Homura Kawamoto is a renowned manga author and is one of the few whose works have been serialized by most of Japan’s leading publishers. His work has been published by the likes of Shueisha, Shogakukan, Kodansha, KADOKAWA, SQUARE ENIX, Akita Shoten, and Comix. He is most known for being the original author and creator of the internationally acclaimed, psychologically thrilling, gambling series Kakegurui, which currently boasts a cumulative circulation of over 6 million copies. The series has become an immensely popular mixed-media franchise, and has undergone numerous adaptations, including TV animation, live-action dramas, live-action movies, and spin-off animations. Homura Kawamoto’s latest project is the original series HIGH CARD. He is both in charge of the creation and development of the original work for the entire project and the original comic HIGH CARD – ♦ 9 No Mercy, which is currently being serialized in Manga UP! (Square Enix). Homura Kawamoto is Hikaru Muno’s older brother. They have worked together to write and create Kakegurui, HIGH CARD, and other works together.

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.