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Yuya Sakaki
Name Translated: Yuya Sakaki
Japanese: さかき遊矢ゆうや (Sakaki Yūya)
Age 14
Gender Male
Sexuality Heterosexual
Deck Performapal/Magicians/Odd-Eyes
Ace(s) Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon
Odd-Eyes Dragon (Pre-Pendulum form)
Appearances Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Shattered Soul
Species Human
Home Maiami City (Standard Dimension)
Affiliation TBA
Related Yuto (Xyz Dimension counterpart)
Yugo (Synchro Dimension counterpart)
Yuri (Fusion Dimension counterpart)
Yushi (Link Dimension counterpart)
Z-ARC (Original Incarnation)
Likes Entertainment, Smiles, Yuzu
Dislikes TBA
Voice Actor(s) English: Michael Liscio Jr.
Japanese: Kensho Ono
Adapted by KuugaUltimate200

Yuya Sakaki (さかき遊矢ゆうや Sakaki Yūya) is Yuzu Hiiragi's childhood friend in Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V: Shattered Soul. He is an alternate universe version of the Yuya Sakaki that appeared in the original Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V anime.

He is a born-entertainer who attends the You Show Duel School to advance his Dueling expertise and become an "Entertainment Duelist", a specific type of professional Duelist, similar to his father. He and Yuzu are the pioneers of Pendulum Summoning. He is the Standard Dimension counterpart of Yuto (from the Xyz Dimension), Yugo (from the Synchro Dimension), Yuri (from the Fusion Dimension), and Yushi (from the Link Dimension), one of Z-ARC's fragments.


The syllable "Yū" (ゆう) in this character's name comes from the "Yū" in the Rōmaji of "Yu-Gi-Oh!" (ゆうおう Yūgiō, lit. King of Game) and past 4 main characters' first or last names of the series (Note: There are other ways to write "Yūya" in Japanese). Sakaki (榊), also known as Cleyera japonica, means "Divine Tree" in Japanese.

Yūya's name may also derived from Yūya, a powerful Egyptian courtier during the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt, father of Tiye, the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III. When the latter died, his son ruled the Ancient Egypt as Amenhotep IV, but later changed his royal name for Akhenaten, whose namesake may have inspired Akhenaden, the father of Priest Seto and uncle of Atem.


Yuya is a young teenage boy with crimson eyes, and dual-colored green and crimson hair of average length sticking out in downwards pointing spikes all around his head in a similar manner to Judai Yuki, with the exception of one short upwards pointing spike of green hair. He wears his good-luck charm pendant on a simple string around his neck, and a buckled choker, and a pair of golden goggles with orange lenses on his forehead, with a blue star obscuring the right lens. Yuya wears a simple orange t-shirt with a thick, silver-buckled brown belt over it, green pants with what appear to be "Deck pockets" on each leg, and magenta shoes, as well as crimson wristbands. He also wears his gold and red lined white school jacket over his shoulders like a cape, in a similar manner to Yami Yugi.


A fun-loving and energetic boy, Yuya is very theatrical and loves to entertain people, traits he seems to inherited from his father, Yusho Sakaki. He idolized and loved his father very much and wishes to become an entertainer like him one day. After his father disappeared during an important match, Yuya was left heartbroken and traumatized by the event because his beloved father was labeled as a "coward". As Yoko Sakaki had stated, Yuya acts like a fool merely to beat people for insulting him about his father disappearing. Due to Yuya's buffoonery, his friends and other people are often baffled by Yuya's behavior and believes he doesn't take things seriously. Because his father was so famous, his friends and other people seems to have high expectations of Yuya to live up to his father's reputation while simultaneously quick to bring up Yusho's "cowardice" or scold him for his clownish actions. Yuya has a habit of putting his goggles over his eyes when he is either upset or embarrassed, something he did since he was young. When Yuya Duels, he announces "Ladies and gentlemen!" when he is about to perform a finishing move.


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Standard Dimension
Yuzu Hiiragi - Yuya Sakaki
Reiji Akaba - Shingo Sawatari - Noboru Gongenzaka - Syuzo Hiiragi - Yusho Sakaki - Yoko Sakaki - Masumi Koutsu - Yaiba Toudou - Hokuto Shijima - Tsukikage - Yuu Sakuragi - Isao Kachidoki - Reira Akaba - Ayu Ayukawa - Tatsuya Yamashiro - Futoshi Harada
Legacy Characters: Bandit Keith - Katsuya Jonouchi - Marik Ishtar
Xyz Dimension
Ruri Kurosaki - Yuto
Legacy Characters: Droite - Mizael
Synchro Dimension
Rin - Yugo
Legacy Characters: Aki Izayoi - Rutger Godwin - Aporia - Sherry LeBlanc - Rex Godwin
Fusion Dimension
Serena - Yuri
Legacy Characters: Takuma Saio - Johan Andersen - Daichi Misawa
Link Dimension
Riko - Yushi
Legacy Characters: Aoi Zaizen - Go Onizuka - Ryoken Kogami - Emma Bessho
Original Dimension
Ray Akaba - Z-ARC