Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Monthly Bushiroad leaks TD01 and 02 decklists, refers to new unit "Auspice Falcon"

April 4th, 2018. The first images out of Monthly Bushiroad magazine have hit the net, revealing several details about the upcoming Trial Decks V-TD01: Sendou Aichi and V-TD02: Kai Toshiki. At the upcoming Great Vanguard Festival, Japanese cardfighters will be able to pick up hotstamped promo versions of the Trial Decks First Vanguards, Lizard Runner Undeux and Grime. These cards are printed in the style of current Special Parallels, so they have no boxes around their skill text. Undeux will be distributed on the first day of Vanguard Fest, April 29th, and Grime on the 30th. In terms of abilities and stats these two are identical to the versions distributed in the Stardrive and Crested Dragon Start Decks, but this is our first look at their unaltered background art.
Grime & Lizard Runner, Undeux
AUTO: When you ride over this unit, draw 1 card.
The issue also includes a comparison of the new Trial Deck cards with their original series counterparts. Below you can see V-TD01 Wingal compared to the TD01 Wingal of seven years' past. The full deck list for V-TD01: Sendou Aichi includes a new unit that we have yet to see revealed, Auspice Falcon.

Grade 3 (8 total)
x4 Alfred Early
x4 Stardrive Dragon
Grade 2 (11 total)
x1 Blaster Blade (Itou Akira art)
x3 Blaster Blade (Itou Mishou art)
x4 Knight of Silence, Gallatin
x3 Sage of Literary and Military Arts, Jarron
Grade 1 (14 total)
x4 Knight Squire, Allen
x3 Wingal
x3 Auspice Falcon
x4 Strong Knight, Runoria (Perfect Guard)
Grade 0 (17 total)
x4 Bringer of Good Luck, Epona (Critical Trigger)
x4 Flogal (Critical Trigger)
x4 Margal (Draw Trigger)
x4 Yggdrasil Maiden, Elaine (Heal Trigger)
x1 Grime (First Vanguard)

On the other hand, the deck list for V-TD02: Kai Toshiki only refers to cards that we have already seen:

Grade 3 (8 total)
x1 Dragonic Overlord (Itou Akira art)
x3 Dragonic Overlord (DaisukeIzuka art)
x4 Crested Dragon
Grade 2 (11 total)
x4 Dragon Armored Knight
x4 Dragon Knight, Nehalem
x3 Embodiment of Shield, Rahm
Grade 1 (14 total)
x4 Embodiment of Armor, Bahr
x3 Dragon Monk, Gojo
x3 Dragon Knight, Burj
x4 Guard Griffon (Perfect Guard)
Grade 0 (17 total)
x4 Embodiment of Spear, Tahr (Critical Trigger)
x4 Demonic Dragon Mage, Rakshasa (Critical Trigger)
x4 Red Gem Carbuncle (Draw Trigger)
x4 Dragon Monk, Genjou (Heal Trigger)
x1 Lizard Runner, Undeux (First Vanguard)

This month's issue of Monthly Bushiroad came with a Crested Dragon Start Deck with alternate artwork Dragon Knight Nehalems, while next month's will come with its Stardrive Counterpart.

V-Trial Deck 01: Sendou Aichi and V-Trial Deck 02: Kai Toshiki will launch in Japanese May 11th, 2018, and in English June 8th, 2018. They will be accompanied by a new sleeve based on the "Imaginary Gift" design. The first Booster Set of the Standard format, BT01: UNITE! TEAM Q4! will launch in Japan May 25th, 2018, and in English June 22nd, 2018.

The accompanying new anime series, codenamed "Origin," will begin airing May 5th, 2018, on TV Tokyo and affiliated stations. It will be simulcast with English subtitles on YouTube and Crunchyroll.