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Cardfight!! Vanguard

Alternative Titles

English: Cardfight!! Vanguard
Japanese: カードファイト!! ヴァンガード


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


Score: 7.171 (scored by 14,927 users)
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Ranked: #30752
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Popularity: #2298
Members: 35,386
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Cardfight!! Vanguard features a world where the game Cardfight!! Vanguard is 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.


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


Tsuji, Hatsuki
Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Tokumoto, Yoshinobu
Episode Director

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#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)

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Mar 31, 2012
Florete (All reviews)
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
Dec 13, 2018
TakamakiJoker (All reviews)
When I watched Cardfight Vanguard for the first time thanks to YouTube advertisements I absolutely loved it. I thought the story was great and well written, I adored the characters and I loved the soundtrack. Yeah, the production values were not that great but least it was tolerable. Cardfight Vanguard Season 1 is one of my favourite anime alongside with Code Geass, Clannad and Slayers. However, I was 14 years old when first watched Cardfight Vanguard and I was still developing my tastes. Fast forward 6 years later in the year 2018 where my tastes in anime have grown, I decided to re-watch Cardfight Vanguard read more
Dec 12, 2017
Takeshi_Fukato (All reviews)
Vanguard is currently a very popular card game and I can even argue that it can surpass its predecessors and the game has no one to thank but this show for introducing it to the world.

The story is nothing great but instead to me it is the characters who really make this show great.Not only are they relatable but they each have their own stories and goals.

Lets start off with the main character Aichi Sendou.As he is the main protagonist of the show he carries alot of responsibilities and I am happy to say that he does it well as he is very relatable and read more
Jul 11, 2019
Shin0a (All reviews)
Although I really liked the show as a kid, I was still surprised with the new adaptation, even if I didn't like it as much, it had a lot of new stuff that made certain aspects WAY more entertaining while others are worse.

For Example, the Story. I'd give the Story a 6/10. There's very little nuance and everything is very laid out for you, as well as Aichi starting as basically a god of the game after only playing a few times was very immersion-breaking. In the original series, Aichi, for the first few games, is complete ass. And that is great, because it makes read more


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