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[RD/KP10] The Hit-and-Run Heist of the Heartless Hounds!

Bochi’s assassin guild strategy is also a requiem for true destruction!

General Note:

Bochi’s Deck theme is called 邪犬 (Jaken) which plays on Jaken which means cruel, heartless, hard-hearted (or ideas that reject the cause and effect preached in Buddhist Dharma). I’m going with Heartless Hound, but Cruel Canine or Fiendish Fido or Merciless Mutt would work as well.

Its name seems to come from Bochi’s style of martial arts, 邪犬愛凶拳 (Jaken Aikyou Ken, lit. Evil Dog Love Evil Fist).

RD/KP10-JP031 邪犬雷帝ドライヌ Jaken Raitei Drainu (Heartless Hound Thunder Emperor Drainu)
Level 7 DARK Beast-Warrior Effect Monster
ATK 2400
DEF 1500
[REQUIREMENT] None
[EFFECT] Send the top 2 cards of your Deck to the GY. If you activate this effect during your Main Phase this card was Normal or Special Summoned, you can also choose 1 Level 6 or lower Beast-Warrior Normal Monster in your GY and Special Summon it to your field face-up.

Note: I’m not sure, but I think this card is referencing the god Indra with the In part switched to the back. I think he’s holding a Vajra? And Inu is well, Japanese for Dog.

RD/KP10-JP032 邪犬武闘神シバ Jaken Butoushin Shiba (Heartless Hound Martial Deity Shiba/Heartless Hound Martial Master Shiba)
Level 8 DARK Beast-Warrior Effect Monster
ATK 2500
DEF 1800
[REQUIREMENT] You can activate this during your Main Phase this card was Normal or Special Summoned.
[EFFECT] Choose 1 Level 5 to 7 Beast-Warrior monster in your GY and Special Summon it to your field face-up.

Note: This card is a play on the Shiba breed of dog, and Shiva, the god of destruction for the universal balance in the Hindu faith. (The general belief is that there is a cycle of creation, preservation, and destruction in Hinduism, and Shiva represents the natural need for things to be destroyed so that new things may be created.)

RD/KP10-JP006 邪犬銃撃ガンドッグ Jaken Juugeki Gundog (Heartless Hound Blaster Gundog)
Level 4 DARK Beast-Warrior Normal Monster
ATK 1300
DEF 1400
あらゆる敵に水鉄砲で応戦する邪犬。仲間からの信頼はポチポチ。
(A Heartless Hound who fights all his foes with a water pistol. The trust of his allies is… so-so.)

RD/KP10-JP007 邪犬抜刀ブルドッス Jaken Battou Bulldosu (Heartless Hound Blade Bulldosu)
Level 4 DARK Beast-Warrior Normal Monster
ATK 1400
DEF 400
野太い声で凄みを利かせる邪犬。威嚇の効果はボチボチ。
(A Heartless Hound who threatens with a throaty deep voice. His ability to intimidate others is… so-so.)

Note: This card is named after a Bulldog and a nickname for the Aikuchi dagger, the “Dosu” or “Doss” (ドッス).

RD/KP10-JP008 邪犬闘打カイケンナックル Jaken Touda Kaiken Knuckle (Heartless Hound Striker Kai Ken Knuckle)
Level 4 DARK Beast-Warrior Normal Monster
ATK 1500
DEF 0
やる気に満ち溢れ無茶をしがちな若手筆頭の邪犬。握力はボチボチ。
(A young Heartless Hound who is extremely motivated, but also pretty reckless. The strength of his grip is… so-so.)

Note: Kai Ken is a rare protected breed of dog in Japan, that is considered something of a national treasure.

RD/KP10-JP009 邪犬銃撃チャカチャウ Jaken Jyuugeki Chakachow (Heartless Hound Blaster Chaka Chow Chow)
Level 6 DARK Beast-Warrior Normal Monster
ATK 800
DEF 2100
普段はそうでもないが怒ると怖い邪犬。やる気はボチボチ。
(A scary Heartless Hound who usually isn’t so scary, until he really gets angry. His determination is… so-so.)

Note: チャカ is a word for pistol. A Chow Chow is a breed of dog originally from northern China.

RD/KP10-JP010 邪犬極刀ダンビラメシアン Jaken Gokutou Danbiramatian (Heartless Hound Apex Katana Danbiramatian)
Level 7 DARK Beast-Warrior Normal Monster
ATK 2400
DEF 1500
ポチポチな部下達を取り仕切る邪犬の極み。切れ味がワンダフル。
(The apex of the Heartless Hounds who presides over his clumsy so-so subordinates. His proficiency is quite woofderful.)

Note: ダンビラ is a term that basically… it’s another way of saying sword, and jargon wise it ties into the other swords used by the rest of the Heartless Hounds’ sword fighters. This card is also named after the well known breed of dog called Dalmatians.

RD/KP10-JP050 ワンダフル邪犬 Wanderful Jaken (Woofderful Heartless Hound)
Normal Spell Card
[REQUIREMENT] If you control 2 or more face-up Beast-Warrior monsters, you can activate this.
[EFFECT] Send the top 4 cards of your Deck to the GY. If you sent 4 Beast-Warrior monsters to the GY with this effect, you can also choose 1 face-up monster you control, it gains 1200 ATK until the end of the turn.

Note: ワン is the sound of a dog barking in Japan.

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