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Tokyo, Japan (July 26, 2021) – Bushiroad announces that Cardfight!! Vanguard will be sponsoring two New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) events in 2021. The “RESURGENCE IN Los Angeles” will be held at The Torch at La Coliseum on August 14, 2021, and “WRESTLE GRAND SLAM in MetLife Dome” in Saitama, Japan on September 4 & 5, 2021.
CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress Presents RESURGENCE IN Los Angeles on August 14th
The first event in a year and half since a physical audience was allowed at events, this match has a meaningful theme of “Revival”.
CARDFIGHT!! VANGUARD overDress Presents WRESTLE GRAND SLAM in MetLife Dome 2 Series on September 4th & 5th
Continuing for 7 years since the strongest Finals “G1 CLIMAX 24” in August 2014, Grand Slam returns on a larger scale than ever before.
For more information on the Wrestle Grand Slam Series
New Japan Pro Wrestling veteran Hiroshi Tanahashi announces new “Cardfight!! New Japan Vanguard Club” and the launch of the “Tanahashi Cup”
Hiroshi Tanahashi, who has 10 years of experience in cardfighting, joins the “Cardfight!! New Japan Vanguard Club”. As a long-standing Vanguard fan, Tanahashi aims to battle passionate players and build up Vanguard’s "Real NEXT STAGE" by launching the “Tanahashi Cup” and calls for players to participate.
Comment from Team Leader Hiroshi Tanahashi
This is Hiroshi Tanahashi, “Once in a Century Masterpiece”, the Ace of New Japan Pro-Wrestling! I have been playing Vanguard since the beginning, and my love for Vanguard is not to be underestimated. It feels like it’s fate for me to be forming this Vanguard Club!
My aim is to gather fans that were once passionate about Vanguard! I believe that there are many fans that are away for various reasons, such as work, child-raising, studies, among others. Therefore, with this opportunity, and the trigger of the formation of the New Japan Vanguard Club, let’s play Vanguard again! Of course, I will be looking forward to a cardfight with you! In the meantime, I will be strengthening myself…
I won’t be hold anything back, so be prepared! Stand up, Vanguard!
The Ace of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Hiroshi Tanahashi debuted in October 1999 and currently holds the highest record of IWGP Heavyweight titles (8 times) and has defended the title a record breaking 11 times. This achievement goes alongside a domestic Grand Slam, with Tanahashi one of precious few to win the IWGP heavyweight, Intercontinental, Tag and NEVER Openweight Championships, as well as 3 G1 Climaxes.
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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 leader in Japanese Pro-Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling welcomes it’s 50th anniversary in March 2022. The company joined the Bushiroad group as one of it’s entities in 2012, and has organized local and overseas events in locations such as Tokyo Dome, Osaka-Jo Hall, and Madison Square Garden.
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.
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