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Cardfight!! Vanguard's Live-Action/Anime Film's Trailer Streamed

posted on by Karen Ressler
Live-action and anime portions will have separate stories

Japanese anime news source animeanime unveiled a trailer on Friday for Gekijōban Cardfight!! Vanguard (Cardfight!! Vanguard the Movie), which will feature both live-action and animated stories. The live action part features Daigo's theme song "CHANGE!" and the animated portion features Ultra Rare's theme song "Bravery Flame."

The film will premiere in theaters in Japan on September 13.

Musician Daigo will return to the franchise for the live-action portion of the film, Mittsu no Game, along with Suzuko Mimori, Taizō Shiina, Takuma Sueno, and other cast members. Takashi Motoki is directing the portion at Ace Crew Entertainment. Daigo will play the middle school teacher named Daigo who, as "Vanguard Fight's Strongest Man," accepts a criminal's challenge for a high-stakes game.

In the anime portion, Neon Messiah, 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 fourth television series, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate-Hen series premiered this past spring and continued the story from the third series, Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker Hen. Three more seasons are slated to follow.

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