1st chapter cover

"Cardfight!! Vanguard Gaiden: Shining Swordsman" (カードファイト!!ヴァンガード外伝 光の剣士 Kādofaito!! Vangādo Gaiden Hikari no Kenshi) is a side-story manga featuring the units from Cardfight!! Vanguard, originally published from Monthly Bushiroad 1st issue. Being overseen by Akira Ito and illustrated by Makoto Koshimizu.

Basic Summary

The story focuses around the Royal Paladin units, and the first arc that started alongside this game. With a shadow approaching United Sanctuary, the proud swordsmen will be able to protect the kingdom!?

After the story had concluded, an epilogue subtitled as "SHINE OF SHADOW" was published, which focuses around the Shadow Paladin units.

Main Cast

Also see, list of minor characters.

Volume Guide

Vol. # Details Japanese Cover
  • Release Date:
    • April 26, 2014
  • Chapters:
    • 01-06
  • Price:
    • 605 JPY (560 JPY + tax)
  • Promotional Card:
  • Release Date:
    • December 26, 2014
  • Chapters:
    • 07-12
    • Bonus chapter: "Story of Ezzell"
  • Price:
    • 700 JPY (648 JPY + tax)
  • Promotional Card:


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