|“||Devour! Until you seize the world you are seeking!||”|
—Kazuma Shouji, When he strides Dragdriver, Luard.
Kazuma Shouji is one of the main character in Cardfight!! Vanguard G: NEXT and Z anime. He becomes a member of Chrono's new team Team Striders alongside Taiyou Asukawa. Kazuma's Vanguard circle is blue. He is currently the host of Dragon Deity of Destruction, Gyze.
He has gray eyes and dark teal hair with a white streak. His casual clothes consist of a blue jacket and a collared, white shirt. His school uniform consist of blue suit, black trousers and white shirt. Unlike most of the boys in the school, Kazuma doesn't wear a tie and keeps his collar button opened.
After he is diffridden by Gyze, his eyes turned gold.
Kazuma is a passionate fighter with a no-nonsense attitude. He berated Chrono for going through the motions and explaining Vanguard's lore because he had heard it before and was disappointed when Chrono refused to explain what Stride and Generation Guarding are until the time came. Kazuma is the type of person who gives up at the first sign of a losing battle, as shown in his fight with Chrono where he abruptly quit, knowing he would've had enough shield to guard if Chrono didn't draw a trigger. His next damage check would've been a heal trigger, as shown when Chrono looked at the top card of Kazuma's deck after he quit. This, however, prompted Kazuma to act possessive, yelling at Chrono for touching his deck. He then regained his composure and left the shop.
Kazuma was first seen walking in the school corridor and one of his classmate invited him to join the soccer team but he refused. He is a first year high school student from Tokyo Metropolitan Harumi High School. Though he always takes a frivolous and motiveless attitude, he hides a searing heart. Despite being a novice in cardfighting, it seems that he has a connection to Vanguard from when he was a kid, from when he played with his brother. However losing to Kazumi all the time, and then getting kicked out of the family with his mother seemed to kill his passion for the game for awhile.
Kazuma uses a Shadow Paladin deck with Dragheart, Luard as his ace, focusing on the Shadow Paladin keyword, Ritual, in order to activate a variety of effects based on the amount of Grade 1 units in his Drop Zone.
His deck is well balanced, focusing on aggressively calling and attacking while retiring both his own and his opponent's rear-guards, and quickly fulfilling Ritual. Luard's second skill allows him to Stride even if he can't pay the cost while refilling his deck with more Grade 1 cards to call.
|Record (Season 8)|
|Chrono Shindou||Turn 2||Forfeit (Lose)|
|Unknown fighter||Turn 3||Undetermined|
|Taiyou Asukawa||Turn 3||Win|
|Henri Hayao||Turn 6||Win|
|Tokoha Anjou||Turn 9||Lose|
|Mamoru Anjou||Turn 10||Forfeit (Lose)|
|Bad End Boss||Turn 11||Win|
|Kei Nagara||Turn 12-Turn 13||Win|
|Makoto Asada||Turn 16||Lose|
|Luna Yumizuki||Turn 21||Win|
|Tsuneto Tado||Turn 29||Lose|
|Tsuneto Tado||Turn 29||Undetermined|
|Chrono Shindou||Turn 29||Undetermined|
|Satoru Enishi||Turn 43-Turn 44||Lose|
|Yuichirou Kanzaki||Turn 45||Lose|
|Kazumi Onimaru||Turn 52||Undetermined|
|Record (Season 9)|
|Chaos Breaker||Turn 13||Lose|
- Kazuma Shouji's official twitter account can be found at https://twitter.com/Ritual_kzm.