From the official Japanese Twitter account, an alternate artwork of the V-dramon Secret Rare from Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION. V-dramon was originally created for the 1998 manga Digimon Adventure V-Tamer 01, as were his evolutions Aero V-dramon and Ulforce V-dramon. This alternate artwork is based on an iconic scene from volume 1 chapter 7 of the manga, where under Taichi‘s instructions Zeromaru the V-dramon defeats the Perfect-level Triceramon by first weakening his outer armor with a V-Breath Arrow straight to the mouth, then punches through to finish him off.

Card NumberBT1-115Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorBlueEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeMythical DragonDP6000
AttributeVaccineRaritySecret Rare
StageAdultArtistsasasi
Main Effect[When attacking] [Once per turn] When you have a Tamer, Activate this Digimon.
Source Effect[During both turns] While you have a Blue Tamer, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.

Booster 1 launches in Japan on May 15th, 2020.

From the official Japanese Twitter account, one of two Secret Rares in BT1: NEW EVOLUTION. This Virus-attribute Metal Greymon is actually the original design created for the 1997 virtual pets; the orange Vaccine-attribute one that appeared in Digimon Adventure was created for the anime. The alternate artwork revealed today reuses the artwork and card layout from the Metal Greymon printed in the first booster set of the 1999 Digital Monster Card Game, which in Japan was actually a well-designed and popular TCG.

Card NumberBT1-114Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost8
ColorRedEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeCyborgDP9000
AttributeVirusRaritySecret Rare
StagePerfectArtistNaochika Morishita
Main Effect<<Security Attack +2>> (Increase the number of Security this Digimon checks by +2.)
[When it attacks] Memory -5.
Source Effect[During your turn] This Digimon gets +3000 DP.

Uniquely, this card has a flavor text, also copied from its 1999 incarnation: “The strongest metal evolution! Fire the missiles!”

Booster 1 launches in Japan on May 15th, 2020.

On the fourteenth episode of Bandai’s FUN! DigiCa YouTube series, hosts Hideyoshi and Cody revealed six alternate artwork prints of Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION‘s Super Rares, alongside the set’s two Secret Rares: a V-dramon and a Virus Metal Greymon. Both Digimon are particularly evocative for old school Digimon fans, as the viral Metal Greymon was an early franchise mascot used in the 1990s virtual pets and original Digimon World video game, while V-dramon starred in the Digimon V-Tamer 01 manga and served as a mascot for Digimon World 2.

The set’s alternate artwork cards cut away the borders of the frame so that the card artwork encompasses the entire space of the card. Their distribution rate was not stated, but they are likely rarer than the standard Super Rares.

Metal Greymon

Card NumberBT1-114Level5
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost8
ColorRedEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeCyborgDP9000
AttributeVirusRaritySecret Rare
StagePerfectArtistNaochika Morishita
Main Effect<<Security Attack +2>> (Increase the number of Security this Digimon checks by +2.)
[When it attacks] Memory -5.
Source Effect[During your turn] This Digimon gets +3000 DP.

V-dramon

Card NumberBT1-115Level4
Card TypeDigimonPlay Cost6
ColorBlueEvolution Cost3
Digimon TypeMythical DragonDP6000
AttributeVaccineRaritySecret Rare
StageAdultArtistsasasi
Main Effect[When it attacks] [Once per turn] If you have a Tamer, make this Digimon Active.
Source Effect[During both turns] While you have a Blue Tamer, this Digimon gets +1000 DP.

Of note is that V-dramon can also be used for the effect of the V-Tamer 01 Yagami Taichi promotional card, out in the next issue of V Jump magazine. V-Tamer 01 will be having a special crossover manga chapter with the 2020 Digimon Adventure: anime reboot, though the anime is currently on hiatus as a result of Coronavirus closures.