The Cardfight!! Vanguard ~Virtual Stage ~ Link Joker musical raised its curtains on 1 April 2017. The 2-hour musical is a re-telling of what happened in the 59 episodes of Season 3 during the Link Joker Arc of the anime Cardfight!! Vanguard.
As far as card games go, Vanguard is one of the few where the majority of users are female. A stage show like this is expected to attract more female fans than male fans.
Before the musical was made available to the public, a performance for the stakeholders was held. The author of the musical is a dedicated user of Cardfight!! Vanguard and, naturally, has seen the complete Link Joker Arc. The stage show was fantastic. The scenes important to the story of the anime that carry a lot of meaning were all in the musical and the complex feelings of the characters were expressed through the songs. The card battle scenes were fought with swords on a rotating stage. It is a show that both fans and newbies alike can enjoy!
There is something else that visitors can also look forward to. It might be a bit of a spoiler, but let us tell you that the story of the musical progresses differently than the anime. It plays in a world where the Asian Circuit Arc didn’t happen, so it will include the first meeting of Aichi Snedo and Leon Soryu! Kamui Katsuragi is always supporting Aichi until the end and without backing off. Its world is full of ’ifs’.
It has been three years since the anime finished airing, but Vanguard is still strong. Fans will love this musical.