"Dual Duel: Part 1", known as "Girag's Furious Assault! Explosion, Pressure-Point Death Bomb Nihility" in the Japanese version, is the eighty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on January 20, 2013 and in the United States on November 16, 2013.

Yuma and Ray Duel against Girag, who accuses Ray of injuring Alito. Astral is weakened severely due to the power of the Barian Sphere Field and is unable to help Yuma.

Featured Duel: Yuma Tsukumo and Ray Shadows vs. Girag

This Duel is conducted as a Battle Royal.

Turn 1: Girag
Girag draws "Fire Hand" and subsequently Normal Summons it (CG Star4/1600/1000) in Attack Position. He then Sets a card.

Turn 2: Ray
Ray draws "Shining Destroyer" and subsequently Normal Summons it (CG Star3/0/1800) in Attack Position. His hand is shown to contain "Shining Reborn", which he then Sets.

Number 39 Utopia is Summon (87)

"Number 39: Utopia" is Summoned.

Turn 3: Yuma
Yuma draws. As he controls no monsters, Yuma Special Summons "Dododo Buster" in Attack Position via its own effect by reducing its Level by 2 (CG Star4 → 2/1900/800). He then Normal Summons "Ganbara Knight" (CG Star4/0/1800) in Attack Position. Yuma then overlays "Dododo Buster" and "Ganbara Knight" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (Rank Star4/2500/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position. Yuma Sets a card.


"Fire Hand" and "Ice Hand".

Refuse Hand Activates

Girag activates "Hand Block".

Turn 4: Girag
Girag draws "Ice Hand" and subsequently Normal Summons it (CG Star4/1600/1600) in Attack Position. Girag overlays "Fire Hand" and "Ice Hand" in order to Xyz Summon "Number 106: Giant Hand" (Rank Star4/2000/2000, ORU: 2) in Attack Position.

"Giant Hand" attacks "Shining Destroyer", but Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit ("Utopia": 2 → 1 ORU) to negate the attack. As the effect of an opponent's Effect Monster was activated, Girag activates the second effect of "Giant Hand" to detach an Overlay Unit ("Giant Hand": 2 → 1 ORU) and negate the effect of "Utopia" as long as "Giant Hand" is face-up. "Giant Hand" then destroys" "Shining Destroyer" (Ray: 4000 → 2000 LP). The effect of "Shining Destroyer" then activates, inflicting 600 damage to all players, but Girag activates his face-down "Hand Block" to reduce the effect damage he takes to 0 (as he controls a "Hand" monster) (Yuma: 4000 → 3400 LP, Ray: 2000 → 1400 LP).

Duel continues in the next episode.


  • After "Ice Hand" is shown the second time before the monster hologram of it appears, it has 1400 ATK on its card instead of 1600.

Featured cards

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

Yuma Tsukumo
Ray Shadows

Differences in adaptations

  • Cathy's comment about beating up the dogs is cut from the dub.
  • The scene where Ray talks about how he is weak and Tori reveal the location of the Duel is cut from the dub.
  • In the dub, Girag didn't mention that the Duel will be Battle Royal.
  • The scene where "Number 106: Giant Hand" drills into the chest of "Number 39: Utopia" is cut from the dub.
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