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Hololive Summer Overseas Shipping Delay

Mar 19 2024

Due to a customs issue, the Hololive Summer PB is delayed. it should make it through customs on Thursday or Friday for immediate distribution to retailers. Thank you for your understanding. March 20 Update: some locations in the West/Midwest have received shipments, East Coast is still waiting for delivery, expected arrival for shipping to those distributors is Thursday, thank you for your patience.

Quints Infinite Overseas Shipping Delay

Mar 5 2024

Due to a customs issue, the Quints Infinite PB is delayed. it should make it through customs on Friday for immediate distribution to retailers. Thank you for your understanding.

Blue Archive Overseas Manufacturing Delay MARCH 4 UPDATE

feb 6 2024

Due to manufacturing and shipping delays, the overseas release of Blue Archive is delayed until "sometime in February". We will post more detailed info as it becomes available. Thank you for your understanding.
March 4 Update: The updated information is specified as "no set date on the shipment, but it is likely to be shipped in March". Thank you for your continued support while we await shipping of this product.

Macross Delta Overseas Manufacturing Delay

Jan 8 2024

Due to a manufacturing issue, the overseas release of Macross Delta will be delayed by approximately one week. We will have a more definitive timeline soon. Thank you for your understanding.

Homin Park is the 2023 WS WGP North American Champion!

Dec 3 2023

Ainz's master plan comes to fruition, congnratulations to Homin!

Top 4:
1st: Homin Park (Overlord)
2nd: Kenny Kong (TimeSlime)
3rd: Alexander Din (Hololive)
4th: Kaicheng Jiang (AliceGearAegis)

Stay tuned for interviews and more! Thanks for playing!

>> Click here for the 2023 WGP Page <<<

WGP: Extra Regionals! Last-Chance Registration new open!

Nov 7 2023

New regionals in Canada, and now you can sign up for Last Chance!

Check the WGP subsite today!

Announcing the North American 2023 WGP! Regional Requests needed!

Sep 20 2023

Preparation for the 2023 WGP has begun! Want to request a regional in your store or playgroup? Put in your application before October 1st!

Click here to request a regional!

Puzzle & Dragons Shipping Delay
UPDATE: Resolved

May 16 2023

Operational delays at Narita Airport in Japan have led to delays in overseas shipments. WS Puzzle & Dragons will be delayed 2 days while we await the operational delay to clear, or for the shipping company to reroute the shipment. Thank you for your patience, stay tuned for updates. UPDATE 5/18: Shipments arrive today, distributing today to retailers in North America. Check with your locals for details, and thank you for your patience with them, this slight delay was unavoidable on both their part and ours. Thank you for your support!

April / May WS 15th Anniversary & Special Event Tournaments!

Mar 31 2023

Participating retailers are being contacted for special Anniversary and release events for Spring and Summer! Please check below for approved events! Retailers, check your email for application info!

Confirmed events:

Hammergirl Anime, Rochester NY
WS Idolmaster Trio Cup, Sun July 9 6 PM
Entry condition: Teams of 3, one plays W-side Imas, one plays S-side Imas, one plays WSB Imas
Special participation and winner PRs
WS Love Live! Series Premium Cup, Sun April 16 6 PM
Entry condition: Purchase 1 pack, play LL/LNJ/LSS/LSP
Special participation and winner PRs
15th Anniversary Event, contact them for details GoBack Gaming, Fresno CA
15th Anniversary Event, contact them for details
Nova TCG, Houston TX
15th Anniversary Event, contact them for details
Black Knight Comics, Essex VT
15th Anniversary Event, contact them for details
Waifu&Company, Durham NC
15th Anniversary Event, contact them for details

Timeslime Vol. 3: Customs/ Shipping Delays UPDATE: Resolved

Jan 16 2023

Due to overseas shipping and customs delays during the holiday weekend, there may be delays with Time Slime v. 3. Currently it is at a 1-2 day delay. Please show patience with your favorite stores, they and we are working as quickly as possible to get it to all of you. Stay tuned for more updates as we get them. UPDATE all issues resolved, check with your local retailer for availability

Yoomin Kim is the 2022 WS WGP North American Online Champion!

Nov 20 2022

Back to back.. to back! Quints goes three for three, amazing job Yoomin!

Top 4:
1st: Yoomin Kim (Quintessential Quintuplets)
2nd: Eric McCabe (World Trigger)
3rd: Jeremy Cortez (Mushoku Tensei)
4th: Ian Burley (Quintessential Quintuplets)

Stay tuned for interviews and more! Thanks for playing!

