This is the episode listing for the 1st season of the Cardfight!! Vanguard Anime.

It was first premiered in in Japan on TV Tokyo on January 8th, 2011. An English dubbed version of the series was released in October 16, 2011 in Singapore. The english dub can be found on the official CARDFIGHTVanguard Youtube channel.

Plot Summary

The protagonist of this story, Aichi Sendou, is a timid boy in his third year of middle school. He had been living his life looking backward rather than forward, trying not to stand out. However, he had one thing that kept him going, Blaster Blade, a card from a card game that was given to him when he was little. That card is the reason why he begins to engage in Card Fights, something that changes his life drastically.

The name of the card game is "Vanguard." The game takes place in a different planet called "Cray," and due to a never before seen play system, it becomes popular throughout the world.

Aichi, immediately attracted by Vanguard, meets friends such as Misaki Tokura and Kamui Katsuragi, along with other rivals. Through friendly rivalry with them, Aichi begins to enjoy a fulfilling life. Aichi, however, has a goal: to once again battle with a Vanguard Fighter by the name of Toshiki Kai. Kai is an aloof and cold-hearted high school student who has outstanding abilities in the world of Vanguard. He is also the reason why Aichi started playing the game. For him, Toshiki is the person who saved him from his boring life and introduced him to Vanguard. In order to get better at Vanguard, Aichi puts his soul into it every day. He wishes that someday, he'll be able to battle Toshiki and have him recognize his worth.

He soon learns about a power called PSY Qualia, and another boy called Ren Suzugamori, who also has the same power...

Main Characters


Japanese opening theme 1: Vanguard

Japanese opening theme 2: Believe in my Existence

Japanese ending theme 1: Diamond Stars☆

  • Performer: Natsuko Aso
  • Episodes: 01-15

Japanese ending theme 2: SMASH UP!!

  • Performer: Shiina Hekiru
  • Episodes: 16-25

Japanese ending theme 3: DREAM SHOOTER

  • Performer: Sea☆A
  • Episodes: 26-38

Japanese ending theme 4: Starting Again

  • Performer: Sayaka Sasaki
  • Episodes: 39-52

Japanese ending theme 5: Nakimushi TREASURES

  • Performer: Saori Kodama Feat. Milky Holmes
  • Episodes: 53-65

English opening theme 1: Vanguard

English ending theme 1: DREAM SHOOTER

  • Performer: Sea☆A

Episode Listing

Episode Guide - Season 1
Season 1
Episode Number
Japanese Title
English Title
Japanese Air Date
Ride1 Episode 1 Unmei no Vangādo! (運命の先導者!) Vanguard of Destiny! January 8th, 2011
Ride2 Episode 2 Shōrie no Raido (勝利へのライド) Ride to Victory! January 15th, 2011
Epi3 Welcome to Card Capital Episode 3 Yōkoso! Kādo Kyapitaru e (ようこそ!カードキャピタルへ) Welcome to Card Capital! January 22nd, 2011
Ride4 Episode 4 Mōkō! Tsuin Doraibu


Assault! Twin Drive! January 29th, 2011
Ride5 Episode 5 Senpū! Shōgakusei Faitā Kamui (旋風! 小学生ファイターカムイ) Whirlwind! Kamui, the Grade-School Fighter! February 5th, 2011
Ride6 Episode 6 Nazo no Kādo Shoppu (謎のカードショップ) The Mysterious Card Shop! February 12th, 2011
Ride7 Episode 7 Senritsu no Souruburasuto (戦慄(せんりつ)のソウルブラスト) The Fearsome Soulblast! February 19th, 2011
Ride8 Episode 8 Kishi-ō, Shutsujin! (騎士王、出陣!) The King of Knights Enters The Fray! February 26th, 2011
Ride9 Episode 9 Shoppu Taikai Kaimaku


The Shop Tournament Begins! March 5th, 2011
CV-Episode 10 Episode 10 Ninja Faitā, Sanjō


Enter the Ninja Fighter! March 12th, 2011
CV-Episode 11 Episode 11 Ninja Faitā, Taijō


