Thursday, July 24, 2014

News: World Championship 2014 Announced, Cardfight!! Vanguard Neon Messiah Movie Trailer Airs

Three hours ago Bushiroad Inc. uploaded the formal announcement of the start of World Championship 2014 to the official cf-vanguard web portal and Cardfight!! Vanguard Facebook page. Slated for an August to December timeline, this year's international competition will use booster sets up to VGE-BT15: Infinite Rebirth, to be released in September. While very little information is available regarding WCS2014 at this time, fans remain hopeful for the implementation of the long desired best-of-3 format championed in VGCS, ARG Circuit series and Cosmic Oasis tournaments.

And earlier today Oricon Inc. uploaded a trailer for the upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard Neon Messiah theatrical film to their YouTube channel. The trailer (embedded below) teases a fight between Aichi and Kai using their traditional Royal Paladin and Kagerou decks, appearances by Morikawa playing against Osamu's Megacolony, Kamui playing his Raizer deck from the fourth season versus Naoki with Big Bang Knuckle Dragon, as well as a match between Aichi's sister Emi and her friend Mai with different Bermuda Triangle decks. A stinger image planted after the trailer hints at the introduction of antagonist Ibuki Kouji's mysterious Deleter cards. A translation of the trailer's dialogue is hosted below.

The final image of the trailer is captioned ヴァンガード消滅の危機?! Vangaado shoumetsu no kiki?! "Vanguard annihilation crisis?!" hinting at one of the mysterious qualities associated with the Deleter cards, their ability to make the vanguard itself disappear. This idea was first introduced more than a year ago in Itou Akira's Cardfight!! Vanguard manga, from which the Deleters originate, and Neon Messiah's narrative appears to be following through on the plotline. The manga is at present being serialized in English by Vertical Inc., and late this August the third of the seven volumes currently released in Japan will be adapted to English.

Aichi: Every day we share the same dream. The dream of a wish that I entrusted to Blaster Blade.
Finally, the Cardfight!! Vanguard movie version will debut! Both the anime we all appear in, and the following drama!
Kai-kun, let's go!
Kai: Yeah!
Both: Stand up
Cardfight!! Vanguard: The Movie
On September 13th, Stand Up!
The movie has not yet been licensed for western release; at present English translation of the series is primarily handled by Crunchyroll, which is responsible for simulcasting subtitled releases of the anime. No word on their potential involvement with the film has been made.