>> Click here for the 2022 WGP Page <<<

SAO 10th Anime: Customs/ Shipping Delays
(11/16 Update: arrived)

Nov 14 2022

The Sword Art Online Anime 10th Anniversary BP has had a unforeseen number of delays, both in overseas shipping and customs. Currently it is at a 2-3 day delay. Please show patience with your favorite stores, they and we are working as quickly as possible to get it to all of you. Stay tuned for more updates as we get them.
11/16 UPDATE: Shipments have arrived at HotC locations nationwide and are going out to retailers today. Thank you for your patience.

Announcing the North American WS 2022 WGP!

Sep 29 2022

It's that time of year again! With a brand-new open National format, enter the WGP from the comfort of your own home! PRs and Prizes abound for all players - sign up today!

Click here to register!

Rules Update!

Aug 1 2022

As of August 1, 2022, there will be a significant change to the rules of WS!

When Refreshing, instead of the Refresh Point system, you put the top card of your Library to Clock immediately after shuffle.

An example of this is as follows:
You have 1 non-CX card in Library and take 2 Damage. None of the cards in your Waiting Room are CXes (uh oh).

BEFORE AUG 1 2022:
- flip the card in your Library to Resolution. ("first damage")
- return all cards in your Waiting Room to Library. ("Refresh Point increases by 1")
- Shuffle Library.
- flip the top card in your Library to Resolution. ("second damage")
- move the two cards in your Resolution to Clock. ("damage sticks")
- move the top card of your Library to Clock. ("pay out the Refresh Point")

- flip the card in your Library to Resolution. ("first damage")
- return all cards in your Waiting Room to Library. ("Refresh Point increases by 1")
- Shuffle Library, then move the to top card of your Library to Clock. (this is a single line in the rules. nothing happens between the Shuffle and the clocked card. Note that "Shuffle" still means what it always has, i.e. shuffle then offer a cut or shuffle, cut if second shuffle chosed)
- flip the top card in your Library to Resolution. ("second damage")
- move the two cards in your Resolution to Clock. ("damage sticks")

Here's a video example, showing 2 Damage being taken first the old way, then the new way.

For experienced players, some real-world examples that this will affect:
- attack triggers that take a card from your Waiting Room, when hit on last card in Library with 6 in Clock, give you cards to choose from (Standby, Gate, etc), as you put the card in Clock and Level Up before you choose the card to return from WR
- "photo finish" wins (auto abilities that refresh you at 3/6 but also do Damage to your Opponent that put them to Level 4) are now double KOs instead.
- when taking damage "through" a refresh, the card that goes to your Clock due to Refresh will be below, not on top of, the Damage cards

For further info, the Comprehensive Manual has been updated as well. Thanks for playing!

Bang Dream: Translation Delay

Mar 17 2022

Our apologies for the delay in the Bang Dream 5th Anniversary translation, translation staff has been unavailable due to unforseen events. We expect to be back on track after this weekend. Thank you for your support.

Assault Lily 2: Shipping Delay

Jan 12 2022

Emergency inbound flights (for food and supplies) and coronavirus delays have limited the outbound shipping capacity in Japan. Combined with slowdowns at incoming hubs, this has led to ~3 day delays in shipments of Assault Lily vol. 2 BP arriving in North America. More updates as they become available. 1/13 Update: Shipments have cleared customs and are out for delivery today. Contact your local retailer for details.

Yoomin Kim is the 2021 WS WGP North American Online Champion!

Jan 9 2022

Back to back! Quints once again takes the crown, great job Yoomin!

Top 4:
1st: Yoomin Kim (Quintessential Quintuplets)
2nd: Luis Castellanos (Hololive Production)
3rd: Ben Tsui (Love Live Nijigasaki School Idol Club)
4th: Kristy Kwoon (Love Live Superstar)

Stay tuned for interviews and more! Thanks for playing!

>> Click here for the 2021 WGP Page <<<

WGP Invitations sent!

Jan 7 2021

All WGP Invitations for Nationals tomorrow have been delivered. If you did not get one, should have received one, and intend on playing, contact us before Midnight Eastern via email. Thank you for your participation in the WGP!

