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About TV Anime “HIGH CARD”

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. Finn will eventually learn what the shootout was about. The world order can be controlled by a set of 52 X-Playing cards with the power to bestow different superhuman powers and abilities to the ones that possess them. With these cards, people can access the hidden power of the “buddy” that can be found within themselves. There is a secret group of players called High Card, who have been directly ordered by the king of Fourland to collect the cards that have been scattered throughout the kingdom, while moonlighting as employees of the luxury car maker Pinochle. Scouted to become the groupʼs fifth member, Finn soon joins the players on a dangerous mission to find these cards. “All you need in life are manners, dignity, and the will to bet on your own life.” However, Whoʼs Who, the rival car maker obsessed with defeating Pinochle, and the Klondikes, the infamous Mafia family, stand in the way of the gang. A frenzied battle amongst these card obsessed players, fueled by justice, desire, and revenge, is about to begin!

Are you ready? Itʼs Showdown!!

Character Profiles

Finn Oldman

CV: Gen Sato

X-Playing Cards

< Neo New Nambu >

♠ 2

17 years old. Mischievous, spirited, and reckless. Born with nerves of steel, Finn is able to maintain his cool disposition in even the most nerve-racking situations. Having lost his family in a tragic accident at a young age, Finn spent a majority of his formative years living in an orphanage. His sharp focus allows him to lock on his targets, as if time has stopped. This talent allows him to be an excellent pickpocket. Scouted for the High Card society, Finn has also begun working as a sales apprentice at Pinochle's Old Maid branch.

Chris Redgrave

CV: Toshiki Masuda

X-Playing Cards

< Calorieʼs High >

♥ 5

20 years old. A flirty, street-smart man who knows his way around women. He is able to operate any vehicle, including cars, with his unmatched driving skills. Heʼs got a sweet tooth and eats “Fudgees”, which are sticks of traditional confectionery fudge. He drinks but has a low alcohol tolerance. He is a sales representative at Pinochleʼs Old Maid branch, and becomes Finnʼs mentor.

Leo Constantine Pinochle

CV: Shun Horie

X-Playing Cards

< Never No Dollars >

♦ 7

14 years old. Not only is he the son of the president of Pinochle, but he is also the manager of Pinochle’s Old Maid branch, and the leader of the High Card society. Possessing a king’s temperament, Leo is sharp tongued, sadistic, and unable to admit to his faults. Despite his abrasive nature and young age, people acknowledge that his refined tactics are unmatched. He attends the public school, Rummy College, where he has an entourage. He loves to spend money.

Wendy Sato

CV: Haruka Shiraishi

X-Playing Cards

< Love & Peace >

♠ A

21 years old. She is beautiful, but unfriendly. She became a member of the High Card society through the connections she had from her father, a master swordsman. She is often serious and is therefore frustrated by the way Finn and Chris work. She enjoys eating and drinking more than any of the other High Card members. When she drinks, her mood improves, and her coldness is replaced by a sunnier disposition. She is part of the accounting and clerical staff at Pinochle’s Old Maid branch.

Vijay Kumar Singh

CV: Yuichiro Umehara

X-Playing Cards

< Green Green >

♣ 3

26 years old. He has a calm personality, loves plants, and is a great chef. Though he is an intelligent man that is able to complete any task flawlessly, his rationality prevents him from being able to “read the room,” so the others think of him as a bit of an “airhead.” He is a part-time lecturer and a PhD student at University of Cribbage. He oversees systems management and sales at Pinochle’s Old Maid branch.

STAFF

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 Kawano

Chief Animation Supervisor

Nozomi Kawano, Haruna Nagata

Action Animation Director / Key Animator

Shunpei Mochizuki, Junichi Hayama

Effect Animation Director

Takashi Hashimoto

Color Design

Yumi Nanmoku

Art Director

Minoru Onishi, Akira Suzuki

Cinematographer

Tomoyuki Kunii

CG Director

Masafumi Uchiyama

Editor

Rie Ito

Card Design

BALCOLONY.

Concept Art

reoenl (FLAT STUDIO)

Sound Director

Shoji Hata

Sound Effects

Hiromune Kurahashi

Music

Ryo Takahashi

Opening Song

FIVE NEW OLD
“Trickster”
(Warner Music Japan)

Animation Production

STUDIO HIBARI CO., LTD.

Produced by

TMS ENTERTAINMENT CO., LTD.