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Press Release: Bushiroad Unveils Plans for 2017 at The GAMA Trade Show

March 19, 2017

Bushiroad presented a slew of major announcements at the GAMA Trade Show 2017. Besides updates on events and each of the existing English edition trading card games; Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight, Bushiroad also gave attendees a first glimpse of their new trading card game, Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy–.

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Cardfight!! Vanguard celebrates its fifth anniversary this year and a Critical Trigger Pack Campaign will be held to kick off the festivities. In the upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard G Booster Pack 10: Raging Clash of the Blade Fangs, a purchase of six packs will entitle one to an exclusive Foil Critical Trigger PR pack. A total of 26 types will be available.

Future Card Buddyfight

The Future Card Buddyfight animation series will embark on its fourth season titled “Future Card Buddyfight X”, with new adventures for the protagonist Gao Mikado and his friends. Fans of the English dubbing will also be delighted to know that English dub episodes will be returning for the new season. The English subtitled episodes will start airing on the 1st of April while the English dub episodes will be available from the 15th of April.

Channel Region Time
YouTube All except Japan Saturdays, 8.30am (JST)
OKTO Singapore (Starts May 14th) Sundays, 10.00am (SGT)

Weiss Schwarz

Bushiroad also announced the animation titles featured in upcoming English edition Weiss Schwarz products from April to July of 2017.

On April 28, 2017, characters from the animation “Sword Art Online” will return to the Weiss Schwarz stage with the upcoming Re: Edit release consisting of both new and popular cards from previous expansions. An “Accel・World” Trial Deck and Booster Pack will also be launched on May 19, 2017. Last but not least, June and July 2017 marks the time highly anticipated titles, “Persona 5” and “BanG Dream!” join the Weiss Schwarz product lineup.

Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy–

Apart from updates on the existing games, Bushiroad also unveiled the new English exclusive game, Dragoborne –Rise to Supremacy– at the GAMA Trade Show. It is a strategic trading card game with unique mechanics that involve the use of dice within gameplay. The art style and setting of the game are also notable for their departure from Bushiroad’s flagship games. Dragoborne is set to be released on August 4, 2017.

Vanguard & Buddyfight Grand Festival 2017

The “Vanguard & Buddyfight Ultra Big Card Fes!!!” is an annual event held in Tokyo, Japan, featuring the trading card games, Cardfight!! Vanguard and Future Card Buddyfight. This year, the event will be renamed as the “Vanguard & Buddyfight Grand Festival” and travel out of Japan for the first time to debut in California, USA.

Attendees of the event will also be able to purchase certain products such as the Cardfight!! Vanguard G Trial Deck Vol. 14, Cardfight!! Vanguard G Clan Booster Vol. 5 and Buddyfight X Booster Pack Vol. 2 ahead of everyone else. There will also be an exciting lineup of card game tournaments, special guests, exclusive merchandise and promotional goods. Event tickets will be available online and in stores on March 31, 2017. More details of the event will be revealed soon.

Bushiroad Championship Series 2017

The Bushiroad Championship Series 2017 (BCS2017) is Bushiroad’s new international tournament series for their existing English edition Trading Card Games. This year, the Regional Championships will be held at over 30 locations worldwide. A fully sponsored invitation to the World Finals in Japan will also be awarded to every champion of a main tournament at the Regional Championships. An estimated number of 120 players will be flying to Japan, and this should mark the highest attendance for an English edition World Finals since the launch of an international tournament circuit.

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Bushiroad Inc. is AN Entertainment company known for developing Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, Detective Milky Holmes, Weiss Schwarz and other card games, promotional items, smartphone applications around the world.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.

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Press Release: Square Enix Enters North American Tabletop Games Market

August 30, 2016

Square Enix is entering the North American tabletop games market with two products based on its video game properties, planned for launch in October.  Both are connected to its top video game franchise, Final Fantasy.  The games are being released in Europe in September.

Final Fantasy TCG:  Opus 1 is a 186-card set sold in the traditional TCG format of Starters and Boosters.  It’s a two-player game recommended for players 13 and up.  The game was previously released in Japan in a different configuration, selling over 3.5 million boosters.

Boosters will each have 12 cards, including one premium foiled card.  They’ll be sold in 36-pack displays.

