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Oct 25, 2019 9:27 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Whoa, that OP song has some dramatic moments. (along with the usual video game gimmicks)

Really happy to see this anime on TV again with Akira at school and some of the other familiar characters. Street Fighter at the arcade is also back! This series always gave me an old school feeling with that game. The show still makes me laugh a lot especially when Haruo got slapped lol
 
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Oct 25, 2019 5:45 PM

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Where am I? Too much time has passed since the prequel, and mingled with reading manga, I totally lost the current status.
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Oct 26, 2019 7:03 AM
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Oct 26, 2019 9:00 AM

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half of the episode was basically just a recap of the previous season in form of Oono's memories, the other half tho.. Koharu turned tsundere and seems like something is stirring up

also, really enjoy the new op. visually as aesthetically pleasing as the first one and vocals are spot-on

 
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Oct 26, 2019 10:53 AM

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Kind of a recap but instead of replaying the scenes from the last season, it retells the story from the girls' perspectives and also gave us something new. It's pretty good. Totally a nostalgic show for me even though I was never quite a gamer.

The only thing I feel bad about it is that this season is gonna have only 9 episodes.
 
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Oct 26, 2019 11:44 AM
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Kind of a recap but instead of replaying the scenes from the last season, it retells the story from the girls' perspectives and also gave us something new. It's pretty good. Totally a nostalgic show for me even though I was never quite a gamer.

The only thing I feel bad about it is that this season is gonna have only 9 episodes.
Yep, I guess the 3 ep ova is part of season 2.
 
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Oct 26, 2019 4:47 PM

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What? Why is this starting up at 7.61? I was hoping that HSG could be head-to-head with Chihaya, F/GO or BnHA, what a disappointment.

Yes, half the chapter was some kind of recap; but that's how a good recap is done.

Well, I loved the episode, anyway.
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Oct 26, 2019 6:44 PM

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What? Why is this starting up at 7.61? I was hoping that HSG could be head-to-head with Chihaya, F/GO or BnHA, what a disappointment.

Yes, half the chapter was some kind of recap; but that's how a good recap is done.

Well, I loved the episode, anyway.
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Oct 26, 2019 7:34 PM

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I still don't understand why they're dragging this for too long, Hidaka has been losing and highly doubt she can win against Ōno.

This should've just taken a single season to conquer. Also the animation is still terrible.
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Oct 26, 2019 7:51 PM
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I still don't understand why they're dragging this for too long, Hidaka has been losing and highly doubt she can win against Ōno.

This should've just taken a single season to conquer. Also the animation is still terrible.


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Oct 26, 2019 9:34 PM

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The flashback scenes from Akira's perspective in the first half was really nostalgic.

The later half was quite funny. Hidaka is still mad at haruo but she looks so cute when sulking and that slap lol must have hurt.

Anyway both the Oono sisters and Hidaka are in Haruo's room, a storm's coming lol.
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Oct 26, 2019 10:42 PM

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Nice startooooo , oh yes...

Also good OP & ED....

But only 9eps? wtf....

PS: DAT SLAP!!! was Critical Dmg, lol..
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Oct 26, 2019 11:47 PM

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I didn't remember older Oono at all. Lol at the heavy atmosphere in his room with both his girls thinking they were gonna get to monopolize him.

Enjoyable start, I'm glad it's back.
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Oct 27, 2019 1:33 AM

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This is one of my favorite moments from the series. Really enjoyable being in Oono's perspective and seeing her fall in love with video games.
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Oct 27, 2019 1:49 AM

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CHC said:
Kind of a recap but instead of replaying the scenes from the last season, it retells the story from the girls' perspectives and also gave us something new. It's pretty good. Totally a nostalgic show for me even though I was never quite a gamer.

The only thing I feel bad about it is that this season is gonna have only 9 episodes.
Yep, I guess the 3 ep ova is part of season 2.

Episode 13 to 15 were aired every Friday of this month and episode 16, this is the first episode of season 2, was aired the next Friday. So 12 episodes are going to be aired every Friday in a row. Actually, I didn't know episode 13 to 15 were OVA.
 
Oct 27, 2019 3:02 AM

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Superb episode.
Based on the ending I'm expecting something "extra".
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Oct 27, 2019 3:38 AM

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Awesome start! I'm so glad we're getting a 2nd Season of this!

Cool Op with really nice visual aesthetics and the song itself is quite nice! I like how they're keeping up the same theme as the first Op. Whereas the ED is a super song and the visuals are seriously curious-striking too! Is that an older version of Oono?

