Yūichi Nakamura, Hiroki Yasumoto Join Cast of Hi Score Girl Anime
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri's Hi Score Girl manga revealed two more cast members on Saturday. Yūichi Nakamura will play Numata-sensei, and Hiroki Yasumoto will play Guile-san.
The show will premiere on Tokyo MX and BS11 on July 13 at 24:30 (effectively on July 14 at 12:30 a.m.), before airing later that evening on MBS.
The previously revealed cast members include:
- Kōhei Amasaki as Haruo Yaguchi
- Sayumi Suzushiro as Akira Ōno
- Yūki Hirose as Koharu Hidaka
- Kazuyuki Okitsu as Kōtarō Miyao
- Daiki Yamashita as Genta Doi
- Daria Midō as Chihiro Onizuka
- Satomi Arai as Namie Yaguchi
- Shizuka Itou as Moemi Gōda
- Chō as Jiiya
- Chinatsu Akasaki as Makoto Ōno
- Tomokazu Sugita as Elementary School Homeroom Teacher
- Kana Ueda as Tōno-sensei
- Taketora as Koharu's Father
- Houchu Ohtsuka as Narrator
Yoshiki Yamakawa (Hells, Kill Me Baby, Little Busters!) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff. Tatsuhiko Urahata (Hajime no Ippo, Saki, Tsuredure Children) is in charge of series composition. Michiru Kuwabata (Penguin no Mondai, Danchi Tomoo) is drawing the character designs. Yūsuke Suzuki is the CG director. Yoko Shimomura (Street Fighter II, Final Fight, Final Fantasy XV, Napping Princess) is composing the music. Yuji Matsukura is credited for animation supervision. Tomoyasu Sakakibara (Monster Strike The Movie, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic) is credited as CGI producer, and Shogakukan Music & Digital Entertainment is credited for CGI. sora tob sakana is performing the opening theme song "New Stranger."
The story of the "90s arcade romantic comedy" manga begins in 1991, during the heyday of the 2D fighting game boom. Sixth-grader Haruo 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.