The official Japanese Digimon TCG portal shared five full art prints of the Tamer Cards featured in Booster 1: NEW EVOLUTION. Every sealed box of BT01 will contain one of these cards inserted; their card numbers, names, and effects, are identical to their Rare prints in the set, but the artwork expands across the entire card frame and is finished with a parallel diagonal foil.
These are likely to become highly sought after once the set launches on May 15th, as competitive players seek to bling out their decks and collectors try to gather one of each card. The cards respectively feature Yagami Taichi, Ishida Yamato, Takaishi Takeru, Izumi Koushirou, and Tachikawa Mimi.
Early leaked pages from monthly V Jump magazine reveal two new promotional cards: a Tamer Card featuring Yagami Taichi of the V-Tamer 01 manga, and a Digimon Card of his partner, Zeromaru the V-dramon. (Called “V-dramon Zero” on the card.) The cards will be included in next month’s issue, out May 21st.
V-Tamer 01 remains the longest-running Digimon manga of all time, having started in November 1998 four months before the start of Digimon Adventure and ended in August 2003, one month after Frontier finished. The manga was written by Izawa Hiroshi and illustrated by Yabuno Tenya, who also created the original design for Yagami Taichi later reused by the Adventure anime. Yabuno designed a number of famous Digimon for the manga, including Holy Angemon, Ulforce V-dramon, and Arkadimon.
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