Three different Starter Decks will be available:  Final Fantasy VII (Fire & Earth), Final Fantasy X (Wind & Water), and Final Fantasy XIII (Ice & Lightning).   Each will contain 50 cards, a paper playmat, and rules.  Starters will be sold in six-deck displays.

The product is being released only to the hobby, and only through one distributor, a Square Enix spokesperson told ICv2.  That distributor is GTS distribution.  “No further distribution plans as of now,” the spokesperson said.

A second game, Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt, will be distributed to the hobby through “all of our existing distribution partners,” according to Square Enix, with no additional distribution plans “as of now.”    Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt is a card game based on the characters introduced in Final Fantasy and developed further in a spin-off series of Chocobo video games.

Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt is a card game, not a TCG.  For 3-5 players 5 and up, it plays in 10-20 minutes.

Each game includes 43 cards (14 Chocobo, 5 Fat Chocobo, 4 each of Fire, Water, Wind, and Earth Crystal, and 4 each of Bomb and Ahriman Monster cards), 5 Player Markers, 5 Victory Tokens, and Instruction Manual.  MSRP is $19.99.

Origins Game Fair and Otaku Hobby Gaming

May 30, 2016

Orgins Game Fair is this June 15th through the 19th at Columbus Convention Center in Columbus.  It is one the largest gathering of gamers and games in the country and they have some anime/Japanese themed games and events for all.

Last year they started Anime themed programming by partnering with Wasabi Anime, local anime conventions, and others.  This year they have expanded that programming.  There will be panels, screenings, workshops, a manga library, and more.  They will have events Thursday through Saturday only though.  They have the use of three rooms for events and the library.  Special events include an Anime Name That Tune game show, Trulie Awesome Show (an anime inspired comedy duo), and playing anime games with the maids of Cafe Peitet Joy.

The Special Media Guests for this year’s con are two anime voice actors, Darren Dunstan and Wayne Grayson.  Darren has voiced on Yu-Gi-Oh! (Pegasus), the 2003 TMNT (Splinter), Chaotic (Kaz), and several other 4Kids productions along with doing voice direction for a number of series.  Wayne has done voice work for over 20 years, his best know work though is Yu-Gi-Oh! (Joey), Utena (Ruka), Samurai Deeper Kyo (Benitora), and the 2003 TMNT (Michelangelo).  The two of them will only be there for Saturday and Sunday, helping to judge the costume contest, holding a Q&A, and a signing on Saturday.  On Sunday they will be in the Konami area of Battelle Hall all day.

Bushiroad, Pokémon, and Konami all have plenty of tournaments going on, all different styles and sizes.  Special promoted ones include Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Origins to win a prize card “Minerva, the Exalted Lightworn”, Pokémon Unlimited Tournament celebrating 20 years of Pokémon and Pokémon TCG Win-a-Trip Tournament to go to the 2016 World Championships in San Francisco, Cardfight!! Vanguard G Team League Spring Fest 2016 Regial Qualifer, Weiss Schwarz Neo Showdown Spring Fest 2016 Regional Qualifier, and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge Spring Fest 2016 Regional Qualifier.

There are a few RPGs with anime themes.  Kuro from Cubicle 7 has three different sessions to play, all starting at 8am though.  Plus some Big Eye Small Mouth sessions, fantasy and post-apocalyptic ones.  Windmill Game Co is running several sessions of their game Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja-Educational Preparatory Super-Elementary Fortress 555 (ADGNEPSEF555), which is designed as a free for all anime inspired game where anything should happen set in a school.  They will also have game of it based around wuxia and henshin heroes too.

For those interested in LARPS there are some anime themed ones.  The Pokémon company’s LARP is just having you challenge other players with your 3DS or 2DS and a copy of X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire to collect gym badges to then beat the Elite Four and the Champion to win a prize.  It goes on all day on Thursday through Sunday.  Not really a traditional LARP unless you put some character into, which I think would be a lot of fun.  A more traditional LARP is ADGNEPSEF555: The Movie!! The LARPening!!! on Sunday starting at noon.  Inspired from the above RPG.

