"Melodious" ((げん)(そう) Gensō) is an archetype of female LIGHT Fairy-Type monsters used by Yuzu Hiragi in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V.



So far, "Melodious" monsters are female creatures wearing flowing, regal clothing. They also feature various music-related objects on their bodies such as musical notes. Another example is that the wings of "Mozarta the Melodious Maestra" have a piano-key design to them.


The archetype's Japanese name, "Gensō" (幻奏), is a word play; it is "illusion" (幻想) written with the Kanji of "playing music" (奏). The monsters' descriptions also have similar word plays; the "oto" from "Otome" ("Maiden") and "Otohime" ("Prima") are written with the Kanji of "sound" (音).

The "Melodious Diva" monsters are named after famous styles and themes of music, "Melodious Maestra" monsters are named after composers of classical music and "Melodious Songstress" monsters are named after vocal ranges.

Melodious monster Origin
Aria the Melodious Diva Aria
Canon the Melodious Diva Canon
Elegy the Melodious Diva Elegy
Serenade the Melodious Diva Serenade
Sonata the Melodious Diva Sonata
Laureate Francois the Melodious Maestra François Couperin
Soprano the Melodious Songstress Soprano
Mozarta the Melodious Maestra Mozart
Schuberta the Melodious Maestra Franz Schubert

Playing style

The "Melodious" monsters focus on Special Summoning. They usually either have effects that Special Summon, like "Sonata the Melodious Diva" or that activate if they were Special Summoned, like "Elegy the Melodious Diva". They also include cards like "Laureate Francois the Melodious Maestra" to help keeping hand advantage to keep Special Summoning monsters.

Recommended cards

Using "Tethys, Goddess of Light" can assist in hand advantage, while "Shining Angel" and "Nova Summoner" can to help Special Summon "Sonata the Melodious Diva" in an alternative method or simply use her effect when you control other "Melodious" monster. Use "Athena" to send "Mozarta the Melodious Maestra" to the Graveyard in order to re-use her effect.

Recommended Cards


The "Melodious" monsters share the notion of Special Summoning as their preeminent means of strategy, which thus makes them the perfect target for anti-Special Summoning support like "Archlord Kristya", "Aurora Paragon", "Special Hurricane" "Fossil Dyna Pachycephalo" and "Jowgen the Spiritualist", of which the latter three can also destory such Summoned monsters without the protection of "Elegy"'s effect (though "Elegy" is hopeless against more indiscriminate Nukers like "Raigeki Bottle", "Black Rose Dragon" and "World of Prophecy"). More generally, "Reptilianne Servant", "Narrow Pass", "Summon Limit" and "Summon Breaker" can also hog their influence on the field.

"Melodious" monsters are also LIGHT Fairies, hence giving cards like "Yami", "Light-Imprisoning Mirror" (unless "Constellar Belt" is active,) "Penumbral Soldier Lady" (who can defeat every monster in the archetype unpowered with her effect alone) and the "Ally of Justice" and "Koa'ki Meiru" archetypes a chance to predate on the "Melodious." Finally, their heavy dependence on their effects also make them vulnerable to effect negations, make possible through cards such as "Number C106: Giant Red Hand", "Number C107: Neo Galaxy-Eyes Tachyon Dragon" "Tyrant's Tirade", "Skill Drain", "Mind Drain" and "Angel 07".

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