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"Battle of Men!!" is the 11th episode of Cardfight!! Vanguard and the 381st episode of the Cardfight!! Vanguard Anime.

Plot

The shop competition enters a deciding match between Kamui Katsuragi and Gouki Daimonji. Floating in the mind of Kamui who tries to overcome Gouki, are words spoken by Gouki back then.

葛木カムイと大文字ゴウキによる決定戦へともつれ込んだショップ対抗戦。ゴウキを超えるべく戦うカムイの脳裏に浮かんだのは、かつてゴウキからかけられた言葉だった。

Featured Battle: Kamui Katsuragi vs Gouki Daimonji

Both players ride their vanguards: Kamui's is Battleraizer (G0, 6000 POW) and Gouki's is Guiding Zombie (G0, 6000 POW). 

Notes: The anime skipped to turn 3 so turns 1 and 2 are inference based on the field and hand size

Turn 1: Kamui

Kamui draws a card.

He rides Raizer Custom (G1, 8000 POW) and draws a card by Battleraizer's ability. 

With Raizer Custom's skill, Kamui puts a card from hand to the soul and it attacks the vanguard on the first turn (8000) but Gouki guards with Commodore Blueblood (11000). 

Turn 2: Gouki

Gouki draws a card.

He rides Dandy Guy, Romario (G1, 8000 POW) and draws a card by Guiding Zombie's ability.

Gouki calls Evil Shade (G1, 8000 POW) to the front left.

Evil Shade (8000) attacks the vanguard but Kamui guards with Turboraizer (23000). Romario (8000) attacks the vanguard and Gouki drive checks a draw trigger, drawing a card. Kamui takes one damage. 

Damage count: Kamui (1)

Turn 3: Kamui

Kamui draws a card.

He rides Hi-Powered Raizer Custom (G2, 9000 POW) and with its on place skill, Kamui calls Batteraizer (G0, 6000 POW) from the soul to the back center.

Kamui calls Burstraizer (G2, 9000 POW) to the front left and Raizer Custom (G1, 8000 POW) to the back left. 

Boosted by Raizer Custom, Burstraizer (17000) attacks the vanguard and Gouki takes one damage. Boosted by Battleraizer, HP Raizer Custom (15000) attacks the vanguard and with Burstraizer's skill when the vanguard attacks, Kamui counterblasts 1 and soulblasts 1 to stand it. With Raizer Custom's skill since the unit in front of it stood, it stands too. Kamui drive checks Twin Blader (draw trigger), giving the power to Burstraizer and drawing a card. Boosted by Raizer Custom, Burstraizer (27000) attacks the vanguard and Gouki takes a third damage. 

Damage count: Kamui (1) and Gouki (3)

Turn 4: Gouki

Gouki draws a card.

He rides Ruin Shade (G2, 9000 POW). With Romario's skill when rode on, Gouki counterblasts 1 and puts a card from hand to the soul to move 3 cards from the deck to the drop zone and add a card (Knight Spirit ) to the hand. 

Gouki moves Evil Shade (G1, 8000 POW) to the back left, calling Blueblood (G2, 9000 POW) to the front left and Ruin Shade to the front right. With Blueblood's skill since another Blueblood is in the drop zone, it gets a +4k power bonus.

The rearguard Ruin Shade attacks the vanguard and with its skill, Gouki moves two cards from the top to the drop zone to give it a +4k power bonus (13000) but Kamui intercepts with Burstraizer (14000). The vanguard Ruin Shade attacks the vanguard and with the same skill, Gouki moves two cards from the top to the drop zone to give it a +4k power bonus (13000). Kamui takes one damage. Boosted by Evil Shade, Blueblood (21000) attacks the vanguard and Kamui takes a second damage but checks a draw trigger, drawing a card. With Blueblood's on hit skill, Gouki retires it and draws 2, then discards a card (Dragon Undead, Skull Dragon ).

Damage count: Kamui (3) and Gouki (3)

Turn 5: Kamui

Kamui draws a card.

