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High Score Girl

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Japanese: ハイスコアガール


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 14, 2018 to Sep 28, 2018
Premiered: Summer 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Warner Bros. Japan
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.121 (scored by 19,478 users)
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Ranked: #4202
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Popularity: #1584
Members: 54,222
Favorites: 567
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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

Onizuka, Chihiro
Oono, Makoto
Hidaka, Father


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 Di(e)stra(u)ction (放課後ディストラクション)" by Etsuko Yakushimaru

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Sep 28, 2018
Shirokuza (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 28, 2018
Stark700 (All reviews)
There’s often times when I feel a bit of nostalgia in life. Who doesn’t really? The 1990s may not be technological advanced compared to our current modern times but it had great music, a more relaxing atmosphere, and moments that we’ll never forget. I remember the days when people actually went to places like Blockbuster to rent home videos rather than binge watching Netflix. People weren't on their phones half the day. Nowadays, everything is just too convenient and people operate at their homes through the digital web. Why do I mention this?

It’s because High Score Girl made me feel a bit of that nostalgia. read more
Sep 28, 2018
VileKurata (All reviews)
High Score Girl is one of the theses seasonal shows that quietly snuck up on me at the of the Summer 18 season. It was a manga series done by Oshikiri, Rensuke and until mid August where it Netflix announced they will be streaming the series in December 2018 the show least for a short while was hanging around in obscure vile and even after that Netflix announced the series is still pretty obscure compared to almost every other anime from this summer season.

Fast forward to late September where I was done watching throwaway seasonal anime from this season like Angel Of Death, How to read more
Oct 2, 2018
Pipe (All reviews)
Summer 2018 will pass as one of the most mediocre seasons for me, but it was saved by High Score Girl.

The video game story concept is one of the most popular but also one of the most difficult to create. It requires an unusual plot to satisfy a difficult and demanding audience. Gladly, High Score Girl does a marvelous job and delivers one of the most amusement stories in this field. The series mixes the historical video game developing (the 90s) with an amazing plot where the memories of any gamer will have some empathy. In this world, we are all experts but also we read more


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