lit Freesia of Longing) by DaizyStripper. For episodes 50-73, the opening theme is "Tamashii Drive" (魂ドライブ Tamashī Doraibu?, lit. Soul Drive) by Color Bottle whilst the ending theme is "Wild Child" by Moumoon. For the 4Kids and Konami English dub version, the opening theme is "Take a Chance" for all episodes that aired in the US.

Episode list[edit]

Season 1[edit]

No.English dub title/Original translated title
Original Japanese title
Original airdateEnglish airdate
1"Go With the Flow: Part 1" / "I'm Kattobing!"
"Kattobingu da ze, Ore!!" (かっとビングだぜ、オレ!!) 
April 11, 2011[2]October 15, 2011[3]
In Heartland City, Yuma Tsukumo aspires to be the world's best duelist. Despite this, he is not a good duelist, since he usually loses to others. When he ends up Dueling Shark, a bully known to have pro-level skills, odd things begin to happen and Yuma's story begins. 
2"Go With the Flow: Part 2" / "My Name is Astral"
"Waga na wa Asutoraru" (わが名はアストラル!) 
April 18, 2011[2]October 22, 2011[4]
Astral comes as the duel between Yuma and Shark come to its conclusion. In order to take down Number 17: Leviathan Dragon, Yuma obtains a Number card of his own, Number 39: Utopia. 
3"In the End: Part 1" / "To Summarize, It's a Case!"
"Todo no Tsumari Jiken desu!" (トドのつまり事件です!) 
April 25, 2011[2]October 29, 2011 [5]
Astral has been unable to leave since Yuma dueled Shark, so despite his reluctance, he's begun living with Yuma. At an inconvenient time, Kari Tsukumo has trouble when her PC she uses as a stay-at-home reporter crashes. When her big scoop is deleted as a result of a system down the city suffered, she orders Yuma to find an alternate scoop she can use for another manuscript. When Yuma goes into town, the traffic lights go nuts, causing downtown to fall into chaos. Yuma looks for the criminal who is spreading the computer virus that caused all this chaos. 
4"In the End: Part 2" / "Countdown to a Comeback! Astral Is the Secret Plan!?"
"Gyakuten no Kauntodaun! Hisaku wa Asutoraru!?" (逆転のカウントダウン! 秘策はアストラル!?) 
May 2, 2011[2]November 5, 2011[6]
Yuma challenges Mr. Kay, who is behind it all. Astral notes that each time Mr. Kay reduces Yuma's Life Points, his body weakens, causing him to slowly vanish! To make things worse, the Explosive Virus Time Bomb Mr. Kay has set is slowly reaching its countdown. 
5"Flipping Out: Part 1" / "The Duel's Flip Side!"
"Dueru no Ura wo Yomu Ura!" (デュエルのウラを読むウラ!) 
May 9, 2011[2]November 12, 2011[7]
A strange shadow approaches Yuma, which turns out to be Flip, a classmate of Yuma's known for his duplicitous tongue. In the morning, Yuma was reprimanded for a prank he pulled in front of the whole class that he has no memory of causing. As a result, he's been cut off from everyone else. Flip gently challenges Yuma to a Duel. With Baby Tiragon, his new Xyz Monster, Yuma might enjoy this duel, but Flip seems to be planning something. 
6"Flipping Out: Part 2" / "Traitorous Numbers!?"
"Uragiri no Nanbāzu!?" (裏切りのナンバーズ!?) 
May 16, 2011[8]November 19, 2011[9]
Flip steals Yuma's Number 39: Utopia, causing Astral to vanish. Flip reveals that he wanted the great power of the Numbers. Yuma then tries to summon Number 17: Leviathan Dragon to fight back, but Flip's trap card takes even that away. When Yuma is pushed into a corner with his field, an unexpected monster will become the Trump Card of the Duel. 
7"The Sparrow: Part 1" / "Lavish Justice! Esper Robin Arrives!!"
"Seigi no Ōbanfurumai! Esupā Robin Sanjou!!" (正義の大盤振る舞い! エスパー・ロビン参上!!) 
May 23, 2011[8]November 26, 2011[10]
In order to rescue Nelson's soul from the Number 83: Galaxy Queen, Yuma Duels against his alter ego, The Sparrow. 
8"The Sparrow: Part 2" / "Star Robin Forever"
"Sutā Robin yo Eien ni" (スター・ロビンよ永遠に) 
May 30, 2011[8]December 3, 2011[11]
Yuma's Duel against the Sparrow continues. The Sparrow continues to overpower Yuma with more characters from his TV show. However, Astral, who is aware of the characters ultimate combination, plans a reversal to win the Duel. 
9"Feline Frenzy" / "Cat's Surprising Cat Deck!?"
"Kyatto Odoroku Neko Dekki!?" (キャットオドロく猫デッキ!?) 
June 6, 2011[8]February 4, 2012
A suspicious shadow is trailing Yuma. It seems someone has been after Yuma, and their identity is the unassuming girl Cathy Catherine from Yuma's class. Yuma and Tori fall into Cathy's trap. To rescue Tori, Yuma is going to have to Duel against Cathy. Astral is cautious of the strange vibes he's getting from Cathy, especially with the strategy of her Transforming Cat Deck! 
10"Shark Attack" / "Shark's Counterattack!"
"Gyakushū no Shāku!" (逆襲のシャーク!) 
June 13, 2011[12]February 11, 2012
Yuma is reminded that his victories in his current Duels are due to Astral's help. To prove his skills, Yuma challenges Shark to a Duel once more. Though Shark doesn't care to Duel again, he finally agrees when he reaches the end of his rope due to Yuma following him around. The Duel between Yuma and Shark begins. Can Yuma win against Shark, who has no Number cards, when he himself declares he won't use his Number cards or require the aid of Astral!? 
11"The Pack: Part 1" / "Yuma and Shark: Injury-Filled Tag Duel"
"Yuma to Shāku Kizu-darake no Taggude~yueru" (遊馬とシャーク 傷だらけのタッグデュエル) 
June 20, 2011[12]February 18, 2012
In order to stop Scorch and Chills, Yuma and Shark face them in a Tag-Team Duel. 
12"The Pack: Part 2" / "Combo of Hope! Armored Xyz Activates!"
"Kibō no Gattai! Āmādo Ekushīzu Hatsudō!" (希望の合体! アーマード・エクシーズ発動!) 
June 27, 2011[12]February 25, 2012
Scorch's and Chill's Number cards overpower Yuma and Shark. Shark, who notices Yuma's determination to not give up on him, entrusts Yuma with one card that turns the whole Duel around. 
13"The Number Hunter: Part 1" / "Hunter of Souls! Numbers Hunter Appears!"
"Tamashii o Karu Mono! Nanbāzu Hantā Genru!" (魂を狩る者! ナンバーズ・ハンター現る!) 
July 4, 2011[12]March 3, 2012
Yuma is confronted by Kite Tenjo, a boy who calls himself the Number Hunter. Elsewhere, the plans of Mr. Heartland and Dr. Faker come to light. 
14"The Number Hunter: Part 2" / "Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon Descends!"
"Gyarakushī Aizu Foton Doragon Kōrin!" (『銀河眼の光子竜』降臨!) 