Shipping delays for multiple products
(Update 11/24/21)

Nov 23 2021

Bushiroad has informed us that a number of shipments of product have been delayed slightly, due to a number of international shipping reasons: Aircraft weight limits, increased volume, and so on. Many of the shipments, including but not limited to Danmachi, Da Capo, and RWBY, are currently experiencing a 1-3 business day delay. Retailers have been updated with current information for their orders. Thank you for bearing with all parties during this worldwide shipping situation, products will arrive soon. Further updates will be posted as information warrants.
Update, 11/24/21: Stoppages packages incoming from Japan have been cleared by package reroute to other hubs across North America. Many shipments experiencing additional 1-2 day delays due to situation. Check with retailers fr up to date information.

Announcing the North American WS 2021 WGP!

Nov 15 2021

It's that time of year again! With a hybrid online/in-person event, and door prizes for dozens of players, enjoy a National tournament at your chosen level of safety with folks from all over the nation! Events start as soon as this coming weekend, so check it out today!

Click here to register!

Zombie Land Saga Revenge!

Nov 12 2021

The girls of Saga prefecture take the stage in this larger-than-(after)life release! Excellent card art and amazing synergy - and the Legendary Tae Yamada - make both the Trial Deck and Booster Pack a must-have! Available this weekend from your favorite retailers!

Fate/Grand Order: Camelot!

Oct 29 2021

The second release in the FGO multiverse is now available! With both new builds and excellent additions to current decks, this is a must-have for any Fate fan! Available now!

World Trigger Trial Deck+ and Booster Pack, and D_Cide Trial Deck+!

Oct 15 2021

Three releases today! The action-packed World Trigger is an entirely new release, with excellent abilities for the battle-oriented, and D_Cide is the opening act to an amazingly dark and beautiful universe! All are available from your favorite WS store!

Little Busters Chronicle Set!

Oct 11 2021

Another excellent Chronicle is now available! Little Busters boasts over 150 cards, almost a third of which have a borderless or foil treatment, along with an exclusive brand-new signed Kyousuke! Ask your local retailer for a chance at this rare collection today!

Hololive Booster Pack!

Oct 1 2021

The impressively-sized Hololive Productions set arrives on the WS stage! With 144 cards, each of which has a parallel, this set has everything any WS player could want! Box topper borderless CXs, highly collectible SSPs, and excellent art, all available from your local retailer starting today!

Hololive Trial Decks! 7 Varieties!

Sep 24 2021

Seven amazing Trial Decks in one day! This collection - over a standard Booster's count of cards! - features characters from the 0th, 1st, 2nd, Gamers, 3rd, 4th, and 5th generations of Hololive!Get your favorite - or all 7 - while supplies last!

Quintessential Quintuplets SS Booster!

Sep 10 2021

The second Quints set is now available! Building off of the versatile first set, this followup increases options with all the character builds, along with great standalone builds and cards for every deck! Available from your local retailers now!

Quints 2: Customs / Shipping Delay

Sep 3 2021

Due to hurricane aftermath,wildfires, and coronavirus protocol delays out of international airports, along with the Federal holiday, we are expecting a 1-3 day delay on arrival of WS Quintessential Quintuplets SS BP at HotC and partner retailers. We will update with delivery date information as it becomes available. Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented events.

Love Live! Super Star Trial Deck+!

Aug 27 2021

The newest Love Live debuts into WS! With power boosts, card filter, and multiple late-game choices, the girls of Yuigaoka are a solid entry onto the Stage! Available at your local retailer today!

The Fruit of Grisaia Vol. 2 Booster!

Aug 20 2021

Grisaia continues on, with this three-game booster set! Introducing "Link", a new multi-Climax effect, you can customize your Triggers even further! Power up your previous Grisaia builds or create something all new! Now available at your local retailers, listed above!

Mushoku Tensei TD+ & BP Release, and Persona 3 Chronicle!

Jul 30 2021

The amazing Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation set has arrived! With outstanding card art, flavorful abilities, and multiple builds in every color, this set is both a perfect entry into the series and a well-rounded release suitable for every kind of experienced player! Today also marks the release of the first Chronicle set, featuring every card of Persona 3 in foiling or frameless version, all in an quality case! Check with your local retailers!

Is the Order a Rabbit?? Bloom Booster!

Jul 16 2021

The next Rabbits set is finally here! With cards that are specficially built to work with every previous set, this monster of a set has everything you need! Build superfast Damage decks, universal Backup battling decks, huge defensive walls, or for those new to Rabbit, put everything together in a Bloom-exclusive build! Available now from your local retailer!

