Cardfight!! Vanguard (2018)

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: カードファイト!! ヴァンガード (2018)
German: Cardfight!! Vanguard
Spanish: Cardfight!! Vanguard
French: Cardfight!! Vanguard
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Type: TV
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 5, 2018 to May 4, 2019
Premiered: Spring 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Original
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.731 (scored by 60156,015 users)
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Ranked: #54932
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Popularity: #5643
Members: 13,817
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The main protagonist Sendou Aichi, is a timid and mundane third-year middle school boy. The thing that supported Aichi's heart, was the "Blaster Blade" card that he received as a child. It's an important rare card from "Vanguard", a card game with the imaginary world of "Planet Cray" as its stage. From the day he reunited with the person who gave him that card "Toshiki Kai", Aichi's everyday life began to change.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director, Storyboard
Itou, Fumio
Episode Director
Fujimoto, Yoshitaka
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hata, Yoshito
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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1: "Legendary" by Roselia (eps 1-26)
2: "Destiny Calls" by Ultra-Rare

Ending Theme

1: "GIFT from THE FIGHT!!" by Aichi Sendou (Tsubasa Yonaga) and Toshiki Kai (Takuya Saitou) (eps 1-12)
2: "Triangle Message" by Aichi Sendou (Tsubasa Yonaga), Toshiki Kai (Takuya Saitou), Ren Suzugamori (Atsushi Abe) (eps 13-26)
3: "Mainichi Climax☆ (毎日くらいまっくす☆)" by Milky Holmes (eps 27-38)

Episode Videos


Jun 6, 2021
Keep in mind that this review is written based only on anime (I know that this version comes from the manga.

After I finished watching the "original" story, I gave myself the opportunity to see the second version, which in my opinion is a little better "in some respects" than the first version.

Talking about the history would not be something so remarkable since if you saw the first version you will quickly understand that it only goes with some notary changes but they are not a big deal.

Regarding the characters, a very significant change is seen in the first place since the vast majority of characters ...
Mar 5, 2022
Amazing at advertising the card game. Ok story, but the characters are fun and very likable.

The fights are faster than the original and have less pauses in the fights. There is always something going on without unnecessary scenes.

The characters feel more alive and fun. The story was very amusing and the card fights at certain points made you feel tense, on the edge of your seat.

I say they did pretty well when trying to promote the game, because I for sure bought some cards and thought about buying more cards when I watched the show. I felt like I wanted to become the best ...
Nov 1, 2018
Preliminary (26/52 eps)
Okay, so it seems like I am the first one to write a review about this anime series.

First let's talk about the story. Now I am not reading the manga of this anime and I know that this is the second version of the anime adaptation of this story. I have watched the first version of this and I can say that there are some changes in the story. Now I won't talk abt this further because it will turn into a spoiler. The only thing that I can say for the story is it is still good in a way that makes me ...

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