July 11, 2011[13]March 10, 2012[14]
Kite overpowers Yuma with Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, as Yuma desperately tries to turn the Duel around. 
15"Training Days: Part 1" / "Battle at Duel Sanctuary, Legendary Monsters Resurrect!!"
"Shitō, Kettōan, Densetsu no Monsutā Fukkatsu!!" (死闘、決闘庵 伝説のモンスター復活!!) 
July 18, 2011[13]March 17, 2012[15]
Having clearly seen Kite's power, and how utterly hopeless they are, Yuma and Astral are keenly aware that they cannot easily recover. At that time, Yuma talks to his grandmother. She mentions a mysterious old man named Roku at a Duel Sanctuary, who owns a wooden statue of the Legendary Monster Dark Magician, who is waiting for Yuma and his crew. Yuma makes a strong wish based on his desire to train and get better! 
16"Training Days: Part 2" / "The Deadliest Ninja Arts! The Most Terrifying Ninja!"
"Hissatsu Ninpō! Sai Osore Ninja Ara Waru!" (必殺忍法! 最恐忍者あらわる!) 
July 25, 2011[13]March 24, 2012
It's a Duel against Roku's former disciple, Kaze! Kaze draws his Ninja monsters, pinning Yuma down, but believing in the power of his friends, Yuma continues this battle even after Kaze summons his Trump Card, Number 12: Crimson Shadow Armor Ninja. However thanks to Roku and Astral, Yuma wins the duel. 
17"It's in the Cards: Part 1" / "The All-Seeing Seer: The Terrifying Fortuneteller - Jin"
"Subete o Mitōsu Mono Kyōfu no Uranaishi Jin" (すべてを見通す者 恐怖の占い師・ジン) 
August 1, 2011[13]March 31, 2012
Tori and her friends, who are interested in the Number Cards, plus Astral, form the Super Secret Number Cards Investigation Club. To get more info about the Numbers, they visit the home of a fortuneteller, but the fortuneteller is under the orders of Kite to collect the Number cards! When the fortuneteller, Fortuno, kidnaps Tori and the rest, Yuma and Astral come to the rescue, but the memory of their Duel with Kite comes back, the visions of which continue to haunt them! 
18"It's in the Cards: Part 2" / "Chaos Xyz Change! The Light of Aspiration: Hope Ray!!"
"Kaosu Ekushīzu Chenji! Kibō no Hikari Hōpu Rei!!" (カオスエクシーズ・チェンジ! 希望の光ホープ・レイ!!) 
August 8, 2011[13]April 7, 2012
The Duel between Yuma and Fortuno continues. Fortuno pushes Yuma into a corner as he summons Number 11: Big Eye. Despite Astral's acceptance of defeat, Yuma's unwillingness of surrendering leads the two to unlock a new power. 
19"The Edge of the World" / "The Promised Kattobing"
"Yakusoku no Kattobingu" (約束のかっとビング) 
August 15, 2011[16]April 14, 2012
While searching for Yuma's Key, Astral learns more about Yuma's father, and his Feeling the Flow spirit that was born from a promise between the two. 
20"Roots of the Problem" / "The Pitch-Black Number: Dark Yuma vs Tetsuo"
"Shikkoku no Nanbāzu Yami Yūma vs Tetsuo" (漆黒のナンバーズ 闇遊馬vs鉄男) 
August 22, 2011[16]April 21, 2012
Having gained control over Astral, Dark Mist manipulates and forces Yuma into a Duel against Bronk. 
21"Battle with the Bot" / "Yuma vs The Cleaning Robot Obomi"
"Yūma vs Osōji Robotto Obomi" (遊馬vsお掃除ロボット オボミ) 
August 29, 2011[16]April 28, 2012
As they head home from class, Yuma and his friends meet Lilly whom they form a friendship with. However after the robot is reprogrammed to its former self, Yuma duels Lilly in order to help regain her memories. 
22"The Shark Hunter" / "The Seized Emperor's Key! Showdown, Kaito vs Shark"
"Ubawareta Ou no Kagi! Gekitotsu Kaito vs Shāku" (奪われた皇の鍵! 激突カイトvsシャーク) 
September 5, 2011[16]May 5, 2012
In order to protect Yuma's Key from Kite, Shark faces him in a Duel. 
23"Hunting Down The Hunter: Part 1" / "The Destined Duel! Astral vs Kaito"
"Shukumei no Kettou! Asutoraru VS Kaito" (宿命の決闘!アストラルvsカイト) 
September 12, 2011[17]May 12, 2012
While Yuma seeks for his Key, Astral duels against Kite to defend the Number cards he possesses. 
24"Hunting Down The Hunter: Part 2" / "The Soul's Xyz Summon! ZEXAL"
"Tamashii no Ekushīzu Shōkan! Zearu" (魂のエクシーズ召喚!ZEXAL) 
September 19, 2011[17]May 19, 2012[18]
Despite being unable to fight against the immense power of Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, Astral, his resolve stern due to Feeling the Flow, continues a desperate combo of Offense and Defense. But when he finally gives up against Kite who keeps attacking him over and over, Yuma appears and the mysterious ZEXAL power activates...! 
25"Frozen in Time" / "The Time Comes, Three Suns Appear"
"Toki no Otozore, Arawareshi Mittsu no Taiyō" (時の訪れ 現われし3つの太陽) 
October 3, 2011[17]August 18, 2012[19]
As Yuma and Astral contemplate the nature of Kite's Galaxy Eyes Photon Dragon and why he is unaffected by the Numbers, time stops and three strange suns appear in the sky. The Yellow Sun is from Earth, the Blue Sun is from Astral World, and the Red Sun is from Barian World (which Kite is familiar with). Astral and Kite hold their own investigations into the incident, looking into the sites of Yuma's past duels. Dr. Faker tells Mr. Heartland that energy waves from both Astral World and Barian World (indirectly mentioned) caused time on Earth to stop temporarily. Dr. Faker then says that the appearance of the 3 Suns indicate that both worlds are drawing closer to Earth, and that soon, the final stage shall be set. As the suns disappear and time resumes again, Kite tells Yuma to come to the World Duel Carnival to settle things. 

Season 2[edit]

No.English dub title/Original translated title
Original Japanese title
Original airdateEnglish airdate
26"Let the Duels Begin" / "Begin! World Duel Carnival!"
"Kaimaku! Wārudo Dueru Kānibaru" (開幕!WDC) 
October 10, 2011[20]August 25, 2012
The World Duel Carnival, where Duelists from around the world will wage heated battles, is swiftly approaching. Yuma, seeking to fulfill his dream of becoming Duel Champion, excitedly rushes to the tournament. But what will Yuma do when he has no Heart Pieces, which serve as the proof of participation for the WDC? Meanwhile, Mr. Heartland and Kite make their preparations to gather the Numbers that are likely to assemble before them in this tournament. 
