* DuelingShows: With ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'', which aired the season after it. Both focus on middle school aged kids and card games. It helps that the creator of Vanguard actually started out as a manga-ka for ''Manga/YuGiOhR'' and Takahashi's (the creator of YGO) understudy.
* FanNickname: Asaka is called rule 63 Aichi due to their physical similarities.
** {{Yandere}} [[spoiler:Aichi]] started to catch on after ride 44. Also [[spoiler: [=PsyAichi=].]]
** [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Suibey]] after 58 aired.
** Among his Japanese fans, Ren is often referred to as "Ren-[[JapaneseHonorifics sama]]".
** [[spoiler: Platina]] Ezel is frequently referred to as Pretzels or [=PEzel=] for short.
** When [[spoiler: Kai]] shows off having Psyqualia in the manga, it was quickly given the nickname [[spoiler: Kaiqualia.]]
** A real life example, Izumi Kitta, Misaki's voice actor, has a tendency to pull two triggers to break through her opponent's guards, and a lot of them are [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill double critical triggers.]] This has earned her the nickname of Izuqualia.
** Like the [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Gaang]] and the [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra Krew]], Kai and his friends who are looking for Aichi are called the "Mates."
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[TsubasaYonaga Hiro]][[LightNovel/IchibanUshiroNoDaiMaou shi]] is a newbie at card games.
** [[VideoGame/AgarestSenki Weiss!?]] Since when did you start playing card games?
** [[Creator/AtsushiAbe Touma]] is now a teacher.
*** Later in the series, he gets tired of teaching and becomes a {{Jerkass}} {{Bishonen}} with PsychicPowers. By the end of Season 1, the Jerkass part is dropped.
** [[Creator/NoriakiSugiyama Katsumi Morikawa]] is [[Manga/{{Naruto}} angsting]] over the lack of Grade 3s in his hand.
*** "[[VisualNovel/FateStayNight King of Knights! Do you have enough Grade 3s in stock!!!???]]"
** [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK]] [[Creator/KatsuyukiKonishi KISHIDA OSAMU]] IS!!??
** [[Creator/KentaroIto Gouki]] is a [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Soul Reaper]]
*** [[Creator/YuutoKazama Kaoru "Ja-pan/Ka-boom" Komatsubara]] was the bearer of the [[Anime/DigimonAdventure Crest of Friendship.]] He was also [[VideoGame/MegaManX Zero]].
** [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Kyou]] can [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex summon golems with magic]] and is also a [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Lord of the Crimson Realm.]]
*** [[Creator/HitomiNabatame Asaka]] is a [[LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana Flame Haze.]]
** [[Creator/TetsuInada SOUL CHARGE!]] [[TheDragon SOUL CHARGE!!]] [[RuleOfThree SOUL CHARGE!!!]] [[Anime/TurnAGundam UNIVEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRSSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!]]
*** ULTIMATE DIMENSIONAL ROBO, GREAT DAIYUSHA!!!!
** [[Creator/YoshinoNanjo Rekka]] is fripSide's main vocalist.
** [[SuzukoMimori Kourin]] is a [[Anime/TanteiOperaMilkyHolmes detective with telekinetic powers]].
*** Misaki can hear things that others cannot.
** [[KenjiAkabane Kouji Kabuto (Shin Mazinger Z)]] controls yet another SuperRobot.
** Leon tries to resurrect the Souryuu family's former glory, by being an [[Anime/TheIdolmaster idol]].
** [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Rin]] [[Creator/KanaUeda Tohsaka]] takes a rest from Magus practice and plays card games, she still retains her Kung Fu though.
** [[TooruNara Naoki]] will grow up to become a member of the [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Sinnoh Elite Four]]. Also, he is no stranger to [[Manga/{{Chihayafuru}} card games]]
** [[Creator/HiroyukiYoshino Shingo]] used to be a [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Super Soldier that pilots a Gundam.]]
*** Speaking of Gundam pilots, there's [[Creator/SoichiroHoshi Li]][[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED zard]] and [[TakehitoKoyasu Horoscopes.]]
** One does not want to mess with the Sendou family. Because [[Creator/EmiShinohara Aichi's mother]] used to be the [[Anime/SailorMoon Soldier of Thunder and Courage]] and is also mother to [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Naruto]] and [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex Mikoto Misaka]]. Yeah, you definitely don't want to piss any one of the Sendou family off.
** [[Creator/RinaSato Negi]] [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Springfield]] is now a young Indian girls who loves doughnuts and controls cute witches.
*** After his near escape from being froze to death in the sea bed, [[Creator/KazuyukiOkitsu Gunzou]] [[Manga/ArpeggioOfBlueSteel Chihaya]] now has the ability to trap people in ice.
** [[Creator/MamoruMiyano Ibuki]] used to [[Anime/DeathNote kill people with a notebook]] and like Shingo, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 used to pilot a Gundam]].
* NoExportForYou: Both 3DS games, Ride to Victory and Lock On Victory. The company that produced the games, FuRyu has said that they have no intentions of translating the games. The 3DS region lock doesn't help the matter either. So if you want to play the game, you have to buy a Japanese 3DS just to play it. This has prompted fans to send petitions to Nintendo to localize the games.
* PlayingAgainstType: [[BigBad Ren]] [[{{Jerkass}} Suzugamori]] is quite different from Creator/AtsushiAbe's [[NiceGuy usual]] [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent type]].
** FridgeBrilliance: [[spoiler: When not under the influence of [[PsychicPowers PSYqualia]], he really is a NiceGuy!]]
* RelationshipVoiceActor: [[Creator/AtsushiAbe Ren]] and [[Creator/AkenoWatanabe Kyou]] have fought each other before in a [[LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex certain magical index.]] In Legion Mate, [[Creator/RinaSato Misaka Mikoto]] joins the fray, using the same clan as Ren.
** [[Manga/SpecialA Elsewhere]], [[TsubasaYonaga Aichi]] and [[Creator/AyahiTakagaki Takuto]] have been brother and sister and were [[Creator/HitomiNabatame Asaka]]'s classmates.
* TalkingToHimself: The entirety of Episode 155 and 156 can be summed up by [[spoiler: Leon and Takuto talking to themselves]].