"A Warlike Welcome", known as "The Metropolis of Despair - Heartland" in the Japanese version, is the one-hundredth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime. It first aired in Japan as a one hour special with episode 99 on April 3, 2016 and in Canada on July 22, 2017. Nicktoons aired on January 13, 2018. It became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on March 28, 2017. This episode is a clip show.

Yuya reaches a new place... Heartland City, the hometown of Yuto and Shay in the Xyz Dimension. Separated from Zuzu once more, Yuya wanders along the dilapidated streets with Sylvio and Gong. Before them, Duel Academy soldiers appear. At the same time, a Duelist wielding a dragon appears to Duel.

Featured Duel: Gong Strong, Sylvio Sawatari and Yuya Sakaki vs. Duel Academy Duelists

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.

Only a small portion of the Duel is shown. At that point, the Duel Academy Duelists control no cards. Yuya has activated "Smile World" and has "Stargazer Magician" (Right Pendulum Scale 1) and "Timegazer Magician" (Left Pendulum Scale 8) in his Pendulum Zones. Yuya, Gong, and Sylvio appear to perform a Pendulum Summon of three monsters together. "Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon" (2500/2000), "Superheavy Samurai Warlord Susanowo" (2400/3800) and "Abyss Actor - Superstar" (2500/1800), the latter of which has been targeted by "Abyss Script - Fantasy Magic". They then go on to defeat their opponents.

Featured cards

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

Kite Tenjo
Action Field

English adaption

  • Recap of the lancers overlooking heartland is removed additional in the dub Kite Tenjo narrates The Attack on Heartland with scenes use from the Area Arc Project Intro.
  • All the flames and fire in heartland is tingle purple and blasts from Ancient Gear soliders.

In other languages

Language Title
Flag of Italy Italian Un Benvenuto Bellicoso
Flag of Thailand Thai ฮาร์ตแลนด์ เมืองแห่งความสิ้นหวัง
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