17, Dec, 21

MTG Reveals New Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Cards, Art and More

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Article at a Glance

Today was the much anticipated preview stream for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty! We’ve been covering all the little tidbits about the set that had been popping up all over the internet. Wizards showed off a LOT of amazing things today, so we’re going to go over them here!

Future Streams and Dates!

Wizards of the Coast

First off, there’s going to be a few follow up dates and streams to note on your calendar.

  • 1/11 – Kamigawa Creative Round Table: Stream talking about the story, setting, lore etc.
  • 1/11 – 1/21: Short stories will be published to fill in the 1200 year gap between the original Kamigawa and this Kamigawa
  • 1/24 – 1/26 – Kamiagawa Fiction: More stories that pertain to this Kamigawa
  • 1/27 – Kamigawa Debut Day: First day of Preview Season

Kamigawa Neon Dynasty Art

Next up, we have a couple pieces of art that were shown off during the stream.

Wizards of the Coast

First up we have Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire. Eiganjo is the headquarters of the Imperials, who still have a strong presence in Kamigawa.

Wizards of the Coast

Next up, we have Boseiju, Who Endures. Boseiju is the biggest tree that remains of the Jukai Forest. As time passed after the Kami War, modernization began to happen encroaching on the Jukai Forest, and as taller and taller buildings were built, Boseiju grew taller and taller. It’s still the highest point in the city of Towashi.

Wizards of the Coast

Lastly, we have the Art that we saw on the official Instragram today. We talked a bit about the art, but now we have some clarification around what we’re seeing. After the Kami War, Ryusei was the only dragon to survive. Ryusei brought back Jugan to life, and the two of them restored the other 3. So while these aren’t the same dragons we saw from original Kamigawa, this is their new forms.

In addition to the art, we also got the set symbol revealed as well.

Wizards of the Coast

The set symbol is very Japanese inspired, showing the sun rising over a mountain range.


I know the thing you’re all waiting for is the new cards! So let’s take a look at them!

Kaito Shizuki

First up we have our new planeswalker, Kaito Shizuki! Kaito is a Ninja planeswalker, who costs 1UB and has 3 starting loyalty. One thing that’s really cool about Kaito is that he actually Phases out the turn he enters play, which is VERY strong. He’s protecting himself and giving you an opportunity to set up a proper defense. There are 3 versions of this card, with the 3rd version (done by a well known artist) being shown off today at 8 PM PST over on the Japanese MTG Twitter account.

Atsushi, the Blazing Sky

Next up is Atsushi, the Blazing Sky. Atsushi is a direct descendant of Ryusei. I don’t see anything bad to say about this. This is a VERY competitive dragon generating you mana or cards when it dies. I expect that this will definitely be played across multiple formats. This is the first dragon in the cycle!

Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos

Next up we have Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos. This is the same Hidetsugu that we all know and love from cards like Heartless Hidetsugu and Hidetsugu’s Second Rite, but now upgraded with Demon powers. Hidetsugu consumed the Oni that he worshiped, thus giving him some crazy powers. The “fancy” art that you see on the right is the Soft Glow treatment, which has some very nice flourishes, but Wizards didn’t stop at just this art style.

Say hello to the Neon Ink Treatment. As you can see, these are the same styling as the Soft Glow treatment, but now colored with a VERY bright neon color and foiling treatment. The pictures don’t do the card justice whatsoever, but there’s a DailyMTG Article that shows a gif of the card. The yellow version of the card is a WPN Premium Game Store exclusive.

As for the Blue, Green and Red versions, these can only be found in Collector Boosters. Less than 1% of collector’s boosters will have one of these 3 versions. Blue is the most common, with Red being the least, and the frequency of these is roughly halved when going from Blue to Green and Green to Red each.

The last thing that the team showed off today is honestly the coolest thing that we saw in the stream.

Ukiyo-e Basic Lands

These are the Ukiyo-e Basic Lands. These are the Full Art basic lands for the set. Wizards of the Coast worked with Kagedo, a Japanese Art Studio, to have art done for these basics and many other cards in this set. This was the same studio that did the art for the Japanese Art Mystical Archive cards.

There are 2 versions of each land type, one showing the more Nature focused expressions of the land, and the other showing a more inhabited, urban centers for each of the colors. These lands will be in both foil and non-foil. They can be found in about 1/3 of all draft and set boosters, and can be found in each Collector Booster pack in foil.

READ MORE: MTG Reveals New Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Teaser Video

And that’s it! That’s all that they showed off today. Definitely go and head over to the DailyMTG Article to check out more information about what happened on stream today, and check the stream out as well! There was bunch of questions asked from the community during the Q&A section that is worth a watch! Also make sure to check out Preview Gallery to stay up to date with all the previews as they come out!

*MTG Rocks is supported by its audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more