Kayou Naruto cards are relatively new, but the artwork on them is pretty cool. Here is the ultimate guide with everything you need to know.
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Are Kayou cards official?
There is a lot of contention on whether or not Kayou are official Naruto cards, and the answer is they are legit… in China. The cards are manufactured by Kayou and are officially licensed by Pierrot China, the studio that owns the licenses to Naruto and other anime.
Where Do You Buy Kayou Boxes & Packs?
If you can’t go to Toys R Us China, your best bet is to buy them on AliExpress. These boxes can take 2-5 weeks to arrive depending on where you live, and the price can’t be beat.
Another good option is to check out an app called Whatnot. The Whatnot app allows sellers to list singles, packs, and even booster boxes to sell in auctions. Sellers can even rip open packs for you live on their streams. This invite link will give us both credit to use in the app.
What are the Kayou Naruto card rarities?
Kayou Naruto Card rarity tier list in ranked order from least to most rare:
What is the Best Kayou Booster Box?
The best Kayou Naruto booster box has to be the tier 4 boxes because of the higher pull rates.
If you’re on a tighter budget the tier 2.5 boxes are fun to open with 50 packs in the box and some decent pulls.
Booster boxes go from tier 1-4 with the first tier having the least hits and the fourth having the most amount of hits per box. Remember that UR rare and up are considered hits.
The sets came out in 5 different waves, and starting with wave 2 each tier got their own exclusive rarity.
Each Tier 1 booster box comes with 36 of the 1 yuan packs. There’s not much to say about these except that the chances of getting a hit are lower than the other tiers.
GP is exclusive to tier 1 starting in wave 2.
Tier 2 boxes come with 30 of the 2 yuan booster packs. Every tier 2 pack comes with four R-rarity cards and one SR or higher.
Starting in wave 4 these packs have the chance of pulling ZR kayou cards. In wave 2 and up there’s a chance at the CR rarity.
Tier 2.5 is a special tier with only one box that’s also called the Itachi cloud box. There are 50 packs inside and each pack has a chance at pulling a gold CP rare. It’s worth it if your hunting the exclusive CP cards.
Tier 3 booster boxes are nice for the price. They come with 20 of the 5-yuan packs and good chances at hits. Each pack comes with a see-through TR or TGR card with chibi artwork, two Rs, one SR, and an SSR or better.
The rainbow NR cards can only be pulled from tier 3 starting at wave 2. I’ve personally pulled SP and MR rarities from tier 3, so I think they’re pretty good.
The tier 4 booster boxes are by far the best boxes to buy. They come with only 18 booster packs, but every other pack has a hit. Each pack comes with a tier-exclusive hologram HR card, two Rs, an SR, and an SSR or higher.
Starting at wave 2, you also have a chance at pulling a BP rare which is exclusive to tier 4. There’s also a chance at pulling the rainbow SLR cards which are exclusive to only tier 4 and EX packs.
The second printing of tier 4 wave 4 is also the only way to pull the special 20th anniversary promo card featuring the 7th Hokage Naruto and childhood Naruto.
EX (Rainbow) Packs
The Kayou Scroll of Youth specialty set is the ultimate collectors item for Naruto fans.
It includes two branded “brick” slabs to hold two Boruto and Naruto SCR promo cards. It also comes with two special encased Boruto and Naruto coins, sleeves, an art print, and three packs.
The packs include one guaranteed SP card and a chance at a BP rare card.
Heaven & Earth Gift Scroll
The 11.11 Heaven and Earth Scroll from Kayou contains one branded “brick” slab to hold your favorite card. The gift set comes with one guaranteed SP card. It also comes with two special packs with one guaranteed special SV card.
In one of the special packs is a chance to pull a gold SV chase card.
Can you grade Kayou cards?
PSA does not grade Kayou cards. Beckett was grading Kayou Naruto but has recently stopped accepting them.
Right now your best bet is to use MNTs grading service to slab up your cards.
How to Protect Your Naruto Cards
You just spent your hard-earned cash on these collectibles. The last thing you want is to dent them up. There are a few different ways to protect your cards.
Personally I like to use KMC Perfect fit sleeves for kayou. This makes it easy to slide into a binder collection, outer sleeves, or top loaders.
For ungraded cards that I want to display, I like using one-touch magnetic holders. They’re premium and look fire on your desk or display shelf.