27"A Team Performance" / "WDC Kickoff! The Flame Striker Kakeru"
"Wārudo Dueru Kānibaru Kikku Ofu! Honō no Sutoraikā Kunitachi Kakeru" (WDCキックオフ!炎のストライカー・国立カケル) 
October 17, 2011[20]September 1, 2012
Yuma's first opponent in the World Duel Carnival is the soccer kid, Striker. Striker transforms the surrounding with his Field Spell Card, as the Duel kicks off. With his "Offside Trap", Striker brilliantly seals Yuma's strategies, while his teammate monsters use teamwork to frantically keep beating Yuma up with a combo of offense and defense and with such sheer strength, it seems as if Striker's victory is all but decided... 
28"Heavy Metal" / "Construction Site Duel! Destroy the Construction Equipment Deck!!"
"Kōjigenba Dueru! Jūki Dekki wo Uchiyabure!!" (工事現場デュエル! 重機デッキを打ち破れ!!) 
October 24, 2011[20]September 8, 2012
Whilst at a construction site looking for more opponents, Yuma and Tori are saved from a falling girder by a boy named Cody Callum, who challenges Yuma to a duel with his Heavy Industry Deck. As the noise from Cody's ace monster, Digvorzhak, makes it hard for Yuma to hear Astral's instructions, they learn they have the ability to speak telepathically. Learning how even a tiny bolt helps keep aloft mighty machinery, Yuma manages to use his low level monster to take down Digvorzhak and win the duel. 
29"Love Hurts" / "Railroad Deck Takeoff! Runaway Duelist Anna"
"Tetsubō Dekki Hasshin! Bakusō Duerisuto Anna" (鉄道デッキ発進!暴走決闘者アンナ) 
October 31, 2011[20]September 15, 2012
Yuma and Tori find themselves being chased by Anna Kaboom, a girl who allegedly bullied Yuma in her childhood because she has a crush on him. After a lengthy chase involving a rocket launcher, Yuma challenges Anna to a duel, who declares that if she wins, he will be hers. Anna proves to be trouble with her Railway Deck, especially when she summons a Rank 10 Xyz Monster, Gustav Max. Yuma summons his new Xyz Monster, TemTempo, and manages to use his traps to turn Anna's overwhelming firepower against her and win. After the duel, it is revealed that Anna had confused Yuma for someone else. 
30"No Tomato" / "Yuma's Greatest Ordeal! Fight to Death, Vegetable Death Match"
"Yūma Saidai no Shiren! Shidō, Yassai Desumacchi" (遊馬最大の試練! 死闘、野菜デスマッチ) 
November 7, 2011[20]September 22, 2012
Yuma encounters Tombo Tillbitty, a farmer who wants Tori to become an image girl for his home-grown tomatoes. Yuma challenges him to a duel, which Tombo makes into a 'Vegetable Death Match', in which players have to eat a vegetable whenever they attack. This proves to be a tricky rule for Yuma as he hates tomatoes, leaving many opportunities to attack pass by. After some pushing from Tori and Astral, Yuma finally gives in and eats a tomato, coming to like it, and wins the duel with his Xyz Monster, Melomelody 
31"Life Is a Carnival: Part 1" / "His Name is Charlie, the Man with the Strongest Luck in History"
"Sono Mei wa Chari! Shijo Saikyo no Un wo Motsu Otoko" (その名はチャーリー!史上最強の運を持つ男) 
November 14, 2011September 29, 2012
Kari is contacted by a thief named Charlie McCay, who she used to have a thing with. She sends Yuma to meet up with him, who encounters Shark along the way and hears his motivation for entering the WDC. As Yuma meets up with Charlie, he learns that he possesses a Number card, Number 7: Lucky Straight, as well as extraordinary luck during dice rolls. As the police approach him, Charlie uses his Number card to create a whirlwind that takes several people's cards, including one of Yuma's Number cards, and allows him to escape. After hearing about Charlie from Kari, Yuma manages to confront him on a runaway monorail and challenge him to a duel. 
32"Life Is a Carnival: Part 2" / "Invincible Luck! Number 7 Lucky Stripe"
"Muteki no Kyōin! Numbāzu Nana Rakkī Sutoraipu" (無敵の強運!No.7 ラッキー・ストライプ) 
November 21, 2011October 6, 2012
Charlie uses the luck granted to him by his Number card to increase his life points to high levels and summon out Lucky Straight. As the monorail runs out of time before it crashes, Kari informs Yuma that Charlie's luck comes from his card. As Charlie manages to take control of Utopia, Yuma manages to pull some luck on his own and neautralize Lucky Straight's power, taking away Charlie's luck and allowing him to win the duel with Utopia Ray. As Kari helps to stop the monorail in time, Charlie goes to see his niece, May, who is due for an operation, and gives Lucky Straight to her for good luck before saying his farewells to Kari. 
33"Foolish Fans" / "Tag Duel of Hell! Fiendish Hero IV"
"Jigoku no Taggu Dueru! Akuma no Hīrō Fō" (地獄のタッグデュエル!悪魔のヒーローIV) 
November 28, 2011October 13, 2012
As the second day of the WDC begins, Bronk and Caswell are invited by Quattro to participate in a Battle Royale for all their Heart Pieces. Although he acts innocently enough, he soon reveals his true purpose is to gather Numbers and summons his ace monster, Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder, using its ability to use their Xyz Monsters against them and defeat them. As Yuma seeks revenge on Quattro, Shark arrives on the scene. 
34"Shark Bait" / "The Determined Revenge, Tragic Duelist, Shark"
"Ketsui no Fukushū Kanashiki Dyuerisuto Shāku" (決意の復讐 哀しき決闘者シャーク) 
December 5, 2011October 20, 2012
As Shark prepares to face Quattro, he is forced to duel his brother, Trey, instead, whilst Quattro leaves with a completed Heart Pass. As Tori and Bronk take Caswell to the hospital, Yuma and Astral stay to observe Shark's duel. Shark brings out Black Ray Lancer whilst Trey summons Number 32: Shark Drake which deals massive damage to him. As Shark takes control of Shark Drake, he is almost possessed by the Number's power, but overcomes it due to remembering Yuma's words. Trey then summons his ace monster, Chronomaly Crystal Chrononaut, but Shark sees through Trey's traps and wins the duel. 
35"Bad Developments: Part 1" / "The Shocking Scoop, Kotori's Dangerous Future!"
"Shōgeki no Sukūpu! Kotori no Kiken-na Mirai!" (衝撃のスクープ!小鳥の危険な未来) 
December 12, 2011October 27, 2012
Kari's boss Editor in chief sends her to investigate a cameraman named Cameron Clix who is allegedly able to take photos of future events. After witnessing this ability firsthand, Kari gets Yuma to search for Cameron. Meanwhile, Tori, who had gotten annoyed with Yuma's moping, encounters Cameron, who is an old friend of hers, and gets her photo taken before boarding a blimp. Afterwards, Yuma witnesses Cameron defeating someone with a Numbers card. As Yuma and Kari confront Cameron, he shows a future photo of Tori in a dangerous situation aboard the blimp, just as one of its engines blows. As Kari rushes to save Tori and everyone else on the blimp, Yuma confronts Cameron in a duel, where Cameron takes a future photo allegedly foretelling Yuma's defeat. 
