Template:Infobox1 "The Sparrow, Part 2", known as "Star Robin is Forever" in the Japanese version, is the eighth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL anime. It first aired in Japan on May 30, 2011.


Yuma's Duel against the Sparrow continues. The Sparrow continues to overpower Yuma with more characters from his TV show. However, Astral, who is aware of the characters ultimate combination, plans a reversal to win the Duel.

Featured DuelEdit

Yuma Tsukumo vs Nelson Andrews/The SparrowEdit

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 4: Yuma
Yuma's hand contains "Reserve Cyclone", "Heartfelt Appeal", "Attraffic Control" and "Gagaga Magician", while he draws "Kagetokage". Yuma Normal Summons "Gagaga Magician" (1500/1000). As he has Normal Summoned a monster, Yuma activates the effect of "Kagetokage", Special Summoning it (1100/1500). Yuma overlays his two monsters to Xyz Summon "Number 39: Utopia" (2500/2000) in Attack Position. Yuma attacks "Beast Warrior Puma" with "Utopia", but Nelson activates his face-down, "Wings of Unity", negating the attack as he controls a "ESPer Star Sparrow" and Special Summoning "Phoenix Beast Gairuda" (2500/1200) from his Deck in Attack Position. Its effect activates, letting Nelson draw a card. Yuma Sets a card to end his turn.

Turn 5: Nelson
Nelson Special Summons "Ironhammer the Giant" (900/3500) in Defense Position as he controls a "ESPer Star Sparrow", "Beast Warrior Puma", and "Phoenix Beast Gairuda". Nelson detaches one of the "Triple-Star Trions" overlaid with "Number 83: Galaxy Queen" to activate its effect, allowing all of his monsters to inflict piercing damage and become immune to being destroyed by battle until Yuma's next End Phase. Nelson attacks "Utopia" with "Gairuda", with the effect of the latter card activating, increasing its ATK by 300 during the Damage Step. Yuma activates the effect of "Utopia", detaching an Overlay Unit to negate the attack. Nelson attacks "Utopia" with "ESPer Star Sparrow", but Yuma detaches a second Overlay Unit to negate the attack. Nelson activates the effect of "Ironhammer", letting the Level 4 "Puman" attack directly (Yuma 2400 → 800). Yuma activates his face-down "Heartfelt Appeal", taking control of "Ironhammer" since he took a direct attack. Nelson Sets a card.

Turn 6: Yuma
Yuma activates "Attraffic Control", preventing Nelson from attacking when he controls three or more monsters. Yuma Sets two cards. During the End Phase, "Ironhammer" returns to Nelson's control.

Turn 7: Nelson
Nelson activates his face-down "Change to Jet Iron", Tributing "Sparrow", "Puman", "Gairuda", and "Ironhammer" to Special Summon "Dimensional Jet Iron" (0/0) from his Deck to Attack Position. Its ATK becomes equal the combined total ATK of the Tributed monsters, which is 8000. Yuma activates his face-down "Fiery Fervor", equipping it to "Utopia" and doubling its ATK to 5000. Nelson attacks "Utopia" with "Jet Iron", but Yuma activates his face-down "Reserve Cyclone", destroying "Furious Max's Curse" as a monster Yuma controlled had switched control and was Tributed. Yuma then activates his face-down "Vector Change", switching "Jet Iron" to Defense Position and "Galaxy Queen" to Attack Position. Nelson Sets a card.

Turn 8: Yuma
Yuma attacks "Galaxy Queen" with "Utopia", but Nelson activates his face-down "Star Sparrow Forever!", Special Summoning "ESPer Star Sparrow" from his Graveyard in Attack Position with 0 ATK and redirecting Yuma's ATK towards it (Nelson 4000 → 0).

Featured cardsEdit

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


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