On the miniature side of things we have some unique items.  One man has modified rules from other games to make his own Starblazer’s space game (two sessions) and Area 88  fighter plane game (one session).  Cool Mini or Not has some “miniature figure board games” to check out too.  Arcade Quest about playing a guild of heroes fighting evil, Rivet Wars a sort of WWI battle with cute and wacky figures, and Kaosball a fantasy sport league.  Plus Super Dungeon Explorer and Ninja All-Stars from Ninja Division.

Board throughout the long weekend include Kitsune: of Foxes and Fools (the only game actual using the Anime track listing), Lanterns: The Harvest Festival Tournament, King of Tokyo games, Hanabi, and Samurai Spirit.

There will also be videoing too.  Pokémon handheld, Mario Kart, Pokken, Smash Bros, Street Fighter, and a retro game challenge tournaments are all planned.

Early Bird registration pricing ends tomorrow, so sorry this is so late.  Ribbons, generics, and event registration will not be available online.  Badge Registration will remain open through the show though.

This is a con for all fans of gaming to check out at least once.  Though it can get a bit expensive of five days.  I will actually be at this one.  I have not been for a few years so I am excited for it.

Press Release: Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 Returns Bigger Than Ever

December 16, 2015

Bushiroad announced that the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 will be held from February to July 2016 at various locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia-Oceania. The festival consists of 3 major tournaments, one for each of the company’s English Edition trading card games – Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight.

Bushiroad will continue the Cardfight!! Vanguard Team League tournament series at the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016. Players are to group themselves into teams of 3, in order to compete against other teams. In addition, the Weiss Schwarz Neo-Showdown tournament and Future Card Buddyfight Buddy Challenge tournament will also be held at the festival.

Players participating in these 3 major tournaments may receive an event exclusive hot-stamped promotional card and a special deck case for their respective tournaments. A limited edition pin will be given as a reward to the top 8 teams and players. The top 4 teams and players will also receive certificates as testaments of their skills.

This year, the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 is expanding its regional qualifiers to 23 locations. This is an increase of 8 locations compared to 2015. Besides the North America Continental Finals, the AsiaOceania Continental Finals and Europe Continental Finals are added to the festival lineup. A special thing to note is that the Singapore Regional Qualifier and Asia-Oceania Continental Finals will be held at the C3 CharaExpo 2016.

C3 CharaExpo 2016 is a Japanese anime, manga, games and cosplay event in Singapore that will be held July 9 and 10 2016 at Singapore EXPO.

To kick start the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016, Bushiroad will launch the PR Coupon Campaign in official Bushiroad tournament shops. Players participating in any official Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiss Schwarz and Future Card Buddyfight shop tournaments from February 1 to April 3, 2016 will receive a PR Coupon.

The coupon may be used to redeem exclusive PR cards at the Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 when players participate in any of the 3 main tournaments. A Cardfight!! Online serial code is also included in the coupon and can be used to redeem a free PR card within the online game.

Free fight events for all 3 trading card games will be conducted concurrently at the festival and participants may receive exclusive promotional cards after playing for a number of rounds. Furthermore, the Future Card Buddyfight Junior Challenge will also be held as a side event at various locations for players below a certain age.

The Bushiroad Spring Fest 2016 will be taking place at the following locations:

*All dates and locations are subjected to change

 

Press Release: Konami Digital Entertainment’s Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game Holiday Offerings

November 16, 2015

Those trying to check off everyone on their holiday list need to look no further than the abundance of offerings from Konami. Mass market and hobby stores across the country will be freshly stocked with Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG products for beginning and veteran players, making it easy for gift-givers to find the perfect assortment of new and exciting presents this holiday season.

First, every Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelists will be happy to unwrap one of two 2015 Mega-Tins this holiday. Available in two cool designs, Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon and Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, each Mega-Tin includes three 16-card Mega-Packs with cards taken from past releases of booster sets: 12 Commons, one Rare, one Super Rare, one Ultra Rare, and one Secret Rare. Each Tin also includes a set of variant foil cards: the Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon Tin has one Platinum Secret Rare Odd-Eyes Pendulum Dragon, one Super Rare Elder Entity Norden and one Super Rare Majesty’s Fiend. The Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon Tin contains one Platinum Secret Rare Dark Rebellion Xyz Dragon, one Super Rare Old Entity Hastorr and one Super Rare Castel, the Skyblaster Musketeer. With a total of 51 cards in each Tin at an MSRP of $19.99, the 2015 Mega-Tins are a great value.

