The Best Episodes Directed by Yui Umemoto

United Sanctuary

#1 - United Sanctuary

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 36

Team TRY3 participates in a tournament held at the United Sanctuary branch. The top three fighters will earn not only the right to be part of the branch's special selection but also the chance to fight against Team Demise. As the tournament progresses, TRY3 notices the peculiar behavior and "winning is everything" mentality of the United Sanctuary branch's fighters. In the final round, Chrono faces a familiar friend: Taiyou Asukawa, who has drastically changed from his former timid soft-spoken self. Unbeknownst to Chrono, Taiyou was subjected to a special strengthening program in which he fought against Chrono's Gear Chronicle deck in simulations, thus turning him into a cold calculating fighter. In spite of Taiyou predicting and countering Chrono's every move, Chrono turns the fight around in his favor and wins. After Taiyou is taken away by a security guard who suspiciously looks like Yuya Karasumori, TRY3 is appointed the winner of the tournament. However, the team feels that something is amiss...

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Stride Force

#2 - Stride Force

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 43

During an intermission, Team TRY3 and Kamui sneak into the headquarters of the United Sanctuary branch. They are eventually caught and brought in front of Kanzaki, who reveals his true ambitions. Kanzaki has been using the branch to set up harsh regimens to train fighters who would wear special bracelets, which transfers a unique energy called "Stride Force". The gathered energy was supposed to be used to awaken the previously-mentioned miracle card, dubbed the "Depend Card", but Kouji had stolen it and escaped during the special match. After Kanzaki releases the group, Chrono is given the Depend Card by Kamui, who had received it from Kouji prior to the infiltration. With the card currently blank, Chrono regains focus on getting Taiyou back to his normal self in the upcoming final game of the special match. Elsewhere, Kouji is on the run but is confronted by Shouma. After recalling his encounter with the original owner of the Gear Chronicle deck who told him about the Depend Card, Kouji fends off Shouma and continues onward.

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Conclusion

#3 - Conclusion

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 48

Surviving a devastating attack from Kouji's Genesis Dragon, Excelics Messiah, Chrono makes one last attack to win the fight. At that moment, Chrono sees a vision of a little dragon, and then Chrono's Depend Card turns into that dragon: Chrono Dran. After finally revealing his name to Chrono, Kouji tells all that he knows to him. He informs Chrono that the Depend Card allows its holder to call a unit from Planet Cray to Earth and manifest itself as that card. Kouji also reveals that there is another person like Kanzaki who already has many Depend Cards to fulfill his own ambitions: Ryuzu Myoujin, a former member of the Vanguard Association and former friend of Chrono's father, Ribe Shindou. After telling Chrono what happened to Ribe, Kouji takes his leave. In the end, Chrono discovers that it was Kouji who had been secretly giving him more Gear Chronicle cards all along.

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Trinity Dragon's Fierce Battle

#4 - Trinity Dragon's Fierce Battle

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 14

Team Trinity Dragon stumbles upon a secret facility run by Wakamizu, and they challenge him. If any members of Trinity Dragon beat Wakamizu, then he will tell them his scheme. However, if Wakamizu defeats all of Trinity Dragon, then they will become guinea pigs for his experiments. Both Karl and Tsuneto lose, but Kei gathers information from their fights to finally defeat Wakamizu. As promised, he tells them that he has been using this facility to gather Stride Force to summon the last Zodiac Time Beast and open the Stride Gate. Wakamizu escapes by activating the facility's self-destruct mechanism. Team Trinity Dragon also escapes before the facility is destroyed, and the group tells Kamui what they have learned. After praising them, Kamui informs them about everything that has happened.

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Night Before the Showdown

#5 - Night Before the Showdown

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 22

The G Quest ends after 3 months, and an award ceremony is held in honor of the teams, including TRY3, that have earned the title of "Generation Master". As a grand finale, there is a special match arranged for TRY3 to face a "dream team" selected by the Vanguard Association. During the time before the match, Shion tells his teammates that Am is Ace, which makes Tokoha want to learn why she is working with Myoujin. Later, the day of the special match arrives, and TRY3's opponent is revealed to be Team Q4, consisting of Misaki, Kamui, and Kai. Behind the scenes, Kouji and his comrades begin "GIRS Crisis", a plan that will ultimately locate Myoujin.

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Solar Eclipse

#6 - Solar Eclipse

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 39

Jaime returns to Japan and gives Chrono a new Gear Chronicle card. Then, Chrono gets an idea to bring Taiyou along with his friends for a day of fun in an effort to have Taiyou smile again. Near the end of the day, Doujima, a top-ranked Dog Trainer from the United Sanctuary branch, appears to take Taiyou back. Chrono decides to fight Doujima, using the new Gear Chronicle card, Chronodragon Nextage, to win the long and difficult battle. However, Taiyou still feels the need to become stronger and returns to the branch with Doujima. Although Chrono failed to change Taiyou's perspective, he stays determined to show him how fun Vanguard can be. But unbeknownst to Chrono, Taiyou is selected to undergo a special training program...

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Tokoha vs. Rin

#7 - Tokoha vs. Rin

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 41

Following Taiyou being revealed as the newest member of Team Demise, the first game of the special match between TRY3 and Demise begins with Tokoha facing off against Rin. Like the last time they fought, Rin tries to taunt and irritate Tokoha. However, Tokoha instead remains calm and has fun with the battle, which infuriates Rin. After realizing how much Rin is stuck up on Mamoru, Tokoha wins the fight with her new G unit Dream-spinning Ranunculus, Ahsha. Soon afterwards, a disgusted Rin quits Team Demise, and the special match moves on to the next game, which will be between Shion and Shouma.

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Chrono vs. Kanzaki

#8 - Chrono vs. Kanzaki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 45

The epic battle between Chrono and Kanzaki begins. If Chrono wins, then Kanzaki must admit that his elitist philosophy is wrong. But if Kanzaki wins, then he will take Chrono's Gear Chronicle deck. Learning from his prior defeat to Kanzaki, Chrono puts up a close fight while carrying the feelings of all his friends. However, Kanzaki soon strides his true trump card: the fearsome Supremacy Black Dragon, Aurageyser Doomed...

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Shion's Pride

#9 - Shion's Pride

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 7

Tokoha invites Chrono and Shion to a special Vanguard quiz competition event, which is split into three phases. Shion easily wins the first phase, a game in which players are given a picture of a card and must buzz in and call the card's right name as fast as possible. In the second phase, a scavenger hunt, Chrono wins due to Shion prioritizing to help an injured boy. The boy has a pessimistic attitude, but Shion tries to cheer him up by vowing to win the entire event. In the third and final phase, Chrono and Shion race through an obstacle course. Despite some mistakes and with some unexpected help from Chrono, Shion barely manages to reach the goal and win the event, thus fulfilling his promise to the boy.

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Shin Nitta

#10 - Shin Nitta

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 35

After learning from Mikuru that his father was a cardfighter and died while on Vanguard business, Chrono feels lost on what he should do. He tries to talk to Shin about it but decides not to. Sensing Chrono is troubled over something, Shin proposes to have a fight with him as a way to find the answer for himself. Shin shows that despite his appearance, he is a highly skilled fighter as he counters Chrono's tactics with his Murakumo deck. At the end of this fierce battle, Chrono manages to win on a gamble. Afterwards, Shin deduces that Chrono was asked by a family member to stop playing Vanguard, and Chrono realizes that he loves the game so much that he cannot quit. So, Chrono eventually confronts Mikuru and tells her his true feelings about Vanguard. Revealed to be acquainted with Shin and hearing from him about how much Vanguard changed Chrono's life, Mikuru now understands Chrono's feelings and allows him to continue playing the game.

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Chrono vs. Taiyou

#11 - Chrono vs. Taiyou

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 44

The final game of the special match commences as Chrono fights Taiyou while trying to convince him that his current mindset is wrong. Unfazed by Chrono's plays and words, Taiyou calmly counters his moves and takes control of the fight. However, Chrono is cheered on by his friends and is reminded of the connections he made through Vanguard. Hoping to convey the message that Vanguard is more about fun and friendship to Taiyou, Chrono strides Chronodragon Nextage and wins the game, thereby winning the special match for Team TRY3. Before he and Taiyou could talk more, Kanzaki suddenly announces that he will fight against Chrono.

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The Power to Transcend

#12 - The Power to Transcend

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 46

Despite the overwhelming power of Kanzaki's Aurageyser Doomed, Chrono still has fun with the fight as he manages to completely protect himself from Kanzaki's assault. This leaves the audience in awe and Taiyou realizing the error of his ways. As he and the crowd start to liven up, Chrono makes one final attack with his Chronojet Dragon on Kanzaki. The force is so great that it destroys the GIRS system. Mysteriously, the attack makes it through and hits Kanzaki, which makes him come to a realization. In the end of the arduous fight, Chrono defeats Kanzaki, who suddenly declares that he will resign as manager of the United Sanctuary branch. Afterwards, Chrono and Taiyou reconcile, and Kouji pays a visit to Shin...

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Chrono vs. Ibuki

#13 - Chrono vs. Ibuki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 47

After Kanzaki's resignation, the United Sanctuary branch was left in disarray with many of its staff members and fighters leaving. Fortunately, Kouji temporarily returns to revise the branch and make it more hospitable than before, thus bringing back the lost staff and fighters. Later, Kouji calls out Chrono to tell him about the Depend Card. However, Chrono insists on cardfighting Kouji and finally settle the score with him. Meanwhile, Shin meets with Mikuru to talk about Chrono's father...

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A Place of Chance Meetings

#14 - A Place of Chance Meetings

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 8

While Shion continues his search for Ace and Chrono visits various card shops for special training, Tokoha feels left behind. While wondering what to do, Tokoha ends up helping Misaki run a tournament at Card Capital 2. After the tournament ends, Misaki decides to have a cardfight with Tokoha. Misaki sympathizes with her after having experienced the same feelings that Tokoha is going through. When Misaki was pondering what to do with her life after graduating from high school, she saw an event where two boys have a touching reunion through Vanguard. It was that moment in which Misaki knew what she wanted to do: to watch over Card Capital, believing card shops are precious places of chance meetings where people can become friends and continue to build relationships. After the fight, Tokoha now realizes what she can do, learning from Misaki to just be herself.

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Shion vs. Ace

#15 - Shion vs. Ace

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 17

Shion finally manages to call out Ace and challenges him to a cardfight. While battling, Shion reveals all he has learned about Ace, including that the mastermind behind everything is Ryuzu Myoujin. But before Shion could get Ace to confess (to a hidden camera), a biker rides in and escapes with Ace. During the escape, Shion sees that Ace's true identity is Am.

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Storm Ryuzu's Lab!

#16 - Storm Ryuzu's Lab!

