Hikaru Muno first made his writing debut in publishing practical guides and manuals. Since then, he has gone on to split his time working as both a full-time employee in the entertainment industry and as a writer. His writing has since expanded to works beyond manuals, and now includes novels, original comics, game scenarios, and analog game production as well. He is most known for his work on the internationally acclaimed Kakegurui series, which he worked to write with his brother, Homura Kawamoto. Muno and Kawamoto have worked to write and create numerous other works together, with their most recent project and endeavor being the HIGH CARD series.


After discovering that his orphanage was on the brink of closing due to financial stress, Finn, who was living freely on the streets, set out for a casino with the aim of making a fortune. However, nothing could have prepared Finn for the nightmare that was awaiting him. Once there, Finn encountered a car chase and bloody shootout caused by a man’s “lucky” card. 

Finn will eventually learn what the shootout was about. The world order can be controlled by a set of 52 X playing cards with the power to bestow different superhuman powers and abilities to the ones that possess them. With these cards, people can access the hidden power of the “buddy” that can be found within themselves. There is a secret group of players called High Card, who have been directly ordered by the King of Four Land to collect the cards that have been scattered throughout the kingdom while moonlighting as employees of the long-established car maker Pinochle. 

Scouted to become the group’s fifth member, Finn soon joins the players on a dangerous mission to find these cards. “All you need in life are manners, dignity, and the will to bet on your own life.” However, Who’s Who, a rival car maker obsessed with defeating Pinochle, and the Klondikes, an infamous Mafia family, stand in the way of the gang. A frenzied battle amongst these card-obsessed players, fueled by justice, desire, and revenge, is about to begin!

TMS Entertainment invites you to join HIGH CARD original authors Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno and producer Hiroki Okamoto at the world premiere screening of the upcoming series HIGH CARD. The premiere and panel event will take place Saturday, Nov 17 at 7 PM in Panel Room 1. Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno will also participate in signing sessions together on Saturday, Nov 17 at 5 PM and Sunday, Nov 20 at 11 AM.