South Korea's Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards Are Unexpectedly Sad

Yu-Gi-Oh! is fun. The trading card game from Konami is fun too. So why is Korea's version an out-of-the-blue bummer?

Recently on 2ch, Japan's largest forum, one member uploaded photos of a Korean Yu-Gi-Oh! pack. Let's have a look.

Here's the pack (obviously).



Business as usual, until...

You get to the missing child card. Yeah. This is truly sad and makes opening a pack of Yu-Gi-Oh! cards an unexpected downer. (Of course, this is not even vaguely near to the terrible sadness the parents of these missing children must feel, and I am most certainly not implying such.)

This has been going on for a while now, it seems. And others have noticed this as well (here, here, and here).

On these cards, there is a URL for, which is the country's National centre for Missing Children.

I'd imagine parents of missing children would do anything to get their children back — and my heart goes out of them. And, in a way, this is kind of like putting missing children on the back of milk cartons.

That being said, are the kids who buy these Yu-Gi-Oh! cards really supposed to look for other missing kids? Does that happen? Honestly, I'm not sure, but I do hope it's working, though, and that missing kids are being found.

韓国のトレーディングカード恐すぎワロエナイ [2ch]


    Wow, truly impressive that the effort has been put in by Konami to include these cards in their packs. This sort of thing in a Western World country would likely detract customers from their cards.

    Last edited 04/05/13 5:44 am

      Yeah, that takes some serious balls. I know a lotta folks would shy away from something if it kept pissing in their cereal like that. (Eg: 'I get that there's an endless deluge of human misery and suffering out there, but doesn't that make it especially important for me to fully take advantage of any moment I can enjoy true, distracted, oblivious enjoyment? Bumming me out doesn't actually help anyone.')

      Konami are such cuties.

      Seriously, I love Konami; always have, always will, and this just perpetuates that love.

      Last edited 07/05/13 1:01 pm

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