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 1

Kouji leads an elite team, including TRY3, on a mission to infiltrate Ryuzu's lab to retrieve both his Depend Cards and the units that he had summoned from Cray. There, the group is separated due to the efforts of Ryuzu's security robots led by a young boy named Hiroki Moriyama, a member of the "Company". Chrono and Kouji are furthered separated from Kamui, Tokoha, and Shion; those three wind up in battles against the other Company members, which consists of the enigmatic Sousuke Wakamizu, the Dark Zone branch chief Satoru Enishi, and Shouma. Meanwhile, Chrono and Kouji come face-to-face with Ryuzu. He reveals his ambition to gather specific units called the Zodiac Time Beasts to open the Stride Gate, which he believes will perfect the world. Ultimately, the Company successfully stalls for enough time to transport the Time Beasts to another location and escape. However, due to the accumulative side effects from summoning the Time Beasts, Ryuzu dies but not before giving his last words: "For though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again."

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Tokoha's Treasure Chest

#17 - Tokoha's Treasure Chest

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 9

While working with Chrono in setting up for a Vanguard tournament for children, Tokoha reunites with a woman named Akane Kiyosu. The two have known each other since their youth and have a sister-like bond, but they have grown distant as time passed. One day, when they were young, Tokoha and Akane buried a time capsule in a park; they both put one present into the capsule that they kept secret from each other to this day. When Tokoha sees that the same park is now undergoing construction, she learns that Chrono had dug up the capsule as part of a quest from Akane, who then takes that capsule. Tokoha later learns and is distraught from the news that Akane has taken a post overseas and will be leaving Japan tomorrow. The next day, during the children's Vanguard tournament, Tokoha resolves to see Akane at the airport and have one more cardfight with her as a farewell gift. As they both recall their memories from the past, Akane reassures Tokoha that her departure is not the end but rather a new beginning. After Tokoha wins the fight, Akane gives her the present that she placed in the time capsule: a gold medal. Akane then leaves, and while on the plane, she opens the gift that Tokoha had left in the capsule: a special card of herself drawn by a young Tokoha.

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Jaime's Card

#18 - Jaime's Card

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 11

Chrono and his friends watch Jaime fight and subsequently defeat Mamoru in the interleague match. A day later, feeling anxious after watching that battle, Chrono tries to accept a quest that would award him with enough points to increase his grade. However, he ends up foregoing the quest in order to help a lost Jaime. Together, they travel to the orphanage where Jaime was raised as a child. Once there, Jaime plays with the orphans while Chrono converses with the owner Emilio. Afterwards, while walking home, Jaime shows Chrono his most treasured card, which was given to him by Emilio. The card flies out of his hand, and Jaime manages to save it but then falls into a river. So, Chrono takes Jaime to his home where he washes and cleans himself. To repay Chrono, Jaime decides to make a special quest for him, in which Chrono and Jaime will fight each other tomorrow. If Chrono wins, then he will gain the points needed to level up his grade.

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Chrono vs. Jaime

#19 - Chrono vs. Jaime

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 12

Chrono and Jaime have their cardfight as their friends (including Kouji, secretly) watch the match unfold. Jaime does the same Aqua Force combo he used to defeat Mamoru, but Chrono retaliates by striding Chronoscommand Dragon and then sending Jaime's rear-guards back into his deck. However, Jaime calls more rear-guards and continues his unrelenting assault on Chrono. In a last-ditch effort, Chrono strides Mystery-flare Dragon and activates its risky skill; by revealing the top four cards of his deck after a successful attack, if all those cards are of different grades, then Chrono gets another turn. He manages to get the right cards and ultimately wins the fight with his additional turn. This victory means that Chrono has fulfilled Jaime's quest and thus is awarded enough points to increase his grade. Finally, Jaime takes a flight back home and bids "adios" to Chrono.

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A Night at Card Capital

#20 - A Night at Card Capital

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 13

To celebrate Chrono's ascension to grade 2, Kamui, Team Trinity Dragon, and Shin throw a surprise party for him at the shop. After inviting Tokoha, Kumi, and Shion, everybody enjoys eating stew, playing table tennis, going out for ice cream, and playing in the park, except for Shin who fears Misaki's reaction to having a party in the store. After Kamui tells Chrono about the benefits that await him at grade 3, the group is motivated to play Vanguard for the rest of the night. Later, while Kamui and the others sleep, Chrono and Tokoha draw funny pictures on their faces and coax Shion to join them. The next morning, Misaki arrives and wakes up everyone, who have all had their faces drawn on. In contrast to Shin's worries, Misaki is happy after noticing how much fun everyone had.

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Takeru the Wanderer

#21 - Takeru the Wanderer

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 14

After receiving another new Gear Chronicle card from an anonymous person, Chrono comes across and helps a young man named Takeru Baba who collapses from hunger. He is a Vanguard fighter who has been traveling across the country and constantly training to become stronger. Takeru offers to repay Chrono, who declines. However, insistent in wishing to repay him, Takeru follows Chrono around but faints from hunger again. Chrono takes him to a nearby card shop where Takeru refills his stomach and Chrono spots Shion fighting other players. Finishing his meal, Takeru comments that he had fought Shion before and noticed that a certain encounter has changed him. After Takeru explains his belief that every meeting has meaning, Chrono decides to fight him. The two have such an intense cardfight that it attracts all of the other players' attentions away from Shion's battles. In the end, Chrono wins, and he and Takeru swear to meet again in the local qualifiers of the upcoming Vanguard National Tournament.

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The Masked Ghost

#22 - The Masked Ghost

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 15

After attending a party and getting reacquainted with an old friend, Yuya Karasumori, Shion overhears rumors about the Masked Ghost, a mysterious fighter who has been challenging other players and taking their avatar cards. One day, after he and Yuya spar in a fencing match, Shion is told that he will get special training from a professional fencing representative in a few days. Later, Shion receives a tip from Ryota, the boy who he befriended at the Vanguard Quiz Competition, that the Masked Ghost has been spotted. Shion tries to confront the Ghost, but he escapes. Some time later, after hearing more info about the Ghost from Ryota, Shion awaits training from the fencing representative. Just as Shion realizes the true identity of the Ghost, he receives a message that tells him that Ryota is fighting the Ghost at a warehouse and rushes over there. He arrives soon after Ryota loses to the Ghost and has his avatar card taken. Shion challenges the Ghost, who enforces a unique condition to their cardfight; Shion must play with 12 triggers taken out of his deck, but if Shion wins, then the Ghost will return all of the stolen cards. Shortly into the battle, Shion exposes the Masked Ghost's real identity: Yuya, who reveals his true motives to why he has been doing this. Nonetheless, despite the large handicap, Shion defeats Yuya, who runs away after leaving all of the stolen cards. In the end, Shion loses his chance to receive professional fencing training, but he has no regrets and believes he will get another chance.

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Clan Leader Mamoru

#23 - Clan Leader Mamoru

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 16

Tokoha gathers Chrono and the rest of the gang for a meeting to brainstorm ideas on what they can do for an upcoming regional Vanguard festival. When Chrono suggests a takoyaki stand, everyone agrees to do it. The festival eventually begins, and the takoyaki stand turns out to be a success. The others let Chrono, who has surprisingly been working hard this whole time, go enjoy the festival for himself. In the midst of the festivities, Chrono sees Mamoru hard at work himself, doing tasks such as helping attendees, advertising other booths, and cosplaying as Vangaro. Chrono asks why a famous fighter like Mamoru would have festivals and do grunt work when there can instead be tournaments. Mamoru responds that festivals are great in gathering people together and teaching them about Vanguard, which he feels is more important than tournaments. The festival's main event starts, in which players line up, form a group of three, and then simultaneously battle against Mamoru before the next group steps up to fight him. As reward for their work, Chrono and his friends are given special privilege to participate in this event, except Tokoha, who opts out of it. However, Kumi gets an emergency call and rushes back home while requesting Tokoha to take her place. Subsequently, it is time for the trio of Chrono, Shion, and a reluctant Tokoha to fight Mamoru. Nonetheless, like the other fighters before them, they are defeated but given a round of applause from the audience for their efforts. As the festival comes to a close, Chrono and Shion are glad to have fought Mamoru despite losing, and Tokoha invites them to folk dancing around a campfire.

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Chrono vs. Tokoha

#24 - Chrono vs. Tokoha

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 17

Tokoha puts on a smiling face, but she has grown frustrated and despondent by people referring her as "Mamoru's little sister", having high expectations of her for being related to a pro cardfighter, and not seeing her as an individual. She has also refrained herself from entering competitive tournaments as a result. After finishing a quest with Kumi, Tokoha tries to cheer herself up by getting her favorite croquette bread, but Chrono buys the last batch. So, she challenges him to a fight with the winner acquiring the bread. Chrono inadvertently irks Tokoha when he mentions she is Mamoru's little sister, which causes her to get angry and make a crucial mistake in the battle. He apologizes and explains what he really meant was that he acknowledges Tokoha as a strong fighter like her brother. Despite Chrono winning, he decides to give the bread to Tokoha, who now feels more confident in herself.

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Vortex Cupid

#25 - Vortex Cupid

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 18

One day, a socially awkward teenager named Ogawa had a cardfight with a girl who he fell in love with at first sight. Unfortunately, the girl accidentally left behind an Angel Feather card (Battle Cupid, Nociel), and having never learned her name, Ogawa has not been able to find her or give the card back to her. One month later, he eventually makes a quest that Chrono, Shion, and Tokoha accept to locate that girl and return her card. With little information to go on, the trio nonetheless searches for her. After much investigation, they eventually track the girl, Hinako, at her school. Shion and Tokoha feel that Ogawa should personally give her card back, but he is too scared to see her. Then, Chrono decides to shuffle the card amongst four others and has Ogawa draw one of them. If Ogawa picks the Nociel card, then he will be the one to return the card, but if not, then Chrono will. Ogawa gathers his courage, draws the right card, and returns it to her. For completing this quest, Chrono, Shion, and Tokoha are given an equal amount of points. Afterwards, Shion and Tokoha suspect that Chrono had actually shuffled the Nociel card amongst other copies of it so that Ogawa would pick it no matter what. To their surprise and disappointment, Chrono reveals that he did not do so.

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The Power of Bonds! X-tiger

#26 - The Power of Bonds! X-tiger

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 19

Kamui gives Chrono and Tokoha each a DVD movie starring Team Caesar for them to watch. In the film, Kenji, Yuri, and Gai are members of Earth Defense Squad Caesar; they pilot their own giant robots and protect the world from alien monsters. They seemingly destroy one named Zeal, but when they return to the scene, Gai sees that Zeal has shrunk itself and tries to shoot it but catches Yuri in the crossfire. Zeal takes slight control over Yuri's mech and attacks Gai, causing further mistrust. It is then that Zeal appears as an evolved form, attacks the team, and changes into its final form. To retaliate, Team Caesar combines each of their robots into Great Daikaiser. Gai wants to go for the finishing blow quickly, but Yuri tries to stop him for fear of collateral damage to the city. Their infighting causes a misfire that grazes Zeal which escapes. Frustrated, Gai leaves the team. Later, after discovering that Zeal was what caused Yuri's robot to attack Gai earlier, Zeal appears once more. With Gai gone, Kenji and Yuri attempt to stop it by themselves. They are almost defeated until the timely arrival of Gai. After the team reconciles, they combine into Great Daikaiser again and chase Zeal into outer space, where the team is surrounded and assaulted by a Legion of Zeals. Although heavily damaged, Caesar remains undaunted. Suddenly, the legendary robot Super Cosmic Hero, X-tiger appears before them. With its aid, Team Caesar wipes out the Legion of Zeals, thus saving the Earth. Although Tokoha did not like the movie, Chrono however loved it and becomes ecstatic when he meets the actual Team Caesar at the card shop.

