Cardfight!! Vanguard: overDress

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Synonyms: Cardfight!! Vanguard: Over Dress
Japanese: カードファイト!! ヴァンガード overDress


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2021 to Jun 26, 2021
Premiered: Spring 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 08:00 (JST)
Producers: Bushiroad
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Source: Original
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.891 (scored by 37763,776 users)
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Ranked: #95482
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Popularity: #5250
Members: 11,857
Favorites: 52

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Shy and timid in nature, 15-year-old Yu-yu Kondou is constantly pressured by his wacky sisters to fulfill their unreasonable requests. One day, they force their brother to crossdress for the sake of their own entertainment, prompting him to run away from home. Following a series of unexpected events, Yu-yu encounters a friendly girl Megumi Ookura, who introduces him to Team Blackout—a group of individuals deeply involved in a card game called Cardfight Vanguard.

As he increasingly connects with the members of Team Blackout—Danji Momoyama, Zakusa Ishigame, Tomari Seto, and Megumi herself—Yu-yu discovers a whole new and exciting world, one he could have never imagined without the help of his newfound friends.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Mori, Satoshi
Director, Series Composition
Kubota, Takehiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
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Opening Theme

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"ZEAL of proud" by Roselia

Ending Theme

1: "Y" by Argonavis (eps 1-5, 7-12)
2: "BREAK IT DOWN" by GYROAXIA (eps 6)

Jun 26, 2021
ralphdro (All reviews)
To keep things short: Vanguard overDress is a breath of fresh air injected in a considerably old franchise.

As someone who watched and loved the first series back in 2011, and tried some of the subsequent ones, it was really nice to see overDress not following the same old formula. There is no first episode explaining the rules, there is no old characters making cameos, it is all new and it is all different.

The biggest difference between this and the older animes ("If" may be an exception here), is that it is not a story ABOUT Vanguard told USING Vanguard. It is a story about these read more
Jul 5, 2021
shadowmellow (All reviews)

Vanguard OverDress is a reboot/relaunch of the long running Cardfight Vanguard franchise and now that its first cour has run its course I can safely say I can see where they’re going while also having no idea who this series is for.


The story starts with Yuyu, a young teen who is a bit of a pushover who gets introduced to the world of Vanguard and joins a team that meets up in an abandoned amusement park near his town. On the surface its about how Yuyu grows more confident and learns to stand up for himself with the advice and help read more
Aug 2, 2021
VeGa_Narukami (All reviews)

Ok, this is the best anime about a card game I've ever watched.
Focusing on the characters and in a more realistic world instead of the game itself was a great option due to the better plot development and, eventhough it doesn't necessarily explain the rules or anything, that's not a failure! It really got me into Vanguard. The direction/production is so amazing by making those metaphysical representations of sakuga during the duels. It doesn't seem artificial or too ilogic like other card game series. The characters are so likable, the protagonist is very good (he's a mix of Aladdin and Deku) and the screen read more
Aug 19, 2021
zenkai97 (All reviews)
I will admit that I may rate this anime too high but I really like this season of Vanguard. It's meant to go on a different direction of the previous season and it really shows. It's meant to be more character heavy and it really shows. Sure there were filler episodes and some odd stuff but it's all meant for us to know the characters and lead up to the heavy stuff that may occur in season 2.

Now for what people complain about in terms of the anime being a card game anime. I felt that they did a good job at visually showing how read more

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