High Card Season 2: Renewed or Cancelled? + Release Date Predictions
High Card Season 2, when will it release?
Animes centered around cards have been a dying sub-genre since the likes of Yu Gi Oh and Duel Masters became incredibly popular.
Players battling each other with magical creatures inscribed in cards that can be unleashed through a set of rules build up an exciting watch, but the quantity of such series has decreased over time.
Nowadays, real-life card games such as Poker are often used as themes, and winter 2023 was privy to one such series by Studio Hibari titled High Card.
The premise is set in the royal family of the Fourland Kingdom, who owns a private deck of 52 “X-Playing cards” wherein each card holds a secret power that can be bestowed on whosoever uses it.
These cards allow the user to access hidden abilities of the “buddy” that can be found within themselves.
There is a secret group of players called High Card, who the King of Fourland has directly ordered to collect the cards that have been scattered throughout the kingdom while moonlighting as employees of the luxury car maker Pinochle.
The story follows pail-skinned blonde-haired thief Fin Oldman who tragically lost his family at a very young age and has been living his formative years in an orphanage.
Due to financial stress, the orphanage is on the verge of closing down, and it’s up to Finn to raise funds which leads him to a casino.
But things take a nightmarish turn when he gets involved in a car chase resulting in a bloody shootout caused by a man s’ lucky Card.
Soon, Finn finds himself scouted as the fifth member of the Highcard and joins the mission to retrieve the powerful playing cards.
However, a rival car maker, Who‘s Who, is determined to defeat the gang and desires to use these cards for their own ulterior motives.
Can High Card secure the cards amidst the threat of Who‘s Who is the central plot of the show.
High Card season one has been received with positive reviews from both critics and fans who already wondering if there will be a second season.
To find the answer, keep scrolling as we bring all the latest news and updates on High Card Season 2.
High Card is rated 7.2/10 and ranked #2635 with 24k members on MyAnimeList
WHAT IS THE HIGH CARD SEASON 2 RELEASE DATE?
High Card season one premiered on 9th January 2023, and as of writing, 7 out of the listed 12 episodes have been aired.
Currently, there is no update from studio Hibari on the renewal of High Card Season 2.
|High Card Season 1||9th January 2023|
|High Card Season 2||Yet to be Announced|
Production studios look at various financial and consumer metrics before announcing a renewal.
High Card Season one has been relatively successful, but it still wasn’t as popular as other action fantasy series like The Misfit of Demon King Academy Ⅱ, NieR:Automata Ver1.1a, and Spy Classroom.
If we take a look at the IMDB user rating till episode 7, the reviews are mostly in favour of renewal.
|High Card Episode 1||9.1|
|High Card Episode 2||8.6|
|High Card Episode 3||8.6|
|High Card Episode 4||8.8|
|High Card Episode 5||8.6|
|High Card Episode 6||7.9|
|High Card Episode 7||7.7|
However, the availability of studio is a crucial factor, and studio Hibari is not exactly a big production house who are known to produce sequels.
Furthermore, High Card was the studio s’ first Television series project since Clean Freak! Aoyama-kun back in 2017.
While there is no concrete evidence suggesting either a cancellation or renewal, we can expect High Card Season 2 trailer and High Card Season 2 release date by Winter 2024.
HIGH CARD MANGA CATCHUP
High Card manga titled High Card -♢9 No Mercyis written by Homura Kawamoto and titled by Ebimo. It began serialization in Square Enix’s online manga magazine Manga UP! on 31st August 2022.
A drama CD adaptation of the franchise was released on 3rd December 2021.
High Card manga is ranked #32826 and is #34504 on popularity with 143 members on MyAnimeList
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HIGH CARD SEASON 2 PLOT
Studio Hibari is yet to confirm the plot for High Card Season 2, but once the series gets renewed, we can expect the stakes to be increased for the group.
We have already seen the power of the X-playing cards wherein the appearance is the same as playing cards, but the design reflects the ability of each.
Heart suite allows the Power to change one’s own body. The Club suite gives the power to control natural objects.
The diamond suite is brimming with individualistic and peculiar powers. Spade suite holds power to summon weapons.
High Card Season 2 characters will face more formidable challenges as new X-Playing cards which can’t be destroyed come to light.
Check out the Episode Guide for High Card season 1 below:
|High Card Episode 1||Mon Jan 09, 2023|
|High Card Episode 2||Mon Jan 16, 2023|
|High Card Episode 3||Mon Jan 23, 2023|
|High Card Episode 4||Mon Jan 30, 2023|
|High Card Episode 5||Mon Feb 06, 2023|
|High Card Episode 6||Mon Feb 13, 2023|
|High Card Episode 7||Mon Feb 20, 2023|
|High Card Episode 8||Mon Feb 27, 2023|
|High Card Episode 9||Mon Mar 06, 2023|
|High Card Episode 10||Mon Mar 13, 2023|
|High Card Episode 11||Mon Mar 20, 2023|
|High Card Episode 12||Mon Mar 27, 2023|
HIGH CARD CAST, CHARACTER, AND CREW
High Card anime is directed by Junichi Wada and scripted by Kazuhiko Inukai, Kenichi Yamashita, and Shingo Nagai.
Naoki Kuroyanagi is the series composer, and the characters are designed by Nozomi Kawano. Ryo Takahashi composes the music while The opening theme song is “Trickster” by Five New Old, and the ending theme song is “Squad!” by Meychan.
Animation is produced by Studio Hibari, who has previously worked on popular series like Duel Masters, Gargoyle of Yoshinaga House, and Happy Lesson Advance.
You can find the list of High Card characters and voice cast below:
|Finn Oldman||Gen Sato|
|Wendy Sato||Haruka Shiraishi|
|Leo Constantine Pinochle||Shun Horie|
|Chris Redgrave||Toshiki Masuda|
|Vijay Kumar Singh||Yuichiro Umehara|
|Bobby Ball||Chiharu Sawashiro|
|Theodore Constantine Pinochle||Daisuke Ono|
|Lindsey Betz||Eiji Hanawa|
|Bernard Symons||Kazuhiro Yamaji|
|Brandy Blumenthal||Mie Sonozaki|
|Owen Alldays||Nobunaga Shimazaki|
|Sugar Peas||Rie Takahashi|
|Lucky Lunchman||Shigeru Chiba|
|Brist Blitz Broadhurst||Shunsuke Takeuchi|
|Ban Klondike||Tomokazu Seki|
|Norman Kingstadt||Toshihiko Seki|
|Greg Young||Toshiyuki Morikawa|
|Iris Moise||Chinatsu Akasaki|
|Robert T Thousand||Jun Fukushima|
|Douglas Buttercup||Kenta Miyake|
|Julius Fourland||Kenta Sasa|
The series s’ first installment has certainly entertained fans, but The chances of High Card Season 2 look unlikely at the moment.