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Dragon Ball Carddass Trading Cards Get Japanese Reissue, New Cards

Carddass: a series of anime and manga trading cards launched by Bandai in 1988, these cards bearing a distinctive reflective foil mark were a huge hit among kids into series like Gundam and Dragon Ball. Now the Dragon Ball version, out of print for 18 years, is coming back, and will also include new cards from Dragon Ball Super.

The cards will go on sale in vending machines and convenience stores throughout Japan December 26.

More than two billion of the original Dragon Ball Carddass cards were sold from 1988 to 1997.

There are a total of 132 cards. 80 are normal, while 52 are holographic. Six cards come in one pack, which retail for ¥100 yen (about 80 cents). A complete box will also be available.

Fun fact: Carddass is named after the Japanese weather forecast system also launched in 1988 named AMeDAS (Automated Meteorological Data Acquisition System). Still doesn’t explain the extra “s,” though.

Source: Natalie.mu

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.