Cardfight!! Vanguard is a Japanese media franchise created in collaboration between Akira Ito , Satoshi Nakamura (Duel Masters), and Bushiroad president Takaaki Kidani. An anime television series was produced by TMS Entertainment and aired in Japan on TV Tokyo starting on January 8, 2011. An official trading card game by Bushiroad began releasing in Japan on February 26, 2011, in Singapore on May 5, 2011, and internationally on May 12, 2011. A manga series was also announced and began publishing in Kerokero Ace magazine on March 26, 2011. A second season for the anime under the title Cardfight!! Vanguard began airing on April 8, 2012. A third season for the anime began airing on January 13, 2013 under the title Cardfight!! A fourth season for the anime with the subtitle Legion Mate will air in spring 2014.