Cardfight!! Vanguard (Japanese: カードファイト!! ヴァンガード Hepburn: Kādofaito!! Vangādo) is a Japanese media franchise created in collaboration among Akira Itō (Yu-Gi-Oh! R), Satoshi Nakamura (Duel Masters), and Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani. An anime television series was produced by TMS Entertainment, Sotsu, and Dentsu and aired in Japan on TV Tokyo starting on January 8, 2011. An official trading card game by Bushiroad began releasing in Japan on February 26, 2011, in Singapore on May 5, 2011, and internationally on May 12, 2011. A manga series was also announced and began publishing in Kerokero Ace magazine on March 26, 2011.
The series continued for three additional seasons: Cardfight!! Vanguard: Asia Circuit, which began airing on April 8, 2012; Cardfight!! Vanguard: Link Joker on January 13, 2013; and Cardfight!! Vanguard: Legion Mate on March 9, 2014. An anime/live action film was released on September 13, 2014 in Japan.
Cardfight!! Vanguard G ran from October 26, 2014 to October 5, 2015. It was followed by Cardfight!! Vanguard G: GIRS Crisis on October 11, 2015. Cardfight!! Vanguard G: Stride Gate aired from April 17, 2016 to September 25, 2016. It was followed by Cardfight!! Vanguard G: NEXT on October 2, 2016, which OLM, Inc. started producing the series. It will be followed by Cardfight!! Vanguard G Z on October 8, 2017.