Cardfight!! Vanguard – a TV anime that is part of the card battle mixed media franchised developed by Akira Ito, Bushiroad, and Kadokawa – is returning to Japanese TV in May of 2018 for a new TV series that marks the fifth season in the original Cardfight!! Vanguard storyline which kicked off in 2011.
The staff for the new Cardfight!! Vanguard series includes:
- Original work: Bushiroad / Akira Ito
- Director: Itsuro Kawasaki
- Series composition: Masanao Akahoshi
- Character design: Satoru Isono
- Art director: Teruhiko Niida
- Sound director: Yuichi Imaizumi
- Animation production: OLM
- Production: Vanguard Project
The opening theme, entitled “Legendary”, is performed by Roselia. The ending theme, entitled “GIFT from THE FIGHT!!“, is performed in-character by Aichi Sendou (CV: Tsubasa Yonaga) and Toshiki Kai (CV: Takuya Satou).
The cast for the new Cardfight!! Vanguard series includes:
- Tsubasa Yonaga as Aichi Sendou.
- Takuya Satou as Toshiki Kai.
- Izumi Kitta as Misaki Tokura.
- Shizuka Ishikawa as Kamui Katsuragi.
- Atsushi Abe as Ren Suzugamori.
- Showtaro Morikubo as Taishi Miwa.
- Shūta Morishima as Shin Nitta.
- Hitomi Nabatame as Asaka Narumi.
- Tetsu Inada as Tetsu Shinjou.
- Akeno Watanabe as Kyou Yahagi.
- Noriaki Sugiyama as Katsumi Morikawa.
- Takayuki Yamaguchi as Yuta Izaki.
- Atsuko Emoto as Emi Sendou.
- Daichi Kanbara as Leon Soryu.
- Ryō Hirohashi as Nagisa Daimonji.
- Kentarō Itō as Gouki Daimonji.
- And Kenji Akabane as Kenji Mitsusada.
The new season of Cardfight!! Vanguard will broadcast in Japan on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, BS11, Aichi Television Broadcasting, and Television Kanagawa beginning May 05, 2018. Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 2, Season 3, and Season 4 as wll as the Cardfight!! Vanguard G spin-off series are currently streaming on Crunchyroll.
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