Cardfight!! Vanguard is an anime series based on the trading card game of the same name by Bushiroad, originally premiered on January 8, 2011 and continues to be broadcast around the world with different main seasons and several spin-offs.
Cardfight!! Vanguard OverDress is an entirely new show, the fourth main series of the anime series, and is also produced in the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the whole franchise. Throughout the article, we are going to discuss the release date of the series and other interesting aspects.
1. Release Date
The production team of ‘Cardfight!! Vanguard OverDress’ announced that the new anime series is all set to release on April 3rd, 2021 and will run for a duration of 12 episodes.
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The completely new animation “Card Fight!! Vanguard Over Dress” will be broadcast in 2021! Stay tuned for more information!
Many of the people haven’t heard of Cardfight!! Vanguard ever in their lives, and it is okay because the anime, as well as the game, isn’t much popular in the Western world. But in Japan, it’s a sensation, often termed as ‘a baby of Yu-gi-oh.’
2. Theory Section
Cardfight!! Vanguard has a massive exposure in Japan. It’s a phenomenon out there, it’s relatively new, but the people there are crazy for the game. There are massive posters on buildings, buses and train stations too. The brand awareness is literally mad over there. Bushiroad certainly knows how to keep the hype alive.
(a) The Studio
As of now, there is no news on which studio will be adapting the new series. It’s highly likely that ‘Studio OLM’ would be back and will continue the production for the franchise.
(b) Why is it popular?
CF Vanguard is at its core a simple and fun game to play and enjoy with your friends. It got a ton of traction and popularity, thanks to the advertisements of Bushiroad and several anime series over the years.
The Japanese are gaga over the game as well as the anime series. Often, it is compared to Yu-gi-oh in terms of gameplay and enjoyment. The anime series has a good story, decent animation, and vast lovable characters.
Despite being a superhit in the native country, neither the anime nor the game was able to make a mark outside of Japan.
CF Vanguard is still unknown to many; it doesn’t enjoy the same popularity as that of Yu-gi-oh, but it is one of a kind and extremely appealing to the Japanese audience.
(c) Production Update
As of the last update, Studio OLM, Bushiroad, or any other production company related to CF Vanguard hasn’t revealed any new information yet. The only little info we have been exposed to is the premiere year, i.e., 2020.
If all things go right, the new anime series might get released before Fall 2020, or if delayed by any chance, then it might get shifted in the slots of 2021 also.
3. Key Visual
From the looks of it, the visual is pointing towards a female lead. In the background, there’s an archbird there, so she probably is Tachi. However, the concept art also suggests Kagero. All hail the Dragon Empire.
A teaser was released for the upcoming anime.
The video shows us the history of the vanguard world and introduces us to the new lore and deck structure to be implemented in the overDress season.
5. Cast and Staff
The cast for the new anime series has been announced.
|Yu-yu Kondō||Shouta Aoi||Toujou Hideaki (Diamond no Ace)|
|Megumi Ōkura||Amane Shindō||Mashiro (BanG Dream)|
|Ebata Touya||Uchida Yuuma||Kyou (Fruits Basket)|
|Iseki Masanori||Morishima Shuuta||Maeda (Nobunaga no Shinobi)|
6. About Cardfight!! Vanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard is a Japanese multimedia franchise created in collaboration among Akira Itou, Satoshi Nakamura, Mitsuhisa Tamura , and Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani.
It currently consists of multiple anime television series, an official trading card, a manga series, and an anime/live-action film too.
An official card game by Bushiroad was released on February 26, 2010. An English version of the game was first produced in Singapore on May 5, 2010. It has been published internationally, starting on May 12, 2010.
The first episode of the original series was handled by TMS Entertainment and was broadcasted on January 8, 2011.
Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Z was the last addition to the original chronological series in April 2018. Later on, in the next month, the whole series got a reboot and was titled ‘Cardfight!! Vanguard’.