10th Anniversary artwork depicting Aichi Sendou, Chrono Shindou, Shinemon Nitta and Emi Sendou

Cardfight!! Vanguard (カードファイト!! ヴァンガード Kādofaito!! Vangādo) is a Japanese anime production based on the Trading Card Game of the same name by Bushiroad, originally premiered on January 8, 2011 and continues to be broadcast around the world with different main seasons and spin-offs.

Plot Summary

This story takes place a so-called near future, where card games became so common that used not only for play but also for school lessons. And among the many card games, "Vanguard" is the most popular. The world setting of "Vanguard" is the subterrestrial Planet Cray, and is where the players in this game use their "power of imagination" to be projected as "astral forms" while playing.


To distinguish each production where it belongs, articles are grouped as follows:

  • Main series: A line-up of events set in a similar universe, at the same time as the card sets are released for the TCG.
    • Seasons: A division of stories connected by one of the main series broadcast in its duration.
  • Outside series: Stories that are completely unrelated from the main series.
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