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Still Unnamed

#27 - Still Unnamed

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 20

For the upcoming regional Vanguard tournament, Kamui decides to have Chrono, Tokoha, and Shion form an unlikely team together. He tests their teamwork through a variety of exercises, but the trio exhibits no sign of team harmony whatsoever. Then, Kamui has the three play against Team Trinity Dragon in a special cardfight in which each team member will switch with another after each turn. Throughout the fight, Chrono, Tokoha, and Shion constantly argue with each other about their playing methods. With excellent synergy, Trinity Dragon wins, leaving Kamui to believe that there is no hope for Chrono's team. Desperate to prove Kamui wrong (although he was really faking it), Chrono, Tokoha, and Shion become determined to make their unnamed team successful.

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Fake Fight

#28 - Fake Fight

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 21

Chrono, Tokoha, and Shion enter a team tournament in which the winner will gain enough points to ascend to grade 3. Things go swimmingly for them until Chrono spots one member of Team Trick Trick cheating and tries to call them out on it. However, Trick Trick's leader fakes getting hurt by Chrono and interrupts another cardfight in progress. Believing that Chrono resorted to violence, a judge tells him that he is to be stripped of his grade and banned from the tournament. After Chrono angrily leaves, Shion manages to expose Team Trick Trick's cheating methods. Ultimately, in a FIVA meeting led by Kouji, it is decided that Trick Trick will be banned from entering official tournaments for five years, and Chrono is penalized by losing all of his fighter points.

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Messiah

#29 - Messiah

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 22

After the incident at the team tournament, Chrono decides to leave his deck at the card shop and quit playing Vanguard, despite encouragement from his friends. However, after passing by many children happily engaging in Vanguard, Chrono rushes back to the shop, only to see Kouji there with the deck in his hands. Kouji reveals that he had previously met someone who had used the Gear Chronicle deck and notes its special power. Not wanting Kouji to have the deck, Chrono challenges him to a fight with the winner getting the deck. As he battles Kouji's Link Joker Messiah deck, Chrono realizes that while his fighter points are gone, the fond memories he has with his friends through Vanguard are still with him. Nevertheless, Kouji wins the fight, who decides to leave Chrono with the deck.

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The Dark Ones

#30 - The Dark Ones

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 23

After Chrono makes amends with Tokoha and Shion, the three take on a quest that will award Chrono enough points to return to grade 2. In this quest, the trio faces unusual challenges such as standing on top of a stack of pillows, cosplaying, and traversing a maze. They eventually reach the end where Chrono engages in a cardfight with the quest giver, an eccentric man referring to himself as "Vlad III". After winning a long hard-fought battle against Vlad's Dark Irregulars deck, Chrono gains not only the points to reach grade 2 but also the title of "Vlad IV" (much to Chrono's disapproval).

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Kouji vs. Mamoru

#31 - Kouji vs. Mamoru

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 24

Mamoru invites Kouji for dinner where they play a game of Vanguard while discussing about Chrono, the incident at the team tournament, and their different beliefs in Vanguard; Mamoru believes in having fun while Kouji is more focused on winning. Meanwhile, with only a week until the regional tournament's entry deadline, Tokoha and Shion help Chrono complete as many quests as possible to gain the necessary amount of points to reach grade 3. However, Chrono ends up missing out on a lot of quests in order to help a young lost boy. All hope seems lost until Mamoru, knowing Chrono's circumstances, creates a special quest, which Chrono, Tokoha, and Shion immediately accept, that will award enough points for Chrono to level up to grade 3.

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Birth of a Team

#32 - Birth of a Team

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 25

The special quest that Chrono, Tokoha, Shion, and many other fighters are participating in is a survival game/scavenger hunt on a mountain. Teams must find star coins scattered across the mountain, pass obstacles, and bet the coins in cardfights against other teams. Upon reaching the goal line, the coins will then be converted into points towards a fighter's grade. As Chrono, Tokoha, and Shion fight and gain coins, they come across many of their friends and have a fun time together. Near the finish line, Chrono defeats Tsuneto and acquires all of his coins, thus giving Chrono enough points to reach grade 3. Now eligible to enter the regional tournament with Tokoha and Shion, Chrono officially names their team "TRY3".

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Taiyou Asukawa

#33 - Taiyou Asukawa

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 26

Shin has Chrono teach a young shy boy named Taiyou Asukawa on how to play Vanguard. In the midst of the teaching fight, Taiyou explains how lonely and depressed he felt before getting into Vanguard, which Chrono can relate to. Although Chrono wins, Taiyou nonetheless feels more confident in himself, and Shin is inspired to play Vanguard again.

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Yuichirou Kanzaki

#34 - Yuichirou Kanzaki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 27

After much preparation by Team TRY3, the regional tournament finally begins. It opens with an exhibition match between last year's national champion Toyoyama and Yuichirou Kanzaki, the director of the United Sanctuary region and the man in charge of this tournament. Toyoyama seemingly has the upper hand until Kanzaki brutally retaliates and finishes the match. After Kanzaki gives a speech of elitism, the regional tournament starts as Team TRY3 makes it past the first round.

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Again, The Wanderer

#35 - Again, The Wanderer

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 28

TRY3's opponent in the second round is Team Wanderers led by Takeru Baba, which leads to a rematch between him and Chrono. As they have another intense cardfight, Chrono learns that Takeru fights for the sake of his sickly younger brother Hayato, which causes him to falter. But with some encouragement from Tokoha, Chrono regains his fighting spirit and wins the battle, thus advancing TRY3 to the third round.

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Team Demise

#36 - Team Demise

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 29

TRY3 makes it past the qualifying rounds into the top 16 of the tournament. Their upcoming opponent is Team Demise, which is coached by Kouji. While Chrono faces off against Demise's Sugiru Kariya, Shion reminisces about the time when he first got into playing Vanguard. In spite of Kariya's expert and ruthless plays, Chrono pulls off a comeback and wins the game.

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Rin Hashima

#37 - Rin Hashima

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 30

While Kamui fights Kouji to determine his intentions, Tokoha battles against Team Demise's Rin Hashima, a girl with a sadistic personality and a grudge against Mamoru. Throughout the cardfight, Rin taunts Tokoha by bringing up Mamoru into the conversation before finally defeating her. As Shion prepares himself for his next fight, Tokoha is left feeling depressed.

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Shouma Shinonome

#38 - Shouma Shinonome

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 31

While Tokoha's friends cheer her up after her loss to Rin, Shion tries to gain details about his upcoming opponent: Team Demise's Shouma Shinonome. However, he has an accidental encounter with Shouma himself, which leaves Shion with no time to look up any more information about him. Then, the decisive cardfight between Shion and Shouma commences. Although acting gentlemanly and knowing Shion's background, Shouma questions whether or not Shion is taking Vanguard seriously, causing him to slightly waver. Even though Shouma efficiently blocks most of Shion's attacks, Shion gets a chance to win the match but fails to do so. In the end, Shouma wins, meaning that Team Demise advances through the regional tournament and TRY3 is eliminated. Elsewhere, Kouji reports to Kanzaki about Chrono...

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Beginning of a Long Summer

#39 - Beginning of a Long Summer

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 32

To cheer up the depressed pair of Tokoha and Shion, and to repay them for helping him return to grade 3, Chrono prepares a trip to a beach with amusing activities planned for the day. Unfortunately, the bad weather and other accidents ruin most of the fun that the three hoped to have. Chrono eventually reveals that he originally wanted to show a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower to Tokoha and Shion. After he reassures Tokoha and Shion of their abilities, Team TRY3 is then treated with a fireworks display from a nearby festival. But later, Shion declares to his teammates that he will be quitting Vanguard.

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Chrono vs. Shion

#40 - Chrono vs. Shion

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 33

Chrono and Tokoha attempt to convince Shion to continue playing Vanguard. However, being a member of the prestigious Kiba family, Shion claims that he has other duties to tend nor does he want to play Vanguard with half-serious feelings as he has already been doing. So, with help from the Kiba family butler Iwakura, Chrono sneaks into Shion's home where he challenges him to a cardfight. As they battle, Chrono accuses Shion of running away from the fact that he lost to Shouma. Remembering to believe in his own possibilities, Shion manages to attain his long-awaited victory over Chrono. In the end, Shion decides to continue playing Vanguard and rejoin Team TRY3.

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Magallanica's Mermaid Princess

#41 - Magallanica's Mermaid Princess

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 34

TRY3 attends a special concert featuring Saya Yatomi, a popular idol from the Magallanica region and daughter of a former idol, Hitomi Kouzouji. They reluctantly become part of the event staff, and Tokoha finds herself fulfilling Saya's diva-like demands. Nonetheless, Tokoha realizes that she and Saya are alike in that they both want to be recognized as individuals and stop living in their idolized relatives' shadows. After a last-minute stage show in which Tokoha and Saya get in a pie fight, the two have a cardfight to settle the score. Then, when Chrono arrives home, he is told by his aunt Mikuru Shindou to stop playing Vanguard...

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The G Quest Begins!

#42 - The G Quest Begins!

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 1

Chrono, Shion, and Tokoha teach a girl named Luna Yumizuki how to play Vanguard. After the teaching fight, Luna departs but accidentally leaves behind one of her cards. Later, TRY3 watches the announcement of the special Generation Quest. This quest will involve all 6 branches while reuniting fighters from the past and present, and the winners will become clan leaders. As TRY3 gets excited to take on the G Quest, they also learn that Luna is actually part of an idol group, Rummy Labyrinth, and has a partner named Am Chouno. Elsewhere, Kouji initiates Plan-G...

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Special Aqua Force

#43 - Special Aqua Force

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 2

Team TRY3 heads to the Magallanica Branch for their first venture in the G Quest. After learning more details about the G Quest, they partake in the branch's quest, a team tournament in which the winning group will face the Special Aqua Force team, composed of Jaime and Team Dreadnought. TRY3 makes it to the finals with Tokoha facing Jaime, Shion against Sharlene, and Chrono fighting Leon, the Aqua Force clan leader.

