Cardfight!! Vanguard Gets New Anime Series Debuting on August 24
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Bushiroad announced during a livestream on Thursday that a new anime titled Cardfight!! Vanguard: Shinemon-hen will premiere on TV Aichi and TV Tokyo on August 24 at 8:00 a.m. The anime will debut later that day on BS TV Tokyo, Niigata Sogo Television Inc., Hiroshima Home TV, and Shizuoka Asahi TV. The series will also stream on ABEMA Video, YouTube, and other services. The livestream presentation streamed a promotional video for the series and included a discussion with cast and staff members.
The promotional video for the anime begins at around the 1:04:14 mark in the video below.
The anime's story will center on the character Shinemon Nitta in his younger days as a third-year high school student before he becomes the manager of Card Capital. The story will be set about ten years before the events of Cardfight!! Vanguard: High School Arc Cont. The characters Mikuru Shindō and Tatsuya Tachibana will appear as first-year junior high school students. Mark Whiting will appear as a third-year high school student, and Rive Shindō will appear as Shinemon's teacher. Other confirmed characters include Misaki Tokura, Esuka Hibino, Nanami Gonomi, Tonori Fujinami, the butler, Yūichirō Kanzaki, Ryūtarō Ōyama, and Rūga Kaizu.
The main cast and staff will return from previous anime in the franchise.
The Cardfight!! Vanguard: High School Arc Cont. anime premiered on May 11. The series tells new stories of the characters Kourin Tatsunagi, Kai Toshiki, and Kouji Ibuki, and takes place "after the resolution of the crisis wrought by the main antagonist Brandt." The anime features a theme of "crossroads."
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. Satoshi Isono (Cardfight!! Vanguard G NEXT, Omamori Himari, Akane Maniax) is designing the characters.
A previous livestream also revealed that a new anime season will premiere around April 2020.
Sources: Cardfight!! Vanguard's Twitter account, Bushiroad TCG Senryaku Happyōkai 2019 Natsu livestream, MoCa News