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Cardfight!! Vanguard Anime Continues with New Season in May

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New Cardfight!! Vanguard: High School Arc Cont. anime tells new stories of Kourin, Kai, Kouji

Bushiroad announced on Friday that its current Cardfight!! Vanguard anime will end in April, and will continue on with the Cardfight!! Vanguard: High School Arc Cont. anime in May. The new series will tell new stories of the characters Kourin Tatsunagi, Kai Toshiki, and Kouji Ibuki, and will take place "after the resolution of the crisis wrought by the main antagonist Brandt that is currently airing."

Raise A Sulien, the third live band from Bushiroad's BanG Dream! franchise, will perform the opening and ending themes for the new anime.

The current anime premiered in Japan on May 5. The official YouTube channel began streaming the series with English subtitles starting on May 5. The English dub for the anime premiered on the anime's official YouTube channel on May 25. Crunchyroll is also streaming the series but is not streaming the English dub.

Bushiroad describes the anime:

The new animation series is an adaptation of the titular manga by Akira Itō and features familiar characters in the long running franchise, Aichi Sendou and Toshiki Kai as protagonists.

Depicting a youthful story about Cardfighters who clash passionately through challenges against each other, the new season follows the main protagonist, Aichi Sendou, as his life takes an exciting turn when he is reunited with Toshiki Kai, the person who gave him an important rare card, “Blaster Blade” from the game, “Vanguard”.

The series features a returning Japanese cast.

Itsuro Kawasaki (Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT) is directing the anime at OLM. Masanao Akahoshi (Future Card Buddyfight, Future Card Buddyfight 100) is supervising the script. Satoru Isono (Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT, Omamori Himari, Akane Maniax) is designing the characters. Teruhiko Niida (Kill Me Baby, Cardfight!! Vanguard G) is the art director. Yuichi Imaizumi (Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT) is the sound director.

Source: Press release

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