The protagonist of this story, Sendo Aichi, is a timid boy in his third year of middle school. He had been living his life looking backward rather than forward, trying not to stand out.... More
The protagonist of this story, Sendo Aichi, is a timid boy in his third year of middle school. He had been living his life looking backward rather than forward, trying not to stand out. However, he had one thing that kept him going - the "Blaster Blade," a card from a card game that was given to him when he was little. That card is the reason why he begins to engage in Card Fights, something that changes his life drastically. The name of the card game is "Vanguard." The game takes place in a different planet called "Klay," and due to a never before seen play system, it becomes popular throughout the world. Aichi, immediately attracted by Vanguard, meets friends such as Togura Misaki and Katsuragi Kamui, along with other rivals. Through friendly rivalry with them, Aichi begins to enjoy a fulfilling life. Aichi, however, has a goal: to once again battle with a Vanguard Fighter by the name of Kai Tosihki. Kai Toshiki is an aloof and cold-hearted high schooler who has outstanding abilities in the world of Vanguard. He is also the reason why Aichi started playing the game. For him, Toshiki is the person who saved him from his boring life and introduced him to Vanguard. In order to get better at Vanguard, Aichi puts his soul into it every day. He wishes that someday, he'll be able to battle Toshiki and have him recognize his worth.
Kamui takes Aichi to Card Shop Handsome, a pirate-themed store that Kamui used to visit. They meet the previous regional champions that had gone on to play at the national tournament, Team Handsome,... More
Kamui takes Aichi to Card Shop Handsome, a pirate-themed store that Kamui used to visit. They meet the previous regional champions that had gone on to play at the national tournament, Team Handsome, which is led by Gouki Daimonji, an old friend of Kamui. Soon after, they also meet Gouki's little sister Nagisa. She has a huge crush on Kamui to the point that she wants to marry him despite their young age, but the feeling is not mutual. When Kamui tries to explain that he's in love with Aichi's sister Emi, the situation is misinterpreted as Aichi trying to take Kamui away from Nagisa and hurting her feelings. Always wanting to make her little sister happy, Gouki challenges Aichi to a cardfight with the winner getting Kamui. As the fight goes on, Aichi learns the horror of Gouki's Granblue deck as he constantly resurrects his undead pirates from the drop zone. The level of a cardfighter who has played in a national tournament proves to be too much for Aichi; Gouki defeats him, making Aichi learn the level of competition that he will face in the future and more eager to get stronger. After the game, the misunderstanding is cleared, and Nagisa goes back to chasing after Kamui, much to his dismay.