Bang Dream Morfonica x Raise A Suilen Extra Booster!

Jul 2 2021

The second Bang Dream Extra Booster is here! With new bands, you can build a great deck out of this alone, or combine it with other releases! Available now!

Bang Dream Poppin' Party x Roselia Extra Booster!

Jun 25 2021

The first of two band-specific Band Dream releases launches today! Build a single band powerhouse, or mix these in with previous releases to expand your horizons! Available from your local retailer!

Symphogear XV Booster Pack Launch!

Jun 11 2021

The ladies of Senki Zesshou Symphogear return to the WS stage! With tons of powerful Events, Memory-bouncing Change-style Characters, and damage galore, this set is not to be missed! Play it alone, or in harmony (ha!) with the other Symphogear releases! Available today!

Day I Became a God TD+ & BP Release!

May 28 2021

The newest Key set has arrived! With never-before-seen powerful Event tech, cross-color combos, synergy with Angel Beats and Charlotte, and an over-the-top crazy Mahjong line of cards (translator note: omg RIIIIICHI), The Day I Became a God is an explosive entry into the WS world! Pick up yours while supplies last!

Date A Bullet Extra Booster and Morfonica TD+!

May 14 2021

Two very different releases today! First is the over-the-top Date A Bullet set, which packs so much crazy tech into one Extra Booster it is impossible to cover here. Clock shenanigans abound in a fast and brutal 50-card extravaganza! Also, Morfonica joins the Bang Dream team! High Power, Character-based abilities and events, Cost Reversers and more, all in a single Trial Deck Plus! Pick up either of these great releases while supplies last!

Love Live Nijigasaki School Idol Club feat. School Idol Festival All Stars Booster Pack!

Apr 23 2021

An amazing set for an amazing new generation of Love Live! With new and innovative tech at every level, this set has unique opportunities for players old and new! Beautiful SSP cards and amazing art are the icing on the cake, you'll enjoy every minute of building and playing along with these school idols - pick up yours from the retailers above today!

Assault Lily Booster Pack and Premium Set Launch!

Apr 9 2021

The girls of Yurigaoka Girls Academy take the stage! With lots of battle-focused builds, multi-Climax action, and huge Events, this set is ready to fight! Also, the Premium set boasts a deck, sleeves, box, holder, and special PRs to help show off your collection! Get yours from your favorite retailers today!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Vol. 2
Booster Pack!

Mar 26 2021

The second volume of TimeSlime is now available in stores nationwide! With all-new abilities, great use of Markers, and a way to Clock your Opponent multiple times, this set has everything for both new Slimes and old! Pick some up this weekend from your favorite retailer while supplies last!

Idolmaster Shiny Colors Booster!

Mar 12 2021

Building off of the massive 6-TD base, the newest Idolmaster is a sight to behold - fantastic card art, tons of mix-and-match options, and amazing finishers make this not only the perfect set to jump into the game, but a great pickup for collectors and players of all levels! Pick up yours from your favorite retailer today!

Idolmaster Shiny Colors TD+ Launch!
Six different decks!

Feb 26 2021

Larger than a full Booster set combined, the 6 TDs of Idolmaster Shiny Colors are a full set on their own! With tons of choices at every Level, a multi-ability 283Pro event that is customizable for any build, and tons of great character art, everyone can find a reason to love these decks! L'Antica, illumination STARS, ALSTROEMERIA, Houkago Climax Girls, Straylight, and noctchill, available today from your favorite retailer!

Sword Art Online Alicization Vol. 2 Booster
and Band Dream Premium Booster now available!

Feb 26 2021

Alicization Vol. 2 both builds upon the impressive card pool of the Sword Art Online series with great new abilities at every level, high-risk high-reward plays, and new uses for older combos! If you are just getting started, the set also features a number of amazing stand-alone builds, along with a neat swarm deck! Try all these options out and more, pick up yours from your retailer today!

Also, stores will have a small amount of the ultra-rare Bang Dream Premium Booster, which is shipping out this weekend to retailers! Seven packs, seven bands! Ask them for details!

SAO Alicization vol.2 Ship Delay
Update: Wed-Fri delivery

Feb 23 2021

Due to unavoidable shipping delays and slowdowns due to the current worldwide situation, some retailers' Sword Art Online Alicization vol.2 shipments are slightly delayed. We have been informed that the shipments have left the JP airports and are en route to North American Customs processing. We are working with both the shipper and Bushiroad to rectify the situation. Thank you for your understanding.
Update: due to a combination of customs, airline, and weather delays, many of our retailers will be receiving their product Wednesday, Thursday, or as late as Friday. We ask your understanding of the situation, and thank you again.

Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Prisma Phantasm
Extra Booster!

Feb 12 2021

With tons of multi-use CX combos, multiple shiny rarities, and the easy-to-build-around Phantasm Trait, the newest Prisma Illya set is a whole lot of awesome in a small package! Pick yours up from the retailers above today!

Prisma Slight Ship Delay (update 2/9: delay cleared)

Feb 8 2021

Due to unavoidable shipping delays and slowdowns due to the current worldwide situation, some retailers' Prisma Phantasm shipments are slightly delayed. We are working with both the shipper and Bushiroad to rectify the situation. Thank you for your understanding. Update the JP airport has cleared the delay, retailers should be getting their product today or tomorrow. Check with your local retailer for details.

Hot New Points Items!
Special Exchange Notice for this weekend!

Feb 4 2021

Bushiroad has revamped their points entry system, and with it has both released previous popular items, and has hot new items available as well! No worries, though - while the in-Japan method of turning points in has changed, nothing has changed here - email us, send them in with a note, and we will take care of the exchange with Japan for you!

We will be doing a special points exchange next week, to send in points for the new items so that we can get them for folks here in time (they are going super-fast, and we spoke with them to give us a few days to get orders together).

If you are sending us points, Email us ASAP, and send the points sometime this weekend. Follow the instructions on our Points Exchange page. We will put in your order conditionally when we receive your email. Items are first-come first-served and may be allocated.

Assault Lily Re: Edit TD+ and Rent-A-Girlfriend BP!

Jan 22 2021

Two releases today! First, the second TD for the upcoming Assault Lily set, with lots of options for all manner of battles, and the Rent-A-Girlfriend Booster, which comes with a vast array of abilities to swap in powerfirl "Girlfriends" and confound your opponent! Both available now at your local retailers!

WGP: Promotional Items Shipping Delay

Jan 19 2021

We're still waiting for some giveaway items for the WGP to arrive before everything gets shipped out, as well as working with local retailers to assure people can get their PRs and goods safely. We apologize for the delays, and want to assure folks things are moving along as fast as possible. Thanks for your patience!

Princess Connect! Re: Dive Booster Pack!

Jan 8 2021

Ring in the new year with this fun, battle-heavy Booster release! The Priconne set utilizes amazing and unique abilities throughout the game, letting you eat the mightiest cards in WS for lunch! With multiple sigs for multiple girls and fun art, this set has a buffet of choices to build from! Available now at your local retailer!

Princess Connect TD+ & Rent-A-Girlfriend TD+!

Dec 25 2020

Two new releases today - hard-battling and great looking Princess Connect Re:Dive and supportive Rent-A-Girlfriend, available this weekend from the retailers above! Happy holidays!

Kaguya-sama: Love Is War
Trial Deck+ and Booster Pack now available!

Dec 18 2020

Battle for love with Kaguya-sama on the WS stage! With loopable Events, great tag-team abilities, and tons of fan-favorite battle-ready abilities, the Love is War set is an excellent way to enjoy the game! Pick up the Trial Deck+ and Booster Pack from the retailers above starting today!

Yoomin Kim is the 2020 WS WGP North American Online Champion!

Dec 13 2020

Quints takes the crown, great job Yoomin!

Top 4:
1st: Yoomin Kim (Quintessential Quintuplets)
2nd: Cameron Becker (How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
3rd: Hansen Guo (How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend)
4th: Danny Wan (Vivid Strike!)

Stay tuned for interviews and more! Thanks for playing!

>> Click here for the 2020 WGP Page <<<

Love Live Nijigasaki School Idol Club feat. School Idol Festival All Stars TD+!

Dec 11 2020

Long name, great set! The third generation of Love Live showcases tons of useful abilities normally seen in Boosters, and a stackable on-Reverse damage combo to lock up the game early! Available now at the retailers above!

Fate/stay night Heaven's Feel Vol. 2 Booster Pack!

Dec 4 2020

The next Heaven's Feel movie takes the Stage! With huge Stock- and card-heavy special abilities, this set packs a real punch! Play it on its own, with the other Heaven's Feel Release, or with the entire Fate timeline, starting today! Check your favorite retailers above to pick some up now!

