Cardfight!! Vanguard Game Gets Live-Action Show with DAIGO (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
"1st live-action" program based on trading cards, which already inspired 2 TV anime

The Japanese game maker Bushiroad announced during its streamed Vanguard Special Conference on Tuesday that a live-action television adaptation of its Cardfight!! Vanguard trading card game has been green-lit. BREAKERZ band musician DAIGO will star in this project, which will air on May 3, Japan's Constiution Memorial Day, from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Takashi Motoki (Mōsō Deka!) is directing this project, which is described as the "first(?) ever live-action card-game" program.

The card game is a collaboration between Yu-Gi-Oh! R manga creator Akira Ito, the original Duel Masters technical advisor Satoshi Nakamura, and Bushiroad President Takaaki Kidani. The game already inspired a television anime series in 2011, and Crunchyroll has been streaming it into several countries as it airs in Japan. The second series, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit Hen, will premiere this year.

[Via 0takomu]

Update: More information added.

Update 2: Shinta Sōma, Haruki Uchiyama, Suzuko Mimori, Nao Nagasawa, Kazuki Namioka, and Kazuhiko Kanayama also star in the program.

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