Packs from the most recent booster set, Dimension of Chaos, are the perfect last-minute gift for any Duelist. This 100-card set gives Duelists the opportunity to power-up their Decks with an enormous arsenal of cards that puts Black Luster Soldier front and center, culminating in the powerful Black Luster Soldier – Super Soldier! Dimension of Chaos also introduces cards for brand-new Deck themes, like Majespecters and Graydles. The Dimension of Chaos booster set includes 100 cards, with a nine-card pack available for an MSRP of $3.99.

An easy choice for ultimate gift-giving props is Yugi’s Legendary Decks. Just now hitting store shelves, this latest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG release is a magnificent collector’s set that contains three different Decks used by the “King of Games” himself, plus several unique, collectible foil cards, all in one gold foil-stamped box for an MSRP of $29.99. This remarkable box set is overflowing with dozens upon dozens of fan-favorite and collectible cards, easily pleasing both the veteran or budding Duelist. Filled with iconic cards such as Black Luster Solider, all five pieces of Exodia, the Forbidden One, Valkyrion the Magna Warrior, and the special, long-awaited Arkana-style Dark Magician, each box set includes three different 41-card Decks. Yugi’s Legendary Decks also includes three brand-new Secret Rare cards: Electromagnetic Turtle, Dark Renewal, and Black Illusion; three Ultra Rare collectible (non-playable) historical cards celebrating the Duelist Kingdom storyline, including Glory of the King’s Hand, Set Sail for The Kingdom, and the Duelist Kingdom itself; and three Ultra Rare collectible (non-playable) Egyptian God Cards: Slifer the Sky Dragon, Obelisk the Tormentor, and The Winged Dragon of Ra. To top it off, KONAMI has added one Ultra Rare “Yugi” Token Card to the collection.

Seeking the perfect present for the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG fanatic who thinks they have every card available? Then be the first to gift the brand-new Master of Pendulum Structure Deck, releasing December 4. The Master of Pendulum Structure Deck contains ten brand-new cards, including brand-new Synchro and Xyz Monsters. This 43-card Deck has great synergy with the Clash of Rebellions and Dimension of Chaos booster sets, and includes cards that new and experienced Duelists will enjoy. It’s easy on the holiday budget too at just $9.99 per Deck.

Have a Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG player that loves the thrill of ripping open booster packs? Then the new Clash of Rebellions Special Edition is sure to please and is a great way for Duelists to power up current Decks, or build a whole new Deck. In addition to three booster packs of Clash of Rebellions, each box is guaranteed one of two Super Rare cards, either Ultimaya Tzolkin or Frightfur Tiger, plus one of two Super Rares of preview cards from January’s 2016 booster set, Breakers of Shadow, all for an MSRP of $9.99 per box. Clash of Rebellions Special Edition will be available December 11.

Duelist will have to store all of their new cards so why not give them a Yu-Gi-Oh! Chibi Card Case to house their loot. Large enough to hold a Main Deck, an Extra Deck and a Side Deck, the Deck Case is made of sturdy material capable of handing the rigors of Dueling for hours at a time. Each case is available for an MSRP of $4.99.

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelist Can Pack Power into Their Decks With New Crossed Souls Advanced Edition Packs

June 26, 2015

Just in time for the summer tournament season, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI), a leader in the trading card game category, delivers a big boost to Crossed Souls with the release of Crossed Souls Advance Edition on July 3. Fans of the Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME (TCG) will be happy to have additional cards to strengthen their Decks with as they Duel their tournament competitors or friends.

In this powerful Advance Edition, players will not only get three Crossed Souls booster packs, they will also receive one of two Super Rare cards of Common and/or Rare cards from Crossed Souls. As a bonus for Duelists, KONAMI has included one of two foil version preview cards of non-foil cards from the next booster set, Clash of Rebellions!

Building on the bounty in Crossed Souls, Crossed Souls Advance Edition continues to offer Duelists greater Deck-building opportunities than ever before with the new Zefra monster theme that crosses over five different Deck types. Duelists with Shaddoll, ‘tellarknight, Yang Zing, Nekroz, or Ritual Beast Decks can add their new Zefra monsters to upgrade their Deck, or just power up their Decks with the addition of Zefra monsters. Crossed Souls also arms Duelists with new non-Zefra cards for their Burning Abyss, Madolche, Infernoid, U.A., Yosenju, and other Decks. Crossed Souls Advance Edition will be in stores nationwide for an MSRP of $9.99 per box.