36"Bad Developments: Part 2" / "The Power to Create Future! Aspiring Emperor Hope Ray"
"Mirai wo Kiri Hiraku Chikara! Kibō Hōpu Rei" (未来を切り開く力!希望皇ホープレイ) 
December 19, 2011November 3, 2012
As Yuma struggles to fight against Cameron who can predict his moves, the second engine on the blimp blows, further endangering Tori, who is shocked to hear about Cameron's change in personality. Yuma decides to make his own future and rejects the strategy Cameron had planned for him. Cameron summons his Number card, Number 25: Force Focus, but soon finds that Yuma's change of actions has affected his foretold future. After disabling Force Focus's effects, Yuma summons Utopia Ray and defeats Cameron. However, the blimp is still on a crash course, but miraculously Kite arrives and brings the blimp into a safe landing, whilst Cameron returns to his old self. 
37"Double Jeopardy: Part 1" / "Disqualified from the WDC!? Heartland's Assassins, Droite and Gauche"
"Daburu Di Shi Shikkaku!? Hātorando no Shikyaku Dorowa ando Gōshu" (WDC失格!? ハートランドの刺客ドロワ&ゴーシュ) 
December 26, 2011November 10, 2012
Noticing he is falling behind in the carnival, Flip attempts to get Heart Pieces by trading with other duelists using fakes, but he soon caught by Mr. Heartland's officials, Dextra and Nistro. Displeased by Flip's treatment, Yuma challenges both of them to a duel, faced with disqualification should he lose. Meanwhile, Astral, who is inside the key, encounters Number 96, who has teamed up with the Numbers to fight him, telling him his mission is to destroy mankind. However, Utopia steps in to defend him. 
38"Double Jeopardy: Part 2" / "Bound To Hope! Hope Sword Mars Slash!!"
"Kibō wo Tsunage! Hōpu Ken Māzu Surasshu!!" (希望をつなげ! ホープ剣マーズ・スラッシュ!!) 
January 9, 2012November 17, 2012
Yuma manages to survive Nistro's attack, but finds he can't summon his Numbers without Astral around. Astral instructs Utopia to go to Yuma's aid, whilst Number 96 takes the other Numbers unto himself. As Yuma summon Utopia, Dextra summons her Xyz Monster, Photon Butterfly Assassin, the same type as Kite's monsters, leading her and Nistro to learn of Yuma's involvement with Kite and the Numbers. Nistro also summons his Photon Monster, Strike Bounzer, bringing Yuma's life points down to 100. As Yuma struggles to think of a comeback, Tori and Flip help get his confidence back, which in turn helps to free Astral from Number 96's grip and come to Yuma's aid. Powering up Utopia, they attempt to defeat Dextra, but Nistro takes the hit instead, resulting in Yuma's victory. 
39"Pets Peeved" / "The Destined Showdown! Cat-chan VS Dog-chan"
"Shukumei no Taiketsu! Kyatto-chan Bāsasu Doggu-chan" (話宿命の対決!キャットちゃんvsドッグちゃん) 
January 16, 2012November 24, 2012
As Yuma and co meet up with Cathy, who has two Heart Pieces, a group of dogs steal Yuma's Heart Pass. Thanks to Cathy's ability to communicate with cats, they track them down to a warehouse, where they encounter a supposedly talking dog named Roscoe who leads a gang of dogs. Roscoe challenges Cathy to a duel, in which the fate of both cats and dogs will be decided. Roscoe summons out his Xyz Monster, Sumo King Dog, but Cathy manages to survive his attack and summon Cat Girl Magician. It is then revealed the voice behind Roscoe is a young girl named Pip, who had hidden inside Roscoe because she was scared of others. Cathy convinces Pip to continue the duel, though when she gets timid about Cathy's tactic, Yuma and the others convince her to fight to the end, allowing her to make a turn around and defeat Cathy. Afterwards, Pip returns Yuma's Heart Pass whilst Cathy awards Pip her Heart Pieces. 
40"About Hart" / "Visitor from Heartland: Haruto"
"Hātorando Kara Raihōsha Haruto" (ハートランドから来訪者 ハルト) 
January 23, 2012December 1, 2012
As Hart notices the pain Kite is going through for his sake, he breaks free from his restraints and winds up in Heartland City, where he is found by Yuma and Tori. They soon discover that, besides some mysterious powers, Hart is also able to communicate with Astral. Yuma takes Hart back to his place, where he appears to strike up a friendship with Astral. Later that night, Hart runs off in search of Kite, so Yuma and Tori follow him to a windmill plant. Nistro and Dextra arrive to try and take Hart back home, but Hart uses his powers to escape. They arrive at the top of a windmill, but Hart can't find what he was searching for and goes berserk. Astral reads Hart's memories, in which he was protected by Hart until Mr. Heartland captured him. Using this knowledge, Yuma manages to calm Hart down. However, another servant of Vetrix, Quinton, arrives and takes control of Hart, who reveals his mission is to destroy the Astral World before leaving with Quinton. 
41"Losing Hart" / "Missing Haruto! The New Enemy: Tron"
"Kieta Haruto! Aratanaru Teki: Toron" (消えたハルト!新たなる敵 トロン) 
January 30, 2012December 8, 2012
Nistro and Dextra, later joined by Kite, confront Yuma about the whereabouts of Hart, managing to provide a description of the kidnapper thanks to Astral. After Nistro and Dextra leave, Kite agrees to let Yuma help search for Hart. Whilst Astral deduces that Mr. Heartland has a strong role in the mystery surrounding Hart, Hart is brought before Vetrix, who performs a ritual to transfer Hart's powers into his body. Hart's painful cries for help are heard by both Kite and Astral, leading them to a castle in the middle of a lake. Upon entering the castle, Yuma and Kite are confronted by Trey and Quattro, who force them into a Tag Duel. 
42"A Dubious Duo" / "Yuma & Kaito: A Spirited Tag Duel"
"Yūma to Kaito Tamashii no Taggu Dyueru" (遊馬とカイト 魂のタッグ・デュエル) 
February 6, 2012December 15, 2012
As the Tag Duel begins, Kite shows little willingness to work with Yuma, who learns from Quattro about how Kite is gathering Numbers to cure Hart's illness. Trey summons his Number card, Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech whilst Yuma summons Utopia. However, Quattro then summons out Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Grinder to destroy Utopia, but Yuma manages to protect Kite from his attack. Quattro then torments Kite by showing him Hart's torture, provoking him to summon Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, falling into a trap laid out by Trey, weakening Galaxy Eyes and preparing to deal massive damage to Kite. 
43"The Dragon Awakens" / "The Miraculous Overlay! Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon"
"Kiseki no Ōbārei! Neo Garakushī Aizu Foton Doragon" (奇跡のオーバーレイ!超銀河眼の光子龍) 
February 13, 2012December 22, 2012
Yuma sacrifices some of his own life points to protect Kite. He then brings out Utopia Ray and manages to destroy Giant Grinder, but fails to defeat Quattro, who summons a new Xyz Monster, Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings, Yuma once again reducing his own life points to keep Kite from losing. As Yuma convinces Kite to convince fighting, his screams help Hart fight against Vetrix, giving Kite a new power. Using Yuma's monsters, Kite manages to summon the Xyz Monster, Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, defeating both Trey and Quattro. 
44"Rock and a Hard Place" / "The Forked Paths of Destiny! Yuma Throws Away Dueling!"
