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High Score Girl

Alternative Titles

Japanese: ハイスコアガール


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
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Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: Unknown
Rating: None


Score: 7.351 (scored by 2,756 users)
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Ranked: #22682
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Popularity: #2459
Members: 24,475
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The year is 1991 and 6th grader Yaguchi Haruo only has video games to live for. He's not popular in school and he's neither handsome, funny, nice nor even friendly. The only thing he has going for him is that he is good at video games. One day at the local arcade, he plays Oono Akira, a fellow classmate but who's popular, smart, pretty and a rich girl that absolutely destroys him at Street Fighter II. Not only does he lose to her 30 times in a row, he can’t beat her at any game. Haruo can’t seem to shake Akira off as she follows him from arcade to arcade everyday after school and beats him every time. As weird as it sounds, the odd couple begins a strange bond and friendship.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Yamakawa, Yoshiki
Yakushimaru, Etsuko
Theme Song Performance
sora tob sakana
Theme Song Performance
Shimomura, Yoko

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"New Stranger" by sora tob sakana

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"Houkago Destruction (放課後ディストラクション)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru

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Aug 4, 2018
huntersushil (All reviews)
art: 8
background score: 10
character: 10
overall: 10

high score girl is a good anime i don't know what's up with the low score please ignore it. now coming to the review just 4 episodes in its my favorite anime of the year aside from the animation every thing is awesome. even though the story seems to be moving slowly but you never want it to end. the sweet budding romance between oono and yaguchi totally wants you to root for them. also the background score is good and the ending song is cute as hell. and it gets very emotional at the moment you least read more
Aug 3, 2018
Stusbu (All reviews)
I've been a fan of High Score Girl since the manga and I think the anime is a pretty good adaption of it overall. The score it currently has really doesn't suit it but it might be because it's not for everyone I personally think it's great due to the atmosphere, story, comedy and of course the retro video games.

The story takes place in 1991 when the main character, Haruo finds the rich quiet girl Ono, playing a game of Street Fighter 2 at an arcade and defeating everybody who challenges her, even our guy Haruo. Eventually through blood, sweat and cheap tactics Haruo steals read more
Aug 3, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
The title is as the anime suggests: a girl aiming for the high score...right??? Well, you're both right and wrong. In the midst of the slew of J.C.Staff's shows this Summer, this is the most quietest of the bunch, therefore receiving very little attention from the community, but is by no means a great nor bad show.

If you're an avid, classic gamer, this series should come as no surprise when talking about the story, which is rooted in the early 1990s where console and arcade games were all the rage with the gaming culture landscape, most notably rooted in the just-released Street Fighter II which read more
Aug 12, 2018
Vludi (All reviews)
High score girl is pretty much the best hommage to 90s gaming you'll find in the medium, more specifically about game center (arcade) culture. There is clearly knowledge and passion put into this by the original mangaka, as he wanted to portray more or less the atmosphere of 90s game center scene.

The plot itself while nothing special is a nice romantic comedy with three main characters: Haruo, a straightforward guy who all he has in his head are arcade games. Oono: a rich girl who is amazing at everything included games. Hidaka: a girl with no hobbies nor interests who gradually starts getting into read more


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