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Chrono vs. Leon

#44 - Chrono vs. Leon

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 3

Chrono withstands wave after wave of Leon's onslaught and mounts a comeback victory. Tokoha and Shion then win their fights, meaning that TRY3 has conquered their first G quest.

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Ace's Trap

#45 - Ace's Trap

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 4

Shion is officially named the Kiba heir and given the family heirloom, an ancient sword that supposedly glows when held by the true Kiba heir. Shortly after, he is challenged by a young boy named "Ace". Not only is Ace's corporation trying to take over the Kiba foundation, but he has also tricked Shion's uncle Utsugi into stealing the sword for him. With much at stake, Shion cardfights Ace, both using decks made out of cards pulled from random booster packs. When Shion sees the sword shining in Utsugi's hands, he loses both his fighting spirit and the battle. Ace later reveals that their fight was captured on video to smear Shion's credibility as Kiba heir, the glowing sword was a mere trick, and Utsugi was working with Ace all along. In the end, Ace's takeover of the Kiba company is successful, which forces Shion to start living by himself while his parents and Iwakura seek help elsewhere. Nonetheless, Shion vows to get revenge on Ace.

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Rummy Labyrinth

#46 - Rummy Labyrinth

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 5

TRY3 helps with preparations for a G Quest event to be held in the Dragon Empire branch. They meet, work with, and learn about the members of Rummy Labyrinth throughout the day. When Am's most prized possession gets lost in the trash, TRY3 and Luna desperately search and retrieve it to Am's joy and gratitude. As the friendship between Luna and Am grows, TRY3 briefly meets Kamui's old friends: Naoki, Miwa, Shingo, and Kai. At the end of the day, Shion, who had been putting up a brave front over the Ace takeover incident, is revealed to truly be depressed over it. Then, he encounters Kai...

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A Stormy Night

#47 - A Stormy Night

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 6

On a stormy night, Shion cardfights and loses to Kai multiple times. This makes Shion feel helpless and powerless but eventually realize that he can do more, thus gaining more confidence and determination. The next day, the Dragon Empire branch's G Quest begins. It is a city-wide treasure hunt with participants trying to gather as many treasure points as possible, but there are "chasers" who will impede them along the way. After TRY3 splits up, Chrono and Tokoha cardfight and defeat two chasers: Naoki and Shingo, respectively.

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Shion's Awakening

#48 - Shion's Awakening

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 7

While Shion fights as many chasers as possible, Chrono and Tokoha end up imprisoned after they each fall for some of the G Quest's traps. To rescue them, Shion must defeat the "prison guard" Miwa. Shion has a tough time due to Miwa's Seal Dragon deck benefiting from his normal tactics. Nevertheless, with new-found resolve to change himself, Shion sticks to his strategy and ultimately wins the fight. Soon afterwards, the quest ends with Shion having gained the majority of the points and thus making Team TRY3 the winner.

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Zoo Branch

#49 - Zoo Branch

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 9

TRY3 and the unlikely team of Naoki, Shingo, and Luna take part in the Zoo Branch's G Quest. The preliminary round of this quest has teams cooking a dish that must have one specific ingredient (pineapple). Teams can search for ingredients in the branch's natural farm, but they must fight guards cosplaying as Megacolony units to obtain them. At the end of the round, TRY3 emerges victorious, meaning that one of their members will face the special guest, Christopher Lo. Before the last fight, Naoki tells TRY3 that the Planet Cray really exists and to ask Kamui for more information. Full of confidence after finding a new goal to achieve, Tokoha fights and defeats Chris in the final match of the quest. However, at the awards ceremony, more Megacolony units appear and say the true G Quest of the Zoo Branch has now just begun.

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Legendary D

#50 - Legendary D

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 10

To truly clear the Zoo branch's quest, TRY3 goes through more challenges. First, they defeat a hundred Megacolony soldiers in a short amount of time (using toy weapons). Then, while forced to cosplay as Card Warriors Vangamen, they face off against Team Trinity Dragon in a battle of wits. Finally, Chrono cardfights the "final boss", Daigo. Learning from Daigo's words, Chrono regains his resolve and wins against him. With that, TRY3 officially completes the Zoo branch's G Quest.

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Kai's Lightning

#51 - Kai's Lightning

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 12

TRY3 takes on the Star Gate branch's G Quest. The goal is simple but has yet to be conquered by anyone: defeat either Kai or Kouji. Through this quest, Shion gets a rematch against Kai, who tests him with his Narukami deck. Despite going through many hardships and his best efforts, Shion ultimately loses to Kai. Nonetheless, Shion stays determined to get stronger, and Kai is left impressed with TRY3's progress.

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Card Capital #1

#52 - Card Capital #1

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 14

Chrono, Kamui, and Team Trinity Dragon attend a tournament held at the first Card Capital shop. There, Chrono plays against past fighters including Eru Nakagami, Katsumi Morikawa, and Emi Sendou. Through those fights, Chrono is reminded of how much fun Vanguard is.

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Vanguard Girls' Meet

#53 - Vanguard Girls' Meet

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 16

To help Luna's relationship with Am, Tokoha and Kumi get them together and have a fun day just for the girls. Later on, Tokoha and Am have a cardfight after a disagreement over their favorite food toppings, and Kumi and Luna join in the fight. By the end of the day, Luna and Am's friendship deepens, but Am is reminded of a terrible accident that happened when she was 5 years old.

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TRY3 vs. AL4

#54 - TRY3 vs. AL4

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 18

TRY3's next venture in the G Quest is at the new and improved United Sanctuary Branch, which is now under the management of Ren Suzugamori and Team AL4. Making their way through a qualifying team tournament, TRY3 earns the right to play against AL4 in a relay cardfight. Amazingly, Tokoha defeats both Kyou and Asaka but must now face Ren.

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Chrono vs. Ren

#55 - Chrono vs. Ren

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 19

Ren beats both Tokoha and Shion, which means it is all up to Chrono. Using the cards left by his teammates, Chrono defeats Ren, thus completing the branch's G Quest. At that moment, one of Chrono's Depend Cards becomes inhabited by a new Gear Chronicle unit. As a reward, Ren informs TRY3 about the true purpose of Plan G: to pinpoint Ryuzu's location and put a stop to his ambitions. Furthermore, he tells them that once they fully complete the G Quest and awaken Chrono's last Depend Card, Plan G will move on to the next phase: GIRS Crisis.

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Darkness of the Association

#56 - Darkness of the Association

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 20

Following some rumors, Kamui goes to a seemingly abandoned facility. He meets both Mamoru and Team Trinity Dragon, and they are chased by a robot. After escaping the robot, they discover a secret laboratory, which turns out to be one of Ryuzu's Stride Force relay stations. They also learn that the FICAs of all fighters have been gathering Stride Force for Ryuzu to use (to summon units from Cray as part of his ambitions). The group is then confronted by the person in charge of this facility, the crazy Kensuke Handa. He separates Kamui from his friends and challenges him to a cardfight. While Mamoru and Trinity Dragon try to escape, Kamui defeats Handa and demands him to reveal all he knows about Ryuzu. However, the facility activates its self-destruct mechanism, and Handa falls through a trap hole. Mamoru returns to save Kamui from the explosion. Although everyone made it out safely, Mamoru expresses frustration over how he had been helping Ryuzu's plans the whole time.

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Dark Zone's Trap

#57 - Dark Zone's Trap

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 21

TRY3 takes on their last G Quest at the Dark Zone Branch. This time, the goal is to ascend a maze tower within a time limit. However, instead of participating, players can instead choose to be "creatures" to stop TRY3 and special guest Rummy Labyrinth from completing this quest and be handsomely rewarded if successful. This naturally makes all the other fighters want to become creatures, thus making TRY3 and Rummy Labyrinth the only participants in the quest. As the quest goes on, Tokoha, Shion, and Am all decide to stay behind to let their respective teammates Chrono and Luna make their way to the top. As they both reached the top before the time limit expired, there is a final fight between Chrono and Luna. Meanwhile, Shion fights Am and confirms that she is Ace. In the end, despite Luna's strong feelings, Chrono wins and awakens his last Depend Card in the process. With that, TRY3 complete all of the G Quests with a perfect record. Afterwards, Kouji approaches TRY3 and gives the team an invitation to the G Quest Ultimate Stage.

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Showdown! Team Q4 - Tokoha vs. Misaki

#58 - Showdown! Team Q4 - Tokoha vs. Misaki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 23

The match of TRY3 vs. Q4 bears another meaning for TRY3; if Chrono and his teammates cannot beat Q4, then they will not be allowed to face Myoujin. The first game pits Tokoha against Misaki, who is using her Tsukuyomi deck. Despite Misaki returning cards into her deck and memorizing how she stacked her cards, Tokoha holds on by defending herself with the new Generation Guard mechanic. Tokoha then wins on the next turn, and Misaki is left satisfied with how far she has come.

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Shion vs. Kai

#59 - Shion vs. Kai

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 24

The second fight of the special match is Shion vs. Kai, who is using his Overlord deck. Shion attacks aggressively at the start, but Kai quickly closes the gap and puts him a nearly hopeless situation akin to the cardfights from their first encounter. This time however, Shion keeps his composure and miraculously defeats Kai.

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Chrono vs. Kamui

#60 - Chrono vs. Kamui

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 25

The last game of the special match is Chrono vs. Kamui. Chrono intends to surpass Kamui, who acted as his mentor the whole time. On the other hand, Kamui wants to beat Chrono in order to prevent him from fighting Myoujin and from suffering a possibly horrible fate. Backstage, Shion and Tokoha confront Am and try to convince her to stop working for Myoujin, but Shouma Shinonome suddenly shows up before them. Upon revealing how he was involved in the Kiba takeover and thereby revealing his affiliation with Myoujin, Shion furiously starts pummeling Shouma. Kouji appears and stops Shion, and after some taunting from Shouma, he leaves with Am. As the cardfight between Chrono and Kamui reaches its climax, the countdown to GIRS Crisis begins.

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GIRS Crisis

#61 - GIRS Crisis

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 26

Just as Chrono delivers the finishing blow to Kamui, GIRS Crisis commences. By having fighters from all over the world flood the GIRS system with Stride Force and crashing it, Kouji and his companions are able to pinpoint the spot where Stride Force is still being gathered, which is deduced to be Ryuzu's main base of operations. Shortly after the members of TRY3 celebrate their victory over Q4, Kouji informs them that they will soon infiltrate Ryuzu's lab. However, Ryuzu prepares for them...

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Reunion with Kanzaki

#62 - Reunion with Kanzaki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 4

Chrono and Taiyou seek Kanzaki, who is training in a secluded mountain range. They tell him about the situation with Ryuzu, and in exchange, Kanzaki tells them more about Depend Cards; they are contracts between a fighter and a summoned unit from Cray, but summoning units require a large amount of Stride Force. Kanzaki also reminds Chrono of their fight when Chrono had truly summoned Chronojet Dragon, which surprises Chrono of his own untapped power. Meanwhile, Shouma approaches Ibuki and warns him of certain punishment. After spending the night at Kanzaki's hut, Chrono and Taiyou return to the city and confront Hiroki, following Kanzaki's hunches. Having rebuilt his deck, Taiyou challenges Hiroki to a rematch.

