InformationRockin' Nippon is a Japanese Music TCG that covers all genres in Japanese Music. It was originally created by Ayay as Music Station on January 29, 2011, which was previously an Idol TCG named Only You and a Jrock TCG named Media Junky. Rockin' Nippon was officially opened for prejoin on August 18, 2014 and the official opening was on September 1, 2014.
What is a TCG?Online Trading Card Games are similar to the trading cards you knew as a child. Rather than playing in person and collecting cards from packs at the store, you collect everything online. The goal is to collect all of the cards you like, also know as mastering a deck. Online TCGs are free to play, a lot of fun, and very addictive! Interested in joining? Check out the rest of this section before moving on to the join form!
Trade PostBefore you join, you need a place to store your stuff, also know as a trade post. To make life easier for you and for your fellow TCG members, you should separate your cards, at least into groups of keeping and trading. You are also required to keep a detailed card log, showing how you got every card. The final thing you need on your site is a way to contact you, either a form or an email link, so you can trade.
CardsThere are several types of cards at Rockin' Nippon. The majority of decks are 20 cards a deck and are worth 1. These are "regular" cards.
|Group Artist||Band Member||Solo Artist||Promotional Video|
General Card Naming Guide:
- Group Artist: bandname## (e.g. direngrey01, morningmusume01)
- Solo Artists & Band Members with full names: fullname## (e.g. nishikidoryo01, kusumikoharu01)
- Artists with a single name or unique solo name: artistname## (e.g. dlite01, yui01)
- Band Members with a common single name: bandname-stagename## (e.g. malicemizer-mana01, girlsgeneration-jessica01)
- Promotional Videos: artistname-pvname## (momusu-passwordis001, direngrey-jessica01)
Photoshoot Decks are worth 2 and have 10 cards per deck. You can trade 2 regular cards for one special card. The naming for the photshoot cards follows the following format: artist-ps-deckname##. These are also known as "special" cards.
Member Cards, however, are worth 0, but each member has an infinite supply of their own member card, and can freely trade it with each member once. That is, Ayay cannot have two copies of Megumi's card.
Member cards can only be traded with other member cards.
Member Cards can be obtained when you join or through the member card form if you did not fill in that field when you joined.
Event Cards are worth 0 and are untradeable.
CurrencyFor currency at Rockin' Nippon, we are using Musical Notes. If you were a member during the original run of Music Station, these might look familiar to you. You can exchange them for pins on the forums. These pins can be permanent power-ups, temporary power-ups or card packs.
Levels & Level UpsWhen you join Rockin Nippon, you begin at level one and work your way up through the levels. The requirements for each level are posted here. The rewards for leveling up are 1 regular card(s) of choice, 3 random regular cards.
Once you get to Singles Collection, you can request a custom badge on the forums to be made. If you max both your level and your rank, you can also request an event card to be made in your honour. Also, when you max your level, you can also receive royalties every x amount of cards -- please check the level-up form when you get to Singles Collection for the values
RanksRanks are an additional level up system that is completely optional. The requirements for each ranks are posted here. The rewards for ranking up are 2 regular card(s) of choice, 4 random regular cards, and 2 random special cards.
Once you get to Best Album, you can request a custom badge on the forums to be made. If you max both your level and your rank, you can also request an event card to be made in your honour.
MasteringOnce you have collecting all of the cards in a deck, you have mastered the deck. This means you cannot trade away any of these cards (except for doubles, of course) but you will receive some rewards for doing so. For every card deck you master, you receive 2 regular card(s) of choice, 3 random regular cards, and 1 random special cards.
When you master a deck, you also receive a mastery badge for the deck you mastered:
CD ShopFor every 30 points you trade in the TCG, you receive rewards and a CD! This is similar to stamp cards, except you get an extra CD instead of only getting card rewards. Fill up more stamp cards, and earn more CDs for your collection! Acquire your CDs through the forums please~.
- Regular worth 1 cards = 1 point per card traded
- Member Cards = 1 point per card traded
- Photoshoot Cards = 2 points per card traded
For members who want to keep track of their trades via stamp cards, please go to the stamp Card Gallery
For our CD shop gallery, go here.
Fanclub BadgesFanclub badges are something you can earn every 6 masteries of any specific artist. There are no perks for joining a fanclub; however, you do get extra rewards for collecting the same artist. For example, if you collect 6 decks of Morning Musume decks as listed on the artist pages, you get a custom fanclub badge, which will be displayed on your profile.
There are 5 levels per artist in total and you can join multiple fanclubs. Please check our the Fanclub Badges section of the forums for more detailed information.