High Card

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Japanese: HIGH CARD


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2023 to Mar 27, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Mondays at 20:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Hibari
Source: Mixed media
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.171 (scored by 3465934,659 users)
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Ranked: #33482
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Popularity: #1963
Members: 106,453
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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 man's "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 carmaker Pinochle. Scouted to become the group's 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, Who's 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? It's Showdown!!

(Source: TMS Entertainment)


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Opening Theme

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"Trickster" by FIVE NEW OLD

Ending Theme

"Trickster" by FIVE NEW OLD (eps ep 1)
"スクワッド!" by めいちゃん


Sep 25, 2023
I came into this anime blind without knowing anything about it beforehand. The first ten minutes had me a little bored, but once they switch the story up to Finn's life where he steps into the casino, it starts getting a little interesting. You start by wondering if he's cheating his way to money, then the existence of the high cards gets revealed to you for the first time. That same episode is where all the killings for cards start happening, and oh boy, I was not expecting it. Every episode from then on had me clenching my toes in anticipation, ESPECIALLY towards the end ...
Apr 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Unfortunately that was kinda below my expectations, I was hyped when they first announced it , I anticipated for some time but I'm just disappointed, the just got I really good intro with some action and mystery moments but after that you gonna feel this show is missing something , it had really good potential but they just ruined but rushing the story and the plot itself can be really superficial like no deep scenario, for example this happened because of that period . Atleast try to make it more interesting , it has some good moment or emotional ones but that was for short ...
Jun 24, 2023
When I looked at this initially, I thought it was a bit of Kingsmen meets Bungou Stray Dogs, and while that’s mostly right, the comparisons don’t do it any favors. It doesn’t have the kinetic action or suave sophistication of Kingsmen, it doesn’t really have the character bonds, development or direction of Bungou, it’s just… there.

The show has a grand total of 5 major characters, spending the vast majority of its time developing two of them: Finn and Chris. That might be fine if Finn wasn’t a bog standard shonen MC that didn’t have anything interesting to him (the best comparison I have is to ...

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Recent Forum Discussion

This shit deserves a dub
JSeanaY - Feb 12
4 repliesby DazaiGojo07 »»
Feb 13, 5:17 AM
Poll: High Card Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
KANLen09 - Jan 9, 2023
93 repliesby lovefromyani »»
Jan 17, 12:02 AM
Poll: High Card Episode 12 Discussion
KANLen09 - Mar 27, 2023
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Dec 23, 2023 3:40 AM
Poll: High Card Episode 7 Discussion
KANLen09 - Feb 20, 2023
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Sep 18, 2023 12:24 PM
Poll: High Card Episode 6 Discussion
KANLen09 - Feb 13, 2023
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Aug 20, 2023 4:26 PM