He rides Perfect Raizer (G3, 12000 POW) and gets an Imaginary Gift: Accel. 

Kamui calls HP Raizer Custom (G2, 9000 POW) to the accel circle and Asura Kaiser (G3, 12000 POW) to the front left. 

Boosted by Raizer Custom (8000), Asura Kaiser (20000) attacks the vanguard and Gouki takes one damage. HP Raizer Custom (19000) attacks the vanguard but Gouki guards with Dancing Cutlass and intercepts with Ruin Shade (24000). Boosted by Battleraizer, Perfect Raizer (18000) attacks the vanguard and with its skill when attacking, Kamui counterblasts 2 to stand HP Raizer Custom and Asura Kaiser. With Raizer Custom's skill since the unit in front of it stood, it stands too. Gouki uses Gust Djinn to perfect guard, discarding a card. Kamui drive checks Turboraizer (front trigger) on the second check, giving Perfect Raizer, Asura Kaiser, and HP Raizer Custom a +10k power bonus. Boosted by Raizer Custom, Asura Kaiser (30000) attacks the vanguard and Gouki takes a second damage. HP Raizer Custom (29000) attacks the vanguard but Gouki guards with Knight Spirit and Evil Shade (34000). 

Damage count: Kamui (3) and Gouki (5)

Turn 6: Gouki

Gouki draws a card.

He rides King of Demonic Seas, Basskirk (G3, 12000 POW) and gets an Imaginary Gift: Protect. Since the drop zone has more than 10 cards, Basskirk gets a +5k power bonus and a second critical. 

With Evil shade's (G1, 8000 POW) skill, Gouki counterblasts 1 and binds an Evil Shade from drop zone to call another Evil Shade from drop zone to the back right. With the other Evil Shade's Skill, Gouki counterblasts 1 and binds a Skull Dragon from drop zone to call another Skull Dragon (G3, 12000 POW) from drop zone to the front right. With Dancing Cutlass' skill from the drop zone, Gouki binds another Dancing Cutlass and a card from the top of the deck is put to the drop zone to call Dancing Cutlass (G1, 6000 POW) to the back center and countercharge 1. With Basskirk's skill, Gouki counterblasts 1 and soulblasts 1 to call Skull Dragon to the front left and Basskirk gets a +15k power bonus since the unit called was a grade 3. Skull Dragon's skill activates for both of them, giving them a +2k power bonus for each card in the drop zone for a total of a +20k power bonus. 

Boosted by Dancing Cutlass, Basskirk (33000, 2 crit) attacks the vanguard. Gouki drive checks Rick the Ghostie (heal trigger) on the second check, healing a damage (which gives both Skull dragons another +2k power bonus) and giving the power to the right Skull Dragon. Kamui takes 2 damage. Boosted by Evil Shade, the right Skull Dragon (52000) attacks the vanguard but Kamui uses Twin Blader to perfect guard, discarding a card. Boosted by Evil Shade, the left Skull Dragon (42000) attacks the vanguard but Kamui guards with Wall Boy and Turboraizer (47000). Both Skull Dragons retire.

Damage count: Kamui (5) and Gouki (4)

Turn 7: Kamui

Kamui draws a card.

Kamui calls Transraizer (G1, 8000 POW) to the back right and Turboraizer (G0, 5000 POW) to the front right. 

HP Raizer Custom (19000) attacks the vanguard and Gouki takes one damage but checks a critical trigger, giving the power to the vanguard. Boosted by Battleraizer (6000), Perfect Raizer (18000) attacks the vanguard and with its skill when attacking, Kamui counterblasts 2 to stand HP Raizer Custom but Gouki guards with Knight Spirit (37000). Kamui drive checks Cannon Ball (front trigger) on the second check, giving Perfect Raizer, Asura Kaiser, HP Raizer Custom, and Turboraizer a +10k power bonus. Boosted by Raizer Custom (8000), Asura Kaiser (30000) attacks the vanguard and deals the damage needed to seal the win. 

Winner: Kamui Katsuragi

Video

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