High Score Girl
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High Score Girl

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Synonyms: High Score Girl Continue
Japanese: ハイスコアガール
English: Hi Score Girl
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 65
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 29, 2010 to Sep 25, 2018
Genre: Comedy Comedy
Themes: Love Polygon Love Polygon, Romantic Subtext Romantic Subtext, School School
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Big Gangan
Authors: Oshikiri, Rensuke (Story & Art)


Score: 8.131 (scored by 64146,414 users)
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Ranked: #5232
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #965
Members: 17,889
Favorites: 485

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Haruo "Beastly Fingers" Yaguchi rules the arcade gaming scene, but beneath his famous identity as a pro gamer is a plain sixth grader with an uneventful life. Neither popular, smart, nor athletic, he excels in only one thing: video games. Haruo would rather spend hours at the local arcade honing his gaming skills than take his life and academics seriously.

One day, Haruo meets his match in fellow classmate Akira Oono. Akira is not the type of person to frequent an arcade: she has perfect grades, is well-loved, and comes from a wealthy background. Even so, not only is she able to score a 29-game win streak, but she also manages to beat Haruo seven times in a row. Eager to end her domination, Haruo duels Akira in Street Fighter 2 and resorts to underhanded tactics—which earns him a slap in the face from the shy girl. This encounter starts a strange and rocky relationship between the two rival gamers.

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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. On July 25, 2016, serialization was officially resumed, and revised editions of volumes 1 to 5 were released under the title High Score Girl Continue.

High Score Girl has been published in English as Hi Score Girl by Square Enix since February 25, 2020.

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Sep 9, 2022
Hi Score Girl is a manga made by a gamer for gamers. If you were not a gamer you wouldn’t understand many of the plots and jokes. I am a gamer, love video games, and grew up in the same period depicted in this manga. Thus, I loved this manga.

However, video game reference is not the only thing this manga offers. It is a quite good love story centered around video games. More amazingly the female protagonist does not talk at all during the entire 10-volume manga. And she is not mute. All her feeling are displayed through her facial expression and action.

Let’s ...
May 30, 2016
Preliminary (35/65 eps)
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 ...
Aug 14, 2021
I came into Hi Score Girl expecting a classic fighting game experience. Two people pushing each other to improve, at a competitive format all about putting in the time and effort to overcome those better than you. Maybe a dash of romance in there too. Unfortunately, it had the opposite balance. Hi Score Girl is certainly not in the vein of sports series about improving and competing; at its core it’s a love triangle romcom. A painfully bland one.

What does the fighting game backdrop add, then? Certainly not an in-depth look at the skills and mindset one develops to improve at competitive games. It’s mostly ...

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