"Unmei no Wakaremichi! Dyueru wo Suteta Yūma!" (運命の分かれ道!デュエルを捨てた遊馬!) 
February 20, 2012December 29, 2012
As Trey and Quattro's powers protect them from having their Numbers taken, they are teleported away by Vetrix before Quinton appears and returns Hart, who has fallen into a coma after giving Kite his power. He then proceeds to tell Yuma that his father, Kazuma, is alive in the Astral World before disappearing. Yuma becomes conflicted as to whether he should collect Numbers to either restore Astral's memories and learn about Kazuma's whereabouts or help cure Hart's illness. Yuma prepares to leave home in search of Kazuma, but is stopped by Roku, who challenges Yuma to a duel in order to remind him about his love of dueling. Meanwhile, as Vetrix begins to experiment with the power he had managed to take from Hart, Roku tells Yuma about Mr. Heartland and Dr. Faker and how they relate to Kazuma. 
45"Ruffled Feathers" / "A Nemesis Shows Up Late! Robin VS Gauche"
"Okuretekita Kyōteki! Robin VS Gōshu" (遅れてきた強敵!ロビンVSゴーシ) 
February 27, 2012January 19, 2013
As the final day of the WDC preliminaries begins, Nistro and Dextra start collecting Heart Pieces. Spotting Nelson, who had accumulated several Heart Pieces himself, Nistro challenges him to a duel. Nelson manages to summon the Lv. 10 Xyz Monster, Galaxy Destroyer, but Nistro manages to summon his own Xyz Monster, Heroic Champion - Excalibur, and manages to win. 
46"Family Leave" / "For the Sake of Family... The Gentle Avenger: III!!"
"Kazoku no Tameni... Yasashiki Fukushūsha Surī!!" (家族のために…優しき復讐者・Ⅲ!!) 
March 5, 2012January 26, 2013
Whilst searching for an opponent, Yuma encounters several duelists that had become severely beaten after facing against Shark. Determined to figure out what's wrong with him, Yuma challenges Shark to a duel whilst Trey, who had managed to see Astral during following his tag duel with Yuma, spectates. It soon becomes apparent that Yuma is losing on purpose to remind Shark that duelling is supposed to be fun, helping him to overcome the hatred in his heart caused by the Number fragment. Afterwards, Trey goes to Yuma's house, becoming interested in his way of fighting. After spending dinner with Yuma's family, Trey is reminded of how his own family once was, and becomes jealous of Yuma's easy way of life. Reaffirming his loyalty to his family, Trey challenges Yuma to a duel. 
47"Sky's the Limit" / "Yuma's Denied!? The Stolen "Kattobing"!"
"Yūma ga Kiken!? Ubawareta "Kattobingu"!" (遊馬が棄権!? 奪われた「かっとビング!」) 
March 12, 2012February 2, 2013
Yuma confronts Trey, who has been given a strange power from Vetrix which allows him to notice Astral's presence. Trey summons Number 33: Chronomaly Machu Mech, along with his ace monster Aztec Mask Golem, but Astral helps Yuma defend against his attacks. Infuriated by Yuma's attempts to help him, Trey uses the power Vetrix gave him on Yuma, causing him to act as if he never learned how to "feelin the flow" and becomes a scaredy cat, unable to see Astral or his key. Trey then proceeds to use his power to chain Astral to a tower, leaving him helpless to aid Yuma. Trey proceedes to laugh maniacally at Yuma's despair. 
48"Exit: Astral" / "Astral, Dead...!?"
"Asutoraru, Shisu...!?" (アストラル、死す…!?) 
March 19, 2012February 9, 2013
As Yuma becomes too scared to face up against Trey, he comes in danger of losing the duel. Before the final blow can be struck, Astral uses up his power to recover some of Yuma's memories so he can defend himself, prompting Trey to assumedly kill Astral. As Yuma's friends try to help Yuma remember, Trey uses his power against them too. Just then, the figure of Kazuma from inside of Yuma's key manages to break Trey's power and recover his memories. After learning of Astral's death, Yuma remembers the advice he gave him and destroys Machu Mach with Utopia, but Trey summons a new Number monster, Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis. 
49"Crestfallen" / "The End of a Fierce Fight! Hope Ray VS Atlanthal"
"Gekitō no Hate! Hōpu Rei VS Atorantaru" (激闘の果て!ホープレイVSアトランタル) 
March 26, 2012February 16, 2013
Yuma summons out Utopia Ray, but Trey manages to stop his attack. Just then, Trey starts to feel the side effects of using Atlandis with Vetrix's power and activates a trap card which will take them both out on his next turn. However, this also begins to destroy the real world location, with Trey becoming unable to stop it. When Yuma mentions they may be able to save everyone using the power of ZEXAL, he takes on the power of Trey's crest and overcomes its curse to revive Astral. As Atlandis absorbs Trey, Yuma and Astral use ZEXAL, summoning the Zexal Weapon - Phoenix Bow to power up Utopia Ray and win the duel. As Trey separates from Atlandis, the power of his crest is broken, and he loses his crest. As the world returns to normal, Trey asks Yuma to help restore his family and leaves behind his Numbers and the final Heart Piece Yuma needs before returning to Vetrix. Trey then falls into a coma. 

Season 3[edit]

No.English dub title/Original translated title
Original Japanese title
Original airdateEnglish airdate
50"Party Panic" / "The Eve of the Storm! The Diabolical Duelist Tron Appears!"
"Haran no Enyasa! Sugata o Arawashita Akuma no Dyuerisuto Toron" (波乱の前夜祭!姿を現した悪魔の決闘者・トロン) 
April 9, 2012February 23, 2013
Yuma and his friends, along with the other finalists, are invited to a special event for the World Duel Carnival. Yuma has trouble getting in when he forgets his invitation, but is allowed in by Nistro. During the events, many conversations are occur between the finalists, which include Kite, Shark, Quattro, Quinton, Nistro, and Dextra. As the party goes on, Mr. Heartland's speech is interrupted by the arrival of Vetrix, who tells him his intentions of crushing him and glances at both Yuma and Astral before disappearing. The party is soon plunged into chaos following Flip's attempt to sneak into the party himself. After the party, Yuma has a brief talk with Kite while Quinton hires a group of duelists known as the Triad of Terror to target Yuma. 
51"Roller Duel" / "Head to the Finals! The Duel Coaster is Ready to GO!"
"Ikuza Kesshō Taikai! Dyueru Kōsutā de GO!" (行くぜ決勝大会!デュエル・コースターでGO!) 
April 16, 2012March 2, 2013
The day of the WDC finals comes, with finalists set to duel on a Duel Coaster for the knockout phase. However, Yuma ends up leaving the Heart Piece required to start the Duel Coaster at home. Tori and the others manage to get the piece to Yuma, though Tori trips and ends up going on the Duel Coaster with Yuma. As the other duelists progress, Yuma is challenged to a 3-on-1 duel against the Triad of Terror. 
52"Roller Coaster Rampage!" / "The Duel Coaster VS The Roaring Express"
"Dyueru Kōsutā VS Bakusō Ressha!!" (デュエル・コースターVS爆走列車!!) 
