Unfortunately I’ve fallen slightly behind again, but with only a single card per day at the moment it’s not too hard to catch up again. At the moment we’re well on our way through the Da Capo III week, and not knowing the series at all I’m currently wondering if all the girls are part of the school newspaper? I can’t think of any other reasonable explanation to explain the attribute all the cards share. Wednesday gave us a stock boosting card, whilst today we get a support card. I’ll note here that the first card says Sharuru for its name but I’m using the translation Bushiroad give on their blog.
Welcome to the Xmas party! Charles
Red / Level 1 / Cost 1 / 4500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
«新聞 Newspaper» / «生徒会 Student Council»
[A] When the damage dealt by this character is cancelled, you may put this card in Stock.
This card has an interesting effect, since it essentially gets rid of itself when its attack is cancelled, however in doing so it adds to your stock. At 4500 attack it will not stick around at level 1, so getting its attack cancelled will result in 2 stock in exchange for 1 card (you gained 1 by attacking), rather than the 1 card for 1 stock trade off you’d get when it likely gets defeated on the following turn. Of course you also end up taking more damage on the following turn since the space on Stage is now clear. You could combine the card with massive Soul boosting Climaxes to flush a Climax out and gain stock, or otherwise cause a lot of damage.
Personally I’m not a big fan of the card. I’d rather play something bigger and try to gain the stock by attacking twice or more, than play a weak character like this that will be gone within a turn either way.
Sunshine girl, Aoi
Blue / Level 0 / Cost 0 / 2500 / 1 Soul / No Trigger
«新聞 Newspaper» / «ウェイトレス Waitress»
[S] CONCENTRATE [(1)] Turn over the top 1 card of your Deck and put it to the Waiting Room. If that card is a «新聞 Newspaper» character, all of your characters gain Power +1000 for that turn.
Aoi is an interesting support card. Unlike most support cards it isn’t guaranteed that she’ll provide a boost, but unlike most of them she can provide huge boosts within single turns. It seems like «新聞 Newspaper» is the central attribute for the deck, so not only can it boost most if not all of your characters, it is also unlikely to fail, with only Climax cards and any Events in the deck causing the effect to fail. In addition since it’s a concentrate ability you can use it multiple times in a single turn for multiple boosts. If you have enough stock you can turn your entire Stage into a massive threat. Since it only reveals 1 card this card is fairly useless as far as deck thinning is concerned, but the power boost more than makes up for that.