Hi-Score Girl Anime Heads to EVO Japan 2019

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

The anime about being an arcade kid in the 90s is heading to Japan's largest fighting game event. Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl is heading to EVO Japan 2019 at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center on February 15‐17, 2019.

The story of the "90s arcade romantic comedy" series begins in 1991, during the heyday of the 2D fighting game boom. The anime is a perfect fit for the event that represents the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world. The best players in Japan will compete for supremacy at Tekken 7, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, and Soul Calibur 7.

Staff will announce details about the collaboration at a later date.

Netflix U.S. announced on Tuesday that it will premiere Hi-Score Girl on its streaming service on December 24.

The story follows sixth-grader Haruo who spends practically his entire day at an arcade in the seedy part of town, oblivious to the world around him. However, one day at his usual arcade, he encounters Akira, his female classmate with good grades and money. She may look out of place at the arcade, but she is actually a top-class gamer. Akira completely outmatches Haruo in one Street Fighter II round after another, and their relationship develops from this unlikely encounter.

Source: Comic Natalie

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