High Card

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Japanese: ハイカード


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: 7.151 (scored by 3079830,798 users)
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Ranked: #34192
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Popularity: #2067
Members: 95,984
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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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"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


Mar 27, 2023
Ah yes, Kakegurui X Kingsman, who would've thought that the combination of both entities would result in one of the best original anime from this season, that sadly doesn't capture the general audience's attention. And when all hope seemed lost of how everything was going at its ridiculous pace, the upcoming Season 2 announcement straight from AnimeJapan 2023 comes to up the ante, and frankly, I couldn't be more happier that High Card is getting more content to finish up it's supposed "first half" of the story in this season. But let's back things up.

High Card may be an original anime at first sight, but ...
Mar 27, 2023
Mixed Feelings
If you're looking for a new anime, I can recommend "High Card." It's a unique blend of superpowers and poker cards. Which is a refreshing change of pace from typical anime shows.
The protagonist, Finn Oldman, may start as the weakest player with his 2 spades card. But that makes his journey all the more exciting. As the plot progresses, you'll find yourself invested in his story.
While the world-building may be a bit heavy-handed in the first episode, the rest of the season focuses more on the characters and their relationships within the High Card group. And let me tell you, the characters are absolutely charming. ...
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

Poll: High Card Episode 12 Discussion
KANLen09 - Mar 27
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Poll: High Card Episode 6 Discussion
KANLen09 - Feb 13
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Aug 20, 4:26 PM
why are the villain so bad at torturing?
Meropide - Aug 18
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Aug 19, 6:50 AM
Poll: High Card Episode 11 Discussion
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