April 23, 2012March 9, 2013
As Yuma struggles against the combined attacks of the Triad of Terror, Anna appears and joins the fight against them. As Anna soon finds herself in danger, Nistro also appears on the scene to help them out, knocking out Coyote. Yuma then overlays his, Anna's and Nistro's monsters to summon One-Eyed Skill Gainer, defeating Jackal. As the leader, Wolfsbane, makes a desperate attack on Yuma, Anna intercepts the attack and is knocked out, allowing Yuma to knock Wolfsbane out before he collides with him. 
53"Test Your Luck!" / "The Fated Rail: Try Your Luck On A Trap Card!?"
"Unmei no Rēru, Wana Kādo de Un Tameshi!?" (運命のレール 罠カードで運試し!?) 
April 30, 2012March 16, 2013
As the duelists move onto a new area, Nistro challenges Quinton and Dextra tries to get as many life points as possible in order to face Vetrix whilst Yuma ends up losing more life points after carelessly running into traps. As Quinton prepares to defeat Nistro, Yuma, who had managed to regain some life points on a gamble trap card, steps in to protect Nistro before taking him to the same trap card so he can try to regain some life points too. As the duelists are dwindled down to the last eight, Dextra steps in to face against Vetrix in the Jungle Field. 
54"Welcome to the Jungle" / "Tron VS Droite: The Deadly Butterfly's Invitation! A Life-or-Death Jungle Field"
"Toron VS Dorowa: Shishō no Sasoi! Inochigake no Jangaru Fīrudo" (トロンVSドロワ 死蝶の誘い!命懸けのヂャンガルフィールド) 
May 7, 2012March 23, 2013
The duel between Vetrix and Dextra begins, with Dextra seemingly having the advantage due to her increased life points and field advantage, instantly bringing out her Photon Papilloperative and setting up a powerful spell combo. She recalls how she trained with Kite and eventually fell in love with him, wanting to protect him as he protected his little brother, Hart. As Yuma and Tori arrive to spectate the duel, Vetrix summons out his Number card, Number 8: Heraldic King Genom-Heritage, using its abilities to turn Dextra's combo against her before using his powers on her to make her lose her will to fight. Yuma manages to bring Dextra back to her senses, as she summons Photon Alexandra Queen in an attempt to bring the duel to a draw, but Vetrix manages to negate her attack and defeat her, using his powers to take away her memories of Kite. Before leaving, Vetrix tells Yuma that he will be ready for him. Yuma is determine to get Vetrix for what he has done. 
55"Portal of Doom" / "Galaxy-Eyes Sealed!? A Cosmic-Class Numbers Appears!"
"Gyarakushīaizu Fūin!? Uchū-kyū Nanbāzu Arawaru!" (ギャラクシー・アイズ封印!? 宇宙級ナンバーズあらわる!) 
May 14, 2012March 30, 2013
Returning to the Duel Coaster, Yuma and Tori run into Orbital 7, who leads them to the Space Field where Kite and Quinton are duelling. Quinton summons out his Number, Number 9: Dyson Sphere, which Kite is unable to see or attack. As Yuma arrives on the scene, Quinton reveals how his father, Byron Arclight, joined Dr. Faker, revealed to be Kite's father, and Kazuma on an expedition to find a gate to a new world. However, Faker betrayed Kazuma and Byron in order to activate the gate, sending them to another world. It is then revealed that Byron eventually returned in the form of Vetrix, while Kazuma was trapped in Astral World. As the duel resumes, Kite summons Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon while Quinton reveals Dyson Sphere's true form. 
56"Cosmic Chaos" / "The Great Decisive Battle of Outer Space! Neo Galaxy-Eyes' Counterattack"
"Uchū Daisakusen! Neo Gyarakushīaizu no Gyakushū" (宇宙大決戦!ネオ・ギャラクシーアイズの逆襲) 
May 21, 2012April 6, 2013
Quinton explains how, after becoming separated from his family, he met Kite and became his instructor, meaning he knows quite a lot about Kite's strategy. Quinton soon manages to destroy Galaxy-Eyes and bring Kite's life points down to 100. Unwilling to give up, Kite manages to draw a spell card given to him by his father, allowing him to summon Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon and win the duel. After the duel Quinton asks Kite to help save his father, before leaving his Number behind and collapsing alongside Trey. 
57"Depths of Darkness" / "Shark Torpedoed! The Nightmarish Fan-service"
"Shāku Gekisan! Akumu no Fansābisu" (シャーク撃沈!悪夢のファンサービス) 
May 28, 2012April 13, 2013
Yuma and Tori arrive at the Magma Field where Shark and Quattro have begun their duel. Shark summons his Aero Shark whilst Quattro defeats it with his Giant Grinder. Just then, Shark summons the Number card he got from Trey, Shark Drake, and defeats Giant Grinder. Just then, Vetrix appears, revealing his plan, which included having Quattro push Shark into a trap and hurt his sister, is for the sake of pushing Shark heart's into darkness so he can be controlled into taking down Faker. Not willing to accept that he is not chosen to take down Faker, Quattro summons Number 40: Gimmick Puppet of Strings, using it to repeatedly attack Shark whilst Yuma stands helpless, taunted by Vetrix. 
58"Swimming With Sharks" / "Shark Reawakens! A New Chaos Number Appears"
"Shāku Kakusei! Aratanaru Kaosu Nanbāzu Arawaru" (シャーク覚醒!新たなるカオス・ナンバーズあらわる) 
June 4, 2012April 20, 2013
As Shark becomes weak from Quattro's attack, Shark Drake once again attempts to put him under his influence, but Shark continues to reject him. As Quattro is shunned by Vetrix, he sacrifices Strings so he can bring out a new Number card, Number 88: Gimmick Puppet of Leo, which will guarantee his victory once its Overlay Units are used up. However, Vetrix manipulates Shark into giving into the darkness of the Number, gaining the power to evolve Shark Drake into Chaos Number 32: Shark Drake Veiss and defeat Quattro. After the duel, Quattro explains how a spell card he received from Vetrix ended up hurting Shark's sister, but he managed to save her life, apologizing for his actions before leaving. 
59"Rockin' and Rollin'" / "A Fierce Fight! Yuma VS Gauche: This is my Dueling Soul"
"Gekisen! Yūma VS Gōshu Kore ga Ore no Dyueru Tamashii" (激戦!遊馬VSゴーシュ これがオレのデュエル魂) 
June 11, 2012April 27, 2013
Yuma finally arrives at the Dangerous Canyon Field to face Nistro although, after all the traps he had run into on the way, he only has 100 life points, not helped by the field magic which damages players for summoning and attacking with monsters. However, Nistro activates a trap which restores Yuma's life points so he can have a fair fight with him. The fight soon gets underway, with Yuma bringing out his Gagaga Cowboy and Nistro, annoyed with Yuma playing defensively, bringing out his Heroic Champion - Kusanagi. Realising that he has not been fighting at his all, Yuma decides to get more serious and the duel soon culminates in a showdown between Utopia and Heroic Champion - Excalibur which ends in Yuma's victory. After the duel, Nistro gives Yuma his Excalibur to take with him to the semi-finals. 
