It was announced today that a new anime for the trading card game franchise Cardfight!! Vanguard is in production and CLAMP are providing the original character design concepts for it. The animation production will be done by Kinema Citrus.
The anime is entitled Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress, or simply Vanguard overDress.
The main key visual (illustrated by CLAMP) can be seen bellow, as well as the staff list:
The anime synopsis was also announced:
The first PV has been announced as well:
According to this tweet below, the anime will air on the official Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube Channel with English subtitles starting on April 3rd!
According to this other tweet below, a new booster pack for the trading card game franchise will go on sale starting on April 17th. A card illustrated by CLAMP can be found in rare occasions.
What a surprise announcement! The character design looks very much like CLAMP’s current art style.
Just a reminder that this anime is NOT the Netflix collaboration. We still need to see more information about that (hopefully this year). If we have the Netflix anime this year, this would mean that there will be three animes airing in 2021 with character designs by CLAMP: 1) Code Geass Dakkan no Zetto; 2) Vanguard overDress; 3) Untitled Netflix original anime. If you count Tokyo Babylon 2021, that’s four animes related to CLAMP in 2021. Wow!
I am also very happy that the anime will be streamed worldwide in the Cardfight!! Vanguard YouTube channel with English subtitles. It really shows how CLAMP are really concerned about their international audiences, which is great.
I am not sure this anime is my cup of tea, but I’ll be looking forward to the new CLAMP art that might come out of it!