＜Anime＞ ＜Game＞ ＜Board Game＞
Yellow Submarine Magic Cards ★ Hyper Arena is a professional trading card game (TCG) shop, one of three HOBBY BASE YELLOW SUBMARINE shops in Akihabara. Besides purchasing and selling trading cards, users may choose from a wide variety of protective card sleeves, storage cases, binders, and more accessories.
TCG brands sold are mainly Magic: The Gathering, Yu-gi-oh!, Vanguard, Weiss Schwartz, Z/X, WIXOSS, and more. Especially popular are the Magic: The Gathering cards. Besides selling new deck boxes, booster packs, and fat packs, the store also offers used cards.
Pictured here are Yu-gi-oh!, Weiss Schwartz, and Rakuen Logic, which has been gaining popularity recently.
Also popular among foreign customers is the new Fire Emblem Cipher series, especially favored among Nintendo’s Fire Emblem fans.
Shown are protective sleeves for cards. Customers may choose from standard ones that are transparent to sleeves printed with different characters. According to the store clerk, customers have different preferences when it comes to choosing standard card sleeves, as even transparent card sleeves have different thickness, feel, and ease in inserting cards depending on the brand.
Shown are protective card cases. The inside of the case is lined with suede to protect the cards from scratches. There are cases with cowhide exterior as well as snake skin-patterned ones.
Binder-type cases are widely used for collecting purposes. Although these cases do not store as many cards as box-type cases, these instead make the cards easily viewable.
There are also cardboard box cases for cheaply storing cards in large quantities. One that can store a thousand cards costs only 432 yen (tax included). Since the box can store thin deck cases too, users may store their own decks as-is.
Inside the store is a large playing space. On weekdays the play space is only available if you buy the goods, but on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, to utilize the area customers can pay 300 yen, show a receipt that shows single card purchase of more than 500 yen, or show a receipt for support goods of more than 1,500 yen. Besides customers who simply want to play their newly-bought cards on the spot, there is always some kind of tournament going on, including weekdays, according to the store clerk.
- NAME: Yellow Submarine Magic Cards ★ Hyper Arena
- Address: Akihabara Super Bld. 7F, 1-11-5, Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021
- HOURS OF OPERATION: Weekdays 11:30 - 23:00, Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays 10:30 - 23:00