Kakegurui Creator’s High Card Goes It All With New Trailer
A new trailer introduces more of the characters and world of High Card, the new multimedia project from Kakegurui creator Homura Kawamoto.
A new trailer has been released for High card, the poker-focused gaming thriller from the creator of Kakegurui.
High card was originally revealed in June and is the next project of Homura Kawamoto, the writer behind the popular Kakegurui anime and manga. Kawamoto is developing the project with his brother, Hikaru Mino, who was a writer on the Kakegurui novelizations. High card is positioned as a multimedia franchise, which will tell its story through the mediums of manga, light novels and anime. The series is co-produced by Japanese publishing giant Kadokawa, acclaimed animation studio TMS, and electronics and pachinko company Sammy, better known outside of Japan for being the parent company of the video game publisher. Sega. The first release of the media series will apparently be an audio drama CD, which will be released in Japan on December 3. The premiere dates for the anime, manga, and other aspects of the franchise have yet to be announced.
In addition to High card, Kawamoto and Mino are also working with anime production company Aniplex on Build Divide – # 00000 (Code Black), which is also positioning itself as a cross-media franchise that covers both cartoons and games. This series is also produced in collaboration with Liden Films, the animation studio behind Tokyo Avengers, and Yuhodo, the design company that previously worked on popular collectible card games such as Weiss Schwarz and Vanguard of Card Battle.
In addition to all these new projects, Kawamoto will continue to write his most famous work, Kakegurui. Kawamoto created the popular game manga with illustrator Toru Naomura in 2014, which has now reached a circulation of over 5 million copies worldwide. The series takes place in the prestigious Hyakkaou Private Academy, an elite school where the richest and most powerful in Japan send their children to study. However, social status at school is not determined by family lineage or wealth, but by playing ability: the best players are allowed to run the school, while the losers are intimidated and are forced to play. do any demeaning tasks that other students ask them to do. to do. Things start to change at school when Yumeko Jabami, a young woman addicted to the thrill of putting herself in danger, transfers to school and begins playing against her best players.
Kakegurui was a surprise hit that was adapted into a two-season animated series by The attack of the Titans MAPPA studio. The series was also made into a live-action drama, which also aired in Japan for two seasons. Both the anime and the live-action series are available to stream on Netflix.
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