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Taiyou vs. Hiroki

#63 - Taiyou vs. Hiroki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 5

Taiyou starts his rematch against Hiroki. Realizing how lonely Hiroki truly is and how he clings to his twisted sense of justice, Taiyou defeats Hiroki, who escapes with help from Wakamizu. Meanwhile, Am tells both Tokoha and Luna her reason for working with Ryuzu: to revive her comatose parents. She also tells them her role as Peacemaker, the one who will eventually open the Stride Gate. Although Am cuts off her ties of friendship with the two, Luna nonetheless wishes to stay by her side. Later that day, Chrono learns that Mikuru also knew that Rive was still alive but kept that secret from him. Appalled, he storms out of his home, and standing next to him is Ryuzu...

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Collapse of the Dragon Empire Branch

#64 - Collapse of the Dragon Empire Branch

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 6

After having an odd dream about Rive, Chrono and Ryuzu talk more about the latter's goal to perfect the world into one without strife or war. Chrono says Ryuzu's methods to do so are contradictory, but he replies that sacrifices are necessary. Ryuzu also tells Chrono that he is the singularity, as in the first person to create a link between Earth and Cray, which causes sudden images to appear in Chrono's head. Meanwhile, Enishi, Am/Ace, and Luna appear at the Dragon Empire Branch. To defend the branch, Mamoru cardfights and defeats Enishi. Then, when Am fights Kouji, Luna shockingly summons one of the Zodiac Time Beasts, Chronobeat Buffalo, and has it attack and destroy the branch. In the midst of the attack, Mamoru protects Tokoha but gets injured in the process. Before the Buffalo's rampage could continue, Enishi knocks Luna unconscious, which causes the beast to disappear. With the destruction of the branch, Enishi, Am, and Luna retreat.

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An Ill-Tempered Visitor

#65 - An Ill-Tempered Visitor

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 7

The attack on the Dragon Empire Branch left many people hospitalized, including Mamoru and Kouji. Tokoha blames herself by thinking if she had stopped Am and Luna, then this incident would not have happened. Tokoha is then approached by Rin Hashima, who challenges her to a cardfight. Tokoha is too sad to fully focus on the battle, but when Rin defeats her, she snaps out of her depression and is glad to see that all of the patients are recovering. Later, Chrono confronts Ryuzu again and challenges him...

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Chrono's Memory

#66 - Chrono's Memory

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 8

Transported to a secluded ruined area, Chrono cardfights Ryuzu. While battling, bits of Chrono's lost memories regarding his father slowly pop into his mind until he finally recalls the incident involving himself, Rive, and Ryuzu. As it turns out, Rive and Ryuzu were friends who were working on creating a link between Earth and the planet Cray. One day, Chrono was brought over to a laboratory and watched an experiment in which Rive was used to open a portal to Cray. However, Rive later learned how Ryuzu wanted to sacrifice Cray for Earth's benefit. While Rive argued with him, Chrono heard a voice calling him from the Cray side of the portal. That voice belonged to Chrono Dran, and Chrono had summoned the dragon to Earth. When Ryuzu wanted to capture Chrono Dran, Rive knew at that moment what he had to do. He overloaded the system, caused the portal to explode, and destroyed the lab while protecting Chrono and Chrono Dran. While carrying the two away, Rive told Chrono to forget everything. Back in the present time, with all of his memories retained, Chrono is more appalled with Ryuzu, who knocks him unconscious with a taser.

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Awakening of the Depend Card

#67 - Awakening of the Depend Card

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 9

Chrono discovers that he has been taken to a private villa where he and Ryuzu continue from where their cardfight left off. Meanwhile, Kouji, Kamui, Shion, and Tokoha track down Chrono's location but are impeded by the Company. During the scuffle, Enishi tells Tokoha that Luna has become the new Peacemaker and has lost her sense of self as a result. Back at the villa, Ryuzu comes to realize that no matter what he says, Chrono will not join his cause. Just as Ryuzu lands the potential finishing blow, he summons his Chronofang Tiger to the real world and attacks Chrono with it. But it is at that moment when Chrono's 3 remaining Depend Cards awaken and are summoned to aid him. Chrono also summons Chrono Dran, and his four units fend off Tiger and knock out Ryuzu. This causes him to drop his other Depend Cards, which Chrono takes and tries to awaken all of them. However, doing so not only drains Chrono's energy and make him faint, but also unbeknownst to him, it worked in Ryuzu's favor. Later, after having an ominous dream about the Zodiac Time Beasts trapped with Luna, Chrono wakes up and finds himself back home safe with his friends and family.

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Triangle of Divas

#68 - Triangle of Divas

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 10

To help with the reconstruction of the Dragon Empire Branch, Saya Yatomi returns to hold a special event, the "Happy Vanguard Festival", along with fellow idols Lisa Ferris and Remy Altena. Drawing many attendees, the festival moves on to the main event: a stage performance in which Saya, Lisa, and Remy try to show the evil "Black Vangua-rou" the fun of Vanguard. However, during the show, rain falls and causes one of the stage props to malfunction. Just when Saya thinks the show is ruined, Team TRY3 appears as Card Warriors Vanguamen. Thanks to them getting the audience involved, the show is saved, and the festival is an overall success.

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The Trio, Once More

#69 - The Trio, Once More

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 11

Jaime takes TRY3, Kamui, Misaki, and Taiyou to a deserted island reserved for training. After said training, Jaime devises a plan to give TRY3 some alone time; he has the team search for the lunch preparations which were "accidentally misplaced" in the mountains. As they hike the mountain, the three let out their feelings about everything, thus increasing their bond. After TRY3 returns with the food, they train more and discuss their plans for the future.

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Rive and Ryuzu

#70 - Rive and Ryuzu

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 12

Shin tells Chrono about his past with Rive. Back then, Shin was part of Team Nippon along with Mark Whiting and Rive, who was also the team's mentor. Together, they won the national Vanguard tournament and were invited to the world championship. Around the same time, Rive was also spending time with Ryuzu, which Shin did not like because it was taking time away from training. One day, Shin met Ryuzu and had a cardfight with him; if Shin won, then Ryuzu would not be allowed to see Rive. Although Shin won, Rive still kept meeting with Ryuzu. Eventually, Shin realized the likely reason why Rive kept seeing Ryuzu: they both agreed on and pursued the idea that Vanguard can be used to make the world a better place. Rive tells Shin about the existence of the Gear Chronicle clan and said that it was the key to change the world, which was the last memory Shin had of him.

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Promise

#71 - Promise

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 13

Kouji learns from Kai that the Zodiac Time Beasts are somewhere in outer space and relays this info to Chrono and his friends. Later, Chrono decides to cardfight Kouji to test his modified deck which no longer has Chronojet Dragon in it. During the battle, Kouji apologizes to Chrono for withholding information about Rive's condition. He also tells Chrono the reason he treated him so harshly in the past was to toughen him for the battle against Ryuzu. After the fight, Chrono tells Kouji that he is prepared to let Kouji use his power however he wants, even if it may cost Chrono his life.

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Enishi vs. Am

#72 - Enishi vs. Am

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 15

To prevent Luna from being sacrificed for the Company's project, Am cardfights Enishi. She resolves herself to save Luna even if it means losing the chance to revive her parents. On the other hand, Enishi reveals his past in which he and a female friend suffered from a disease. He swore to protect her, but the girl eventually died while Enishi lived, which he thinks her life was given to save his. Believing that Luna's sacrifice is necessary for the sake of a better future, Enishi defeats Am and banishes her from the Company.

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Shinonome's Joy

#73 - Shinonome's Joy

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 16

With things going smoothly for the Company, Wakamizu proceeds to summon the last Zodiac Time Beast. However, Shouma wants to make his own "adjustment" to the process and cardfights Wakamizu to do so. Meanwhile, Am requests Team TRY3 to help her save Luna, but Shion refuses to forgive Am for her actions and walks away. On the other hand, Tokoha tells Am that she still considers her as a friend and accepts her request. Back at the Company's headquarters, in spite of Wakamizu's calculations, Shouma defeats him. After having Wakamizu forcibly removed, Shouma makes a slight adjustment to the summoning process.

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Perfect Future

#74 - Perfect Future

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 17

After Shion agrees to help Am save Luna, Chrono and the gang are called out by Ryuzu. He pulls Chrono into an image that details how he was able to summon the Zodiac Time Beasts after Rive's betrayal. Then, with the power of all the Zodiac Time Beasts in possession, Ryuzu opens the Stride Gate, creating a Tower of Light. Sacrificing the Planet Cray and converting it into energy through the gate, Ryuzu's image of a "perfect future" is born; everyone falls into a deep slumber and will dream blissfully about their own perfect futures forever. But Chrono, Shion, Tokoha, Am, and Taiyou awake from their dreams because they have been chosen as arbiters who will fight Ryuzu and the Company. The outcome of their battles will decide the future once and for all.

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Blazing Sword

#75 - Blazing Sword

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 20

After retrieving the Kiba family sword, Shion cardfights Shouma. He boasts how he has foreseen everything that has happened and enjoys when both his own predictions come true and unforeseen events occur. On the other hand, Shion retorts how Shouma is just a manipulative observer while he gain what he wants through his own efforts. At that moment, the Kiba sword transforms into a new G-unit for Shion: Blazing Sword, Fides. He uses its power to defeat Shouma, who predicted that this would happen. Just then, a large piece of debris is about to fall on Shouma, but Shion pushes him out of the way and is crushed. Shouma thinks that Shion is pretending to be unconscious but slowly realizes that he may be dead. He cries for Shion to wake up just as more debris falls on both of them.

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Future Beyond Imagination

#76 - Future Beyond Imagination

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 23

Ryuzu strides Demiurge and uses its effect to stack his deck with triggers like he did against Kouji. However, Chrono counters by forcing Ryuzu to shuffle his deck before attacking. Believing that the power of bonds will help him overcome anything that the future may hold, Chrono strides a new G unit, Chronodragon Gear Groovy, which was created thanks to the collective Stride Force of awoken fighters from around the world. With its power, Chrono defeats Ryuzu.

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Miracle Card

#77 - Miracle Card

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 38

After Team TRY3 is reunited, Kouji informs the trio about how the United Sanctuary Branch uses their harsh training programs to strengthen cardfighters and how these people are participating in them of their own volition. With TRY3 still believing the branch's ways are wrong, Kanzaki decides to fight the team by himself. As Kanzaki makes his counterarguments to TRY3, he reveals that a certain fight he had was what influenced him into becoming the elitist he is today. After mentioning something about a "miracle card" that he encountered, Kanzaki defeats TRY3. Later, it is revealed that Kanzaki's true goal is using the branch's training programs to fulfill the conditions of making that miracle card appear before him again and then claim it.

