Despair from the Dark
Japanese 闇より出でし絶望
Rōmaji Yami Yori Ideshi Zetsubō
Alternative Titles
English Title Darkness Dawns
Season 2
Episode number 61
Air date Flag of Japan 25 July, 2018

Flag of USA TBA

Opening Go forward
Ending BOY
Storyboard Yagi Ruche
Animation director Lee Sung-jin, Kang Hyeon-guk, Fuse Yasuyuki
Episode guide
Episode listing Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS episode listing (season 2)
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Darkness Dawns or Despair from the Dark known in the Japanese version is the sixty one episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. In Japan will air on 25 July, 2018. In Canada will air on December 15, 2019.

Synopsis Edit

Having received some new info from Kusanagi, Playmaker and Soulburner head for a new gate that has recently appeared. However, it turns out that Blood Shepherd has set up a trap there. After capturing Soulburner, Blood Shepherd searches through his memories.

Featured Duel: Ryujiro Mizunuma vs Takeru Homura Edit

This duel is conducted as a Master duel in real world.

Ryujiro vs Takeru

Ryujiro vs Takeru

Turn 1: Ryujiro

Ryujiro activates Continues spell, Call of the Mummy. He special summon Plague Wolf (ATK 1000) from his hand. Then he normal summon another Plague Wolf. Ryujiro activated the effect of his wolves. Once per turn their ATK are doubled. When this effect is used, they're destroyed at the end of the turn. He sets one card and ends his turn. His two wolves are destroyed. Ryujiro activates Quick Play spell, Surrounded by Fallen Wolves. When an effect destroys two or three copies of a Zombie with 1000 or lower ATK he can special summon them in DEF mode without their effects.Then he draws a card for every monster that is Special summoned by this effect.

Turn 2: Takeru

Takeru draws card and activates spell card, Majesty of Fire. When there aren't monsters on his field, he can special summon a Level 5 or higher Fire monster from his hand. He special summons Phoenix Gearfried (ATK 2800) Then he uses Equip spell, Phoenix Gearblade and equip it with Phoenix Gearfried. It increases the equipped monster's with 300 ATK. Then, Takeru summons Valkyrian Knight (1900 ATK) Valkyrian Knights attacks Plague wolf and also Phoenix Gearfried attacks the other Plague wolf. Takeru activates the Phoenix Gearfried's effect. When the equipped monster destroys monster in battle, he can send the Phoenix Gearblade to the graveyard. Takeru's monsters can attack once more time. He directly attacks Ryujiro with Valkyre Knight, only Ryujiro to activate trap card, Howl of the Fallen Wolf. This card is activated when the opponent is attacking directly and he can special summon two copies of Zombies with 1000 or lower ATK in DEF mode. Ryujiro special summons again Plague Wolves. Then, Ryujiro add Field spell from his deck in his hand. Ryujiro added Edge of Darkness in his hand. Valkyre Knight and Phoenix Gearfried destroyed once more the Plague wolves. Takeru ends his turn.

Turn 3: Ryujiro

Ryujiro draws a card and activates the field spell card, Edge of Darkness. Once per turn he can destroy two copies of Zombie from his graveyard and add Zombie in his graveyard or deck to his hand. Ryujiro activated the effect of continues spell, Call of the Mummy. Once per turn, when there are no monsters on the field, he can special summon a monster. Ryujiro special summon Despair from the Dark.

Characters in Order of Appearance Edit


  1. Aoi Zaizen/Blue Angel
  2. Emma Bessho
  3. Yusaku Fujiki/Playmaker
  4. Shoichi Kusanagi
  5. Ai
  6. Yorikaza
  7. Kennomchi
  8. Takeru Homura/Soulburner
  9. Kengo Dojun/Blood Shepherd
  10. Kiku Kamishirakawa (flashback)
  11. Kotaro Mizunuma (flashback)
  12. Ryujiro Mizunuma (flashback)
  13. Flame
  14. Takeru's Grandmother (flashback)
  15. Takeru's Grandfather (flashback)
  16. Frog (picture)
  17. Go Onizuka (picture)
  18. Hana (flashback)

Cast Edit

Japanese character name Japanese voice actor
Yusaku Fujiki/Playmaker Shouya Ishige
Ai Takahiro Sakurai
Takeru Homura/Soulburner Yuki Kaji
Flame Taku Yashiro
Shoichi Kusanagi Subaru Kimura
Aoi Zaizen/Blue Girl Yuki Nakashima
Emma Bessho/Ghost Girl Yuna Kamakura
Kengo Dojun/Blood Shepherd Takanori Okuda
Kiku Kamishirakawa Miyuri Shimabukuro
Takeru's Grandfather Aruno Tahara
Takeru's Grandmother Yorie Terauchi
Young Takeru Aoi Inase
Kotaro Mizunuma Masaaki Yano
Ryujiro Mizunuma Shou Nogami
Hana Ikumi Hasegawa
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