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Pojo's Naruto Card of the Day

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Card Number: J-178

Review Date: 06.01.07

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 2.86
Limited: 1.17

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale 1 being the worst.
3 ... average. 5 is the highest rating.



Ah yes, the sharingan jutsu of the sun. It requires Itachi, but since many fire decks will be running him in twos or threes, that's not that much of a problem.

As we all know, jutsus that can negate other jutsus are usually the ones most played. Two fire is standard. Negating is great. Negating and taking some of their important jutsus from their hand is better.

The one fault with this card is that if you chain it to the first Trigram, they can still chain the others before this kicks in and takes them all. Oh well. It still looks pretty good.

Itachi deck: 3.5/5
Fire deck w/ 2 Itachis splashed in: 2/5
Limited: 1/5 Getting this and enough Itachis to make it worth it? Good luck.

Big Chuck


itachi gets better. They try to trigram or vortex your itachi then use this jutsu and say no and I would like to see your hand, thank you. I would like this card more if it was actually obtainable. At my local all naruto legacy boxes and starters go by by within there first 3 min in the shop. People sit there all day playin ds waitin for the boxes to come and buy the whole thing.

3/5 if u can get a itachi or 2 and one of these.


Friday's card is I think the best of them all, Amaterasu. While it requires Itachi and two Fire Chakra, Amaterasu negates a Jutsu and discards all copies of it in your opponent's hand. It's kind of like a super Path of Hokage edition Sharingan Eye, only even more specific. The discard effect isn't really that significant, but the chance to take out all copies of an annoying Jutsu is worth it. The only minus to this card is that you need Itachi, and that means it may end up as dead weight in a game.

Limited: 1/5(this is dead weight without Itachi)
Constructed: 2/5(if you own Itachi)


Continuing this week’s trend, today we look at Amaterasu, probably the weaker of Itachi’s 2 jutsus.  Amaterasu is an over powered version of Sharingan Eye with the requirement Itachi Uchiha instead of the usual Sharingan Eye.  Never the less, Amaterasu is still a solid card, countering your opponents jutsu and discarding all copies of it in their hand, a solid effect that could potentially be game changing. 

            Though it has a good effect, Amaterasu fails where all of this week’s cards have failed: Character Requirements.  Amaterasu can only be used by one person and is therefore limited to decks that are centered around that one person.  Besides that, Itachi has a stronger jutsu (Tsukuyomi, Nightmare Realm) which will probably see more play in Itachi themed decks (more specifically, Itachi Intervention decks).

            Overall, Amaterasu is a pretty good jutsu plagued by character requirements to a sub par ninja (well, everyone is sub par when you take the 3rd into equation).


Limited:  1/5 (4/5 if you pull and Itachi)

Constructed:  1/5 (About a 3/5 in an Itachi deck)

Art:  1/5 (Lame-O)

Beastly Mage

Amaterasu (j178)

Happy Friday, Naruto Fans. Today's card is yet another Super Rare Jutsu: Amaterasu. Upside is that this works like the First Sharingan Eye Jutsu card, since it negates jutsus being played. But it's got a nice little bonus. You can see your opponent's hand, and take care of any other similar jutsu cards there. Hand disruption and negation both in the same card?! NICE! Problem is that only Itachi can use it, making it somewhat less playable than Sharingan Eye from Path. So, if you have Itachi, and need one more Jutsu, go ahead.


Limited: 1/5
Constructed: 4/5
Art? 2/5

Smitty Sensei

Element: Fire
Cost: Two Fire
Requirements: "Itachi Uchiha"
Target: 1 Jutsu card being played
Effect: Negate and discard the target. Then, look at all the cards in your opponent's hand to discard every Jutsu card with the same name as the target.
Rarity: Super Rare

It's SmittySensei again to review (in a hurry) the last of our specific jutsus this week, Amaterasu!

Wow, I had high hopes for this card, and ultimately it fell short.

The first problem with this card is the same problem that plagues a lot of the new cards, it's character specific. This means you'll have to run more than one of the required cards to make it practical, and not everyone has the money to get the two or three Itachis needed in this particular case. The second bad part of this card is that the effect isn't all that useful. Sure, it's a negation, but I've seen other cards do it better (Sharingan Eye comes to mind), and I just think it's unlikely that your opponent will have more than one copy of the used Jutsu in their hand. On the bright side of things it gives you a free look at your opponent's hand giving you a very decent advantage.

In limited it's a no, it's requirements are too stiff. The probability of pulling both required cards is very slim.

Constructed: 3.0 ( good in specific decks, but it's definitely not a splash card)
Limited: 2.0 ( It's still an Sr)
Art (not counted in final score):2.5 ( Itachi looks....odd....here.)
Overall: 2.5!!
Not the best card in the world, but it's not bad.
Sorry for the rushed review, I hope I can be a little more helpful next time. Thanks guys!


Friday, Amaterasu
Hello fellow Pojoers! Today we got a card for you Itachi fans, Amaterasu.

Requirements: "Itachi Uchiha"
Target: 1 Jutsu card being played
Effect: Negate and discard the target. Then, look at all the cards in your opponent's hand to discard every Jutsu card with the same name as the target.

Jutsu Negation (discard)
Good Cost

Requires specific Ninja
Not the best effect

So, a 'stronger' sharingan eye? But it's not worth it.

Itachi himself isn't as great; he would be if they didn't nerf him. Stick with your sharingan eyes over this. Sorry Itachi fans, but this card isn't worth it.

Limited: 1/5
Constructed: 1/5


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