Nintendo’s eShop cards are something any fan would recognize on store shelves, but in Japan the amount and depth of designs goes far beyond what we see in America. While the usual Mario faire can be found, fans of the likes of Fire Emblem and Mother can find designs just for them if they look hard enough. Now a couple more series are added to that list, and they’re for fans of all things cute.

Animal Crossing has long been supported by 7-Eleven stores in Japan, and that continues for this 3,000 yen eShop card. With K.K. Slider, Isabelle, and plenty of friendly villagers on a town square background, it’s the perfect way to reconnect with your handheld home away from home.

As for Kirby, the 25th Anniversary love is seemingly never ending with this 1,500 yen design exclusive to Lawson convenience stores. Kirby and Waddle Dee are getting into some of the chain’s most known and popular products on a soft white background, save the familiar anniversary emblem. This is the second Lawson Kirby card, but with its focus on the store’s own goods it highlights Kirby’s own known adaptability.

If you find yourself in Japan soon, remember that the Switch is region free and keep an eye out for these and other cards to add to your Nintendo collection.

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

Ricky Berg