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[As A Father]
This is our second incarnation of Choza. Interesting
effect, but suffers from Sasuke syndrome like the
previous version. He also gets a +1 when attacking,
so he’s essentially a 7 on turn 4. Not too shabby.
His additional effect keeps him around, and makes
him a little more playable in the long run. However,
he’s still incredibly vulnerable during the exchange
of jutsu, and his stats force him to be head ninja.
So all it takes is one suicidal action or fireball
to wreck this guy’s team.
Constructed: 2/5 (Inoichi is the superior turn 4
drop for earth.)
Today kicks off a pretty interesting week; it's
Father week for a variety of Ninjas. We've already
seen Shino's dad Gen previewed her on Pojo, now for
Each of the [As A Father] cards require their
respective child to be used to their full potential.
Not to worry though, since each of the children are
Choza Akimichi kicks off the week as a nice 6 power
Jonin. As the father to Choji, it's only fitting he
has Choji [Chubby] text. Swinging for 7 is not bad
on T4 as it outclasses nearly all other options on
that turn. Problem? He has "Sasuke syndrome", where
he injures to 0/0. That's bad, especially for a high
Now sure, he has some nice text that can remedy
this. Healing when sent out if you have Choji pretty
much insures any draws are negligible. Choji has two
extremely playable versions out there, and while he
may get injured easy, you can just move him to the
side for Choza. I'd also like to say that if he
heals when sent out that he also gets the bonus, but
don't quote me on that... I'm actually not sure of
that ruling. I've played card games that can go
So here's my problem. Choza can only be a head
Ninja, else he does nothing. With damage prevalent
in the meta, shoot him and your Choza led team is
likely headed to OV land, which makes the healing
useless. And without Choji, he's not very good.
I'd like to say he's decent, but compared to the
other T4 Jonin options you have out there like the
other [As A Father]s and Asuma [BBQ] among others,
I'd likely pick them first. I'd probably only go
with Choza as a random 1 of if I wanted more options
for Attack on the Blind Spots drops and after I
exhausted the rest of my options. Even then that's a
Limited: 4.6 out of 5 - A 7/0 no hand cost T4
beatstick? SIGN ME UP.
Constructed: 2.3 out of 5 - Not horrible but not
good either. Outshadowed by many other options.
Alucard of the Abyss
After quite a long hiatus I am back to reviewing
cards. This week we continue previewing cards that
are coming out with in the next set, A New
Chronicle. Today's preview is Choza Akimichi [As A
First thing I usually do is stats. He is a turn 4
and has a nice healthy stat of 6/0 but a terrible
injured stat of 0/0 (although it doesn't make him
terrible due to his effect). He has all the same
things his other version did, Jonin Rank and Food
Combat Attribute. Nothing special there.
Onto his effect, which is an interesting one. The
first part of isn't Valid, and it's that he gets
+1/0 when he is sent out to Attack. Not a bad effect
as it makes him a turn 4 7/0 Healthy when you are
the attacker. The second effect is where he gets
interesting. If you send Choza out to Battle while
he is in injured status and you have a Choji in play
you can heal Choza. Pretty good effect since it's
out to battle and not just attack and also since he
doesn't have to be opposed Shikamaru can't stop him.
He also gets you 2 BRs when they let him through as
opposed to one. It's a shame his second effect
doesn't combo with his first, but you can't have
Overall I think he may see play in some more
aggressive type Earth decks. Earth's 4 drop spot is
a little on the weaker side due to only having one
good Asuma and a couple of the Uemon Ninjas from
Approaching Wind, so Choza can help out there.
In Limited you pick him first on his stats alone. If
you pull a Choji it's that much nicer, but you never
pass up a 6/0 Healthy.
Constructed: 3.5/5 (He's not terrible as a 4 drop
Limited: 5/5 (Stats alone make him a beast here)
Art: 2/5 (Not a big fan of the constipated look he's
got going on)
~Alucard of the Abyss~
Welcome to another week of reviews, Naruto Fans.
This week we'll be previewing Earth cards. Today's
card is Choza Akimichi [As a Father]. This version
of Choji's dad has a two-part effect. The first part
is that if he's sent out to attack he gets +1/+0
during the turn, making him a 7/0 beatstick for that
turn. Second part of the effect (valid part) is that
if he's sent out to battle in injured status while
there's a Choji in play he's changed to healthy
status. Note that it doesn't say "healed". This
makes it so he can get around a certain version of
Itachi that's seeing some play (wink, wink).
Overall, this card's pretty solid. In constructed he
could pose a threat to your opponent. Try it and
Art: A beatstick with a beatstick... who would have
thought of it?/5
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