Move over, solitaire! Cardfight Vanguard is the card game that all the kids these days are playing. Using carefully prepared decks, players battle it out for fame and glory – the first to receive six damage points loses. After a bully takes Aichi's special card, the boy learns Vanguard to win it back and finds himself inexplicably drawn into the sport. Now determined to prove his skills to himself, as well as to the legendary player Toshiki Kai, Aichi climbs the ranks of Vanguard, making new friends and challenging fierce competitors along the way.
At the island-based Duel Academy, young potential duelists gain the skills they need to become a top notch duelist. The students are divided into three classes named after the three Egyptian god cards: the top ranked Obelisk Blue, average Ra Yellow, and beginner Slifer Red. Jaden Yuki is currently a student at the academy, and is a huge fan of the famous Yugi Mutou. Though Jaden must start off slowly in the Slifer Red class, his goal is impressive: to become the next King of Games! Together with Syrus, Chumley, and Bastion, their dueling matches will draw them into the shadow realm, and into trouble. Jaden and the gang must do the only thing possible: get their game on!
I've admittedly only seen YGO GX in the YGO franchise, but both it and Cardfight are quite similar. Players battle it out with cards, the difference being that in YGO actual monsters are summoned, while imaginary creatures are shown in Cardfight. Still, you watch the hit points rise and fall and there's a typical shounen feel to both.
Another card game Anime about childeren and their dream to win in the big tournaments. Both GX and Vanguard are decent card game anime, though nither are as good as Yu-gi-oh! 5d's.
It's the same idea, fights with card games are involved in the plot as a main concept. Although Cardfight!! Vanguard is not focus on supernatural powers (like the realm of darkness in yugioh series) instead this anime is focused in card battling game.
Both of these animes are closely related through the cards they are based upon for example this two animes both battle with cards. Both of the main characters may have different personalities but the both love to use their deck and battle with others.
Welcome to the game of Live On! In it, people known as Cardlivers use collectible cards to summon mysterious creatures for battles. One such Cardliver is Kakeru, an elementary school student who wants nothing more than to beat his friend Ai in a game. During a stroll through a park Kakeru runs across a hurt puppy named Petal and, using a card that it gives to him, transforms into a wondrous wolf and defeats the dog's would-be and sinister captors. Alongside Petal, Kakeru sets forth with his new cards to become the best Live On player around!
While Live On is more fantastical with monsters, both it and Cardfight revolve around card battles and are aimed at a younger shounen crowd. If you like the 'I can't lose!' attitude of one, try out the other.
Ever since Yugi Mutou completed the Millennium Puzzle his life has changed; he's made friends, learned how to play the card game Duel Monsters and has gained more confidence in himself. After his grandfather is beaten in a duel he is challenged by Seto Kaiba, ranked number two in the world, but Yugi beats him regardless. Now, as a result of his victory, Yugi has attracted the attention of the game's creator, Pegasus. Yugi is then challenged to a dual in an alternate reality where magic brings the monsters to life, but is beaten and his grandfather's soul is taken. In order to retrieve it Yugi must now participate in a tournament against the best duelists in the world, defeat the game's creator, and learn more about the secrets within his Millennium Puzzle!
Cardfight is nearly identical to duel monsters. Going beyond the elemental fact of both revolving around a card game, they both feature a meek boy who owns a card which is precious to him for reasons having nothing to do with the game, and who then has said card stolen by an obnoxious punk, then must go on a card dueling adventure to try to get his special card back. Even the special cards themselves are very similar, with both being very powerful cards and having very similar looking white armor. If you wanted more yu-gi-oh, then cardfight is for you. If you can't wait for more episodes of cardfight, yu-gi-oh will keep you happy.