Cardfight!! Vanguard

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: カードファイト!! ヴァンガード
English: Cardfight!! Vanguard
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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
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: Strategy GameStrategy Game
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.021 (scored by 2720427,204 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #40962
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3004
Members: 54,719
Favorites: 330

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Taking the world by storm, the card game Cardfight Vanguard has influenced many to integrate card games into their everyday lives. Players of the popular game are called "cardfighters," and they frequently battle each other in card shops. The game has inspired many people, one of which is the quiet and timid Aichi Sendou who is often ridiculed and bullied by his peers. Whenever he feels down, he takes a glance at Blaster Blade—a legendary rare card given to him when he was young—and gains the motivation to move on with his life.

However, one day, school bully Katsumi Morikawa notices Aichi's treasure and snatches the card away from him. After a turn of events, Aichi soon discovers that the card is now in the hands of Toshiki Kai, a cardfighter who has become the strongest in town despite having only recently arrived. To make matters worse, Kai refuses to return the card unless Aichi defeats him in a cardfight.

Much to everyone's surprise, Aichi rises up to the occasion. As he musters up his courage and pictures himself winning this decisive battle, Aichi begins to find his way into the adventurous world of Cardfight Vanguard.

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Cardfight!! Vanguard was released on DVD by Hanabee Entertainment from March 5, 2014 to September 6, 2014. The anime, like many Bushiroad franchises, features crossover cameo appearances of characters from other Bushiroad series such as Tantei Opera Milky Holmes.

The series has been adapted into a live-action drama, a novel, a radio show, and multiple video games.

Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuji, Hatsuki
Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Tokumoto, Yoshinobu
Episode Director
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Vanguard" by JAM project (eps 1-33)
2: "Believe in my existence" by JAM project (eps 34-65)

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)


Mar 14, 2023
This might just be the first time i've seen a card game anime that isn't about saving the world from the evil thing with card game THAT YOU CAN BUY NOW GO OUT AND BEG YOUR PARENTS FOR MONEY TO BUY OUR CRAP

That said it IS still a 30 minute commercial however this time around we actually see what makes card games fun. Testing decks and strategies. building a deck that you're slowly improving as time goes on. The weird love you end up with for the most random card in your deck that makes you wanna play it in everything despite it not being ...
Mar 7, 2012
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (22/65 eps)
this anime resembles yugioh and duel master but the game itself doesnt really have principle no traps no spells only and knowledge

the stroy itself is prety good-the road the walk through
characters-i dislike the main character but the other one kai-kaiba is very likeable
and some other not head charcaters are funny and intersting

if you dont like the art from the 1st-5th episode i dont think this anime will be entertaining for you since 70%of the fun is watching the card fight and new cards being reviled
Aug 7, 2023
Just a short review cus I don't like Vanguard anymore. Heck, the whole show is a so bad that this small review is enough to roast this bad anime.

Story 1/10

The story is of little to no consequence. Some kid gets bullied, gets his favorite card stolen and then uses card fighting to get it back. Suddenly the people who bullied him become his best friends and he's no longer the loser of his class. They especially note this in the second episode where they point out that before he had his card fight, he was a ridiculous loser with no friends and never talking to ...

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