"The Facility, Part 2", known as "Feelings for the Cards! Crystal Skull VS Giant Ushi Oni" in the Japanese version, is the seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's anime. It aired in Japan on May 14, 2008.

Disgusted by Tanner speaking ill of Yanagi's cards and stomping on them, Yusei Duels Tanner using Yanagi's Deck, in order to teach him that no card is truly unneeded (in the dub he wanted to teach him what respect really means).


At the center

Yusei stands across from Tanner ready to duel him. Tanner's followers don't believe Yusei can win with Yanagi's cards. Yanagi is a bit unsure himself, but Yusei tells Yanagi to just make sure to watch. Yanagi remembers the Crimson Dragon rising over the Duel stadium and asks, "Just who are you?" Tanner starts the Duel ready to teach Yusei a lesson.

In the Japanese version; Yusei tells Yanagi that it is a duelist's duty to breath life into cards by breathing. If cards have felt pain by being stepped on, then imparting joy into them is also a duelist's duty.

Yanagi recognizes Yusei's hand as the same one he had. He warns Yusei not to play "Crystal Skull" as it resulted in him taking 1000 damage, but Yusei ignores him and plays it. Tanner's followers start laughing, but Yusei reverses the damage with "Curse Reflection Doll" reversing the damage to Tanner. Yusei explains the same "Crystal Skull" that got trashed for being useless has gained strength by drawing from its friends.

One of Tanner's supporters tries to assure Tanner that that was luck, but Tanner insists that it was skill. In the Japanese he says that it has gotten him psyched up for the Duel. In the English, he says that the pro Duels has taught him how to spot a good opponent and Yusei seems to know what he's doing. Yusei ends his turn. Tanner manages to Summon "Giant Ushi Oni" and quickly inflict damage to Yusei.

Yusei continues to start his moves similar to Yanagi, resulting in the watchers mocking him. Tanner keeps them quiet, as he sees sense to Yusei's moves. Yusei manages to hold off Tanner's attacks. Yusei's skill reminds Tanner of when he was a pro duelist.

Yusei puts faith in Yanagi's cards in an attempt to draw the card needed to win the Duel. Yusei draws "Piri Reis Map" and smiles. After playing it, he gathers all the cards needed to play "Triangle O". He than plays it, winning the Duel.

Tanner's followers rush to him, while Yanagi leaps on Yusei to kiss him. Tanner congratulates Yusei and asks his name. He then apologises to Yanagi for stepping on his cards. He tells Yusei that he'd like to take him to the pro world and shakes his hand.

Two guards arrive telling Yusei that he is to see the chief.

Goodwin & Jack

Rex and Jack at theNazca Lines

Rex shows Jack the Nazca Lines.

Mr. Armstrong, who is monitoring the duel from an office calls Rex Goodwin who tells Armstrong to continue his surveillance. Goodwin then informs Jack that Yusei has started a Duel.

He then leads Jack to a room he has never shown him before. Here he tells Jack the legend of the Signers; Jack's dragon-shaped birthmark represents the wings of the Crimson Dragon. The Public Security Maintenance Bureau is merely a temporary form. They are those who inherited people of the stars power to bring security to the public. All who have sworn loyalty to the name Iliaster, govern all things controlling society. Rex reveals himself to be the 360th Guardian of the Star. Iliaster started roughly 3,000 years ago in the Andes in South America.

Rex raises his hand causing the scenery to change to an ancient Inca civilization. The People of the Stars started a culture, the Stairway to the Dragon Star, and worshiped the Dragon Star as a God. All their knowledge from the Dragon Star was passed down to them through their ruler, the Star Dragon King. Wicked Disturbances often threatened the people. As a result the King prayed to the God for salvation. The God responded by sending the Crimson Dragon sealing the evil in the Earth.

Goodwin raises his hand again changing the scenery, so he and Jack stand in mid-air above the Nazca Lines. He explains that the evil had spread over the planet as time passed. He lists some social and economic problems in the world and says that New Domino is the only remaining Utopia. The Wicked Gods sealed in the Nazca are soon to be revived. He has searched for the summoner of the Crimson Dragon to protect humanity, the Signer with the dragon birthmark. Jack rolls up his sleeve and glares at his birthmark. In the Japanese, he says, "So you mean this birthmark... is it me?" In the English, he says, "So I'm supposed to save the world? Why didn't you say so?"

Tanner's flashback

Himuro's alcoholism

Tanner's state after retiring from pro dueling. (This scene was excluded in the dub.)

Tanner lost to Jack Atlas, who insulted him, saying he was a poor opponent and put up a weak duel. In the Japanese this caused Tanner to quit and take up underground dueling; He managed to win duels here, but getting involved in illegal dueling had bad effects on him, including alcoholism.