For Duelists looking to gain an edge on the competition, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Strategy Site features articles and tips for players of all levels! A fantastic source of official news and information, new articles are featured almost daily, so you can read the latest tips, watch card strategy videos from the experts, and get news on upcoming cards.

 

Press Release: Fans Will Hail The Return of Duelist Packs With The Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Duelist Pack: Battle City

June 22, 2015

After a four-year hiatus, Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME Duelists nationwide will celebrate the return of Duelist Packs when Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. (KONAMI) launches Duelist Pack: Battle City on June 19.

KONAMI has assembled the biggest set ever in the popular Duelist Pack format. Duelist Pack: Battle City is based upon the famous Battle City story arc from the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated television series. Duelist Pack: Battle City contains brand new cards, plus many classic fan favorites so players new to the game and those wanting to hone their battle-tested Decks will be psyched to tear into it. And, Duelist Pack: Battle City is an easy way for players to get their hands on some of the most memorable cards from season two of the original Yu-Gi-Oh! animated TV show and take their Deck-building to a whole new level.

Duelists will be thrilled to delve into this huge, 47-card Duelist Pack set that includes cards used by several characters from the show, like Yugi, Joey, Kaiba, Bakura, and Marik, as well as brand new cards like Juragedo, Multiple Destruction, and the awesome The Winged Dragon of Ra – Sphere Mode, making them instant ‘must-haves’ for every Duelist’s collection. These exciting cards are mixed with other favorites like Red-Eyes B. Dragon, Blue-Eyes White Dragon, and more, making it even easier to collect. Players can pick up a pack for an MSRP of $1.99 each.

The Duelist Pack: Battle City booster set contains 47 cards:
27 Common Cards
10 Rare Cards
6 Super Rare Cards
4 Ultra Rare Cards

 

Press Release: Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier to be Held in Mexico City

June 15, 2015

With great fanfare and an entire region’s worth of bragging rights on the line, the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Central American World Championship Qualifier (WCQ) 2015 and Central American Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier rolls into Mexico City June 19-21. Presented by KONAMI, the Central American World Championship Qualifiers are premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitive tournaments leading up to the Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG World Championships in Kyoto, Japan.

The first place finishers from the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ will be invited to the World Championships in Kyoto, Japan in August 2015. The winners from both WCQs will receive paid travel and accommodations, along with a host of other prizes listed below, and the title of “Central American Champion 2015”.

The Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ are both an invitation-only event, but there is hope for those that haven’t yet qualified. On Friday, June 19, KONAMI will host a Last-Chance Qualifier for Duelists to earn an invite to the WCQ. Only Duelists who do not already have an invite to the WCQ may participate in the Last Chance WCQ. The actual WCQ itself will begin on Saturday, June 20.

Pre-registration for the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ events will run from 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19 and registration will continue promptly at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20, with Round One starting at 10:00 a.m. Every registered Duelist will receive a World Championship Qualifier Game Mat and a pack of World Championship Qualifier Card Sleeves.

A full range of other Public Events such as 2016 Regional Qualifiers, Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Saber Force & Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Dark Legion Starter Deck, Structure Deck, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, Tag Team Dueling, Duelist League, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

Additionally, a new Public Event that debuted earlier this year is the Beta Format Win-A-Mat. This Special Format Win-A-Mat will be a new challenge for Duelists, in which the number of Summons per turn is reduced. Duelists will use Advanced Format rules for Deck Construction and are allowed a maximum of three Summons per turn: one Normal Summon/Set, one Special Summon from the Extra Deck, and one “other” Special Summon. KONAMI has created two unique Win-A-Mats, one for each type of Win-A-Mat event.

