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5 Underrated Trading Card Anime (Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh!) That Are Worth Watching!

5 Underrated Trading Card Anime (Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh!) That Are Worth Watching!

Yu-Gi-Oh! is one of the popular trading card anime. 

This old anime managed to raise the theme of trading cards in the hearts of fans. 

First released in the spring of 1998, this anime created by Toei Animation staff received a pretty good rating among similar anime. 

With around 100 thousand users, this anime has a rating above 7.

Trading card is a trading card game. 

Several trading cards are inspired by anime series, one of the most famous examples is Pokemon. 

However, there are some trading cards that are meant for anime, such as Yu-Gi-Oh! fans remember. 

Apart from those two anime, actually there are several other trading card anime. 

Here are five of them that are less overlooked.

1. Build Divide: Code Black (2021)

5 Underrated Trading Card Anime (Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh!) That Are Worth Watching!

Neo Kyoto is a place that relies on the card game Build Divide. 

From resolving personal conflicts to determining social status, success on the Build Divide means success in life. 

The biggest ambition of each player is to become a king so that they can rule the entire city.

One day, a young man who only knows his own name, Teruto Kurabe, wakes up in Neo Kyoto carrying cards for a game he doesn't recognize. 

Soon, he meets Sakura Banka who helps him to remember the game Build Divide and the mission to meet the king. 

So, he and Sakura enter the Rebuild tournament.

2. Z/X: Ignition (2014)

5 Underrated Trading Card Anime (Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh!) That Are Worth Watching!

In a future that is not too far from the present, five Black Points suddenly appear all over the world which are portals connecting one dimension to another, in the form of a parallel world. 

Through this portal, strange creatures from five other worlds, the same world in different time spans, begin to invade the earth.

In order to maintain a future time frame where there should only be one, five parallel worlds and earths must fight each other. 

They must erase the future of the other world for the future to be preserved. 

There is only one key that can be used to fight, which is a card-shaped device.

3. Selector Infected WIXOSS (2014)

5 Underrated Trading Card Anime (Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh!) That Are Worth Watching!

One day, Ruuko Kominato receives a starter deck for the popular card game WIXOSS. 

She realizes that there is a girl trapped inside the LRIG, the avatar card that belongs to her. 

She also knows for a fact that she has become the chosen one, a special WIXOSS player who can fight against each other to fulfill her deepest desires.

Despite the future glory that awaits, Ruuko could meet a cruel fate if she loses three times in battle. 

She will be trapped in a life full of destruction. 

In a game of cards that is anything but entertaining, she and her new friends with a similar fate seek to uncover the secrets behind WIXOSS.

4. Fantasista Doll (2013)

5 Underrated Trading Card Anime (Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh!) That Are Worth Watching!

Uzume Uno is a young student who is gifted at a trading card game. 

With this talent, she once eliminated all fighters to become a champion in a trading card game competition.

As a former champion of a trading card game competition, Uzume is entrusted with wielding a special set containing five extremely powerful Fantasy Dolls. 

Thus, she can control the Fantasista Puppets or virtual creatures that reside within the cards.

5. Live On Cardliver Kakeru (2008)

5 Underrated Trading Card Anime (Similar to Yu-Gi-Oh!) That Are Worth Watching!

Kakeru Amao is a big fan of the card game Live On, like most kids his age. 

Even though he absolutely loves the game, he always loses every time he plays, no matter how hard and how much he tries.

One day, Kakeru tries to save something or maybe a small dog-like creature that is being chased by a bunch of strange people. 

Since that incident, things have changed. 

It turns out that he had saved a Creation Monster and was given an unusual Live Change card by the monster.

Even though the anime above is underrated, it doesn't mean that the five anime on the list above have a bad impression, like a lack of execution or something like that. 

The five trading card anime above are still worth watching. 

So, if you're looking for a trading card anime, besides Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokemon, it never hurts to watch one of the anime above!

Rintarou
Rintarou Time traveller.

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