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


Type: Manga
Volumes: 10
Chapters: 65
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 29, 2010 to Sep 25, 2018
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool, SeinenSeinen
Authors: Oshikiri, Rensuke (Story & Art)
Serialization: Big Gangan


Score: 8.061 (scored by 48954,895 users)
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Ranked: #5812
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Popularity: #917
Members: 14,258
Favorites: 393
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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.

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May 30, 2016
Bacchai (All reviews)
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
Oct 23, 2017
crapster_goh (All reviews)
This isn't a well known manga, but it is one of my favorite.

This is a story about pure childhood love, about how we behaved immaturely about our crushes when we in primary school, and how the characters relationships continue to develop over time, as they bond over their mutual obsession over games.

What really impressed me about the story was how the author managed to achieve such depth of character development, when the female lead NEVER utters a single word throughout the entire course of the manga. This makes the story cute and sweet, as the couple bond over games, and communicate through actions and expressions

Art: read more
Apr 28, 2014
Ranigad (All reviews)
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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