CARDS: YU-GI-OH! TCG Promo Cards!


To celebrate the launch of our new digital manga magazine, Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha has joined forces with with Konami to delight Duelists and manga fans with a special offer!

Tired of buying SHONEN JUMP, only to find some naughty Duelist swiped the free card out of the magazine? Frustrated that you just ripped your favorite manga magazine up while peeling the card off the page? Then worry no more! Fans that sign up for an annual membership to Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha will receive Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG game cards! Four promotional cards throughout the year will be delivered to your doorstep before it's released anywhere else.


There has been a slight hold-up with the mailing of the cards. They are set to go out on August 27. Expect to receive your cards at the earliest by end of next week, but most everyone should be receiving it sometime around beginning of September.


We have just received word that Slifer the Sky Dragon was sent out today (August 27, 2012), so expect to receive your cards soon!

Sign up and become an annual member to
Weekly SHONEN JUMP Alpha today!


Related Links:
Yu-Gi-Oh! TCG Official Site


Submitted by Majora on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:48

I am hoping that SJ will give out more machine types. I'd love to get a Clockwork Shinigami, or maybe Number 15: Gimmick Puppet Giant Killer. Also, I have a good feeling that SJ will release a Slifer the Sky Dragon Card (no promises).

Submitted by John Bae on Tue, 03/20/2012 - 16:10

Good suggestions. When choosing a promo card for SJ, I've been putting up polls on pojo to help us decide. Of course we have other resources to consider when choosing cards, but usually the polls are very helpful in gauging what the fans want. However, I think this next time around, we'll conduct a poll of our own on this site. Thanks!

Submitted by UchihaFire17 on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 10:24

My subscription is suppose to end in August so i transferred it to sj alpha. I saw many people asked this before but i didn't see anyone answer. Sorry if i skipped it but will i be receiving a promo card when it comes out or will i not be qualified for it due to the annual subscription term? please let me know, Thank you.

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 10:55

You will recieve ALPHA promo cards for the duration of your membership to SJ ALPHA. For example, if you have a six-month membership, then you will receive all cards that are released during that time period (most likely 2 or 3). If you have a one-year membership, then you will definitely get 4 cards.

Submitted by Gothamninja394 on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 15:33

I'm a member now, so how do I get my promo cards?

Submitted by John Bae on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 15:35
Submitted by Gothamninja394 on Wed, 03/21/2012 - 16:18

How do I become one?

Submitted by jimaz9080 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 05:33

ive been waiting for new cards and still havent seen any.

Submitted by John Bae on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 10:22

May to June.

Submitted by ABice123 on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:28

ya i've signed up
but i never got anything from yal

Submitted by John Bae on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 11:59

See my response right above your post!

Submitted by Banzel82 on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 17:44

Hello, I am a member of Shonen Jump Alpha since January. SJ have send me emails and letters in the mail for SJ Alpha, and if I sign up before Jan 30 2012 that I would receive two cards plus an XYZ Number 16: shock master. I have not receive any cards???? please help....

Submitted by foxroano9T on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 22:18

I did the same thing and never heard of this before. The Shock Master was in the paper Shonen Jump I believe. I have a lot of YGO cards from these past issues.

Submitted by Edintukey on Sat, 03/24/2012 - 19:24

Do I have to sign up for a year issue before I get the cards or just I just get them for signing up

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 09:38

You have to sign up for a year-long ALPHA membership to get the promo cards. Or if you're a print subscriber, if you transfer over your subscription, you will receive cards for however long you're ALPHA membership lasts (for example, if you get the six-month membership, you will get the cards that are released during that time period.)

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 09:37

You should receive SHOCK MASTER, the first ALPHA promo, sometime May-June.

Submitted by MasterJC on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 10:16

So how do I get them

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 09:17
Submitted by sooko169 on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:41

when do the cards come out?

Submitted by fullmetalalchemist75 on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 07:29

I do not care I am just going to give them to some one else just because that person likes them for the artwork and because they are shiny

Submitted by KRISKING4492 on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 10:03

I just became a member of Alpha, will I recieve these cards? when are the four cards going to be sent out to us, are they in relation to the seasons of the year?

