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Threat of the Akatsuki


Review Date: 10.22.08

Average Card Rating

Constructed: 2.25
Limited: 1.10

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale.
1 being the worst.
3 = average.
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Beastly Mage

Threat of the Akatsuki

Not much to say about this card. Pumping up both combat and support values (even if just by 1 each) and protecting Akatsuki Ninjas from your opponent's Jutsus is good (even for three turns it's still good). Problem is that right now we only have two members of the Akatsuki. But, when the other ones show up... this card will see a little bit more play.


Limited: 1/5
Constructed: 2/5 (at the moment)
Art: Looks like some sort of freaky dance club... /5


M-304 "Threat of Akatsuki"


Hello, fellow Pojoers. This represents my "debut" as a COTD reviewer for Pojo.com. Most of you know me via the Naruto forum section. I will give you a short "bio" of myself (couple sentences) before moving on to the review.


Well, there isn't a lot to say about myself. Crossbow is my name (not my real name of course) and bringing "intelligent" play to the game is my game. I am currently the ripe old age of 25 (by gaming standards) and I have the dual pleasure of being both a Meijin (Judge/Organizer) as well as a player. I have been playing card-related games for quite a while and have dabbled in many other related forms of entertainment. I, recently, traveled to Rockville, MD where I placed in the Top 8 at their Oct 11th Chunin. So, you can be assured that I will try to review cards from my own experiences as well as from an objective point of view.

With the short "bio" out of the way, on to the review of M-304: Threat of Akatsuki.


Threat of Akatsuki (ToA) is a nifty little mission card that does 2 things for your Akatsuki ninjas (Itachi, Kisame, etc): They get a +1/+1 stat boost and become immune to your opponent's jutsu cards. You will also notice that it is a turn-3 Fire/Water mission. Can anyone say "meant for Itachi and Kisame"?


Now, you have to ask yourself, is this card worth the effort of putting it in your deck?


In my opinion, there are currently not enough Akatsuki Ninjas to make building an Akatsuki-themed deck. Therefore, this card gets that unpleasant status of "waiting for Bandai to give me more cards so I can see some play." Over all, the effect of the card is quite good. Getting +1/+1 and Jutsu immunity is nothing to scoff at, especially when (currently) Akatsuki Ninjas tend to be somewhat lacking in those areas. However, the lack of (currently) any Akatsuki Ninjas besides Kisame and Itachi makes this card miss out on being played.

I would say this card is merely in the status of "random tech" and will not see much play. But, give it a try. With the coming of the 50-card main decks, this card may be able to fill that 1-2 extra slots you don't know what to do with.


Constructed: 1.5/5


Limited: 1/5


Art: Can you say "creepy Halloween reference"/5

The First Hokage
Threat of the Akatsuki

Today we look at the Fire Water Mission, Threat of the Akatsuki. It’s a turn
4 with 1 hand cost and permanent 3. The effect states all Akatsuki ninjas get
+1/+1 and can’t be affected by your opponent’s jutsus. Anyways, it has
potential, but I don’t really think it will see a lot of play over anything else unless you are dedicated to an Akatsuki deck.

Constructed: 2.7/5
Limited: 1.3/5
Art: 3.5/5


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