60"Doctor Visit" / "Prelude to the Ultimate Decisive Battle: A New Enemy, Dr. Faker"
"Kessen-he no Jyoshō Aratanaru Teki Dokutā Feikā" (決戦への序章 新たなる敵Dr.フェイカー) 
June 18, 2012May 4, 2013
As Yuma celebrates reaching the finals, he realises he has misplaced his deck within Heartland. As Yuma, Tori, and Bronk sneak into Heartland through the trash system, Vetrix manages to capture Shark and use his powers to brainwash him. As they reach Heartland Tower, Astral informs Yuma that Hart is somewhere in the building. Upon coming up against a Security Bot who poses a puzzle based challenge to them, Tori and Bronk take it on whilst Yuma and Astral push ahead. As Yuma and Astral go to see Hart, who is still unconscious from his encounter with Vetrix, Hart brings them into the world in his mind, asking them to help Kite. Just then, Dr. Faker appears before them, revealing his intention to gather Numbers in order to obtain a special power, before sending Yuma away, returning his deck. As the day of the WDC Semi-Finals come, Yuma is set to face off against Shark. 
61"Duel of Destiny: Part 1" / "The Disappearing Bonds! Yuma VS Shark, the Fated Duel!!"
"Kiekaketa Kizuna! Yūma VS Shāku, Shukumei no Dyueru!!" (消えかけた絆!遊馬VSシャーク、宿命の決闘!!) 
June 25, 2012May 11, 2013
The semi-final match between Yuma and Shark begins, and instantly Yuma can tell something is wrong with Shark as he makes no attempt to defend against Yuma's attacks. Just then, Shark starts to writhe in pain as Vetrix manipulates him into to turning against Dr. Faker and Yuma, believing they were responsible for what happened to his sister. Shark soon bears the mark of Vetrix's power and launches a fierce counter attack against Yuma before bringing out Shark Drake. 
62"Duel of Destiny: Part 2" / "Shark's Back! The Bonds Connected by "Kattobing!""
"Yomigaere Shāku! Kizuna ni Kaketa "Kattobingu!"" (蘇れシャーク!絆に懸けた「かっとビング!」) 
July 2, 2012May 18, 2013
As Yuma manages to survive Shark Drake's attack, Yuma tries to get Shark to remember the duels they've had together to no avail. Shark then brings out Shark Drake Veiss, with Yuma barely managing to survive its attack. Yuma then summons Utopia and uses a trap to take control of Shark Drake Veiss, freeing Shark from its influence but taking on the darkness himself. Vetrix pushes Shark to use a trap that would lead him to win, but free Yuma from his suffering, pushing Yuma to decide if he should save Shark or Astral. Hearing Yuma's words of friendship, Shark activates a spell that removes Shark Drake Veiss from the game and deals himself damage, saving Yuma and making him the winner. 
63"The Hart of the Matter" / "The Scheme of a Horrifying Darkness! Tron's True Form Is Revealed!?"
"Osorubeki Yami no Sakuryaku! Abakareta Toron no Shōtai!?" (恐るべき闇の策略!暴かれたトロンの正体!?) 
July 9, 2012May 25, 2013
As the match between Kite and Vetrix begins, Yuma decides to get on the stadium for a closer look. Kite instantly summons out Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, though soon starts to feel the effects of using Photon Transformation too long. As Vetrix reveals his means of revenge, Kite summons the Dyson Sphere he got from Quinton, using its Overlay Units to power up Galaxy-Eyes for a direct attack, but Vetrix manages to survive it. Vetrix then takes off his mask, revealing Hart's face, revealing he is linked to Hart as a result of absorbing his power, allowing him to cause pain to him. As Yuma and Orbital 7 decide to head to Hart's side, Vetrix summons Genom-Heritage, using its abilities to destroy Dyson Sphere. 
64"Change of Hart" / "Roar, Neo Galaxy-Eyes! The Brothers' Bond that Shatters the Darkness"
"Neo Gyarakushīaizu Hōkō!! Yami o Kudaku Kyōdai no Kizuna!" (ネオギャラクシーアイズ咆哮! 闇を砕く兄弟の絆!) 
July 16, 2012June 1, 2013
As Vetrix continues to torment Kite, Yuma and Astral manages to break into Hart's room and once again enter the world of his mind, where they discover it being overrun by a dark energy controlled by part of Vetrix's consciousness. Using the power of Utopia, Yuma manage to defeat Vetrix's presence, destroying Vetrix's link to Hart. Kite then summons out Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon and manages to destroy Genom-Heritage, but Vetrix manages to survive his attack. Vetrix then reveals his true ace monster, Number 69: Heraldry Crest, which is fueled by emotions, using its power to steal Neo Galaxy-Eyes' abilities and defeat Kite. As Vetrix prepares to make an additional strike, Hart's power manages to protect Kite. Vetrix is declared the winner and he takes all of Kite's Numbers and his soul. 
65"Sphere of Fear: Part 1" / "An All-Out War Between Numbers! Yuma vs Tron! The Surprising Duel in a Super-Strange Space"
"Nanbāzu Sōryokusen! Yūma VS Toron! Kyōi Chōikūkan Dyueru!" (ナンバーズ総力戦! 遊馬VSトロン!驚異の超異空間デュエル!) 
July 23, 2012June 15, 2013
The final match between Yuma and Vetrix begins, taking place in a Sphere Field of Dr. Faker's design, allowing them to freely summon random Numbers. As Vetrix states how the power of the crests took Trey, Quattro, and Quinton's souls when they lost, he implies that Kazuma is using Astral as a means to get revenge on the world, though Yuma chooses to believe in Astral. As the match progresses, Vetrix summons out Genom-Heritage, along with the Illumiknight and Acid Golem he retrieved from Kite, whilst Yuma summons Utopia, Terror-Byte and Leviathan Dragon. 
66"Sphere of Fear: Part 2" / "The Terrifying Duel! Arise, Hero of Bonds, ZEXAL!"
"Senritsu no Dyueru! Tachiagare Kizuna no Eiyū Zearu!!!" (戦慄のデュエル!立ち上がれ絆の英雄ゼアル!!!) 
July 30, 2012June 22, 2013
Using his Numbers, Yuma manages to defeat Vetrix's trio of Numbers. However, Vetrix soon summons out Heraldry Crest and takes off his mask, revealing his true nature. Reminding Vetrix about his family, Yuma and Astral perform ZEXAL, bringing out Utopia Ray and equipping it with a new Zexal Weapon - Lightning Blade. 
67"Sphere of Fear: Part 3" / "Believe in Victory! The Final Shining Draw!"
"Shōri wo Shinjite! Fainaru Shainingu Dorō!" (勝利を信じて!ファイナル・シャイニング・ドロー!) 
August 13, 2012June 29, 2013
Yuma is brought down to 50 Life Points, but he regains his energy after eating the snack Tori gave him, which Astral also gets to try thanks to the ZEXAL bond. He then summons the Zexal Weapon - Tornado Bringer, but Vetrix activates a trap which seeks to finish off Yuma at the end of his turn. However, Yuma manages to summon his Zexal Weapons to the field and overlay them to Xyz summon the Zexal Weapon - Leo Arms, allowing Utopia to destroy negate the effects of Heraldry Crest and destroy it, defeat Vetrix and win the championship. Just then, Faker reveals the true purpose of the Sphere Field, to steal all of Yuma and Vetrix's Numbers. As a vortex threatens to suck both Yuma and Vetrix in, Vetrix comes to understand Yuma's words of friendship and relinquishes all the souls he had stolen before allowing himself to fall into the vortex. Yuma is then brought before Faker, who laughs maniacally at Yuma and Astral. 
