| Duel Masters: Star Cross - Volume 9 |
|Release:||April 27th, 2011|
|Author:|| Koichiro Maki |
With everyone's voices being heard by Shobu Kirifuda, Shobu unleashes Final Storm Double Cross NEX, the Miracle Awakened, breaking all of Adam's remaining shields. Knowing that he had a chance of winning if he meets Final Storm's extra turn condition, Shobu reveals the top card of the deck, which was Bolshack Dragon. Gaining an extra turn, Shobu made a direct attack. However, contrary to Adam's realization of being killed, the attack was directed to the drilling tower. Shobu took drastic measures by commanding Final Storm to uproot the tower.
Realizing this action and what Shobu was planning, Toru Kamiya prepares his deck and lifting it in the air, allowing more creature spirits to gather to the tower. All duelists around the world; Duel Masters, Luna and Mikado, Shori, Jamira, NAC lifts their cards, sending more spirits to uproot the tower. Realizing that both side, humans and spirits will do anything to continue their one life and reasons of living, Adam reflects his life; After using the origin god's power to destroy humanity once, Adam was left devoid of life. Seeing that some survivors were present and still continue to live, Adam passes the Duel Masters Proof to them, hoping to see them live to create a beautiful world before entering cold sleep. Adam even assists the spirits in their efforts. The tower finally stops drilling, leading to the world celebrating on their victory to secure the future.
The Duel Masters Proof exits Shobu's body releasing a light that revives Hakuoh, Mimi, Rekuta and Ryoga. Shobu was about to reunite with his friends until the tower gave way...
40 days had passed and Shobu's funeral was held. The team was retrieved after the war and Shobu's deck case was the only one found within the ocean. However, Hakuoh was unable to accept the fact that Shobu had died, as his body was not found. Even Kokujo reasons Hakuoh that Shobu no longer exists in this world.
4 years had passed and Shori still continues to search for Shobu. Eventually Shobu was found but he lost all of his memories. To find out if Shobu still have any speck left, Shori duels him. Using Bolshack Dragon somehow spark Shobu's voice within his heart.
The final battle was depicted in episode 32 and 33 of the Versus season. The destroyed tower was shown in episode 28 of the Versus Revolution season.
Some of the key elements in the manga was shown in the anime, though it has some differences:
- In the aftermath of the battle, Shobu was thought to have died by drowning during the collapse of the tower. He eventually survived with amnesia till the Versus season, where he regained his lost memories.
- Zakira was depicted to have died. However, in the anime, an image of him remained in the destroyed tower who trials Basara for Dokindam X, The Legendary Forbidden.
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Coincidentally Shobu's circumstances in the final battle have similarities to Katta's final battle, though with some differences;
- Shobu and Katta uses allied creature spirits to deal the final blow, though they did not target the antagonist duelist themselves.
- Both involves them reasoning the antagonist the value of life and reasons of living