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"FRIEND" is the 15th episode of Cardfight!! Vanguard and the 385th episode of the Cardfight!! Vanguard Anime.

Plot

Team AL4 member Asaka Narumi goes to Card Capital in search of Toshiki Kai. Taishi Miwa anticipated this, and tries to prevent Asaka from finding Kai.

カードキャピタルに現れたAL4の鳴海アサカは櫂の居場所を探していた。それを予期していた三和は、アサカとフーファイターを櫂から遠ざけるために迎え撃つ。

Featured Battle: Taishi Miwa vs Asaka Narumi

Both players ride their vanguards: Miwa's is Tap the Hyper (G0, 6000 POW) and Asaka's is Entertain Messenger (G0, 6000 POW).

Turn 1: Asaka

Asaka draws a card.

She rides Starting Presenter (G1, 8000 POW) and draws a card by Entertain Messenger's ability. With Starting Presenter's on place skill, Asaka soulcharges 1.

Turn 2: Miwa

Miwa draws a card.

He rides Rocket Hammer Man (G1, 8000 POW) and draws a card by Tap's ability. 

Miwa calls Rocket Hammer Man to the front left.

The left Rocket Hammer Man (8000) attacks the vanguard and Asaka takes one damage. The vanguard Rocket Hammer Man (8000) attacks the vanguard but Asaka guards with Hoop Magician (23000). 

Damage count: Asaka (1)

Turn 3: Asaka

Asaka draws a card.

She rides Jumping Jill (G2, 9000 POW). With Starting Presenter's skill when rode on, Asaka puts a card from hand to the soul and soulcharges Nitro Juggler (G2, 9000 POW), then calling it to the front left. 

Asaka calls Jumping Jill to the front right and Purple Trapezist (G1, 7000 POW) to the back left. 

The right Jumping Jill (9000) attacks the vanguard and Miwa takes one damage. The vanguard Jumping Jill (9000) attacks the vanguard and Asaka drive checks Dynamite Juggler (critical trigger), giving the power to Nitro Juggler and the critical to Jumping Jill. Miwa takes two damage but checks a critical trigger on the second one, giving the power to the vanguard. Boosted by Trapezist, Nitro Juggler (26000) attacks the vanguard and Miwa takes a fourth damage.

Damage count: Asaka (1) and Miwa (4)

Turn 4: Miwa

Miwa draws a card.

He rides Boomerang Thrower (G2, 9000 POW). 

Miwa moves Rocket Hammer Man (G1, 8000 POW) to the back left, calls Cat Butler (G0, 5000 POW) to the front left, and Death Army Guy (G1, 9000 POW) to the back center. 

Boosted by Rocket Hammer Man, Cat Butler (13000) attacks the vanguard but Asaka intercepts with Jumping Jill. Boosted by Death Army Guy, Boomerang Thrower (18000) attacks the vanguard but Asaka guards with Hoop Magician (24000). With Cat Butler's skill since the vanguard's attack didn't hit, Miwa soulblasts 1 and it retires to give Boomerang Thrower a +3k power bonus and stand it since it's a grade 2. Boomerang Thrower (12000) attacks the vanguard and Miwa drive checks Twin Blader (draw trigger), drawing a card. Asaka takes one damage.

Damage count: Asaka (2) and Miwa (4)

Turn 5: Asaka

Asaka draws a card.

She rides Golden Beast Tamer (G3, 12000 POW) and gets an Imaginary Gift: Accel. 

Asaka calls Nitro Juggler (G2, 9000 POW) to the accel circle and with its on place skill from hand, she looks at two cards from the deck, putting one into the soul and the other on the bottom of the deck. 

Boosted by Trapezist (7000), the left Nitro Juggler (16000) attacks the vanguard but Miwa guards with Rocket Hammer Man (19000). Golden Beast Tamer attacks and with its skill, Asaka counterblasts 1 and puts a card from hand to the soul to call Jumping Jill (G2, 9000 POW) and Midnight Bunny (G1, 8000 POW) from the soul to the front right and back right respectively. With Jumping Jill's skill when placed from the soul, Trapezist is put into the soul and Starting Presenter (G1, 8000 POW) is called to the back left. With Trapezist's skill when moved from rearguard to the soul, Asaka soulblasts it to call Starting Presenter to the front left, sending the Nitro Juggler there to the drop zone. With Golden Beast Tamer's skill since there are more than 5 units, it gets a +3k power bonus along with Jumping Jill, Starting Presenter, and Nitro Juggler. Golden Beast Tamer (15000) attacks the vanguard but Miwa guards with Wall Boy (29000). Asaka drive checks Dynamite Juggler (critical trigger) on the second check, giving all effects to Nitro Juggler. Nitro Juggler (35000, 2 crit) attacks the vanguard but Miwa uses Twin Blader to perfect guard, discarding a card. Boosted by Midnight Bunny, Jumping Jill (20000) attacks the vanguard and with Midnight Bunny's skill when boosting, Asaka soulcharges 1. Miwa takes one damage but checks a critical trigger, giving the power to the vanguard. Boosted by Starting Presenter, the front Starting Presenter (19000) attacks the vanguard but Miwa guards with Cup Bowler (24000). 

Damage count: Asaka (2) and Miwa (5)

Turn 6: Miwa

Miwa draws a card.

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

Miwa calls Cup Bowler (G2, 9000 POW) to the front left and Miss Splendor (G3, 12000 POW) to the accel circle. 

Boosted by Rocket Hammer Man (8000), Cup Bowler attacks and with its skill since there's another Hero, it gets a +5k power bonus and with Rocket Hammer Man's skill when boosting a Hero, Miwa soulblasts 1 to give it a +5k power bonus (27000) and then with Miss Splendor's skill, it prevents intercepts. Asaka takes one damage. Miss Splendor (22000) attacks and with its skill, it prevents intercepts. Asaka takes a second damage. Boosted by Death Army Guy, Asura Kaiser (21000) attacks the vanguard but Asaka guards with Midnight Bunny and intercepts with Jumping Jill and Nitro juggler (32000). Miwa drive checks a grade 3 and with Asura Kaiser's skill, Miss Splendor stands and then Miwa counterblasts 1 to give it a +10k power bonus. Miwa drive checks another grade 3 and with Asura Kaiser's skill, Cup Bowler stands and then Miwa counterblasts 1 to give it a +10k power bonus. Cup Bowler attacks the vanguard and with its skill since there's another hero, it gets a +5k power bonus (24000) and Asaka takes a third damage but checks a front trigger, giving her front row a +10k power bonus. Miss Splendor (32000) attacks the vanguard but Asaka guards with Dynamite Juggler (37000). 

Damage count: Asaka (5) and Miwa (5)

Turn 7: Asaka

Asaka draws a card.

Golden Beast Tamer attacks the vanguard and with its skill, Asaka counterblasts 1 and puts a card from hand to the soul to call Nitro Juggler (G2, 9000 POW) and Trapezist (G1, 8000 POW) from the soul to the front right and the accel circle respectively. With more than 5 units, the entire front row gets a +3k power bonus and with 2 grade 3s in hand Miwa can't guard so there are enough attacks to deal the damage to seal the win. 

Winner: Asaka Narumi

Video

Image 15 Cardfight!! Vanguard Official Animation - FRIEND

Image 15 Cardfight!! Vanguard Official Animation - FRIEND

English Dub

Sub Image 15 Cardfight!! Vanguard Official Animation - FRIEND

Sub Image 15 Cardfight!! Vanguard Official Animation - FRIEND

Japanese Sub

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