Hi-Score Girl Anime Heads to EVO 2019 in Las Vegas

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The anime about being an arcade kid in the 90s is heading to the world's largest fighting game event. Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl is heading to EVO 2019 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on August 2-4.

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 froma round the world will compete for supremacy at Street Fighter V Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mortal Kombat II, Dragonball Fighter Z, Blazblue Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st], Samurai Shodown, and Soul Calibur VI.

Staff released a collaboration illustration and posters and t-shirts featuring the art will be on sale at the event.

Netflix U.S. began streaming the first season Hi-Score Girl on its streaming service on December 24. The first season premiered on television in Japan last July. The original video anime (OVA) episodes shipped on DVD and Blu-ray Disc in Japan in March. A second season will premiere in October.

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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