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HIGH CARD Season 2 Anime Shares 1st Key Visual

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A second season was announced for the HIGH CARD anime back in March, followed by January 2024 premiere plans in August. Along with the returning staff we have plenty of familiar faces in the members of Pinochle, who are looking mighty dapper in the new key visual below. 

The HIGH CARD anime comes from Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui) and Ebimo, with Junichi Wada (SAKUGAN) directing, Naoki Kuroyanagi handling series composition and Nozomi Kawano adapting character designs at anime production house Studio Hibari.

Crunchyroll streamed the first season as it aired, describing the series like so:

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!

Via Comic Natalie