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30 votes
Nextage

#78 - Nextage

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 40

TRY3 finally receives the invitation to the promised match against Team Demise. At the same time, the Dragon Empire branch chief, Ryutarou Oyama, plans to hold an assembly to discuss with all the other chiefs about the United Sanctuary's harsh training programs. Believing the special match is a chance to show the fun of Vanguard to the fighters of the United Sanctuary branch, Team TRY3 attempts to convince Ryutarou to hold off on the assembly until afterwards. This leads to a cardfight between Chrono and Ryutarou, with Chrono successfully conveying his honest feelings of wanting to display how fun Vanguard can be. After the fight, Ryutarou explains that the assembly will still be held but after the special match. Until then, TRY3 individually train themselves for the upcoming match, with Shion and Tokoha gaining new cards for their efforts. Finally, the day of the special match arrives...

star 9.81
30 votes
Shion vs. Shouma

#79 - Shion vs. Shouma

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 42

The rematch between Shion and Shouma commences. While making strong offensive and defensive plays, Shouma thinks that Shion is still the prideful person who tries to do everything but ends up with mediocre results. Because of this, Shouma predicts this fight will end the same way as the last time they battled. However, Shion believes his possibilities are endless as he strides his new G unit Aerial Divine Knight, Altmile to turn Shouma's prediction on its head and make a comeback victory.

star 9.81
30 votes
Mikuru Shindou

#80 - Mikuru Shindou

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 15

After the tournament, Shin talks with Chrono and reveals that he and Chrono's father Rive were friends and teammates. Knowing that Chrono wants to face Ryuzu Myoujin and despite warning him that he may die, Shin decides to have a cardfight with Chrono to test his resolve. During the battle, Shin reveals Ryuzu was involved in Rive's death, which causes Chrono to worry that Mikuru will be put in danger as well. But with some encouraging words from Mikuru, Chrono makes up his mind; he will protect both her and Vanguard from Ryuzu.

star 9.81
30 votes
Ryuzu Myoujin

#81 - Ryuzu Myoujin

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 2

Some time has passed after Ryuzu's death. While on his way to meet with Taiyou, Chrono meets a peculiar boy who has a Gear Chronicle deck and decides to have a cardfight with him. Much to Chrono's shock, the boy reveals himself as Ryuzu Myoujin reincarnated. As the fight goes on, Ryuzu expresses more of his ideals of making the world perfect through Vanguard. After Ryuzu defeats Chrono, he tells him that his father Rive Shindou is alive and that Kouji knew it all along. Before leaving the distraught Chrono, Ryuzu suggests he should join with him.

star 9.81
31 votes
Hiroki Moriyama

#82 - Hiroki Moriyama

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 3

Chrono meets with Kouji to ascertain that Rive is still alive. Kouji also explains his reasons for keeping this information secret. Meanwhile, the United Sanctuary Branch is invaded by the Company's Hiroki Moriyama, a young boy who believes he is a hero of justice while all who oppose him are evil. Since Team AL4 is currently out, Taiyou takes it upon himself to defend the branch by cardfighting Hiroki. As the battle continues, Hiroki spouts more of his ideals of how justice always wins, evil always loses, and evil must be punished. This reminds Taiyou of the old elitist philosophy of the branch and gives him more reason to defeat Hiroki. Unfortunately, not only does Taiyou lose, but Am (as Ace) summons one of the Zodiac Time Beasts and uses its power to destroy the branch. While there were no casualties, Taiyou is nonetheless disheartened that he could not defend the branch.

star 9.81
31 votes
Time of Judgment

#83 - Time of Judgment

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 18

Because of the "adjustment" that Shouma made to the summoning process, Kouji is unaffected by Ryuzu's image and goes into the Tower of Light to face Ryuzu. Chrono and the gang soon enter the tower, become separated, and each prepare to fight against the members of the Company (except Chrono). For the last time, Taiyou battles Hiroki, defeats him, and offers to be his friend despite everything that happened.

star 9.81
31 votes
Deus Ex Machina

#84 - Deus Ex Machina

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 19

Kouji fights Ryuzu, who slowly binds each of the twelve Zodiac Time Beast cards. In doing so, he is able to stride Deus Ex Machina, Demiurge, use its effect to stack his deck with triggers, and defeat Kouji. Then, Kouji activates a device that causes Chrono Dran to be awakened. In response, Ryuzu summons Chronofang Tiger to stop Kouji. Although Kouji is knocked out by the Tiger, he successfully frees Chrono Dran, which returns to Chrono's possession.

star 9.81
31 votes
True Feelings

#85 - True Feelings

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 21

Tokoha fights Enishi, who believes that Ryuzu's "perfect future" is the right one in which no one will be hurt. However, Tokoha tries to convince him that this future is a false one that only blinds people. She goes on by saying there may be tough times, but people can and will get through them. Defeating Enishi, Tokoha gets him to admit that even he thought Ryuzu's vision of a perfect future was wrong. Meanwhile, Am fights a projection of Luna's will, which is to make Am's wish of reviving her parents come true. Am confesses that what she truly wants is to be with Luna, even if it means having to wait longer for her parents to wake up from their comas. After Am beats the projection, the real Luna awakens.

star 9.81
31 votes
Chrono vs. Ryuzu

#86 - Chrono vs. Ryuzu

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 22

While on his way to face Ryuzu, Chrono comes across Kouji, who is injured from his battle with Ryuzu. After confirming that Chrono Dran returned to Chrono, Kouji urges him to go on. Chrono does so and begins his cardfight against Ryuzu. In this fight, Chrono and Ryuzu both feel all damage inflicted, thus risking their lives in this final showdown.

star 9.81
31 votes
Next Stage

#87 - Next Stage

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 - Episode 24

With Ryuzu's defeat, the Stride Gate not only begins to crumble, but the energy that was poured through it is pushed back to the Planet Cray. Ryuzu accepts his loss and prepares himself to disappear along with the gate. Chrono wishes to save him, and in response, the Zodiac Time Beasts revert Ryuzu into an infant to give him a second chance in life. The Zodiac Time Beasts return to Cray, the Stride Gate is destroyed, and Chrono and his friends are sent back to Earth. Two months later, life has returned to normal, including how Shion becomes the official heir to the Kiba family, which has been restored to its former glory. Everyone, including former enemies, convenes to a Vanguard tournament hosted by Chrono, and they all have fun playing the game that they have formed bonds over.

star 9.81
31 votes
New Colleagues

#88 - New Colleagues

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 17

Aichi has difficulty pushing for victory, and his opponent gets a Critical Trigger on top, bringing him to five damage. Aichi desperately needs to block the next strike, but is unwilling to leave his hand empty. He guards with Wingal and Intercepts with his new unit Knight of Truth, Gordon. At first, it seems that Aichi has an insufficient amount of Shield, but he reveals that Gordon's skill, the Especial Intercept, allows its shield to rise by 5000 points during an Intercept. Aichi then proceeds to call Gigantech Charger, another new card whose skill is used to completely fill Aichi's side of the field, and finish the match with a Critical Trigger. Team Black Magic's next fighter, Kurosaki, appears, while on Team Q4's side, Kai steps up. They both use Kagero, and the announcer, MC Miya, and spectators seem to think it will be an exciting match. However, they are soon disillusioned - Kai annihilates his opponent without even breaking a sweat. Afterwards, everyone sees that underneath Team Black Magic's dark cloaks are actually three sparkling-bright young men. Kai's victory leads to Team Q4 advancing to the next round and Kamui becoming enraged that he was not given the chance to fight.

star 9.76
33 votes
Another Foo Fighter

#89 - Another Foo Fighter

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 47

Team Q4 proceed to fight Team FFBS and Kamui is up first, facing Hiromi from FFBS. Hiromi then used the skills of Young Pegasus Knight, Hi-Dog Breeder Akane, Great Sage Barron, Knight of God-speed Galahad and Margal to power up her units. Kamui skillfully defends and used the skill of Stern Blaukruger to stand Stern and the unit behind him to finish the fight. Hiromi congratulates Kamui about winning the first fight, but tells him that their victory as a team had vanished. Aichi then wakes up and manages to watch Misaki's fight, and found out that Misaki had lost the match due to Sealed Dragon Blockade, a vicious card that disables Misaki's rear-guards to intercept. After watching the fight, Aichi slowly makes his way to the fighting area to start the third fight. As he walks towards the Motion Figure System, Shin, Misaki and Kamui were shocked. Aichi tells Misaki and Kamui that he was disappointed in the two and gave them and confident, evil smile. His opponent, Kiriya Bidou told Aichi he was convinced that Aichi would run away and Aichi replied, saying that there was no need to be afraid of him. The fight begins!!

star 9.75
32 votes
Lord of the Fight

#90 - Lord of the Fight

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 62

Having ordered the positions of her last 16 cards thanks to the abiltys of her cards, Misaki defeats Asaka.

star 9.75
32 votes
Each One's Summer

#91 - Each One's Summer

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 2 - Episode 20

Q4 and New AL4 continue their vacation on the southern island, with each member of Q4 having their own story to tell. Kamui gets depressed when he loses to Tetsu again, and his friends Reiji and Eiji cheer him up. The three then undergo a rigorous training regimine, which gives Kamui inspiration to make a new deck revolving around the Raizer series. But once again, in spite of this new deck, Kamui is defeated by Tetsu. After getting coaxed into playing beach volleyball with Ren and Asaka, Misaki cardfights with Ren, with both of them borrowing others' decks. Ren reveals the reason as to why he fights with other people's decks is to not only try and find a more suitable clan for him to use, but to also gain a better understanding of his own deck. With that in mind, Misaki constructs a new Witch-themed Oracle Think Tank deck and defeats Ren, this time borrowing Emi's Bermuda Triangle deck. Aichi turns his focus toward developing a new deck. He finally accepts the gift of Psyqualia and uses it to construct a new deck while also fully embracing the Gold Paladin clan. All the while, Izaki tries to fish but a suntanned Morikawa's swimming gets in the way, and Miwa cardfights (and repeatedly loses to) Kai. Team Q4 and friends take a flight home while New AL4 stays on the island.

star 9.75
32 votes
Jaime Alcaraz

#92 - Jaime Alcaraz

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 10

Chrono takes on a quest from a foreigner who wants him to show how Vanguard is played in Japan. At the rendezvous point, Chrono meets the client, a young Spanish man named Jaime Alcaraz. Despite what the quest said, the overly-positive Jaime is more interested in sightseeing and learning about Japanese culture than playing Vanguard. After much shopping, sidetracks, and run-ins with Shion and Tokoha, Chrono and Jaime overhear two children arguing; one little boy wants to have a cardfight with the other older boy, who refuses him. Jaime persuades that boy into fighting by offering him the delicacies he bought throughout the day. So, the two boys fight, and the younger boy manages to win. Afterwards, the two kids become friends, and Jaime decides to give all of his food with both of them. Just when Jaime finally wants to play Vanguard with Chrono, Mamoru appears and reveals Jaime's real identity; he is actually a rising star fighter from the European League and has been invited to Japan to compete as part of the Euro team in an interleague match against the Tokyo team (which Mamoru is a member of). In the end, Jaime recommends for Chrono to watch the match and then takes his leave with Mamoru.

