TMS Entertainment has announced a world premiere screening and panel for new anime series HIGH CARD at Anime NYC 2022. They will also hold a LUPIN THE 3rd panel & trivia contest.
The HIGH CARD world premiere screening and panel will take place at Anime NYC on Saturday, November 19 at 7:00 PM in Panel Room 1.
HIGH CARD is TMS Entertainment’s original multi-media project, with an anime to be released in 2023.
The story is written in collaboration with Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno, the renowned writer-creator brother duo behind NETFLIX hit series “Kakegurui.”
HIGH CARD Authors Homura Kawamoto, Hikaru Muno, and producer Hiroki Okamoto will be in attendance for the screening, panel, and giveaway.
Kawamoto and Muno will also be participating in signings on Saturday, November 19 from 5:00 PM and Sunday, November 20 from 11AM.
The Japanese voice cast (Seiyuus) of HIGH CARD includes: Gen Sato, Toshiki Masuda, Shun Horie, Haruka Shiraishi, Yuichiro Umehara, Kazuhiro Yamaji, and Daisuke Ono.
All panel attendees will receive an exclusive limited edition set of X-Playing cards, used by the members of HIGH CARD in the new anime series.
HIGH CARD Anime Series Trailer
About HIGH CARD: SYNOPSIS
“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 long-established car maker 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!!”
LUPIN THE 3rd Panel at Anime NYC 2022
TMS’s LUPIN THE 3rd panel and trivia contest will take place on Sunday, November 20 at 11:00 AM in Panel Room 4.
The panel will feature a pre-recorded discussion with exclusive commentary from the English dub cast’s Richard Epcar (voice of Daisuke Jigen and English Dub director of the series) and Tony Oliver (voice of Lupin III).
The LUPIN THE 3rd panel will also feature announcements and news of up-and-coming titles and merchandise releases… Along with a trivia quiz featuring exclusive giveaway prizes.
Giveaway prizes will include limited edition LUPIN THE 3rd bomber jackets, Magnetic Press’s “50 Years of Animated LUPIN THE 3rd” 50th anniversary art books, and more!
About Homura Kawamoto
“Homura Kawamoto is a widely celebrated manga author and creator of the internationally acclaimed, psychologically thrilling, gambling series, “Kakegurui”.
Homura Kawamoto’s latest project is “HIGH CARD”, where he has a part in both creation and development.”
About Hikaru Muno
“Hikaru Muno is a talented author and the younger brother of Homura Kawamoto. He is most known for his work on the internationally acclaimed “Kakegurui” series.”
About Hiroki Okamoto
“Hiroki Okamoto joined TMS Entertainment in 2015 and has gone on to produce countless titles for the company.
He is most known for his work on “Detective Conan”, having worked on both the business and production sides of the franchises’ TV series, specials, theatrical releases, and other top animated projects.
Okamoto began working on TMS Entertainment’s original animated series and multi-media project, “HIGH CARD”, as a producer in 2021.
He currently oversees the production of the projects’ various adaptations, including the TV animation, manga, novels, and drama CDs.”
About LUPIN THE 3rd
“Lupin III, grandson of the infamous phantom thief Arsène Lupin, goes around the world stealing treasures along with his gang Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa, and Fujiko Mine.
They go against Inspector Zenigata and others who stand in their way. The anime had its 50th anniversary last year in 2021. The show first aired on TV in Japan on October 24, 1971.”
About TMS Entertainment USA, Inc.
“TMS Entertainment USA, Inc. is a subsidiary of TMS Entertainment Co., Ltd. (better known as TMS), one of the largest anime studios in Japan.
With a strong focus on anime production, licensing, and distribution, TMS boasts a library of over 12,000 episodes across a total of 420 titles that include much-loved anime titles such as LUPIN THE 3rd, Dr. STONE, and MEGALOBOX.”
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