Future Card Buddyfight

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Japanese: フューチャーカード バディファイト
English: Future Card Buddyfight
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Type: TV
Episodes: 64
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 4, 2014 to Apr 4, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Saturdays at 08:00 (JST)
Producers: Bushiroad
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Xebec, OLM
Source: Card game
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


Score: 6.721 (scored by 49224,922 users)
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Ranked: #53942
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Popularity: #5982
Members: 10,726
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An adaptation of the Future Card Buddyfight card game.

Future Card Buddyfight takes place in a more futuristic version of today. The card game connects to a parallel universe through special cards (Buddy Rare Cards) that act as portals. They bring monsters to Earth in order for them to become buddies with humans. Through friendship and courage, they take on and fight challenges, known as Buddyfights, where people of all ages have friendly non-hurtful competitions. The main character, Gaou Mikado has just started Buddyfighting. As the story progresses, Buddyfights are seeming to become a little too real...


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ikeda, Shigetaka
Ebina, Yasunori
Sound Director
Takahashi, Hideya
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nakashige, Shunsuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Card of the Future" by Suara & Psychic Lover (eps 1-46)
2: "Buddy Buddy BAAAAAN!! (バディバディBAAAAAN!!)" by Gaou Mikado (Marie Mizuno) & Baku Oomori (Shuuta Morishima) (eps 47-64)

Ending Theme

1: "Buddy Buddy Fight!" by Sora Tokui (eps 1-24)
2: "Natsuiro Fighting!! (夏色Fighting!!)" by Sora Tokui (eps 25-46)
3: "Shiny Up! (シャイニーアップ!)" by Hanako Mikado (Suzuko Mimori) (eps 47-??)


Apr 9, 2015
Yay! I have the honor of being the first review!

Future Card Buddyfight is a brilliant TCG anime that never takes itself too seriously. I find this show a lovable mesh of Pokemon meets Cardfight!! Vanguard.

In contrast to other card-based animes, the characters can actually "fight" in the battles instead of only shouting commands. The characters keep one partner only (exception: Gao), so no time-consuming episodes of them trying to fill their fighting rosters.

FCBF constantly uses the word "buddy" in any sentence possible. This could potentially annoy you (along with Gao's victory one-liners), or it might make you laugh at the sheer cheesiness. In ...
Jan 30, 2019
Well time to review something different for once.

Back when I was a teenager, I was re-introduced to card games thanks to little series called Cardfight Vanguard. The first season of Cardfight Vanguard was a pretty great show. I really adored the more grounded feel of the series as most of the Cardfight were won by still rather than lucky draws. It had great theme exploration such as not running away, communication, teamwork, redemption and understanding one another. The characters were the most part were nicely developed and likeable in they own way and the soundtrack while a bit repetitive at times was nicely executed.

The ...
Mar 15, 2017
Preliminary (3/64 eps)
This isn't the bottom of the barrel. We're through the barrel and plunging into cavernous depths previously unknown to man. This is garbage.

And that's the thing, too. There's no pretension of it being anything other than garbage. Everyone involved knew this was garbage pumped out to kill time on the airwaves and shill a third rate collectible card game. If the creators made a quick buck, I can respect their business sense. I can only muster respect for Future Card Buddyfight as a scam.

This show is as creatively bankrupt as it gets. All the cliches that Pokemon and its ilk have worn into the ground ...

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