68"The Countdown Begins" / "Prelude to Ruin: The Threat of the Sphere Field Cannon!"
"Hōkai he no Jyokyoku Sufia Fīrudo Hō no Kyōi!" (崩壊への序曲 スフィア・フィールド砲の脅威!) 
August 20, 2012July 6, 2013
Faker reveals he plans to use Hart to launch the Sphere Field with Yuma in it into space, using the power of the Numbers to destroy the Astral World. As Heartland Tower crumbles, Tori rushes in, where she encounters Kite under some rubble, managing to free him with help from Shark. Desiring to save both Yuma and Hart, Shark, Kite, and Tori join forces and head to where Yuma is. They are soon confronted by Mr. Heartland who sends endless waves of robots to stave them off. However, Orbital manages to hack into the power system, stopping the robots and delaying the cannon launch, although he ends up shutting himself down in the process. Astral then splits from Yuma and stays behind to help him escape the Sphere Field, leaving behind Utopia and Shark Drake. As Faker appears in person, Yuma, Shark and Kite unite to confront him for one final duel. 
69"A Trio's Challenge: Part 1" / "The Three Heroes Unite, One Last Duel For The Future!"
"Tsudoishi San Yūshi, Mirai wo Kaketa Rasuto Dyueru!" (集いし三勇士(さんゆうし)、 未来を賭けたラストデュエル!) 
August 27, 2012July 13, 2013
As Faker reveals his true form as a cyborg, he summons out the powerful Number 53: Heart-eartH. Yuma manages to summon Utopia and deal some damage, but Heart-eartH's effect causes Yuma to take some damage himself. Shark, plagued by an injury he received whilst fighting off the robots, then summons out Shark Drake, dealing damage whilst also receiving some. Kite then summons out Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, but starts feeling the effects of his Photon Transformation. He manages to overcome the damaging effects of Heart-eartH though and is able to destroy it. However, Faker avoids defeat and brings out a new force, Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon. 
70"A Trio's Challenge: Part 2" / "The Most Evil, Horrifying Dragon Appears! The False Skeletal God Dragon, Heart-eartH Dragon"
"Senritsu no Saikyōryū Arawaru! Gigaishinryū Hātoāsu Doragon" (戦慄の最凶龍現る!偽骸神龍ハートアース・ドラゴン) 
September 3, 2012July 20, 2013
After barely managing to survive Heart-eartH Dragon's attack, Yuma brings out Utopia Ray and manages to damage Faker, but it is soon removed by Heart-eartH's effects. Shark then brings out Shark Drake Veiss, but Faker manages to reverse its attack to regain life points. Before reeling from his injuries, Shark manages to take advantage of Heart-eartH's ability to give Kite what he needs to summon out Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon. Kite manages to destroy Heart-eartH Dragon and deal massive damage to Faker. Faker then reveals that in order to cure Hart's condition, he was told by the Barian World to destroy the Astral World, with everything he had done up til now being for the purpose of saving Hart. Hearing this, Kite decides he will team up with Yuma and Shark and take on the Barian World and save Hart with his own hands. Just then, an evil being from Barian World, Vector, possesses Faker and brings back Number 92: Heart-eartH Dragon, using its own special ability. 
71"A Trio's Challenge: Part 3" / "The Miraculous Kattobing! ZEXAL, Open The Path to the Future!!"
"Kiseki no Kattobingu! Mirai wo Kirihirake, Zearu!!" (奇跡のかっとビング!未来を切り開けゼアル!!) 
September 10, 2012July 27, 2013
Kite manages to defend against Vector's attack, but both he and Shark start reeling from their injuries. As Hart notices the pain Kite and Yuma are going through, he activates his power and weakens the Sphere Field, allowing Yuma to reunite with Astral and use ZEXAL. Summoning the Zexal Weapon - Ultimate Shield, Yuma brings back everyone's monsters and power up Utopia Ray, allowing him to destroy Heart-eartH Dragon and defeat Vector, expelling him from Faker's body. However, Vector vows that they will pay, before vanishing. As the place starts to self-destruct and Faker falls down a hole leading towards another dimension, Kite and Yuma head down after him to try and save him, where they are suddenly confronted by Vetrix, who uses the last of his power to bring everyone to safety. Having been entitled to any wish for winning the WDC, Yuma decides to have a duel with Kite to finally settle things. 
72"Kite's Plight: Part 1" / "The Time For The Showdown!! Yuma VS Kaito, The Other Finals of the World Duel Carnival"
"Shiyūkessuru Toki!! Yūma VS Kaito, Wārudo Dyeru Kānibaru Mō Hitotsu no Kesshūsen!" (雌雄決する時!!遊馬VSカイト、WDCもう一つの決勝戦!) 
September 17, 2012August 3, 2013
As the duel between Yuma and Kite begins, it is revealed Tori, Shark, and Kite are able to see Astral's presence. Kite immediately summons out Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, which Yuma manages to destroy using Utopia. Feeling he has lost his purpose of dueling, Kite prepares to surrender the duel, but Astral explains to him about Yuma's purpose of duelling; to make friends. Hearing this, along with encouragement from Yuma, Kite resumes the duel. 
73"Kite's Plight: Part 2" / "The Illusive Great Clash!! Double Hope vs. Double Galaxy-Eyes!!"
"Maboroshi no Daigekitō!! Daburu Hōpu Bāsasu Daburu Garakushī Aizu!!" (幻の大激突!!ダブル希望皇VSダブル銀河眼!!) 
September 24, 2012August 10, 2013
Kite summons the Xyz monster Starliege Paladynamo and manages to destroy Utopia, but Yuma manages to beat it with the Heroic Champion Excalibur he received from Nistro. Kite soon resummons Galaxy-Eyes, whilst Yuma summons out Utopia Ray, but Kite manages to survive his attack by utilizing his own Spell card against him. Kite then brings out Neo Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon, which destroys itself with Utopia. Yuma activates a spell to revive Utopia and Utopia Ray, but Kite manages to use the same spell to revive Galaxy-Eyes and Neo Galaxy-Eyes and win the duel. After making a vow to one day beat Kite, Yuma takes a well earned nap. Meanwhile, in the Barian World, a group of 4 Barian Emperors plot against Yuma and Astral, as Dumon tells his subodinates that since Yuma and Astral were a lot stronger then they thought, they will now have to intervene directly. 

Specials[edit]

No.TitleOriginal airdate
Special"Aim for #1 in the World! Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL Special with Guest Star Kōhei Uchimura"
"Mezase Sekaiichi! Yūgiō Zearu Uchimura Kōhei Senshu mo Deru yo Supesharu!" (めざせ世界一!遊☆戯☆王ZEXAL 内村平手も出るよス航ペシャル村手) 
September 17, 2012[21]
A one-hour special episode starring Olympic gold-medallist Kōhei Uchimura

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References[edit]

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