The official web site for the poker-themed High Card multimedia undertaking debuted a teaser promotional video and teaser visible on Tuesday. The video declares the employees and the 2023 broadcast of the undertaking’s anime:


Kadokawa describes the story:

After discovering that his orphanage was on the point of closing attributable to monetary stress,
Finn, who was residing freely on the streets, set out for a on line casino with the intention of creating a fortune.
However, nothing may have ready Finn for the nightmare that was awaiting him.
Once there, Finn encountered a automotive chase and bloody shootout attributable to a person’s “lucky” card.

Finn will ultimately study what the shootout was about.
The world order may be managed by a set of 52 X-Playing playing cards
with the facility to bestow completely different superhuman powers and skills to those that possess them.
With these playing cards, folks can entry the hidden energy of the “buddy” that may be discovered inside themselves.

There is a secret group of gamers known as High Card, who’ve been immediately ordered by the king of Fourland
to gather the playing cards which have been scattered all through the dominion,
whereas moonlighting as staff of the posh automotive maker Pinochle.
Scouted to turn out to be the group’s fifth member, Finn quickly joins the gamers on a harmful mission to search out these playing cards.

“All you need in life are manners, dignity, and the will to bet on your own life.”

However, Who’s Who, the rival automotive maker obsessive about defeating Pinochle,
and the Klondikes, the notorious Mafia household, stand in the best way of the gang.

A frenzied battle amongst these card obsessed gamers, fueled by justice, want, and revenge, is about to start!

Are you prepared?

It’s Showdown!!

The beforehand introduced solid members who’re additionally voicing the undertaking’s anime are:

Gen Sato as Finn Oldman
17 years previous. Mischievous, spirited, and reckless. Born with nerves of metal,
Finn is ready to keep his cool disposition in even probably the most nerve-racking conditions.
Having misplaced his household in a tragic accident at a younger age,
Finn spent a majority of his early life residing in an orphanage.
His sharp focus permits him to lock on his targets, as if time has stopped.
This expertise permits him to be a wonderful pickpocket. Scouted for the High Card society, Finn has additionally begun working as a gross sales apprentice at Pinochle’s Old Maid department.
X-Playing Cards: ♠2 < Neo New Nambu >

Toshiki Masuda as Chris Redgrave
20 years previous. A flirty, street-smart man who is aware of his method round girls.
He is ready to function any automobile, together with automobiles, along with his unmatched driving abilities.
He’s bought a candy tooth and eats “Fudgees”, that are sticks of conventional confectionery fudge.
He drinks however has a low alcohol tolerance. He is a gross sales consultant at Pinochle’s Old Maid department, and turns into Finn’s mentor.
X-Playing Cards: ♥ 5 < Calorie’s High >

Shun Horie as Leo Constantine Pinochle
14 years previous. Not solely is he the son of the president of Pinochle, however he’s additionally the supervisor of Pinochle’s Old Maid department, and the chief of the High Card society. Possessing a king’s temperament, Leo is sharp tongued, sadistic, and unable to confess to his faults.
Despite his abrasive nature and younger age, folks acknowledge that his refined techniques are unmatched.
He attends the general public faculty, Rummy College, the place he has an entourage. He likes to spend cash.

X-Playing Cards: ♦ 7 < Never No Dollars >

Haruka Shiraishi as Wendy Satō
21 years previous. She is gorgeous, however unfriendly. She turned a member of the High Card society by means of the connections she had from her father, a grasp swordsman. She is usually severe and is subsequently pissed off by the best way Finn and Chris work. She enjoys consuming and ingesting greater than any of the opposite High Card members. When she drinks, her temper improves, and her coldness is changed by a sunnier disposition.
She is a part of the accounting and clerical employees at Pinochle’s Old Maid department.
X-Playing Cards: ♠ A < Love & Peace >

Yuichiro Umehara as Vijay Kumar Singh
26 years previous. He has a peaceful character, loves vegetation, and is a superb chef.
Though he’s an clever man that is ready to full any job flawlessly, his rationality prevents him from having the ability to “read the room,” so the others consider him as a little bit of an “airhead.” He is a part-time lecturer and a PhD pupil at University of Cribbage.
He oversees techniques administration and gross sales at Pinochle’s Old Maid department.

X-Playing Cards: ♣ 3 < Green Green >

Publisher TMS, creator Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui franchise), his youthful brother Hikaru Muno (Kakegurui novel) are credited with the unique work, and Ebimo is credited as the unique character designer.

The anime’s employees members are:

  • Director: Junichi Wada (The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan, Caligula, Sakugan)
  • Scripts: Kenichi Yamashita, Kazuhiko Inukai, Shingo Nagai
  • Character Design: Nozomi Kawano (Radiant)
  • Color Key Artist: Yumi Nagi
  • Art Directors: Minoru Ōnishi, Taigorō Suzuki
  • CG Director: Masafumi Uchiyama
  • Compositing Director of Photography: Tomoyuki Kunii
  • Action Animation Directors/Key Animators: Shunpei Mochizuki, Junichi Hayama
  • Effects Animation Director: Takashi Hashimoto
  • Sound Director: Shōko Hata
  • Card Design: BALCOLONY.
  • Concept Art: Reoen (Flat Studio)
  • Animation Production: Studio Hibari
  • Production: TMS Entertainment

In addition to subsequent yr’s tv anime, the undertaking will ship its first drama CD quantity on December 3.

Publisher Kadokawa, anime studio TMS Entertainment, and leisure firm Sammy Corporation are presenting the poker-themed undertaking. The firms beforehand revealed that the undertaking will embody anime, manga, and novels.

Kawamoto and Muno additionally labored on the Build Dive -#00000 (Code Black)- tv anime collectively as a part of the Build Divide multimedia undertaking with media firm Aniplex, card recreation design firm Yūhodō, and animation studio LIDEN FILMS.

Sources: Press launch, High Card franchise‘s website and Twitter account, Comic Natalie