Man, Oono's sister is just fabulous and great props to the VA too! We finally got to see how she abandoned the responsibilities too, I figured it'd be something of this sort lol. Sweet little recap from Oono's perspective while connecting a few dots from the past, great stuff!

Second half was just as good really! Hidaka's shifted to Tsundere-y xD and those awkward moments were crazy hilarious, especially those silence moments xD. Haruo getting slapped twice too, lol he's definitely stacking up those slaps early up this season. Lol @ him casually eating snacks though *face palm*, gah I can't wait to see what'll happen next!
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Oct 27, 2019 5:58 AM
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So wait does that mean that this season only being 9 episodes + the first episode mostly being a eacap episode mean that the manga won't be finished this season and we'll have to wait for the eternal season 3 last season ending that we will never get.

Hopefully that doesn't happen....
 
Oct 27, 2019 6:17 AM

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Good episode. Not sure yet if the recap really was necessary - but seeing it from Oonos point of view was nice. (I think that's why they made this - to prepar for char development on her side.) A bit weird though that she was immediately that strong at arcade games. I think they want us to understand that the piano and koto stuff gave her skills in using the fingers. Then again some of those special moves need the correct combo. (Maybe she saw that from just watching.)

End was interesting with all the girls there and the older sister helping. I hope we get to hear Oonos voice and maybe some more of her point of view. Otherwise Haruo will have to "attack" or his mother will have to push him. :D

I doubt Hidaka will get relevant again as romance interest. Might help to encourage Oono though - if she notices her as rival and gets conscious of her own feelings.

Edit: I hope they'lll do a full adaption. Would be super weird to bait the fans with a 2nd season when the manga is finished ... just to stop having the need for another 1-cour 3rd season to complete it ... and then never doing that. Hopefully directly a "to be continued" at the end of this season if not everything is adapted by then.
 
Oct 27, 2019 7:17 AM
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9 episodes and the first is a recap - not a good look.
 
Oct 27, 2019 8:00 AM

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Great first episode. Reminded me how much i love this anime. Only 9 episodes is a shame, but i assume they're going to just adapt the rest of the manga to its end.
 
Oct 27, 2019 12:00 PM
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Great to see High Score Girl back in the fray; this season is just spectacular overall.

At 5:30, one of my favorite video games of all time (that is actually worth a decent amount despite its age and is hard to find) - Bubble Bobble. What an underrated gem...
 
Oct 27, 2019 12:27 PM
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Awesome high score girl is finally back the tension between Ono and Hidaka lol
 
Oct 27, 2019 1:06 PM

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very good that high score girl is back! almost half of the episode is akira flashback. and finally we come into shuraba!
but im a bit worried that all street scenes are pulled down to flash anime level, is it out of budget now?
 
Oct 27, 2019 2:45 PM

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Great first episode! ^^ I already missed this show <3
 
Oct 27, 2019 3:28 PM

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I was hyped so much for high score girl S2 but it was a so boring first episode, seriously a recap for a 9 eps season...
 
Oct 27, 2019 4:07 PM

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So its a 9 episodes season and the first one is hakf a recap, I feel disappointed
Hope we will have a real ep next time
Still very nice to watch tho

 
Oct 27, 2019 5:24 PM

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I can relate to Oono who choose heroes that less people playing it. There is an excitement there when you can prove that those heroes are worth to play.

I don't know why the 2nd season only got 9 episode, but since the war is technically over from the OVA, the only left is to make Oono and Yaguchi a couple.
 
Oct 27, 2019 5:56 PM

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what a BORING episode... not even the repetition of Oono punch made me laugh this time, yawn lol

also, 9 episodes? really?
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Oct 27, 2019 7:37 PM
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just can't wait for the next ep
 
Oct 27, 2019 7:54 PM

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That was a cute way to recap everything. And a tense way to conclude the ep lol.
 
Oct 27, 2019 8:53 PM

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really2 good episode tho, the way they recap this episode was actually clever, and boy 9 episode only is too short :(
 
Oct 27, 2019 10:47 PM
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It felt we were in a time warp viewing events from different perspectives almost at random
 
Oct 27, 2019 11:56 PM

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EPIC EPISODE!
so much awkwardness! it's suffocating even for me! it it was very exciting to watch! hahah!
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Oct 28, 2019 5:09 PM

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Great to have this show back. Seems like a recap of sorts, even though this is after the Extra Stage OVAs which were supposedly to continue the story from where Season 1 left off. Even as I see fit as a Season 2 Episode 4 of sorts, this was a choice to see fit of rememberance.

