High Card Episode 1: Release Date, Preview & Streaming Guide

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High Card Episode 1 Release Date It is a Showdown!! Are You Ready
The game of life and death

Anime has always taught fans that a person is only alive when he is willing to fight for the dearest things to him, something he can’t even imagine his life without. It is the kind of anime plotline we all grew up with, and even though there are a lot of new themes and narratives these days, it is always good to hit home once in a while.

The last year, i.e. 2022, was great for the anime and manga industry as we saw a lot of different varieties and themes to experiment from. With Blue Lock becoming a global hit, people have again started to remember the past Haikyuu and Kuro no Basket days.

You must wonder if I am here just trying to remind you of the good old days of anime, but there is more. The good news is that fans are going to get all of this in an amazing upcoming anime where it is the protagonist fights and gives it his all to save his home.

It has the classic kind of shonen vibes with a new and modern hit, it is going to be released soon, and people have already rooted for it to become the number one anime of 2023, just by seeing the snippets of it. But as they, just a little taste of the greatest tells you the story.

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What is the New Anime “High Card” All About? A Complete Synopsis

Fin used to spend his day resting on the streets and roaming around, meeting new people and hanging out with the old ones, everything was going smoothly and he was quite happy with it, with no regrets or dissatisfaction. He was like a ray of sunshine to the people around him. 

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It was going like this until he got to know that the orphanage he lived in was going to shut down because of a financial crisis. Seeing his home getting lost like this broke his heart completely but he couldn’t just sit around and just cry about it.

High Card Episode 1 Release Date It is a Showdown!! Are You Ready
This is what we call an “X-Playing Card”

He decides to try his luck out at a casino in the hope that he will get filthy rich and save his orphanage. However, nice guys always have the hardest route, a literal hell was waiting for him at the casino, where he had encountered a car chase and a bloody shootout just because of a lucky card a man possessed. 

Turns out the shootout had more to it than just greed and blood, which he would find out later in the story, it is shown that the world he lives in isn’t as free as he thought. The 52 X-Playing cards are the remote controller of it, whoever possesses them is the new king of the place.

High Card Episode 1 Release Date It is a Showdown!! Are You Ready
losing the cards was the biggest mistake

The one who has the cards has the power to hand down superhuman abilities to anyone he wants and just sit back and enjoy the riches while the superhumans do the dirty work for him. These people will be able to discover different types of “buddies” within them. 

It is unfolded that there is a secret organization that works directly for the King of Fourland and has the sole goal of finding these cards. It is called High Card, and all of its members are disguised as workers of the luxurious carmaking shop of Pinochle. 

High Card Episode 1 Release Date It is a Showdown!! Are You Ready
He got to the dark truth behind everything that was going on

With the intention to become a member, he joins the group hastily and plays with them the dangerous game of hide and seeks that might even cost him his life midst of all this. Nobody knows who is who and who might betray them in their time of need.

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The enemy-ous car maker has the desire to take Pinochle’s position in the market, and on the other hand, an infamous mafia gang, Klondikes are trying to stop these hungry-for-the-cards players who are doing it for justice, desire, and the need for revenge.

High Card Episode 1 Release Date: It is a Showdown!! Are You Ready?

High Card Episode 1 Release Date is 9 January 2023. Title of the episode is It is a Showdown!! Are You Ready? Release times for the episode are

  • Mon, 9 January 2023 at 8:00 pm in Tokyo 9 (JST),
  • Mon, 9 January 2023 at 5:00 am Central Time (US & Canada),
  • Mon, 9 January 2023 at 6:00 am Eastern Time (US & Canada),
  • Mon, 9 January 2023 at 4:30 pm in New Delhi (IST),
  • Sun, 8 January 2023 at 11:00 pm International Date Line West,
  • Mon, 9 January 2023 at 5:00 am in Central America,
  • Mon, 9 January 2023 at 7:00 am Atlantic Time (Canada), and
  • Mon, 9 January 2023 at 7:00 pm in Beijing (CST).

High Card Episode 1 Streaming Details 

High Card will be available on Crunchyroll after the official release date stated above for different regions. It is the official streaming platform for this anime along with many other such intriguing and amazing anime. It is also home to a lot of different manga series. 

By Sneha Debnath

You is the constant, We is the variable.

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