star 9.74
30 votes
Dog Trainer

#93 - Dog Trainer

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 37

Using the special bracelets awarded to them for winning the tournament, TRY3 infiltrates the United Sanctuary branch. However, a security guard mistakes them as native fighters and separates the trio. Tokoha is horrified by the harsh training programs of the branch and decides to confront Rin about it. Elsewhere, Shion is taken to a GIRS arena where he is challenged to a cardfight by that guard who is in fact Yuya as Shion had suspected. While battling against Yuya's new Shadow Paladin deck, Shion is forced to wear the bracelet which delivers physical pain to him whenever he takes damage. When Shouma appears to spectate the match, Yuya reveals how it was Shouma who invited him to the branch. Yuya eventually rose up the ranks and gained the position of Dog Trainer, a security personnel/disciplinary teacher who punishes losers and enforces the branch's mottoes of "winning is everything" and "weakness is a sin" to others. Offended and outraged upon hearing of the branch's morals, Shion swiftly defeats Yuya and then confronts Shouma. Meanwhile, Chrono meets with Taiyou again and tries to convince him that his current mentality of wanting to become strong is not right. As Chrono attempts to flee from the facility with Taiyou, Kouji stands before him.

star 9.74
30 votes
Naked Fight

#94 - Naked Fight

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 11

Kamui confirms to Chrono that the planet Cray does exist and to ask Kouji for more details about it. Then, Kamui has Chrono, Team Trinity Dragon, and eventually Shion undergo special image training at a public bathhouse. At the end of the rough training session, only Chrono could last long enough to have a cardfight against Kamui. While battling, Kamui notes Chrono's reluctance to see Kouji and tells him to just go through with it. By the end of the day, Chrono decides that the next G Quest for TRY3 will be at the Star Gate branch, where Kouji and Kai are waiting.

star 9.74
30 votes
The Challenge from PSY

#95 - The Challenge from PSY

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 2 - Episode 4

With Team Q4 reunited, Aichi, Kamui, and Misaki go shopping in preparation for the VF Circuit. After they finish their shopping, they visit Card Shop PSY so that Aichi can talk to Suiko about the mystery behind the replacement of his Royal Paladin deck. Once there, they find out that the Ultra Rare girls will also be going overseas. Noticing the large amount of shopping bags that Team Q4 has, Rekka questions the team's motive for participating in the VF Circuit. When Misaki says that she's going because she was asked to, Rekka insults her for treating their ticket to the VF Circuit as a free vacation and having no intention to win. To prove her wrong, Misaki challenges Rekka to a cardfight. While using the new Angel Feather clan to use cards in her damage zone to her advantage, Rekka criticizes Misaki's deck for being good but still lacking. Rekka then shows Misaki what that missing attribute is when she rides Circular Saw, Kiriel and utilizes its Limit Break to defeat her. Through this loss, Team Q4 realizes that they must change their mentality and their decks if they want to have a chance to win the VF Circuit.

star 9.72
32 votes
Genius's Descent

#96 - Genius's Descent

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 2 - Episode 11

The battle between Aichi and Chris continues, but this time both amp it up by using Psyqualia. Chris declares he will defeat Aichi with a triple slash from his School Hunter, Leo-pald, but the experience against Ren's Psyqualia could give Aichi the advantage in this match.

star 9.72
32 votes
Q4 vs. Ultra Rare

#97 - Q4 vs. Ultra Rare

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 2 - Episode 27

Aichi is feeling desperate by the fact that he and Q4 must win the Japan Stage of the VF Circuit. To better prepare the team, Shin recommends for Aichi, Kamui, and Misaki to battle against other stronger, non-Q4-affiliated cardfighters. Aichi takes a look at his Blond Ezel card and is reminded about Kourin, the person who gave it to him. So, Q4 goes to Card Shop PSY and requests for the Ultra Rare girls to cardfight with them for training purposes. They accept, and thus the battles ensue. The first match-up is between Aichi and Kourin, who now uses an Angel Feather deck. Aichi gains the upper hand when he superior rides Pellinore, but Kourin uses her Angel Feathers' skills to swap cards from her damage zone and then calling them. As the fight continues, Kourin antagonistically puts down Aichi by telling him to give up and how he's reached his limits. He proves her wrong and shows his determination when he rides Blond Ezel and activates its Limit Break to defeat her. Despite her harsh words, Kourin is actually glad that Aichi won. Then, the second match-up starts with Kamui against Suiko, who also uses an Angel Feather deck. Although Kamui takes some precaution by not dealing 4 damage to Suiko for fear of Limit Break, she nonetheless plays a card named Doctroid Micros, whose skill is used to purposely give herself 4 damage. Not only can she now activate the Limit Break of her key card, Chief Nurse, Shamsiel, but she also powers up all of her front-row units as well. How will Kamui deal with Suiko's Limit Break?

star 9.72
32 votes
Chrono Shindou

#98 - Chrono Shindou

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 1

Three years have passed after the end of the Legion Mate arc. Chrono Shindou, an independent and apathetic teenager, finds a Vanguard deck and a map in his school locker one day. After school, he follows the map to a card shop, Card Capital 2, where he sees his first cardfight between Mamoru Anjou and an older Kamui Katsuragi, who works part-time at the store. When Chrono shows Kamui his deck, Kamui is shocked that the deck is of a never-before-seen clan: Gear Chronicle. Kamui decides to have a cardfight with Chrono, who has never played Vanguard before. So, Kamui teaches Chrono about the lore and rules of Vanguard as they play. When Chrono is driven into a corner, he hears a voice that tells him about Generation Stride, or an "alternate future". This is an ability that allows Chrono to stride a new unit from the Generation Zone, and it manages to give him the victory over Kamui. Afterwards, having been emotionally moved by that cardfight, Chrono runs off to see his "alternate future" while passing by a certain someone...

star 9.72
32 votes
Kouji Ibuki

#99 - Kouji Ibuki

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 3

Chrono takes on a quest from someone who wants to fight and test out a new deck. When Chrono goes to the specified meeting place, Vanguard Colosseum, he is greeted by a young man, Kouji Ibuki. He brings Chrono into a special room that is equipped with a Grand Image Reality System (GIRS), which is able to bring Vanguard fights to life through advanced holographic images. Chrono and Kouji engage in a cardfight with Chrono gaining the upper hand early. But Kouji soon reveals his sinister persona by toying with Chrono while exposing his weaknesses, comparing him to a child. Desperate to turn the fight around, Chrono attempts to stride Interdimensional Dragon, Mystery-flare Dragon. At the same time, Mystery-flare Dragon begins to appear in the real world, with only children being able to see it. However, the dragon disappears before it could fully emerge. Meanwhile, the GIRS shuts down, thus stopping Chrono and Kouji's fight. Kouji leaves without ever revealing his name to Chrono, who is left feeling completely frustrated.

star 9.72
32 votes
Shion Kiba

#100 - Shion Kiba

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 4

At Card Capital 2, Chrono receives an envelope from an anonymous person that contains a new Gear Chronicle card. He then accepts a quest from a boy who wants to get a card back from his grandmother's house. Chrono meets the grandmother, Reika, and attempts to explain the situation to her, but she does not trust him. To earn her trust while also improving himself, Chrono does menial tasks for Reika such as pulling weeds from her yard and buying her groceries. When Chrono returns from shopping, he is shocked to see that Shion Kiba, a popular and athletic student/cardfighter from his school, has already acquired the requested card and also earned Reika's trust (and affection). Since Chrono was there first, Shion feels that he should have the card and tries to give it to him. However, Chrono declines, thinking Shion is pitying him. Returning to the card shop, Chrono and Shion decide to resolve things with a cardfight, with the winner ultimately getting the card to fulfill the quest. Driven into a corner by Shion's Royal Paladin deck, Chrono manages to make a comeback victory with the new Gear Chronicle card he got. Although Shion gracefully accepts his loss, he vows to defeat Chrono when they fight next time.

star 9.72
32 votes
Tokoha Anjou

#101 - Tokoha Anjou

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 5

Tokoha Anjou is a female classmate of Chrono's and is skilled in Vanguard. One day, she is asked by her older brother Mamoru, a famous pro fighter, to tell him about any information she finds about the new Gear Chronicle clan. The next day, Tokoha takes her friend Kumi Okazaki to Card Capital 2 and gets her registered as an official Vanguard fighter. They then see Chrono playing Vanguard, with Tokoha surprised to see Chrono being happy when compared to his delinquent-like nature at school. Chrono accidentally drops his deck due to suffering from a toothache, which allows Tokoha to see that he has the Gear Chronicle clan that Mamoru told her about. Later, afraid to go to the dentist, Chrono tries to take his mind off his toothache by taking on an easy quest at the card shop. He accepts a quest from a beginner who wants to fight; the person who made the request turns out to be Tokoha's friend Kumi. Chrono and Kumi engage in their cardfight, but his toothache causes him to make mistakes and puts himself at a disadvantage against Kumi's Oracle Think Tank deck. When Tokoha reminds Chrono that Vanguard fights should be fun, he makes a recovery and wins the fight. Before Chrono could leave, Tokoha tells him that she will eventually fight him. In the end, Tokoha informs Mamoru about Chrono, who finally goes to the dentist to treat his toothache.

star 9.72
32 votes
Mamoru Anjou

#102 - Mamoru Anjou

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 6

Kamui invites Chrono to a special FIVA event where one lucky person can get a chance to fight against Mamoru, who is the Kagero clan leader of the region. After Chrono registers himself for the event, he is approached by a man in a costume of FIVA's mascot character, Vangaro, who is interested in fighting against Chrono's Gear Chronicle deck. Then, Mamoru appears, trying to find the branch manager. He quickly deduces that "Vangaro" is the manager, who escapes with Chrono in hand. To track the manager down, Mamoru creates a quest for all fighters to "catch Vangaro", thus leading the manager and a reluctant Chrono to be chased by several people. They find shelter in a secret room where the manager discards his Vangaro costume and reveals his true appearance. Chrono and the manager have their cardfight in another room equipped with GIRS. Before the battle could conclude, Mamoru shows up, after finishing the event in which he fought a randomly-selected attendee (Tsuneto), and chastises the manager. Chrono and Mamoru finally meet and get acquainted with each other; Mamoru requests to fight Chrono, but he declines because he wishes to get stronger first.

