Cardfight!! Vanguard Gets Live-Action/Anime Film & 4th Anime Show
posted on by Egan Loo
The "Cardfight!! Vanguard Special Conference" event announced on Monday that Bushiroad's mixed-media franchise is inspiring a hybrid live-action/anime film next fall, as well as a new fourth television anime series, Legion Mate-Hen, next spring.
Musician Daigo will return to the franchise for the live-action portion of the film, along with Suzuko Mimori, Taizō Shiina, Takuma Sueno, and other cast members. In the live-action portion directed by Takashi Motoki at Ace Crew Entertainment, Daigo will solve a case with Vanguard.
In the anime portion, the characters Aichi and Kai join forces to take on an enormous foe. Shin Itagaki is directing the anime portion at Ultra Super Pictures with a screenplay by Mayori Sekijima. Tsubasa Yonaga, Takuya Satō, and Izumi Kitta reprise their roles as Aichi Sendō, Toshiki Kai, and Misaki Tokura, respectively.
The Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-Hen series will continue the story from the ongoing third series, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker Hen. To celebrate the seventh anniversary of Bushiroad, Daigo, Psychic Lover, Suara, Izumi Kita, Suzuko Mimori, and Shūta Morishima formed a new unit called "Bushi★7" to perform the anime's theme song "V-Road." Daigo wrote the lyrics and scored the song.
The international five-girl group Faky is making its CD debut in April with the new anime series' ending theme song, "rhythm."
The second 3DS game, Cardfight!! Vanguard Lock-On Victory!!, will go on sale next summer. It will tell a new story based on Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker Hen with new cards. The player can choose to be a student from one of three different high schools, and the wireless battle mode has been greatly expanded. Even if the connection drops, the game's AI will continue the battle. The game supports a wireless link-up method similar to Nintendogs.
A "Dai-Vangua-Sai" event will be held at the Tokyo Big Sight complex on April 26 and 27. A new "Bermuda Triangle" set will go on sale next year.
Images © Gekijō-ban Vanguard Production Committee © Bushiroad © Vanguard Project/TV Tokyo © Vanguard Project/TV Aichi
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