Premium Bandai opened pre-orders for the One Piece Card Game premium 25th-anniversary collection, which includes ten cards of the Straw Hat Pirate crew. Each set will cost 2,200 yen (about $14) and will be available in Japan. Pre-orders will be open until November 30, 2022, or while supplies last. Items will ship sometime in January 2023.
Each card will come with a special illustration of the crew members, as well as an illustration of said character from the One Piece manga in the background. Additionally, the collection comes with a special holding folder. The collection previously appeared as part of a special in-person anniversary event but was not available for purchase until now. Furthermore, it’s important to note that the pre-order is specified as the “first round”, which may indicate additional pre-orders at a later date.
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Due to the series’ popularity, Premium Bandai limited pre-orders to two sets per customer. However, within minutes of opening pre-orders, the entire Premium Bandai website experienced major congestion issues and problems with confirming purchases. As of writing nearly seven hours later, the web page is still experiencing difficulties. To this, Bandai recommends that users wait some time before trying to access the page again.
You can get a better look at the One Piece Card Game 25th-anniversary edition collection below:
The One Piece Card Game is a card game that started in July 2022 with four starter decks, with six currently available. An English version of the card game was made available in September 2022 on a limited basis, though a full global release is scheduled for December 2022. It’s unclear if Bandai has plans to sell an English version of the 25th-anniversary premium card collection.
The One Piece Card Game 25th anniversary collection is available in Japan via the Premium Bandai website. The collection will cost 2,200 yen (about $14) and ship sometime in January 2023. Pre-orders will end on November 30, 2022, or when supplies run out.