Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL - Chapter 001

D Team ZEXAL Chapter 1


(デュエる) チーム・ゼアル () (どう) !!


Dyueru Chīmu Zearu Shidō!!

Japanese translation

Starting Dueling Team ZEXAL!!



Release date(s)
  • Flag of Japan April 3, 2012
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"Starting Dueling Team ZEXAL!!" is the first chapter of the Yu-Gi-Oh! D Team ZEXAL manga. It was first published April 3, 2012, in the Saikyō Jump magazine.


Yuma Tsukumo aims to be the Duel champion, and Astral is the spirit who watches over him. However, Yuma, who is late, runs towards the first reunion of his team. He then meets Tori, Bronk and Caswell, completing the Team ZEXAL. The other members complain about Yuma's delay, and explain that a Dueling Team is made in order to learn the rules of Dueling, creating new tactics and becoming stronger. Astral says being in a team can help Yuma Duel like him, and Yuma replies saying that's not true. However, only Yuma can see Astral, and the other members get confusing. Tori gets worried if having someone like Yuma as the team's leader is all right, and then Bronk challenges Yuma to Duel, saying that if he beats Yuma again, he will be the leader instead. Yuma accepts the challenge, and they begin a Duel.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Bronk Stone

Turn 1: Yuma
Yuma's starting hand contains "Xyz Effect", "Frostosaurus", "Shine Knight", "Gogogo Golem" and "Zubaba Knight". He draws "Chiron the Mage". Yuma Summons "Zubaba Knight" (1600/900).

Turn 2: Bronk
Bronk's starting hand contains "Call of the Haunted", "Star Changer", "Mystical Space Typhoon", "Wind-Up Honeybee", and "Tin Goldfish". He draws "Shreddder". Bronk Sets a card and a monster.

Turn 3: Yuma
Yuma Summons "Gogogo Golem" (1800/1500). He attacks Bronk's Set monster with "Zubaba Knight", who was "Shreddder" (1600/1000), destroying it. He attacks directly with "Gogogo Golem" (Bronk 4000 → 2200).

Turn 4: Bronk
Bronk Summons "Tin Goldfish" (800/2000). He activates the effect of "Tin Goldfish", Special Summoning the Level 4 "Aye-Iron" (1600/1800) from his hand. He activates "Call of the Haunted", Special Summoning "Shreddder" from his Graveyard in Attack Position (1600/1000). He Overlays the 3 Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Tinplate Archduke" (2200/1200). He attacks and destroys "Gogogo Golem" (Yuma 4000 → 3600).

Turn 5: Yuma
Yuma draws "Gogogo Giant". He switches "Zubaba Knight" to Defense Position and Sets 1 monster.

Turn 6: Bronk
Bronk activates the effect of "Tinplate Archduke", detaching an Xyz Material to switch Yuma's Set monster to Attack Position. It was "Shine Knight" (400/1900). Bronk attacks "Shine Knight" with "Tinplate Archduke", destroying it (Yuma 3600 → 1800).

At this points, few turns are skipped. It is only shown Bronk destroying Yuma's "Zubaba Knight" and "Chiron the Mage". Yuma has now 800 Life Points, while Bronk's are still 2200.

Turn ?: Yuma
Yuma draws "Xyz Energy". He Summons "Gogogo Giant" (2000/0), and activates its effect, Special Summoning "Gogogo Golem" from his Graveyard in Defense Position (1800/1500) and switching "Gogogo Giant" to Defense Position. Yuma Overlays his 2 Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000). He then activates the Spell card "Xyz Energy", detaching 1 Xyz Material from "Utopia" to destroy Bronk's "Tinplate Archduke". "Utopia" attacks Bronk directly (Bronk 2200 → 0).

Yuma wins.

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo

Bronk Stone

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