High Score Girl

Hi Score Girl

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Japanese: ハイスコアガール
English: Hi Score Girl
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2018 to Sep 29, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Love PolygonLove Polygon, Romantic SubtextRomantic Subtext, SchoolSchool, Video GameVideo Game
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.761 (scored by 134619134,619 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #930
Members: 256,135
Favorites: 2,866

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The year is 1991, and arcade video games are the latest craze. Becoming a professional gamer is a far-fetched dream in an industry that has yet to spread its influence. Yet, that is the path sixth-grader Haruo Yaguchi wants to pursue. His aptitude for video games has earned him respect in local arcades and bestowed him with confidence and pride, both of which are shattered when fellow classmate Akira Oono easily defeats him in Street Fighter 2.

Akira is rich, pretty, and smart—as close as can be to a perfect girl. But Haruo had never cared about these things as, despite his multiple shortcomings as a person, his supremacy in video games was, in his mind, undisputed. So, now that someone has appeared who can rival him, part of Haruo cannot help but loathe her. Another part, however, itches for somebody who can compete with him on equal terms, and Akira is more than capable.

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Opening Theme

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"New Stranger" by sora tob sakana


Sep 28, 2018
Video games are games that use interaction with the user interface through images produced by video devices. Video games generally provide a reward system such as a score calculated based on the level of success achieved in completing tasks in the game.

The word "video" in "video games" initially refers to a raster display device. But with the use of the term "video game", now the word video game can be used to refer to games on any display device. The electronic systems used to run video games are called platforms, for example personal computers and game consoles.

taking the theme in the year one thousand nine ...
Oct 3, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I have been reading other opinions and positive praise around High Score Girl, but I still don't get why this is supposed to be so good and the savior of summer 2018 anime.

It's just a generic love story where the main dude is an over exaggerated character whose behavior is the outcome of "anime" and not any personality traits. The main female is perfect gamer and student, beautiful and ideal girl with tragic past story AKA a textbook example of a Mary Sue. There is also another girl in the series who creates the fallacy of harem, but she only appears in few episodes and ...
Feb 26, 2019
When talking about a show that leans this heavily into licensed content, I feel like there is one question that must be asked: Would the show still stand on it's own without the inclusion of this licensed content? Sadly, I believe the answer for High Score Girl would be no.

The first thing most people will notice when watching HSG is the particular art style J.C. went with. The show is largely CG, which I particularly don't mind, but to call the animation 'budget' would be putting it lightly. It's not horrendously bad enough to ruin the show single-handedly, but it certainly isn't doing it ...

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TV Anime 'High Score Girl' Gets Sequel

TV Anime 'High Score Girl' Gets Sequel

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'High Score Girl' Gets OVA Episodes

'High Score Girl' Gets OVA Episodes

The official Twitter account of J.C.Staff's High Score Girl posted an announcement video on Friday that reveals that the series will get three OVA episodes. The...read more

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