Naoki Shima the Fighter
Ep027 Lonely Brave declaring his attack
Japanese (たたか)(おとこ)(しま)(なお)()
Rōmaji Tatakau Otoko, Shima Naoki
Alternative Titles
English Title The Brave Battler
Season 1
Episode number 27
Air date Flag of Japan November 15, 2017
Flag of USA TBA
Opening With the Wind
Ending Writing Life
Screenplay Mitsutaka Hirota
Director Yusuke Onoda
Animation director Yukio Okano
Akiko Toyoda
Yuji Kaneko
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Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
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The Brave Battler or Naoki Shima the Fighter known in the Japanese version is the twenty-seventh episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It will air in Japan on November 15, 2017. In Canada will air on December 1, 2018

Synopsis Edit

As the Another phenomenon begins to affect the real world, everyone begins to panic, and LINK VRAINS is put on high alert. Due to something, Naoki Shima decides to fight against the Knights of Hanoi...

Featured Duel: Lonely Brave vs. The Knights of HanoiEdit

Ep027 Lonely Brave vs. Knight of Hanoi

Lonely Brave vs. The Knights of Hanoi.

The Duel is conducted as a Master Duel.

Turn 1: Knight of Hanoi
KoH's hand contains three copies of "Inverz Madith", "Inverz Glez", and "Hand Severing". Brave's hand contains three copies of "Green Baboon, Defender of the Forest" and two copies of "Yellow Baboon, Hunter of the Forest".

Ep027 Inverz Glez advance summoned

"Inverz Glez" Advance Summoned.

KoH activates "Hand Severing", making both players send two cards from their hand to the GY and draw two cards. KoH sends two copies of "Inverz Madith" to his GY and draws "Feather of the Phoenix God" and "Soul Charge", while Brave sends two copies of "Green Baboon" to his GY and draws "Yellow Baboon" and "Wild Nature's Release". KoH activates "Feather of the Phoenix God", discarding a card to return a card in his GY to the top of his Deck. He discards the last copy of "Madith", then returns "Hand Severing" to the top of his Deck. KoH activates "Soul Charge", Special Summoning any number of monsters from his GY, then losing 1000 LP for each monster Special Summoned. He Special Summons three copies of "Madith" (2200/0) (KoH: 4000 → 1000 LP). KoH Releases the three copies of "Madith" to Advance Summon "Inverz Glez" (3200/0).

Turn 2: Lonely Brave
Brave draws "Cyberse Wizard" and subsequently Normal Summons it (1800/800). Brave activates the effect of "Wizard", letting him change a monster KoH controls to Defense Position, while letting Cyberse monsters inflict piercing battle damage this turn but only monsters Brave controls can only attack that monster this turn. He changes "Glez" to Defense Position. "Wizard" attacks and destroys "Glez" (KoH: 1000 → 0 LP).

List of Featured CardsEdit

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

The Knights of Hanoi Edit


Effect Monsters

Lonely Brave Edit


Effect Monsters



Effect Monsters

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit

  1. Faust
  2. Doctor Genome
  3. "Baira" / Kyoko Taki
  4. Roboppy
  5. Ai
  6. Shoichi Kusanagi
  7. Yusaku Fujiki / "Playmarker"
  8. The Knights of Hanoi
  9. Naoki Shima / "Lonely Brave" / "Brave Max"
  10. Hosoda (Flashback)
  11. Sato (Flashback)
  12. Tanaka (Flashback)
  13. Suzuki (Flashback)


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yusaku Fujiki / "Playmaker" Shouya Ishige
Ai Takahiro Sakurai
Shoichi Kusanagi Subaru Kimura
Naoki Shima Chiharu Sawashiro
Faust Satoshi Mikami
Knight of Hanoi Taishi Murata
Roboppy Minami Takahashi
Hosoda Yuki Ishikari
Sato Masaaki Yano
Tanaka Sonosuke Takeshima
Suzuki Akihisa Wakayama
Naoki Shima / Lonely Brave'Ai Ryota Suzuki
Duelists Hase Norihito


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