May 20th, Card of the Day

Bushiroad has already uploaded the full card lists for both the Idolm@ster 2 and Bakemonogatari trial decks. Nevertheless, I’ll still give my short reviews on both cards of the day that are from these trial decks, one of which being a pretty darn good buffer.

The card on the left is the main heroine of Bakemonogatari, Senjougahara Hitagi. 1/1, 7k power, no soul trigger, 1 soul, Strange and Stationery traits. Has no abilities; it’s a vanilla beatstick.

The card on the right is the lovable Yayoi hailing from Idolm@ster 2! 2/1, 5k, soul triger, 1 soul, Music and Frog traits. This card is a level buffer; this card’s support ability gives cards in front of this card a power bonus of 500 multiplied by their level. What makes this card even better is that it cannot be targeted by your opponent’s effects, which shuts away any events or card abilities that are meant to remove cards from the Stage, and most importantly, climax synergy, card triggers (Tornado) and card abilities that forces you to return a character from your Stage to your hand. You can pretty much ensure this card sits around for good once it’s played down.

Additionally, it’s yellow, a color that isn’t known for stable level buffing synergies! Both it’s ability and color makes it an exceptional buff card that’s a welcome addition to the Idolm@ster series.

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May 19th, Card of the Day

It’s another Idolm@ster 2 card again! Today featuring the lovable, lively girl who speaks with a southern Japanese dialect, Hibiki Gahana!

“Charming Witness” Hibiki, 0/0, 3k power, 1 soul, Music and Animal traits. Nothing special as she’s just 3k vanilla card, but it’s Idolm@ster, so it’s special to me and a million other IM@S fans out there. Who can resist her countryside girl-next-door charm?

May 18th, Card of the Day

Anyone a fan of Emizel, a shinigami (death god) from Disgaea 4? If you are, today’s card of the day in his level 2 glory.

2/2, 8k power, 2 soul, soul trigger, Demon and Dead traits. If you have four or less cards in your hand, this card gains +1k additional power. If this card reverses an opponent’s character via combat, you may send it to the top of your opponent’s stock. Decent card for yellow, since it’s known for having low hand due to all it’s quick change gimmicks, easily allowing you to activate it’s first power boost ability. It’s second effect allows you to prevent encore, so if there’s a card you are hard pressed to get rid of, this is the perfect card for stock burying your opponent’s characters.

May 17th, Card of the Day

Today’s card of the day is a sporty girl hailing from Suruga Monkey of Bakemonogatari, Suruga Kanbaru! The name of her card raises certain eyebrows, though.

“Loves BL” Kanbaru Suruga, 2/2, 8k power, soul trigger, 2 soul, Strange and Sports traits. Has hand encore and no other abilities. Not too bad as a late game beatstick with some buffs, and with an alternate way of reviving her when shes in danger of dying, she can hold her ground fairly well.

Angel Beats! Extra Booster announced!

What do you know, they’re finally releasing more cards for Angel Beats! It’s about time they expanded something they had mashed together with a random moeblob VN Kudwafter. There is no release date for it yet, but according to them, it’s coming this summer.

More Girls Dead Monster cards would be good! They needed more presence!

May 16th, Card of the Day

Today’s card is Hagiwara Yukiho from Idolm@ster 2. She is still relatively the same compared to her original self from the first game, but she has grown prettier in many aspects. Never mind that, today’s card is rather abuseable compared to many other similar effects.

0/0, 1.5k power, 1 soul, Music and Tea traits. Ability: when any of your characters reverse an opponent’s character by combat, you may add 1k to any one of your characters. Abilities of this nature are pretty common, but most if not all of them target specific traits, or only affect themselves. However, this has no trait requirement, and it allows you to add the power to anyone, which makes it really splashable! And since it’s a level 0, it negates any colour requirements, and it has no cost at all, only requiring you to reverse an opponent’s character via combat! It’s a deceivingly good card that  shouldn’t be overlooked!

Weiss Schwarz Portable Series Lineup Revealed!

For those who aren’t in the know, Weiss Schwarz is having a PSP port, named Weiss Schwarz Portable! Dubbed a card simulator x love adventure game for up to 2 players, this game is scheduled for release sometime in 2011, actual date is still unknown. Nevertheless, here’s the series lineup! Hopefully it isn’t exhaustive, though it may very well be

Weiss Side

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha A’s, StrikerS and Movie 1st. Rejoice, Nanoha fans.
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu
Toaru Majutsu no Index/Kagaku no Railgun
Angel Beats & Kudwafter

Schwarz Side

The Idolm@ster and The Idolm@ster Dearly Stars
Fate/Stay Night and Fate/Hollow Ataraxia
Tantei Opera Milky Holmes. What do you know..
Macross Frontier

For more info, check out the official site.