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Chapter 26: Taiyou Asukawa
We Start our chapter, not in Japan, but in Europe, were Jaime Alcaraz is kicking Someones ass!. Later he is driving his car and it looks like he received a congratulation message from Anjou Mamoru, who tolds him that he is preparing for the Nationals on Japan too!, Jaime then says that he hopes that his Amigo have gotten better.
Now Back at Japan, Chrono is preparing to go to the shower :P.
The Next Day, on Card Capital 2, Shin is cleaning the Store and he notices that a boy is out there, he says that he can come in, the boy looks frightened.
Suddenly Chrono comes in, he was going to do a Quest, but Shin ahs a favor for him, to teach this kid how to play, Chrono Agreeds.
The Kid says his name, Taiyou Asukawa, Hi Taiyou!.
They go to a table, the kid is somewhat nervous and drop his deck, Chrono helps him to pick it up, he notices that his deck is Gold Paladin, he asks him if he made it, which Taiyou sasy that yes he did it.
So Now lets ready, prepare your notebooks, a pencil, an apple and put alot of attention because Class is about to Begin and Chrono- Sensei (Featuring El Profe Shadow Haken) will teach you the basic rules!!.
First choose a Grade 0 Card from your deck, Shuffle your deck and put that card face down on the front center of your side of the field.
Next Draw 5 Cards from your deck, remember to have the correct angle on your cards so your opponent can´t see them!.
If Your Hand wasn´t good, you can perform the Mulligan, which means that you can put back some cards, or all your card, back to the deck, shuffle it and redraw. Only one time!.
A Healthy Hand is the one that has Cards from Grade 0 to three in it, remmeber it.
Now With The Battle Preparations Ready , and your imagination ready too. Its Time to Put your card face up and say with all of your Might!.
STAND UP!!. VANGUARD!!.
Also That card is Your Vanguard, which means leader, and it is your most important card, it can´t get knocked out but is the one that receives the damage.
For Convenience Purposes Chrono is the one who will start the match.
The First thing is Stand your(s) Card(s) and draw, since this is the first turn, you only draw a card from your deck.
The Ride Phase is the moment when you put a card above your vanguard card, it has to be the same grade or one grade higher than the card that will be below it. I Mean a Grade 0 Card can get upgraded on this Phase to a Grade 1; the Grade 1 to Grade 2, and so on.
In The Main Phase is the moment were you call other Units to the field, those are called Rearguard, The Rear Guard can only be of the same Grade as your Vangaurd or inferior, never superior.
In This Phase as well you can activate Skills (Card Effects, will get to that later) if you want.
The Next Should be the Battle Phase, but is the first turn, and the person who starts can´t attack.
Now Remember well!. Its Draw and then Ride!. I´m saying that because i had a tendency to mix them up when i started playing this thing :P. So Don´t be like Taiyou or myself and put attention to the order (there are some unforgiven jerks out there).
Also as a sidenote, the parts were the informaton is show has been upgraded. Only if you were curious.
Remember when i say something about skills?. Well the Skills are the effects that some cards Have, they can be activated either by your will or are automatically, the thing to remmeber is the word “Can” if it says it you choose, if it does not say it, then it comes because it comes.
Now To The Battle Phase!. In this Phase is were your cards Can Attack the cards of the opponent!. You can choose either attack his Vanguard or his Rearguard, on this case, the Vanguard.
The Rearguards that are on the inferior line can Boost the cards that are on your superior Line, The Boost means that their power will be given to a card on the superior line making it stronger, the only thing you need to do is saying who boost who and tap that card, also only cards with Grade 0 and 1.
Taiyou Boost his Vanguard and Attacks Chrono´s Vanguard!. Chrono doesn´t Guard.
If Your Vanguard attacks, you do a Drive Check, which means that you draw a card from your deck to your hand, show it to your opponent and put it in your hand.
Yup. Those cards have special effect, And Taiyou just got one!.
That Card has a Critical trigger, which means that it got +5000 power and the hability to make one point more in damage!, pretty sweet, no?.
If You received Damage, you do a Damage Check, is similar to the Drive Check but the cards you draw you put them on the Damage Zone, the Triggers also activate on this way BTW.
The First one to reach 6 Damage is the loser, so have that into account!.
Now If You are receiveing the Attack and decides to Block, then this things are taken into account.
The Numbers on that part will sum the attack power of your Vanguard.
Take into accout that only cards with Grade 0 and 1 can Guard, the Grade 2 Cards can Intercept, but they need to be on the field first.
The Rearguard cards that are knocked out and the card that guard go intot he Drop zone. Which is like a cementary.