Ninja Fighter Withdraws! March 19th, 2011
CV-Episode 12 Episode 12 Aichi VS Kamui (アイチVSカムイ) Aichi vs. Kamui March 26th, 2011
CV-Episode 13 Episode 13 Ketchaku! Shoppu Taikai (決着! ショップ大会) Shop Tournament Winner Crowned! April 2nd,2011
CV-Episode 14 Episode 14 Fushi no Kyōfu! Guranburūdekki (不死の恐怖! グランブルーデッキ) The Fearsome Undead! The Granblue Deck! April 9th, 2011
CV-Episode 15 Episode 15 Harahara!? Emi no Hatsu Faito (ハラハラ!? エミの初ファイト) Thrilling! Emi's First Fight! April 16th, 2011
CV-Episode 16 Episode 16 Chīmu Q4, Chiku Taikai e (チームQ4、地区大会へ) Team Q4 Heads for the Regional Tournament! April 30th, 2011
CV-Episode 17 Episode 17 Aratanaru Nakama-tachi


New Allies May 7th, 2011
CV-Episode 18 Episode 18 Hakunetsu no Tōnamento!


White-Hot Tournament! May 14th, 2011
CV-Episode 19 Episode 19 Kessen! Nova Gurappurā! (決戦! ノヴァグラップラー!) Showdown! Nova Grappler! May 21st, 2011
CV-Episode 20 Episode 20 Himerareta Messēji


