My Name is Playmaker
Ep001 Close up of Playmarker
Japanese 俺の名はPlaymaker
Rōmaji Ore no Na wa Pureimēkā
Alternative Titles
English Title Link into the VRAINS
Season 1
Episode number 01
Air date Flag of Japan May 10, 2017
Flag of USA TBA
Opening With the Wind
Ending Believe In Magic
Screenplay Shin Yoshida
Episode guide
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
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Link into the VRAINS or know as My Name is Playmaker in the Japanese version, is the first episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It will air in Japan on May 10th, 2017. It will air in Canada on September 1,2018

Synopsis Edit

Den City is the city where the newest network technology was developed. There we have the Link VRAINS, a cyberspace managed by the SOL Technologies Inc. where people Duel night and day. Our protagonist, Yusaku Fujiki, is a cool student with excellent observation abilities. In order to defeat a group who plans to ruin the LINK VRAINS, The Knights of Hanoi, he transforms into his avatar Playmaker and duels them. One day, Yusaku gets the information that SOL Technologies Inc. are desperately searching for: a mysterious lifeform from Shoichi Kusanagi, a hacker who shares Yusaku's goals. Noticing the Knights of Hanoi are also after it, Yusaku prepares a trap and plans his capture strategies...

Featured DuelEdit

Playmaker vs. Knight of HanoiEdit

Duel is shown from an unspecifed turn. Yusaku controls "Linkslayer" (2000/600) in Attack Position and the Knight of Hanoi controls "Hack Worm" (400/0) in Attack Position.

Yusaku's turn
"Linkslayer" attacks and destroys "Hack Worm" (Knight of Hanoi: ? → 0).

List of Featured CardsEdit

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

Playmaker (Yusaku Fujiki) Edit


Effect Monsters

Knight of Hanoi Edit


Effect Monsters

Others Edit

Extra Deck

Effect Monsters

Xyz Monsters

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yusaku Fujiki / "Playmaker" Shouya Ishige
Ai Takahiro Sakurai
Shoichi Kusanagi Subaru Kimura
Naoki Shima Chiharu Sawashiro
Go Onizuka Daiki Hamano
Aoi Zaizen / "Blue Angel" Yuki Nakashima
Akira Zaizen Shouma Yamamoto
Revolver Shunsuke Takeuchi
Specter Kajimoto Daiki
The Knights of Hanoi Daisuke Endo
Bishop / MC Ikkan
Programmer of SOL Technologies Hase Norihito
Programmer of SOL Technologies Ikumi Hasegawa
Operator / Naoki Shima's Ai Yuusuke Tonozaki
Unnamed blue Ignis Mako Muto
Unnamed boy's voice (Yusaku Fujiki's flashback) Minami Takahashi
Unnamed orange Ignis Masaaki Yano


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