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High Score Girl

High Score Girl

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Synonyms: High Score Girl Continue
Japanese: ハイスコアガール


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Oct 25, 2010 to ?
Authors: Oshikiri, Rensuke (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Gangan


Score: 7.781 (scored by 774 users)
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Ranked: #16482
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Popularity: #2320
Members: 2,766
Favorites: 53
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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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High Score Girl was nominated for the 6th Manga Taishou Award and the 17th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2013. In the same year, it placed 2nd on the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! Top 20 Manga for Male Readers survey and ranked 9th for the Comic Natalie Grand Prize.

The series was put on hiatus between August 2014 and August 2015 due to copyright violation charges against publisher Square Enix by game company SNK Playmore for using characters from its games without permission. Serialization was resumed on July 25, 2016.

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Apr 28, 2014
A manga following the life of a game-addict and his life in the 80s/90s during the infancy of arcade and console games. A poor student, the protagonist spends nearly all his time thinking about and playing video games. One day, he is defeated at the arcade by a female classmate, sparking both a rivalry and friendship that is central to this manga.

The actual story takes a bit to take off, and feels very slow and unexciting until it does. However, once it does progress, you find yourself in the midst of a heartwarming relationship that you can't help but root for. The two main protagonists read more
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May 30, 2016
I was looking to chill for a bit and browsed around looking for a new manga to read. I ended up reading Hi Score Girl with at first not much hope for it : the theme seemed like some tweek of the ordinary, and the art, especially the design of the characters, suggested it was going to be a simple comedy.

I ended up feeling so enthusiastic about it that I'm a bit sorry to write about it while being so obviously biased. But in the meantime, I just want to tell how much I found this manga so surprisingly good. I'll push my qualms away read more
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Recent News

Manga 'High Score Girl' Gets Reprint, Resumes July 2016

Manga 'High Score Girl' Gets Reprint, Resumes July 2016

Square Enix has announced that Rensuke Oshikiri's manga series High Score Girl will resume serialization in the eighth issue of Big Gangan magazine of 2016, whi...read more

Manga 'High Score Girl' Resumes Publication

Manga 'High Score Girl' Resumes Publication

The official site of Square Enix announced that Rensuke Oshikiri's manga High Score Girl will resume publication after being on an indefinite hiatus since Augus...read more

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