Nintendo To Release Pokémon Hanafuda Cards In Japan

By Ishaan . October 22, 2013 . 4:28pm

Nintendo will be releasing a set of Pokémon-themed hanafuda cards in Japan, featuring artwork of Pokémon from the Red/Green games.


The deck will ship this November, Anime News Network reports, and is available for pre-order now. It will cost 2,500 yen and will contain 49 cards. A more expensive framed edition will be available at 15,100 yen, which will contain uncut cards.


It bears mentioning that, before they transitioned into a videogame developer, Nintendo ran a number of other business, including the production of hanafuda cards when the company was first founded in 1889.

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  • Kaihedgie

    Talk about going back to your roots

    • AuraGuyChris

      Except a second party went back instead of Mario.

    • komiko12

      Talking about Nintendo’s roots. I read sometime ago about its not so great beginnings that includes prostitution.

      • Armane

        Prostitution? Do you mean Love Hotels?

        • komiko12

          I think so? Its been quite a while since I read that article.

          • Armane

            Love hotels aren’t related to prostitution. It can take place there, but the idea is you’re just renting out a room to have sex with someone you have gone there with (to avoid disturbing your neighbours); which could include a prostitute. As far as I know, Nintendo have never been in the prostitution racket.

  • PreyMantis

    Aren’t there hanafuda cards as Nintendo Club award?

    • Anon-non

      They’re Mario themed.

  • ronin4life

    $25 for a deck of cards?
    Still want it tho’.

    • Longsun_Zhao

      Hanafuda is a little different than just a deck of cards. They’re worth $25 for sure, they’re high quality and a lot of work goes into the designs.

  • Solace Shimizu

    Fuck yeah Seaking!

    • Zero_Destiny


  • Revorse

    Ever since Summer Wars I’ve been wanting to learn how to play Hanafuda. I figured there had to be an app, i was wrong.

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