The original anime about 52 cards with supernatural abilities airs in January 2023.
By: Nicole S. Castro on July 6, 2022 at 21:20 PHT
Official channels have released the first promotional video for upcoming original TV anime High Card, airing this January 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 first PV introduces the plot as well as the opening theme song Trickster by Japanese band FIVE NEW OLD (Warner Music Japan).
High Card is a supernatural 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.
Finn Oldman (CV: Gen Satō)
Chris Redgrave (CV: Toshiki Masuda)
Leo Constantine Pinochle (CV: Shun Horie)
Wendy Sato (CV: Haruka Shiraishi)
Vijay Kumar Singh (CV: Yūichirō Umehara)
Bernard Symons (CV: Kazuhiro Yamaji)
Theodore Constantine Pinochle (CV: Daisuke Ono)
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.