‘Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS’ Episode 1 Synopsis Reveals Yusaku’s Motives

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The new poster for 'Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS' featuring Yusaku and his two signature monsters. TV Tokyo

With the new Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime releasing soon, the synopsis of the first episode has gives more information on the main protagonist and what his motives actually are.

The VRAINS episode 1 synopsis was found by AnimateTimes and translated by The Organization. Episode 1 is titled “My Name’s Playmaker” and refers to the nickname Yusaku, the main protagonist, gives himself to hide his identity.

Here’s the VRAINS episode 1 synopsis.

“Den City” is where the latest and greatest online network has been developed. There, in the VR Space “LINK VRAINS”, managed by “SOL Technology Inc.”, people Duel day and night. The main character, “Fujiki, Yusaku”, is a cool high school student with excellent skills of observation. In order to defeat the “Knights of Hanoi” who seek to destroy “LINK VRAINS”, he transforms himself into his avatar, “Playmaker” to fight them in Duels while remaining anonymous in real life. But now, a hacker with the same purpose as Yusaku, a man named Kusanagi Shouichi, has information that “SOL Technology” is desperately searching for a mysterious life form. Yusaku realizes the “Knights of Hanoi” are also searching for this entity, spreading a trap across the network, for an operation to capture it…

There are a few things we learn from this synopsis, including the city where VRAINS takes place. Den City is where Yusaku and the two organizations that form the conflict of the story live.

Link VRAINS is a virtual reality program where people duel and Yusaku enters VRAINS to stop the Knights of Hanoi from destroying it. However, the creators of VRAINS, SOL Technology, are looking for something and that is likely the dark blog that appears alongside Yusaku in the VRAINS promotional material.

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The new 'Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS' anime will premiere in May. Photo: Konami/TV Tokyo

Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS is set to premiere in May.

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