And those are the Basic, there are more things like the Soul, the Limit Breaks, the Legion and more, but thats for another day!.
Also thats how a field should look like :P.
Kamui has cameback to the Shop and Gives Shin something, they are talking that Chrono basically has walked a long way from his start.
This is the Symbol of the Stand Trigger you untap a card and can attack again!.
And that is a heal trigger, which means you take a card from your damage zone to the drop zone, you healed!.
Now Taiyou is saying that he is having fun, but he was frightened before, Chrono tough that of himself, but Taiyou say that no, it is because he is very Shy and introspective.
That he always wanted to play Vangaurd, but couldn´t get past that shyness of him, but now his family is moving out, and he doesn´t want to be that person anymore.
Chrono understands him since he was somewhat the same.
He Wasn´t Shy, but he was lonely, he was a someone who picked a fight because he just feel he couldn´t got friends or having company, thinking that it is better that way or that the things cannot be changed, things to make his burden easier.
He Also remembers when he was litle and all the kids on his Orphanatory were adopted, but he doesn´t.
Now To Cut the emotional Things Tokoha comes to scene!. She is Supporting Taiyou and gives Chrono two sobers with a lucky charm, for good luck because they plan to win the Regionals and go to the Nationals!.
She also says that Taiyou must kick Chrono´s Ass!.
Now Is time to understand the Generation Zone and the G Units!.
When Both fighters have a Grade 3 Card as Vanguards, you can do a Generation Zone, which will Bring a Grade 4 Card.
The Cost are cards in your hand whose grade make 3 or superior.
And Taiyou make his Generation Zone!.
The Name and the Powers will be added to the G4 Card BTW.
Also these Cards have Triple Drive!. Which means that you can draw to 3 cards as Drive Check!, sweet ,huh?.
Yup, just as you said it Chrono!.
And Now Shion comes in, he is here to give Chrono a copy of the Art of war, also a copy for Tokoha, Chrono gives him the Lucky Charm.
And SHion also says that Taiyou should crush Chrono.
And Now Chrono does his Generation Zone and Attack!.
A Light covers everything.
Shin Asks Who Won, Chrono says that he did, Shin says that how cruel of him, Chrono defends himself saying that it would be unrespectful if he just didin´t give his all.
Taiyou, now with more confident, had Fun and Chrono says that if hes in the town he should come to fight again!.
Shin Says that both Chrono and he should fight someday.
Card Capital 1?!!. The Place were Aichi and the rest of the Cool kids on the Original Series hang out?!. Oh and upstairs is Shion and Misaki´s House.
BTW: Misaki is Shin`s Niece and Adoptive Daughter, only if you were curious.
Shin is looking at his Deck, Misaki, which is as Beautiful and lovely as always, ask him what is he doing which he responds that he may fight again.
Misaki asks him if he come acroos someone interesting and Shin says that maybe yes, he did.
Also on those pictures there is Misaki in with Long Hair (Season 1 and 2 from the Original Series) , Short Hair ( 3 and 4 for the original series), Child Misaki with her Parents (R.I.P.) and Young Shion and his Team?!. One is the History Teacher on the Aichi´s School when he was in Junior High - He is American and an English Teacher, but since he is such a Japanese Story Nerd he became the Story Teacher- and someone Unknow?!.
Anyway Misaki and Shin will Fight now!. For practice.
End of the Chapter.
I Loved this Chapter!!. And finally they teached us the rules after 25 chapters! :P.
I´m going to get a litle personal but i will say that the fact i get to Love Vanguard and the Anime of this Series was because they teached us the rules, which is something important. I´m saying this because in the animes of Yu-Gi-Oh!, Duel Masters (Loved it to death) and Wixoss , for saying some examples, the Anime just hoped that you knew the basic rules of the game they are promoting it, since they just don´t teach you anything, and well in the cases of Yu-Gi-Oh! and -to a lesser extent- Duel Masters i just didn´t know what was happening until i got an Started deck on my Hands, With Wixoss i still don´t know what is happening because i haven´t played it.
So Yeah, with Vanguard, they teached us the inns and outs of the game, it make us understand the game and truly make us feel the emotions of the fights. And that is a god thing in my opinion, and something that any Sport/Game Anime should do, teach us the thing they are promoting.
Also the unknow guy on the photo is Chrono´s Dad on the Manga :P. Yeah Spoiler.
Oh and here it is a the New Ending, the next week is the new Opening by Jam Project (which i hope is more like Believe in my existence than Vanguard).
Anyway My Two Cents. See Ya next time!