Hidden Message May 28th, 2011
CV-Episode 21 Episode 21 Kesshō de no Saisen!! (決勝での再戦!!) Rematch in the Final Match! June 4th, 2011
CV-Episode 22 Episode 22 Maiorita Hijiri Ryū (舞い降りた聖龍) The Holy Dragon Descends June 11th, 2011
CV-Episode 23 Episode 23 Unmei no Deai (運命の出会い) Fateful Encounter June 18th, 2011
CV-Episode 24 Episode 24 Kesenai Kioku (消せない記憶) The Indelible Memory June 25th, 2011
CV-Episode 25 Episode 25 Kioku no Sakini (記憶の先に) Beyond the Memories July 2nd, 2011
CV-Episode 26 Episode 26 Haran no Makuake! Zenkoku Taikai!" (波乱の幕開け! 全国大会!) A Stormy Beginning! The National Championship! July 9th, 2011
CV-Episode 27 Episode 27 Jurashikku Āmī (ジュラシックアーミー) Jurassic Army July 16th, 2011
CV-Episode 28 Episode 28 Mōshin! Tachi Kaze Dekki! (猛進!たちかぜデッキ!) Aggressive Movement! Tachikaze Deck!! July 23rd, 2011
CV-Episode 29 Episode 29 Tsuki, Michiru Toki (月、満ちるとき) When the Moon is Full July 30th, 2011
CV-Episode 30 Episode 30 Saikyō Chīmu, AL4 (Apekkusu Rimiteddo Fō)! (最強チーム、AL4(アペックスリミテッドフォー)!) The Strongest Team, Asteroid! August 6th, 2011
CV-Episode 31 Episode 31 Utsukushiki Asashin (美しきアサシン) Beautiful Assassin August 13th, 2011
CV-Episode 32 Episode 32 Makai no Shōgun (魔界の将軍) Demon World General August 20th, 2011
CV-Episode 33 Episode 33 Shikkoku no Burasutā (漆黒のブラスター) Blaster of Darkness August 27th, 2011
CV-Episode 34 Episode 34 Natsuda! Gasshukuda! Vu~angādoda! (夏だ!合宿だ! ヴァンガードだ!) It's Summer! It's Camp! It's Vanguard! September 3rd, 2011
CV-Episode 35 Episode 35 Gasshuku no Seika (合宿の成果) Results of the Training Camp September 10th, 2011
CV-Episode 36 Episode 36 Ura Faito no Ō (裏ファイトの王) The King of Underground Fights September 17th, 2011
CV-Episode 37 Episode 37 Kaette Kita Minja Masutā (帰ってきた忍者マスター) The Return of the Ninja Master September 24th, 2011
CV-Episode 38 Episode 38 Miwa no Jitsuryoku (三和の実力) Miwa's Ability October 1st, 2011
CV-Episode 39 Episode 39 Chiku Taikai, Futatabi (地区大会、再び) Return to Regionals October 8th, 2011
CV-Episode 40 Episode 40 Kiken'na nioi (危険な匂い) Dangerous Scent October 15th, 2011
CV-Episode 41 Episode 41 Fukushū no kyō (復讐のキョウ) Kyou's Revenge October 22nd, 2011
CV-Episode 42 Episode 42 PSY kuoria (PSYクオリア) Psyqualia October 29th, 2011
CV-Episode 43 Episode 43 Kuroi sendō-sha (黒い先導者) Black Vanguard November 5th, 2011
CV-Episode 44 Episode 44 Yoki senu raikyaku (予期せぬ来客) Unexpected Visitor November 12th, 2011
CV-Episode 45 Episode 45 Shadou paradin (シャドウパラディン) Shadow Paladin November 19th, 2011
CV-Episode 46 Episode 46 Karamitsuku ito (絡みつく糸) The Coiling Thread November 26th, 2011
CV-Episode 47 Episode 47 Mōhitotsu no fū faitā (もう一つのフーファイター) Another Asteroid December 3rd, 2011
CV-Episode 48 Episode 48 Kodoku na faito (孤独なファイト) Lonely Fight December 10th, 2011
CV-Episode 49 Episode 49 Kai no tatakai (櫂の戦い) Kai's Battle December 17th, 2011
CV-Episode 50 Episode 50 Tatakai no hate ni... (戦いの果てに…) At the end of the Battle... December 24th, 2011
CV-Episode 51 Episode 51 Ōgon no kagayaki (黄金の輝き) Golden Glow December 31st, 2011
CV-Episode 52 Episode 52 Yōjō no utahime (洋上の歌姫) Songstress of the Sea December 31st, 2011
CV-Episode 53 Episode 53 Kaisen! Kesshō Tōnamento (開戦!決勝トーナメント) The Battle Begins! Tournament Finals January 7th, 2012
CV-Episode 54 Episode 54 Guradiētā (剣闘士(グラディエーター)) Gladiator January 14th, 2012
CV-Episode 55 Episode 55 Kaesaru no Jotei (カエサルの女帝) Caesar's Empress January 21st, 2012
CV-Episode 56 Episode 56 Kōtei to Yobareru Otoko


The Man They Call "The Emperor"! January 28th, 2012
CV-Episode 57 Episode 57 Shukumei no Taiketsu (宿命の対決) Fateful Showdown! February 4th, 2012
CV-Episode 58 Episode 58 Gekitotsu! Ōbārōdo


Clash! Overlord February 11th, 2012
CV-Episode 59 Episode 59 Chōten no Za o Kakete


Fighting for the Top Spot February 18th, 2012
Vlcsnap-2012-02-25-10h54m42s88 Episode 60 Shōgun no Kabe (将軍の壁) Wall of the General February 25th, 2012
Vlcsnap-2012-03-03-10h29m21s103 Episode 61 Fū Faitā e no Omoi


Feelings Towards Asteroid March 3rd, 2012
Vlcsnap-2012-03-10-21h16m07s115 Episode 62 Faito no Shihaisha (ファイトの支配者) Lord of the Fight March 10th, 2012
Vlcsnap-2012-03-17-09h49m55s160 Episode 63 Narabitatsu Nōryokusha


Two Powers, Side-by-Side March 17th, 2012
Vlcsnap-2012-03-24-10h11m36s90 Episode 64 Saikuoria no Shinjitsu


The Truth of Psyqualia March 24th, 2012
Vlcsnap-2012-03-31-08h07m03s202 Episode 65 Mezameshi Sōken (目覚めし双剣) Awakening of the Twin Blades March 31st, 2012