Prizing Information Central American WCQ:

  • 1st place – A Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; Travel and accommodations; Complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized jersey; additional Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and 24 packs from recent booster sets
  • 2nd place – A Championship Trophy; 16GB iPad Mini 2; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; and, 12 booster packs from recent sets
  • 3rd & 4th place – A Championship Trophy; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; complete sets of Duelist Alliance, The New Challengers, Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 5th – 8th place – A Championship Trophy; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; complete set of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 9th – 16th place – Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card; 24 booster packs from recent sets

Prizing Information Central American Dragon Duel WCQ:

  • 1st place – A Championship Trophy; an invitation to the World Championship; Travel and accommodations; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls; 64 GB iPad; personalized jersey; Super Rare copy of YCS Prize Card
  • 2nd place – A Championship Trophy; 16GB iPad Mini 2; complete sets of Secrets of Eternityand Crossed Souls
  • 3rd & 4th place – A Championship Trophy; complete sets of Secrets of Eternity and Crossed Souls
  • 5th – 8th place – complete set of Crossed Souls

Duelists unable to participate in the Central American WCQ and Central American Dragon Duel WCQ can check out online coverage of the event. Please check the event FAQ page for updates.

Press Release: Columbus, Ohio to Host 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series

May 20, 2015

With great intensity and fanfare, the 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (YCS) marches into Columbus, Ohio May 23-24. Presented by Konami the YCS is a traveling, premier-level Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG competitive tournament, a game made famous by the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series. The YCS Series has drawn hundreds of players to each event since 2004 and KONAMI again expects a large turnout for the 150th celebration.

Adding to the allure of the big weekend event, KONAMI has created a special Participation Game Mat available for Duelists and Dragon Duel competitors that have submitted their registration form, entry fee, and valid, legal Deck List. Game Mats will be distributed at pre-registration and registration, while supplies last. In addition, Eric Stuart, the voice of Seto Kaiba from the Yu-Gi-Oh! TV series, will be on hand to meet with fans during his scheduled autograph session. Please visit the event FAQ for the autograph signing schedule.

The Greater Columbus Convention Center will look to contain packs of confident Duelists ranging from novices to sage veterans, as they battle head-to-head for a plethora of exciting prizes. Duelists will use Advanced Constructed Decks throughout the weekend. Hopeful of becoming a part of Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG history, Duelists will enter the doors on Saturday morning looking to take their shot at Yu-Gi-Oh! immortality. Duelists will put their practice and Deck-building skills up against some of the best players the game has to offer for the chance to advance to the Final Round on Sunday and the opportunity to Duel for the title of 150th YCS Champion. The first place winner will receive an Ultra Rare version of the latest, most sought-after prize card: Ascension Sky Dragon. To this day it remains one of the rarest Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG cards in existence!

With the newest products available to the public – the Crossed Souls and World Superstars booster sets and Premium Gold: Return of the Bling – YCS Columbus will be an incubator of sorts for live game-testing as Duelists unveil brand new strategies and Decks. Duelists will need to devote extra attention to see how the inclusion of the new cards from these products impacts the YCS standings!

YCS Columbus will be the fifth YCS to feature Duelists who have qualified for VIP treatment via the VIP Qualifier tournaments only available at Top Performing Official Tournament Stores (OTS). VIP Duelists will receive free entry to the YCS, reserved seating, additional match coverage, and a two-round bye in the Main Event.

Pre-registration for YCS Columbus will run from 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22 and registration will continue promptly at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 23. Upon registering, Duelists will receive five booster packs of Crossed Souls for participating in KONAMI’s YCS Columbus. Round One will start at 10:00 a.m. and the top ranked YCS finishers will earn invitations to participate in the 2015 World Championship Qualifier. YCS Columbus will be an all constructed event. KONAMI has capped the participation at 2,100 Duelists for this Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series so everyone who has pre-registered and registered will receive the special Participation Game Mat.

Event Address:
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High Street, Exhibit Hall D
Columbus, OH 43215

Accompanying the Main Event, KONAMI will be conducting Dragon Duels (for Duelists born in 2002 or later). Dragon Duel competitors will also receive the special Participation Game Mat upon pre-registration and registration. The Dragon Duel tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday will be sealed, using Battle Pack 3: Monster League, where each Duelist is given nine sealed Battle Packs to make a new Deck. The top four finishers in the Dragon Duel events will receive winners’ medals, a Dragon Duel T-Shirt, and a 2015 Regional Game Mat. Top-ranked finishers will also win an invitation to the 2015 Dragon Duel World Championship Qualifier. The two victors from the Saturday and Sunday tournaments will face off in a best two-out-of-three match using their own pre-constructed Decks in the Advanced Constructed format, to determine the weekend’s overall winner and a chance at the ultimate prize: to hoist the Dragon Duel Champion’s trophy and the coveted title of YCS Dragon Duel Champion! Entry to the Dragon Duel tournaments is free to qualified players.