WGP Regional Champion Interviews & Decklists!

Dec 1 2020

Recipes and interviews with the champions are now up! See you in (less than!) two weeks for the Nationals!

>> Click here for the 2020 WGP Page <<<

Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense Booster Pack!

Nov 20 2020

Defense is the best offense in this new Booster! With tons of reactive abilities, new Climax effects, and lots of Battle-focused countermeasures, this set is perfect for both those who want to take it slow and steady and those who want to rush in for the win! Available now from your favorite retailers above!

Bofuri: I Don't Want to Get Hurt, so I'll Max Out My Defense Trial Deck+ now available!

Nov 13 2020

Long name, awesome TD! Bofuri brings out the big guns (shield, actually) in a powered-up, stable Trial Deck Plus that lets you take your time and enjoy your victory! With unlimited power-downs, safe double attacking, and event-based salvage, this deck sports lots of ways to let you take it easy on the battlefield. You canpick it up from your favorite retailers starting today!

WGP Regionals Begin!

Nov 13 2020

The online regionals start this weekend! Hope to see you there!

>> Click here for the 2020 WGP Page <<<

WGP Promos announced! Choose your favorites!

Nov 5 2020

Players can now pick which promos they want most, so we can customize your reward for playing in the continent-wide event! Sign in with your Confirmation Code and pick what you most desire!

>> Click here for the 2020 WGP Page <<<

Summer Pockets Reflection Blue Booster Pack now available!

Oct 30 2020

The second set for Summer Pockets releases today! With new builds revolving around the top-tier sequel to the hit visual novel, and cards for all of the original builds, there is something for everyone to enjoy! Pick up yours from your favorite retailer today!

Announcing the Online North American 2020 WS WGP!

Oct 27 2020

The All-Online WGP is ready to go! Over $1000 in prizes!
Install Discord, get a deck together,and
check the 2020 WGP Page to register ASAP!

>> Click here for the 2020 WGP Page <<<

Circus 20th Anniversary Booster Pack now available!

Oct 9 2020

Circus 20th Anniversary is both the perfect entry to the Da Capo series for new players, as well as an excellent addition to over ten years of DC WS releases! With tons of Memory tech and cards that update decks from over a decade ago, this set is perfect for every Circus fan out there! now available at the retailers above!

Quintessential Quintuplets Booster Pack!

Sep 11 2020

The long-awaited Quintessential Quintuplets Booster is now available! With 135 cards spread across five brides (and one tutor), this set has more battle tricks than you can shake a bouquet at! No matter who you think that Futaro should end up with*, there's multiple great builds to try! Get yours starting today from your favorite retailer!

*translator note: Ichika is #1, I mean, it's right in her name!**

**backup translator note: the incorrect opinions expressed above do not reflect on HotC's official stance on Best Girl. Which should be Yotsuba. Obviously.***

***organized play manager note: stop it both of you

Five Quintessential Quintuplets TD+!

Aug 28 2020

Five complete themed Trial Decks Plus, all on the same day! All together, it is almost as many cards as a standard Booster! With varied tech and easy single-Character build strategies, Quintessential Quintuplets is a set for everyone! Pick yours up today!

Madoka Magica Magia Record Anime Booster Pack!

Aug 14 2020

The next set in the Madoka Magica series is now available in North America! With selectable burn, attack redirection, Character removal and more, you can build both Magia decks or build that span generations of Magical Girls, Witches, and more! Pick up yours from your favorite retailer today!

Madoka Magica Magia Record Anime Trial Deck Plus, + Western Releases of the Original Set!

Jul 31 2020

The Madoka universe expands! This Magia Record Anime TD+ comes with multiple Soul-boosting cards, and mid-game handoff Climax Combos to let you refil your hand in a flash! Now available from your local retailer!
Bonus! This release makes the original Magia Record available in the West as well! Check those same retailers for the first set as well!

Re:Zero Frozen Bonds Booster now available!

Jul 17 2020

Green comes to Re:Zero in a bg way! This Emilia-focused Extra Booster (there's a little Rem and Ram too, no worries) adds an entire dimension to the Re:Zero card pool, both as a standalone build and combined with previous releases. With lots of battle-focused abilities, and an alternate swarm build, there's lots to enjoy about this Extra Booster. Available today!

Key 20th Anniversary Booster now available!