Submitted by Bystander on Wed, 03/28/2012 - 20:30

Shouldn't this card be shipping now since the anime episode featuring this card is airing this weekend?

Submitted by Trunks20 on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:11

When does slifer come out

Submitted by John Bae on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 10:23

Please read my comment about SHOCK MASTER a few posts up.

Also, about the next promo for ALPHA, that will be announced at a later date. We're still on SHOCK MASTER.

Submitted by pandarlay on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:57

very happy

Submitted by Nathannoel on Sat, 03/31/2012 - 11:04

Can anyone tell me how you be a member please

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 09:16

Sign up at for an annual membership and you will then become a member.

Submitted by shadowdragon960 on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 18:25

ya just wondering when do we get the cards that normally come with sj. because knowing my mail carriers the cards may get bent and well i would not like that. i was just glad when i got my shooting quasar dragon card from sj and it was not bent lol. but ya does the cards just come in the mail like normal or what???

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 04/02/2012 - 09:19

Follow those instructions to make sure you'll get the cards, which will come out 4 times a year throughout the year. The first card will be shipped out sometime May-June.

Submitted by KingAJ on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 06:30

nice i like this .

Submitted by Gralnick on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 14:16

I just subscribed yesterday and i cant wait for my quezar and sephylon to come. Does anyone know how long it will take?

Submitted by John Bae on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 09:58

Those were the last two cards of the PRINT magazine's promo subscription pack. They are not for ALPHA. ALPHA's first card is NUMBER 16: SHOCK MASTER, which will be sent out sometime around May-June.

Submitted by Gralnick on Sun, 04/08/2012 - 11:39

Wait, so i dont get cards for subscribing?

Submitted by Gralnick on Sun, 04/08/2012 - 11:42

Was it 4 cards per year in the print version?

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 11:04

ALPHA members get four cards throughout the year.

Submitted by emiller on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 19:37

i am a member and when will i get thee card?

Submitted by John Bae on Fri, 04/06/2012 - 13:58

Please read the previous responses. Your answers are all there.

Submitted by cloudude on Sun, 04/08/2012 - 02:34

Oh I can't wait for those cards! But what sucks about this is that we won't be able to get more copies :\

Submitted by vraptorsteel on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 13:45

I can't wait either! I have a small amount of xyzs and about fifteen or so decks. I "glitched" the send of the magazines (I didn't do anything, though), and I got two of the same issues, both with the card in them. I don't know what went wierd with that, but writing this just made me think about copies here. maybe make two plus email accounts and subscribe twice. if there are kinks, don't blame my logic!

Submitted by darkwolf1 on Sun, 04/08/2012 - 23:07

Yea i have the magazine subscription, and now im on here, so how do i get this stuff?

Submitted by hiimcarl9 on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 09:46

does anyone know what cards there will be?

Submitted by vraptorsteel on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 13:39

IDK except that the 1st one will be number 19(i think): shock master. not nessessarily with the "I think" part, but it could be a different "number" monster.

Submitted by Gralnick on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:08

Its actually #17, but im not tryin to be a goody 2 shoes.

Submitted by Gralnick on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:09

I feel stupid, its 16.

Submitted by WWW.DEREK9614 on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 11:29

They should be sending us one every month and not just cards maybe a pin-up.

Submitted by Gralnick on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 12:49

I also hope slifer comes out. On yugioh wiki it said that troposphere was gonna come after number 16. Is that true? Also will we have to pay for shipping?

Submitted by John Bae on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 12:53

No. That is not true. The next card will be announced in a couple weeks.

Submitted by spitfire819 on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 13:29

i hope my cards fit in with my decks ( dragunity,infernity,gravekeepers, and dragons collide)

Submitted by vraptorsteel on Mon, 04/09/2012 - 13:35

how did you get an infernity deck? i haz a b-wing deck from all the packs i got, iz that the same with you?

Submitted by Gralnick on Tue, 04/17/2012 - 17:10

I really hope that the cards help my evol deck.