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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.211 (scored by 12,212 users)
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Ranked: #27102
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2004
Members: 29,113
Favorites: 224
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Synopsis

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.

Background

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


Staff

Tsuji, Hatsuki
Director, Storyboard
Takadera, Takeshi
Sound Director
Kimiya, Shigeru
Episode Director, Storyboard
Umemoto, Yui
Episode Director, Storyboard


Edit Opening Theme

#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)




More reviewsReviews

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 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
Dec 23, 2013
SasaharaKumagawa (All reviews)
Story
At first I enjoyed how laid back the show was. It was the first marketing vehicle anime I'd watched where card games didn't decide the fate of the world. Then that changed when the series antagonist shows up. The show doesn't suffer tremendously, even weaving in a "believe in your own power" theme, but I still want a slice of life card game anime one day.

Art
Considering how recent this show is, the art quality rather lacking. The character designs are interesting, but the animation seems rather low budget. But since the show's still airing, I suppose they had to cut corners somewhere.

Sound
The music really did read more
Aug 2, 2011
ichiroujis (All reviews)
Preliminary
Cardfight Vanguard in many ways is similar to other TCG anime such as Yu-Gi-Oh! But also has it's many differences. The card game aside, the biggest difference would be that the plot doesn't revolve around some evil power trying to destroy the world, but I'll get to that later.

Story: 9/10
This is probably what shocked me the most. I went in watching Vanguard with expectations that it would be bad and a downgraded version of Yu-Gi-Oh, but boy was I wrong. The story is about a kid who get's bullied in school, and someone has hope for him in the popular Card game at the time, read more

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