Remember I made a post about Alice x Cross BL trading card game for Junjou Romantica and Togainu no Chi? They released starter packs for the two collections too. Junjou starter pack features scenes from the anime while Togainu starter pack features event/gameplay scenes from the game. The good thing is, every card is different! No duplicates! However, there wasn’t any “new” art that we haven’t seen already since they’re mainly cropped or reprinted from these sources. Hopefully we’ll be treated to something new when the booster packs are released. Otherwise, I’ll be quite disappointed. Generally, the overall print quality for Togainu cards seems better than Junjou’s. Junjou cards are pretty but look less sharp (were they screencapped or what?). If they were reproduced from cels, maybe the quality would’ve been better.
I’ve not figured out how to play the game yet but it seems interesting. And if I’m not wrong, cards from both series can be played together. I’ll post a more detailed review later (must go whip out the J-E dictionary) o_O
Anyway, I already placed the order for the Togainu Side Joker Booster Box that’ll be released in May. I don’t have budget for the Junjou one but hopefully it’ll still be available when I have enough $$$.
Title: Alice x Cross BL trading card game starter pack
Each 840 Yen pack contains:
1 Special card (that can’t be used in the actual game. You can see them from the photo above)
20 cards (all different ^^)
1 Guide/play mat
1 Rule book
LP (love point) counter
They’re available from comi-comi. Order from them and you’ll also get the sparkly cards as special omake items. XD