High Card Previews Action and Cast in New Trailer

© TMS/HIGH CARD Project

Upcoming original action-adventure anime High Card has received its second trailer, which provides a two-minute preview of its characters, factions, and action. A new key visual was also released, while the Japanese premiere date was revealed to be January 9.

Additionally, it was announced that Toshiyuki Morikawa and Rie Takahashi will be part of the cast as the Shield City police Greg Young and Sugar Pease respectively.

High Card is part of a multimedia project involving TMS EntertainmentKadokawa, and Sammy that was announced in June 2021. The project includes drama CDs, a manga, and a light novel. Homura Kawamoto, the author of Kakegurui, and Hikaru Muno, the author of the the Kakegurui Trip and Kakegurui Joker light novels, are also involved in the project’s creation. 

The anime follows 17-year old Finn Oldman, who becomes the fifth member of the High Card group. The members of High Card, who moonlight as employees of luxury carmaker Pinochle, have been tasked with collecting the power-granting X-Playing cards by the king of Fourland. However, they are not the only faction searching for the cards. 

The staff of High Card includes Junichi Wada (Sakugan) as director, illustrator Ebimo as original character designer, Nozomi Kawano (Radiant) as character designer, and Naoki Kuroyanagi (Rent a Girlfriend Season 2 script manager) as series composer. Kenichi Yamashita (Hensuki: Are you willing to fall in love with a pervert, as long as she’s a cutie? series composer), Kazuhiko Inukai (Bakugan: Armored Alliance series composer), and Shingo Nagai (Mashin Hero Wataru: The Seven Spirits of Ryujinmaru series composer) are serving as scriptwriters. Studio Hibari is the animation production studio, while BALCOLONY is credited with the card design.

© TMS/HIGH CARD Project

Other staff include Shunpei Mochizuki (Sakugan character designer) and Junichi Hayama (Golden Kamuy main animator) as action directors, Takashi Hashimoto (Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Wandering; Agateram co-effects animation director) as effects animation director, Yumi Nanmoku (Bakugan: Geogan Rising) as color designer, Minoru Oonishi (Sakugan) and Akira Suzuki (The Duke of Death and His Maid) as art directors, and Tomoyuki Kunii (Rumble Garanndoll) as photography director. Mochizuki, Hayama, and Hashimoto are also credited as main animators.

Meanwhile, the main cast includes:

Gen Sato as Finn Oldman

Toshiki Masuda as Chris Redgrave 

Shun Horie as Leo Constantine Pinochle

Haruka Shiraishi as Wendy Sato

Yuichiro Umehara as Vijay Kumar Singh 


Source: High Card website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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