"Deck Building to Victory!" is the 7th episode of the Season 1 anime.


Gao Mikado, wants to participate in the ABC Buddy Cup, but he needs to find a team first. Him, Kuguru, and Baku try to make a team, but Baku and Gao quickly argue over the team's name and Baku quits the team, telling Gao to try and find another deckbuilder. Noboru Kodo tries to form his own team, and takes 2 guys to the Castle Store to practice, while a mysterious old man watches Noboru's practice fights.

Meanwhile Baku runs into Tetsuya, and offers to rebuild his deck, which Tetsuya agrees to. Kuguru asks Gao to watch Baku build Tetsuya's deck. After Noboru finishes practicing, the old man tries to offer him some help stating that his deck runs out of Gauge too quickly and that he should use Dragon Knight, El Quixote, but Noboru denies the offer, stating that El Quixote is a weak card. Noboru then finds Tetsuya and challenges him to a fight.

The old man watches Noboru fight overconfidently, stating that he doesn't know how Dragon Knights truly work. Tetsuya defeats Noboru using his improved deck due to Noboru running out of gauge like the old man had warned. After the fight, Gao and Baku reconcile and reform the team. Noboru tries to blame luck for his defeat, but the old man appears again and states his ego caused his defeat. Noboru demands the old man to explain why he keeps following him, and the old man reveals himself to be none other than Dragon Knight, El Quixote himself.


Featured Cards

Dragon World

Magic World


  • Fallen Angel of Rage, Beleth actually deals damage.
  • The "Aibo-Buddy-Cup" is falsely shortened to "ABC-Cup"(the C is redundant)
  • Upon destruction, Dragon Knight, Alexander yells "for Sparta!", but Alexander the Great was Macedonian.


Episode 7 Future Card Buddyfight Animation

Episode 7 Future Card Buddyfight Animation

English Dub

#7を爆熱再現! テツヤvsノボル

#7を爆熱再現! テツヤvsノボル

Bakunetsu Saigen!: Tetsuya vs. Noboru

List of Season 1 Episodes
#1 Gao, Roars! ● #2 Gao vs Tasuku! ● #3 Dancing with a Demon! ● #4 The Rules of Buddyfight! ● #5 Future Force Shines! ● #6 Rouga Aragami Attacks! ● #7 Deck Building to Victory! ● #8 Break Past the Final Qualifier! ● #9 The Stolen Dragon Deck! ● #10 The Card of Heroes ● #11 The Start of the Aibo Buddy Cup! ● #12 Power vs. Ninja Arts! A Fierce Competition! ● #13 Powers Unite! Dragonic Punisher! ● #14 Noble Heart! Together with the Dragon Knight! ● #15 Dragons Duel! Journey of the Tiger! ● #16 Mystique Explosion! The Great Katana World Battle! ● #17 ABC Cup Final! Exploring the Underground Maze! ● #18 Menacing Duel Sieger! ● #19 The Card Yota Left Behind ● #20 The Powerful Sun Fist! ● #21 Buddy Monsters Unite! ● #22 Evil Power, Disaster Force! ● #23 Drum's Heroic Adventure! ● #24 The Friends of Dungeon World! ● #25 Buddyfight Intensified! Sengoku Academy! ● #26 Challenge From Legend World! ● #27 Buddies Bring Their Best! ● #28 Flying Ninja Showdown! ● #29 Activate! Mega Blast Bunker! ● #30 The Invincible Swordsman! Shosetsu Kirisame!! ● #31 Gao's Buddy Skill is On! ● #32 The Legendary Sword Excalibur! ● # 33 Gao Versus Rouga! Round Two! ● # 34 Defenders of Darkness! ● #35 Mysterious Hero! Captain Answer! ● #36 Ikarino's Fantastic Dungeon! ● #37 Medusa Unleashed! ● #38 The Fenrir of Fate! ● #39 Kiri Strikes Back! ● #40 The Terrifying Dragon World ● #41 Roaring Slash! Gargantua Punisher! ● #42 Disaster at Twilight! ● #43 Tasuku Takes Charge! ● #44 Disaster Times Two! ● #45 Luminize! Exploding Dragon Fang!! ● #46 Balle du Soleil Reborn! ● #47 Episode 47: The Gaen Cup Begins! ● #48 Episode 48: The Dancing Demon Takes on Medusa! ● #49 Episode 49: Paruko Takes The Stage! ● #50 Episode 50: Attack of Team Purgatory! ● #51 Episode 51: The Tiger Returns!● #52 Generations Collide! Drum Breaker Dragon! ● #53 Sword of Nothingness! Distortion Punisher! ● #54 Wolf versus Fox! A Battle of Instinct! ● #55 Balle du Soleil Collapses! ● #56 Master versus Apprentice Battle! Death Tallica and Explosive Dragon Fang! ● #57 Take Back the Buddy Police! ● #58 Gaen Cup Final Round! Tetsuya's Choice! ● #59 Rouga Leaves the Pack! ● #60 Gao and Tasuku's Epic Battle! ● #61 Eternal Rivals! ● #62 Kyoya's World!● #63 The Shadow of Demise! ● #64 Break To the Future!