Looks like the Oono household is too strained by THE SAME Mori-sensei "dictatorship" that the daughters are confined to. The older sister, too lazy to give up. But for Akira the younger sister, it's a heavy burden, and the arcade is her getaway.

AND REMEMBER, THAT'S ALL BEFORE she met Haruo.

After that, we all know how all that went. The love for arcades, forebearing the love-hate relationship between both of them. Plus not forgetting about rival Hidaka too.

Pretty wanting to expect more involvement in these 8 episodes!
 
Oct 28, 2019 7:07 PM

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felt like a recap episode with a dash of new season!
 
Oct 29, 2019 6:53 AM

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Was kinda confused in the flashback. She might be in elementary school but doesn't really seem that smaller compared to her higher school self lol.

Also she learned how to play in 1 sitting? Anyone that plays fighting games knows that is impossible.
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Oct 29, 2019 1:15 PM
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Haruo's room is a time bomb, hahaha.
 
Oct 29, 2019 8:49 PM

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CHC said:
Kind of a recap but instead of replaying the scenes from the last season, it retells the story from the girls' perspectives and also gave us something new. It's pretty good. Totally a nostalgic show for me even though I was never quite a gamer.

The only thing I feel bad about it is that this season is gonna have only 9 episodes.


It was good to know how it all started for Ono, although nothing was a surprise -- except the part where we know the reason why she chose Zangief and all the big guys.

This is where something previously unseen happens: we get to know Akira Ono's thoughts, even if in a somewhat allegoric way through Zangief.

I totally dig Guile and Zangief in this series, btw
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Oct 30, 2019 11:02 PM
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Not a talky person on this site really, but this is the best 'next season' ep1 closing moment I can remember.
I know that's a little niche, but it got me in one instant.
 
Oct 30, 2019 11:27 PM

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I fell in love with Makoto from the beginning of the episode.

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Oct 31, 2019 11:14 AM

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I didn't think they could ever match up S1's op but damn i love the new op too.

I just hate the fact that i have to watch this on dumbass pirate sites where even the 1080p version looks like it was compressed by 2006 unregistered hypercam 3.
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Nov 1, 2019 11:58 PM

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Now this is the kind of recap episode/scenes I can get behind. Play around with the storytelling instead slapping scenes together like a bunch of lazy hacks.
Too bad this season has only 9 episodes, but I guess it's better than nothing.
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I fell in love with Makoto from the beginning of the episode.

Da yo ne~~~ *trollface*

The way she said all those "da yo ne" was funny as hell. It's like her VA was channeling some of her Oribe from Kill Me Baby.
 
Nov 3, 2019 9:03 PM
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Finally, High Score Girl is back!

It started with Onoo's past flashback, i kind afelt bad for how strick it was, and she managed to discouver arcades to get some enjoyment!

Also with flashback about Oono and Haruo relationship, it was really touching!

Hidaka appeared in second half, with a notable attitude towards Haruo!

Haruo's friend invited Hidaka to come with them to Haruo's house, who have guessed that Oono was there aswell! That tension in Haruo's bedroom was really intense, looking forward to see what Hidaka is planing to speak!

Btw, Also glad that oono have a litle more freedom!

Opening was nice, with same style a last season, Ending was also good!
 
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Great episode and hidaka is still fighting for yaguchi. The ending cut destroyed me, can't wait for 2nd episode.
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Nov 19, 2019 7:28 PM
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This is so fucking cute. Im so glad this show exists. I love that time goes by and they age.
 
Nov 27, 2019 7:45 PM

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Nice little flashback/back story to start. I thought it was so sweet how Haruo thought to get a snack for his mom when the plan was to get snacks for him and his friends to eat. Pretty weird spot to end the ep on tho.
 
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That recap in the form of Ono's PoV was genius and darn adorable to see, a great reintroduction to what had previously happened.
I have only seen S1 in September, but it is good to see the show make and in full glory.
Laughed a lot with that ending.
 
Dec 23, 2019 8:22 PM
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I waited too long for this! Season 2 , firstly the opening has the same vibez and they added Hidaka into it this time!

Good start for 2nd season, though more things are going to happen now haha. Hidaka looks so much mature than Akira but damn im still conflicted about this cuz like they both good heroine but unfortunately for side girl she aint got no chance.

Akira’s sister is so cute too! Her personality is so wacky lmao
 
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Wow, Koharu changed after some years. And we have a brief recap of s1 from Oono's point of view.

I hope that this season keep the quality from s1.
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