Bushiroad held their “Bushiroad English Conference Summer 2021” panel at Anime Expo Lite on Saturday, which unveiled several upcoming products and events. In addition to localized products for the English editions of TCG titles Cardfight!! Vanguard & Weiß Schwarz, the event announced an English-exclusive product and a series of online events to be held later this year.
The Touken Ranbu –ONLINE– collaboration set will make its way to the English Edition of Cardfight!! Vanguard in January 2022.
Touken Ranbu –ONLINE– launched globally in April 2021. Players take on the role of a sage who can call forth “touken danshi,” legendary swords given human form. Collaboration sets were previously released in Cardfight!! Vanguard in 2015 and 2017.
The Cardfight!! Vanguard overDress anime aired the final episode of its first cour last week, and a second cour is slated for Fall 2021. Kinema Citrus will continue to lead animation production, with character designs by CLAMP.
Bushiroad describes Cardfight!! Vanguard as:
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.
The latest title to join Weiß Schwarz’s lineup of English Edition Originals is the American web series, RWBY. Bushiroad describes the English Edition Original banner as titles that resonate with Western audiences in the international market, previous titles including Mob Psycho 100 and Adventure Time. RWBY is set for a December 2021 release, with more information to come.
Numerous titles from the Japanese Edition of Weiß Schwarz were also confirmed for English release. Hololive Production, Mushoku Tensei, and Rent-a-Girlfriend will all release with a Trial Deck+ and Booster Pack, most likely some time in 2022. Additionally, an Extra Booster for Date A Bullet is set to launch in November 2021.
Bushiroad describes Weiß Schwarz as:
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.
As for those hoping to play these TCGs with others, Bushiroad also announced details for a large-scale online tournament series to be held in December 2021. Following the success of this past May and June’s Bushiroad Spring Fest Online 2021, Bushiroad Rumble Online 2021 will be held over 4 weekends across North America/Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Oceania, encompassing all 3 Cardfight!! Vanguard formats in addition to Weiß Schwarz. As COVID-19 restrictions still apply to many regions across the world, these tournaments will continue to be held online, but will feature a higher player capacity than previously. More information to be released at a later date.
Source: email correspondence