Edens Zero Chapter 152 Review/Recap
One of the first anime that I ever watched growing up was Yu-Gi-Oh!; and yes, it was the 4Kids dub. While time has made me realize just how much 4Kids censored, I still look back on it fondly. And considering how Edens Zero currently has Rebecca dealing with her own twisted card game, I’m glad that I watched Yu-Gi-Oh! It helped to teach me when people cheat at card games, and Rebecca’s being cheated!
As Homura’s stunned to have run into Creed, both quickly reveal their intentions to stop the All-Link. Given their mutual enemy, Creed suggests that they work together to stop the All-Link and take down Shura. However, Homura rightfully calls him out on what he did the last time they met, saying that she refuses to trust him. In response, Creed blurts this out:
Meanwhile, Happy, Pino, and Moscoy have snapped out of their hypnosis, but are now left all alone. However, when Moscoy tries watching some cartoons, they discover the livestream of Rebecca’s card game against Lyra, much to their horror.
In the arena, Lyra explains the rules, and thus the card game of lost card begins. Despite managing to get in some wins of her own, Rebecca continues to find herself on the losing end, until all that’s left is her leotard. Desperate, Rebecca uses Reverse to turn back time. However, to her utter horror, she discovers that she still managed to lose, despite knowing where each card would be. Lyra then boasts to her that she’s only lost this game once before to Emperor Nero.
I know that it may be too soon to draw such conclusions, but I carefully observed Lyra’s behavior during the card game. Based on how uncaring she was about losing her clothes, I could come to only one conclusion: Lyra’s cheating somehow.
At the end of the chapter, Lyra boasted how she’s played Lost Card a hundred times, and only lost to Emperor Nero. That’s some pretty good odds for a card game that’s supposed to lack strategy. My guess is that she’s either rigged it so that she’ll inevitably win, and Nero just managed to beat her anyway. However, I’m willing to bet that it has more to do with her Ether Gear letting her counteract Rebecca’s. If Rebecca wants to win, then she’s going have to find a way to outsmart Lyra.
As a whole, I wasn’t that big of a fan of this chapter. There wasn’t that much going on beyond Rebecca starting to lose a potentially rigged card game. Now we have to wait a whole week to learn how she gets out of this. Maybe more due to the Olympics.
I Give “Lost Card” a 2/5
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