A new Public Event that debuted earlier this year is the Beta Format Win-A-Mat. This Special Format Win-A-Mat will be a new challenge for Duelists, in which the number of Summons per turn is reduced. Duelists will use Advanced Format rules for Deck Construction and are allowed a maximum of three Summons per turn: one Normal Summon/Set, one Special Summon from the Extra Deck, and one “other” Special Summon. KONAMI has created two unique Win-A-Mats, one for each type of Win-A-Mat event.

Additionally, a full range of other Public Events such as Regional Qualifiers, 3 vs. 3 Team Dueling, ATTACK OF THE GIANT CARD!!, Win-A-Mat, Battle Pack, and Battle City Tournaments will be held through the weekend.

The Main Event winner, the two runners-up and winners of Sunday’s two Public Event playoffs will each be awarded a YCS prize card. The Main Event winner will take home an Ultra Rare version of the Ascension Sky Dragon prize card, with the other winners bringing home Super Rare versions. Additionally, the top ranked Duelists will win a Top Cut Game Mat for this event that matches the artwork of the Ascension Sky Dragon card.

Prizing Information:
1st place – Ultra Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; Paid travel to their World Championship Qualifier (if underage, then winner and guardian); Exclusive 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier tournament
2nd place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Trophy; 32 GB Tablet PC; Exclusive 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
3rd & 4th place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; 150th Yu-Gi-Oh!Championship Series Trophy; Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft; Exclusive 150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
5th – 8th place – Super Rare Ascension Sky Dragon YCS Prize Card; Nintendo 3DS XL system; Download code of Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal World Duel Carnival; Exclusive 150th YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
9th – 16th place – Complete set of Crossed Souls; Exclusive 150th YCS Top Cut Game Mat; and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier

If attendance exceeds 513 Duelists:
17th – 32nd place – Exclusive 150th YCS Top Cut Game Mat and an invite to their 2015 World Championship Qualifier
All Participants will receive:
•150th Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series Participation Game Mat*; 5 booster packs of Crossed Souls

Duelists unable to participate in YCS Columbus can check out online coverage of the event provided by KONAMI staff. In addition, a Live Stream will also be part of the event coverage; more information will be available at a later date, please check the event FAQ page for updates.

Press Release: KanColle Fully Shipped Out

May 17, 2015

The entire first print run of trading card game English Edition Weiss Schwarz Booster Pack for super-hit Japanese browser game and anime title, Kan Colle, has been fully shipped out on its launch day, May 15, 2015.

In the browser game, players would take on the role of an admiral and lead their Kan Colle fleet girls to battles and victory. The game caught Japan by a storm with the rest of the world riding on the wave immediately. Soon after, a 12-episode anime season was produced, based off the game, in January 2015. The highly anticipated sequel to the anime series was announced before the end of the 12-episode season.

Bushiroad is currently considering a second print run.

Kan Colle Crunchyroll Anime Synopsis:
Set in a world where humanity has lost control of the oceans to the “deep-sea fleet,” the only hope to counter this threat are the Kanmusu, a group of girls who possess the spirit of Japanese warships. The story revolves around Fubuki, a destroyer who comes to the Chinjufu base to train with other Kanmusu. Watch as their stories unfold!

About Weiss Schwarz
Weiss Schwarz is a popular card gaming system in Japan, and features various licensed anime characters, including those from “FAIRY TAIL” and “Sword Art Online.” Upcoming titles also include “Attack on Titan” and “Love Live! School idol festival”. Bushiroad began providing organized play support and expanded English product offerings since June 2013.

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Bushiroad Inc. is an entertainment company known for developing Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card Buddyfight, Detective Milky Holmes, Weiss Schwarz, Chaos TCG and other card games, promotional items, smart phone applications around the world.

Bushiroad USA Inc. was established in Los Angeles, California on May 18, 2012, to better cater to the growing demand and interest in Cardfight!! Vanguard from both players and retailers in the USA.