Hi-Score Girl II Voice Actors Try Out PC Engine Mini

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl is all about hanging out in arcades in the 90s and trying out the best cabinets of the era. The series' second season is heading to Netflix after it premieres on October 25 but its voice actors Kōhei Amasaki (Haruo) and Hiroki Yasumoto (Guile-san) tried out some of the classics on the soon-to-be-released PC Engine Mini console. The game system is the latest retro all-in-one release following similar builds of the NES, SNES, and Sega Genesis.

Amasaki and Yasumoto appeared in the "High Score Girl Game Live Dojo” program on October 3. An earlier edition of the program aired on September 27. In the PC Engine Mini video, the pair try out Splatter House, Genpei Tōma Den and more. You can watch the video for free on the OpenREC streaming service here.

Konami's PC Engine Mini will hit store shelves in North America, Europe, and Japan on March 19, 2020 with over 20 games built in. The original PC Engine console launched in Japan in 1987, and then debuted in the United States in 1989. The console eventually spawned several variants including portable versions and versions equipped with CD-ROM drives.

Hi-Score Girl has previously promoted gaming events, including EVO in Las Vegas and Japan. 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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