UPCOMING BUSHIROAD CARD GAME PRODUCTS & EVENT REVEALS AT ANIME EXPO LITE
Anime Expo Lite (July 3, 2021) – Bushiroad unveils information through the Anime Expo Lite livestream on upcoming products and events for its popular English Edition Trading Card Game (TCG) titles Cardfight!! Vanguard & Weiß Schwarz for the rest of 2021 and beyond.
The highly anticipated Touken Ranbu –ONLINE– release will be making its way to the English Edition of Cardfight!! Vanguard in January 2022.
In Touken Ranbu –Online-, the player takes on the role of a sage who can call forth “touken danshi”, legendary swords given human form. Collaboration sets for this popular browser game were released in Cardfight!! Vanguard in 2015 and 2017 previously.
A Title Trial Deck & Title Booster will be released for this series. A Trial Deck product contains a pre-constructed deck that can be used for play off the shelves, while a Booster product contains cards that can be used to upgrade the Trial Deck, and build other decks as well.
The release schedule for upcoming Cardfight!! Vanguard products is as follows:
Bushiroad’s flagship card game Cardfight!! Vanguard celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. 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.
Joining the Weiß Schwarz line-up is the hit anime-influenced American web series RWBY. This fantasy series follows the exploits of Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang training to be Huntresses to defend their world from evil.
This title will be released under the Weiß Schwarz English Edition Original banner, which features new titles that resonate with western audience in the international market. More information on this release will be revealed in the near future.
The following highly anticipated titles will be localized from the Japanese Edition to the English Edition of Weiß Schwarz.
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7 Trial Deck+ & a Booster Pack will be released for this title.
Date A Bullet is a spinoff from the Date A Live series which focuses on the exploits of the fan-favourite character Kurumi Tokisaki. Cards from this product can be used alongside cards released in Trial Deck+ & Booster Pack Date A Live, and with certain cards released in Trial Deck+ & Booster Pack Fujimi Fantasia Bunko.
An Extra Booster contains a more focused line-up of cards compared to Booster Packs, but can similarly be used to upgrade existing decks, and build new ones.
Rent-a-Girlfriend tells the story of college student Kazuya Kinoshita, who decides to use a rent-a-girlfriend dating app service after a difficult breakup and meets Chizuru Mizuhara, with whom he becomes increasingly entangled with.
A Trial Deck+ and Booster Pack will be released for this title.
Mushoku Tensei covers the exploits of Rudeus Greyrat, an unnamed 34 year-old NEET who is reincarnated into a world of sword and sorcery. When he realizes this, he resolves to become successful in this new life and world.
A Trial Deck+ & Booster Pack will be released for this title.
The release schedule for upcoming Weiß Schwarz products 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.
From end May to early June, the Bushiroad Spring Fest Online 2021 event was held.
As large-scale in-person TCG events can no longer be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this online tournament served to scratch the competitive itch of the global player base. More than 500 participants joined the tournament, which was held over 3 weekends across 3 regions (North America/Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Oceania) and featured all of Bushiroad’s TCG games and formats.
Following its successful conclusion, Bushiroad announces the Bushiroad Rumble Online 2021, another online tournament event that will be held over 4 weekends in December 2021 and January 2022. In order to allow more players to participate, tournaments for each game and format will be held on separate weekends across the 3 regions, and will feature higher player capacity.
More information on this event will be released in the near future.
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 12 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.
Bushiroad (English) – https://en.bushiroad.com/
Bushiroad Global Facebook (English) – https://www.facebook.com/bushiroad/
Bushiroad Global Twitter (English) – https://twitter.com/BushiroadGlobal
Cardfight!! Vanguard (English) – https://en.cf-vanguard.com/
Cardfight!! Vanguard Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CardfightVanguard
Cardfight!! Vanguard Twitter – @cfvanguard_en
Weiß Schwarz (English) – https://en.ws-tcg.com/
Weiß Schwarz Facebook – https://facebook.com/WeissSchwarzTCG/
Weiß Schwarz Twitter – @weissschwarz_en
A copy of the press release can be found here.