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: 7.771 (scored by 136622136,622 users)
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Ranked: #11232
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #939
Members: 259,478
Favorites: 2,895

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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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Dec 10, 2022
There are two main things about this anime that make it deserving of the masterpiece rating, this anime is not groundbreaking, it's themes are not world-shattering, but it doesn't need to be, because it's set out to be a feel-good anime about adolescent romance and video games, and it achieved it's goal.

The romance in this anime is fantastic, it's over the top and goofy, but it still feels real, Ono and Haruo are stupid kids and they <i>act</i> like stupid kids. They're abysmal at mature communication, made worse since Haruo just kind of has to intuit everything Ono is thinking, and they're both hot-headed nerds ...
Aug 3, 2023
Mixed Feelings
The fact that Akira Oono is never say anything really put me off. Why would a highly intelligent girl such as Akira never say anything at all from episode 1 until the last episode? What is the-- author of this story-- need to make the character this way? What is the reason? Dramatic effect? It only make things superficial and one sided. Even a single word such as “hi” or “arigatou” never heard from her. It always facial expression and all the character near him say tremendously long sentence and long phrase, and sometimes it just represents her.

No. I don’t need movie like this. Koharu ...
Nov 12, 2023
I still don't know what force of nature compelled me to watch this entire thing because it was an absolute waste of time. This show falls flat in basically every way and I was just in disbelief from how bad this show was.

The characters, dialogue, animation, art style, and story were just so poorly made and boring. There is nothing compelling about any characters, some being annoying and others painfully cringey. The main character we follow around is a total loser and not the kind that is funny or relatable but instead obnoxious and stupid. He constantly talks about how video games are all ...

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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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