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!
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.
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.
When Kakeru's friend Natsumi introduced him to the fast-paced world of fighting toys known as B-Daman one day, he had no idea his life would change forever! After working a part-time shift at the local Miracle Shoot B-Daman shop, Kakeru gets his very first B-Daman named Dorasian. And soon thereafter, discovers a hidden tournament known as Cross Fight. Determined to become the very best B-Daman player, Kakeru will try to battle his way to the top, but fierce competitors and friends will challenge his every move...
Raimon Middle School's soccer club is led by the boisterous and determined Mamoru Endou. Armed with his grandfather’s notebook on special training and a fierce spirit, Mamoru desires to lead the team to victory, but there’s just one problem: the team is weak, unskilled, and disheartened. However, when several new members come on board, including soccer star Shuuya Gouenji from Kidokawa Seishuu Middle School, things begin to look up for the team. With ruthless opponents to defeat, special moves to acquire and the Soccer Frontier tournament to win, Mamoru and the gang will kick and block their way to victory!
Admittedly, Live On Cardliver is a card battle anime while Inazuma Eleven is solely sports, but they both have a very, very similar feel and I'm almost certain they'll be enjoyed by the same audience. Each is stereotypical shounen fare with an overly eager protagonist and plenty of glorified battles (whether on the field or with monsters). Try it on for size.
Ginga is a passionate Blader who travels from place to place, searching for strong rivals so that he can become the best. His journey leads him to a new town where he saves Kenta, a young, would-be Blader, from the hands of the nefarious Face Hunter gang - a group that forces weaklings to battle to forcefully steal their points. Alongside newfound friend Kenta, a Beyblade repair store's daughter Madoka, enemies-turned-friends and more, Ginga will battle fierce rivals, challenging opponents and even the one who caused great tragedy in his past - all on his way to becoming the best Blader of all!
Live on Cardliver Kakeru doesn't deal with tops, but both it and Beyblade have a similar mood/feel, are clearly aimed at the same audience (young boys) and are stereotypical shounen/battling series. If you liked one, give the other a try.
In a world where creatures known as Pokemon roam and would-be trainers capture and battle the beasts, the young Ash Ketchum can’t be happier; he has finally reached the age when he can have his very first Pokemon! Along with the electrical Pikachu and human buddies Brock and Misty, Ash must embark on a journey to battle countless others and become the best Pokemon Trainer of them all! From the Johto region to the Orange Islands, there’s plenty of Pokemon to catch and adventures to find, even if the infamous Team Rocket stands in the way!
While many titles out there mimic Pokemon, most aren't as good of a pairing as it and Live on Cardliver. Both have an overly eager protagonist and plenty of proxy battles (cards and pokeballs), and the tone and feel are more lighthearted than most of these shows. There's enough shounen action to appeal to fans of either title.