25th Episode of High Card Original Anime Series in Production

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A new episode of the original TV anime series High Card has been confirmed to be in production, serving as the 25th overall episode in the series and 13th episode of season two. 

The 25th episode will be titled “THE FLOWERS BLOOM” and was announced shortly after the airing of the second season’s finale on March 25, 2024. Season two first aired in Japan on January 8, 2024, while the first season ran from January 9, 2023 to March 27, 2023. 

A new teaser visual for the 25th episode was also released, once again illustrated by High Card original character designer Ebimo. It features protagonist Leo and Vijay spotlighted in the center, surrounded by their fellow High Card Pinochle colleagues. 

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Junichi Wada (Sakugan) is directing the anime’s second season, with Nozomi Kawano (Radiant) as character designer, Naoki Kuroyanagi (Rent a Girlfriend Season 2 script manager) as series screenwriter, BALCOLONY as card designer, Shunpei Mochizuki (Sakugan character designer) and Junichi Hayama (Golden Kamuy main animator) as main animators and action animation directors, and Takashi Hashimoto (Fate/Grand Order The Movie Divine Realm of the Round Table: Camelot Wandering; Agateram co-effects animation director) as main animator and effects animation director. Studio Hibari is handling the animation production. 

Meanwhile, the anime’s voice cast includes: 

  • • Gen Sato as Finn Oldman
  • • Toshiki Masuda as Chris Redgrave
  • • Shun Horie as Leo Constantine Pinochle
  • • Haruka Shiraishi as Wendy Sato
  • • Yuuichiro Umehara as Vijay Kumar Singh

The anime series is part of a multimedia project produced by TMS Entertainment, Kadokawa, and Sammy, with Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui) and Hikaru Muno (Kakegurui Trip and Kakegurui Joker) credited with the original concept. The project also inspired several media adaptations like a drama CD adaptation and a 2022 manga published in Square Enix’s Manga Up! Online magazine.

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Crunchyroll is streaming both seasons of High Card, which describes the general story as:

After discovering that his orphanage was on the brink of closing due to financial stress, Finn, who was living freely on the streets, set out for a casino with the aim of making a fortune. However, nothing could have prepared Finn for the nightmare that was awaiting him. Once there, Finn encountered a car chase and bloody shootout caused by a manʼs “lucky” card.

Source: High Card Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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