Once again, it’s time to discuss yet another English Edition release of Bushiroad’s own BanG Dream! The ever-increasing popularity of this franchise, first created in 2017, has resulted in the company investing heavily in its expansion across multiple media: music, various merchandise, a mobile phone game, an ongoing animated series, and of course, many booster sets in everyone’s favorite anime-based trading card game!
BanG Dream! now has enough cards that it could easily be its own TCG. And since a second season of the animated series premiered earlier this 2019, with a third one already scheduled for early 2020, there is just no way this band party will stop! Let’s take a look at the new cards.
Girls Band Party! Vol. 2 introduces a brand-new mechanic called FEVER. This new mechanic triggers powerful effects whenever the entire opposing board has been reversed and the right climax is in play. It is also available in all colors and for all bands, both on finishers and advantage combos. Plus, the cards it appears on go from pretty good to outright busted:
Other than FEVER, new cards worth mentioning include "Tears Overflowing" Yukina Minato, whose early play condition is trivial enough to make it an instant frontrunner in any blue deck. There’s also the pair of "Self-Taught Survival" Maya Yamato and "What an Idol Is" Maya Yamato, that finally give Pastel＊Palettes a level 1 combo worth playing. Lastly, this set has a powerful, although band-locked, events Eternal Sunset and My Bushido!
Bushiroad’s policy for in-set reprints has made most utility effects in BanG Dream! available to every color, resulting in extreme versatility for deckbuilders and fans of a single band. The only issue for BanG Dream! players will now be deciding which build is best and riding it to victory in the upcoming Bushiroad Championship Series Tournaments on the road to the World Finals! We’ll have to wait and see just how impactful these new cards are.
BanG Dream! Girls Band Party! Vol. 2 is scheduled for release on 18 October 2019, so be ready to preorder today!