"The Great Escape", known as "Great Entertainment Duel Tournament!!" in the Japanese version, is the sixty-second episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. It first aired in Japan on June 28, 2015 and Nicktoons aired on August 14, 2016 and in Australia on October 12, 2016. It became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on January 10, 2017

Since the Duel between Yuya and Tokumatsu, the inmates have become more lively. Meanwhile, Shinji suggests that Yuya should participate in the "Great Entertainment Duel Tournament" which takes place in the Facility. As Sylvio and Tokumatsu enliven the Duel, Yuya learns that Crow and Shinji are planning a jailbreak!

Featured Duel: Chojiro Tokumatsu vs. Sylvio Sawatari vs. Yuya Sakaki

Battle Royale VS

Battle Royal.

At the start of the Duel, the Field Spell Card "Crossover" is activated, as per the rules of an Action Duel. It will allow the players to use Action Cards, but they may only have one in their hand at a time.

Turn 1: Sylvio
Sylvio finds and activates the Action Card, "Illumination". Once per turn, the Normal and Special Summoning of monsters cannot be negated. Sylvio activates "Abyss Actor - Evil Heel" (Right Pendulum Scale 1) and "Abyss Actor - Funky Comedian" (Left Pendulum Scale 8) in his Pendulum Zones. Sylvio Pendulum Summons "Abyss Actor - Superstar" (2500/1800) from his hand in Attack Position. Sylvio activates "Abyss Stage - Treasure Boat of the Lucky Seven", which allows the turn player to place a monster they control underneath "Treasure Ship" and destroy all monsters they control. He places "Superstar" underneath "Treasure Boat".

Turn 2: Chojiro
Chojiro finds and activates the Action Card, "Sound Rebound". Once per turn, the activation of Spell Cards cannot be negated. Chojiro activates "Super Koi Koi", which allows him to draw three cards and reveal them. If they are "Flower Cardian" monsters, he can Special Summon them, but their Levels become 2 and their ATK and DEF become 0. If non-"Flower Cardian" monsters are drawn, he has to send them to the Graveyard and take 1000 damage for each card. Chojiro draws and subsequently Special Summons "Flower Cardian Clover with Boar", "Flower Cardian Maple with Deer" and "Flower Cardian Peony with Butterfly" via this effect. He tunes his Level 2 "Clover with Boar" and " Maple with Deer" with the Level 2 Tuner monster " Peony with Butterfly" to Synchro Summon "Flower Cardian Boardefly" (2000/2000) in Attack Position. Chojiro activates the effect of "Treasure Boat" and places "Boardefly" underneath it.

Turn 3: Yuya
Yuya Normal Summons "Performapal Hip Hippo" (800/800). Yuya's hand contains "Timegazer Magician", "Performapal Whip Snake", "Stargazer Magician", "Hippo Carnival" and "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon". Yuya Sets a card.

Turn 4: Sylvio
Sylvio activates the other effect of "Treasure Boat". He can draw an additional card for each monster he controls that is underneath the "Treasure Boat". Sylvio draws two cards, as one monster he control is underneath "Treasure Ship" and the other is from his normal draw. Sylvio attempts to get an Action Card, but Yuya activates his face-down "Hippo Carnival", Special Summoning three "Hippo Tokens" (0/0 each) to intercept him. Yuya and Chojiro race to get an Action Card, and Yuya manages to take it. Yuya activates the Action Card "Curtain Clap".

At this moment, Yuya and the others are trying to escape the Facility, so the Duel ends with no result.

Featured cards

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

Sylvio Sawatari
Chojiro Tokumatsu
Yuya Sakaki
Action Field
Action Cards
Other (incomplete)


Zuzu embarrassed

Zuzu is embarrassed by her own behavior.

  • The scene where Zuzu gets embarrassed when Yugo's teacher and the other orphans see her aggressive side is cut from the dub.
  • Matt Shipman was erroneously left out of the recording schedule for this episode and thus assumed that the scenes where Shay defeats the Facility guards was cut due to their violent content. However, he recorded his lines for this episode during the recording of the next and the scenes were indeed dubbed.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Flag of France French La grande évasion
Flag of Germany German The Great Escape
Flag of Italy Italian La grande fuga
Flag of Thailand Thai การแข่งเอ็นเตอเทนดูเอลครั้งใหญ่


  1. Matt Shipman's Twitter
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