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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
Premiered: Winter 2011
Broadcast: Saturdays at 08:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.261 (scored by 9,297 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #23952
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1733
Members: 22,410
Favorites: 188
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Episodes: /65

Synopsis

Cardfight!! Vanguard features a world where the game Cardfight!! Vanguard has becoming the latest craze among trading card games, becoming a part of everyday life for people all over the world. The game is not limited to Earth alone; battles between the creatures used by the players take place on another planet called Cray.

The story begins with Aichi Sendou, a timid middle schooler whose meek attitude often leaves him a target for bullies. Aichi was given a very rare card, "Blaster Blade", when he was very young. It's his one treasure that gives him hope. That is, until it gets taken from him. Although Aichi has never played Cardfight!! Vanguard before, he challenges the thief to a game in order to win the "Blaster Blade" back. This high-stakes game quickly draws Aichi into the world of Vanguard battles, which will test and change his worth as both a player and a person.

Background

Cardfight!! Vanguard, like many Bushiroad franchises, features crossover cameo appearances of characters from other Bushiroad series. Specifically, the four main characters of Tantei Opera Milky Holmes appear throughout the series. Likewise, the some characters from Cardfight!! Vanguard appear in an episode of Future Card Buddyfight. The series also has a manga spin-off, a radio show, a novel and video games.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sendou, Aichi
Sendou, Aichi
Main
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Japanese
Yonaga, Tsubasa
Tokura, Misaki
Tokura, Misaki
Main
Kitta, Izumi
Japanese
Kitta, Izumi
Kai, Toshiki
Kai, Toshiki
Main
Satou, Takuya
Japanese
Satou, Takuya
Katsuragi, Kamui
Katsuragi, Kamui
Main
Ishikawa, Shizuka
Japanese
Ishikawa, Shizuka

Staff

Tsuji, Hatsuki
Tsuji, Hatsuki
Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Umemoto, Yui
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard
Kimiya, Shigeru
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

ichiroujis
Aug 2, 2011
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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Florete
Mar 31, 2012
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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chocolate20
Nov 12, 2011
An interesting, but underrated anime show that deserves more recognition. The common misconception about anime card shows is that they are only for kids and they don't have good stories. I walked into this show initially because I watched Yugioh and I liked the character art, but the anime has gotten me hooked within the first few episodes.

Story: 7/10

There are pros and cons to the story, but It generally remains in a positive light. It's a story about growth as both a person and a player. It is nice to see how Aichi starts off timid and grows stronger and braver as the series progress. read more
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Nasty001
Apr 20, 2011
After the 8th episode, I've decided to completely drop this anime, reason, is that it simply follows the card battles done in the original 'Yu Gi Oh" franchise, the differences were too minimal and already things are just too predictable, in fact, every episode seems to have similarities of any "Yu Gi Oh" franchise. So why all the 5's, well, let's me discuss it:

Story: mediocre number 5.

Ok, so it's all about a muchacho who get's into a cardfight in order to prove something to himself. All too common to a protagonist in every "Yu Gi Oh" season.

Art: Mediocre number 5.

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