star 9.72
32 votes
Beautiful Nagisa

#103 - Beautiful Nagisa

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 8

Chrono meets a girl who Kamui is all too familiar with: Nagisa Daimonji. She may have matured, but her romantic feelings for Kamui have stayed strong over the years. She has even gone so far as to make a quest for fighters (Team Trinity Dragon) to get Kamui to play against her. Kamui tries his best to escape, but he is eventually cornered by Nagisa and Trinity Dragon. Chrono appears in Kamui's defense after accepting his quickly-made quest to protect him from Nagisa. However, Chrono is deceived by Nagisa's (false) "tragic love story" and sides with her while Kamui manages to enlist Trinity Dragon to his aid. After this whole debacle, Kamui finally decides to fight Nagisa. If he wins, then Nagisa will leave him alone at the shop. But if Nagisa wins, then she and Kamui will get married. Despite Nagisa's luck in getting triggers, Kamui manages to defeat her, although she will most likely return.

star 9.72
32 votes
Casear's Empress

#104 - Casear's Empress

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 55

The second match is between Misaki and Yuri, two female fighters with completely different playstyles. While Misaki makes her decisions based on highest probabilities and most logical outcomes, Yuri relies on her intuition to take high risks for greater rewards. The latter strategy holds true as Misaki makes a grave misplay by not going for said high risks which could have won her the match. Showing the reason why she is called the Empress, Yuri uses her instincts to draw a Stand Trigger as if she commanded her deck to allow her to do so, thus giving her enough power to defeat Misaki and take the second game. With the score tied 1-1, the last match between Kenji and Aichi will decide who will go on to the finals. As both players deal damage to each other, Aichi sets up to play Soul Saver Dragon in his next turn. However, Kenji sees through Aichi's plan and intends to put a dent in it.

star 9.70
33 votes
Kamui Katsuragi

#105 - Kamui Katsuragi

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 5 - Episode 2

Chrono revisits Card Capital 2, meets Shin Nitta, and then talks with Kamui about his Gear Chronicle deck. Then, after meeting Team Trinity Dragon, Chrono is given a Fighter's Card ("Fica" for short) by Kamui, who also tells him about the Federation of International Vanguard Association (FIVA). It is an organization that supports Vanguard fighters, and through its Vanguard Network, it allows fighters to accept quests, gain points, and raise their grades. Accompanied by Kamui, Chrono and Team Trinity Dragon compete with each other in a quest from a young boy who wants them to find his lost card. They eventually discover the card was stolen by a crow and chase it down. Both Chrono and Tsuneto Tado, the leader of Team Trinity Dragon, grab the card but refuse to let the other take it. So, Kamui decides to have them settle things with a cardfight. After much teasing from Tsuneto about his name, Chrono defeats him, gives the card back to the boy, and completes the quest, thus gaining points and increasing his grade. Afterwards, Chrono and Kamui return to Card Capital 2, where Chrono has his first introduction to Misaki Tokura, who is now the owner of the Card Capital store line.

star 9.69
32 votes
Meeting of Fate

#106 - Meeting of Fate

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 23

Aichi, Kamui and Misaki visit Card Shop PSY after Suiko's invitation. They meet an aloof red-haired stranger with a peculiar attitude. However, once the Ultra Rare group arrives, they learn that he is none other than Ren Suzugamori, the winner of the previous national tournament! Kourin and Ren engage in a Cardfight, both using the exact same deck structure, and Aichi, who had been beaten by Kourin before, watches in amazement as Ren easily controls the match. Strangely using the same speech patterns that Kai does during his matches, Ren uses a seemingly simple Grade 1 card called Blazer Idols to finish the game. However, what are these visions that Aichi has of the planet Cray, when Ren is about to make his move...?

star 9.67
33 votes
Kyou's Revenge

#107 - Kyou's Revenge

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 41

Kyou is back for revenge against Team Q4 - specifically Kai. Kyou then proceeds to explain how things came to be this way - since he lost his match to Kai during the Nationals, he got banished from AL4. As a former member of AL4, Kyou had trouble finding a new team to join because no one wants to recruit a discarded AL4 member to prevent any conflicts. After multiple rejections, Kyou goes insane and swears vengeance against Team Q4. For the first match, Aichi decides to take the lead instead of letting Kai face Kyou again in hopes of earning more of Kai's acknowledgement. Under the influence of his new powers, Aichi becomes a completely different Cardfighter. Before the match, Aichi declares his victory and the card Young Pegasus Knight as the key card to win the match - something that Ren would do. During the match, Kyou slowly becomes intimidated by Aichi's resemblance to Ren. Kyou believed Aichi was simply bluffing after retiring his Young Pegasus Knight during his second turn. But at the end, Aichi reveals the second Young Pegasus Knight he had and declared his victory with the same attitude and aura as Ren.

star 9.67
33 votes
Whirlwind! Kamui, the Grade-Scool Fighter

#108 - Whirlwind! Kamui, the Grade-Scool Fighter

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 5

Aichi goes to the card shop to buy a booster pack in the hopes of getting a Grade 3 card. When he arrives, he sees a grade-school kid, Kamui Katsuragi, convincingly defeating Izaki in a cardfight. Aichi challenges Kamui, but he refuses, noticing that Aichi is not a strong player. Then, after Kamui beats Morikawa in a cardfight, Aichi tries to buy a booster pack. Suddenly, Emi appears, and Kamui immediately falls in love with her. Before Aichi could buy a pack, Emi drags him back home while Kamui looks on, thinking that the two are boyfriend and girlfriend. Later, Aichi buys a booster pack and is pleased to find that the pack contained a Grade 3 card, Solitary Knight, Gancelot. Just then, Kamui shows up and challenges Aichi, demanding to get Emi if he beats him. Although Aichi misunderstands Kamui's intentions, he and Kamui begin their Vanguard fight. Kamui uses powerful cards like Genocide Jack and King of Swords to quickly deal a ton of damage to Aichi, who strikes back by using his newly-acquired Solitary Knight, Gancelot. But in the end, Aichi loses to Kamui after he calls his ace card Asura Kaiser. Afterwards, Emi arrives and tries to get Aichi home, and it is then that Kamui learns that the two are actually siblings. Now, hoping to get closer to Emi, Kamui starts referring to Aichi as his "big brother", although Aichi is not exactly glad about it.

star 9.65
34 votes
Ninja Fighter Withdraws

#109 - Ninja Fighter Withdraws

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 11

Aichi makes a comeback by calling more units from his deck to boost the power of The King of Knights, Alfred, forcing Ninja Master M to use most of his cards to guard against his attacks. As a result, M is left with no cards to defend himself from Aichi's last attack. Aichi wins and therefore advances to the semifinals. Ninja Master M disappears, and Mark soon arrives (with a bag containing his Ninja Master M attire). After Aichi's match, Kamui and Misaki play in their respective cardfights, and they both advance as well. Before the start of the semifinals, the tournament is put on hold for a lunch break. So, Aichi and Emi have lunch outside the card shop where Kamui tries to get Emi to feed him, but no such luck. After everyone returns to the shop, Aichi, Misaki, Kamui, and Kai all draw lots to determine who will be playing against who. Aichi is put up against Kamui while Kai must fight Misaki. With the matchups set, the semifinals begin.

star 9.65
34 votes
When the Moon is Full

#110 - When the Moon is Full

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 29

Team Q4's second match against Team Muscle Brain begins. Team Muscle Brain believes that training the body will result in a better mind, and thus practices brutal fighting prowess. However, when Kai steps up to the first match, he is able to annihilate his opponent easily by Superior Riding Blazing Flare Dragon. Misaki takes the second match, using a new line of cards located in the deck that was given to her by her parents before their death. Though she can't seem to get a Grade 3 in hand, using the effects of her units she Superior Rides Goddess of the Full Moon Tsukuyomi. Using skills that allow her to draw, she increases her hand to the point where she comfortably blocks her opponent's desperate move, and finishes the game. There is no time to celebrate, though, as the next match is versus Team AL4, the strongest team.

star 9.64
33 votes
To The Sea

#111 - To The Sea

Guin Saga Season 1 - Episode 13

Guin and the others finally arrive at the Town of Ross, and prepare to cross the Sea of Lent; their plans are put in jeopardy when they lean that Argos has declared war on Mongaul. Astrias is captured by Al Deen, posing as the minstrel Marius, who interrogates him for information regarding the missing twins. Naris sets his plan to win over Amnelis into motion.

star 7.53
57 votes
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Mirage

#112 - Mirage

Guin Saga Season 1 - Episode 19

Having been delivered safely to Agrayan Royal Palace by a passing vessel, Guin and his party are finally able to reach Argos. The difference in social status between Rinda and Istavan has become a problem for the young lovers, and Istavan decides to leave in order to make a name for himself. Meanwhile, Lord Skarl and Lord Beck lead their troops through the Urien Mountains in order to launch a surprise attack, and retake Parros. In crystal, with everyone believing he is dead, Naris is also able to make plans for the reclamation of Parros.

star 6.97
29 votes
Destined Meeting

#113 - Destined Meeting

Guin Saga Season 1 - Episode 5

Guin and the others head for Suni's home with the Raku tribe, attempting escape from the pursuing forces lead by Princess Amnelis and Lord Marus. Marus tracks them down and Guin and the twins are captured; it is up to Istavan to infiltrate the camp and save them, before they are taken to the feared Avalon Keep.

star 6.87
30 votes
Results of the Training Camp

#114 - Results of the Training Camp

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 1 - Episode 35

Aichi sleeps late and is thus the last to get up. Kai and Kenji have woken up before everyone else and are already engaged in Cardfighting. They have leftover curry for breakfast, while Aichi reports the unfortunate results of his deck editing session. They go to the beach, where Aichi, Katsumi and Yūta are put under a special training regimine by Kamui, which culminates in them imagining themselves as valiant Vanguards on Cray. Shin presents Q4 with a briefcase full of rare cards, which they used to build up their decks. Aichi's Royal Paladins speak to him in his mind, and he reconstructs his deck without realizing it. Yuri challenges Aichi to a rematch, and Aichi skillfully uses the effects of Hi-Dog Breeder Akane and Pongal to get Soul Saver Dragon in his hand, before Katsumi interrupts the match. The team finally leaves the training camp, satisfied with the experience they have gathered.

star 5.50
2 votes
Ibuki's Miscalculation

#115 - Ibuki's Miscalculation

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 6 - Episode 13

The next fight for TRY3 at the branch is another rematch: Chrono versus Kouji, who quickly gains the upper hand and expresses disappointment over Chrono's lack of growth as a fighter. However, he rebukes that Kouji has also done things that irritate him, specifically when he gave Chrono three blank Depend Cards but not telling him what to do with them. Just as Chrono makes his final attack, he is pulled into another vision that shows a new Gear Chronicle unit, much like with Chrono Dran. In the end, Chrono defeats Kouji again, and one of his Depend Cards now has that unit on it. After the awards ceremony, Kouji speaks privately with TRY3, informing the team more about Depend Cards, Plan G, and Ryuzu Myoujin's ambitions.

star 5.00
1 votes