The new episode aka High Card Episode 2 is set to air this week on 16th January 2023, the time of air has been shared below, for everyone to check with the trailer, preview and reviews.
High Card is a new poker-themed anime series, created by Homura Kawamoto (creator of Kakeguri), Hikaru Muno, and TMS Entertainment. It is produced by Studio Hibari and directed by five different renowned directors.
Five New Old’s “Trickster” serves as the opening theme, and Meychan’s “Squad!” serves as the closing theme.
This new anime appears to have the potential to be one of the most thrilling shows of 2023 because of its interesting plot and stunning visuals. The show will consist of 12 episodes.
Each episode will feature fascinating new plotlines, breathtaking visual effects, and explosive action scenes.
High Card Back Story
Fourland Kingdom is a nation made up of many islands in the Atlantic Ocean. The 52 X-Playing Cards, commonly regarded as the first deck of playing cards ever created, were discovered in this region.
These cards were no common playing cards, they possessed special supernatural power and people who met certain conditions could acquire those inhuman abilities.
One day, the X-Playing Cards that the government-owned were scattered across Fourland, which resulted in issues brought onto the kingdom. Pinochle, one of the trusted businesses by the monarch, was sent on a secret mission to bring back the cards.
Episode 2 Theories and Predictions
With the first episode being a sure hit, fans are already coming up with different theories for High Card. The most popular is whether or not the meaning of cards and the powers have any correlation.
We saw 10 diamonds (Unlucky Poky) in possession of Lucky Lunchman, the card which represents lots of joy and wealth that life is composed of and we definitely witnessed the card’s power as it changed his cards to the highest card in turn winning him lots of wealth.
We also saw the use of 3 of diamonds(Marble Rumble), which is a card of a professional career, and that you should maintain a keen interest in your work and your business and not letting another shiny object to distract you. The shiny object here feels like the use of marble.
Another theory is of the shattered 2 spades, which Finn owns. People are wondering if its power has been altered and if, then how? Will there be 52 cards with 52 different powers? Will the people who possess high cards, like ace and king, will be more powerful, or will they be the ones who hold more than one card?
We can’t wait to unveil the secrets those cards hold. Hopefully, everything will be answered when the story progresses. For now, let’s hold our horses and wait for the second episode of High Card.
Where to Watch High Card Episode 2?
The second episode of High Card will premiere on 16 January 2023.
High Card is the series to watch if you enjoy anime and are searching for something uplifting. This anime is available on Crunchyroll and is available for international streaming in English Dub or Japanese with subtitles.
High Card Episode 1 Recap
Episode 1 of High Card, titled “One Shot”, starts with a mysterious conversation between Tilt and Iris. They talk about completing a certain mission. A girl, presumably Iris, is seen to be stealing something important kept inside a vault of a castle.
A relentless war rages and we see Iris fleeing away but while escaping the briefcase with a deck of 52 cards opens up and is scattered all around.
The story progresses a month later when Finn, the main protagonist of the series, is introduced. He is seen to be pickpocketing several people on the streets. Later it is revealed that Finn is an orphan living in an orphanage called Sun Fields and possesses a 2 of Spades card, unknown of the ability it has.
When Finn realizes that his orphanage was at the edge of closing due to financial difficulties he heads out to a new city with the aim to gain money from gambling in a casino.
There he meets three people who own the same cards as him and are trying to kill each other for the possession of the card. Finn, being sly, steals one of the cards and runs away in a stolen car.
Later in the last segment we see a man trying to catch Finn and are just one shot away with each other in acquiring the High Card.
High Card Anime Reviews
Since it was initially revealed, excitement has been growing in the new Japanese anime series High Card. Due to its original premise and visual aesthetic, fans and critics alike are already raving about the show’s potential.
The first episode of High Card has left viewers wanting more because of the detailed and intriguing plot line. It provides a distinctive fusion of comedy, drama, and fantasy that captivates the viewers.
Overall, High Card Season 1 is highly recommended because it takes viewers on a fascinating and exciting adventure. This looks like it could be one of the most interesting anime shows of 2023.