Card of the Day

Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Precious Memories - Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate - Hazuki Shinonome Hazuki Shinonome (01-009)

Cost: 4 Source: 2 AP: 30 DP: 30

[Main/Own]: {0} Choose 1 of your opponent’s characters. Then choose 1 of your characters named 「Hazuki Shinonome」. Until end of turn, your character gets +X/+Y where X is the other character’s AP and Y is the other character’s DP. This turn, when the chosen character blocks one of your characters named 「Hazuki Shinonome」, put the blocking character on the bottom of its owner’s deck.

Type(s): Swimsuit / Teacher

Thoughts and comments
Nothing to complain about here. You can match the strength of your opponent’s strongest character and then if your opponent blocks with that character, your Hazuki Shinonome stays on the board because the blocker is put on the bottom of your opponent’s deck before it can deal damage. This ability could be moot if your opponent has two characters of equal AP/DP, but the bottom line is you’re still going to have a big attacker. An attacker that gets +30/+30 on your opponent’s biggest character is likely going to be unstoppably big, but the second part of this ability gives you some leeway with your choice of blockers. Some decks thrive on getting cards back from the trash, which is what this card prevents, but other decks are capable of searching the deck for specific cards (Natsuiro Kiseki most notably) and can lead to interesting choices for both attacker and defender.

4 responses to “Card of the Day

  1. Cytrus May 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    I understand your interpretation here, but it seems PureMemo uses the “shuusei o eru” wording for abilities like this in the “add to the original value” sense. (The wiki thinks so: http://www37.atwiki.jp/preciousmemories/pages/5357.html , also compare the first Nishizumi Miho with a similar ability/wording.) Which makes this even stronger.

    • Marlin-sama May 22, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Ah, it seems you are turning into my Japanese teacher, Cytrus. Thanks for your corrections, as always. I frequently confuse these two ways of adding to a character’s AP/DP because sometimes it resets the value like yesterday’s card of the day here: http://wp.me/p3wzQL-2b and sometimes its like this card that adds to a value, but doesn’t say +X/+X like Magic would. I see the kanji where I messed up and I think I’ll be able to translate cards with this ability without problems in the future.

      • Cytrus May 23, 2013 at 7:58 am

        I enjoy reading card comments by someone with actual experience with the game, so I’m happy if I can occasionally help out in return. The wording of the ability is ambiguous, so at first I wasn’t sure about it either. But yeah, if you can get it right with one card, you can probably deal with all cards of the type that pop up later.

  2. japesland May 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    I love how swimsuit is a type.

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