Bushiroad announces product release updates for 2023 and Q1 2024

Singapore (July 7, 2023) – Bushiroad International announces release dates for English Edition Trading Card Game (TCG) titles Cardfight!! Vanguard, Weiß Schwarz and Shadowverse: Evolve through the Bushiroad English Conference Summer 2023.
This video premiered on the Bushiroad Official Channel on YouTube.

Cardfight!! Vanguard
The third season of “CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD will+Dress” will begin airing on July 8, 2023.

With the odds stacked against protagonist Yu-yu and his friends, they must fight to protect their vision of cardfights with individuality. The opening theme “The last resort” is sung by GYROAXIA, and the ending theme “BLUE BUD” is sung by Hina Aoki.

New episodes air on Fridays at 7am UTC+8 (4pm PDT, 7pm EDT, 1am CEST) on the official Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube channel.

A special BanG Dream! collaboration will be included in the upcoming release Booster Pack 11: Clash of the Heroes.

A total of 35 types of cards will be included in this collaboration, and are trigger units that feature illustrations of BanG Dream! characters. There are also higher rarity versions which include a hot-stamped signature of the character’s voice actress. These cards can be used in any deck.

The updated release schedule for all products that have been announced so far is as follows.

Bushiroad’s flagship card game Cardfight!! Vanguard recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. The TV anime series has aired since January 2011, and over 2 billion cards have been sold through multimedia expansion worldwide. Cardfight!! Vanguard has since been adapted into comics, stage performances, and various events and collaborations with external partners.

Weiß Schwarz
Release dates for previously announced titles SPY x FAMILY and Chainsaw Man are confirmed.

SPY x FAMILY will be released on January 26, 2024.

A trial deck and booster pack will be available for this release. Trial deck products contain prebuilt decks that can be used for play out of the box, while booster pack products contain cards that can be used to upgrade the trial decks, or to build entirely new decks.

Undercover spy “Twilight” must navigate his mission to prevent all-out war between rival nations by maintaining the façade of a happy family.

Chainsaw Man will be released on February 16, 2024.

A trial deck and booster pack will be available for this release.

Denji is recruited into a government agency that fights against devils in Japan after a devil named Pochita fuses their souls together to become the eponymous Chainsaw Man – a devil human hybrid with chainsaws for arms.

A new original artwork for the English Edition Original title GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- has been revealed.

GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- is the latest in a series of fighting video games developed by Arc System Works. It received praise for its visuals, revamped gameplay, and online play, and is the best-selling title of the franchise with over a million copies sold as of August 2022.

English Edition Original titles are developed for English Edition of Weiß Schwarz, and feature unique titles such as RWBY and Adventure Time among other fan-favourite Japanese animation titles like The Seven Deadly Sins and Mob Psycho 100.

The updated release schedule is as follows.

Weiß Schwarz allows players to relive their favorite animations and games through an exciting, fast-paced card game. Popular titles such as Date A Live, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World- have graced the game, along with many others.

Shadowverse: Evolve

The English edition of Shadowverse: Evolve launched worldwide on June 30, 2023 with the release of six starter decks featuring each of the playable classes, as well as the first booster set, “Advent of Genesis.”

To encourage players to support their local stores and to give players an avenue to practice for larger-scale events, official stores will be running casual tournaments regularly for players to join. Participants will receive a random card from the Promo Series 1 set, only available from July through September, for playing in these tournaments.


Apart from shop tournaments, shops can also organize another type of tournament under the Shadowverse: Evolve Championship program. These are one-off events that official distributors and stores can apply for, with exclusive prizes to be won.

The World Invitational season is also slated to begin in August starting with the Shop Qualifiers. Top players from each Shop Qualifier will be invited to play in a Regional Qualifier, which will then lead into the World Finals where the strongest players from around the world will compete for the title of World Champion.

Those who are looking to learn Shadowverse: Evolve can also attend the Shadowverse: Evolve demo caravan. Bushiroad staff members will be traveling to stores around the world to host demo sessions. More information on the dates and times of these sessions can be found on the official website.

The third booster set release for Shadowverse: Evolve, Flame of Lævateinn, has also been announced. This set features characters inspired by fairy tales, as well as the booster set’s namesake, Lævateinn Dragon.

In addition, the third booster set will contain special alternate-art collaboration cards featuring the popular NIJISANJI EN talent Millie Parfait.

The first crossover set, “Umamusume: Pretty Derby,” was also announced. The set will contain over 180 different cards featuring artwork and memorable scenes from the popular mobile game.

Due to the impact of this release on the competitive scene, two cards will be preemptively restricted in order to maintain a fair gameplay environment for all Shadowverse: Evolve players.

Shadowverse: Evolve is a competitive trading card game where players battle using one of six different classes, summoning followers and casting spells to defeat their opponents. The gameplay closely follows the digital collectible card game, with the inclusion of new mechanics that allow for new ways to play.

The Bushiroad Championship Series 2023 is about to begin.

This is the most competitive event of the year, with invitations extended to top players to participate in the prestigious World Finals event at the start of the next year.

The event was held in Los Angeles, California earlier this year, but the Bushiroad Championship Series 2023 World Finals will be returning to Tokyo, Japan.

More information on locations for regional tournaments and the World Finals will be announced shortly.


Bushiroad Inc. is an entertainment company known for its popular trading card games such as Cardfight!! Vanguard and Weiß Schwarz, its mobile games such as Vanguard ZERO and BanG Dream! Girls Band Party!, as well as other entertainment contents that cater to a worldwide audience.

Bushiroad Inc. consists of 15 sub-entities: Bushiroad International Pte Ltd., Bushiroad USA Inc., Bushiroad Creative, Bushiroad Media, Bushiroad Move (HiBiKi), Bushiroad Music, Bushiroad Music Publishing, Bushiroad Fight (STARDOM), New Japan Pro-Wrestling Co., Ltd., New Japan Pro-Wrestling of America, Inc., Hikosen Theater Company and Sopratico Co. Ltd.
Cygames, Inc. was founded in May 2011 and has since launched hit mobile games such as Rage of Bahamut, Granblue Fantasy, Shadowverse, Princess Connect! Re: Dive, World Flipper, and Umamusume: Pretty Derby. The success of its titles has allowed Cygames to expand into other media, including but not limited to manga, merchandise, and anime.

Following the releases of Granblue Fantasy: Versus and Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, the company is currently developing more console titles, including Granblue Fantasy: Relink, Project Awakening, and Project GAMM.
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