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Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands
- #IOC-EN088

When this card is Normal or Flip Summoned: You can add 1 Ritual Monster or 1 Ritual Spell Card from your Deck to your hand.

Card Ratings
Advanced: 3.89 

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 is Horrible. 3 is Average. 5 is the highest rating.


Date Reviewed:
Feb. 25, 2015

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Baneful

Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands

We never reviewed this gem before. This was probably because it has been Pojo tradition to focus on a set's holos before the commons. And as a result, we've reviewed crap like Chaosrider Gustaph from the Invasion of Chaos era, but not Manju. But today after 10 long years, Manju finally gets his chance to shine.

Simply put, Manju is a +1 for Rituals that helps increase their consistency by basically eclipsing Sonic Bird and Senju. It's always been a great card for fun decks, but now with Nekroz, it has jumped to tier 1. And that explains why, before the THSF reprint, he jumped from $1 to $5.

Just as it's always been, every Ritual based deck must run three of these.

4/5

T-REX

Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands

 

This card is an absolute staple in any and all Ritual Decks… With the exception of some Gishki builds.

 

The biggest downside to this card is that its effect can only activate when Normal Summoned or Flip Summoned, although if you’ve flipped Manju face-down with a Book of Moon you may provide yourself with an additional chance to gain its effect.

Normally though you’ll only be gaining its effect when you Normal Summon it alone, so don’t get yourself too excited here!

 

Obviously the focus of the Meta currently is on the use of this card in Nekroz, and for good reason, however for those of you who played with or played against Herald of Perfection Decks, I’ll still have fond memories… Uh, nightmares of how it performed there as not only is Manju a Fairy, but its also Light-type and thus it could either be combined with Herald of Perfection as its discard or instead with Honest as a way in which to at times make unexpected comebacks.

 

Sometimes the only issue with Manju though is that you need to ensure that you make the correct choice with what card you add, be it Ritual Monster or Ritual Spell, luckily for the Nekroz player then is it that there are several ways in which this choice can be made all the easier.

 

This is one of the best Ritual support cards ever made, and considering that it is also generic means that there is simply no reason to not have 3 of this card in all but each and every Ritual Deck.

 

 

Rating: 4.5. Only the fact that it needs to be Normal Summoned lets it down as although its Attribute and Type may at times prove to be beneficial, realistically neither its Attribute, Type or ATK/ DEF stats ultimately matter, this is a Deck searcher, and that is what truly matters when it comes to Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands.


Kingof
Lullaby

Hello Pojo Fans,
 
Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands is going to see more attention now that the new “Nekroz” monsters are released. Simple and effective for Ritual decks, summon him either by Normal or Flip, get your choice of a Ritual Spell or Monster card from your deck. LIGHT Attribute and Fairy-Type lend some support to Manju fitting into a build that revolves around Rituals mixed with LIGHT or Fairy-Type monsters. Weak ATK and DEF don't matter as much as Manju not getting its effect when Special Summoned.
 
A must in 3's for Ritual decks, useless if you don't run Rituals. Plain and simple card to use.
 
Advanced-2.5/5
Art-3/5
 
Until Next Time
KingofLullaby


Rikothe
FoxKid
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Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands is pretty much an auto 3-of in any Ritual Deck; after all, why wouldn’t you run three copies of Elemental HERO Stratos?
 
That’s exactly what Manju is. He is a Stratos for Ritual Decks, giving you the ability to grab whatever monster or Spell you need at the time. The fact that he stays on the board even after the search means he is a +1 in card advantage, and can be used as fodder for whatever Ritual Summon you are going for.
 
Nekroz was already consistent enough, but Manju takes their power plays to an entire new level, giving them strong setup with Lavalval Chain and Unicore. Much like all of the other generic Ritual support cards, this is a card that has always been incredible, but held back by the mediocrity of what it supported.
 
The OCG has already gone ahead and Limited this card (along with his brother Senju and Preparation of Rites). Perhaps we’ll see something like that happen to us in April or July?
 
Rating: 4/5


Electric
Soldier

I have been so busy lately readers, I apologize that I haven't been more active lately. Anyways, on to today's card, we have Manju of the Ten Thousand Hands(also known as Ritual's Stratos), and a very important part of the Nekroz deck.
 
It's stats are barely passable for a level 4 monster, clocking in at an alright 1400/1000. Being a light means for Honest possibility, and being a fairy gives it all sorts of synergy with Kristya and the Heralds. Being level 4 makes for very easy rank 4's with Nekroz Unicore, who this card helps to make.
 
Whenever its Normal or Flip Summoned, you can add any Ritual Spell or monster from your deck to your hand. The possibilities here are enormous, but obviously limited to Ritual decks, of which there are only so many, and you only need to look a little to understand what decks use this. The obvious candidate is Nekroz, but there are other decks like Herald that also use this.
 
Overall, a great consistency booster for any ritual deck, and great rank 4, Herald of Perfection, and Nekroz of Valkyrus fodder.
 
Advanced: 4.0/5

Mr. Dragon

Manju Of The Ten Thousand Hands

A very solid card for most ritual decks, Manju has been reprinted as a Super Rare in The Secret Forces due to how amazing it is in Nekroz in particular. No other deck can abuse this card to such an extent.

Manju is an improved version of, or more accurately, a combination of, two other searchers for Ritual Monsters – Senju Of The Thousand Hands and Sonic Bird. Manju’s advantage over those cards in an average ritual deck is rather clear. You need both a Ritual Spell and a Ritual Monster to summon, but if you’re stuck with a mismatched Senju + monster, or Sonic Bird + Spell, you’re not really in an improved position. Manju sidesteps that.

In Nekroz, where Manju and Senju are effectively Elemental Hero Stratos, there’s never going to be this issue, due to Nekroz Of Clausolas searching Spell Cards itself, therefore it’s recommended that you play both Manju and Senju in the deck.

There’s a couple of other things that are interesting about Manju – you can use it rather well in a Saffira, Queen Of Dragons deck, where you can tribute it to summon Saffira and then be able to add it back to your hand in the end phase due to Saffira’s effect, so it being Light rather relevant – you could even use it as a Black Luster Soldier – Envoy Of Beginning target in that deck or even in Nekroz! (Note: I don’t recommend, nor do I condone the use of Black Luster Soldier – Envoy Of The Beginning in Nekroz).

Advanced: 4.25/5


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