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Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 Release Date

Cardfight!! Vanguard Season 7 Release Date

What is it that people enjoy about watching anime? This is of course a trite question since there are so many different personal opinions. Some people enjoy the Harem genre for its approach to comedy, romance and delectable human figures. Other people enjoy Shonen for the action, excitement and spiky haired protagonists. This will usually make writing reviews kind of pointless, since people's likes and dislikes will always overcome the "objective" factors such as quality of characters, depth of story or speed of pacing. The only thing that an anime can really be judged on is its focus, meaning what it tries to accomplish, whether it's the insane action and visuals of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann or the ocean deep story of Gankutsuou The Count of Monte Cristo. It is what creates personal opinions. I would not say that Hikaru No Go is better than Bokurano, but rather that they focus on completely different things that appeal to different people. So what does this have to do with Cardfight Vanguard G? 

The Vanguard anime series has not been anything magnificent so far. It's been a neat series with some fun characters, an interesting card game and an easily understandable plot. Storywise it has always lacked depth and the characters have been fairly generic (at least for those who watched beyblade as a kid). But this has always gone well with what I interpret as the focus of the series, fun. The animation is bright and colorful, the atmosphere is very comfortable and the card game is well presented. I liken it in some ways to Lucky Star, which was never supposed to be viewed as an incredible deep show. Regardless of objective quality of the Vanguard series I still have fun with it, or at least the first two seasons. 

Cardfight Vanguard G on the other hand seems to have no idea of what it's focus is supposed to be. Since its called Cardfight Vanguard it needs to have the card game aspect, but they are no longer full games. If you have watched Dual Masters then you know what I am talking about. They only show you highlights rather than full games, which means that the viewer has no concept of the strategy or complexity involved. The "action" part of the anime becomes to simple and feels underdeveloped.
Still this is all just my personal opinion. LOL. There still seems to be people who do enjoy the series so it would be exceptionally narcissistic to think of my opinion as the only right one. The colorfulanimation, comfortable atmosphere and likeable, yet generic, characters makes it understandably enjoyable depending on who watches. Personally I need a little more meat in order to fully enjoy a series, but perhaps this is a result of having watched so many anime. I would really only recommend this series to anime newbies, fans of bright and comforting shows or people who are nostalgic for the earlier seasons of Vanguard.

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