May 29 2020

Five great series, one amazing set! Key 20th has tons of options for both single set and all-together Anniversary decks, as well as cards to help previous WS sets going all the way back to the very first! Get yours from your favorite retailer today!

Date a Live Trial Deck+ & Booster!

Jul 10 2020

With never-before-seen WS abilities, widely vaired builds, and multi-colored character options, Date A Live is an amazing set for both new players and the most experienced! From swarm rush builds to unstoppable Bodyguards, this set plays every kind of way you can think of, and more! Pick up a TD+ and some boosters from your favorite retailer today!

Key 20th PR Campaign!

Jul 9 2020

you can get special Key 20th Anniversary Promo Packs from select retailers when you purchase sealed WS products, like Trial Decks and Booster Packs! (and not just Key!)

For specifics, check in with the retailers listed in our Retailer Section, while supplies last!

Key PR Retailer Campaign!

Jun 26 2020

With terrifying multi-burns, amazing defense, early anti-Soul, and versatile tech at every step of the game, this excellent standalone Fate set is now available at your favorite retailers!

Key 20th Anniversary Booster now available!

May 29 2020

Five great series, one amazing set! Key 20th has tons of options for both single set and all-together Anniversary decks, as well as cards to help previous WS sets going all the way back to the very first! Get yours from your favorite retailer today!

Madoka Magia Record Anime Preorders open - Magia Record now available for play in North America!

May 26 2020

With the announcement of Madoka Magia Record Anime TD+ & BP, the license for play has been extended to the original Magia Record as well! A reprint of both the original TD+ & BP has also been opened for preorder! Upon reprint release in late June / early July, Magia will then become legal for North American organized play. Check with your local retailer for details!

Sakura Wars TD+ & BP, and Assault Lily Bouquet TD+, both available today!

May 15 2020

Tons of sets today! First is the Sakura Wars Trial Deck+ and Booster Pack! Sakura Wars has tons of battle-focused tech, colorless plays, and to top it all off, an event that with a special bonus that happens only one day a year! Also, Assault Lily Bouquet debuts its Trial Deck+, with a toolbox of abilities as adaptable as the Characters themselves! Get these at your favorite retailer, starting today!

Konosuba Legend of Crimson Movie BP available today!

Apr 24 2020

The cast of Konosuba returns! With a huge late-game tag team Explosion technique, CX combos that can net four cards with just one activation, and a new Demon King's Army build, this set blows the stage away! Now Available from your favorite retailers!

Special Thank You Message from Bushiroad

Apr 19 2020

Bushiroad has a message to everyone out there playing and enjoying Bushiroad games, music, concerts, stage plays, and more during these trying times. Thank you so much for your support!

Message from Bushiroad Inc. (pdf) >

One Day Only! WS Rewrite Anime BP Reprint!

Apr 15 2020

A reprint for the WS Rewrite Anime BP has opened up for ONE DAY only! Shipping is in late May - check your favorite retailers for details!

Rascal Does Not Dream of a Dreaming Girl BP
& Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia TD+ both available today!

Mar 27 2020

Two amazing releases in one day! First, based on the new Aobuta movie, the Dreaming set has awesome board manipulation, Character play from the Level Zone(!), and some of the most on-point card effect flavor that we have ever seen in the set! (translator's note: the set is so like the heartbreaking, uplifting movie, with hard choices between two outcomes midgame that leads to an amazing all-comes-together endgame, seriously, it brings tears to your eyes.)
Next is the Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia Trial Deck Plus! With a lot of great plays throughout, and a Bodyguard (in a TD!), this is a great deck to play from beginning to end! Both are available from official retailers starting today!

The Fruit of Grisaia Booster Pack available today!

Mar 13 2020

The ladies of Grisaia debut in WS! With robust Standby builds, Character-focused options, and powerful Event tech, we're sure that both long-time Grisaia fans and new folks as well will be pleased with this beautiful set! Available at your local retailer today!

Konosuba Re:Edit Booster Pack available today!

Feb 28 2020

Two great sets in one! The Konosuba Re:Edit reprints the best parts of Konosuba 1 and 2, along with new signatures, hard-to-find PRs, and exclusive quest marker cads, in one easy pickup! Get yours at your favorite card shop today!

The Fruit of Grisaia Trial Deck+ now available!

Feb 14 2020

The Grisaia series takes the stage! With a rebounding midgame and a high-powered, restanding finish, this Trial Deck Plus is definitely a taste of what's to come for the set! Spend this Valentine's Day with the girls of Mihama Private Academy - pick up The Fruit of Grisaia TD+ at your local shop starting today!

