Bushiroad announced that the TV animation of its latest trading card game, Future Card Buddyfight, will be available on popular streaming sites Hulu and YouTube, from January 3, 2014.
Hulu will begin streaming Future Card Buddyfight TV Animation in English dub, with new episodes released every Friday, starting from January 3, 2014. The episodes will be available for streaming immediately after the airing of the animation in Japan.
The animation in English dub will also be available on the official Future Card Buddyfight YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/fcbuddyfight from January 3, 2014 in most territories.
Bushiroad’s latest trading card game, Future Card Buddyfight, features the simultaneous releases of both English and Japanese editions of the game worldwide.
It launches in January, 2014, with the releases of Trial Deck Vol. 1: Dominant Dragons and Trial Deck Vol. 2: Savage Steel on January 24, 2014. Both are available for preorder now.
The first booster for the series, Booster Pack Vol. 1: Dragon Chief, will release one week later on January 31, 2014, also available for preorder, with a full schedule of products coming out throughout the remainder of 2014.
Future Card Buddyfight launch events will be held simultaneously worldwide from January 24 to February 2, 2014 to commemorate the launch of the new trading card game. An exclusive promotional card and other gifts will be given out to all participants at the launch events. Apply to run one of these at: Usa_help1@bushiroad-gp.com
There will also be a normal Organized Play system where stores can submit monthly play results to the official site at: https://bushiroad.com/us/battle-entry/
Stores signing up for tournaments will receive FREE promotional Packs of Future Card Buddyfight!
Future Card Buddyfight TV Animation Lore:
Reading the above is all great but what is Future Card Buddyfight? In 2030, through “Buddyfight,” humans have started cultural interactions with residents from a parallel universe. Buddyfight is a game with selected humans as the “Buddyfighter,” and residents from the other world as the partner (known as “Buddy Monster”). These battles have high significance and sometimes they are even used to decide the fates of nations, and naturally there are those who seek to use the Buddy Monsters for evil purposes.
One fine day, Gao Mikado, a 6th year elementary student at Aibo Academy, rescues a boy from some hooligans out of kindness, and this act catches the attention of a monster, “Drum Bunker Dragon” from the Dragon World. Drum takes a liking to the unconventional Gao, and forms a pact with him as a buddy. This is the story of their journey, and the deep bonds they forge with each other, as well as the various friends they meet along the way!
This brings you up to date with the lore of Buddyfight and you can see how a card game nicely bolts onto this story line.