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Cardfight!! Vanguard

Cardfight!! Vanguard

Alternative Titles

Japanese: カードファイト!! ヴァンガード

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 65
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2011 to Mar 31, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.371 (scored by 5247 users)
Ranked: #18272
Popularity: #1546
Members: 13,087
Favorites: 121
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

The protagonist of this story, Sendo Aichi, is a timid boy in his third year of middle school. He had been living his life looking backward rather than forward, trying not to stand out. However, he had one thing that kept him going - the "Blaster Blade," a card from a card game that was given to him when he was little. That card is the reason why he begins to engage in Card Fights, something that changes his life drastically.

The name of the card game is "Vanguard." The game takes place in a different planet called "Cray," and due to a never before seen play system, it becomes popular throughout the world.

Aichi, immediately attracted by Vanguard, meets friends such as Togura Misaki and Katsuragi Kamui, along with other rivals. Through friendly rivalry with them, Aichi begins to enjoy a fulfilling life. Aichi, however, has a goal: to once again battle with a Vanguard Fighter by the name of Kai Toshiki. Kai Toshiki is an aloof and cold-hearted high schooler who has outstanding abilities in the world of Vanguard. He is also the reason why Aichi started playing the game. For him, Toshiki is the person who saved him from his boring life and introduced him to Vanguard. In order to get better at Vanguard, Aichi puts his soul into it every day. He wishes that someday, he'll be able to battle Toshiki and have him recognize his worth.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Cardfight!! Vanguard
Sequel: Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit-hen

Characters & Voice Actors

Kai, Toshiki
Kai, Toshiki
Main
Kim, Yeong Seon
Korean
Kim, Yeong Seon
Satou, Takuya
Japanese
Satou, Takuya
...
Katsuragi, Kamui
Katsuragi, Kamui
Main
Ishikawa, Shizuka
Japanese
Ishikawa, Shizuka
O, In Seong
Korean
O, In Seong
Sendou, Aichi
Sendou, Aichi
Main
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Japanese
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Jeon, Gwang ju
Korean
Jeon, Gwang ju
...
Tokura, Misaki
Tokura, Misaki
Main
Day, Carol-Anne
English
Day, Carol-Anne
Kitta, Izumi
Japanese
Kitta, Izumi
...

Staff

Tsuji, Hatsuki
Director
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sea☆A
Theme Song Performance



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Aug 2, 2011
Alternative
Cardfight Vanguard in many ways is similar to other TCG anime such as Yu-Gi-Oh! But also has it's many differences. The card game aside, the biggest difference would be that the plot doesn't revolve around some evil power trying to destroy the world, but I'll get to that later.

Story: 9/10
This is probably what shocked me the most. I went in watching Vanguard with expectations that it would be bad and a downgraded version of Yu-Gi-Oh, but boy was I wrong. The story is about a kid who get's bullied in school, and someone has hope for him in the popular Card game at the time, read more
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Mar 31, 2012
Redfoxoffire
Final turn!

It becomes obvious pretty early on with Cardfight!! Vanguard that whoever said "Don't judge a book by its cover" was...clearly not talking about this show. Yes, Cardfight is a show you can and should judge by its cover, as that judgment will determine whether or not you should watch the show. But I'll get to that later. Let's run the bases:

The story is basically thus: people play card games. Or rather, card game. Vanguard is the "big thing" in the world of Cardfight, as one might expect. For at least half the series, this basic idea is what the show runs on. It occasionally read more
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Recommendations

Both Yugioh and Cardfight Vanguard emphasizes the game of card play in terms of its concept. The characters from both series are skilled duelists/players that engages against others using their skill, intellect, and strategy in order to win.

Throughout both series, the main male protagonist improves their skill through experience and watching others. They also are caring towards their friends and often tries to help out in the best way possible.

Both series' main protagonist also has a rival (although present differently). Along with that, they also have their own 'signature cards' that are noticeable throughout the series. Cardfight Vanguard does emphasis more on team play but both series deals with strategies to outwit opponents and respond accordingly.

Both are card games that include monsters and a way to calculate the amount of life you have left. They both attack by moving the card side ways.They both have to place the card on top of the other to evolve the monster.

Opening Theme

#1: "Vanguard" by JAM Project (eps 1-33)
#2: "Believe in my existence" by JAM project (eps 34-65)

Ending Theme

#1: "Diamond Star" (ダイヤモンドスター☆) by Natsuko Asou (eps 1-15)
#2: "Smash Up!!" by Hekiru Shiina (eps 16-25)
#3: "DREAM SHOOTER" by Sea☆A (eps 26-38)
#4: "Starting Again" by Sayaka Sasaki (eps 39-52)
#5: "Nakimushi TREASURES (泣き虫TREASURES)" by Milky Holmes (eps 53-65)
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