Database updates, slight temporary slowdown (update: complete)

Feb 6 2019

The translation database will be slow for a little bit while we work on some upgrades, our apologies. Update: all done! Let us know if you have any issues.

Sword Art Online 10th Anniversary Booster Pack
now available!

Jan 24 2020

The 10th Anniversary edition of Sword Art Online is the perfect introduction to the SAO WS experience! With amazing light novel art, tech at every level, and extreme build options that rock the foundations of WS strategy, this set is not only full of enticing upgrade options for long-time Sword Art players, but also an amazing entry point for new players! Visit your local retailer! Update: HotC has been approved to redeem the acrylic winner certificates packed into select SAO 10th boxes! Follow the instructions the same as you would Points on the Points Exchange page, with the following extra info:
To turn in the green winner cards, send them is as you would points, but also include, both in the email and as a piece of paper in the mailing: your name, your address and zip code, your phone number, and the number (1 to 5) of the Acrylic Card you would like. You can find a listing and images of the cards on the JP website here: JP Acrylic Card Info Page. For further information and disclaimers about the program (involving the shipping and info for the items), please see the JP page for details.

Rebirth anime now available on YouTube!

Jan 5 2020

The ReBirth anime is now available on the Rebirth for you YouTube Channel!

Bang Dream! Vol. 2 Booster Pack now available!

Dec 28 2019

The next installment of the super-popular Bang Dream franchise is here! With tons of signed cards, support for every band including the brand-new RAISE A SUILEN, Volume 2 has cards for both the long time enthusiast and the first-time fan! While the official launch date is New Year's Day, Bushiroad is allowing it to be available starting today from your favorite retailers! We'll see you on the Stage!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime
Booster Pack Launch!

Dec 13 2019

With excellent answers for almost every deck out there, super-strong high-risk, high-reward burn, as well as ingenious Marker tech, TimeSlime is ready to battle starting today!

Re:Zero Memory Snow now available!

Dec 13 2019

Great for a stadalone build or for enhancing any previous builds, Memory Snow is a light-hearted addition to the Re:Zero cardpool! Now available in North America!

Bang Dream RAISE A SUILEN Trial Deck+!

Dec 6 2019

With Accelerate, high-Power survival, and a multi-use Event, RaS is a welcome addition to the Bang Dream Universe! Pick up this 'Unstoppable' Trial Deck Plus at your favorite retailer!

That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Trial Deck+!

Nov 29 2019

With techy Backups, a Climaxless lategame burn, and super-strong offensive power, the TimeSlime Trial Deck Plus is a monster! Pick it up from your locals or one of the stores listed above starting today!

Re:Zero Memory Snow Update: available Dec. 13

Nov 29 2019

We have just been informed that they have received the stickers from the licensor necessary to send the cartons overseas. Shipping begins early December, and the Memory Snow BP will be available on the same day as the Slime BP release. This affects all distributors in the region. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

Slight Re:Zero Memory Snow BP Delay

Nov 21 2019

We have been informed that due to a temporary "licensing process issue" that the new Re:Zero set will be slightly delayed.

As of the most recent updates we've received, we have been told that we should expect a delay of at least "one week from the initial delivery date" and "the shipping date should be pushed back around the last week of November". This is affecting all distributors equally.

We will post more information as soon as it becomes available. We apologize for the situation, and will notify retailers as soon as we know more.

Nationals Raffle Winners!

Nov 15 2019

Congrats to the following folks that won raffle prizes at Nationals! We will be in touch to get you your winnings as soon as possible!

Points Sleeves: Abigail B, Thomas L, Ron K, Bryan B
Rebirth for you TDs: Chris O, Brian D, Melanie S, Oliver S, Will A (he gets a 4-pack!)
"Two-Pack" Gift Certificates: Alex E, Han Chen G
$20 Gift Certificates to Hammergirl Anime: Pom M, Collin H, Harol M, Myc F, Neel P, Sajeev M
Boxes of WS: Julia R, Noah B

Thanks to everyone for another successful Nationals year!

Congratulations to Carmen Condeluci, the 2019 WGP WS North American Champion!

Nov 10 2019

Great job, Carmen! Stay tuned for decklists, interviews, and more! Thanks again to everyone who helped out with the WGP season, and everyone who plays and loves WS, from all of us at Heart of the Cards!

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