Updated: Jul 6, 2022
Details such as cast and staff are out with the first teaser for original TV anime High Card.
By: Nicole S. Castro on March 08, 2022 at 16:35 PHT
Official channels have released the first wave of promotional materials for original TV anime High Card, coming this 2023.
High Card is a mixed media project created by Kakegurui writer Homura Kawamoto, with illustrations by Hikaru Takeno. The series is produced by Studio Hibari and TMS Entertainment.
The teaser (which comes with English subtitles), describes the story as a supernatural x playing cards fantasy set in a universe called the Fourland Kingdom, where 52 cards that can grant supernatural abilities have scattered across the land.
The eponymous "High Card" refers to the organization tasked to gather the cards to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands.
The anime is directed by Junichi Wada, who also directed for the anime Eureka Seven and Caligula. Character designs are by Nozomi Kono, who worked on the BL anime Given.
The cast introduced in the video include the following:
Finn Oldman (CV: Gen Satō 佐藤元)
Chris Redgrave (CV: Toshiki Masuda 増田俊樹)
Leo Constantine Pinochle (CV: Shun Horie 堀江瞬)
Wendy Sato (CV: Haruka Shiraishi 白石晴香)
Vijay Kumar Singh (CV: Yūichirō Umehara 梅原裕一郎)
Original work: TMS, Homura Kawamoto, Hikaru Muno
Director: Junichi Wada
Series composition: Naoki Kuroyanagi
Screenplay: Kenichi Yamashita, Kazuhiko Inukai, Shingo Nagai
Character draft: Ebimo
Character design: Nozomi Kono
Chief animation supervisors: Nozomi Kawano, Haruna Nagata
Color design: Yumi Nanmoku
Art directors: Minoru Onishi, Akira Suzuki
CG Director: Masafumi Uchiyama
Cinematographer: Tomoyuki Kunii
Editor: Rie Ito
Action animation director /Key animator: Shunpei Mochizuki, Junichi Hayama
Effects animation director: Takashi Hashimoto
Sound director: Shoji Hata
Sound effects: Hiromune Kurahashi
Card designs: BALCOLONY.
Concept art: Reoenl (FLAT STUDIO)
Music: Ryo Takahashi
Animation production: Studio Hibari
Produced by: TMS Entertainment
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.