Together with TMS Entertainment and Sammy, KADOKAWA has launched a new mixed media project HIGH CARD. Based on the theme of poker, the project plans to develop various media, such as anime, comicalization, and novelization, as well as cooperate with Summy’s new entertainment service “m” for Texas hold ’em, the most popular poker game in the world. world.
HIGH CARD in the title means a combination of five cards that play no role in poker, the so-called “No Pair”. HIGH CARD’s original story world is created by Homura Kawamoto, the writer of the gambling-themed Kakegurui manga story, Hikaru Muno, the author of the Kakegurui and TMS Entertainment novelizations, who has produced many series of anime masterpieces such as Lupine The Third and Detective Conan.
A lead image drawn by the project’s character designer, Ebimo, is revealed. She says: “This time I designed a lot of characters and I am sure you will enjoy seeing the beautiful costumes and accessories that appear. This main image also includes much of the worldview of HIGH CARD! The setting and the story are full of elements which I personally love, so as a fan I look forward to it.
「HIGH CARD」メディアミックスプロジェクト始動！⁰原作：TMS×河本ほむら×武野光⁰キャラクターデザイン：えびも— HIGH CARD (@highcard_pj) June 9, 2021
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TMS is one of the oldest and most famous anime studios in Japan, best known for numerous anime franchises such as Lupine the Third, The Rose of Versailles, Anpanman, Detective Conan, Monster Rancher, Hamtaro, Sonic X, D.Gray-man , Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple, Obake no Q-Taro (until 1972) and Bakugan Battle Brawlers and the feature films Golgo 13: The Professional, Akira and Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland.
Along with animation work for Western animation such as Inspector Gadget, The Real Ghostbusters, Rainbow Brite, DuckTales, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Tiny Toon Adventures, Batman: The Animated Series, Animaniacs and Spider-Man: The Animated Series.
Source – KADOKAWA press release via Crunchyroll