In the English dub, Tanner's alcoholism and drug problems were only implied as he stated "It was all downhill from there", indicating that those events occurred after he lost to Jack.

Featured Duel: Tanner vs. Yusei Fudo


Yusei vs. Bolt.

Turn 1: Tanner
Tanner draws. He then Normal Summons "Jirai Gumo" (2200/100) in Attack Position and sets two cards ("Trap Hole" and "Spiderweb Castle").

Turn 2: Yusei
Yusei's hand contains "Ashoka Pillar", "Stonehenge", "Spirit Mask", "Curse Reflection Doll" and "Crystal Skull". Yusei draws "Triangle O". He then Normal Summons "Crystal Skull" (0/0) in Defense Position. This activates the effect of "Crystal Skull" (which would inflict 1000 damage to Yusei), but Yusei activates "Curse Reflection Doll" to make the damage from that effect 0 and inflict damage to Tanner equal to the damage he would have taken (Tanner 4000 → 3000).

Turn 3: Tanner
Tanner draws "Ushi Oni". He then Tributes "Jirai Gumo" in order to Tribute Summon "Ushi Oni" (2150/1950) in Attack Position. Tanner then Tributes "Ushi Oni" in order to Special Summon "Giant Ushi Oni" (2600/2100) in Attack Position. "Giant Ushi Oni" attacks and destroys "Crystal Skull". The effect of "Giant Ushi Oni" activates, letting it attack again. "Giant Ushi Oni" attacks directly (Yusei 4000 → 1400).

Turn 4: Yusei
Yusei draws. He then Normal Summons "Ashoka Pillar" (0/2200) in Defense Position. When this card is destroyed, Yusei will take 2000 damage. Yusei then activates "Stonehenge" to Special Summon "Crystal Skull" from his Graveyard (0/0) in Defense Position. The effect of "Crystal Skull" activates (Yusei 1400 → 400). Yusei Sets a card.

Turn 5: Tanner
Tanner draws "Nobleman of Crossout". "Giant Ushi Oni" attacks "Ashoka Pillar", but Yusei activates his face-down "Totem Pole" and activates its effect to negate the attack. When Yusei activates the effect of "Totem Pole" three times, it will be destroyed. Tanner then activates his face-down "Spiderweb Castle". Now if Yusei attacks with a monster, its ATK will be halved. Also, during Tanner's Main Phase 1, he can send "Spiderweb Castle" to the Graveyard in order to select one monster he controls and allow it to attack directly for one turn. Tanner intends to use the effect of "Spiderweb Castle" during his next turn in order to allow his "Giant Ushi Oni" to attack directly and win the Duel. Tanner then Sets a card ("Mirror Force").

Turn 6: Yusei
Yusei draws "Piri Reis Map" and subsequently activates it to add "Cabrera Stone" from his Deck to his hand. Yusei then Normal Summons "Cabrera Stone" (0/0) in Attack Position. When this card is destroyed, Yusei will take 1000 damage. The second effect of "Piri Reis Map" activates, halving Yusei's LP (Yusei 400 → 200). As Yusei has "Crystal Skull", "Ashoka Pillar", and "Cabrera Stone" all present on his field, he activates "Triangle O" to destroy all cards on the field and make Tanner take all effect damage that he would take this turn. The effect of "Ashoka Pillar and the second effect of "Cabrera Stone" both activate (Tanner 3000 → 1000 → 0).

Differences in adaptations

  • In the English version when Rex Goodwin was telling Jack about Iliaster, the Crimson Dragon, and the people of the stars he made fun of those things at the end at the English dub he stopped. In the Japanese version he didn't show any interest nor made fun of them.
  • The scene where Tanner's ways went including his alcoholism were removed in the dub.
  • In the English version Iliaster is the power in the universe, energy and mankind binding them together: In the Japanese version it's a secret society.
  • Rex Goodwin mentions in the dub that the Crimson Dragon had some involvement with the Shadow Realm.


Dub mistake in Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Episode 005

"Jirai Gumo" is placed upside-down on Tanner's Duel Disk in the dub.

Featured cards

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

Yusei Fudo


Japanese character name[1] Japanese voice actor[1]
Yusei Fudo Yuya Miyashita
Jack Atlas Takanori Hoshino
Rex Goodwin Shinya Kote
Tenzen Yanagi Bunmei Tobayama
Jin Himuro Taiten Kusunoki
Usui Masaru Hotta
Sakamaki Shinobu Matsumoto
Takasu Koji Ishi
Prison guard Koichi Yokota
Prisoner Masayuki Iwashita
Prisoner Masafumi Oku


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Episode 7: "Feelings for the Cards! Crystal Skull VS Great Bull Djinn"
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