Zenonzard: The Animation (ゼノンザード THE ANIMATION, Zenonzādo THE ANIMATION) is a japanese web anime series released on YouTube and part of Bandai's Zenonzard media franchise with focus on the smartphone card game app. Kei Oikawa is directing the anime at studio 8bit.
The year 20XX. Humans called <Concodes> and ultra-high-performance AI called <Codeman> team up as buddies to compete in the card battle game ZENOZARD. People are going wild with excitement at the world championships, THE ZENON. One day, Azuma Souta, an average high school student, is challenged to a battle by a mysterious woman, Eilietta Lash. She reveals that she's a Codeman and that her intent is to team up with Souta and participate in THE ZENON. Souta reluctantly agrees. Souta and Eilietta's first opponent turns out to be the super-famous player Saionji Shion, who attends Sota's school, and her buddy, Ash Claude.