"Exit: Astral", known as "Astral, Dead...!?" in the Japanese version, is the forty-eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on March 19, 2012, and in the United States on February 9, 2013.

Due to Trey's power, Yuma forgets all about "Kattobing" and ends up forced into a corner. However Kazuma, helps Yuma continue the fierce duel against Trey by using the power of the "Numbers" and Emperor's Key to break Trey's spell. Lastly Astral's last hope helps Yuma make a comeback by using Utopia.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo vs. Trey

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 5: Trey
Trey Sets a card.

Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma tries to surrender, but Trey refuses to accept it. Yuma's turn is skipped.

Turn 7: Trey
Trey Normal Summons "Chronomaly Mud Golem" (1700/1000). "Mud Golem" attacks "Gogogo Golem", who is not destroyed via its effect, though the effect of "Mud Golem" inflicts piercing damage (Yuma 1700 → 1500). As a "Chronomaly" monster failed to destroy a monster by battle, Trey activates the "Heart of Stone" Quick-Play Spell Card, letting "Mud Golem" attack again. "Mud Golem" attacks and destroys "Gogogo Golem", inflicting piercing damage via its effect (Yuma 1500 → 1300). "Machu Mech" attacks directly, but Yuma activates the effect of the "Gagaga Gardna" in his hand (which also contains "Flelf" and "Overlay Eater"), Special Summoning it (1500/2000) in Attack Position. A replay occurs and "Machu Mech" attacks and destroys "Gagaga Gardna" (Yuma 1300 → 400). Trey activates the effect of "Chronomaly City Babylon", banishing the "Chronomaly Aztec Mask Golem" in his Graveyard to Special Summon "Chronomaly Cabrera Catapult" (0/1800) from his Graveyard in Defense Position.

Turn 8: Yuma
Yuma activates "Gagagarevenge", letting him Special Summon a "Gagaga" monster from his Graveyard in Attack Position. He chooses "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000), who is then equipped with "Gagagarevenge". Yuma Normal Summons "Flelf" (800/1300). He activates the effect of "Flelf", sending the "Overlay Eater" in his hand to the Graveyard to increase the Level of "Flelf" by that of the sent monster ("Flelf" Level 2 → Level 4). Yuma overlays his two Level 4 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. As a monster equipped with "Gagagarevenge" was used as an Overlay Unit, the ATK of the Summoned Xyz Monster is increased by 300 ("Utopia" 2500 → 2800). "Utopia" attacks and destroys "Machu Mech" (Trey 2200 → 1800).

Turn 9: Trey
Trey Tributes "Cabrera's Catapult" to Tribute Summon "Chronomaly Sol Monolith" (600/600). Its effect activates, changing the Level of "Mud Golem" to 6. Trey overlays his two Level 6 monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 6: Chronomaly Atlandis" (2600/3000) in Attack Position. Its effect activates, letting Trey equip it with a "Number" monster in his Graveyard. He equips it with "Machu Mech" and it gains ATK equal to the ATK of the equipped monster ("Atlandis" 2600 → 5000). "Atlandis" attacks "Utopia", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit to negate the attack. Trey activates the effect of "Atlandis", detaching an Overlay Unit to halve Yuma's Life Points (Yuma 400 → 200).

Duel continues in the next episode.


In the dub, when Trey summons "Sol Monolith" the artwork is shown as "Mud Golem" instead.

Featured cards

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


  • In the dub, when Trey Tribute Summons "Chronomaly Sol Monolith", he shows the card beforehand but it erroneously shows the artwork of "Chronomaly Mud Golem" instead.
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