Episode 26:Let the Duels Begin!
Lets begin the games
Kanji 開幕!WDC(ワールド・デュエル・カーニバル)
English Let the Duels Begin!
Rōmaji {{{Romaji}}}
Japanese Translation Begin! World Duel Carnival!
Episode number 26
Japanese air date October 10, 2011
English air date August 25, 2012
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"Let the Duels Begin!", known as "Begin! World Duel Carnival!" in the Japanese version, is the 26th episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on October 10, 2011, and aired in the United States on August 25, 2012. It beginning of World Duel Carnival arc.


The World Duel Carnival, where Duelists from around the world will wage heated battles, is swiftly approaching. Yuma, seeking to fulfill his dream of becoming Duel Champion, excitedly rushes to the tournament. But what will Yuma do when he has no Heart Pieces, which serve as the proof of participation for the WDC? Meanwhile, Mr. Heartland and Kite make their preparations to gather the Numbers that are likely to assemble before them in this tournament.