Cardfight!! Vanguard Manga Ends 'High School' Arc
posted on by Anita Tai
This year's May issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Bushiroad magazine announced the end of the "high school student arc" of Akira Ito's Cardfight!! Vanguard manga on Saturday. The author wrote a note thanking readers for their continued support, but the magazine did not mention a new arc.
Ito (Yu-Gi-Oh! R) launched the main Cardfight!! Vanguard manga in Kadokawa's Kerokero Ace magazine in 2010 and moved the series to Kadokawa's Monthly Bushiroad in 2014. Kadokawa published the eleventh compiled book volume of the original manga last September. Vertical publishes the series in English and released the seventh volume in February. It describes the series:
Timid teen Aichi Sendou was never one for making a statement or even defending himself. But when a precious trading card of his is stolen, Aichi, who has never played Vanguard before, is set to face an acquaintance who should be an insurmountable adversary...Kai. With the support of his favorite card and some cherished memories, the unlikely warrior is ready to stand up for himself and to change his life for the better.
Bushiroad's Cardfight!! Vanguard franchise also includes the trading card game, several television anime, a 2010 live-action television adaptation, and several stage plays. Monthly Bushiroad also publishes Ito and Raiti Hirakazu's Cardfight!! Vanguard G Stride Generation manga and Quily's four-panel Mini Van (Mini Vanguard) manga spinoff. The latter inspired its own Flash animein 2013, and a sequel in 2015.
Bushiroad is releasing the card game in English as well as producing the official English dub of the anime. Bushiroad is streaming the latest main television anime series, Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT on Daisuki, Crunchyroll, and YouTube as it airs in Japan.