"A Common Cause", known as "Transfer Student Takeru Homura" in the original version, is the fiftieth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It aired in Japan on May 2, 2018, and became available with official subtitles via Crunchyroll on the same day and aired on Teletoon on September 29, 2019.

A student named Theodore Hamilton has transferred to Yusaku's school. Theodore also happens to be Soulburner, the Duelist who came to Playmaker's aid. Theodore and his Ignis speak to Yusaku about the destruction of the Cyberse World, as well as the new enemies...

Featured cards

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

Playmaker (Yusaku Fujiki)

Differences from the dub

  • Yusaku does not bring up Kolter having someone to talk to as one of the three reasons why he locked Ai in his Duel Disk in the dub. Instead, he say he doesn't want Ai creating mischief and trouble.
  • Ai and Flame call each other by their real names when they meet, which is a series of beeping.
  • Ai telling Theodore he can call Yusaku by his first name instead of "Fujiki-kun" is omitted.
  • The flashback of Kolter receiving Emma's information is shortened in the dub.


  • The Crunchyroll Subs mistakenly had Ai calling Yusaku "Yusei". Yusei was the name of the protagonist from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's.
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