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Original TV anime 'High Card' releases 1st PV for January 2023 broadcast

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.

©High Card PROJECT

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

Source: High Card official Twitter, official website




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.


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