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Anime of the Year 2013 (15 to 11)

In case you’ve just started reading my Anime of the Year 2013 series, be sure to start with (25-21) and (20-16) before proceeding onward from here.

Koyomi Araragi is still the hero15. Monogatari Series

Each time we’ve revisited this amazing philosophical comedy, it has unfortunately decreased in quality—relatively speaking.  A franchise that was my anime of the year for 2009 and took my number six spot last year still tells really smart stories portrayed by a top-notch cast of voice actors.

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Friday Cards of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Miho Nishizumi Miho Nishizumi (01-001)

Cost: 4 Source: 2 AP: 20 DP: 20

When you play this card, the cost of the next <Way of the Tank> character you play this turn is -4.

[Main/Both]: {REST} Choose 1 of your <Way of the Tank> characters. Until end of turn, that character gets +X/+Y where X is this character’s AP and Y is this character’s DP.

Types: School Uniform / Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
The first ability is good, but 4 cost is too much for a 20/20 body. While there might be some way to take advantage of the second ability, I don’t know what that might be. Not useless, but certainly not good. but you’ll need a perfect hand to pull it off. The second ability means this card is going into your support area and I’m not the biggest fan of support cards that cost 4. Giving +20/+20 or more to one of your characters is nothing to scoff at, but a well-prepared defender ought to be able to handle it.
Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate
Precious Memories - Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate - Chisato Sumiyoshi & Satsuki Shinonome Chisato Sumiyoshi & Satsuki Shinonome (01-017)

Cost: 5 Source: 1 AP: 40 DP: 50

When this character approaches and deals damage to your opponent, draw 2 cards.

When this character approaches and your opponent plays a character, you may ready a character.

Types: School Uniform

Thoughts and comments
Good size for the cost and a good first ability and a decent second ability. Nothing really to complain about.

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Card of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Mako Reizei Mako Reizei (01-076)

Cost: 1 Source: 2

When you play this card, the cost of the next <Way of the Tank> character you play this turn is -3.

[Main/Own]: {0} Choose one of your characters. Until end of turn, when that character approaches and deals damage to your opponent, draw 1 card.

Types: Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
Very strong, useful card. I expect to see three or four copies of this card in every Girls und Panzer deck. The tactic is to either choose one of your characters that your opponent simply can’t block, one your opponent doesn’t want to block or choosing one of your junk characters with high AP and encouraging your opponent to trade one of his or her characters rather than take a point and allow you to draw a card.

Card of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Yukari Akiyama Yukari Akiyama (01-090)

Cost: 2 Source: 2 AP: 30 DP: 0

You may play this card during your opponent’s main phase.

When this card is put into your trash from the play area, return it to your hand.

Types: Swimsuit / Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
I really, REALLY wish I could play this card during my opponent’s approach phase too, so that I could have a recurring blocker. This is still a really good card that can pull double duty attacking and blocking over and over and if you decide you have something better to play instead, it returns to your hand to be used as source.

Card of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Darjeeling Darjeeling (01-085)

Cost: 4 Source: 2 AP: 30 DP: 50

[Approach/Both]: {4} Reset the AP/DP of all characters.

Types: Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
If you can find a way to pay for that expensive activation, this is a powerful effect that can be a real game changer.

Card of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Karina Sakaguchi Karina Sakaguchi (01-063)

Cost: 1 Source: 1 AP: 0 DP: 0

(Active) (This character can approach the turn it’s played.)

When this character approaches and deals damage to your opponent, your opponent discards his/her hand.

Types: School Uniform / Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
What a tricky little common. I’m somewhat confident that the fact this card provides only 1 source will keep it out of many people’s decks, but if this connects with your opponent, losing their hand is a devastating blow beyond the 1 point of damage and might be game, set and match. Just another reason not to go for an all-out attack unless you’re sure you can finish the game that turn.

Friday Cards of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Mako Reizei Mako Reizei (01-074)

Cost: 2 Source: 2 AP: 10 DP: 40

When you play this character, rest it. Then draw 1 card.

[Approach/Own]: {0} If you have 5 or more <Way of the Tank> characters, you may ready one of your <Way of the Tank> characters. (Characters can only approach once per turn.)

Types: School Uniform / Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
Yuck. Bad. Really bad. I cannot imagine a scenario in which this card will be of any use.
Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Miho Nishizumi Miho Nishizumi (01-002)

Cost: 4 Source: 1 AP: 30 DP: 30

[Approach/Own]: {0} When this card approaches, look at the top 5 cards of your deck. You may reveal a cost 2 or less <Way of the Tank> character and put it into your support area. Put the other cards on the bottom of your deck.

Types: Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
Every series can have a lot of trouble balancing its source cards and support cards. The average-sized body is a problem, but the ability is quite strong.
Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Team Solidarity Team Solidarity (01-105)

Cost: 2 Source: 2

[Approach/Own]: Rest any number of your <Way of the Tank> characters. Then choose one of your approaching characters. Until end of turn, that character gets +10/+10 for each character you rested this way.

Thoughts and comments
There’s potential for this to give one of your characters a lot of power, but it’ll only be later in the game and at 2 cost, this event is probably too expensive to be worth it.

Card of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Yukari Akiyama Yukari Akiyama (01-053)

Cost: 0 Source: 2 AP: 0 DP: 0

When this card approaches, put it on the bottom of your deck. Then you may put a character named 「Yukari Akiyama」 from your hand into the play area. (Its play abilities do not activate.)

Types: School Uniform / Way of the Tank

Thoughts and comments
Lacking Active, having to wait a whole turn to get your free play character is too long to be useful. If there’s an efficient way to get this character to attack the turn it’s played, it could be powerful, but otherwise you’re better off using this card as source to play a bigger body with more useful abilities sooner rather than later.

Card of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Momo Kawashima Momo Kawashima (01-081)

Cost: 3 Source: 2 AP: 30 DP: 40

(Adversity 5): 「At the end of each turn, ready all of the <Way of the Tank> characters in your main area.」 (This ability activates only if you have 5 or more points.)

[Approach/Own]: If you have 1 or fewer cards in your hand, draw 1 card.

Types: Way of the Tank / Glasses

Thoughts and comments
My impression of this card is “too little, too late.” Adversity 5 kicks in when you are already in the danger zone, this card costs 3, which could be tricky to pay for and drawing 1 card when your hand is already pretty small isn’t very much relief.

Card of the Day

Girls und Panzer
Precious Memories - Girls und Panzer - Erwin Erwin (01-059)

Cost: 2 Source: 2 AP: 20 DP: 20

All of your <Cosplay> 『Girls und Panzer』 characters get ±0/+10.

[Approach/Both]: {1} Choose 1 of your <Cosplay> 『Girls und Panzer』 characters. That character gets +20/+20 until end of turn.

Types: School Uniform / Way of the Tank / Cosplay

Thoughts and comments
Clearly, this is going to be one of the pieces you’ll want to consider if you’re going to build a Hippo Team deck. But other than that, everything about this character seems pretty standard to the point of underwhelming.