Charisma Duelist: Go Onizuka
Ep004 GO activates his Skill
Japanese カリスマデュエリスト Go (おに)(づか)
Rōmaji Karisuma Dyuerisuto Gō Onizuka
Alternative Titles
English Title Pain and Gain
Season 1
Episode number 04
Air date Flag of Japan May 31st, 2017
Flag of USA TBA
Opening With the Wind
Ending Believe In Magic
Screenplay Junki Takegami
Director Yasuyuki Fuse
Storyboard Ryuta Yamamoto
Episode guide
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 1)
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Pain and Gain or known as Charisma Duelist: Go Onizuka in the Japanese version, is the fourth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. It will air in Japan on May 31st, 2017, it will air in Canada on September 9, 2018

Synopsis Edit

The true identity of the Knight of Hanoi who suddenly appears in Link VRAINS is Go Onizuka, a Charisma Duelist. GO grew up in an orphanage, and thus, he took on Dueling to earn money in order to repay the orphanage’s kindness and bring smiles to the children who live there. However, ever since Playmaker appears, the children only have their eyes on him! In order to win back the children’s hearts, GO challenges Playmaker to a Duel!

Featured Duel: Playmaker vs. Go OnizukaEdit

Ep004 Playmarker vs GO

Playmaker vs. Go Onizuka.

The Duel is conducted as a Speed Duel.

Turn 1: Go Onizuka
Go Normal Summons "Gouki Suprex (1800/0). By the effect of "Suprex", as it was Normal Summoned, Go Special Summons "Gouki Twist Cobra" (1600/0) in Attack Position.

Turn 2: Playmaker

Ep004 Linkslayer

"Linkslayer" Special Summoned.

Playmaker draws. He sets a card, then as he controls no monsters, he Special Summons "Linkslayer" (2000/600). He Normal Summons "Cyberse Wizard". "Cyberse Wizard" activates its effect, targeting "Suprex" changing it from Attack Position to Defense Position, and allowing Cyberse-type monsters to deal piercing battle damage when attacking Defense Position monsters, however, monsters Playmaker controls cannot attack, except to attack "Suprex". "Linkslayer" attacks and destroys "Suprex" (Go: 4000 → 2000 LP). The effect of "Suprex" activates, allowing Go to add "Gouki Rising Scorpio" to his hand. At this point, Go activates his Skill, Special Summoning "Suprex" from the GY.

Turn 3: Go Onizuka

Ep004 Go Link Summons Gouki The Great Ogre

Go Link Summons Gouki The Great Ogre.

Go draws a card. As all monsters he controls are "Gouki" monsters, Go Normal Summons "Gouki Rising Scorpio" (2300/0) without Releasing by its own effect. Go uses "Suprex Rex", "Twist Cobra" and "Rising Scorpio" to Link Summon "Gouki The Great Ogre" (2600/LINK-3/↙↓↘) in the Extra Monster Zone. The effects of "Suprex", "Twist Cobra" and "Rising Scorpio" activate simultaneously as they were sent from the field to the GY, allowing Go to add "Gouki Rising Scorpio" (by the effect of "Twist Cobra"), "Gouki Rematch" (by the effect of "Rising Scorpio") and "Gouki Headbutt" (by the effect of "Suprex") from his deck to his hand. The effect of "Gouki The Great Ogre" applies, where all monsters on the field lose ATK equal to their own original DEF ("Cyberse Wizard": 1800 → 1000/800, "Linkslayer": 2000 → 1400/600).

Ep004 Effect of Gouki Twist Cobra

Effect of "Twist Cobra".

Go activates the Magic Card "Gouki Rematch", targeting two "Gouki" monsters in his GY and Special Summoning them in Defense Position. Go targets "Rising Scorpio" and "Twist Cobra" and subsequently Special Summons them. Go activates the effect of "Twist Cobra", allowing him to Release a "Gouki" monster, then targeting a "Gouki" monster, letting it gain ATK equal to the Released monster's ATK. Go Releases "Rising Scorpio" and targets "Great Ogre" ("Gouki the Great Ogre": 2600 → 4900). Gouki Special Summon "Gouki Headbutt" in Defense Position by its own effect, by sending "Gouki Twist Cobra" from his hand to his GY. Go activates the effect of "Headbutt", allowing him to target a "Gouki" monster and allowing it to gain 800 ATK until the end of the turn. Go targets "Great Ogre" ("Gouki the Great Ogre": 4900 → 5700)

Duel continues in the next episode.

List of Featured CardsEdit

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

Yusaku Fujiki Edit

Extra Deck

Effect Monsters

Link Monsters

Go Onizuka Edit

Extra Deck

Effect Monsters

Link Monsters

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit


Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yusaku Fujiki / "Playmaker" Shouya Ishige
Ai Takahiro Sakurai
Shoichi Kusanagi Subaru Kimura
Go Onizuka Daiki Hamano
Akira Zaizen Shouma Yamamoto
MC Ikkan
Roboppy Minami Takahashi
The Knights of Hanoi Daisuke Endo
Go Onizuka's manager Eizou Tsuda
Den City orphanage owner Mayumi Sako
Child of Den City's orphanage Aya Yamamoto
Child of Den City's orphanage Satomi Saito
Child of Den City's orphanage Ikumi Hasegawa
Monsters Masaaki Yano
Young Man / Monsters Hase Norihito
Go Onizuka's Ai Yuusuke Tonozaki


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